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Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 11 Jul 2020 05:37
by parkgateman
Is that a dot under the 2 of 1/2 in left hand value tablet ?

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 11 Oct 2020 07:48
by The Pom

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 11 Oct 2020 12:34
by Allanswood
Ah, the famous "2d Red" Sydney View that everyone has heard the rumours about!
And from a 36,000 feedback seller. :roll:

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 11 Oct 2020 22:08
by norvic
Come on, you know you're supposed to tell us, to save the trouble of looking it up. How can we laugh at it if our catalogues are inaccessible? :lol:

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 11 Oct 2020 22:21
by The Pom
norvic wrote:
11 Oct 2020 22:08

Come on, you know you're supposed to tell us, to save the trouble of looking it up. How can we laugh at it if our catalogues are inaccessible? :lol:
Minor details aside, the 2d "Sydney view" is a blue stamp.........

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 11 Oct 2020 22:31
by norvic
Thank you. I didn't think I'd seen a red one, but then I don't collect these and SG doesn't show a picture of every stamp in the book

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 08 Nov 2020 04:10
by The Pom
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SG1495-502-AUSTRALIA-AUTOMATIC-CA ... 3276954913

Used CV is £7.20, so......

£13.50 for a set soaked off an FDC.



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Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 08 Nov 2020 17:03
by MJ's pet
^The seller might have hit on something there.

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 08 Nov 2020 17:05
by MJ's pet
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Tasmania-Victoria-Australian-Sta ... 4495580501
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Tasmania 1899 Registered cover. Buy It Now $250

But, it has *the stamps ripped off* so value in the Real World = $5 maybe

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 08 Nov 2020 23:16
by The Pom
Shouldn't you have posted that in the "Ebay dreamers" thread?

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 16 Nov 2020 04:04
by BrieffiesWF
I really like this thread! I often wonder why people would be interested in this for example:

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Comment by the seller:
I once bought this FDC as part of a larger batch of older FDC's but have serious doubts about its authenticity (see comments in NVPH catalog) so NO WARRANTY!
Cloud cuckoo land.

This is how a genuine E1A should look like (they do not even exist without address)...

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Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 16 Nov 2020 08:51
by erich
Interesting, because the fake would not look wrong unless compared to a real one. As someone who doesn't collect Dutch FDC's, it's not obvious. On the other hand, who else would be bidding on it except people who should know?

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 16 Nov 2020 10:20
by BrieffiesWF
erich wrote:
16 Nov 2020 08:51
Interesting, because the fake would not look wrong unless compared to a real one. As someone who doesn't collect Dutch FDC's, it's not obvious. On the other hand, who else would be bidding on it except people who should know?
Exactly! As always knowledge is power. This fake is actually quite crude. A real E1A (with address) is worth about €500,- nowadays.

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 16 Nov 2020 10:42
by MJ's pet
The Pom wrote:
08 Nov 2020 23:16
Shouldn't you have posted that in the "Ebay dreamers" thread?


Yes. But if anyone bids on it, then they would be mad. :lol:

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 16 Nov 2020 23:31
by lesbootman
I don't have the ebay details but quite a number of years ago I spotted that someone had sold a set of the 1985 GB famous trains on fdc and presentation pack for around £80. Anything over face is a result normally when selling 1980's era FDC & PPs.

They'd listed them as railway memorabilia rather than as stamps.

I had a spare FDC and presentation pack of the set so I listed them (as railway memorabilia) and got a similar result. It paid for a nice meal out! The buyer was delighted with their purchase.

You can understand people paying over the odds for something they've been looking for for ages without being able to locate. For common stuff not so much!

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 19 Nov 2020 10:20
by erich
There was a time, maybe 15 years ago, where you could get absolutely insane prices for, say, Elvis Presley stamps (including questionable stuff like souvenir sheets from fake "Russian Republics") if you ran them as "Elvis Memorabilia" instead of "Stamps". Folks who clearly knew nothing about stamps would get into bidding wars over them.

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 22 Nov 2020 06:58
by The Pom
This may or may not be a "mad bidder" item. I'm struggling to see £23 of value in this lot. Have I missed something?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/old-stamps-AUSTRALIA-x-11-Kangaroos-/124434179550


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Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 25 Nov 2020 08:17
by The Pom
Another one. Anyone care to hazard a guess at why this got bid up to £15?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Australia-1914-4-x-Stamps-mint-hinged-/203180596312


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Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 25 Nov 2020 14:15
by MJ's pet
The last two cases are, I think, just examples of UK bidders buying basic foreign stamps that are generally less available to them hence they bid a bit more. Not madness, just supply and demand.

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 26 Nov 2020 01:58
by ViccyVFU
The Pom wrote:
22 Nov 2020 06:58
This may or may not be a "mad bidder" item. I'm struggling to see £23 of value in this lot. Have I missed something?
The only thing that sticks out (to me, inexperienced in roos) would be the broken lines around the HALF of halfpenny, which, if a known variety, seems like a fairly decent copy. That, or the postmark on the 9d (I'm similarly unfamiliar with).

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I would focus here .... are those line breaks commons?

(Seems like some fairly experienced bidders, so I'd guess there is something worth having).

As for the latter lot, it looks like just the normal "moving up the bidding food chain", where experienced bidders capped out at £3.30, but decreasingly smaller fish "bid up the scraps". (The penny has two remnants of postmark on, and the glue issues make the description "hardly accurate, at all").

Time to list "your modelling box residue", folks!!

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 26 Nov 2020 10:01
by The Pom
Wear to the shading lines around the value on Roos is extremely common, so nothing to get excited about.

MJ's Pet suggests that it's a lack of Roo's in the UK causing a fight for material in limited supply. Not the case, in my opinion. While there are clearly less Roos here than in Australia, you don't normally see that much of a fight for lots like this.

I buy & sell plenty on ebay UK & watch most lots going through and this lot stuck out like a sore thumb in terms of realisation.

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 26 Nov 2020 12:35
by MJ's pet
It is possible people are having a punt on getting some plate flaws (fuzzy scans notwithstanding). But really a little stockcard of old Australia at £15 or £20 is just people having a flutter. No point in analysing (speculating at) their motives (unless a valuable plate flaw/variety/new discovery jumps off the screen).

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 26 Nov 2020 13:24
by Lakatoi 4
The Pom wrote:
22 Nov 2020 06:58
This may or may not be a "mad bidder" item. I'm struggling to see £23 of value in this lot. Have I missed something?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/old-stamps-AUSTRALIA-x-11-Kangaroos-/124434179550



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You’ve all missed the extremely rare “Pale faced Roo” flaw on the 1/-............ :lol: :lol:

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 20 Dec 2020 23:51
by The Pom

Re: Mad bidders on worthless eBay stamp lots

Posted: 21 Dec 2020 18:00
by Error
I feel so very sorry for many ebay sellers that do not have regular clientele. Their items go unnoticed, not even seen among the many auctions that end every minute. Unless they have regs following, they are just fodder for the cross hairs of shhnipers that silently hunt for low starting bid items, that have had no exposure.

But, let me say this about those insanely insane bidders that make 30 bids per auction, days before it ends, just driving the price up. I do not feel an ounce of sorrow for them.

This is my all time favorite thread on this entire board so far :D