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brabrandbrads has flown to a whole new level of stupid here, offering a (relatively common) stamp from Manchakouo when it was a Japanese puppet state worth about $1 on a good day. But, not to brabrandbrads who does not know what it is, just makes stuff up, and wants US $1,200.00 for this. After all, according to the seller, it's from everywhere, and unique.
RAZ Rare CHINA-JAPAN-HONG KONG STAMP ( RAREST TIBET STAMP MINT)

stored for years A RARE TIBET beauty AUCTION only one ebay for 5000 one of a kind
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RAZ-Rare-CHINA-JAPAN-HONG-KONG-S ... Sw7nlddtn-

More dumb listings here. What brabrandbrads knows about stamps would not fill a Petri dish.

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/brabrandbrads/m.html?item=283608 ... 7675.l2562

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And brabrandbrads has discovered a new word. "Catalogue". Doesn't know what one is, would not know where to find one, could not read one if (she?) could work out how to open it. But hey... it sounds important, and other people know what this word means so use it.

But don't take my word for it. Look at these 10 pitiful stamps, then look at the description. You decide. The price is a trifle - US$399.00

Market value - nothing!

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LOT of ten RARE WorldStamps with HIGH CATALOG value, Please look
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LOT-of-10-WORLD-WIDE-very-rare-s ... ctupt=true

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One for the road while I have Imgur fired up, from, yep, brabrandbrads and priced at US $1,500.00 for a 50 cent stamp.
Early 1910"s AUSTRALIA GREEN Kangaroo stamp signed 1914
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RAZ-1914-signed1914-GREEN-AUSTRA ... 3609745162

Can anybody seriously be this dumb?

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More optimism. This time from ebayer degi-4125.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KGV-Heads-ONE-PENNY-RED-4-BLOCK-P ... 3159563940
KGV Heads - ONE PENNY RED 4 BLOCK PRINTINGS; VERY GOOD QUALITY. Line perforations, here and there red lines over peroration, crowns top ending into margins, Very FINE quality of the presented 4 block stamp - NOT USED.
Yours for just £329.99.

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It's been a while since I've been able to contribute anything meaningful to this thread but this one deserves a place for the age old sin of finding the most expensive stamp in the catalogue and assuming this is it.

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With a eye-catching headline of "Barbados sg.162a!! Very interesting mnh" charlie7122010 demonstrates that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

The stamp in question, when shown in close up looks like this;

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So, badly toned and faded it has transformed from a worthless copy of SG162 (cv £8 in good nick) to SG162a, £800 for the real thing.

The description says;
Barbados sg.162a!! Very interesting mnh. Very interesting colour looks like it was meant to be indigo but printing went wrong in great condition could be very rare Dispatched with Royal Mail 1st Class Letter.
Correct. It could be very rare, But it isn't.

One other Barbados collector I know has been after this stamp for at least ten years and can't buy one, even with an RPSL Certificate (which you must get as a minimum).

Sadly, as Norm might say, tray lining material.

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For the overwhelming majority of us, can you tell us what the difference between 162 & 162a is please?
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Apologies, posted in haste as was being called to another matter.

SG162 is Black and Bright Blue, SG162a is Black and Indigo.

Even I doubt my ability to tell them apart and I know what I'm looking for, hence the need to only ever buy with a certificate.

The key, of course, is that sellers always assume they have the 'rare' variety and never that they have a dog :shock: .

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fromdownunder wrote:One for the road while I have Imgur fired up, from, yep, brabrandbrads and priced at US $1,500.00 for a 50 cent stamp.
Early 1910"s AUSTRALIA GREEN Kangaroo stamp signed 1914
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RAZ-1914-signed1914-GREEN-AUSTRA ... 3609745162

Can anybody seriously be this dumb?

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More pricing issues, this one being about £70 overpriced from new ebayer larande_7943.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Australian-postage-stamps-from-st ... 3335014529

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Australian postage stamps from stamp collection in 1950’s.. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class Large Letter. From the 1950’s my father’s postage collection includes 3 pages of Australian postage stamps, others include Austrian and Chinese (contact me for more info) Attached by paper hinges as shown on photo.
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Global Administrator wrote:
fromdownunder wrote: Can anybody seriously be this dumb?

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Body of work, Glen.

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OK, here is the stamp, and the description.

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India Stamps Rare Postage 2 AS Nataraja Excellent Stamps Used Very Unique Stamp
For anybody who has purchased kids stuff, junk lots or packets this one turns up pretty regularly. Because... reality.

Enter eBayer qas.store. This kiddies krap is suddenly worth
US $6,900.00.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/India-Stamps-Rare-Postage-2-AS-N ... SwWYJddrnl

Unless, of course you see another of his listings offering the exact same stamp for US $0.99

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/India-Stamps-Rare-Postage-2-AS-N ... SwWYJddrnl

Of course like any normal person,I would much prefer to buy this "Very Unique" stamp, which I suppose is different than a "Normal Unique" for 99 cents, rather than $6,900. But alas,I have to decline both. Because of the bottom line. The postage for both is US $500,000.00

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According to ebayer rincondelpasado, this Roo is "****AUSTRALIA***KANGAROO**APRIL CTO***SCARCE***1d RED. Cut on the top".

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUSTRALIA-KANGAROO-SCARCE-1d-RED-ISSUED-RARE-CUT/392410621916

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Apparently this item posted July 11th 1913 is a flown cover. I suppose it may have been in a plane at some point in its 100+ years' existence.

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The Pom wrote:Apparently this item posted July 11th 1913 is a flown cover. I suppose it may have been in a plane at some point in its 100+ years' existence.

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUSTRALIA-FLOWN-COVER-1913-TO-VAT ... 2789600352
WOW.... 10 years after the Wright brothers and 14 years BEFORE Lindbergh!

Don’t you have to fly over a lot more ocean than Lindbergh managed in 1927 to even get any other continent?
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Looks like this "cough" £5 orange went through the mail sept 2015

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/y9300-Great-Britain-Victoria-5-Or ... Sw3C1dd-JF
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Damn went for £440 !!!!!

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ebay wrote:Image

Looks like this "cough" £5 orange went through the mail sept 2015

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/y9300-Great-Britain-Victoria-5-Or ... Sw3C1dd-JF
Its based on a real (DI position) stamp and cancellation ...
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Who pays £440 on such a poor photo? Its probably a colour photocopy (or cut-out from an SG pricelist), run through the post "to make it look grubby".

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This is only US $5,800.00, complements of treschic.customstyle, and beautifully described with jaw dropping “There is a stamp on it.”

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I don't know if the perforations have been neatly guillotined, it is a stationar cutouts, or the image has been cropped. I do know that it is a tad overpriced.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Queen-Elizabeth-Singapore-Malaya ... ctupt=true

Ditto with this one, and similarly described at only US $3,600.00

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/England-Lady-Princess-Diana-Prin ... Swar9dijeg

And for the bargain basement, you get two (count them) USA stamps for only US $720.00

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USA-US-Stamp-Postage-Anniversary ... ctupt=true

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I was just about to bid on the 2-stamp STEAL but you are wrong. Please read description which states:
“This listing is auctioned and sold per 1 (one) piece.“

I guess I will pass for now unless he will give me a bargain on both. Way to get my hopes up.

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An Italian dreamer today. claudio2906 has a feedback of 3 - a figure not likely to increase anytime soon.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-FRANCOBOLLI-AUSTRALIA-dal-1960-al-1970/153507706948

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Similar levels of optimism in their other listings:

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RobRoyH wrote:
The Pom wrote:Apparently this item posted July 11th 1913 is a flown cover. I suppose it may have been in a plane at some point in its 100+ years' existence.

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUSTRALIA-FLOWN-COVER-1913-TO-VAT ... 2789600352
WOW.... 10 years after the Wright brothers and 14 years BEFORE Lindbergh!

Don’t you have to fly over a lot more ocean than Lindbergh managed in 1927 to even get any other continent?
Backstamped 16 August 13 at Rome so in transit for five weeks! Maybe it went by glider! :lol:
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Cargo was by this time an ex gold rush town but I guess the catholic priests still communicated with the Vatican.

Alluvial gold was first discovered at Cargo in 1868 in Long Gully, which prompted a rush of 500 miners. The Cargo goldfield, 7 miles by 5 miles, was proclaimed in 1869 and mines were open in all gullies leading from the Ironclad Range overshadowing Cargo.
The two main periods of mining activity were from 1869-1879 and from 1885-1899, when the town boasted three hotels, a bank, several businesses lining Belmore Street; three churches, Anglican, Catholic and Methodist; two schools, a flour mill, a hall, a racecourse and sporting grounds for tennis, cricket and football.

Cargo was the stopping place for Cobb and Co Coaches from Orange to Canowindra.

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Maybe it took the Angels some time to find Cargo then fly to the Vatican

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This one cent stamp seems to be getting a bit of a workout on eBay lately:

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This one is from sarrbenni7 as "This is one of the rare stamps of india" It's only US $1,000.00 plus a minimal US $20.00 postage.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-INDIA-STAMP/153666136451 ... ctupt=true

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I expected this to be "it's got Hitler's profile, it must be rare". But it's not, although the price is. khall_khall (3, one negative) wants US$500 for it. And it's not only common it's damaged.

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I am a bit confused about the description, though as the swords seem to be in English...but I am up for a translation. Anyone?
Old postage stamps

This stamp was removed from the Malaga paper for dispatch
This stamp is one of a collection of stamps collected by the old Radel since his yout
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Old-postage-stamps/163887038347? ... ctupt=true

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mmmmm... tempting, but I think I'll pass.
Rare German Stamp, (only one single for sale) you chose which one you want.

rare german stamp
chose any one of these.
but only the one for sale
you chose

Please will consider a reasonable offer.
And only GBP999 each from "seller" mzychpa232 , who must have gone out to lunch, come home, and left his brain at the cafe. And so many to choose from. Sorry, so many to "chose" from.

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I was so tempted to put my hand up, but with postage to Lara at AUD30.13, and import charges at AUD153.87, I have to pass. The on-costs killed it for me.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rare-German-Stamp-only-one-singl ... e#shpCntId

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AU $100,000.00 CASH ON PICK UP !!!
For 14 stamps in a bag :)

I was tempted but he won't post to the UK, so my loss.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/old-stamps-14-100-000-dollars-ca ... SwOyJX-TiU

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ebay wrote:AU $100,000.00 CASH ON PICK UP
For 14 stamps in a bag :)

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/old-stamps-14-100-000-dollars-ca ... SwOyJX-TiU

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That one has been around on and off for several years and has never sold as such. If I was a conspiracy theorist, I suspect that the seller does have something for sale, but it's not stamps.

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fromdownunder wrote:
ebay wrote:AU $100,000.00 CASH ON PICK UP
For 14 stamps in a bag :)

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/old-stamps-14-100-000-dollars-ca ... SwOyJX-TiU

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Are you allowed to say what is for sale?
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mobbor wrote:Are you allowed to say what is for sale?
If you are talking about the 14 common stamps for $100,000 "pick up only" that has been the only item advertised for sale by this seller, and has been listed probably more than 50 times over the past few years, no, I cannot say what is really for sale.

Do you genuinely think that the seller really believes that this stuff is so valuable that it is worthwhile to continually relist it at regular intervals at the same price over many years and it will eventually find a buyer at his/her price?

ETA: Before anybody asks, I think that if I went, cash in hand to buy what his eBay thingy was offering, he really would have it sitting there ready to hand to me. For $100,000. Cash only.

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I'm somewhat surprised that he hasn't been visited by the local constabulary wanting to purchase what he does have for sale ;)

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mobbor wrote:Are you allowed to say what is for sale?
A sealed bag should give a clue.

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I am tempted to call this one overly ambitious at the price of $29,000.
2 X Stamp collection Albums For Sale

Passed on by great grandmother, albums contain many stamps from all over the world Poland, Australia, Syria,Turkey,Armenia,Egypt,Lebanon,Netherlands,honk kong,China,Russia just to name a few.
And if a picture paints 1,000 words, I doubt that this one as the only picture at all, paints nothing.

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Now I have that old Split Enz song - I See Red going through my head. Very apt.

When my baby is walking down the street
I see red, I see red, I see red
How can someone wicked walk around free
I see red, I see red, I see red
I see red, oh I see red

I am fed up with crying
My despair is drying
Draining into rage day by day...

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“just to name a few.” Oh, if only he had named more....

Tempting, so tempting, get behind me satan....

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I'd like to see his "honk kong" stamps - I've never seen one before!
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Here's one from an eBay chancer/dealer: accessories2nick (16540) With feedback like that he should know better.

AUSTRALIA 1985 5c Queensland Hairy Nosed Wombat IMPERF Wide Margins MUH.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/401936345219

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Nice looking imperf single (which should always be collected in pairs at least.

Asking price $750.

The only problem is it is not from 1985.

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This was a part of a pane in a 2007 Prestige Booklet (see below) Real value 5 cents.

If you look closely at his stamp you can see the border lines from the pane at top and left.

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{Edited to add} Originally listed here above, with just the red blurry photo shown on that post. Now that the seller has photos of the stamps, he might have been better off just leaving the red cover and look slightly less brain dead than he does}

With a user name like expressglobal, you can just feel the class oozing out of every pore, especially with a collection priced at $29,000. And this collection has a pedigree and provenance:

2 X Stamp collection Albums For Sale. . Sent with Australia Post Standard Small Box/Satchel.

, albums contain many stamps Passed on by great grandmother from all over the world Poland, Australia, Syria,Turkey,Armenia,Egypt,Lebanon,Netherlands,honk kong,China,Russia just to name a few.
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I mean, really who among us has stamps from honk kong, and the other top rated Countries listed above? Trembling in anticipated expectations, I clicked on the photos.

1. Top Class quality cardboard albums, all the way from China...

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2. Stunning Presentation...

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3. Rare stamps...

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4. Logically laid out...

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5. Uniquely written up. You don't see these type of write ups at Exhibitions...

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All in all, well worth $2.90, probably should get at least $4.00. But really, not quite the $29,000 this idiot is asking for.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-X-Stamp-collection-Albums-For- ... ctupt=true

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Banned eBayer Benjamin Hayworth now member benjamihaywort_0 has always been entertaining in sort of a Ralph Wiggum way ("Me fail English? That's unpossible"), and always finds new ways to inspire ridicule of his "offers".

The latest is this CTO Russian 1970's stamp, worth as a single, maybe 5 cents. Now the asking price is a mere $C4.44 or BIN
$C10.75. A stupid price, but not Dreamer worthy. However Benny Boy has postage at $C22,000 puts this well into Dreamer territory.

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CCCP USED RARE RUSSIAN STAMP FROM 1978.

THIS IS A VERY NICE STAMP GENUINE REAL AND OLD, YOU GET THE EXACT ONE SHOWN...
It must be "rare" and "old" because he has typed it in caps so shouting must make it so.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CCCP-USED-RARE-RUSSIAN-STAMP-FROM-1978/223732913768

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fromdownunder wrote:{Edited to add} Originally listed here above, with just the red blurry photo shown on that post. Now that the seller has photos of the stamps, he might have been better off just leaving the red cover and look slightly less brain dead than he does}

With a user name like expressglobal, you can just feel the class oozing out of every pore, especially with a collection priced at $29,000. And this collection has a pedigree and provenance:

2 X Stamp collection Albums For Sale. . Sent with Australia Post Standard Small Box/Satchel.

, albums contain many stamps Passed on by great grandmother from all over the world Poland, Australia, Syria,Turkey,Armenia,Egypt,Lebanon,Netherlands,honk kong,China,Russia just to name a few.
[bolding mine]

I mean, really who among us has stamps from honk kong, and the other top rated Countries listed above? Trembling in anticipated expectations, I clicked on the photos.

1. Top Class quality cardboard albums, all the way from China...

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2. Stunning Presentation...

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3. Rare stamps...

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4. Logically laid out...

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5. Uniquely written up. You don't see these type of write ups at Exhibitions...

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All in all, well worth $2.90, probably should get at least $4.00. But really, not quite the $29,000 this idiot is asking for.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-X-Stamp-collection-Albums-For- ... ctupt=true

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I would give him $2.90 just to burn. And as for class I agree has as much class as Sheralene Mullet in West Sydney/Auckland whose parents are working class dolts who left school on their 15th birthday and work as a Mechanics assistant and a trainee hairdresser, and their idea of class is having their Sizzler on a tray.

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A lovingly laid out lot for EUR 900.00 but with a slight problem - they are not even worth 90 cents.

62 very common 1950's occupation (as in job) issues of which I have seen many hundreds of most values, including this one.

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/STAMPS-FRANCOBOLLI-25-LIRE-LE-AR ... Sw54Nd0YU2

emporiumarket has quite a few lots showing where he has wasted considerable time in counting, laying out, photographing and listing his(?) worthless junk for non sale when he could be making more money counting the hair on the back of a caterpillar. It should not make me happy to see such utter time wasting, but it does.

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/Stamps/260/m.html?item=392540758 ... oriumarket

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At AU$2,000, there are three too many 0's on this listing from wolfe2346 (0), a true GID (German Inflation Dreamer):

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And probably half of them are not 1923 inflation stamps (life is too short to do a proper count).

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/collection-of-German-inflation-s ... SwkxtdioaJ

Still, sitting back and looking for a Christmas windfall may fill some of his days with dreams of money, and all Santa will bring him is a lump of coal, even with such a sad, sad story on offer for this stamp worth about one cent with a gale force wind, priced at
AU $1,320.00:
USA rare 1923 George Washington 2c stamp ,red. any reasonable offer considered, selling a few of my stamps as I recently lost my car , bike and half my house in fire and need to rebuild and no insurance
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USA-rare-1923-George-Washington- ... SwUmBddMXL

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If this stamp was a horse, we would shoot it to put it out of it's misery, not offer it for GBP 100.00 as wierton has done, and describe it as an error. And since when were Antigua stamps "UK stamps" - see description: "UK stamps ERROR"



https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/UK-stamps-ERROR/223756346442?has ... Sw14Zdre4o

To this seller, pretty much every stamp is an error stamp or a rare stamp, and worth stupid amounts of money.

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/wierton/m.html?item=223757253867 ... 7675.l2562

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fromdownunder wrote:...and now for something completely different...

What in the world could you ever do with 50,000 Australian common one cent decimal stamps, offered for over 10 cents each? One cent each would be excessive for things that are utterly useless bits of paper.

gho5trobert is asking AU$5,800 for a big slab of full sheets (total 50,000 stamps, face value $500) for stamps where a market for this sort of stuff simply does not exist any more . He will look at best offers, but I seriously cannot imagine offering anything for these. Not even good for postage. Best used as BBQ starter or maybe for insulation.

Seller suggests that "Unlikely this item will ever appear again 50,000 unused". Why am I not surprised?

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1979-Australian-Birds-1c-Zebra-F ... ctupt=true

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This started, as per the post above at $5,800, was offered again at $4,900, then a couple of times at $2,400, and is back again, now at $2,100. I still suggest a realistic price is around $250, or half face, well, maybe, because apart from using them as wallpaper in a dedicated stamp den, what are they actually good for? Never be offered again?

Well, he removed that from his listing, and I suspect that they will continue to be offered but go unloved and unsold until the Universe dies it's inevitable heat death a few hundred billion years from now, unless they are offered at a realistic price.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1979-Australian-Birds-1c-Zebra-F ... Sw5BpdFxq-

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I'll mark this one off as intriguing, but silly, especially the price. At EU2000 for a bottle with common stamps stuck on it does not strike me as good value,and would be difficult to mount in an album, stockbook or on Hagners.

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Google translate gives me this description
Old stamps of Spain. The state is in good condition. Sent with Mail: ordinary letters.
Seller is aig.es.c2uzu2.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Sellos-antiguos-de-espana/372853 ... SwHMldkdem

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Well, the upside is that shipping is just €3 (for me, anyway.)
fromdownunder wrote:I'll mark this one off as intriguing, but silly, especially the price. At EU2000 for a bottle with common stamps stuck on it does not strike me as good value,and would be difficult to mount in an album, stockbook or on Hagners.

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Google translate gives me this description
Old stamps of Spain. The state is in good condition. Sent with Mail: ordinary letters.
Seller is aig.es.c2uzu2.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Sellos-antiguos-de-espana/372853 ... SwHMldkdem

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It would be a bit of a stretch to call this one a collection (three stamps - really?), and more of a stretch to attempt to call it "rare stamps - they are not -and ask US$1,250 for five cents worth of damaged junk.

But go for it farmboycoins

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Turkey-Stamps-Collection-Rare-St ... Sw5G9d3Z5l

But then this complete dweeb outdoes himself, and doubles down on more kommon kiddies kollectables and for this one, the price is upped a bit - US $7,500.00. And, to repeat, nine stamps make up a collection?

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/France-Stamps-Collection-Peace-C ... Sw4pJd3ZIk

Naturally all of the above are described as extremely rare, but farm boy needs to go back to milking cows, because what he knows about stamps could be fitted onto a Communion wafer in 20 point font.

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And to use the six steak knives free bonus,... but wait, there's more.

Mostly (relatively) common Japanese fiscals, sprinkled with the occasional postage stamp, and could be yours for a mere US $21,000.00, and described by farmboycoins as "Amazing" when the only amazing thing is that the seller has the brain capacity to use a computer.

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Japan-Stamps-Amazing-lot-of-Earl ... SwjLZd3aJs

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I am more worried about the ancient album being ripped up when the stamps are sold :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

The Japan page says Meiji Mutushito is still emperor meaning its pre 1913.

Fortunately at those prices, the album should survive intact.

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Little to say about this, except that the seller shows remarkable ignorance in suggesting that a stamp which probably numbers in the Billion range is "rare". One of the most common Prexies in the entire set.

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Price: AU $559.00
Seller: jesmath-92

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/United-States-Postage-1-Cent-Gre ... Swe4hd3Ytq

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