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Picked up on Hip Stamps for $C16 + postage on a buy now, fair price for a useful block to help with the plating project. Valued at £12 each in SG.

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When they arrived I did the normal watermark and perforation checks, they have the uncommon vertical watermark from plates 11 & 12. SG value £85 each!

Original gum and traces of hinge marks on top two.

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Great looking block Richard.
Well worth every penny spent.

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I never buy an expensive item on Ebay unless I am sure it's legit.

Cancels overprints perf varieties and the like are off my list as stand-alone items.

So a little story for you the Ascension set was bought with other stamps from the island for 30 euros a number of King George V stamps made the price worth it alone did not even see the Specimen perfin set.

When I got the lot, I, of course, found it and went back and bought the St Helena lot for 20 euros the same thing a pile of mint Edward stamps did the trick for this lot.

I then tried to buy 2 10 euro lots from this seller containing several different specimen sets.

They never arrived and the remaining lots on eBay were removed with the lost or broken tag.

So I think he got a wake-up call from some were.

But at four hundred and fifty pounds for the Ascension set and a hundred and sixty pounds for St Helena, I got the best two.

Ascension 35s-37s and St Helena 128s-130s

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Found this set from some ebay purchases 1 year ago, with an invoice showing the cost of $5 together with some other mammal sets . Till last week to sort them out, the 60c humpback whale pop up - a trial printing which I am very happy with.

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I recently picked up these two covers from Ebay for the princely sum of 99p the pair. Although I keep an eye out for Australian items it was the recipient's name of Francis Blackadder which caught my eye. A litte research online (where there are many articles) suggests he is F/Lt. W F Blackadder, DSO of 607 Squadron.

In 1936 he joined the Moor Line owned by Runciman & Company, a shipping company based in Newcastle upon Tyne to which one of the envelopes is addressed. He was awarded the DSO in 1940, the citation stating that he had shot down three enemy aircraft and carried out several very important reconnaissances of bridges and roads at a time when information was hard to come by.

Bargain or not, and although the postmarks seem to have missed the day of issue, I think I have got my monies worth for the history lesson alone.

PS And a book about him here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1781553106

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With the name Blackadder I wasn't sure where this would go. :D

I think they were a bargain just on the basis of the story associated with them. Thanks for posting them up.
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Thanks Rog. I couldn't pass them up with that name! I always hope that there's something in the envelopes but not on this occasion!

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Goodwin wrote:Image

I recently picked up these two covers from Ebay for the princely sum of 99p the pair. Although I keep an eye out for Australian items it was the recipient's name of Francis Blackadder which caught my eye. A litte research online (where there are many articles) suggests he is F/Lt. W F Blackadder, DSO of 607 Squadron.

In 1936 he joined the Moor Line owned by Runciman & Company, a shipping company based in Newcastle upon Tyne to which one of the envelopes is addressed. He was awarded the DSO in 1940, the citation stating that he had shot down three enemy aircraft and carried out several very important reconnaissances of bridges and roads at a time when information was hard to come by.

Bargain or not, and although the postmarks seem to have missed the day of issue, I think I have got my monies worth for the history lesson alone.

PS And a book about him here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1781553106

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swankyspoon wrote: Nice covers. Cunning Purchase! As cunning as a fox who’s just been appointed Professor of Cunning at Oxford University.
Baldrick would be proud! ;)

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Forgive the slight fuzziness.

This is BG #10 (Scott) or #19 (SG). Valued at $800 (Scott) or £850 (SG), I think. Lovely colour and even, slightly small margins. Expertised on back by a reputable expert. A real deal at $150.

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Ottawasteve,
Great looking stamp with very good margins.

Great find indeed.
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Don't see many of these with four margins.
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Spartacus wrote:Ottawasteve,
Great looking stamp with very good margins.

Great find indeed.
Thank you. I love these stamps and am very happy with this individual.

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Picked up this gem recently for $190- Being CofA watermark
I coudn't believe no one else was interested especially with the short Spencer's Gulf.
Very clean, well centred, nice perfs, no hinge remains.
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In a small messy lot from Africa I bought on Ebay for 3.20 USD I found this overprinted stamp. There was this overprinted Belgian Congo stamp I first didn't gave much attention. It took me some time to figure out what it could be, until I found it in my Belgian catalogue... dimensions described in the catalogue are correct, so hopefully it is genuine.

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In such occasions a "country catalogue" can be very useful.

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Just got this from eBay ... a vertical strip of 3 UN stamps on parcel receipt.
LU 20, catalogued at £250 each in Gibbons SofTW 2018.
Cost me £1 plus P&P
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aerogi wrote:In a small messy lot from Africa I bought on Ebay for 3.20 USD I found this overprinted stamp. There was this overprinted Belgian Congo stamp I first didn't gave much attention. It took me some time to figure out what it could be, until I found it in my Belgian catalogue... dimensions described in the catalogue are correct, so hopefully it is genuine.

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In such occasions a "country catalogue" can be very useful.
Unfortunately most probably faked overprint base on that photo, maybe better photo and some of collectors more experienced in those could offer advice too.

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This set just arrived.

Mint unhinged, 99p start (plus 72p post), no other bidders.

Nobody else spotted that the 2½d on 2d shows the variety "Surcharge misplaced", CV $575. :)

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Well spotted :D
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Very sharp eyes The Pom :D

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Wow!!
Great find The Pom.

Well worth it.
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The Pom wrote:Nobody else spotted that the 2½d on 2d shows the variety "Surcharge misplaced", CV $575. :)
It's glaringly obvious - even to me.

But I suspect that many / most don't know it's a listed variety - I didn't.

Who was it said "Knowledge is power"? Some big bloke with a beard???

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Bargain find, a cover to Sir Edward Peacock, for $14AU.

Found this one the other day, did a little research and came up with an interesting life, so I bought the cover :D

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From Wiki: 'Sir Edward Robert Peacock, GCVO (1871–1962) was a Canadian merchant banker, born in St. Elmo, Glengarry County, Ontario. He is perhaps best known as a director of the Bank of England, or for his role as receiver general to the Duchy of Cornwall, the principal property management arm of the Royal Family. He was knighted by King George V in 1934.
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Hi!

Here is latest ebay bargain! I`ve won this auction lot of kangaroos for 46US$ including shipping costs! When I looked at the picture I thought I spotted a goodie within the collection, so I decided to bid a little bit higher and was glad I won it for less than 50US$! Today it arrived and I`m very glad my eyes didn`t disappoint me! Here is what makes this lot a bargain!

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A nice example of the 2d grey 3rd wmk kangaroo "substituted cliche"! It seems to be a quite late state as the stroke of the "d" is nearly completely missing and the left frame break is quite strong! (there were also a nice kangaroo 9d 2nd wmk with ACSC listed variety, nice 3d die II stamps and several other interesting roos!)

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You are an inspirational example of "who dares wins", josto

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Nice one josto!

Note also the irregular lower part of the right frame - also a more pronounced feature on the later states.
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Surcharge misplaced. CV is $375, so not a bad buy at £0.49 plus post.
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Again?! :lol:

Is this the same variety that you picked up above?
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Rog wrote:Again?! :lol:

Is this the same variety that you picked up above?
Yes, I seem to be on a roll. It's a less pronounced example than the mint example shown a few posts earlier, but is very nearly identical to one of the examples illustrated in the ACSC.
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Having been incredibly lucky finding a BMA Malaya overprint 50c from 1c forgery in a £1.99 eBay lot I do not know which superlative to use to describe finding three in this £3.95 ebay mixed lot

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Although not perfect they are different shades from my other one.

The "pair" is not, I believe, actually a pair. There is a 14 stamp cover where all were individually positioned to look like blocks. In this one the overprint on the right hand stamp should be further right than on the left hand stamp, but is not, so will in all probability be two singles.

The single is clearly on thin striated paper. This is not obvious on the right hand double.

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I Just discovered this stamp in a small lot I bought on Ebay. I got it very cheap but some good stamps for exchange in Colnect.

It is Belgium n° 2. You might think "hey that's not that rare and it is even not in very good condition" All of that is True.

But the cancel is incredibly rare. It is what is called a "rural" cancel with No number. This were used in wagons of the trains that had a postal office in the train. Only 4 trains had these and the reason was to also get to places that did not have a postal office. So more for farmers or people living in remote areas. Belgium at that point had one of the biggest railway network in the world. According to an old specialised catalogue it has an aditional value of 6,000 Belgian francs...This is the 14 bars version. The 18 bars version gets a value of R...

so even though the stamp might not be in great condition, the history behind it I think is great. i can imagine this stamp being canceled while cows were around and farmers working on the fields with the working horses... :mrgreen:

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Great story from a little piece of paper :D
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Hoping this was a good deal. Picked up these 2 GB QV for $65 US



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I am a Bury St Edmunds boy and have never knowingly seen that mark on the 5s stamp.

Can anyone enlighten me as to what it is?

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It's a parcel postmark. According to Collect British Postmarks this design (Double circle with inscription) was in use from 1889.
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The cancel on the 10/- is that of the "Old Lady of Threadneedle Street" - the Bank of England Company (B.O.E.C.).
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emason wrote:The cancel on the 10/- is that of the "Old Lady of Threadneedle Street" - the Bank of England Company (B.O.E.C.).
Erm -- actually "Threadneedle Street B(ranch) O(ffice) E(ast) C(entral) -- i.e. London EC district. :)

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mozzerb wrote:
emason wrote:The cancel on the 10/- is that of the "Old Lady of Threadneedle Street" - the Bank of England Company (B.O.E.C.).
Erm -- actually "Threadneedle Street B(ranch) O(ffice) E(ast) C(entral) -- i.e. London EC district. :)
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Picked up the following lot from ebay UK for about 6 pounds / A$10 including postage and GST charges... Small lot with private perfins.

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Just arrived today and the stamp I am looking for is exactly what I am thinking..

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½d single line perf with private perfin (LS)

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The Pom's eagle eyes strike again, a nice little win arrived in the post today.

Blurred scan from the auction listing. It was listed as a standard mint unhinged set, and cost me a little over £110 including post:

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The £1 stamp is the interesting one: Variety "SPEOIMEN", CV $7,500.

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Well done, Chris!

A tip. Sell it in the short term.

If I rejoin the ACSC Pricing sub-committee (stranger things have happened), I'll be recommending at least one zero be sliced from the price.

In case it's asked "why?" : I regard this variety as one of the least important, most overrated (in terms of price) items in the entire ACSC series.

Trying to be helpful, rather than raining on your parade!

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Plenty of rain here anyway, so a bit more won't hurt! I think $7,500 is a bit over-cooked, but I think knocking a 0 off would be over-doing it a bit.

I had a quick look round to see what there was in the way of previous sales of these.

The answer is, not much. One item did catch my eye - a set of 3, which would be hard to assemble to say the least. These did OK at auction:

https://www.leski.com.au/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/310?page=4

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Yes, I saw that, Chris.

A fool and his money . . .

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When searching for some items I am missing from Belgian colonies, I stumbled upon a collection of 1963-1966 which contained the imperforated souvenir sheets that I was missing. But then I noticed this:
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The souvenir sheet was not familiar. My Belgian colonies catalogue only mentiones "luxurysheet", so that was a nice find. And then my attention also went to the fact my catalogue mentiones this set was also printed with 1963 on the left and 1948 on the right. From this set only 6144 have been issued! The other set has seen 153600 sets.

From the scan above from the auction it was hard to see, but it clearly showed this rare variant, but as someone said here before: "knowledge is power"... :D

Catalogue value on the 'normal set' is 1,10 euro, for the variant set it is 88 euro + 35 for the luxurys sheet! And I got a good number of the other souvenir sheets from that period!

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A nice find, Aerogi.

You certainly know your subject well!!!!

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A couple of Cracks makes a CRACKER find!! :D
Bought for $10 + postage in a old set of 1d roos

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Re: Bargains picked up from Online Auctions

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I bought this lot for $8.80 Canadian including shipping.
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https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Canada-500-oblit%C3%A9r%C3%A9s-semi- ... 2749.l2648

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.

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So I am definitely happy with my purchase.

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Re: Bargains picked up from Online Auctions

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kidstamper wrote:
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?".
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Re: Bargains picked up from Online Auctions

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The Pom wrote:
kidstamper wrote:
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?".
It looks like the seller messed up; two lots with the same auction image as above for sales ending a few hours apart, although neither description really fits the items received.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303339205167
https://www.ebay.com/itm/303339195190

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