item 962654 Scott 653 vertical gutters Zoom

Scott 653 mint block 6 full vertical gutter (bottom pair NH) unlisted! 1/2c 1929 E$750

Scott 653 mint block 6 full vertical gutter (bottom pair NH) unlisted! 1/2c 1929 E$750

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $125.00

Now only: $100.00

Product Description


Scott 653, 1/2c Nathan Hale, rotary press, 1929.  Mint block of 6, two nearly-complete horizontal pairs with vertical gutters between, original gum, top previously hinged, bottom gutter pair never hinged. Minor gum soak lower left, not affecting either of the scarce gutter pairs and mentioned for accuracy.

Scott only lists and catalogs horizontal gutter pairs (this format unlisted/unvalued.)  An extremely scarce item and an important piece for the specialist. The horizontal gutter pairs catalog $150 hinged (est $210 NH,) so a block of those might retail at $550 or so.  However, this being a much scarcer and unlisted format, it should retail much higher than that.

2014 Scott Specialized catalog value: N/A
Estimated cash value: $500-$750+

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962654
Condition Mint - OG
Centering Avg/F
Certificate Uncertified
Characteristic EFO (error, freak, oddity)

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Any uncertified (single) stamp that I sell may be placed on "extension" while a certificate of expertization is obtained. In addition, stamps with existing certificates issued prior to January 1, 2014 may be placed on extension for a new certificate. Individual stamps from a larger lot may not be placed on extension, unless prior approval has been obtained. The following procedure must be followed for all extensions:

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