961823 stockbook Zoom

Stockbook filled with US, lots of value!

Stockbook filled with US, lots of value!

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Product Description


A stockbook filled with maybe a thousand mostly used US with a concentration in the late 19th and early 20th Century.  Pretty obviously of European origin, so a little heavier in denominations that would have made it overseas (5c stamps like Scott 179/185/205/216,223/254/270/281, 10c like 226/258/273, 15c like 259/274, etc.)

The earliest item I spotted was an attractive top-margin Scott 11, then a couple other higher-CV earlies (like Scott 71, 115, etc.,) but most of the items (and value) are from the 1870-1920 era.  My quick & conservative “back of the napkin” calculation guarantees the 2015 CV will exceed $9,000, but you’ll need to do a lot of watermarking, identifying and sorting work to arrive at the real number (which could be significantly higher than that – I’m guessing that you’ll end up with $10,000-$12,500+ when all is said and done but that’s only a guess.)

There’s a nice concentrations of banknotes (to 90c) and bureaus (both 1890 and 1894/1895 types,) 1902-1903 regulars (including 50c x3 & $1 x2), early commemoratives, and a surprising amount of back-of-book including Dues, Special Deliveries (starting with an unused E1,) Officials, Newspapers (including some better earlies,) Parcel Post (incl $1), even some Possessions and a nice run of Hawaii.  To make things even more interesting, there are a few facsimiles, locals, cinderellas, etc.

As always with assortments like this, check carefully – they often contain paper/shade/type varieties, watermark varieties, etc. that overseas collectors fail to identify, and for whatever reason sorting always seems to be very weird making it even harder to evaluate.  You may find a $200 19th Century stamp sitting next to a common 20th Century commemorative…

Overall condition is a tad better than usual for a stock like this, with a surprising amount of sound FVF or better noted (and look carefully, as VF+ JUMBOS are lurking!)  Definitely worth taking a look at the pictures, as I photographed the entire lot & I’m sure you’ll be able to pick out quite a bit of useful material from this one…

Click on the link below for a gallery of the entire lot:

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 961823
Large Lot Type Accumulation

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: