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Special Handling specialized study in binder, fabulous!

Special Handling specialized study in binder, fabulous!

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Product Description


Binder with approximately 250 items, a very complete study of the Special Handling stamps (Scott QE1//QE4.)  Mint & used, shade varieties, precancels, handful of EFO’s (including die varieties,) a nearly-complete group of plate blocks and plate number singles (virtually every number/position,) etc.  Condition overall is well above the norm with many VF (and many better than that,) and a high percentage of the mint being NH.

Highlights include QE1/QE1a plate blocks (every known number in a matched set including both “F” and “non-F” tops!), plus plate number singles (all plate numbers and positions!), QE2/QE2a plate blocks (every number & position w/ both “F” and “non-F” tops – missing just F19560 for completion) plus plate number singles (all plate numbers & positions!), QE3/QE3a plate blocks (every number & position including both “F” and “non-F” tops – missing just 2 positions for completion) plus plate number singles (all plate numbers and positions,) QE4 and QE4a blocks, QE4/QE4 plate number singles (all plate numbers and positions), QE4 some varieties from plate #17103 (“AT” joined (x2) plus scarce “AT” and “TA” joined,) 7 plate blocks (all different numbers/positions, each XF VLH & CV $250 each – a choice group!)

The retail potential if broken down would be immense, as many of these are choice & NH, but I’m going to offer it intact as it’s so close to being a “complete” group it would be a shame to undo what undoubtedly took so long to accomplish. 

2016 Scott catalog value/retail value is approximately $8,000++, but condition is WAY above average & resale potential would be a very high percentage of that number (and above that for many of the individual items.)  Estimated cash value: $4,000-$5,000++.  Great opportunity to start a specialized study of this manageable area.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 960954
Large Lot Type Specialized

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: