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"Vintage" - ugh!!!
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Bill H UK wrote:
19 Apr 2021 23:53
"Vintage" - ugh!!!
:cry: :cry: :cry:
A sure sign of a clueless seller, along with "Antique"....

Of course, the true top-quality dreamer uses both. Step forward solar662012, who has clearly been out in the sun too long.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A-PAGE-OF-39-ANTIQUE-AND-VINTAGE- ... 4215805327



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These were found "INSIDE1923 OLD BOOK" and seller sintaltas helpfully suggests "Please check photos for condition AS PARTS OF THE DESCRIPTION", before asking for US $490.00 .

I found one like it as part of a group of 9 different Russian Revenue stamps (in good condition) unsold for about $23.00 the lot.
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Enough said.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/184784236619?hash=item2b05ffb04b:g:~84AAOSwIhFft3G0

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Picked up the following on a Portuguese online website.

Not sure why the seller only chose to scan 3 pages - all of them similar type of material as illustrated below. The offer is for "200 old stamps many dating back to 1800". Seems a bargain at only €299 000 as those stamps issued in 1800 are exceptionally rare.

If this is a bit out of your price range, he is offering a similar lot of Portugal stamps for only €50 000. These are described as "13 old stamps some of them a 100 years old". Pity there are none dating back to 1800 :lol:

200 Old stamps for sale
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From the same Portuguese online auction website, you can get a collection of old American stamps for €65 000. Maybe our American stamp specialists can identify the rarity value of the items shown below.

There is a note added by the hopeful seller: "I have a collection of 500 old American stamps for sale. I can send all photos via email. I can negotiate the value with real interested parties." I guess his retirement plans will be delayed somewhat :lol:

"Old collection of American stamps" for €65 000
"Old collection of American stamps" for €65 000


Selection of American stamps for €65 000
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Another lot from the same Portuguese online auction site. I am impressed by this seller as he actually gives a lot of printing details:
- Issue Date: June 25, 1923
- City of issue: Washington, DC
- Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
- Printing method: Rotary Press
- Perforation: 11
- Color: Carmine

1926 2c George Washington stamps - for €2 500
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emgo5796 (0) is, I suspect, a tad too ambitious with a $10,000 /BIN $15,000 price tag for his "Hundreds of international and Australian stamps used/unused", with the latter tell tale "antique" word added, and a flat out lie - "All in decent condition" - to show how silly the whole tiny mess'o'junk description is. At least three too many noughts behind the 1.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/363371573007?hash=item549aa22f0f:g:68YAAOSwnPtgg9a9

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fromdownunder wrote:
26 Apr 2021 13:05
emgo5796 (0) is, I suspect, a tad too ambitious with a $10,000 /BIN $15,000 price tag for his "Hundreds of international and Australian stamps used/unused", with the latter tell tale "antique" word added, and a flat out lie - "All in decent condition" - to show how silly the whole tiny mess'o'junk description is. At least three too many noughts behind the 1.
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You are being way too generous Norm :D ....at least six too many noughts behind the 1, I would hazard. ;)
Looks like they were all taken from a 9 year old's stamp album and stuck down with glue, or worse!
It's the sort of thing I was guilty of as a child as well. Hinges? Aren't they something you use on a door???

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Nobody in their right mind would even consider taking these for free.
Every single stamp has been damaged or seems to have been battered in some way or another.
Not even worth a $1.

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Ah....... but just look at the wonderful varieties there are.....

I noticed

'large crease through centre of stamp'
'large tear at base'
'Missing corners' (several)
'rare pulled perforations' etc etc

Perhaps the vendor ought to point out these super-scarce issues, certainly not to be found anywhere else other than in a 5 year olds starter collection.

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A carefully selected price point (it's just not quite worth £125, it seems) from skand-82, who thinks this is "Rare" and "Excellent condition", and is wrong on both counts.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303974301123



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Deciding to stand out from the crowd, they have avoided the ubiquitous 2c Washington and have gone for a 1c Franklin instead.


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Red hot tip!

If you save an item into your "watched items" list, it will alert the seller to your interest, and they may offer you a discount....


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I like that "a few other interested buyers also received this.offer"!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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The seller must think they are onto a winner here with so many interested parties? :roll: :roll:

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I often find it rather silly that people can post Kommon Krap on eBay, and call it rare. Six scans of cheap Junior Junk (randomly pulled from a higher number) below described as "rare stamps" and "individually negotiable", that are in reality worth about $1 for the lot, but listed at EUR70,000 (for 138 very ordinary common stamps!)

I imagine it_wiese (no, it 'aint wise) sitting at home thinking that people are racing for his stamps and wondering what to do with all the money. Alas, poor soul, perhaps buy a lottery ticket instead. The odds are far better.
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Our friends in Germany have a reputation for accuracy and fastidious attention to detail. Ebayer erde8meter seems keen to dispel this as a myth.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184805835104

Item description translates as "Stamps-Australia. 1914. 1d carmine red coloured, stamped with hinge marks".


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And the item specifics. Lots of wrong here.


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And in their other items, a Washington & a Franklin side by side. Is there something in the rules that says these are obligatory now? It seems that way. Quite what the reference to various European & American cities in the description is all about is anybody's guess.



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Further proof, as if it was needed, that the word "vintage" is a guarantee of over-priced rubbish, from ebayer pajarlo_0

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/393291713447


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And the supremely accurate item details:
Vintage Australia Stamps 1913 & 1940 Rare Example

Collection of 13 vintage stamps.
In good condition kept in book, stamped.

All stamps on pictures included this sale.

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Mauritius Dodo......Seller Dodo???

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/264785432611?hash=item3da6711023:g:ImYAAOSwoH1fAOwR

Looks like a badly damaged stamp and certainly not a "VERY FINE MNH RARE ERROR COLOR"
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Kommon Krap :lol:

I just love your creative use of language Norm - thanks to you I now use the word "junque" all the time and Kommunist Kiddies Krap :lol:

Those stamps are all crap though, after 15 years and Fleabay is still full of clueless dreamers. The kommon krap seller, had me laughing with his hideous 1970s style titles for each of the stamp countries, common La Syracusa of Italy and some hideous sand dunes to finish off with.

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For our 'Dodo' friend this is what the missing colour looks like - not suffused with orange as his is!


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Goofy Stamps RARE!

Thus loudly claimed by "seller" braait95. I enter the following evidence of his two Goofy stamps from a broken set:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/174765245756?hash=item28b0d2053c:g:e7cAAOSwIqRgmoaD
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Price: AUD$6,000 B.I.N AUD$8,500

I think I know how the absolutely goofy "seller" braait95 concluded that these common 50 cent market value stamps are RARE. It's because his brain is rare. If he lived on a planet full of unstoppable Zombies who only survived by eating human brains, he would be perfectly safe.

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To quote Laurel & Hardy:
...There isn't anyone dumber than a dumb person who thinks he is smart"
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fromdownunder wrote:
12 May 2021 15:11
Goofy Stamps RARE!

Thus loudly claimed by "seller" braait95. I enter the following evidence of his two Goofy stamps from a broken set:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/174765245756?hash=item28b0d2053c:g:e7cAAOSwIqRgmoaD

Image

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Price: AUD$6,000 B.I.N AUD$8,500

I think I know how the absolutely goofy "seller" braait95 concluded that these common 50 cent market value stamps are RARE. It's because his brain is rare. If he lived on a planet full of unstoppable Zombies who only survived by eating human brains, he would be perfectly safe.

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There is a written mistake in the second stamp: "druther" doesn't belong to English dictionary. Did all these stamps be realized the same way?
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andy66 wrote:
12 May 2021 23:04

There is a written mistake in the second stamp: "druther" doesn't belong to English dictionary. Did all these stamps be realized the same way?
:lol:
It's a direct quote from Mark Twain, as he wrote it.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/druthers
Druther is an alteration of "would rather." "Any way you druther have it, that is the way I druther have it," says Huck to Tom in Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer, Detective. This example of metanalysis (the shifting of a sound from one constituent of a phrase to another) had likely been around for some time in everyday speech when Twain put those words in Huck's mouth. By then, in fact, druthers had already become a plural noun, so Tom could reply, "There ain't any druthers about it, Huck Finn; nobody said anything about druthers." Druthers is essentially a dialectal term and it tends to suggest an informality of tone, but in current use it doesn't necessarily suggest a lack of sophistication or education.
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"It are on tha intratubes, so its be true"

I have been watching small changes in eBay descriptions about the 2/6d One Pound Jimmy over the past year or two, and it has slowly metamorphosised from the original resplendent butterfly ( real sideways inverted watermark) into an ugly slug (common junk found in every collection).

The price hasn't changed though, so hopeless ones are really starting to line up and add to my opening sentence. This one is AU$500 from dreamer hmri-83 (0) whose research skills are limited to finding another dreamer.
First Australian Person Stamp.
One Pound Jimmy Stamp
Excellent Condition
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/393323005952?hash=item5b93e0c800:g:CxIAAOSwFk5gnzY-

I expect more, since there are a lot of them out there and they will grow like Topsy did.

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