961254 Unlisted ABNCo essay dark green Zoom

Unlisted ABNCo essay, dark green on india (mounted on card), Washington est 1861

Unlisted ABNCo essay, dark green on india (mounted on card), Washington est 1861

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Regular Price: $125.00

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Product Description


Unlisted American Bank Note Company large die essay, est 1861 (?).  Dark green on india (and hinged to card -- not sure whether the card is original or not but I will leave it as-is.)  Choice, sound in all respects.  Quite rare and unlisted in Scott.  This was likely made from a later state of the die (as determined by the die rust, most notably around the top of the design.)  Usual india paper faults, mentioned for accuracy.

The only other examples I could find were these were offered by Jim Lee in 2014 (see them in the newsletter here.)  He did not have a dark green example in that group.

2015 Scott catalog value: N/A
Estimated cash value: $175-$200

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 961254
Condition Essay
Centering XF
Certificate Uncertified
Characteristic No

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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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