961910 Scott 96 var Zoom

Scott 96 var 10c very thin paper 1868 used jumbo graded PSE certificate FINEST KNOWN?

Scott 96 var 10c very thin paper 1868 used jumbo graded PSE certificate FINEST KNOWN?

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Regular Price: $600.00

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Product Description


Scott 96 var, 10c Washington, F-grill, very thin paper variety, 1868.  Used single, black geometric cancel, sound in all respects.  Graded 2012 PSE certificate (VF-XF 85J.)  

Fabulous stamp with very large margins and intact perfs (very difficult for issue.)  Only 12 used jumbos for the NORMAL Scott 96 certified by PSE (and only 7 higher than 85J) as of November 2014.

Nothing even remotely compares to this stamp. The closest I could find was this Siegel auction lot from 2000 (realized $1,092.50 including buyers premium.)  An amazingly rare and undervalued stamp, undoubtedly one of the finest (if not THE finest) used "very thin paper" Scott 96 varieties in existence.

2015 Scott Specialized catalog value: $270+++

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 961910
Condition Used
Centering VF/XF
Certificate Graded Certificate, PSE
Characteristic Paper variety, EFO (error, freak, oddity), Jumbo

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.

The following expertization services are acceptable: