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When it arrived yesterday I realized that there was over 1000+ stamps and when I sorted through I realized that this was not the same lot as in the pictures. Normally I would complain about this but the lot was a very high quality and here are just a few of the highlights.
So you've not contacted the seller to say "Hi, I think you've sent me the wrong lot by mistake. I've attached a few scans of what you've sent, please can you clarify?".
When I said not the same lot I just assumed that the seller used a stock photo and the reason that there was too many stamps is because the seller just estimates and didn't want to be under. Also most of the best stamps are damaged and there really isn't a single stamp worth more than $10. The lot overall is pretty similar quality to the photo only with just more stamps. I honestly did not start to think it was not the same as the picture until I was over half way through sorting and had not found the special delivery stamp yet.

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So you've not contacted the seller then.......

Anyway, this lot was listed at £20 Buy it Now. So I did. The listed varieties CV at a minimum of $580, including a nice tidy "N-Y joined", CV $250.

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You did good Pom :D
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The Pom wrote:Surcharge misplaced. CV is $375, so not a bad buy at £0.49 plus post.
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Found this one almost the same as the above from The Pom, does it still count as Surcharge misplace? The L and I in Australia are almost joined as well.

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That one might be a "nearly, but not quite". The ACSC says the displacement should be at least 3mm to qualify.

Still a decent shift though.
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3mm okay got it, thank you The Pom.

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The "spirit" of the misplaced listing, at very least, ought to have surcharge completely exposing the original denomination.

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Hi Pom and Rod
I bought this one and was wondering if it would be classified as a misplaced surcharge

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chips61 wrote:Hi Pom and Rod
I bought this one and was wondering if it would be classified as a misplaced surcharge

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Got this nice mint lightly hinged 1st wmk 3d kangaroo with ACSc listed variety "KISS PRINT" for 30€ including shipping costs. Cat value is 1500AU$. Not a perfect example, but I`m happy with it!

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Nice looking to me, very fresh :)

Is the CV purely because of the kiss print?
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josto wrote:Got this nice mint lightly hinged 1st wmk 3d kangaroo with ACSc listed variety "KISS PRINT" for 30€ including shipping costs. Cat value is 1500AU$. Not a perfect example, but I`m happy with it!
Is that only a wrinkle diagonally upwards from the fifth perf on the left side? That caught my eye above the squared-off perfs, but it's difficult to tell for sure even with your decent scan.

Does the back look OK?

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On Catawiki I did win this week a Netherlands collection in three Safe albums for the total of €135 including postage and auction costs. The images of the postage dues got my attention because that is a big hole in my own collection. Especially those on the following page:

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The 'De Ruyter' postage dues on top of this image have in my 2015 catalogue a value for €160 used. And paging through the three albums I have spotted some other nice additions to my collection too. Until the mid 1920s there are stamps missing in this collection and they are mostly cancelled. From that time almost all unused/mint up until the mid of the 1990s and at first sight complete.

In my opinion a total steal for this collection, which will give me at least this winter something to do in my spare hours.
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jkrabbenbos wrote: In my opinion a total steal for this collection, which will give me at least this winter something to do in my spare hours.
Absolutely agreed. Great pick up - well done :mrgreen:

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Rog wrote:Nice looking to me, very fresh :)

Is the CV purely because of the kiss print?
Hello,

sorry for the delayed answer! Now that I have the stmp in hand, I made another scan of the front and back. The stamp is lightly hinged and has a kind of dealers or expertizing mark. I am pleased with the stamp and can`t see any strong faults.

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Nice find josto.

Those pencil markings are strange.
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Hi The Pom,

I think the pencil marks are 5 I (just written on the stamp inverted).As I got the stamp from ebay Germany, I think maybe the previous owner used Michel cat. and the stamp is michel number 5 die I.

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Bought a small lot with some interesting Belgian material, even though already in my collection I noticed the 10f overprint had most likely the very rare 14¼ perforation instead of perf 12.
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And yes it turned out this is the one. Belgian catalogue does not even gives a value for used. I think this is the typographic overprint. If it would be the handstamped overprint version done in Brussels (only 175 examples) , CV for MH is 910 euro, no value for used. For local hand-overprint would be a massive 370 euro.


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And to my surprise the 3,50F overprint that was in this lot is a local overprint, which is n°3 according to my catalogue, the giveaway is the last E which is exactly like in my catalogue. From the local overprint only 5300 have been overprinted. CV of 230 euro for overprint type 1.

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Eagle eyes, very nice :D
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Aerogi, that's a great find!

Well done!

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This just arrived this morning, bought on ebay.

First watermark, with variety R8 "Broken coast in bight". CV $8,000 for unpunctured. Telegraph punctures go for 10-20% CV, so $800-$1,600 range for this one.

A little grubby in places, but a warm bath should sort the worst of it out. Perfs top left are OK - covered by the cancel. At £15 including post, I thought it was a decent buy.

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The Pom wrote: At £15 including post, I thought it was a decent buy.
Wow! That went cheap!

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erich wrote:
The Pom wrote: At £15 including post, I thought it was a decent buy.
Wow! That went cheap!
It was a "Buy it now" listing. :D
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...and then you have this guy:

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Nice try, dude...

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That's optimistic....

Slightly better value was this copy of 2L45 "Flaw on S of AUSTRALIA", CV $50.

Cost £0.15 plus £0.70 post.

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Proof that eBay can be great when you know what to look for.

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The Pom wrote:This just arrived this morning, bought on ebay.

First watermark, with variety R8 "Broken coast in bight". CV $8,000 for unpunctured. Telegraph punctures go for 10-20% CV, so $800-$1,600 range for this one.

A little grubby in places, but a warm bath should sort the worst of it out. Perfs top left are OK - covered by the cancel. At £15 including post, I thought it was a decent buy.

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Well bought and all that but god those telegraph punctures hurt my eyes...
I guess you could stick a nasty but complete 5 shilling roo behind it....

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The Pom wrote:This just arrived this morning, bought on ebay.

First watermark, with variety R8 "Broken coast in bight". CV $8,000 for unpunctured. Telegraph punctures go for 10-20% CV, so $800-$1,600 range for this one.

A little grubby in places, but a warm bath should sort the worst of it out. Perfs top left are OK - covered by the cancel. At £15 including post, I thought it was a decent buy.

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I thought this lot for £6.38 including post was a decent buy.

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Indeed it was.
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The Pom : I don't seem to be able to see the images you posted above.

It shows up like this-

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NikE - that's strange, they're showing fine for me.

What device/browser are you using? I believe that can affect things sometimes.
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@The Pom

Definitely too much time on your hands! I'd never have spotted that lot - brilliant steal :D

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JonEboy wrote:@The Pom

Definitely too much time on your hands! I'd never have spotted that lot - brilliant steal :D

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I think I should call this a nice little bargain! I found this lot of Australia postcards on ebay for all in all about 40AU$ including shipping costs. There are 29 postcards, some with states stamps and some with Commonwealth stamps. I don`t know anything about postcards, but what caught my eye is one postcard with a 1d kangaroo. The stamp has the well known scarcer "second Tasmania" variety, which has a cat. value of 400AU$ used. Although the stamp is not in a very good condition, I just liked it on cover, there are surely not too many covers with such a variety around. Can`t really comment on the other postcards.

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and the backs of the postcards:

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Some beautiful cards there josto. Seems like a bargain to me :D
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Another little bargain, although not so cheap, is this postcard for just 13AU$ including shipping! A nice 1d KGV engraved on cover has a cat value of 300AU$, so I think I didn`t pay too much!

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erich wrote:Proof that eBay can be great when you know what to look for.
Yes, and change the keywords to search for mis-spelt listings too.

Like Kangraoo or Austrlia whatever...

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Board member faro suggested I might post this humble looking cover on this thread

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I have already shown it on another thread so, for THOSE WHO DON'T ALREADY KNOW, would anyone like to hazard a guess what makes it special?

For those who do know the answer already, would you like to guess what it might be worth, as I haven't a clue. I think my £7 inc postage was probably well spent.

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Miss Henderson wouldn't be the daughter of astronomer, Thomas Henderson?

Then again, it's not like Henderson is an uncommon name...

Whatever the answer, it surely is a striking cover with beautifully done postmarks, handwriting and all very neat.

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Catweazle wrote:Whatever the answer, it surely is a striking cover with beautifully done postmarks, handwriting and all very neat.
The back is pretty neat, too. ;)

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faro wrote:
Catweazle wrote:Whatever the answer, it surely is a striking cover with beautifully done postmarks, handwriting and all very neat.
The back is pretty neat, too. ;)
……..and here is the back

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It is neat and tidy but the addressee is not the important thing about it, though a bit more info about the recipient never does any harm.

What is on the front is also on the back, therein lies the clue.

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It is a mourning cover, so who was dhe the relative/daughter of?

Is that where the important detail of the cover lies?
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traralgon3844 wrote:It is a mourning cover, so who was dhe the relative/daughter of?

Is that where the important detail of the cover lies?
Not at all, though it's interesting where the input of other board members can take you, as a bit of googling revealed the following:

"Thanks to a Scottish researcher, Sara-Jayne Donaldson, I have learned a great deal about this family. The Hendersons as a family must have been one of the most important, untitled but landed families in the area. They had a long lineage, taking them back maternally to Bishops and Kings and seem to have been very community minded, generous and interested in improving their surroundings. They had lived in Stemster [which means 'stone'] since the 1600s. Stemster House is still standing in Bower, a huge white building surrounded by trees, set back off the road but clearly visible from the main south road between Thurso and Wick.
They also had a home in Edinburgh. The males of the family had a tradition of serving with the forces, apart from James the eldest who had the farm and produced whiskey. One of the family moved to London, and Parish Records show a christening of Cecilia Mary Henderson in Kennington in 1839, so it is possible that Patrick was staying with relatives, where he wrote this letter before he sailed for India.
Patrick himself was the youngest son, born and christened on 29 April 1803 in Thurso. Little is known of his life, although from his letter he seems amiable, and he certainly made the Army his life, as he never married and became Major in the 42nd Madras Native Infantry, serving in the Persian Gulf, India and Burmah. He died on 18 May 1877 at 12 Ann Street, his residence in Edinburgh, of the shaking palsy, from which he had suffered for two years."


Patrick is not the person to whom this cover relates but clearly a close relative. Who was it? It still does not answer my original question though!

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Earliest use of the stamp.
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The Pom wrote:Earliest use of the stamp.
Yes, well the plate to be precise, by 9 days. I feel a bit like Usain Bolt when he smashed the 100m record.

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wilko wrote:What is on the front is also on the back, therein lies the clue.
The back is important to confirm the date, of course, as the likelihood of two incorrect datestamps just a day apart - no need to pay extra for first class post in 1864! - is vanishingly small.

The Pom's comment gets a smile: EKU for SG43 as a whole would ramp things up even more given how well known the stamp is and the numbers printed, but that's still better than an EKU for a middling plate number IMO due to how close it is to the overall earliest date.

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Hi!

I just received this little bargain lot, which won on ebay for about 27AU$ inlcuding shipping costs! I`m glad I asked for a better scan, as the ebay scan was very low resolution!

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Here is what made it a bargain for me:

Mint lightly hinged KGV ½d green single wmk overprinted NWPI with scarce Electro 3 variety "Crack through left value tablet and kangaroo`s legs and paws" position 3R9.

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Of course I wish it was a non overprint example, as I think the varieties with NWPI overprint are not so saught after, but nevertheless a scarce stamp I think.

As a nice side effect, there was this nice KGV 1d red rough paper perf. OS with variety "small notch in the left frame opposite wattles" pos. II/28. I`m no expert on shades, but I think there is a good chance for it to be in the scarce plum shade G71.

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Greetings

josto

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Re: Bargains picked up from Online Auctions

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And today I also received the nice postcard selection, I had shown before. I have zero knowledge on postcards adn I don`t know if postcards are saught after, but I spotted the well known variety 1d kangaroo die II "Extra island (two Tasmanias)" plate E posi. L25. The variety has a cat. value of 400AU$ and I think as variety on cover it makes it even more interesting, especially contemporary used in the correct time. ACSC states, that this variety was substituted about the end of 1913, so the cover, which is dated 18 OC 1913 was used quite shortly before the substitution, although it does not yet show the break in the bottom frame, which developed as a late state of the variety.

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