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Oakwood Stamp Auctions Canada - monkey business??

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Has any of you guys heard of this Auction house (Oakwood Auctions, Ontario Canada)

Just came upon them and it is hilarious, wrong descriptions, silly opening prices and realisation estimates.

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Just few examples:

First early Germany stamps misdescribed and with 20$ opening (worth few pennies)

https://www.oakwoodauctions.com/auction-lot/germany-1889-1890-45-stamps_1E14B82AFE/


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Then similar to those also early Germany misdescribed as 1902 issue when they are probably 1916/17 issue in appalling condition (1902 issue has no watermark unlike this) described as VF with some gum (though I couldn't see any)

https://www.oakwoodauctions.com/auction-lot/germany-1902-75- ... 834B71A79/
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Lots of similar stuff throughout their philatelic and numismatic offerings. This is worse than the ebay dreamers since they present themselves as serious business.

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I had to chuckle at the United States stamps section.

They should claim their database has been hacked. ;)

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At least they provide scans so it's easy to avoid any "misunderstandings" with poorly described lots as is common elsewhere.

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Re: Oakwood Auctions Canada - monkey business

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I see nothing wrong with this 1915 10/- Kangaroo description ... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

What Yo Yos .......

It is clearly a 1913, First watermark and is of course, 6d.

AND AS FOR THE ''LIGHT CREASE SEEN ONLY FROM BACK'' ??? .....

https://www.oakwoodauctions.com/auction-lot/australia-1915-48-10-shilling-mh-og_DD64732940




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''LIGHT CREASE SEEN ONLY FROM BACK'' ???  - THEY MUST BE JOkING??!!
''LIGHT CREASE SEEN ONLY FROM BACK'' ??? - THEY MUST BE JOkING??!!
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Well at least year and a stamp are on point, looks like they have a better grasp of Australian stamps :D

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NO.

They have wrong year, wrong colour, wrong watermark, wrong catalogue value, and wrong face value.

Apart from THAT they got it right. :twisted:
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Re: Oakwood Auctions Canada - monkey business

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pitronix wrote:
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Well at least year and a stamp are on point, looks like they have a better grasp of Australian stamps :D

They correctly identified it as a stamp? And from A-U-S-T-R-, Australia. Well done them for not guessing Austria!

(The rest per Glen's response. Oh, boy... :roll:)

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Re: Oakwood Auctions Canada - monkey business

Post by Lakatoi 4 »

Did a search on their site and there wasn’t a 10/- Roo, so they can’t blame a scan/description mix up.

The errors are typical of a general auction house that has someone who apparently knows about coins but doesn’t appear to know a great deal about stamps.

I note lot 402 doesn’t describe the better 3d. OS Roo die. Pity it has a rounded corner, trimmed perfs. and a very noticeable cancel.
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