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The greatest (UV) light of the universe has a not to miss offer at EUR 500,000 !!!!
The careful use of UV lighting is worthy of an Oscar!

Unfortunately the rest of the performance would only score high in the category Fraud and Deception.

95,000 plus stamps from Romania.
There is apparently one stamp worth somewhat more than USD 50 per stamp (type II fluo paper)
Strange that he indicates in his description that the sheet is Type I (worth 20 cents).
All other stamps (in large quantity of sheets) are from the communist period and worth around a couple of cents (look closely to see that all sheets are cancelled to order).

However in his warped arithmetic he gives every stamp this high value: 95.878 stück×57,50 USA Dollar =5.512.985 USA Dollar Plus 50 % Aufschlag für ganze Bögen .Das ist der ebay usa handelswert. Wer rechnen kann ist hier klar im Vorteil!

Translated: USD 5.5 mln plus 50% surplus (due to full sheets). This is the trade value on Ebay USA. Someone who can count has clearly an advantage here!

Luckily I can count and at zero value I have clearly the advantage here ;)

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Not quite very yellow ... could off course be due to bad light :)

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Phil, some great (or terrible, depending on your viewpoint) finds!

Can you include links to the listings in your posts please?
Always on the lookout for Australian pre decimal First Day Covers.

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Phil, some great (or terrible, depending on your viewpoint) finds!

Can you include links to the listings in your posts please?
Yes will do in future!

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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

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A bit disappointed in this seller.
Has three "stamps" on offer but he doesn't provide you with a choice between these monstrosities.
As far as I can see they are not really identical ...

At USD 6,000 each a trifle overpriced! :lol:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1918-George-Washington-Us-Postage ... SwhRZeg~zM

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A bit disappointed in this seller.
Has three "stamps" on offer but he doesn't provide you with a choice between these monstrosities.
As far as I can see they are not really identical ...

At USD 6,000 each a trifle overpriced! :lol:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1918-George-Washington-Us-Postage ... SwhRZeg~zM

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I first posted that lot way back on (would you believe) April 1st at the same price. Nice to see he is still dreaming.

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And now for something completely different... the worlds only tete beche single. And it's completely inverted too:

Seller: vasi6386 (0)
Price: EUR 3,500 (BIN EUR 7,500) + EUR 13.99

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Albrecht Dürer 10 pfennig briefmarke tete beche fehle. Erstausgabe 1961 Michel DE K1 zusammen perforiert perforationfehler . Eine Seite und Rückseite. Sehr einzigartig warscheinlich der einzige auf dem Markt.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Albrecht-Durer-10-pfennig-briefm ... SwKkpftbcg
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Some people must get up in the morning and practice stupid. Here is a classic
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Ultra Rare Japanese Stamps

“Beautiful stamps as seen in photos.”


Two Rare Stamps. Grab a bargain at this price. Great investment. In one of the pictures one is valued at 10 million dollars.
"Seller": purpleroxy1967
Price: $AU2,000,000
Real market value: Nothing.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ultra-Rare-Japanese-Stamps/27459 ... SwrYBfvw4R

Everything he is trying to sell is described as "rare" and none of his junk is. He has a pretty hilarious list to look at and laugh at.

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/purpleroxy1967/m.html?item=27459 ... 7675.l2562

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Seriously, Norm, can anyone , even with only 2 neurones, provided they synapse, be taken in by this total rubbish? If so I have a couple of dozen of these "rare" specimens that I would be prepared to let go for that price! I do not know how he can lie straight in bed.
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26 Nov 2020 14:14
And now for something completely different... the worlds only tete beche single. And it's completely inverted too:

Seller: vasi6386 (0)
Price: EUR 3,500 (BIN EUR 7,500) + EUR 13.99


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Albrecht Dürer 10 pfennig briefmarke tete beche fehle. Erstausgabe 1961 Michel DE K1 zusammen perforiert perforationfehler . Eine Seite und Rückseite. Sehr einzigartig warscheinlich der einzige auf dem Markt.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Albrecht-Durer-10-pfennig-briefm ... SwKkpftbcg
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How, pray tell, can you even determine if it is a separated half of a tete-beche pair? Is the WM inverted? Since there is no cataloged singles with inverted WMs, it should be no different than a normal single.

Reference: http://colnect.com/en/stamps/list/variant/37054

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purpleroxy1967 is on a real roll. These are not rare they are:
Ultra Rare Columbus 1892 United States Stamps

“Small hole in NO :10 Stamp. Condition as seen in photos.”

Three Highly sought after stamps. Fantastic investment. Worth a lot of money. Three Stamps together is a very rare find.
Four sentences in the main description, four lies. purpleroxy1967 must be going for the record. They are also not worth the asking price of $AUD 30,000.. Anybody with an IQ of over 30 would not pay 30 cents for these.

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As for the "NO :10 Stamp", well I suppose a normal person would say it's a 10 cent stamp, the small hole is a crater, it has damaged perfs and is creased in four different place. That's three strikes. Your'e out!

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ultra-Rare-Columbus-1892-United- ... SwPRFfwaOl
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For today's Number 2 (pun intended) we have a badly damaged Austrian postcard cutout for $AUD 80,000, and again worth nothing.
Rare Empire Stamp

“Condition as seen in photos.”

Great investment stamp. Ultra Rare.
Two sentences, two lies.
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rare-Empire-Stamp/274590408746?h ... SwcuVfvxfe
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And for the trifecta for only AUD $1,000 (which is exactly AUD $1,000 more than they are worth:
Rare 1963 John F Kennedy Stamps United States

Both are different colours. Rare opportunity to buy these two rarities.
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The different colour is called "a stain". And again with the rare. I've seen less confetti tossed around at weddings than the number of times this idiot tosses the word "rare" around.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rare-1963-John-F-Kennedy-Stamps- ... Sw-yNfwa1t

I think we should start a go-fund-me for a pair of eye glasses for the clown, and greatest dreamer of all time in waiting. He has reached 8/10 on the Trump scale.

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I thought I would throw in one more. Is purpleroxy1967 really this stupid? AU $10,000.00 for these???

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5 Shillings and 1/2 Pound Rare Stamps

Good Condition as seen in photos.

Rare 2 Unique Stamps. Investment opportunity’s.
How much tea do you want?
'alf a pound please Gov.
That will be 2/6d {'alf a crown} please.

Obviously he does need glasses. Thinned, creased, short perfs, toned and killer cancels. If that is good condition I am Queen Marie of Roumania.

"Rare Unique"? OK, whatever you say. Maybe I'm dreaming that I have some of these.

"Investment opportunity’s."? A lie and also does not know what an apostrophe is or does.

purpleroxy1967 just keeps on giving. EVERYTHING he lists in stamps is wrong in every way.

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Quite a conundrum this one:
The description reads: 1861 BELGIUM, PD - SPA CANCELLATION - GEYSERS - THERMAL BATHROOM CENTER, KI.

However, miraculously, for a 1968 Italian stamp to appear on a 1861 item from Belgium that is quite a feat!

Ah maybe that's what a time machine does for a stamp valued at 10 cents ... it upgrades it to USD 250.

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Correctly described by this seller, for which we should all be grateful.
Important to mention here that Scott 95 gives a value of 40 cents ...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BELGIUM-1912-used-10c-King-Albert ... SwIs9fgicY

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Q: How can you tell people a stamp is rare, when you don't even know what country it is from?

A: When you are purpleroxy1967 who must have got dropped on his/her head when a baby.

"Ultra Rare Japanese Stamp" AU$ 10,000.

How about "ultra common Egyptian stamp - 10 cents. Missed by 7,600 miles and AU$9,999.90.
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The first eBayer I have ever seen where rocks in his/her head would be an improvement.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ultra-Rare-Japanese-Stamp/274593 ... SwpVxfwvUi

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"Ultra Rare Japanese Stamp" AU$ 10,000.

Wow.. I wonder if this "Japanese" stamp was ever used on mail from Japan?
Can the seller prove that?

:lol:
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.

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Spartacus wrote:
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"Ultra Rare Japanese Stamp" AU$ 10,000.

Wow.. I wonder if this "Japanese" stamp was ever used on mail from Japan?
Can the seller prove that?

:lol:
My apologies. I accidentally posted the reverse of the stamp and never noticed. Now fixed.

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purpleroxy1967 just keeps on giving. EVERYTHING he lists in stamps is wrong in every way.
Given that they have never sold a stamp (and never will), can't source decent ones, can't identify them, overstates rarity and blatantly overprices the offerings, I feel their next logical career move may be to SG Online, which perfectly matches that skillset.

Hang on, they can list on eBay? That makes them overqualified .... sorry! :mrgreen:

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I hope that there is not a farm where they breed these types of sellers!

More than 150 years old from Ottomanian empire. two out of three are from 1914, the other one from 1918. It is not the Ottomanian empire, but the Ottoman empire and one stamp is from the British Occupation in Iraq.

Very rare almost gone .. I doubt you can find it in anywhere in the wide world: not very rare and I can find them anywhere in the world. What is right is that they are almost gone ...

Shipped with USPS First Class Package. Why bother?

USD 12,000.00 I estimate that the last zero is closer to the real value :lol:


Our friend dr_metallica should pay a visit to the first part of his name ... in contrast to his "stamps" he should have no problem in getting certified.

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Our friend kamkins who recently joined EBAY is apparently not used to a polycrome and binary world.

Very rare, two colors, two different stamps ... unseen in the stamp world :lol:

Catalogue value: EUR 3.00.

I've got a little hunch that Mr. kamkins will not sell these for USD 5,000.


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Euh, ah, oh, but, no, euh ... just speechless!

Anybody willing to complete my comment?

Rare collectors item ... there must be some rare collectors out there willing to add it to their "supremely wrinkled" theme collection!

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Euh, ah, oh, but, no, euh ... just speechless!

Anybody willing to complete my comment?

Rare collectors item ... there must be some rare collectors out there willing to add it to their "supremely wrinkled" theme collection!

Phil

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I would have loved that one but the $46.24 postage to Australia killed it for me.

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The brilliant line from the film,"The Castle" springs instantly to mind. "Tell him, he's dreamin." I am not sure that I would offer more than 5 cents. Another idiot who believes that all stamps have to be priceless in value.
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Is Ottomania the irrational compulsion to accumulate Turkish stamps?

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This is Ottomania.
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Is Ottomania the irrational compulsion to accumulate Turkish stamps?
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And the dreaming goes on!

Collection of three (!!!!) Belgian stamps.
Two got a corner missing and the other one's color is slightly off at the top and is missing one of its teeth (nothing a visit to the dentist can solve!).

The 50 cent in perfect condition has a catalogue value of EUR 21.5, the rest are worth a couple of cents.
Unfortunately the missing corners and teeth have nibbled a bit at the real value, namely zero!

Even in this condition they are not very rare, I've seen many in my bin.

But hey, he's got 7 watchers, so maybe someone has the missing corners/tooth and has been looking to finally make the stamps whole again. :D

Fortunately I'm in luck as they may not post to Belgium. Let's keep it that way :)

Maybe his nickname refers to the rock in his head :roll:

PS: his 11 other rare collections are also a delectable bunch.

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First day of the month and we have got ourselves already a nominee in the category Ignoramus of the Year.

I hear him/her thinking: I have a stamp from a far away country so it must be worth GBP 3,000.

From the description I note that the item is apparently Rare Madagascar republic and also a cover.

The first three letters of the country are very appropriate here: mad!

The seller having only one stamp on offer might give away the breadth of his philatelic knowledge.

Real value: zero to 1 cent

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Stamps collection album? Maybe an album of the boxy type?

Got loads of old stamps from years and years ago nearly every country usa egypt loads back in 1800s and before. (thus spake the Seller)

Lucky seller, wouldn't we all like to have stamps from before the 1800s ...
Cheap as well for such old stamps!

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Unbelievable sale,

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Why do I collect ONLY used stamps? A stamp was created to be cancelled. Otherwise its just coloured sticky paper!

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Holy.....

OMG!!!!

Is there a perf variety there?
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I suggest that the condition of the stamps will put people off bidding - let alone the price.

Maybe someone will undercut him by offering better stamps for .... let me think ... how about $4999.00?

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For posterity...
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Thank you.
Why do I collect ONLY used stamps? A stamp was created to be cancelled. Otherwise its just coloured sticky paper!

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Yes, thank you Bazza.
Now the absurdity is preserved!

Although I suppose it could just be a joke considering the sellers username - although at $5000 it's quite an expensive joke.

I'm guessing Mat is a con who didn't finish grade school...
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Or a kid from Junee making his first eBay sales post.
I’m inclined to give him a break.

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Send him a message via contact on eBay and you may get the abusive response I got. Hehehehe.
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Is there any reason that this was not put on the eBay Dreamers thread?

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At last, a Greek tragedy!

500 top quality stamps spread over 36 countries.
Nicely listed and photographed, unfortunately worth a few cents (if any) per stamp.

So GBP 450 might be a little overpriced.

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-36-Countries-500-worldwid ... Sw33Ffp~0x
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Apologies beforehand as not really the place to show this, but I could not resist.
From the same "seller" as the higher shown Greek tragedy.

Not so coolmaster has 11 yuan left over from holiday.
Yours for GBP 2.50.

At current exchange rate the 11 yuan are worth about GBP 1.20.
Please note that postage would be GBP 6.00.

So you can exchange GBP 1.20 for GBP 8.50. Clearly a mega bargain!

Looking closely you can see that the banknote either had some coffee spilled on it or alternatively it fell in the toilet at a hard pressed moment.

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/11-CHINESE-YUAN-Left-Over-traveli ... SwEUBflYQo
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I don't know if kameradski Vladimir777 has ever graced these excellent pages?
But he's more than worthy!

For this "slightly damaged" George Washington #321 #322 Horizontally Vertically only 3 sides cut-1908 stamp he's asking only a modest GBP 4,800.

Apart from a garden sheers cut on the right, there are also some stab wounds, a ripped off corner and some teeth missing.
Looks like George Washington had some sorts of an unfortunate encounter ... of the value destroying kind.

The rest of the "stamps" he's offering are also overpriced on a cosmic scale.

Delusion squared!

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/George-Washington-321-322-Horizon ... Swep1eQDOO
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Okay hold fast, here we go again ...

Super informed seller pamay_6838 is asking GBP 700 for this Norwegian stamp.
It is apparently rare because it has a line under ORE ... which it is supposed to have given that it is Lion type I from 1922.

Only 280 million printed.

The Facit catalogue gives it an M (= minimum) for price. Translated from Swedish: worth nothing!

The rest of the meager stamps on offer are also vastly overpriced.
Stumbled on this prankster due to a Belgian stamp (missing two corners).
Have asked a question regarding this stamp ... let's see what intellectual response (if any) I'm going to get. :lol:

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Got a very honest reply from seller pamay_683: see below mail exchange.
More than likely being misled and ignorant than dishonest or deluded.

Dear Seller,

Can you please indicate what makes this stamp from series 1?
Thanks in advance for your kind reply,
Regards,
Phil

pamay_6838:
I am not a dealer i brought them at auction and it was mark as that so i list it if it is wrong please could you let me know and any thing that i list that you like will be discounted as i have about 10 albums full could do with some help


Dear Seller,

Regarding the stamp, please be aware that series 1 was only issued in 5000 units whereas series 2 was issued in the millions. So the chances of having series 1 is rather slim. The series 1 image must measure exactly 18.5 mm x 28 mm. Series 2 has a catalogue value of 0.45 euro cents, but as the stamp is missing two corners it is in fact worthless.

Do your research of catalogue numbers for each stamp on www.colnect.com (use catalogue numbers from for example Michel, Yvert & Tellier or Scott). Then have a look on for example www.delcampe.net for values. You don't have to be member to see the info.
Except for the really expensive stamps most stamps don't sell for catalogue value, but between 10% and 30%, therefore a site like Delcampe gives a better view of real selling prices.

In stamps there is one thing vital: knowledge is power!
Getting rich with stamps is as hard as winning the jackpot. Most stamps found in old albums are not worth much.
So please be careful when setting prices for your stamps.. Many collectors shake warily their heads when they see overinflated prices.
If you have 10 albums, go to a good stamp dealer, he will advise you better.

Hoping to have been of assistance,

Phil

pamay_6838:
Thanks for letting me know and I will welcome any more information you have this will be really helpful going forward.

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Again one of those elusive and rare upside down stamps.
And this time on a postcard!

Only for the younger collectors among us who are still able to stand on their heads :)
I know I have stopped collecting upside down stamps due to a neck hernia.

Should we gently suggest to seller alon_noi2011 that a great revelation will be his when holding the card upside down?

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bucci.yvett has an interesting take on history. First of all his stamps were issued in 1732 - not an error, he claims this twice. The second is more interesting, the stamps have a portrait of Washington as an adult - a really neat trick for something issued the year he was born. I just noticed that And he can't read either, as the stamps clearly have the issue year - 1932 - showing.

Oh, he is from Connecticut, so he must have been reading one of Twain's books about time travel. Now it all makes sense.

And it's only $USD1,000. 10 cents for the stamps, $999.90 for the alternative history.
Rare Old 1732 George Washington 2 Cent Cancel Charlestown 4 Panel Block Stamps

For auction is a rare old 1732 George Washington 4 panel block Charlestown stamps.One of the top right stamps has a tear,and is a little detach from the rest of them.There is no gum.Charlestown was called that from 1670-1783.Then at the end of 1783,the American Revolution war.The name was shortened to Charleston.Please look at the pictures for condition.

Icing on the cake - there is a Charlestown in Boston. STRIKE 4!*


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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rare-Old-1732-George-Washington- ... Swcwlf09xR

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It's not just eBay these days. I'm in a few of the bigger Facebook stamp groups, and a large percentage of the posts are from people who are home with some time on their hands, and have gone to look in their attic for things to sell. They find an old kiddie collection, or a few random old stamps in with some other junk, and think they hit the lottery.

About 90% are either worthless used common stuff (or common mint stamps best used as "discount postage"); 9% are somewhat better collections (where you see the odd better item mixed in with the common stuff) and 1% where someone was a serious collector. It gets old telling people "your stamps really aren't worth anything."

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GB plate 177 1d red, with the 1s coloured-in, offered as plate 77 for £25k....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gb-Queen-Victoria-stamps-Plate-77 ... 1438.l2649

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I'm sorry, words are required. I don't need to not intend to look at every item listed on this thread, and if we come back in a month the link will be dead anyway.

Whilst it is true that in this case the URL includes enough of the item title to explain, some of the narrative description or a screen clip of it would be much more useful.
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This one really speaks for itself, and nothing I say could make the description more insane than it is:
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Details about SCARCE 1867-1883 10 SHILLING (PALE-GREEN) QUEEN VIC.(USED-HINGED) (C.V $6,400++)

IN FAIR TO GOOD CONDITION
"Seller" chazzstamps

Price: AUD$2,500.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SCARCE-1867-1883-10-SHILLING-PAL ... SwlI1fpSqY

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