Yep.steevh wrote: ↑15 Aug 2022 21:15Filling an entire album with stamps is a very time-consuming process -- just the lick and stick part, even without all the necessary sorting involved.Rigs wrote: ↑15 Aug 2022 20:24.
Yes I am certainly suspicious that it is.
Mostly because I have followed the sales of this seller for several months, and week in week out he/she has two or three albums of this vintage full to the brim with old stamps.
That’s all the seller offers.
I mean, how many unfettered albums of this vintage are there in Melbourne, or Australia, for that matter?
I would suggest there is a busy production line utilising empty, or near empty, albums at play here.
Much more effective way to shift spacefillers.
Because the end result is well worth the effort for a retiree looking for extra cash.
And, at the end of the day, they aren’t committing a crime, nowhere does it say ‘sold as found’ or some such.
I think a more probable method would be to buy genuine old albums, strip out the small percentage of valuable stamps (for sale elsewhere), and then replenish it with spacefillers. Starting from scratch would be just too much bother.
Either way, certainly not the ‘aura’ implied by the pics.
I.e. ‘Grandpa’s old album which we found in an old chest sitting in the attic untouched for 70 years’