Items that Have Been Professionally Expertized

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Scott # 14

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Scott # 75

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Scott # 273

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Scott # R2a

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Scott # R2c

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2006 Philatelic Foundation certificate. 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

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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.

Scott # R3a

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1980 Philatelic Foundation certificate.

Scott # R5b

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Scott # R5c

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Scott # R6c

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Scott # R6d

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Scott # R7a

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Scott # R8c

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Scott # R9a

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Scott # R10b

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2011 Weiss certificate. Faulty, but legitimate R10b's are as scarce as hen's teeth.

Scott # R13a

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2001 PSE Cert.

Scott # R13a

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2011 PSAG Cert.

Scott # R13b

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2005 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Vertical pair.

Scott # R15e

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2014 Philatelic Foundation certificate. 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.

Scott # R15e

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Scott # R19a

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Scott # R19a

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Scott # R19a

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Scott # R21c

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2009 APEX certificate.

Scott # R22d

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2005 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Vertial pair. Several silk fibers also visible on obverse of stamps.

Scott # R28e

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Scott # R29d

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2006 Philatelic Foundation certificate.

Scott # R31c

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1998 APEX certificate. AMFG = Seller of Italian bitters. This is an lovely 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

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2003 Philatelic Foundation certificate.

Scott # R34be

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2003 APEX certificate.

Scott # R36e

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Scott # R40e

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1991 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Very scarce part perf double impression. Only reported example on document. Ex-Curtis.

Scott # R40f

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Scott # R41a

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2006 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Graded XF 90.

Scott # R41d

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Scott # R48b

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2008 APEX certificate.

Scott # R49b

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2011 PSAG certificate.

Scott # R50b

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2011 PSAG certificate.

Scott # R51d

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2010 Philatelic Foundation certificate.

Scott # R52d

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Silk fibers, but according to APEX 'not the silk fiber indicative of silk paper on the First issue' so apparently this is not a legit silk paper. Displayed here for informational purposes.

Scott # R53a

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Scott # R53a

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Scott # R53d

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2010 APEX Cert.

Scott # R53d

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2007 PSE Cert.

Scott # R53f

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Scott # R58e

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Scott # R60b

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Scott # R61b

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2003 PF Certificate.

Scott # R66b

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Scott # R69b

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Scott # R69e

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Scott # R71d

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2005 Philatelic Foundation certificate. One of the scarcest of the silk papers.

Scott # R72e

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Scott # R74a

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2005 PSE Certificate.

Scott # R82e

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Scott # R82e

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Scott # R86c

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Scott # R87a

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Scott # R88a

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Scott # R90a

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2004 PSE certificate.

Scott # R96a

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2008 Philatelic Foundation Certificate.

Scott # R96a

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Scott # R97e

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Scott # R100c

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2004 PSE Cert.

Scott # R102c

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Scott # R106b

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Scott # R107b

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Scott # R112b

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Scott # R115b

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Scott # R119

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Scott # R131

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Scott # R135a

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Scott # R135a

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Scott # R135a

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2017 Philatelic Foundation certificate.

Scott # R150a

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Scott # R194

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Scott # RB1c

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Scott # RB4d

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Scott # RB5a

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2001 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Ex-Scarsdale Collection.

Scott # RB15c

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2009 APEX certificate. Purchased as a reference fake, a very crude attempt at faking roulettes. The only saving grace is the blue script handstamp cancel.

Scott # RB16c

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Scott # RB17c

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Scott # RB18c

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Scott # RB18c

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2009 APEX certificate. 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

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2007 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Ex-Scarsdale Collection.

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