The Philatelic Foundation has announced a new service for stamps with low market value despite their high catalogue value which really reflect the value of very fine, fault-free examples. Therefore, submitters can expect the same quality and expertise for their stamps without having to pay a high fee for their certificate. The fees, which are still based upon catalogue value are:
A. Catalog value of $5,000.00 to $10,000.00 with an actual fair market value estimate of 25% or less of catalog value due to condition issues, including faults and/or poor centering.
Flat fee of $75.00
B. Catalog Value in excess of $10,000.00 with an actual fair market value of 25% or less of catalog value to due to condition issues, including faults and/or poor centering.
Flat fee of 5.5% based on fair market value with minimum fee of $100.00
For each, the submitter is to state the fair market value, subject to revision by PF, if the fair market value is grossly undervalued. Applications are exactly the same and can be found here.