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603 Monroe Coil Line Pair... Gradeable?

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Posted 11/27/2020   11:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add bobplates to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Would appreciate your thoughts on whether it would worth sending this 603 for a grade? Has a very nice eye appeal IMHO. 2 600 dpi scans(front/back).

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Posted 11/27/2020   12:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Nickel Triumph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice stamps...I like it and would have it graded.
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Posted 11/27/2020   12:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Oracle of Delphi to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks very nice - is it MNH? 603 LP catalogs for $50 for VF (2019 Scott Specialized). Grade 90 is $72.50; grade 95 is $145. Looks like PSE charges $30 min for a single stamp unless they are having some kind of special.
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Posted 11/27/2020   1:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobplates to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oracle,

I see an SMQ value for the line pair of $100 for 90, $325 for 95 and $950 for 98. I am assuming the numbers you are quoting are the single values for SMQ and the Coil Line Pair value from Scott or am I missing something?

Bob

ps I included a scan of the back. Looks MNH to me.
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Posted 11/27/2020   1:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Nickel Triumph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would have more interest in the low pop numbers. There are only three 95's and one 98 NH LP's. Looks like a challenge.
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Posted 11/27/2020   2:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Oracle of Delphi to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe I'm reading the catalog wrong - I was looking at 603 in the 2019 Scott Specialized Catalog in the section for 1923-1929 Rotary Coil Issues. When I look at the current online price guide on PSE I see $35 for VF-80 603 NH LP, $55 for 90, and $160 for 95. Where am I going wrong? Thx.
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Posted 11/27/2020   2:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would think it worth grading.
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Posted 11/27/2020   3:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobplates to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Note that the bottom line of the following screen shot is for 603 MNH Line Pair from the "SMQ and Population Report" website. When I looked at the Siegel power search for 603 realizations, they quoted the SMQ value so I just assumed that that was "catalog pricing" convention for this type of item.



I was thinking that this pair was 95 without having the skills to do the more in depth analysis that professional graders do. If 95 is on the table, it seems like it is worthwhile to grade. Am I being too optimistic? And if I were to send it in, is the PF or PSE a better choice?

Thank you for all your help.

Bob


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Posted 11/27/2020   3:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bob - You are definitely not being too optimistic. If you want the highest possible grade, and who would not, send it to PSE, not the PF.
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Posted 11/27/2020   3:28 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Stamp Smarter PSE database shows a total of 28 603 LP with 6 of those a XF90 or higher.
Don

Edit; You can use the Advanced View of the database to quickly filter for 603 and then 'joint' in the description (giving you the 28 pairs). You can then select the grades you want and use the 'Compare' feature to get side-by-side comparison of the 6 XF90 or higher (so you can see how your pair matches up with them).
http://stampsmarter.org/public/PSECertFUSA.php

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Posted 11/27/2020   3:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It looks to me like the right outside margin is just a tiny bit wider then the left outside margin, with the center margins showing the opposite. I would think a 95 for certain, with a possibility of a 98.
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Posted 11/27/2020   3:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Since the stamps each come from a different plate, it's a challenge to find examples like this.
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Posted 11/27/2020   4:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I wouldn't bother paying to grade it unless you are actively selling it. I don't need a document to tell me what I'm looking at is a beautiful example.
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Posted 11/27/2020   4:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobplates to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don

That is a great tool! Your efforts are much appreciated.

To everyone else, thank you for your input. I am going to submit this to the PSE and when I get back the results I will post them to the community.

Bob
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I am going to sell it. There are some juicy items in the upcoming Schuyler Rumsey sale that I have my eyes on... and having more ammo is always better than less when you have your buying shoes on.

Bob
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Posted 11/27/2020   4:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m and m to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
i would echo stallzer on this one.
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