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I must admit that these two, while not huge in the greater scheme of things, make the two bidders slugging it out on these items, which I would be delighted to get $1.00 for, look pretty silly:

Sold for $10.50 plus $2.00 postage:

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1963-5d-Christmas-Issue-Block-of- ... fresh=true

r***r AU $10.50 21-Sep-13 08:49:52 AEST
3***9 AU $10.00 20-Sep-13 16:53:18 AEST
r***r AU $8.00 19-Sep-13 20:21:33 AEST
3***9 AU $8.00 20-Sep-13 06:24:30 AEST
3***9 AU $5.00 18-Sep-13 10:20:13 AEST
3***9 AU $2.00 18-Sep-13 00:51:51 AEST
3***9 AU $1.00 18-Sep-13 00:51:19 AEST
Starting Price AU $0.99 11-Sep-13 09:54:52 AEST

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Sold for $12.50 plus $2.00 postage:

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1953-3-1-2d-25th-Anniversary-Youn ... 338566507b

r***r AU $12.50 21-Sep-13 08:50:26 AEST
3***9 AU $12.00 21-Sep-13 09:56:07 AEST
3***9 AU $11.00 21-Sep-13 09:55:49 AEST
3***9 AU $10.00 20-Sep-13 16:53:40 AEST
r***r AU $10.00 20-Sep-13 21:51:51 AEST
r***r AU $8.00 19-Sep-13 20:19:51 AEST
3***9 AU $8.00 20-Sep-13 06:23:49 AEST
3***9 AU $7.00 20-Sep-13 06:23:40 AEST
3***9 AU $5.00 18-Sep-13 10:20:37 AEST
3***9 AU $2.00 18-Sep-13 00:52:46 AEST
Starting Price AU $0.99 11-Sep-13 09:58:25 AEST

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Two brain dead morons have bid this thing up to $29.99 with about 40 minutes to go. It must be something, because it is listed in CAPS. This sort of stuff should be used to line the base of a Ferret cage, although it is already full of crap.

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y***n ( 2713 Feedback) AU $29.99
04-Oct-13 13:43:38 AEST

5***a (1416 Feedback) AU $29.80
04-Oct-13 08:59:34 AEST

y***n AU $26.00
04-Oct-13 13:43:29 AEST

y***n AU $21.00
04-Oct-13 13:43:23 AEST

y***n AU $11.55
03-Oct-13 19:36:06 AEST

y***n AU $4.00
02-Oct-13 14:57:12 AEST

Starting Price AU $2.99
28-Sep-13 10:37:36 AEST

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1965 CHRISTMAS & CHRISTMAS NIGHT FAULT
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Now that would be a good candidate for the Caption this thread.

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This 'India Poonch State SC# 1, Used. Lot 9-22-13', eBay item https://www.ebay.com/itm/India-Poonch-State-SC-1-Used-Lot-9-22-13-/331031911361, must be a worthy contender for 'worst fake including cancellation'

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and yet eBay buyer 7***I thought it was worth $US77.22. The buyer has a feedback score of 1 - and at this rate, I doubt it will reach double figures :D

For orientation, Poonch SG 1 (presumably the same as Scott #1) is catalogued at £200 used. There is still the occasional free lunch on eBay, but they go to better-informed buyers than this one.
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Another buyer who believes the Tooth Fairy has taken up residence on eBay ...

This purported pair of Faridkot 1 Folus tête-bêche was described as Sc #1a

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/290991077519?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2648

from Spanish seller sellosmo, and sold for $US11.81. The equivalent item in Gibbons (SG N5a) is listed at £275. Did buyer p***x (feedback set to Private) really think that such bargains escape the eyes of more experienced buyers, and that the item really wasn't a fake?

The same seller had a couple of much less convincing fakes of Jind, which also sold - for minimal amounts, to sole bidders.
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OK I know that this issue is very popular, but does anyone have a clue why this wrinkled stamp would fetch $91? :?

(I bought a very nice lightly cancelled used set of 4 last month for $80 which is the average price for a used set).

https://www.ebay.com/itm/INDIA-206-Very-Nice-Used-Issue-VF-GANDHI-/360769617379

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Oh My...Somebody just paid AUD 192.50 for the ANPEX 5/- Harbor Bridge. 5 idiotic Bidders (total of 12 Bids) with three still going after the description had been amended to read this, in big font:
On 28-Nov-13 at 09:15:35 AEDST, seller added the following information:

Please note: I have just been advised the the green 5 shilling stamp is not an original but is a copy.
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AUSTRALIAN-SYDNEY-HARBOUR-BRIDGE- ... 7675.l2557

The bidders:
Id: 6***6 AU $192.50 29-Nov-13 18:48:03
Id: 6***6 AU $192.50 29-Nov-13 18:47:51
Id: _***t AU $190.0028-Nov-13 09:49:02
Id: 6***6 AU $150.00 29-Nov-13 18:47:36
Id: 6***6 AU $100.00 29-Nov-13 18:47:26
Id: n***l AU $90.00 28-Nov-13 21:36:58
Id: n***l AU $80.00 28-Nov-13 21:36:49
Id: n***o AU $70.00 28-Nov-13 10:21:11
Id: 6***6 AU $50.00 27-Nov-13 12:46:28
Id: 6***6 AU $30.00 27-Nov-13 12:46:18
Id: c***l AU $28.88 28-Nov-13 09:44:50
Id: _***t AU $10.00 24-Nov-13 18:18:03
Starting Price AU $10.00 22-November-13


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fromdownunder wrote:Oh My...Somebody just paid AUD 192.50 for the ANPEX 5/- Harbor Bridge. 5 idiotic Bidders (total of 12 Bids) with three still going after the description had been amended to read this, in big font:
On 28-Nov-13 at 09:15:35 AEDST, seller added the following information:

Please note: I have just been advised the the green 5 shilling stamp is not an original but is a copy.
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AUSTRALIAN-SYDNEY-HARBOUR-BRIDGE- ... 7675.l2557

The bidders:
Id: 6***6 AU $192.50 29-Nov-13 18:48:03
Id: 6***6 AU $192.50 29-Nov-13 18:47:51
Id: _***t AU $190.0028-Nov-13 09:49:02
Id: 6***6 AU $150.00 29-Nov-13 18:47:36
Id: 6***6 AU $100.00 29-Nov-13 18:47:26
Id: n***l AU $90.00 28-Nov-13 21:36:58
Id: n***l AU $80.00 28-Nov-13 21:36:49
Id: n***o AU $70.00 28-Nov-13 10:21:11
Id: 6***6 AU $50.00 27-Nov-13 12:46:28
Id: 6***6 AU $30.00 27-Nov-13 12:46:18
Id: c***l AU $28.88 28-Nov-13 09:44:50
Id: _***t AU $10.00 24-Nov-13 18:18:03
Starting Price AU $10.00 22-November-13


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And yest You wonder why anyone would not get suspicious with a hazy printing and double postmarks of this reprint. If the set only has the 3d and one type of the 2d, even if its UHM its worth $2 or $3 tops.

That 1972 Reprint thing is worth a $1 tops and thats with the other 2 fako stamps. Some people should just not collect stamps :evil:
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While the stamp isn't totally worthless, $100 is about 10X too much for it. Clever marketing, though.

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new12collector wrote:While the stamp isn't totally worthless, $100 is about 10X too much for it. Clever marketing, though.

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/US-Scott-C3-1918-USED-Jenny-inverted-Scan-Fine-/291003513923
This one made my day, properly described, nothing hidden, sounds like a joke on bunnies. For something like this you have to be plain stupid as there is no other explanation :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Probably bidders dint saw "scan" on title! :-)
Otherwise, they bid for a "great quality" counterfeit that will sell later on ebay ;)

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The winning bidder has around 12,000 feedbacks. :shock: Hardly bunny figures, or perhaps a multi millionaire who wants to die broke.

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I can't help wondering which part of the phrase 'fantasy item' has thrown the bidders on this item:

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121220469071

To pay £80 for this 'John Bull' printing is just insanity. I don't know what the seller could see by stating "3x Jubilee overprint error"; this is an attempt at a double overprint.

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pitronix wrote:
new12collector wrote:While the stamp isn't totally worthless, $100 is about 10X too much for it. Clever marketing, though.

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/US-Scott-C3-1918-USED-Jenny-inverted-Scan-Fine-/291003513923
This one made my day, properly described, nothing hidden, sounds like a joke on bunnies. For something like this you have to be plain stupid as there is no other explanation :lol: :lol: :lol:
A true rarety both the frame and the Jenny inverted all in 1 Stamp, all at the same time , wish I had seen it, hang on a minute I have one in my collection , I have just mounted it wrong way up , silly me.

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One day, you wake up and you find out that you spent hundends (or thousands) of $ to get a worthless collection :(
Or die happy in ignorance :shock:

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Now this is a more serious one:

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/QV-Hong-Kong-Stamp-Office-and-Duty-Used-selection-/331082957069

This eBay item was originally de-listed by the seller on 8th December. I noticed it on an email alert when it was listed at £55.55, BIN:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/QV-Hong-Kong-Stamp-Office-and-Duty-Used-selection-/331081891562

He shrewdly re-listed them for auction.

Now to find a single legitimate ordinary copy of any of these is a challenge. To find 6 together including an inverted copy would surely ring alarm bells. But no.

There were a few more clues as to what kind of material this seller was listing, had bidders bothered to look at his 'completed listings'.

On the 23rd November, the seller accepted an offer on a group of 12 of these ('Buy it now' price £66.66):

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/QV-Hong-Kong-Stamp-Office-and-Duty-Used-selection-/331070642140

Earlier on 16th November, the seller accepted an offer for yet another group of 12 at the same BIN price:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/QV-Hong-Kong-Stamp-Office-and-Duty-Used-selection-/331067163635

Just recently, there has been a plethora of these forgeries on eBay and one thing is for sure, these will cause problems if and when they filter back on to the market, piecemeal.

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amprantino wrote:One day, you wake up and you find out that you spent hundends (or thousands) of $ to get a worthless collection :(
Or die happy in ignorance :shock:
Or you drop dead of a heart attack after you discover what they are really worth.

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HayeSmyth wrote:....
Now to find a single legitimate ordinary copy of any of these is a challenge. To find 6 together including an inverted copy would surely ring alarm bells. But no.
Selling the complete set alltogether, probably will get better price that selling individual stamps. Common and low cost stamps may not be sold separately

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Amprantino

You fail to understand that the genuine stamps are fiscals which were authorised for use because of a shortage of basic postal adhesives. They were not in use long term. When POSTALLY used, they are catalogued at between £200 and £450 each; and the inverted at £8000.

So hardly found as a set at any one time, let alone 30 stamps of this type. It does not happen!

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Come on! It was a bargain :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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12 bidders have increased the bidding to USD 51 on this obviously faked lot worthless..

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1866-1887-INDIA-JAMMU-AND-KASHMIR-Co ... 1c39fbc451

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In the above auction there are only two bidders.
One of these two bidders has only 3 positive feedbacks.
Moreover this bidder makes multiple bids with 5$ step.

I strongly believe that is a sellers fake account to increase auction price :twisted:

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birder wrote:12 bidders have increased the bidding to USD 51 on this obviously faked lot worthless..

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1866-1887-INDIA-JAMMU-AND-KASHMIR-Co ... 1c39fbc451

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With 3+ hours to go, I see there are now 4 bidders and 14 bids, and the latest idiot has taken the bidding to $111.13. The bidder must be a reseller. No half-way competent collector of the Indian States would offer that sort of money for such a load of rubbish.

I have noticed that there seem to be a lot of these fakes circulating in Continental Europe these days. There's a seller in the Netherlands who's been trying for ages to unload lots (in both senses) of this sort of material, and is at it again despite warnings that they're fakes, and I've just found myself stuck (my own fault) with a load of fake Duttia from a French-speaking seller.
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For a few dollars it wouldn't be a terrible buy, get a large group of reference material, or stuff that could be mounted in a collection beside the real thing to show the shoddy fakes that get produced. If one were to offer such an album of fakes, what would (should) it be worth, $10? Or would the purists say that such material is such rubbish it should be binned?
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Two new bidders appeared, and pushed the final price to $134.50. Both bidders had feedback scores in the 800s.

I can only assume that they're resellers, who think they've found a bargain. More fools they. (At least my blunder over the Duttia was made blind: I made the cardinal mistake of not seeing the material before bidding :oops: )

This stuff isn't old or rare, or even uncommon. It's modern, it's everywhere, and given the volume, the forger may well still be operating. If all a collector wanted was a not terribly good illustration of the stamp as a place-holder, these things might have some point. $134.50 is an awful lot to pay for a batch of kiddies' album illustrations, though.
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Please, I would like your opinion about this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181281430636

Seller sold for 56.80$ and after a few hours he send me a 2nd chance offer for 20$. And ofcourse this action rings the alarm bells!!!

1. Fake user bidding, but I dont care about it...

2. Who would sell a 225€ (catalogue price) for 20$ ? Plus free shipping!
Even if maket price is 50%, its about 110€ !!!

Anyone have bought from this seller ? Is trustworthy ?

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The key question is: Why does the seller offer the item to you? The losing bidder was at $55.80

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pbr wrote:The key question is: Why does the seller offer the item to you? The losing bidder was at $55.80

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Either was using fake accounts to increase the price or I was 3rd in the queue: the 2nd in row bidder refused the offer so I got an offer at the maximum value I posted (20$).

But would you sell that set at 20$ ? Noway for me ....

On the other hand he is massively selling stamps, with 12k+ positive feedback!

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If you were willing to bid up to $20 for the set and he is offering you the set at that price, I'm unsure of what the problem is, it may be he has more than one set of those to sell.
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There's a set here - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Greece-1951-Scott-535-538-Mi-578-5 ... 1143091145 - from the USA.

Comparing the two sets, something looks different between them - not as sharp, but that may be the scan, and the perfs :?: :?:

There are a number of other sales of these if you search "Greece 1951", not 1950, but that US one provides a clear, large scan.

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Color shaprness can be affected by many factors. Lets assume that is ok.

What is wrong with the perforation?
Perfs are 12,1/4 x 13,1/4 and should be printed using "recess prinintg".

Any idea what is the "C" letter appearing at the bottom right of the image?

According to greek catalogues there arent any known fakes for this set.
[ I dont know how this cant be true and how difficult is to print something today...]

An 100% genuine set is this:
http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a552/amprantino/stampboards/3204376_zps1034f87f.jpg

(I have uploaded big resolution, so it cant be inserted inline)

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Post by HayeSmyth »

amprantino wrote: Any idea what is the "C" letter appearing at the bottom right of the image?
This does not look like a 'normal' scan to me. The use of the letter 'C', indicates a copyright image; perhaps copied from another website.

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My rule of thumb is, "If I have doubts, walk away". To me, you have mentioned enough reasons to be wary and there will always be other sets. Better to pay more for a set you are sure of than risk being conned.
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I've grown sadly resigned to the sight of two or even three idiots driving up the eBay realisations for blatant forgeries of the Indian States - to the extent that I hardly bother to record them any more.

However, this piece of nonsense, purportedly from Jammu & Kashmir

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Jammu-Kashmir-1857-1885-East-India-C ... 0771453284

from seller nomiselo reached $US89.00, on 17 bids from 14 bidders :shock:

Quite evidently the 14 bidders have never seen a genuine Jammu & Kashmir Circular, or cancellation either. Or perhaps they were all after the Indian 4 Annas, which would have been cat. £3.75 if it was all there.
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For me it can often be hard to see whether it's a fake or not, especially from a scan. But of course if the Price is too unrealistic, then a bell should ring in ones head.

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mads1983 wrote:For me it can often be hard to see whether it's a fake or not, especially from a scan. But of course if the Price is too unrealistic, then a bell should ring in ones head.
I think I will take the risk! :mrgreen: :twisted:
- Seller claims that is genuine
- Its "only" 20$
- I have 15 days to return; I will pay 7$ to return it
- Lets get my first fake and investigate the quality :-)

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amprantino wrote:
mads1983 wrote:For me it can often be hard to see whether it's a fake or not, especially from a scan. But of course if the Price is too unrealistic, then a bell should ring in ones head.
I think I will take the risk! :mrgreen: :twisted:
- Seller claims that is genuine
- Its "only" 20$
- I have 15 days to return; I will pay 7$ to return it
- Lets get my first fake and investigate the quality :-)
Yes I would do the same thing I think. But I just ment in generel it can be hard to spot the fakes, especially for a semi-newbie like myself.

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I will go to a stamp seller and get his opinion.... :)

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amprantino wrote:Color shaprness can be affected by many factors. Lets assume that is ok.

What is wrong with the perforation?
Perfs are 12,1/4 x 13,1/4 and should be printed using "recess prinintg".

Any idea what is the "C" letter appearing at the bottom right of the image?

According to greek catalogues there arent any known fakes for this set.
[ I dont know how this cant be true and how difficult is to print something today...]

An 100% genuine set is this:
http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a552/amprantino/stampboards/3204376_zps1034f87f.jpg

(I have uploaded big resolution, so it cant be inserted inline)
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mads1983 wrote:For me it can often be hard to see whether it's a fake or not, especially from a scan. But of course if the Price is too unrealistic, then a bell should ring in ones head.
I think I will take the risk! :mrgreen: :twisted:
- Seller claims that is genuine
- Its "only" 20$
- I have 15 days to return; I will pay 7$ to return it
- Lets get my first fake and investigate the quality :-)

After a month the stamps were not delivered!
I started an ebay case and I was refunded (seller did not respond & no tracking number).

The seller had about 1600 positiive feedbacks and in January got 100+ negative!
(all negative feedbacks is about undelivered items)

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And here is another beauty, from seller dproulxstamps, a fake Madonna, the key value from the Great Orval set of 1933.

This is a well known fake and is not often passed off as the real thing as it is very easily distinguishable by its poor, dull printing, and also by its very high perf count, when the original stamp gauges 11.5.

To be fair to the seller, I checked his other auctions and he is legit as far as I can see, having mostly $0.99 sales from what appears to be collections of various countries that he has parcelled out.

In this case, he seems to have broken down a Belgium collection, containing otherwise decent material which sold at fair prices, sometimes very cheap in fact.

Unfortunately, it seems that this little 'gem' had wormed its way into the collection, along with the other stamps from the fake set. These sold very cheaply, so arguably not too much damage there.

I sent him a note when I saw it, about 90 minutes from the closing of the auction, but have received no replies and the stamp sold for US$ 70!

The bunnies were out in force, with a total of 27 bids from 5 buyers, with the winner (who has 3436 feedbacks no less!) sniping for the privilege of getting this worthless piece of junk.

Here is the link to the auction:



https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380817441 ... AQ:US:1123


And here is the picture I lifted of this 'gem':



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while the real stamp here. I lifted it from a legitimate sale on Delcampe as I don't have an example here in Seoul:



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Sometimes you see something and think to yourself WHAT!?


This is one of those times.

Now, unless I am missing something here (perhaps a block of 5/- bridges??) then I think this box of junk sold for way over what its worth.......

We have some glassines of stamps (likely to be trash) ... an old stamp catalogue, some toned mint pre decimal Australia, worthless used stamps hinged onto paper and some kiddies stockbook albums.

So, a box of junk has gotta be worth $100 to someone right?

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So, there's the photo's.

Here's the item title:
Australian Stamps: Estate 11kg Thousands Roo's, KGV Pre Decimal, Decimal 1000's


Here's the item description:
ESTATE

11KG

VERY HEAVY

7 Albums decimal/ pre decimal

100's of pages of stamps hinged

Loose stamps

Blocks of mint pre decimal

Shoebox sorted with Roo's and KGV Unchecked.

Australian Comprehensive Catalogue

Great for any collector

1000's of stamps

Great project



So what would you pay? $50? $100? $200?

Nah ... Sold for AU $1,536.99 + $10 post. :)



Here's the link
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Australian-Stamps-Estate-11kg-Tho ... 1109086856


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No shill bidding as far as I can see

And the winning buyer had a higher bid waiting

Flyspeckers I would guess - but it is a lot of money
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You could go to any stamp shop and buy a box of similar material for $100 any day. :)

Like I said, unless I am missing something there that is exceptionally valuable, I think the bidders are crazy. :mrgreen:

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Buying from a stamp shop, you will get 11kg of cheap stamps: you will waste time just for sorting. All "interesting" stamps will not be in the box and will be sold separately!

Buying from an ebay seller, probably you are willing to take the risk and find something valuable.

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Umm - go look at what else this guy sells.

Single stamps, blocks and sets etc.

The eyes would have been picked out of this $1500 carton of junk. :lol:

He is a very experienced trader and sells/buys Australasian material via 4 or 5 different eBay accounts.

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Tassie_Stamps wrote:Image
The two pages of KGVI with specialist markings piques the interest, but aside from that it's a mess of stuff that could turn out to be plainly awful in person.

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Then he is a seller with great skills! :)

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Last night on a show called Prospectors (weather channel) the idea that the economy
triggers people to turn to prospecting as a source of income. Got me thinking.
More Likely people think along the lines of a lottery. I will get lucky and find that $5,000 item
ready for me to glean and sell. Much wishful thinking on the part of bidders.

Thats my take on all this.
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ChrisGray wrote:
Tassie_Stamps wrote:Image
The two pages of KGVI with specialist markings piques the interest, but aside from that it's a mess of stuff that could turn out to be plainly awful in person.

Still that box is not the worst thing in the world. Yes there might be a lot of toned junk, but the near complete sheet of Jubilees is interesting and just one scarce perf or watermark variety of a Roo of GV could make the rest worth while.

Maybe someone would pay that if they had inspected it and went through it first, but not just by pictures. I myself would pay about $300 for it on a good day. But if it was toned to death, it would be worth very little.
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Amazing. Came across another lot from NobleSpirit - the seller.
How is that possible? auction # 111267509880 already over 1k USD!!! OK, I saw stuff like Mi 138 II, 55 Euros catalog, 135 PF IV, another 60 euros catalog and perhaps one-two more interesting things. There are some dealer notations that make no sense - 120 I..., some misundentified shades, like 115 - labeled a through f don't look like a through f shades, etc.
So... 1k+?!! Did I miss something?
It does take a talent to develop followers that can spend tons on what appears bunch of common to slightly uncommon stamps.

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