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Items that Have Been Professionally Expertized

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Scott # 14
14 Very scarce and possibly unique strip of three used as revenues in 1867, a full six years after these stamps were were demonetized (made invalid for postage). 2003 Philatelic Foundation certificate.
Scott # R2a
R2a 2010 PF Cert. Natural preprint paper folds at left and bottom right that are mistakenly referred to as creases on the certificate.
Scott # R2c
R2c The horizontal crease mentioned in the cert is so faint that it can only be seen in liquid. Superb jumbo margins. Truly a gorgeous stamp!
Scott # R3a
R3a Purchased as a fake, the decision by The Philatelic Foundation (1986 cert) is an interesting one. I have no doubt that it is not an R3a; the side margins are too tight. However, I question their determination that it is an R3d (silk paper). I scoured both sides of the stamp with 30x magnification and could find no evidence of blue silk threads. Making such a determination based on ink or paper color is not conclusive.
R3a 1980 PF Certificate.
Scott # R5b
R5b Lovely example of the T5 double transfer with a circular handstamp cancel.
Scott # R5c
R5c Major double transfer (T5). Very scarce on document. 2003 PF Certificate.
Scott # R6c
R6c Plate blocks of 1st issue revenues are quite scarce. Granted, it has been very heavily reinforced around the edges. There are blue threads on 2 of the 24 stamps, but the PF has determined that it is not silk paper, so the block is not R6d. 2014 Philatelic Foundation Certificate.
Scott # R6d
R6d 1996 APS Cert.
Scott # R7a
R7a Major double transfer at bottom (T7). 2008 PSE Cert. Superb!
Scott # R8c
R8c Major double transfer (T7). 2001 APS Cert.
Scott # R9a
R9a 2-cent Express imperf pair used illegally as postage on cover, and then a 3-cent Washington (Scott #65) pasted over as actual postage. Green paid 3 handstamp cancel. 1989 Philatelic Foundation certificate.
Scott # R10b
R10b 2011 Weiss certificate. Faulty, but legitimate R10b's are as scarce as hen's teeth.
Scott # R13a
R13a 2001 PSE Cert.
R13a 2011 PSAG Cert.
Scott # R13b
R13b Vertical pair. 2005 PF Cert.
Scott # R15e
R15e An exceptionally rare stamp, much scarcer than the Scott catalog implies. It is on the order of 5x to 10x more scarce than R6e, yet its catalog value is only twice as much. 2014 Philatelic Foundation certificate.
R15e The only reported example of R15e on a CDV. Also the finest centered example I have been able to find in my R15e census research. 2006 APEX and 2017 William T. Crowe certificates. Exquisite piece!
Scott # R19a
R19a Variety: sewing machine perfs.
Virtually all known examples are extremely faulty.
2007 PF Cert.
R19a Variety: sewing machine perfs.
Virtually all known examples are extremely faulty.
2007 PF Cert.
R19a Variety: sewing machine perfs.
Virtually all known examples are extremely faulty.
2007 PF Cert.
Scott # R21c
R21c 2009 APS Cert.
Scott # R22d
R22d Vertial pair. 2005 PF Cert. Several silk fibers also visible on obverse of stamps.
Scott # R28e
R28e Small tear at left. 2011 PF Cert. Only a handful of examples are known.
Scott # R29d
R29d 2006 PF Cert.
Scott # R31c
R31c Seller of Italian bitters. 1998 APEX certificate. This is an exceptional example of R31c, which is is almost universally found faulty and poorly centered. The Scott catalog states 'Nearly all examples of No. R31 are faulty and poorly centered. The catalogue value is for a fine centered stamp with minor faults which do not detract from its appearance.'
Scott # R33b
R33b 2003 PF Cert.
Scott # R34be
R34be 2003 APS Cert.
Scott # R36e
R36e 2011 PF Cert. Catalog value has not been updated in many years.
Scott # R40be
R40be Very scarce part perf double impression. Only reported example on document. 1991 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Ex-Curtis.
Scott # R40ce
R40ce Double impression. 2011 PF Cert. Superb example, with the cancel doubled in addition to the design itself... how appropriate. Much more scarce than the catalog value implies.
Scott # R41a
R41a 2006 PF Cert. Graded XF 90.
Scott # R41d
R41d Reperfed at bottom. Double transfer at left. 2008 PF cert.
Scott # R48b
R48b 2008 APS Cert.
Scott # R49b
R49b 2011 PSAG Cert.
Scott # R50b
R50b 2011 PSAG Cert.
Scott # R51d
R51d 2010 PF Cert.
Scott # R53a
R53a Exceptional margins, and one of very few examples with a handstamped cancel. The cancel company and exact date are identical to the stamp on Philatelic Foundation certificate 179017.
Scott # R53d
R53d 2010 APEX Cert.
R53d 2007 PSE Cert.
Scott # R53f
R53f 2017 Philatelic Foundation certificate.
Scott # R58e
R58e 1989 PSE Cert. Ex-Cunliffe.
Scott # R61b
R61b 2003 PF Certificate.
Scott # R66b
R66b An R66a that someone perforated on the left and right sides. The perfs are the coorect gauge (12), but are too irregular. Excellent reference copy.
Scott # R69b
R69b 2011 PSAG Cert. Is actually an R69a imperf that has been perforated on two sides to fake an R69b.
Scott # R69e
R69e Bisect unlisted in Scott. 1980 Philatelic Foundation certificate.
Scott # R71d
R71d One of the scarcest of the silk papers.
Scott # R72e
R72e Bisect unlisted in Scott. 1980 Philatelic Foundation certificate.
Scott # R74a
R74a 2005 PSE Certificate.
Scott # R82e

Top half of an R82c used as $1 on document, the bottom half of which was used a day later, on this document.

This image shows the two halves of the stamp superimposed upon one another, showing they are the same stamp.

2011 PF Cert.


Bottom half of an R82c used as $1 on document, the bottom half of which was used the day before, on this document.

This image shows the two halves of the stamp superimposed upon one another, showing they are the same stamp.2011 PF Cert.

Scott # R86c
R86c 1985 PF Cert.
Scott # R87a
R87a 2006 APS Cert.
Scott # R88a
R88a 2008 APS Cert. Strike from the Pacific Mail steamship America.
Scott # R90a
Scott # R96a
R96a 2008 Philatelic Foundation Certificate.
R96a 2010 Weiss certificate.
Scott # R97e
R97e Nicely-centered R97e with an R89c on a warranty deed, very scarce on document. 2007 Weiss certificate.
Scott # R100c
R100c 2004 PSE Cert.
Scott # R102c
R102c 2005 PSE Cert.
Scott # R106b
R106b The Scott Catalog listing example. 2011 PF Cert.
Scott # R107b
R107b R107 bisect with 1991 Philatelic Foundation certificate. The only reported example.
Scott # R112v
R112v Imperforate unlisted in Scott, used on part of a stock certificate. Very scarce. 2014 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Ex-Morrissey.
Scott # R115v
R115v Imperforates are not listed in Scott. A pair of singles on piece sold in the auction of the Tollman collection in 2007 for $3,750. 2014 Philatelic Foundation certificate.
Scott # R119
R119 Nice centering and very fresh color.
Scott # R131
R131 2009 APS Cert. Socked-on-the-nose handstamp cancels are incredibly rare on the high-denomination 2nd and 3rd issue revenues.
Scott # R135a
R135a Very scarce on document.
R135a 1982 Philatelic Foundation certificate, which states that the stamp is genuine, but they decline opinion as to whether the stamp originated on the document. Presumably this is because the stamp is uncanceled and there are no tying smudges.
R135a 2017 Philatelic Foundation certificate.
Scott # R150a
R150a Gorgeous jumbo margins. 2012 PSAG certificate.
Scott # R194
R194 Very tough stamp, not frequently found with a a socked-on-the-nose cancel.
Scott # RB1c
Scott # RB5a
RB5a Ex-Scarsdale Collection. 2001 PF Certificate.
Scott # RB15c
RB15c Purchased as a reference fake, a very crude attempt at faking roulettes. The only saving grace is the blue script handstamp cancel.
Scott # RB16c
RB16c Signed by George Sloane and John A. Fox. 2008 PF Cert.
Scott # RB17c
RB17c Horizontal pair with 2011 Philatelic Foundation Certificate. One of only 8 multiples known.
Scott # RB18c
RB18c 2008 PF Cert.
RB18c Purchased as a reference fake, this has got to be the most crude attempt at forging roulettes I have ever seen. The edges are crooked!
Scott # RB19b
RB19b Ex-Scarsdale Collection. 2007 PF Certificate.

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