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Valuable Collection in Davo Hingeless Album

Valuable Collection in Davo Hingeless Album

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Regular Price: $3,500.00

Now only: $2,600.00

Product Description


Valuable collection in a worn Davo Hingeless album (salvageable, but if you’re looking for something for your primary collection, I’d hold out for something better…) The bulk of value is in 19th Century (mint and unused) and includes many $100+ stamps.  Starts with a Scott 2 forgery (not Sperati but some other maker) but lots of strength in the 1861-68 issues (+ grills) and Columbians mint to 50c + $2 used. Sparse 20th Century with pockets of value such 803-34 mint (834 VF/XF), 1030-53 mint (1053 XF), etc. Good back-of-book (needs inspection for better) with C1-6 + C18 mint, etc. 

Apparent Scott catalog value maybe $30,000 (but omits many “questionable” but potentially valuable items like Scott “315”, “317”, “318”, “322”, “352-356”, etc.)   Condition is very mixed (including fillers,) but “lotto tickets” abound.  Unfortunately, despite being housed in a hingeless album (you’d think everything would be neatly organized,) the stamps are actually quite disorganized (in wrong spots, extra mounts added to pages out of order, extra “regular” pages added between hingeless pages, etc.) making it even more difficult to spot the better items amidst the riff-raff.

As a side note, I previously consigned this collection to public auction where (after very good floor action) it hammered for $5,250.  Unfortunately the winning buyer never paid for any of their lots so the auction house returned it to me.  Rather than wait another 6 months at auction, I’ll offer it direct and maybe one of you can acquire it well below the $5,800 (with buyer’s premium) that at least two floor bidders thought it was worth last time... 

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962198
Large Lot Type Collection

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: