Global Administrator wrote:Deliberately covering up large thins and tears with amateur Liquid Paper running repairs, as your FRAUDSTER hero nystamps does daily, is perfectly FINE with you, and not telling the ebay bunny buyers of that ruined junk they are being ripped off, and applauding such sellers who knowingly and repeatedly breach ebay rules is also absolutely FINE with you - but regumming is not.
Regumming a hinged or no gum stamp and offering it as MNH is fraud. Offering a thinned stamp with this "liquid paper" repair as a stamp in perfect condition is also fraud. However, nystamps
states that "Some stamps could be expertly restored, regum, or repaired" on each and every lot. I see that regumming was also mentioned, so technically the buyers are being warned of potential problems. If the buyers read this (or more likely do not read it at all) and still purchase the stamp, only to find it regummed/repaired, it's their problem.
saying that I like the practice, and I wouldn't buy stamps if I suspect that they are repaired. I am not defending nystamps
, I'm just stating that I don't think it is fraud if the description mentions the possibility of regumming or repairs. Is it unethical? Yes. Is it fraud? No.
Reperforating a stamp and offering it as another, as seems to be the case with the USA $5, would be regarded as fraud, since the item is being sold as something it is not
. I never condoned such practice from nystamps
or from any other seller, and never will.
Global Administrator wrote:99% of collectors can not pick a good German regum if it jumped up and bit them on the derriere. You certainly would have zero idea, and YOU certainly have regums in your collection that you have no idea about (despite saying they are 'naughty'!) but applaud crudely patching up thins and tears, and not disclosing that to the clueless ebay buyers. "Monty Python Stamps" - there's a great name for your business. "Repairs and Rebuilding stamps we are proud to offer - but we do NOT really like regums, but we will not mention those either" There is your Business motto right there.
You have never seen my collection so you cannot state that I "certainly" have regummed stamps. There might be some here and there, but I don't pay a premium for MNH stamps so it is not a major issue for me (I mostly collect used stamps).
Global Administrator wrote:Perhaps that deceptive behaviour is OK and applauded and looked up to in Malta, I have no idea.
As I stated before, what does my country have to do with this? Everyone has his or her own views, and the country they live in is irrelevant in such cases.
Global Administrator wrote:You keep buying from him HalfpennyYellow - and delighted to hear you are happy with his superb and well described material.
I also stated that I only bought mixed lots
from this seller, and NOT single stamps. I cannot comment on the quality of single stamps first-hand since I never purchased any from him.
Global Administrator wrote:However, please NEVER mail your collection to me when it comes time to sell. Mail it off to him, and see what offer you get.
I have no plans to sell my collection, neither to you nor to nystamps