Pen Cancels on 19th Century Stamps
How many points does PSE normally deduct for very light pen cancels? For example: if a stamp is in xf-s(95) condition but has a light pen cancel would it be downgraded to a 90 or 85? I know in the SMQ it states pen cancels receive up to -30 points.....ouch! I'm looking to buy a stamp that is being advertised as MNG, but I believe it is just in XF-S Used condition with a pen cancel. I'm just wondering if its going to be cost effective if PSE is only going to slap a 80 grade on it. I appreciate any and all comments. Thanks.