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Most of this stuff will never sell, but someone got US $43.50 for those obviously fake Cyprus revenues a few posts up.

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A Delcampe dreamer this time, seller ID is rayensnoun
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The description is fair enough - "Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II 2P 3P 9P", but the asking price? €4,900.00 for three stamps whose true worth is as near to zero as makes no difference.

https://www.delcampe.net/en_GB/collectables/stamps/great-bri ... 25489.html

Most of the seller's other items are almost as dreamworth. No wonder his/her feedback rating is "0 % positive feedbacks out of 0 sale (0 members). "

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Just a wee bit ambitious I think from gebhmic-0 (0 ). One page of common gunk, with the page having been lovingly ripped out of a cheap stock book and available for EUR10,000, or BIN350,000 if you can't wait. If you are willing to part with EUR350,000, you also won't mind the EUR100 extra for postage.

The description shows the full depth of his breathtaking store of knowledge: "Rare stamps". He must have researched for a full nano second to come up with such a erudite phrase.

Anyway, without further ado:
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Stamps/363020021758?hash=item548 ... ctupt=true

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I must get back to my Optometrist ASAP.

This stamp (well it was a stamp once) is described as "Red Benjamin Franklin 2c US Stamp with slogan US SAVINGS BONDS. Used Condition.."
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As Maxwell Smart would say "missed by that much"

Anyway, it's only opening for AU$5,000 more than it is worth, and zero feedback seller suzro_9907 (0 ) is not going to improve his bank account with this one.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Red-Benjamin-Franklin-2c-US-Stam ... ctupt=true

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And for those of you that want to pay $23,000- for a fake stamp, please bid very quickly on this item!

West Australian 4p Inverted Frame fake....
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Item number 283902063145

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Western-Australia-Four-Pence-Ups ... 3902063145

The seller 059121mit even says in the heading...'Western Australia Four Pence Upside Down Swan. Stamp All Stamps Are Fake'.
Then goes on to say in the description....'I don’t know if this is real or fake I’m hoping it’s real and someone out there will know thank you everyone 🦢🦢🦢🦢 ok Western Australia Four Pence Upside Down Swan. Stamp All Stamps Are Fake."

Welcome to the name and shame column for ebay dreamers 059121mit! If it was real, there's no way you'd be selling a half million dollar stamp for Au$23,000 thru ebay!!

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This lot has actually attracted 3 bids. The 'rarity' of some of the non-existent overprints (Samoan GRI on New Guinea) is astounding. I did message this ebay seller before he re-listed to tell him they were garbage but to no effect......

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Another 'dog' - fake Madame Joseph Base Office cancel on v poor £1 NWPI. All for over US$250. Again told the vendor but to no avail - relisted again. Probably worth A$20 on a really good day as an example of the Base Office forged cancel.

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Now this is a truly novel approach:
Timbre CTO non oblitéré rare 1984. Il est très rare de trouver un timbre CTO non oblitéré. Ce timbre n’est pas faux ,il est authentique. Bon achat
Google translate - Uncancelled rare CTO stamp 1984. It is very rare to find an uncancelled CTO stamp. This stamp is not fake, it is authentic. Great deal
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dibe_551 is asking EUR 650.00 for this. A normal person would call it "a mint stamp" (and it appears somewhat discoloured on the Bike as well. Note IT IS NOT MISSING YELLOW).

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Timbre-CTO-non-oblitere-rare-198 ... SwCTZezkol

ETA: And now that I look at it close up, it clearly does have a cancellation in the NE corner.

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Yes, it has a faint CTO-style postmark. The description is like when people say a stamp is "Used, never hinged."

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"1 Cent Green Franklin Stamp Extremely Rare 1847"

$AU10,000.00...

So says a brand new Western Australian eBayer micsm-1971 (0 ) who must have left both of his brain cells at work and is at home during the lock down. After all, being 75 years wrong on the issue date, and $10,000 wrong on the asking price takes a real special person and somebody with more brains than a wilted flower.
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1-Cent-Green-Franklin-Stamp-Extr ... Sw5RRe6Mxr

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18 Jun 2020 13:55
"1 Cent Green Franklin Stamp Extremely Rare 1847"

$AU10,000.00...
Rare sideways printed? :roll:

Mainly collecting GB, working back from QEII. Often side-tracked into Japan, GB-era Hong Kong definitives, Ceylon and Australia pre-decimal.

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I like this lot.

A single page showing nothing in particular and lots of further close ups of said same for EUR 2,950.00 from melanii_89(0):
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Must be more to it than that.
Préoblitéré n° 69. 30c vert Paix. Je vend le lots tout les timbre de cette pages. Me contactez avant de l'acheter. Cordialement. Service de livraison : Lettre prioritaire
Google translate:

"Pre-canceled n ° 69. 30c Green Peace. I sell the batch all the stamp of this pages. Contact me before buying it. Cordially. Delivery service: Priority letter"

Ah! A rare pre-cancel. Let's look.
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It's even rarer. A torn pre-cancel missing pre-cancel. Google search probably has a lot to answer for.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Preoblitere-n-69-30c-vert-Paix/1 ... SwXede6J4v

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This, from ebayer hendeshirl, is apparently "Fine MLH" and in "Great condition".

Their other listings are similarly delusional.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Australia-1937-49-perf-15x14-3d-b ... 3441485827


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Correct identification, but incorrect pricing, from seller kennymayken.

A mere £100 to you.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Australia-KGV-One-Penny-Red-Rare-Watermark-/143639805885
This stamp has a Crown and A watermark but has very rare watermark margin lines. These identify this stamp as a bottom left corner stamp on pre printed watermark sheet.
These watermark sheets were printed 480 per sheet but were cut in half to print amongst others the KGV issue therefore printing 240 stamps in two sections using two printing plates.
A few of these pre watermarked sheets were wrongly aligned when printing the stamps to cause this error when perforating.
Marginal line wmk
Marginal line wmk
Marginal line wmk
Marginal line wmk
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I don't know what seller memik66 (0 ) is smoking, but whatever it is, I want some:

EUR 5,000, postage EUR 65.60

"RARE STAMP 6 CENT AIR MAIL 1941-44.UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. USED"
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Why do I think that he will stay on zero feedback?

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RARE-STAMP-6-CENT-AIR-MAIL-1941- ... Sw3hBe1Ong

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Rare Belgium Stamp 1900s Rare Inverted Cancelation - two rares and a typo in the description.

Is rare the most over used term on Ebay when it comes to stamps
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Some people seem so stupid that their inability to know what they are saying defies logic, and thus by thinking they have "found something" by using google search, can come up with absolutely bizarre descriptions.. zpfrat , join the "I don't have a clue what I am saying" club..
Stamp Australia 1&1/2d Green Queen Mother Definitive Plain FDC Kooninba, RARE.
AUD300

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Stamp-Australia-1-1-2d-Green-Que ... ctupt=true

Exactly what did he/she get wrong?
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Oh..... just about everything!

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deltic1575 wrote:
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Rare Belgium Stamp 1900s Rare Inverted Cancelation - two rares and a typo in the description.

Is rare the most over used term on Ebay when it comes to stampsImage
Rare inverted cancel - made my day so thanks for posting

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fromdownunder wrote:
15 Jul 2020 13:31
Some people seem so stupid that their inability to know what they are saying defies logic, and thus by thinking they have "found something" by using google search, can come up with absolutely bizarre descriptions.. zpfrat , join the "I don't have a clue what I am saying" club..
Stamp Australia 1&1/2d Green Queen Mother Definitive Plain FDC Kooninba, RARE.
AUD300

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Stamp-Australia-1-1-2d-Green-Que ... ctupt=true

Exactly what did he/she get wrong?

Image

Oh..... just about everything!

Norm
Einstein obviously spotted this item & decided theirs was absolutely identical.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stamp-Australia-1-1-2d-green-quee ... 1467151732


QM FDC
QM FDC

It's a good job breathing in & out is automatic or some of these morons would be dead.
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The Pom wrote:
02 Jul 2020 23:12
Correct identification, but incorrect pricing, from seller kennymayken.

A mere £100 to you.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Australia-KGV-One-Penny-Red-Rare-Watermark-/143639805885
This stamp has a Crown and A watermark but has very rare watermark margin lines. These identify this stamp as a bottom left corner stamp on pre printed watermark sheet.
These watermark sheets were printed 480 per sheet but were cut in half to print amongst others the KGV issue therefore printing 240 stamps in two sections using two printing plates.
A few of these pre watermarked sheets were wrongly aligned when printing the stamps to cause this error when perforating.

Image

Image
We seem to have another case of someone seeing something highly priced & thinking they've got the same. This rarely works, especially when the item you're taking inspiration from is already a dreamer item.

In this case, seller bexhappyhair seems to have taken their inspiration from the 1d Red I highlighted earlier on this page and has turned up the fail a couple of notches.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Australia-KGV-One-Penny-Red-Rare- ... 3652319720


Not rare. Not a 1d Red.
Not rare. Not a 1d Red.
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"It's got Hitler on it - it must be rare" has been replaced by "It's got Washington on it - it must be rare",and there are dozens of eBayers seeing this sort of junk and adding to the list.Here is one example which I chose because of the absolutely gorgeous condition of that part of the stamp that still exists:
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Seller (he wishes!): corrle8
Price: USA$1,200

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Used-2-Cent-US-Postage-Stamp-Geo ... ctupt=true

And the same seller corrle8 ,and yours for only US $1,275.00 shows a breathtaking knowledge of stamps for the following effort:

Us Stamp Carmine 2 Cents Rare 1739 - 1799
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For some reason I don't think he has the date quite right.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Us-Stamp-Carmine-2-Cents-Rare-17 ... SwJZVe7KkY

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Another classic

If they are unchecked how do you know they are rare?
If they are rare why sell at only 0.005p per stamp?
Why does 1000 times 0.005p come to £50?
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toycollectorsguild is another ignorant eBayer who, among other faults, can google, but cannot see and knows less about stamps than a blind earwig. Here is a prime example, for which he wants US $160.00. It is of course worth nothing.

The description is "nystamps Japan Stamp # C2 Mint OG $425"

This is his stamp:
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Now, nystamps is a New York dealer, Japan Scott C2 (illustrated below) is an airmail stamp (hey, toycollectorsguild, your plane is missing! Did it fly off the stamp?), Mint Original Gum (not used like this dill's stamp). At least he got Japan right.
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/nystamps-Japan-Stamp-C2-Mint-OG- ... SwdeNez0uL

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Example 2:
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Description: "France 1885 stamp Reunion Levant Beautiful! Hard To Find Blue 15" for US $320.00, Here is a real one:
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toycollectorsguild those things just above the bridge on your nose to the left and right might help you distinguish the difference between your 5 cent crud and the Reunion stamp. Note the name in red.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/France-1885-stamp-Reunion-Levant ... ctupt=true

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Here is his entire listing:

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/Stamps/260/m.html?item=254669972 ... ild&_sac=1

Common Chinese material always found in the average kiddies collection he routinely describes as "rare" are descriptions copied from "sell one like this" and he tries to sell completely different stamps. Google is not his friend.

Collections listed as "high catalogue value", when they are nothing of the sort, and I doubt that he even knows what a Catalogue is or where to find one) and used stamps described as Mint, his ability to ooze stupidity out of every pore knows no bounds.

Dreamer of the year so far, almost a perfect storm of Dumb and Dumber, and he is going to be hard to beat. toycollectorsguild, come on down.

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This from HipStamp today - not worth 1c never mind $10.00:
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This is my favourite thread....

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“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” - Attributed to Einstein.

Obviously this is something of which krisjenlexethan is unaware, as week after week he lists the same junk at the same price obviously waiting for somebody more stupid than he is to bite. A clue might be the prices shown on the approval book, ranging from 2 cents to a whopping 25 cents, because these are what the stamps are still worth.

In simple language, US$800.00 plus US $32.27 postage plus US $158.55 import charges is about US$990.82 more than they are actually worth. Just a sample of the crud on offer:
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Tru-Value-Stamp-Service-Approval ... ctupt=true

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