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gavin-h wrote:
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Old Architect wrote:
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Ten reputable dealers who also sell forgeries. Basically, anything "Sudetenland" is a modern toner ink fake. These auctions are up right now.
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I've been tracking & reporting these sellers fake auctions constantly. This is just the tip of the iceberg!
I have to take serious issue with your statement "Basically, anything "Sudetenland" is a modern toner ink fake" and some of the images you posted are also not immediately obvious fakes.

That is certainly not the case. I have been collecting (genuine) Sudetenland covers and stamps for many years, and saying that is doing a great disservice to many legitimate dealers and collectors of this very interesting area.

To look at the examples you illustrate above:

1. Difficult to tell although the shape of the swastika is not quite as I'd expect to see it.
2. The cover and the Maffersdorf postmark look fine. The illustration of the overprint is too small to give a valid opinion.
3. I'm inclined to think this one is OK, the "compartment line" at the foot in the same ink as the overprint is usually a good indicator.
4. Illustration of individual stamps is too small to give a valid opinion.
5. The postmarks on this look fine and match closely to what one would expect to see. Clearly philatelic / "to favour" cancellations but I'd be happy to own this.
6. These are clear and obvious fakes. A selection of random, earlier Czechoslovakia issues, some with clearly visible Prag, Brno etc postmarks are dead giveaways.
7. Without clearer illustrations I wouldn't like to give a definite view, but possibly a fake as this overprint is uncommon on values other than the lowest 3pfg.
8. Again, too small to give a definite, but the tete-beche arrangement is unusual, to say the least. I would be suspicious of this without a certificate.
9. Too small to see clearly but I would be suspicious of this lot.
10. Almost certainly a fake, there is no record of such an overprint. The fact that the Hitler definitives weren't issued until 3 years after the annexation of the Sudetenland also points to it being a fake.

Clearly the message is that if you don't know what you're looking at you could get your fingers burned so best left alone. But please don't dismiss everything out of hand. :idea:
Sorry for the delay in responding & thanks gavin-d for your comments....so difficult to find with these old Sudetenland overprints! My reasoning was simple: I've purchased from almost every one of these dealers & out of a total of almost 80-auctions, ALL were forgeries, hence my comments. Toner ink forgeries have become the new norm on "ScamBay," I published an article on how to spot this new generation of fakes. While the photos appear genuine, even up close, they are taken "head-on" not allowing anyone to see the glistening of polymers & metals in the ink. These forgeries are easily overlooked from the listing photos but are obvious in sunlight with a loop.
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My point was simple, NONE of these photos can be relied upon for determining authenticity. Unless the stamp is in-hand it's virtually impossible to make any judgement. These forgeries take all of the idiosyncrasies of ink markings & use them in scanning technology to "re-print" them onto stamps, even over existing cancels. The "Maffersdorf" cancel is in the new set of forged cancels & is being used along with "Wir sind frei!" overprints including colors, even the colors of "Karlsbad" overprints. Colors are another issue with water-based inks being used. These were NEVER in use by Germany (as ALL inks were permanent oil-based) & will come off with nothing more than a damp cotton swab. (see photo below)
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I wanted to illustrate the ease in which these forgeries are being manufactured & how simple it has been for "ScamBay" to NOT police their auctions & let literally thousands of these deliberate fakes come to market. Photos MAY appear authentic but the use of this new tech can fool even some of the best collectors & dealers.
Thank you for your detailed analysis of each listing. I can assure you that every one was fraudulent & that every dealer I listed has both genuine & forged stamps & cancels. I want everyone to have some tools in their toolkits as these examples are indicative of printing tech being used at ALL LEVELS & on every type of stamp. One forgery is one too many. All of these just add-up to deception & "CAVIAT EMPTOR."
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I bet nobody here knew that hanging chads make a stamp rare. At least that's the only conclusion I can come to when looking at this:

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Described by lorwesse-0 (is that an IQ level?) as "Rare 1938 George Washington 1 cent Stamp error 2 extra circles", and yours for US$1,200, nothing else appears different about this common 1 cent Prexie, apart from the missing NW corner.

How about removing the hanging chads to repair the damaged corner?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-1938-George-Washington-1-cent- ... wHHxf4min

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I bet nobody here knew that hanging chads make a stamp rare. At least that's the only conclusion I can come to when looking at this:


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Described by lorwesse-0 (is that an IQ level?) as "Rare 1938 George Washington 1 cent Stamp error 2 extra circles", and yours for US$1,200, nothing else appears different about this common 1 cent Prexie, apart from the missing NW corner.

How about removing the hanging chads to repair the damaged corner?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-1938-George-Washington-1-cent- ... wHHxf4min

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With "two extra circles" he means those two rounds of paper that remained attached after perforation? :lol: :lol:
This guy knows nothing about philately but at least has some imagination :lol: :lol:
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mmaddury wrote:
03 May 2016 16:05
I don't know if the listing below qualifies for dreamer status or not. Evidently it is genuine and likely rare, but a million bucks!!???

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/EP-FDC-1-THE-MOST-VALUABLE-ELVIS-PRE ... SwQJhUiIqW
It's Back, four years later, and still US$1,000,000 and it still won't sell because of the stupidly inflated price tag.

The description adds:
“The King of Rock & Roll represented in this magnificent philatelic treasure signed by Priscilla Presley & Graceland's attending dignitaries Memphis Mayor Bill Morris, Elvis' best friend Jerry Schilling, Sun Studios founder Sam Phillips, United States Postmaster General Anthony Frank, the artist who designed the stamp, Mark Stutzman & other witnesses. Pitney Bowes machine cancel on front, reverse has the Graceland Gates FDC cancel, an extra January 8 circular date slug on the back assuring that the cover was not cancelled at a later time, & a very tiny spot from Priscilla's thumb on front. It is one of the great philatelic gems of the world & a brilliant example of the postal history of the United States. There is no other. To include all associative provenance & documents of authenticity from Graceland, it is the first cover & stamp to be officially canceled by representatives of the United States Postal Service & Graceland on Friday, January 8, 1993 at 12:15 am in Memphis, Tennessee.”
Priscilla Presley autograph plus a group of nobodies in particular? Postal History? Great National Philatelic Treasure? I think the sellers have a rather inflated idea of stamp/autograph values and, I might add, themselves.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/EP-FDC-1-THE-MOST-VALUABLE-ELVIS-PR ... SwQJhUiIqW

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That's the most I've ever seen for a stamp/FDC. A bunch of insignificant signatures hardly makes it worthy of a stratospheric price tag. But, still not the most expensive item on the platform: Dillon purchased a Soviet MiG fighter jet (fully operational) before eBay changed their listing procedures. How many guys have the land (+700k acres), money & can pay the US government to play with flying missiles & machine guns from a fighter jet?.....one....
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ebayer dansor9 thinks these worthless stamps are "very rare" and worth £130. I say "thinks", but to be honest, I don't think there's a whole lot of thinking going on.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/George-V-Postage-Stamp-1-1-2-2-Pe ... 2663755392


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This one must surely be a candidate for the record books! The listing can be found at https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Samoa-Stamp-The-One-of-Its-Kind/ ... ctupt=true, where the seller proudly gushes:

One of Its Kind. Only six known examples Worldwide, all used.

This is a page from 2016 Stanley Gibbons Pacific Islands lot 2001-2361 2016 giving what appears to be a used stamp a value of between $3,500 and $4,000. We suspect this unique and rare stamp has gone up in value over the last 5 years.

Stanley Gibbons describes the stamp on left above as " One of the rarest Stamps of the British Commonwealth with only six examples recorded, all used. Please make a fair and reasonable offer for this worldwide one of a kind beautiful stamp.


Had the seller invested in a perforation gauge and a catalogue, he would have realised that this stamp is perforated 11 (NOT 12½). It is almost certainly SG59d, catalogued at £9, but you can snap it up today for a cool $US6500. An honest mistake? You be the judge!
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So it is written, so it shall be pontificates dr_metallica12_3 (3) and for a mere US$12,000, US$55.70 post, and this wildly crazy, remarkably wrong, incredibly stupid, and downright dumb description, I felt a challenge coming on.
Ottomanies Stamps.

More than 150 years old from Ottomanian empire.

Very rare almost gone .. I doubt you can find it in anywhere in the wide world
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I put it to the test and had a look on my shelf, two metres from where I sit. Voila! OK, I did not have the one from Iraq, but I have three others from the set. . His was a Revenue which I don't collect and probably quite common and at best case is only 102 years old, not More than 150 years. And I have the other, not torn to shreds like the sellers are.

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Test No. 1 = seller fail. So test two was when in doubt, look at the catalogue and date and value the other two "More than 150 year old" stamps.

1914 10 para green used S.G. 503, value 60p (damaged = worth nothing)
1914 1 Piastre Blue used S.G. 505, value 60p (damaged = worth nothing)

150 years old? Maybe it is in whatever Universe this guy inhabits. Very rare and almost gone? Well probably true in the condition they are in. A normal person would bin them or use them for some sort of art project.

Conclusion: More seller fail. dr_metallica12_3 simply made his description up when 10 minutes of research showed that he is full of it. But of course, I knew that all along.

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Here's a guy who's clearly done his research...
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Where were these people when brains were given out?
I wonder if the book "stamp collecting for dummies" actually refers to them.

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Spartacus wrote:
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I wonder if the book "stamp collecting for dummies" actually refers to them.
They wrote it my friend!

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Some people simply should not be allowed anywhere near the internet, especially those who start off with "I have learnt quiet a bit more than I was expecting... " then proceed to compose as big an amount of cow manure that I :D have ever read. This is the dreamer legacy of brain challenged warge-79
Exceptional RARE downwards overprint on 8c Postage stamp to 4c by 2 overprints

I have learnt quiet a bit more than I was expecting and found quite a few overprints but I was surprised when I realized this was a downward overprint in price. All the ones I have found have had the stamps made to a greater value. I have not taken off the backing on the envelopes as I am have not experience in this and would prefer to leave that to someone with more knowledge. I have included the third stamp in the deal to show comparisons.
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No, warge-79 has clearly not learned "more", he has learned nothing except to look like a fool, all over a very common New Zealand 1979 overprint worth not the AU $550.00 plus AU$15.00 Postage he/she is asking, but about 10 cents on a good day, assuming you could even find a buyer.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Exceptional-RARE-downwards-overp ... SwJgpgGPEp

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Norm, you can only forgive the bloke for avarice and for trying. If idiots are taken in remember the Latin warning Caveat Emptor! The most benign explanation is that he has never seen one before but I would not believe that story.

I have about 50 examples that I will happily sell for 500$ or to be perfectly happy 5$.
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Waffle, I will not forgive stupidity like that when people do not even try to find out what they have and simply make stuff up. It really does go forth and multiply as occurred a few years ago on eBay when every common as muck German inflation stamp was being offered for thousands because of a badly incorrect blog somewhere on tha intratubes, and is not exactly a help for the hobby, or somebody else looking at this latest offer says, "hey, I've got one of those".

Look, I know what I and others do here goes nowhere and is mostly for our own amusement (and I do hope that other members read and enjoy this thread - that is truly its sole purpose for its on-going existence), so don't take me too seriously with what I post on this thread. It really is just another fun part of my stamp hobby.

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Dear All,

I suppose the clue is in the name: rarethings89 - everything must be rare! USA-based RareThings usually specialises in Vinyl (LP’s) and a variety of insects, namely moths, weevils, stag beetles and the like. A few postage stamps appear to be a bit of an afterthought. Nothing like a spot of diversification….

Let’s start with this beauty, a 1937 1½d red-brown King George VI definitive. SG 464, it catalogues at 25p, but you would be lucky if you got face value for it in pristine condition.

eBay item no. 164666364101
eBay item no. 164666364101

This used example is scuffed, creased and has missing perforations, but apparently merits the discounted price of US$ 629.10, plus an extra US$ 10 for postage. It is further described as ‘very fine, mint hinged’ and we are informed that the printing method is ‘flat plate’.

description item no. 164666364101
description item no. 164666364101

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Stamp-King-George-VI-SG-454- ... 1195.m1851

The SG number quoted is SG454, and not SG464. Whatever the reason, I can’t fathom why someone can quote a catalogue number and then proceed to ignore the available information therein so comprehensively. Obviously there are other little pointers suggesting a lack of philatelic knowledge, such as decribing the stamp as ‘stamped’ and describing the value as ‘p’, rather than ‘d’, but that’s me being pedantic.

Never mind, let’s look at some of the other offerings. These are graded into ‘rare’, ‘very rare’ and ‘super rare’, despite the fact that pretty much all of them were printed in their millions.

other items from rarethings89
other items from rarethings89
other items from rarethings89
other items from rarethings89
other items from rarethings89
other items from rarethings89

Where does the notion come from that any of these are worth anything beyond about 50p? I think ‘rarethings’ would be well advised to stick to creepy crawlies, where at least the feedback is generous, and avoid indulging in such superlative wishful thinking.

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Bennich, you overlooked that this is not the common 1½d Geo VI definitive, but the extremely rare 11½d Geo VI version as noted in the header. (Or is that me being pedantic as well?)

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Bennich, you overlooked that this is not the common 1½d Geo VI definitive, but the extremely rare 11½d Geo VI version as noted in the header. (Or is that me being pedantic as well?)

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Ha! Yes! Actually I think he/she just can't do ½. It all adds to the magic.....!

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Another dreamer.
Despite having 100% feedback on 7000+ sales aussie-sams-coins has a lot to learn about stamps:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1932-Australia-MUH-5d-Orange-Brown- ... Swc7tdsR0z

Note the condition description as "MUH"
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Note the back of the stamp - bin fodder
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Well at least it can be said that the image was clear enough to assess the stamp. :roll: :roll:

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carjofil_2012 seems to have travelled back in time to 1980, when there was a possibility that this lot might have actually been £40+.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Australia-Mail-1966-70-Yvert-323- ... 3999951642

All their other prices seem to be similarly inflated...


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he also limits posting to countries where it may be sold, including his own,

Item location: 08009,Barcelona, Spain
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Excludes: Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, United States, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain

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Well spotted David.

How on earth has he managed to get over 10,000 feedback?
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More optimism, this time from ebayer nissi345, who thinks this worthless pair should be priced at a very fair £69.99.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Australia-Lyrebird-1-Shilling-5-S ... 4481790955



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"VINTAGE STAMP COLLECTION - AUSTRALIAN"

Ahh, "vintage" stamps. A sure sign of utter rubbish and a comical price.

lau_lag_qkl5ukk clearly came up with their username by getting the cat to walk over the keyboard. Presumably, the same approach was taken when pricing the lot.

Also, three of the stamps aren't Australian, but that is the least of this lot's problems.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-STAMP-COLLECTION-AUSTRALIAN/254861613771


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Everybody has the right to make a fool of himself ... seller annral5 has clearly made use of his right.

A rare Queen Elizabeth Stamp Book is on offer for an incredible USD 2,500.

The only thing somewhat "rare" about this item is that it is not complete as it is missing the bottom row.

If complete it has a catalogue value of EUR 9.00.

One of the things Ebay is still missing is an anti-idiot rule ... would have come handy here.

The shipping cost of USD 64 lets us presume that the stamp book will be weighted down with some precious metal.

Phil

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Queen-Elizabeth-Stamp-Book/113 ... SwGM5dAZY8
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This one is not only Unique, it is "Unique one of a kind" . Do they teach anything in schools these days? I assume the user name, 2005boulder (0) includes both his year of birth, and what resides inside his cranium.
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And only US $1,579.00 plus $39.95 postage.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Canadian-King-George-Stamp/32444954 ... SwDv1f~JB8

And as Karen Carpenter (R.I.P.) once almost sang "He's only just begun", because this is one of his cheaper offerings. His whole list makes me think that he would lose a poker game to a goldfish.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/2005boulder/m.html?item=32444954820 ... 7675.l2562


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This one is not only Unique, it is "Unique one of a kind" . Do they teach anything in schools these days? I assume the user name, 2005boulder (0) includes both his year of birth, and what resides inside his cranium.



And only US $1,579.00 plus $39.95 postage.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Canadian-King-George-Stamp/32444954 ... SwDv1f~JB8

And as Karen Carpenter (R.I.P.) once almost sang "He's only just begun", because this is one of his cheaper offerings. His whole list makes me think that he would lose a poker game to a goldfish.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/2005boulder/m.html?item=32444954820 ... 7675.l2562


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You should have mentioned this gem, Norm:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dianna-and-Prince-Charles-Wedding-Invitation/324468812282?

Authentic Wedding Invitation to the ROYAL WEDDING of PRINCE CHARLES and PRINCESS DIANA !!!

No it isn't. It's a can't-give-it-away, bog-standard 1981 Royal Wedding FDC.
50c.? No, $3,700.
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Boulder2005 has been an Ebay member since 2005, and in 16 years has amassed a feedback score of, er, 0.

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“What we've got here is failure to communicate.” As Paul Newman (R.I.P. ) once learned. terila53 (0) is a prime example of this claim as he cannot understand his own research. He starts with an article which tells of the finding of the first Australian 1d Red Geo V Sideways Watermark:
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...and naturally thinks the classic dreamer "Hey, I've got one of those". Then he lists his own for US$5,000 as "1914 stamp rare stamp. This stamp has the crown on back A" Well actually many millions of them do. Did he miss the term "sideways watermark"? NOT quite.

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YES! A sideways scan. Showing, of course, the perfectly normal upright Single Crown watermark.

Schools out. An "F" in Stamps 101, but Dreamer award forthcoming.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1914-stamp-rare-stamp/383951247541? ... SwK2xgJapY

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Boulder2005 has been an Ebay member since 2005, and in 16 years has amassed a feedback score of, er, 0.
He manages at one point to have three of the same stamp on the one listing, described as "unique". In fact nearly all his stamps are described as "unique. I think when I finally invent my time machine I will find the person who invented that word and strangle him.

This guys stamps are not unique but I suspect that a study of his neural pathways might find some unique characteristics.

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“What we've got here is failure to communicate.” As Paul Newman (R.I.P. ) once learned. terila53 (0) is a prime example of this claim as he cannot understand his own research. He starts with an article which tells of the finding of the first Australian 1d Red Geo V Sideways Watermark:

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...and naturally thinks the classic dreamer "Hey, I've got one of those". Then he lists his own for US$5,000 as "1914 stamp rare stamp. This stamp has the crown on back A" Well actually many millions of them do. Did he miss the term "sideways watermark"? NOT quite.


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YES! A sideways scan. Showing, of course, the perfectly normal upright Single Crown watermark.

Schools out. An "F" in Stamps 101, but Dreamer award forthcoming.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1914-stamp-rare-stamp/383951247541? ... SwK2xgJapY

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Is that a crease I'm detecting Norm?

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In the category of completely deranged ... here's sacramentopicker

Totally lacking any stamp knowledge he offers 21 "I'd refuse them even if I got them for free" italian stamps for USD 1,999.00.
Real value: 1.99 cent if in good nick, which most aren't.

The import charges are also something to get an instant ulcer.

So a kind suggestion: woodburner!


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OK, it's only £1, but still.....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Australia-1963-Export-Red-5d-Stamp/265046630943

And the description (after correcting the seller's multiple typos):

The stamp seems to have been used (can't disagree, but what has it been used for? Bird cage liner?) but generally good condition (no it isn't) apart from the crease and printed stamp over it from use. (and the multitude of other faults).
Has been stored away for most of its life. (Where? Buried in the garden?)
Lovely addition to any collection. (No it isn't)

I can combine postage if purchased with other stamps. (Don't hold your breath on that one)

See my other stamps. (I did. The sorriest looking bunch I have ever seen).



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There were no takers for that 5d 1963 "Export" stamp first time around ...... so, he's re-listed it!!!!

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There were no takers for that 5d 1963 "Export" stamp first time around ...... so, he's re-listed it!!!!

Cheers, Gordon
It was tempting, but I got put off by the £14.40 postage and £3.35 import charges. Somehow paying £18.75 ($AU 33.50) for a stamp that looks like it got run over by 100 Sherman Tanks, and that I used to sell undamaged copies for at 40 cents per hundred failed to inspire me.

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Understatement of the year award? And yours for only EUR 400.00 from zero feedback geramarse_0 (0) in his only offer for sale.

"Timbre rare usa" (google translate "Rare USA stamp. 1 cent Georges Washington
Damaged on the top Used stamp"

What top? It's all gone.
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Seller rarethings89 only sells ... come on have a guess ... only rare things.

Below are two examples of the vastly overpriced, very common, and almost worthless stamps he's trying to sell.

Why bother adding the correct catalogue numbers if you're going to state a totally wrong price.
The Belgian stamp has a catalogue value of 75 eurocents. How one derives a sales value of USD 639 from that I can't fathom.
The Yugo stamp is catalogued at 30 eurocents ...

Maybe he is in contact with a stampdealer in Orion's Belt where Earth's stamps are quite a rarity I'm told.

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Postage-Stamp-Mallard-Anas-p ... 4659544022

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ebayer nigel.fearn has listed this worthless 1d Green starting at £420, £600 Buy it Now:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Australian-One-Penny-Stamp/274673284965


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Great news bargain hunters! He's also listed it at just £65! Get in quick before he notices!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Australian-old-one-penny-stamp/274683940953


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Does it come with a metal detector ?
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The Pom wrote:
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Well spotted David.

How on earth has he managed to get over 10,000 feedback?
Mea culpa. To be fair, he also does quite a bit of Central America (my area) stuff at realistic prices. I am one of the 10,000.

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Why is it, all this junque is listed as "Rare". Is Rare the new buzzword now for bird liner and sherman tank squeezings now? :lol:

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Seller dadda2018 has quite a few "rare" GB stamps each listed at €999

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254849248386

They have quite a few simliar items, thoughtfully shown below in "similar sponsored items"

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Don't all rush at once :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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evgeniy_1972 from the Ukraine has a strange concept of mint:
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1903 U.S. Scott #304 Five Cent Lincoln Stamp Mint Hinged
and pricing: : US $1,750.00 + $17.00 Postage.

(It is also horribly creased and thinned, but those minor details don't matter either.)

and in fact stamps in general:

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/Stamps/260/m.html?item=203283235 ... geniy_1972

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Of course Australia also has its fair share of intelligence challenged individuals as well, this one from Sydney. This village idiot, salic-9368 (0), simply made up a stupid price, and reduced his stupid made up price to an equally stupid price, and decided that if he repeated the words enough, something would stick. Glen's business is still safe if this is the competition.
Slight damage on front of stamp . Selling lower due to this price. price Offered cheaper due to damage . paper stuck front hence why reduced highly sought collectors item Benjamin Franklin Very Rare 1 Cent Stamp Usa Worth $20k Slight Damage Slight paper stuck front hence why reduced highly sought collectors item Benjamin Franklin Very Rare 1 Cent Stamp Usa Worth 20k Slight Damage Front worth over $20 k selling only 6000 Slight paper stuck front hence why reduced highly sought collectors item Benjamin Franklin Very Rare 1 Cent Stamp Usa Worth over 20 thousand Slight Damage Front Slight paper stuck front hence why reduced highly sought collectors item Benjamin Franklin Very Rare 1 Cent Stamp Usa Worth $20k Slight Damage Front Slight paper stuck damage fair condition get bargain front hence why reduced highly sought collectors item Benjamin Franklin Very Rare 1 Cent Stamp Usa Worth $20k Slight Damage Front
Yes, only AU$1,250 for something which belongs in the nearest recycle receptacle and is worth nothing even when in good condition.

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"Slight damage"!!!!
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Today I shipped off a rare Italian stamp that I've had listed on EBay for a very long time. It was a 40Cmi Carmine MNG stamp Scott 31, Mi 20 or Sas 20 It has a huge catalogue value (US$8750). I had it listed at about 5% of catalogue value for over 12 months. The first pictures are the stamp I sold:

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When I was finalising the correspondence to the overseas buyer a list popped up of other similar stamps that were available for sale. When I saw this particular one from a very large seller (Feedback 107,739 and 99.9% positive) I almost choked.

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NobleSpirit-RARE-Italy-No-31a-Rose-MNG-8-750-CV/293537900274?


The one I sold had been for sale at $449 and wasn't selling. The Italian stamp market is far from strong and getting 5 -10% of catalogue is a struggle. Noble Spirit are asking catalogue value for a stamp missing the entire top, has a hole in it and is just about thinned across the entire stamp.....Now that is DREAMING!!!
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The seller description of the stamp is hilarious!

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Highly popular issue!


Bold impression vivid color!



Beautiful fresh appearance.

Sharp detailed impression. Rich and robust intense color!

Completely satisfying and pleasing appearance!

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Today I shipped off a rare Italian stamp that I've had listed on EBay for a very long time. It was a 40Cmi Carmine MNG stamp Scott 31, Mi 20 or Sas 20 It has a huge catalogue value (US$8750). I had it listed at about 5% of catalogue value for over 12 months. The first pictures are the stamp I sold:


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When I was finalising the correspondence to the overseas buyer a list popped up of other similar stamps that were available for sale. When I saw this particular one from a very large seller (Feedback 107,739 and 99.9% positive) I almost choked.


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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NobleSpirit-RARE-Italy-No-31a-Rose-MNG-8-750-CV/293537900274?


The one I sold had been for sale at $449 and wasn't selling. The Italian stamp market is far from strong and getting 5 -10% of catalogue is a struggle. Noble Spirit are asking catalogue value for a stamp missing the entire top, has a hole in it and is just about thinned across the entire stamp.....Now that is DREAMING!!!
I was taking a look at your stamp, are you sure that it's having its original gum? To me it looks like a no gum or regummed (but I can't be sure from scan). To sell an unused stamp like this you should provide it with a good certificate, in my opinion.

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I was taking a look at your stamp, are you sure that it's having its original gum? To me it looks like a no gum or regummed (but I can't be sure from scan). To sell an unused stamp like this you should provide it with a good certificate, in my opinion.

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His description clearly says "MNG" - "Mint, no gum".
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I was taking a look at your stamp, are you sure that it's having its original gum? To me it looks like a no gum or regummed (but I can't be sure from scan). To sell an unused stamp like this you should provide it with a good certificate, in my opinion.

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His description clearly says "MNG" - "Mint, no gum".
Ah that's ok then, I didn't understand that abbreviation.
So you have to look for a completely different quotation of this stamp. I don't know if your catalogue quotes the nogummed, but our most famous Italian catalogue, the Sassone, does. And this 40 cent. one quotes at € 1250 no gum.
(It has also to be seen if it's a De la Rue or Turin issue but makes slight difference). Considering that Sassone is our highest quotation's catalogue, I guess a fair price between 5 and 10% of that figure. IMHO

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Is it perhaps possible that stamps offered at ridiculously high prices are a means to launder money? If you supposedly get paid such prices, it could explain how you have so much money on hands, or in the bank?

Just a thought.

Stamps can vary in quality, so prices vary. CDs don't generally vary, especially new unused ones. How then can there be such huge variations in price on one online marketplace. If one can buy a CD for €20, why would one pay say €440 for exactly the same CD?
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Is it perhaps possible that stamps offered at ridiculously high prices are a means to launder money? If you supposedly get paid such prices, it could explain how you have so much money on hands, or in the bank?

I think you give these people too much credit. They are not criminal masterminds, they are idiots who haven't got a clue about what they're trying to sell.

If you can find any examples in this thread where the item has sold (it would have attracted some comment if any did), then I'd be interested to see it.
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