MJ's pet wrote: ↑07 Jul 2021 18:38
This is not a Greek Forger George Nassar lot. It is on ebay UK so I'll put it here.
Tasmania 1853-55 4d Orange imperf. The postmark is not described but what shows is Barred Numeral 72 of Norfolk Island which is super rare.
Currently at 104 quid with 3+ days to go. It is worth many times that, if genuine.
Obviously can't inspect this, but it looks like a cut-out from an old old catalogue and backed onto card. The orange ink looks off in colour and appearance. The front and back of the unprinted parts of the stamp are totally different colours which is a dead giveaway. Looks like a reproduction.
seller cwm-pennant has only 65 feedbacks, unusual for someone selling a rare item. Member since only: 22-Apr-21 in United Kingdom. Feedback score is 98.5%
The negative feedback is in German: Ich hatte Ihnen mitgeteilt das ich vom Kauf zurücktreten werde. Translates as: I had informed you that I would withdraw from the purchase.
Started at only £20. Bids not private.
Hello from the U.K.,
I’m a few days late in finding this article.
A few thoughts. I have tracked Norfolk Island 72 cancellations since the 1990s and I have not seen this before.
The provided scan of the stamp is really quite poor so it is difficult to comment on the stamps colour. However, the 72 cancellation is known on the 4d stamps, as either Bright Red-Orange, Bright Orange, or Red-Orange.
I have requested from the seller a better scan.
Whatever the outcome it’s good to see Norfolk Island being discussed.