961226 Scott 85B Zoom

Scott 85B unused 2c Z-grill 1867 fresh/bright scarce stamp! CV $6,750

Scott 85B unused 2c Z-grill 1867 fresh/bright scarce stamp! CV $6,750

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $850.00

Now only: $700.00

Product Description


Scott 85B, 2c Jackson, Z-grill, 1867.  Unused (no gum) single.  Tiny (1 mm) thin speck in grill area, mentioned for utmost accuracy, plus a few slightly shorter perfs (I've seen worse not get called on certs...)

Very scarce stamp, missing in virtually every unused collection I see.  Well-centered for issue with very fresh/bright appearance and well-formed grill showing clear horizontal ridges (guaranteed genuine Z-grill.) 

A very similar example (small faults, similar centering) sold for $1,323 back in a 2005 Siegel auction (sale 891, lot 2407) but the catalog value back then was only $4,000.   A similar "percentage" realization today would be >$2,200.

2015 Scott catalog value: $6,750 (as no gum)

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 961226
Condition Unused - NG/RG
Centering F/VF
Certificate Uncertified
Characteristic No

Extension/Expertization Policy

Expertization/Extension Policy

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, 2015 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:

  • All lots must be paid for in advance and the lot will ship once payment clears. Upon receipt, please examine the item. If you agree with my description but want a certificate, then...
  • You must notify me (preferably at time of purchase) that you are requesting a certificate and we must agree on a 3rd party service (APEX, PF, PSAG and PSE are acceptable) to do the certification. This notification must occur within 7 days of receipt but in no event later than 30 days from the purchase date. The item must be submitted within 7 days of receipt, but in no event later than 30 days from the sale.
  • You submit the item as the rightful owner and pay any certification and postage costs required at that time.
  • If the item comes back with an opinion stating "not genuine", with a different identification (different Scott number), or with faults not originally described, you may return the lot and I will reimburse your purchase price plus the cost of the certificate (up to 20% of the purchase price or $100, whichever is lower). The stamp must not be marked in any way, and must be returned in the original condition (not encapsulated). Express service premiums are not reimbursable. Certificate costs are not refundable if the service cannot render an opinion, or if a graded certificate disagrees with any statement regarding grade or estimated grade.
  • Upon receipt of the returned stamp and certificate, I will credit your account (as defined in (4) above) within 24 hours. You can leave the money on account to apply toward future purchases, or request a refund, in which case funds will be sent within 2 business days.

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