item 962719 Scott J9 Zoom

Scott J9 unused 2c Postage Due Special Printing 2 PFC's rare SCV $19,000

Scott J9 unused 2c Postage Due Special Printing 2 PFC's rare SCV $19,000

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $3,500.00

Now only: $2,400.00

Product Description


Scott J9, 2c Postage Due, deep brown Special Printing, 1879.  Unused single, no gum.  Inconsequential light thinning in the bottom margin in no way detracts.  2013 Philatelic Foundation certificate and 1972 Philatelic Foundation certificate.

Scott states that 1,362 of these were sold, but most experts now agree that regular issues are included in that total (an article by Mooz that appeared in the USPCS Chronicle #170 is included.)  Actual quantities of the 1c, 2c and 3c special printings are undoubtedly MUCH lower.  It's now estimated that only ~100 of these were ever issued.

An exceedingly rare stamp, missing in all but the very advanced collections, showing the characteristic very deep brown shade and crisp impression.  The recent (2013) PF certificate is important, as some stamps that received good certs long ago would no longer be identified as special printings today...

Many of the genuine special printings are without gum (or have disturbed gum) and are poorly centered and faulty.  This stamp is actually pretty typical for the issue... Even "fillers" (like this no gum, faulty example with straight edge, hinge translucency and rounded corner) tend to fetch lofty prices all things considered (that stamp sold for $2,530.  This stamp is much nicer and would retail over $5,000.)

2014 Scott Specialized catalog value: $19,000
Estimated cash value: $4,000-$5,000

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962719
Condition Unused - NG/RG
Centering F
Certificate PFC
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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