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This wasn't such a huge bargain, but it amused me because the seller claimed the lot had 'been in an attic since 1964'! Such descriptions are typical stamp dealer spin, but it looked to be true for this lot.

Anyway, this kiloware lot had a very nice Thailand high value multiple, plenty of other Thai stamps, and appeared good value at 99p plus postage. No other bidders.

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Just hope it doesn't get lost in the post.

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I bought this bog average envelope for $2 including post the other night.

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Note that it was addressed to Ceres and as was the fashion in those days it had a Ceres arrival backstamp.

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Picked up two lots from same seller recently on eBay.

Will list them all first then give you my wildly to high valuation lol.

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So catalog value converted from pounds to Canadian dollars not including the two or three mint no gum stamps is

$10,242.00 what did I pay you ask a whopping great $63.20 including postage.

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You were robbed! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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A nice used surcharge with "Medal flaw".

ACSC CV $325, SG £250. Cost a fraction of a penny in a large off-paper mix.
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Just a little win in a group of 8 pairs on ebay for $6.90 delivered
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The top stamp is position F7 and the scratch from the value stop to the apex of the 4 is easy to see.

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In a recent auction pick-up of GB QV material, I was pleased to find this cover with 9d straw - should more than justify the cost of the whole lot...

https://imgur.com/xummew5

Also, which perhaps has no great value, caught my eye as a curiousity if nothing else. Would welcome thoughts...

https://imgur.com/JTjsNFo

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danski99 wrote:In a recent auction pick-up of GB QV material, I was pleased to find this cover with 9d straw - should more than justify the cost of the whole lot...

https://imgur.com/xummew5

Also, which perhaps has no great value, caught my eye as a curiousity if nothing else. Would welcome thoughts...

https://imgur.com/JTjsNFo

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I'm out of practice! This any better....?

In a recent auction pick-up of GB QV material, I was pleased to find this cover with 9d straw - should more than justify the cost of the whole lot...

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Also, which perhaps has no great value, caught my eye as a curiousity if nothing else. Would welcome thoughts...

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That's perfect :D

Some very nice looking covers, especially the 9d. Congrats on your pickup :)

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mads1983 wrote:That's perfect :D

Some very nice looking covers, especially the 9d. Congrats on your pickup :)
Thanks! I was pleased - it was one of those in a general auction, where it was buried among the images and clearly not given any prominence. I was pretty confident not many would spot it. The whole contains about 20 QV covers, and a whole bunch of QV stamps including a 3 margin penny black, which the auction house clearly thought was the headline act... this was hidden away on image 9.

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danski99 wrote:
mads1983 wrote:That's perfect :D

Some very nice looking covers, especially the 9d. Congrats on your pickup :)
Thanks! I was pleased - it was one of those in a general auction, where it was buried among the images and clearly not given any prominence. I was pretty confident not many would spot it. The whole contains about 20 QV covers, and a whole bunch of QV stamps including a 3 margin penny black, which the auction house clearly thought was the headline act... this was hidden away on image 9.
The details can give you some great bargains, if you just put in the effort. Well spotted :)

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".....should more than justify the cost of the whole lot".........................which was???? How can we tell if it was a bargain if you are too coy to say what you paid? Don't be shy!

I do like the covers particularly the mixed reigns one. It ticks all the boxes for me. Perhaps even a bargain.

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I purchased the following lot last March for £11.50 + £1.50 postage. It was described as "India states early revenues". Any clues as to why I consider this a bargain?
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No clue but I will vote for the red triangle.
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wilko wrote:".....should more than justify the cost of the whole lot".........................which was???? How can we tell if it was a bargain if you are too coy to say what you paid? Don't be shy!

I do like the covers particularly the mixed reigns one. It ticks all the boxes for me. Perhaps even a bargain.
Well, I paid about £300 for the lot including auction fees... plan to offload most of it to offset some of the costs... also included these cover inter alia. Have absolutely no idea about that Portuguese cover thrown into the mix. Any clues on that one would be most welcome...


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This was an ebay pick-up. A few harder to find examples here, notably the 1/2d yellow and the 2 1/2d brown... 1886 4d and the 1889 1/, as well as the 5/ Ursula also not too shabby. At £44 the lot - less than 2 quid a stamp - a proper bargain, I'd say.

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Very nice Danski :mrgreen:

Wish I'd seen that as it would have filled a lot of gaps for me :D

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HalfpennyYellow wrote:I purchased the following lot last March for £11.50 + £1.50 postage. It was described as "India states early revenues". Any clues as to why I consider this a bargain?
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I was referring to the first stamp on the first row. It's actually not from any Indian state, but it's a revenue issued by the State of Muscat and Oman in around the 1930s. It forms part of a set of at least five stamps, which is not listed in the current (2012) edition of Barefoot. They are however listed on Revenue Reverend: https://www.revrevd.com/oman.html (which is how I knew what the stamp was). The listing states the following:
Revenue Reverend wrote:
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R1/4

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Unidentified value
c1930. Palm trees surrounding Arabic inscription State of Muscat and Oman, with Revenue in Arabic at top and in English at foot. Size, perf, watermark and printing details currently unknown.

R1. 8a blue-green
R2. 1r carmine
R3. 5r blue
R4. 10r scarlet
Note: R1/4 are known only from a private document archive belonging to a family in Oman. A fifth value in black (illustrated at right) has also been recorded, though the image is insufficiently clear to confirm the value, which might be 3 rupees or 30 baiza (=2½ annas).
So it appears that this stamp was only previously recorded from a private archive, and very few (if any) copies are in collectors' hands. I can confirm its dimensions to be 37x36½mm (printed part), it is perf 11 and has no watermark.

Condition-wise, it is not great, being creased and thinned with the thin forming a tear near the top left. However, this is hardly an issue with extremely rare items such as this.
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Ubobo.R.O. wrote:No clue but I will vote for the red triangle.
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That's actually quite a common cinderella, although it is well-designed and well-printed. However I didn't have it prior to this lot so it was still a very welcome addition to my collection. :)
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Silly me. I meant red diamond. Row 5 No 2.
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JonEboy wrote:Very nice Danski :mrgreen:

Wish I'd seen that as it would have filled a lot of gaps for me :D

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Aye, and the likes of Sandafayre would doubtless list up that page at £250+ in a heartbeat.

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Just paid £85 + 15% for this lot of tat in a country bumpkin auction...

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And I would have been robbed.... except tagged onto the end was this trio:

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And best of all perhaps

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Messrs Baden-Powell and Goodyear obviously make this a bargain; the latter might just be mint/unused. Also seems to be a Griqualand 4d unused, which might not be too shabby in terms of value... Can't wait to get hold of them.

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Just picked up these two Andorra France Europa Sets on Ebay,
mint never hung catalogue value £55,purchased for 1 euro each set.

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Now I'm jealous. Just picked one of those sets up for 30% of cat and thought I was doing OK :oops:

Very nice pick up :mrgreen:

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Thanks Jon,
doesnt happen often enough though on EBay,tend to get most of them at provincial auctions in glory boxes.
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A bargain or 5 for interest, no idea if I paid to much.

Harrison Ford, movies and on stage.
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William Powell, movie star at Metro.
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Early Scott's advertising.

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And an early cover from GB to NZ with a 1867 Dunedin postmar, only 2 months from sender to receiver, seems fast :?

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Kenya Aerogramme.
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All up spent around $35, the last one was around $10.


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Just bought it from ebay this week from Rod Perry - 1d KGV red used on postcard.

Paid $40 and it is a bargain!!

Anyone guess why I reckon it is a bargain?

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Single line perf on cover

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Looks like dry ink.

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alex_c_y1977 wrote: Anyone guess why I reckon it is a bargain?
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alex_c_y1977 wrote:Just bought it from ebay this week from Rod Perry - 1d KGV red used on postcard.

Paid $40 and it is a bargain!!

Anyone guess why I reckon it is a bargain?

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Monogram is correct - it is a single line perf used on postcard

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alex_c_y1977 wrote: Anyone guess why I reckon it is a bargain?
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Ever heard of the KISS principle?

Just tell everyone rather than have one of these ad infinitum posts that go nowhere.
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thought would be a good idea to generate some discussion but obviously not a good idea for some!

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Gee! How did Mr Perry miss that one? I could understand it if it was me.

I only look at the postmarks that's why my KGV always sell.
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alex_c_y1977 wrote:Just bought it from ebay this week from Rod Perry - 1d KGV red used on postcard.

Paid $40 and it is a bargain!!

Anyone guess why I reckon it is a bargain?

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Yes, Alex, a $300 item, for $40, and from someone who should have known better! Congratulations, and so much for my mantra: sell in haste, repent at leisure.

Proof positive, the diligent do receive their just rewards in Philately.

There is even more to the story: I bought the item at the inaugural Abacus Auctions sale, in a mixed lot. A few learned minds before yours missed the obvious.

Further, the lot had over 50 hits on eBay, but only three bidders.

The moral to the story? Become proficient in your chosen subject/s, immerse yourself in the thrill of the chase, and the rewards will follow.

Oh, and also, for the informed it doesn't matter from whom you buy!

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And there I was thinking you'd bought it because it was signed "Biscuit Knees" :lol:

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alex_c_y1977 wrote:
Kainnikanada wrote:
alex_c_y1977 wrote: Anyone guess why I reckon it is a bargain?
Cheers
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Ever heard of the KISS principle?
Just tell everyone rather than have one of these ad infinitum posts that go nowhere.
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thought would be a good idea to generate some discussion but obviously not a good idea for some!
As Rod just posted those of us who specialize know our areas intimately ergo no big deal when we pick up bargains. Some people exhibit juvenile enthusiasm. Just "...another day at the office" for most of us. We might post about our acquisitions but certainly don't get our knickers in a knot!!!
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Kainnikanada wrote:
alex_c_y1977 wrote:
Kainnikanada wrote:
alex_c_y1977 wrote: Anyone guess why I reckon it is a bargain?
Cheers
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Ever heard of the KISS principle?
Just tell everyone rather than have one of these ad infinitum posts that go nowhere.
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thought would be a good idea to generate some discussion but obviously not a good idea for some!
As Rod just posted those of us who specialize know our areas intimately ergo no big deal when we pick up bargains. Some people exhibit juvenile enthusiasm. Just "...another day at the office" for most of us. We might post about our acquisitions but certainly don't get our knickers in a knot!!!
For the record, Rod, I encouraged Alex to place this item on SB.

I had detected my poor assessment after the horse had bolted, and congratulated Alex in a note sent with the subject item.

My purpose for having Alex "expose" the good buy was to demonstrate that no matter where one looks for material, opportunities can arise.

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As I have said previously on this thread, more than once:

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For future reference, can people posting on the thread ALWAYS do the following please:

Explain exactly what's valuable & why.

Give us a clue what the item is worth.

Someone showing a stamp/cover about which I know precisely zero, and getting excited that it cost $1, means nothing to me and probably most other members.

Explain, for example, that it's a rare perf variant/postmark/shade/plate flaw/whatever, worth £1,000, and:

1. We learn something and,

2. We know precisely how jealous to be.

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Looks like I was the only one to have a closer look at this innocuous group.

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The 1d Red is a decent example of a Die II, CV £400, reasonably lightly hinged. A small spot on the A of POSTAGE, but at £3.44 for the 4 stamps, including post, you can't be too fussy....

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"GB QV surface printed Cover 3d rose on cover London to Friesle"

.... or Trieste. Clean cover marked 'via Ostende' with Wien backstamp, and probably Trieste. 3d rose, SG 144 plate 14.
Catalogues £80 used or £120 on cover.

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Cost £2.30 including free postage. Properly identified stamp. Trieste probably isn't a scarce destination so the error in the description probably didn't matter. Begs the question about values, though.

Inside is interesting, but I shall post that in the 'show us your covers' area.
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I got a pack of sheets of cinderellas + there was "trash" in small envelopes, price for whole lot was 20 USD, resell price 40.
Now I found small envelope I forgot to list on eBay.
There is one stamp which has owner mark on back. I ask myself, why someone put owner mark on trash?
Some googling give me some info. It is really what I think it is or only trash? :D

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That is a six pence Great Barrier Pigeongram Agency issue from, I think, 1899. Forgeries are out there but I think yours looks legitimate. The cancellation as seen here is seen on both forgeries and genuine items.

A scarce stamp. I would have to dig around for a catalogue value, but guess it as being valued between $50 and $100.

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Very cool! ‘Twas a different world back then.

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I think this was a bargain.

The stamp was very toned all over back and front, which probably put people off. I thought with a long soak in some hot water it might improve. And yes it did :)

SG 417 10/- Dull Grey Blue - Light Fine CDS and well centred qualifies it for Gibbons' +35% premium.

So now a nice clean stamp with an adjusted CV of £236.25 all for my bid of £13.00 8)
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Very nice pickup Rog, nicely spotted. It shows that it can pay off to look for the diamond in the rough.

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A Bargain picked up by me, or maybe other potential bidders did not noted it.

An Overland Mail (In Egypt called Motor Mail) from FAGGALA (Cairo) to Basrah, Iraq, correctly franked with 45 M (15 M Postage, 15 M. Registration and 15 M. Overland Mail Surcharge. Note that fast transit time of only 3 days till Baghdad plus 2 days from Baghdad to Basrah, today impossible in that time.
A bargain at $ 12.50, usually i have to pay almost 20 times that amount...

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Couple Delcampe bargains, $AU3 each, must be around $30 each. Would be interesting to see reverse.

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This is the second one I have purchased elcheapo on Delcampe.
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From another online place, picked a FDC flight cover Israel to US for $US11. Looks to be a scarce item on Google search up to $700.

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And this one just looks like it has some value, another from Israel :roll: $AU20
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And as shown on another thread, this Egypt meter. Meter wiki states it to be $100, I got it for $10.
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