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Re: Lyrebird Stamp

Posted: 19 Sep 2020 16:41
by fromdownunder
Agreed. There it shall lie.

Norm

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 19 Sep 2020 17:09
by fromdownunder
Being a liar, in some cases when done properly, can be an art form. When done badly, it makes the liar look like a complete moron. taal1237 falls firmly into the second category, and asking for US $999.00 or BIN US $1,298.70 for 600 modern junk stamps is unlikely to be taken up from his tall tale about this albums history. $2.00 per stamp BIN? $2.00 for the lot is closer to market value.

Bolding is mine
More than 600 postage stamps in one album. Very old stamp album,

This is my grandmother's mother's 100-year-old album that contains postage stamps for many countries.

My grandmother loved to collect postage stamps and this album is a historical heritage

After examining it by a specialist, it was found that it contains expensive stamps, and some of them are cheap
I did not know that the Chinese made Stockbooks 100 years ago. Oh wait... they didn't. But even if they did it would have been a really neat trick to put stamps released in 1980 on the cover. This album was produced less than 40 years ago. And it contains a junk Kiddies Kollection.

Elsewhere in the description his "claim" is that the stamps were issued from "before 1840" (another neat trick) up to 1920. I doubt that there is one stamp as old as 1920 in the entire sad and sorry lot.

Evidence?
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The prosecution rests.


https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/600-STAMPS-COLLECTION-LOT-ALBUMS ... Swm~BfY-W1

Norm

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 27 Sep 2020 15:03
by fromdownunder
Remember the Movie Dumb and Dumber? Well,expressglobal has a couple of goodies up which shows that he really should have been the star of the Movie.

1. Paraguay 1970's junky Gibbons Appendix Issue issued purely for Kiddies packets and not for using on letters. It is worth almost the value of the paper it is printed on. But apparently expressglobal believes there is something there because he wants AU$17,000 for this piece of junk.
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Paraguay-G-0-10-STAMP-J-S-Chardi ... ctupt=true

Ditto Polish Kiddies Gunk from 1968, catalogued at (wait for it) 10p. The overly ambitious expressglobal wants a slightly less ambitious AU$1,000 for this one, which is only $1,000 more than it is worth.
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/60gr-Stamp-Polska-XXV-LECIE-LUDO ... ctupt=true

Keep on putting stuff up like this please. We need the laughs, and this thread needs the material.

Norm

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 04 Oct 2020 23:06
by The Pom
There appears to have been a fresh crop of graduates from the University of Over-optimistic Pricing recently.

hioua_89 has been trying to sell this completely worthless stamp for £12.50 for weeks. Clearly seeing the error of their ways, they've now dropped it to an entirely reasonable £11.50 - watch those bids flood in!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/402469258876?ViewItem=&item=402469258876


Overpriced KGVI 2½d red
Overpriced KGVI 2½d red

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 04 Oct 2020 23:14
by The Pom
Not to be outdone, shawnandrews1 thinks this imprint block (CV $A50 unhinged, $A30 hinged) is worth £225 ($A400).

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1932-Australian-2d-Sydney-Bridge- ... 3582557497



Overpriced 2d Bridge imprint block
Overpriced 2d Bridge imprint block

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 04 Oct 2020 23:19
by The Pom
lesnay61 thinks the previous 2 efforts are a bit lame, and is asking 13,000 Euros for some common revenues. And that appears to be the price EACH. A much better effort!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/British-Australian-States-Queensland-Stamp-Rare/323885781449


Overpriced revenue stamps
Overpriced revenue stamps

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 10 Oct 2020 00:09
by pertinax
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Everybody rush to get this imperf error 'four stamps'...cheap as chips at £130.....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Queen-Victoria-Imperf-Penny-Red-E ... SwxelfQm1a

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And just so you don't miss it, this is helpfully added:

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Scott

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 10 Oct 2020 01:21
by faro
pertinax wrote:
10 Oct 2020 00:09
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Everybody rush to get this imperf error 'four stamps'...cheap as chips at £130.....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Queen-Victoria-Imperf-Penny-Red-E ... SwxelfQm1a

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And just so you don't miss it, this is helpfully added:

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Scott
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"Four Stamp In One Error"

Darn, that stamp at the top right is waaaaay smaller than the famous Bolivar midget.
Someone phone Guinness World Records, quick! :lol:

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 10 Oct 2020 01:40
by faro
The Westminster Collection has a lot to answer for with their "Philatelic Legends" line sales pitch which leads to the likes of the following sad looking lot being listed on eBay for £244.

I somehow doubt the box makes up for the philatelic deficit. :cry:

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I wonder if they originally charged extra for a thruppenny London Olympics with all four corners present. :roll:

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 11 Oct 2020 13:10
by fromdownunder
"Rare India Stamp Same Stamp Above Selling For 100,000.. 10K First Offer. Refund"

Yours for only US $59,000 plus $50 postage from bigedwalsh (1 ) .

...and I have a Bridge in Sydney which needs to be sold at scrap metal prices:
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rare-India-Stamp-Same-Stamp-Abov ... ctupt=true

Norm

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 11 Oct 2020 22:23
by The Pom
He's also got a Z-grill & the obligatory rare 1c Green Franklin.... :roll:

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 12 Oct 2020 23:29
by deltic1575
A bargain from Lithuania
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Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 18 Oct 2020 21:47
by fromdownunder
This lovely home made 5/- 1932 Australian Sydney Harbour Bridge stamp can be yours for only AU$400.00 or BIN AU$550.00 (over double normal retail for a real one). Alternatively, just grab an old catalogue and cut out your own. Please do not use a ravenous kitten to do the cutting as this clown obviously did.
5L Sydney Harbour Bridge 1932 Stamp
Fortunately, I doubt that anyone with $400.00 or AU$550 to spend on a 5 Bob Bridge would have an IQ less than double that of seller brellmc-29 (1 ).

And by the way brellmc-29 (1 ), what you are trying to do is called fraud. I know that is a big word, but google it, read about it, and have your toothbrush packed ready to go.
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/5L-Sydney-Harbour-Bridge-1932-St ... ctupt=true

Norm

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 19 Oct 2020 01:52
by faro
fromdownunder wrote:
18 Oct 2020 21:47
This lovely home made 5/- 1932 Australian Sydney Harbour Bridge stamp can be yours for only AU$400.00 or BIN AU$550.00 (over double normal retail for a real one). Alternatively, just grab an old catalogue and cut out your own. Please do not use a ravenous kitten to do the cutting as this clown obviously did.
5L Sydney Harbour Bridge 1932 Stamp
Fortunately, I doubt that anyone with $400.00 or AU$550 to spend on a 5 Bob Bridge would have an IQ less than double that of seller brellmc-29 (1 ).

And by the way brellmc-29 (1 ), what you are trying to do is called fraud. I know that is a big word, but google it, read about it, and have your toothbrush packed ready to go.

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/5L-Sydney-Harbour-Bridge-1932-St ... ctupt=true

Norm
Surprised they didn't market it as a rare proof used to show the printer where to put the perforations which they accidentally used pinking shears on instead.

Brazen... :roll:

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 26 Oct 2020 04:28
by The Pom
The darker evenings have brought the optimists back indoors.

Optimist 1: ebayer stra83a3

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Francobollo-Australia-1-Penny-Rosso-Raro-Nuovo/154152047025


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I always thought rosso meant "red", but, looking at the back of this stamp, maybe it also means "rusty"....


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Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 26 Oct 2020 04:32
by The Pom
Optimist 2: ebayer 2588cooper.

I'm guessing he thinks this is the rare & valuable "green mist" retouch. He's certainly misty-eyed.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-Australian-stamp-Green-lyre-bird-with-haze-/114451797081


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Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 26 Oct 2020 04:37
by The Pom
Optimist 3: ebayer paulinepage

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174489924120?ViewItem=&item=174489924120

This is Queen Victoria, apparently.......


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Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 26 Oct 2020 04:43
by Number-O-Ne
The Pom wrote:
26 Oct 2020 04:28
The darker evenings have brought the optimists back indoors


I always thought rosso meant "red", but, looking at the back of this stamp, maybe it also means "rusty"

Actually, the description includes the back of the stamp:

Sul retro presenti alcuni puntini neri

"Some black spots on reverse"

I have extensive experience with italian sellers on eBay, because of my collecting interest of postal history of Italian Social Republic. Though never bought from this particular seller, I can tell you, this person belongs to the (relatively) honest end of the spectrum. At least he shows high resolution scans and writes some descriptions.

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 26 Oct 2020 08:06
by The Pom
The Pom wrote:
26 Oct 2020 04:32
Optimist 2: ebayer 2588cooper.

I'm guessing he thinks this is the rare & valuable "green mist" retouch. He's certainly misty-eyed.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-Australian-stamp-Green-lyre-bird-with-haze-/114451797081



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They're out in force tonight:

pamay_6838 has also had the mist descend over their eyes.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Australian-1shilling-Lyerbird-green-Mist-Stamp/383739846274



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Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 26 Oct 2020 13:11
by fromdownunder
The Pom wrote:
26 Oct 2020 08:06
They're out in force tonight:

pamay_6838 has also had the mist descend over their eyes.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Australian-1shilling-Lyerbird-green-Mist-Stamp/383739846274

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Monkey see, monkey do. This one also has a misting corner perf.

Norm

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 28 Oct 2020 03:06
by The Pom
The Pom wrote:
26 Oct 2020 04:37
Optimist 3: ebayer paulinepage

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174489924120?ViewItem=&item=174489924120

This is Queen Victoria, apparently.......



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The ebay Rule "I've got something that looks like something someone is selling for lots of money, so mine must be valuable as well" in action:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124401630739

Bad news for susanh5158 - the blind are leading the blind, I'm afraid.


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Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 28 Oct 2020 20:21
by The Pom
Another one! At least they're closer with the identification of the person on the stamp. The accuracy ends there, though.

hoperi02831, I hate to spoil your day, but there were hundreds of millions of these printed, and it's utterly worthless.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Australia-Postage-Stamps-Gre ... 4370857872


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Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 01 Nov 2020 13:42
by fromdownunder
This one is kinda cute from accessoriesbuyer1, and can be yours for only US$1,850.00 + US$48.68 postage and US$276.40 import charges.
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Excellent Condition [missing corner, creased in 3 other places] Very Rare European Stamp 3 Cent [further down in his own description he states the print run - 427,361,000. Very Rare?]

1901 Issue

Very Rare [I repeat - 427,361,000 of them were printed] High Value[catalogue value = 35p fine used]

Perfect for a collector [Thanks, but I already have several]

Will ship immediately with tracking #
So he could neither see the damage or read his own description of how many of these were printed.

Also elsewhere under Item Specifics:

Region: Dutch Curacao [wrong]
Cancellation Type: Fancy Cancel then
Quality: Mint Hinged [yes, he claims both and it's neither]
Color: Blue [It's green]

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rare-Vintage-Nederland-1901-3C-D ... SwYARevcKp

I wonder if he can find his mouth to eat.

Norm

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 08 Nov 2020 23:41
by The Pom
Lots of fail on this one from ebayer angelab9013.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-GEORGE-V-TWO-PENCE-AUSTRALIA ... 3773737610


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Going through my old childhood stamp collection and pricing according to research (your research isn't up to much on this one. It's worthless). I am no stamp expert (Possibly the only accurate comment in the item description) and stamps sold as seen. This has been in stamp book 30!years.

THIS STAMP IS A GEORGE V 2 PENCE STAMP WITH POSTAGE MARK SHOWING VICTORIA CENTENARY CELEBRATION (Er no, it says South Australia). THIS WAS IN 1934 .THE SETTLEMENT FOUNDED BY JOHN BATEMAN IN MAY 1935 (So it was founded a year after the centenary?) ON THE RIVER YARRA.

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 09 Nov 2020 09:11
by philder65
Hi All,

The following "vendor" offers a really excellent lot of very rare and expensive stamps. Top of the bill is a stamp from Czechoslovakia from 1820 to 1890. Strange that the country only came into existence in 1918 :D
Stamp may be from 1920 and worth about EUR 0.30, but now available at the bargain price of GBP 13,000 ... luckily postage is free ...

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 09 Nov 2020 10:09
by fromdownunder
The Pom wrote:
08 Nov 2020 23:41
THIS STAMP IS A GEORGE V 2 PENCE STAMP WITH POSTAGE MARK SHOWING VICTORIA CENTENARY CELEBRATION (Er no, it says South Australia). THIS WAS IN 1934 .THE SETTLEMENT FOUNDED BY JOHN BATEMAN IN MAY 1935 (So it was founded a year after the centenary?) ON THE RIVER YARRA.

Some icing on the cake. It was Batman,not Bateman.

Norm

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 09 Nov 2020 19:44
by fromdownunder
Seller: isabelle-k

Australia 1963 Royal Visit Green 5D joined strip of 4 Stamps. ERROR? Blue colour

AU$100 +$10 postage.
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The technical term for this "ERROR" is "it's stained. And worth zero.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Australia-1963-Royal-Visit-Green ... SwV8lfB8ZQ

Norm

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 10 Nov 2020 05:28
by philder65
For the discerning buyer of Belgian stamps there is now a wonderful opportunity at some 2,000 EUR (GBP 1,858).
The full series (of 2!) in sheets of 100 of some 1967 stamps. The (already overinflated) catalogue value of the two sheets is EUR 60. At face value of 1 BEF we derive a total of 200 BEF or 4.95787 euro. As these stamps can still be used officially, there is enough value to send approximately 4.5 letters. Please use large envelopes to accommodate the 50-something stamps per envelope! (Hope your saliva production is good nick!)
Please note that the stamps are also indicated to be rare, which at more than 85 mln produced of each stamp is somewhat debatable :D
The only unknown is how many sheets you really get (not indicated!). Let's hope that it is at least some 812 sheets (a meager 81,200 stamps) to cover purchase price and shipping costs. Should cover the next 180 letters you need to send (and a visit to the doctor to get a tongue-transplant) :lol:

Be quick, as this kind of opportunity is scarce (or is it scary ...)

Phil

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 10 Nov 2020 06:48
by philder65
And the fun continues ...

An, only slightly over the top, opportunity for GBP 89.95 with GBP 13.82 of shipping costs. Catalogue value at maximum GBP 14. Can be bought at any local Belgian stamp club for around GBP 3.

Fortunately there no additionally import charges!

Anybody ...

Phil

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 11 Nov 2020 04:31
by philder65
Yesterday I kindly contacted a seller who was advertising a Belgian stamp for GBP 390 with the question why this stamp warranted this price as its catalogue value was EUR 0.35. In fact the stamp is worth about EUR 0.00000 ... add another zillion euros and then a 1.
Today I got the most surprising and kind offer of a 14% (yes, not 15%) discount. Apparently this offer was send to other interested parties so I should hurry and take advantage as it will not last long.

Question: should I now kindly tell the seller that he is complete bonkers?

PS: luckily I had an oxygen bottle handy as I almost fainted from laughing for about an hour :lol: :lol:

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 11 Nov 2020 06:55
by philder65
A good contender for "delusion" of the month is following very successful vendor:

A Belgian red brown 10 cent "fijne baard" cancelled in Brussels with a small dog bite in the left upper corner can now be yours for USD 234 + USD 22.94 postage.
Catalogue value for a perfect specimen: 20 Euro cent!
In this case: about a dozen banana peels. :D

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 11 Nov 2020 09:50
by The Pom
Dreamer or bare-faced liar?

Either way up, this stamp is almost worthless in good condition and this one is a piece of junk.

alanpalmer51, your "rare" stamp is no such thing. There were over 31 million of them printed. Your statement "This really is a rare one and highly sought after" is so far from the truth it defies belief.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Five-Shillings-Australian-Postage-Stamp-VERY-RARE/333773194330


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Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 11 Nov 2020 13:07
by fromdownunder
The Pom wrote:
11 Nov 2020 09:50
Dreamer or bare-faced liar?
For bare faced liar, it would be hard to go past zero feedback "seller" siksurf-72 who is offering the following couple of pages of utter junk for AU$5,000 or BIN$10,000.
Collectables Stamps Rare. Sent with Australia Post Standard Small Box/Satchel. Comes with stamp album and heaps more very valuable and sentimental value that will only go up! Mint cond
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So far siksurf-72 is just your average, garden variety eBay clown. But wait.... There is a third scan:



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Yes, this is supposedly one of the only six which exist, and turns up for sale on eBay for a tiny fraction of its true value, by zero feedback liar and crook siksurf-72 who only owns a handful of stamps which otherwise exist in their millions. Sure it does Major Moron...

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Collectables-Stamps-Rare/4025416 ... tupt=true


For further information on the Australian King Edward V111 2d Red, see here:

http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=57778

Norm

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 11 Nov 2020 13:10
by fromdownunder
fromdownunder wrote:
11 Nov 2020 13:07
The Pom wrote:
11 Nov 2020 09:50
Dreamer or bare-faced liar?
For bare faced liar, it would be hard to go past zero feedback "seller" siksurf-72 who is offering the following couple of pages of utter junk for AU$5,000 or BIN$10,000.
Collectables Stamps Rare. Sent with Australia Post Standard Small Box/Satchel. Comes with stamp album and heaps more very valuable and sentimental value that will only go up! Mint cond
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So far siksurf-72 is just your average, garden variety eBay clown. But wait.... There is a third scan:




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Yes, this is supposedly one of the only six which exist, and turns up for sale on eBay for a tiny fraction of its true value, by zero feedback liar and crook siksurf-72, from Secret Harbour Western Australia, who only owns a handful of stamps which otherwise exist in their millions. Sure it does Major Moron...

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Collectables-Stamps-Rare/4025416 ... tupt=true


For further information on the Australian King Edward V111 2d Red, see here:

http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=57778

Norm

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 11 Nov 2020 16:00
by faro
fromdownunder wrote:
11 Nov 2020 13:07
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At least they have a better colour and perfs when stealing an auction image rather than selling one of the Ukrainian forgeries. :?

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Reported, as usual...

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 12 Nov 2020 04:23
by philder65
Our delusional friend Joord-98 has some additional fantastical offers.
A block of four of the 1968 6 cent John Trumbull issue, priced at an eye-watering USD 174.00

I'm afraid our dear friend will be lucky if he can sell them at face value ...

Postage is luckily only USD 22.65 ... for that you probably get a gold lined envelope sent via private jet.

Phil

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 12 Nov 2020 04:40
by philder65
Hurray, I've just become a millionaire!
Apparently the cancelled 15c King Albert stamp from 1918 is worth USD 220.
Apparently in my ignorance I did not appreciate its rareness.
Somewhat contradicts the fact that I have a couple of shoe boxes full of this stamp (around 10,000 stamps).
Real worth between 0.0005 and 0.001 cents.

Please also note that reassuringly there are no additional import charges on delivery ... as there is already USD 57.27 factored in! Glad that as a buyer you will be spared the hassle!

Phil

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 13 Nov 2020 05:58
by philder65
Some careful examination needed:

1920 circa: bang in the middle, 1925 more precisely.
Belgium: close, but no .. Belgian Congo.
Die sunken cardboard: yeeeeeeeeees, cardboard could be correct.
American bank note: maybe stamp?
Men: one man if one looks carefully (probably need a couple of stiff drinks to see more than one man).
30 cents: surprisingly correct!
Price = USD 350: probably in the neighborhood of zero .
Shipping = USD 20: don't bother troubling the US Postal Service, they are still recovering from the President's election.

Phil

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 13 Nov 2020 08:39
by philder65
Supercucumberman has one (!!!) stamp on offer.

A French 8 francs Marianne from 1948.
Indicated is that it has a very rare cancellation and thus should warrant a meager price of EUR 1950.
Real value 1 to 5 euro cents.

This cucumber needs pickling!

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 13 Nov 2020 14:13
by fromdownunder
"Rare Australian stamps". So says seller gljeni-0, making two mistakes in three words.

1. They are not rare.
2. They are not even stamps any more:
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AU$500 or BIN$1,500 and postage $10.00. There are a handful of others with a total value of maybe $1.00, but to make the above your feature picture...

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rare-stamps/353273666363?hash=item5240c05b3b:g:y6QAAOSwRuVfrKvL

Norm

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 13 Nov 2020 22:04
by philder65
fromdownunder wrote:
13 Nov 2020 14:13
"Rare Australian stamps". So says seller gljeni-0, making two mistakes in three words.

1. They are not rare.
2. They are not even stamps any more:

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AU$500 or BIN$1,500 and postage $10.00. There are a handful of others with a total value of maybe $1.00, but to make the above your feature picture...

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rare-stamps/353273666363?hash=item5240c05b3b:g:y6QAAOSwRuVfrKvL

Norm
Norm, looks like the seller has a cat with a special affection for Australian stamps :) Phil

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 14 Nov 2020 05:15
by philder65
I've just sent a little mail to an uninformed EBAY seller that his GBP 100 stamp is in reality quoted at 0.15 euro cents.

He indicates the following: BELGIUM CIRCA 1944 V FOR VICTORY OVER PRINT MINT NEVER HINGED. NICE CLEAN CONDITION.
I'M NOT A DEALER NOR A COLLECTOR OF STAMPS, MY FATHER PASSED AWAY IN 2001 AND LEFT A LARGE STAMP COLLECTION TO MYSELF AND TWO SIBLINGS WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS TO KEEP FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND THEN SELL THEM.
I WILL BE LISTING THEM ON HERE FOR SALE THERE ARE LITERALLY 1000'S FROM GREAT BRITAIN 1840 ONWARD'S, RARE WORLDWIDE STAMPS FROM CHINA,RUSSIA,USA ETC.

If you are not a dealer nor a stamp collector best not to quote inflated prices without checking.

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 14 Nov 2020 07:54
by philder65
Don't look any further, the joker of the month has been found!

Congratulations to film-shelf-dvd for his convincing win.

The short and to the point description says it all: Hitler stamp.
Price 14,000 GBP.
Sells usually between 0.20 and 0.60 Euro.

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 15 Nov 2020 04:14
by The Pom
ebayer fairdealer62010 seems to think this worthless postal stationery cutout is ACSC 119A, which has a CV of $200.

I hate to point out tiny details, but 119A is Small Multi watermark, perf 14, thin paper.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Australia-4-d-Violet-Post-Stamp-1 ... 4771737288


NOT ACSC 119A!
NOT ACSC 119A!

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 15 Nov 2020 04:16
by The Pom
philder65 wrote:
14 Nov 2020 07:54
Don't look any further, the joker of the month has been found!

Congratulations to film-shelf-dvd for his convincing win.

film-shelf-dvd has been featured a number of times in this thread - one of the most monumentally deluded ebayers we've had the pleasure of encountering. :)

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 15 Nov 2020 07:21
by philder65
The very elusive Plate 77 has surfaced!
It's yours for a very reasonable GBP 24,999.

A good occasion to make a quick buck. :D

Phil

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 15 Nov 2020 12:49
by fromdownunder
I like it when people like seaoflies throw around philatelic terms that they don't understand at all, makes them look like a headless chook. Two examples here (capslock his). Price for this US $1,200. Market Value = 50 cents with a tail wind.
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VICTORIA-STAMP-PAIR-QUEEN-VICTOR ... SwJ9RfsEbf
VICTORIA STAMP PAIR QUEEN VICTORIA 19TH CENTURY MATCHING WATERMARK BARRS.

ANTIQUE AUSTRALIA 19TH CENTURY VICTORIA POSTAGE STAMPS MATCHING BARRS BETWEEN STAMPS THEY ARE A TWO PENCE ONE PENNY DUTY STAMP RARE STAMPS PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS
OK, I'll ask a question. Were you born stupid or did you have to study?

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Among many price delusional listings, here is the pick of the litter, and yours for US$2,000:
RARE DESIRABLE GREAT BRITAIN POSTAGE REVENUE 19TH CENTURY VICTORIA HALF PENNY

RARE ENGLAND UNITED KINGDOM POSTAGE & REVENUE RED QUEEN VICTORIA ONE HALF PENNY POSTAGE STAMP DIE CUT P &S PLEASE LOOK AT PICTURES E-MAIL QUESTIONS THIS STAMP WILL ARRIVE IN A HARD PLASTIC SLAB HOLDER IN A PADDED ENVELOPE
Die cut Peel and Stick? Time travel technology! The plastic tomb is worth more than the stamp, as is the cost of a padded envelope.
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Norm

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 15 Nov 2020 12:59
by Ubobo.R.O.
Sea-of-lies. Yep. Got that correct.

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 15 Nov 2020 21:56
by davidtoo
The Pom wrote:
15 Nov 2020 04:14
ebayer fairdealer62010 seems to think this worthless postal stationery cutout is ACSC 119A, which has a CV of $200.

I hate to point out tiny details, but 119A is Small Multi watermark, perf 14, thin paper.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Australia-4-d-Violet-Post-Stamp-1 ... 4771737288



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Actually I think around $A150 for this item is pretty good value.

By the way I am not talking about the "stamp" but the postmark.

AINSLIE with FCT at the base was only in use for 2 years, 1927 and 1928. Hopson and Tobin in "NSW and ACT postmarks" only cite usage in 1927 this one would be a late date. FCT at the base was first used here in 1927 and on 1 Jan 1929 Ainslie was renamed Canberra City.

There have been quite a few ACT postmarks in auctions recently of similar known usage as Ainslie and I have been bidding around $A250 and not even getting close.

So in this case the seller is selling the wrong "item". He should be selling the "postmark" not the "stamp" and I would expect he would have a lot less trouble selling his item

That is the beauty of this hobby "one persons junk is another persons treasure" The trick is to distinguish between the "junk" and the "treasure"

Enjoy!

Re: eBay and Other On-Line Dreamers - A Photo Lot Compendium

Posted: 16 Nov 2020 03:07
by norvic
fromdownunder wrote:
15 Nov 2020 12:49
Among many price delusional listings, here is the pick of the litter, and yours for US$2,000:
RARE DESIRABLE GREAT BRITAIN POSTAGE REVENUE 19TH CENTURY VICTORIA HALF PENNY

RARE ENGLAND UNITED KINGDOM POSTAGE & REVENUE RED QUEEN VICTORIA ONE HALF PENNY POSTAGE STAMP DIE CUT P &S PLEASE LOOK AT PICTURES E-MAIL QUESTIONS THIS STAMP WILL ARRIVE IN A HARD PLASTIC SLAB HOLDER IN A PADDED ENVELOPE
Die cut Peel and Stick? Time travel technology! The plastic tomb is worth more than the stamp, as is the cost of a padded envelope.

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Norm
No, what he is actually referring to there is the perfin. He can't see the first letter, but in the picture you can see P at top right, and & S on the bottom line. Not die-cut but if you've only ever seen new technology I guess you don't know what a perforating machine is.

But aside from that I agree with you!