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Rog.. great find!!

Well worth the bid.

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Hi!

I think I could call this one a bargain! Unfortunately the stamp has two shortish corner perfs and a bent corner perf., but nevertheless an interesting item! It was offered as KGV 1d red die III, but indeed it is KGV 1d red rough paper Substituted Cliche die II pos. IV/34 in mint unhinged condition! Paid 75€ for it. Cat. value for mint hinged is 2250AU$. Could anyone evaluate a market value for such a stamp with unfortunately the shown faults!?

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mads1983 wrote:Very nice pickup Rog, nicely spotted. It shows that it can pay off to look for the diamond in the rough.
Yes indeed :)
Spartacus wrote:Rog.. great find!!Well worth the bid. Cheers.
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Incorrectly described by the seller as "Australia: 1915 Roo 9d, 3rd wmk".

Correct description would have been "Australia: 1915 Roo 9d, 2nd wmk, with variety 1R30 Break in frame opposite A & white flaw below AU, CV A$300".

Cost me £4.20 including post.

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The Pom wrote:Scrolling through random ebay lots, something made me stop and have a second look at this innocuous looking block.

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A good thing I did. The three right hand stamps show the listed variety "Roller flaw over O of ONE". These are CV $40 each, so a $120 CV piece, and you could probably add a bit for the positional multiple.

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Enlarged example from another block I own:

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Just picked up another one, again with 3 x Roller Flaw. Again, £0.99, plus 58p post.

Gibbons now list these at £23 each.

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Nice find on both occasions ! 8)
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Here are 3 reasonable NZ bargains I have picked up over the last few weeks. The first cost me GBP 8.39 and, although it has a hinge thin and a few raggety perfs, it is perf 10 x 12.5 which catalogues at about GBP 500
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This one set me back about GBP 100 as there were 2 x 1/- greens in the lot. I am pretty sure it is SG3 which catalogues at GBP 5000 and, save for a tiny thin on the top margin, is in good condition

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This last one I bought on Delcampe rather than Ebay and was correctly identified as being on Pelure paper but was priced at only GBP 45 despite a catalogue value of GBP 700. Other than being a bit off-centre, the condition is pretty good.

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Got this beaut today for £1.74! (inc. postage). I think the other bidders must have been at Stampex.
It's behind reflective plastic so should look deeper "in the flesh".

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Nice design that Barbados set, with a lot of attractive colours too.

It would be hard to find a better very fine used I reckon 8)
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Small Multi Watermark, Perf 14, Melbourne CTO.

CV $300. Cost £5 including post.
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Nice find The Pom.

Well worth it!

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I just won this at auction:

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It is New Republic #1. It is the only NR stamp issued with black ink. There are a lot of NR stamps around, but all except the 1 & 2 pence items are philatelic. Only the lowest two values were used for postage.

This issue is very rare, although I don’t know how many were issued. I see one appear at auction only once or twice a year. The Scott value is $3500; the SG value is £3000 or so.

They are never very pretty, but this one is pretty ugly, with trimmed perfs on the right and ragged, blunted perfs elsewhere. They are handstamped, so bad centring is the rule. It is accompanied by a 2004 APS certificate attesting to it being genuine.

How much would you pay for this ultra-rarity? Knowing I am in love with primitives and pre-RSA issues, any guesses as to how much I paid?

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I've seen plenty of the violet NR later examples, but only one of the black ink, a real rarity.

I'd guess it would probably go for anything over half catalogue considering how infrequently these come up and being a #1.

Personally I love the primitive issues especially the Madagascar and the Uganda protectorate issues. Great buy Steve.

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Thanks Goof.

This was one of the best bargains I have encountered: $153.40 US for this item. Faulty, but very scarce and ~5% of catague value. I cannot complain.

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Something modern tonight.

This stuff is normally postage and I still paid under face for the full set of 14 sheets of the 2008 Olympic Gold Medallists for Australia.

Why a bargain?

These are the digital prints in full sheets. They can be identified by the chinese characters in the left margin.

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Creased - yes
Tatty - yes
Front only - yes
Common stamps - yes
Unique - probably
Fabulous - I think so.

Good value at 35 quid?

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Creased - yes
Tatty - yes
Front only - yes
Common stamps - yes
Unique - probably
Fabulous - I think so.

Good value at 35 quid?
Wilko - I agree its good value! :D
I collect all manner of WA material, and have about 11 covers with revenue stamps used for postage.

Section 23 of The Post and Telegraph act 1893, (Sept 5th) made them interchangeable with postage stamps up to but not exceeding 1/-. This was terminated 1st January 1901.

If you ever consider selling it please email me!

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I paid $55 for this ratty looking page of stamps and it was a bargain. As usual there was one other bidder who saw it. :evil:

I was after the stamp at the top left.

Postmark Aubrey.

Aubrey

Renamed from Cannum North PO 1/2/1889; RO 14/12/1923; PO 1/7/1927; closed c.1933.

15 km W of Warracknabeal. This one is the LRD.

The only one seen sold was invoiced out at around $400.

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Great find and well spotted traralgon3844..

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I just picked up this Victoria 1854, SG 22, 2d Grey Drab, used, CV £35 for £25, so near full cat when posted.

I considered it a bargain.

Any idea why?
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I am guessing that 27 / V is rated RRRR?
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Correct. Mount Alexander. Rated RRRR.

From Prestige Sale 157........... The stamp is scarce but the postmark scarcer. a RRR Butterfly cancel of Mount Alexander sold for $440 plus ad ons.

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I put in a bid for a flowers on stamps thematic collection, 3 springback binders worth, because the auction house chose a page with an incomplete set of PRC stamps as their auction listing image to show a "sample page".

Won the lot for about 60 USD with fees. Going through the album, I discovered the auction house had failed to note the copy of the 1964 Peonies M/S. One of these guys below.

Recent auction hammer prices on these, 12,000 HKD, that's about 1,500 USD. :D :D
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traralgon3844 wrote:I just picked up this Victoria 1854, SG 22, 2d Grey Drab, used, CV £35 for £25, so near full cat when posted.

I considered it a bargain.

Any idea why?
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Paul, some real bloopers creeping in here.

Firstly, this stamp is not SG 22; that's a Queen-on-Throne. This is a Half-length, SG 17a (actually a much better stamp than SG 22!).

Secondly, the reference to SG 13c, in your later posting, has nothing to do with a cancellation.

SG 13c is a rare stamp (Cat £1300), the cancellation mentioned in the Prestige description being absolutely irrelevant in terms of the realisation. It is the SG-listed stamp, approximately 15 examples recorded, which was wholly responsible for the price achieved. It was actually a very inexpensive example of this rare stamp.

So, back to your original posting. Yes, a good buy, but the facts need to be clarified.

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aethelwulf wrote:I put in a bid for a flowers on stamps thematic collection, 3 springback binders worth, because the auction house chose a page with an incomplete set of PRC stamps as their auction listing image to show a "sample page".

Won the lot for about 60 USD with fees. Going through the album, I discovered the auction house had failed to note the copy of the 1964 Peonies M/S. One of these guys below.

Recent auction hammer prices on these, 12,000 HKD, that's about 1,500 USD. :D :D
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Wow, that's a real shocker.

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Picked up this in a bundle of postal stationery cards for about £15

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A little bit of toning creeping in but these seem to be pretty scarce SG P2 cat £375 mint in my 2018 catalogue..... there must also be 30-40 other cards mainly mint....

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Nice :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Don't suppose there were any Barbados lurking in there :?: :lol: :lol:

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Tonights find was this FDC.

Bog standard boring plain addressed FDC. Something you might find in a 50 cent bin.

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The image of the post office may give you a clue as to why it was a bargain at $4.35 posted.

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PPA have two recorded sales for partial strikes at $95 plus add ons. see below.

Yeoburn East

RO 12/5/1924; PO 1/7/1927; closed 30/11/1968.

15 km E of Kerang (3).

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JonEboy wrote:Nice :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Don't suppose there were any Barbados lurking in there :?: :lol: :lol:

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Sorry Jon, none in these but I do have some others that I put aside and will be sending you in the next week or so :D

Weeks just disappear, I have not made a stamp fair or auction in about 8 weeks...…. I think I am getting withdrawal symptoms!!!

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Lundy wrote:
JonEboy wrote:Nice :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Don't suppose there were any Barbados lurking in there :?: :lol: :lol:

Jon
Sorry Jon, none in these but I do have some others that I put aside and will be sending you in the next week or so :D

Weeks just disappear, I have not made a stamp fair or auction in about 8 weeks...…. I think I am getting withdrawal symptoms!!!

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I feel your pain :shock: :shock: :shock:

Last fair I went to was Sale back in October. Next one in the diary for me is Liverpool in February :shock:

On the bright side though, I've found a couple of very nice bits on eBay and Delcampe and might well show them here as soon as I find some time...(cue a conga line of jobs jumping ahead of stamp time.....)

Looking forward to seeing the bits whenever you get a chance....

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That is bad... I will make sure I go to one in the next couple of weeks... and our Burton Philatelic Society meeting is next Tuesday

I did actually just buy something interesting which I will also send - because I thought it was unusual (I may be wrong) we will see when I get receive it and get around to sending it!

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Bought this week for £9.01 on a £1 start, apparently no-one saw past the London numbered Maltese Cross.....

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It's all about the lower right of the stamp.....

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A huge pity about the small missing part at lower right but the stamp is a lovely (and famous) re-entry.

SG Specialised BS22g £950.


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Very nice :)
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Pertinax, pity about the small tear but still a great find!

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Here is my latest one,

India Coronation Durbar 1903, the stamps are catalogued over a £100 so I think paying £22 for this was a very good price indeed, as the cancel etc must carry a good premium and at over 115 years old they look great!! :D

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£22 well spent I agree. A lot of eye appeal there!
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Lundy wrote:Here is my latest one,

India Coronation Durbar 1903, the stamps are catalogued over a £100 so I think paying £22 for this was a very good price indeed, as the cancel etc must carry a good premium and at over 115 years old they look great!! :D

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Those look nice and fresh. The same set sold for US$103.50/GBP81 just a couple of days ago; https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123506665303

A bargain indeed!

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I was prepared to pay much more than $13.50 for this, but it will take some time to work out how much of a bargain it was.

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I can't plate it even though I know it is ?R30. Here's the back, with apologies for the lousy scan. I don't know how to enhance it and probably need a new scanner.

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So, it has a left marginal watermark line and to the left again, half the A +LTH. No sign of the CrownA watermark.

The specialist catalogue is somewhat inconsistent in its approach to this. Generally to be listed the back of the stamp has to be completely blank. There are 2 exceptions, 72ac line watermark only (or with marginal letters) $250 used, and 89aa watermark line only, $150 used.

89 is Die 1 red. There are no entries for any of the other die 1 shades, though Michael Eastick has recently found a black-brown on cover. (I hope it was properly forensically tested.) So this may be a rarity, or not.
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Is this what your after mobber :?: I can see the letters and watermark line, I tried to get a clearer image on the letters but this is the best I can do sorry.

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Thanks Micky. You had to work with the original scan and that was just not good enough.
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This is a pretty decent copy of SG2 with a rather elusive cancel - the perkins bacon #14. I believe that this cancel is extremely rare on SG2, although of course it is seen on other stamps quite frequently.

An eBargain at just $14 including shipping.

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At £51 some might say this is not a bargain but to me it’s a gem. St. Vincent SG122/122d block of 12 with the ‘comma for stop’ on alternate stamps and a good SG122a Overprint Double. A couple of weak letters in there as well as a bonus. CV is £300 for singles so maybe £450 for the block. Also has a good example of the 'scratched plate', well known on these.
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At £3 from eBay, this will join my ever expanding 'second pictorials' on cover collection. Well pleased with this one.

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Paul,

The New Zealand 1935 definitives would make a most interesting and attractive subject for an "on cover" collection. Why not start a new thread and show us some of your other covers?

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Being a block collector myself, I need to mention that your St Vincent
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Temora22 wrote:Paul,

The New Zealand 1935 definitives would make a most interesting and attractive subject for an "on cover" collection. Why not start a new thread and show us some of your other covers?

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That sound like a plan Temora22. I have bids on a couple of nice ones on eBay, with interesting addresses, I'll wait to see if I get them and start a thread.

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Unitrade Canada 203 ai broken x variety mnh

Base value XF 75.00 plus 100% for 150.00 Canadian 13 Euros

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Lundy wrote:Here is my latest one,

India Coronation Durbar 1903, the stamps are catalogued over a £100 so I think paying £22 for this was a very good price indeed, as the cancel etc must carry a good premium and at over 115 years old they look great!! :D

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The items that you have are insert pages from the 1903 Indian Postal Guide Coronation edition. Two pages with the then current Queen Victoria stamps and the new Edward VII stamps issued on 1 January 1903 were printed with commemorative cancels and inserted into the front of the Guide. You can often find the singles removed from the insert pages being offered up but they are more correctly maintained on the pages as you have them. They are a nice item to have in any collection of India.

Below is an illustration of the cover of the 1903 Guide.
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The 1903 Durbar itself was a major gathering of the Indian princes/maharajahs/etc with the viceroy Lord Curzon to celebrate Edward's coronation.
Collects India to 1947, 1911 Coronation Durbar, British Empire, worldwide postal history, Australia used on cover and anything else interesting. I'll think of something more inspiring one day.

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This lot arrived today and I think it's a bit of a bargain. A cheeky bid way under the reserve and I got it.

The online image only had one page showing; the page with the OS overprints. When it arrived, I found this lot as well...

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I'm asking fellow members separately to help with establishing if the OS are real or fake, but even the Dues alone make it worth it.

And all for under £50 :mrgreen:

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