In the case of the 10/- I have seen the stamp before and although my memory is that it was mint never hinged - with overall toning except for one section that some say is a hinge. I do not believe the hinged or otherwise status of the gum can be determined from the scan.
I do not believe that anyone can be sure the stamp is not MUH from the scan. I certainly would not declare it as hinged from the scan as the section that might appear as a hinge could well be due to a lack of toning rather than a hinge.
---------------------Simon do you agree these above were your own quotes, unedited in any way re the hinging - or otherwise on this stamp above? If so how were you "Misquoted"???
If you agree you did
type these comments, for the third time, I disagree with your points in them 105%. Re those
comments, not any other comments - so we can't get side-tracked here.
That's the wonderful thing about debate, there are often 2 sides.
I am saying, and indeed others are saying, a large square stamp hinge has
been peeled off the 10/-, and that is very clearly evident
on the scan.
I may be too conservative, but to me that does
not make this stamp "MUH".
You do not
agree that previous hinging is
evident from the scan, and that's fine with me, and you are fully entitled to that opinion. Just please do not say you were "misquoted" about it. You were not IMHO.
We are allowed to take different positions - whether on John Bozic's "hinged but not hinged" high price Roo, or on AFL matches. (And sadly I tipped Adelaide aganist the Saints this weekend so you are one up!)
If Richard Juzwin, or I, or you, or any other real dealer ran that photo of that terrible 9d Roo above, with that alleged retail price, on a regular basis, we'd be tossed out of all the trade bodies we belong to for deliberate misdescription - do you agree?
Let Bozic state the TRUE
retail value for that centering. THEN
if some dope pays more - well too bad for the buyer.
It will not then be the fault of stampcollectorboz
in any way, and his name would likely never appear here, or in print. End of story.
As I typed in my last article he does offer some nice stamps, and just let the stamps sell themselves on their merits. If they are nice they will sell well. If it is lightly hinged -- CALL
it lightly hinged. How tough is that to do?
Fibbing outrageously about alleged retail, or stating things are "SUPERB" or "wonderfully centred" or "MUH" when they are clearly not (to me and others),
just encourages many potential buyers to stay away - many folks have told me that as a FACT.
Huffing and puffing behind the scenes about stampboards and Glen Stephens etc, gets him absolutely nowhere, except loses him even more credibility and clients I'd suggest. The: "where there is smoke there is fire"
human reaction. John Bozic
seems to resent being "mentioned in dispatches." The solution to that is totally in his
hands. The quick way to stop that occurring is keep taking the advice he appears to have recently heeded - if the info I have heard is correct, that his stated "retail" prices might now bear some close resemblance to what dealers like Juzwin really
change, and count the 50% OFF
for horrid centering into that. If that is true, it is great to hear, and I'll be the first to applaud it, if it occurs on an ongoing basis. That will be good news for the Australian stamp hobby, if buyers are better informed before bidding and will not often lose their shirts when they re-sell mis-described high value stamps.
Boards like this can then forget all about him, and focus on the real problem of the local forgery gang who still seem active on ebay, and others who are scamming collectors with fakes etc.
Let Bozic sell his Roos accurately
described, and he will fade forever from these boards I feel sure. HIS choice - not ours.