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Graded Certificate Service

 

The PSE Graded Certificate of Authenticity includes all of the information contained in our Standard Certificate of Authenticity, as well as a PSE Standardized Philatelic Grade. ™ (singles and coil pairs only)

Grading and Encapsulation Service

 

Your authenticated and graded stamp is sonically-sealed in a handsome, durable, tamper-evident display case. Information about the stamp, including the Scott catalog number, color, year of issue, denomination, overall numeric grade, philatelic description, unique control number, and PSE bar code, appear on an archival paper insert that is secure within the display case.

Standard Certificate Service

 

You receive a PSE Certificate of Authenticity, which includes the correct Scott catalog number, year of issue, denomination, color, and description of the condition of the stamp. A full-color photographic representation of the stamp appears on the certificate.

PSE Grades the stamps of the World

 

PSE Grades USA including Revenues, Confederate States and Hawaii. Also UN, Canada, Australia, France, Great Britain and Commonwealth (Edward on), China (and PRC, with some exceptions: pre-1972 and ROC), India (not states), Israel, Thailand.

 

The Professional Stamp Experts Guarantee

For Non-encapsulated Stamps

 

Beginning with certificates dated March 1, 2010 or later, Professional Stamp Experts (PSE) guarantees that the stamp will be a genuine specimen of the stamp represented by the Scott Number set forth on the PSE certificate.

 

In the event an owner believes that the PSE Certified stamp has been incorrectly identified, the stamp may be returned to Professional Stamp Experts for a Guarantee Resubmission. If, upon re-examination, PSE determines that the stamp was assigned an incorrect Scott Number, PSE will reimburse the owner the original certification fee plus the fee for Guarantee Resubmission plus all applicable postage costs.

 

The following should be noted with regards to this guarantee:

 

    This guarantee applies ONLY to those Scott Numbers and varieties listed in the Stamp Market Quarterly. For purposes of the guarantee, PSE does not recognize varieties or attributes of a stamp that are not listed in the Stamp Market Quarterly.

    PSE shall have sole discretion regarding determination of Scott Numbers.

    No guarantee can be offered regarding the mint or used status, grade or condition of non-encapsulated stamps.

    PSE is not responsible if it is determined that some fraudulent alteration to the stamp has occurred subsequent to the issuance of the PSE Certificate.

    The original PSE certificate must accompany all Guarantee Resubmissions.

    This guarantee does not apply in instances where an obvious clerical error has been made with regard to the identification of the stamp or where changes occur to Scott's numbering system and/or designations subsequent to the issuance of PSE's certificate.

    Under no circumstances shall PSE's liability under this guarantee exceed total fees paid to PSE by the submitter for the particular stamp in question. Owners who submit stamps under PSE's Guarantee Resubmission service agree to the limitations provided herein and release PSE and Collectors Universe, Inc., and their employees and affiliates, from any other claims whatsoever relating to the stamp(s) submitted.

 

SERVICE

TYPE

FEE PER

STAMP

WHAT CAN BE SUBMITTED

MAXIMUM

SCOTT

CATALOG

VALUE

(SCV)

APPROX.

TURN

AROUND

TIME

Other Services

For Encapsulated Stamps

 

Professional Stamp Experts (PSE) guarantees that the stamp will be a genuine specimen of the stamp represented by the Scott Number set forth on the PSE insert. Professional Stamp Experts further guarantees that the stamp has been correctly graded in accordance with PSE's grading standards, and under the procedures of PSE.

 

In the event an owner believes that the PSE Certified stamp has been incorrectly identified or over-graded, the stamp may be returned to Professional Stamp Experts for a Guarantee Resubmission in its original, unopened encapsulated holder. If, upon re-examination, PSE determines that the stamp was assigned an incorrect Scott Number, or was over-graded, PSE will reimburse the owner the original certification fee plus the fee for Guarantee Resubmission plus all applicable postage costs.

 

The following should be noted with regards to this guarantee:

 

    This guarantee applies ONLY to those Scott Numbers and varieties listed in the Stamp Market Quarterly. For purposes of the guarantee, PSE does not recognize varieties or attributes of a stamp that are not listed in the Stamp Market Quarterly.

    PSE shall have sole discretion regarding determination of Scott Numbers and grade in connection with this guarantee.

    When sending a stamp to PSE under the Guarantee Resubmission, the stamp must be sealed in its original, un-tampered holder.

    PSE is not responsible for environmental damage that occurs to the stamp inside the holder for any of the following reasons: a) flood, fire or other natural disaster, b) improper or negligent storage or treatment, or c) intentional or willful damage.

    This guarantee does not apply in instances where an obvious clerical error has been made with regard to the identification and/or grade of the stamp or where changes occur to Scott's numbering system and/or designations subsequent to PSE's expertization and grading of the stamp.

    Under no circumstances shall PSE's liability under this guarantee exceed total fees paid to PSE by the submitter for the particular stamp in question. Owners who submit stamps under PSE's Guarantee Resubmission service agree to the limitations provided herein and release PSE and Collectors Universe, Inc., and their employees and affiliates, from any other claims whatsoever relating to the stamp(s) submitted.

 

MODERN

$10 min or

5% SCV

 

Reject fee:

$6

USA: 1932 to date - Canada: 1942 to date - China and other non-USA: 1942 to date

$50

4-6 Weeks

RECON

$30 -

No Charge if Opinion is Changed

Only Available to the original submitter and the certificate must be less than 45 days old. Original certificate and stamp must accompany

None

30 Days

ECONOMY

 

REGULAR

SPECIALIZED

 

$20 min or 5% SCV

$30 min or 5% SCV

Max fee:

$600

$40 min or 5% SCV

Max fee:

$600

USA: 1922-1931

Canada: 1935-1941

USA Scott No. 1 to date (postage) Back of Book - incl Revenues, Hawaii & Confederate States

Canada - pre-1935

other non-USA - pre-1942

 

(will grade most Multiples as listed in Scott Catalog)

Covers, Private Perforations, Postal Stationary, Postmaster Provisionals, Proofs, Errors, Freaks & Oddities and Footnoted items

NOT ALL SPECIALIZED ITEMS CAN BE GRADED

$200

None

None

4-6 Weeks

4-6 Weeks

4-6 Weeks

CONVERSION

CORRECTION

PLATING

PRIORITY

$15 min or 1% SMQ Value

NO CHARGE

$30 PER ITEM

$20 min PER ITEM or 1% Market Value

Converting a previously graded (Encapsulated or graded certificate) PSE item to another graded product or ungraded certificate.  Original certificate and stamp must accompany

Original certificate must accompany.

additional to the standard fees per item

Any Regular or Economy item.

Standard fees plus $20 or 1% of SCV per item

Specialized items are excluded

None

None

None

None

10 Days

10 Days

40 Days

14 Days

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