eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

A venue to discuss unusual and interesting items being offered. Report and discuss fakes, forgeries, scammers and con-men. Also fee discussion, and low listing fee promos etc. Discuss feedback. Great items for sale. New policies ..... whatever YOU want!

Moderator: Volunteer Moderator Team

User avatar
norvic
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 35742
Joined: 25 Feb 2008 21:51
Location: Norfolk, England
Contact:

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by norvic »

Bill H UK wrote: 03 Apr 2024 19:26 This one isn't even a stamp - it's half of an old Weetabix card.
Who'll start me off at £10........?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/266740248996?

Image

If nothing else, it illustrates the perils of know-nothing dreamers using Ebay's Artificial "Intelligence" to write their listings for them......

"This stamp features the Crab-Eating Raccoon of the South and is part of a collection of worldwide stamps. The topic of this stamp is rodents and it is on paper. It is a great addition to any stamp collection and perfect for those interested in the wildlife of the South. The stamp number is 14 and it falls under the category of Collections/Mixture. Bid now to add this rare stamp to your collection!"

:lol: :lol: :lol:
I thought I would ask why they thought it was a stamp of any sort:
ebay wrote:Unfortunately, due to the high volume of messages this seller has received, they are unable to respond to your question right now. We suggest reviewing the item again to see if your answer is in the seller's listing.
Ian Billings - Norvic Philatelics - clearing Machins stock see Modern GB Blog Also almost everything non-GB postal history & postcards I show here is for sale: DM for details.
Mystery Postcard Nos: 265, 290/1/3/4, 304, 310, 320/2/4/7/8, 331/7, 344/6, 353/8, 363/4
User avatar
RogerE
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 109527
Joined: 08 Apr 2019 18:56
Location: WALLSEND, NSW, Australia

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by RogerE »

The eBay response reminds of the familiar recorded telephone message:
"We are experiencing an unusually high volume of calls.
Your call is important to us, so please stay on the line ... "
{followed by lengthy canned music you won't enjoy}
:(


/RogerE 🦉
User avatar
Bill H UK
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 19036
Joined: 09 May 2014 05:21
Location: Bridlington Yorkshire UK

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by Bill H UK »

norvic wrote: 03 Apr 2024 20:18
Bill H UK wrote: 03 Apr 2024 19:26 This one isn't even a stamp - it's half of an old Weetabix card.
Who'll start me off at £10........?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/266740248996?

Image

If nothing else, it illustrates the perils of know-nothing dreamers using Ebay's Artificial "Intelligence" to write their listings for them......

"This stamp features the Crab-Eating Raccoon of the South and is part of a collection of worldwide stamps. The topic of this stamp is rodents and it is on paper. It is a great addition to any stamp collection and perfect for those interested in the wildlife of the South. The stamp number is 14 and it falls under the category of Collections/Mixture. Bid now to add this rare stamp to your collection!"

:lol: :lol: :lol:
I thought I would ask why they thought it was a stamp of any sort:
ebay wrote:Unfortunately, due to the high volume of messages this seller has received, they are unable to respond to your question right now. We suggest reviewing the item again to see if your answer is in the seller's listing.
That's odd though, isn't it?
Why are Ebay answering on their behalf? Or has the seller told them to, somehow?
Collecting mint British Empire / Colonial up to the 1960s, Bridlington & East Yorkshire postal history, and wacky postcards.
User avatar
norvic
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 35742
Joined: 25 Feb 2008 21:51
Location: Norfolk, England
Contact:

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by norvic »

Bill H UK wrote: 03 Apr 2024 21:06
norvic wrote: 03 Apr 2024 20:18
I thought I would ask why they thought it was a stamp of any sort:
ebay wrote:Unfortunately, due to the high volume of messages this seller has received, they are unable to respond to your question right now. We suggest reviewing the item again to see if your answer is in the seller's listing.
That's odd though, isn't it?
Why are Ebay answering on their behalf? Or has the seller told them to, somehow?

It was the message displayed when the 'contact seller' button was pressed. It's not uncommon.
Ian Billings - Norvic Philatelics - clearing Machins stock see Modern GB Blog Also almost everything non-GB postal history & postcards I show here is for sale: DM for details.
Mystery Postcard Nos: 265, 290/1/3/4, 304, 310, 320/2/4/7/8, 331/7, 344/6, 353/8, 363/4
User avatar
blue-within-blue
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
Posts: 856
Joined: 11 Nov 2020 06:49
Location: Lancashire, England

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by blue-within-blue »


Here's Ebay's annual amazing new "Post Office" Mauritius discovery. Only €50,000 - they could have got $millions by selling via a reputable auctioneer, so grab yourself a bargain. The only downside is that the vendor has zero seller feedback ; but hey, what could possibly go wrong ...
PO Maur 2.jpg
PO Maur on ebay.jpg
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/395316973603

ROB
User avatar
Rockyman44
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
Posts: 862
Joined: 26 Jun 2020 21:08
Location: Chester, UK

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by Rockyman44 »

The full description (translated from German) reads

"A rare stamp from Mauritius - Blue Mauritius 1847 2 cents."

No mention of the vintage cover - is that included as well?

It has a Buy it Now price of just under £39,500 if anybody fancies a punt......
Collecting worldwide used stamps 1918 - 2000, geology & fossils on stamps
User avatar
RogerE
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 109527
Joined: 08 Apr 2019 18:56
Location: WALLSEND, NSW, Australia

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by RogerE »

More on the Mauritius stamp, which is eBay item 395316973603, offered by seller jmfstamps in Hamburg, Germany.

The "on cover" image is fuzzy, but we can see suffiently many details to know it is not the same stamp!
For example, look at the formation of the mouth in the stamp "for sale", and the quite different mouth formation in the "on cover" example.

In other words, the "on cover" image is a piece of misdirection, falsely suggesting that the stamp-bearing cover is what is being offered. Of course, that's not the worst part of the misrepresentation, which is that the stamp offered for sale is genuine :(

/RogerE 🦉
User avatar
The Pom
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
Posts: 13898
Joined: 02 May 2007 08:08
Location: Great Britain

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by The Pom »

The fact that the solo stamp is photographed against a red background is a slightly more obvious clue that it's not tied to a cover.

My inclination is that it's 2 pics of the same "stamp", one on a red surface, and a second pic with it partly overlapping a bit of an old cover from France to Mauritius.
Always on the lookout for Australian pre decimal First Day Covers.
User avatar
andy66
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
Posts: 468
Joined: 24 Dec 2018 08:17
Location: Udine, Italy

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by andy66 »

It would be curious to send him a question: which one of the two stamps is on sale? The former or the latter? :lol: :lol:

Andrea
Andy66
Friuli - Italy
User avatar
blue-within-blue
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
Posts: 856
Joined: 11 Nov 2020 06:49
Location: Lancashire, England

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by blue-within-blue »


Some of his feedback left for others shows purchases from at least 2 known Ebay sellers of counterfeit stamps, including these rogues :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/79-ee

https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/qm400

Not to mention the fact that he's calling himself "jmfstamps" when he hasn't got a single feedback for selling stamps ... or indeed anything else.

I have sent a robust message, suggesting that he removes it ; also an alert to Ebay.

ROB
User avatar
GB1840
GOLD Star Super Posting Stampboarder!
GOLD Star Super Posting Stampboarder!
Posts: 267
Joined: 16 Feb 2016 01:00
Location: Crawley, UK

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by GB1840 »

Now ended.
User avatar
BigSaint
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 179832
Joined: 16 Nov 2012 11:26
Location: Cheltenham, Australia

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by BigSaint »


1967 GEORGE WASHINGTON 5 CENT BLUE Stamp Vintage Rare Stamps

eBayer "Attract It" has this beauty going for US$566.68 plus US$23.71 shipping to Australia

Dreaming GW 1.jpg
DReaming GW 2.png
DReaming GW 3.png

The description of mint never hinged & it hasn't soaked off the envelope belies belief.

Wonder what the black wavy lines are across the front of the stamp?


https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/166556671869?itmmeta=01HWP7WVACM ... SwbzxlqYXP

I wouldn't pay the face value of the stamp for this junk :!: :roll:
Specialist Collector of World Horse Racing Covers, Melbourne Cup & Kentucky Derby, & JFK fdcs.
User avatar
BigSaint
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 179832
Joined: 16 Nov 2012 11:26
Location: Cheltenham, Australia

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by BigSaint »


1917-1963 US Postage 5 Cent Stamp John Fitzgerald Kennedy JFK Stamps #27804

eBayer "Attract It" has this beauty going for US$56.89 plus US$23.71 shipping to Australia
DReaming JFK 1.jpg
Dreamin JFK 2.png
Dreaming JFK 3.png
The description of Mint never hinged, unused belies belief.

Wonder what those black lines are across the front of the stamp?


https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/166556718253?itmmeta=01HWP6HR740 ... R9aDx8blYw

I wouldn't pay the face value of the stamp for this junk :!: :roll:
Specialist Collector of World Horse Racing Covers, Melbourne Cup & Kentucky Derby, & JFK fdcs.
User avatar
The Pom
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
Posts: 13898
Joined: 02 May 2007 08:08
Location: Great Britain

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by The Pom »

Italian optimist amino_13 wants a mere 8,500 Euro for 6 of the saddest KGV Heads in existence.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/226104366793
amino.jpg
Always on the lookout for Australian pre decimal First Day Covers.
User avatar
polisciguy2011
RED Shooting Star Posting LEGEND!
RED Shooting Star Posting LEGEND!
Posts: 1310
Joined: 27 Jul 2018 10:39
Location: Rhode Island, USA

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by polisciguy2011 »

Really a pity about the condition, because that's a beautiful bullseye cancel that might make the stamp worth pennies more in the real world! :lol:
-- Zach --
Collecting Interests: Benelux, Scandinavia, German area, Sarawak, KGV Silver Jubilee, Italy, Spain, Israel, France/Colonies
User avatar
The Pom
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
Posts: 13898
Joined: 02 May 2007 08:08
Location: Great Britain

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by The Pom »

Form an orderly queue to buy yurla13's superb offerings, of which this is just one of their many world-class rarities...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/186412542371
yur.jpg
Always on the lookout for Australian pre decimal First Day Covers.
User avatar
GB1840
GOLD Star Super Posting Stampboarder!
GOLD Star Super Posting Stampboarder!
Posts: 267
Joined: 16 Feb 2016 01:00
Location: Crawley, UK

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by GB1840 »

He forgot to mention the 100J PSE certificate to accompany this bargain.
User avatar
bathurst stamper
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 2988
Joined: 25 Sep 2009 16:55
Location: On the goldfields

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by bathurst stamper »

If there's a sucker born every minute, there must be suckees.

The descriptions are priceless, and are obviously computer generated, meaning both man and machine haven't got a clue :lol:


https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/315360104030
4d917.jpg
"This rare 1888 Australian postage stamp features the portrait of WMK Scott, a historical figure from New South Wales. The stamp is inverted and has a hand-stamped cancellation, making it a unique addition to any collection. The four-pence denomination and VF grade make it a valuable piece for collectors, while the brown color and Australian origin add to its historical significance. This stamp is uncertified and comes from a collection of Australian and Oceanian stamps. CV 3000 not many known with inverted WMK"


https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/315360089578
2dinvw.jpg
"This rare Australia States NSW QV Stamp SG.254ea 2d Blue Inverted WMK (p12x11.5) is a must-have for any serious stamp collector. The stamp features the PTS brand and is of used quality, originating from Australia's New South Wales region. This unique postage stamp is perfect for adding to your collection or for exchanging with other collectors. Don't miss out on the opportunity to own a piece of Australian history."
User avatar
The Pom
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
Posts: 13898
Joined: 02 May 2007 08:08
Location: Great Britain

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by The Pom »

Ebay recently introduced an AI description generator. It's about as good as their auto-translator:

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=85316
Always on the lookout for Australian pre decimal First Day Covers.
User avatar
The Pom
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
Posts: 13898
Joined: 02 May 2007 08:08
Location: Great Britain

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by The Pom »

Brand new ebayer collectplusroad has hit the ground running with some top-class overpricing.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/315360314588
plus.jpg
Ebay's AI description generator has chipped in to add to the nonsense:
This rare 1931 Australian 2d. red stamp features the portrait of King George V and the Coat of Arms of Australia, with an inverted design and a high catalog value. The stamp is in VF (Very Fine) grade, with a hand-stamped cancellation type and no certification. It is a great addition to any stamp collection, especially for those interested in royalty and Australian history. The stamp is from the pre-decimal currency and was issued between 1931-1940 in Australia and Oceania.
As always, the seller's other items are utterly comical, both in terms of pricing & misidentification:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/collectplusroad

Despite being in Australia, it seems they are sending their items by USPS.......

And the icing on the cake - their "about" page:
Welcome to our online emporium, where the past finds its place in the present! Step into a realm where every item tells a story, where nostalgia meets curiosity, and where collectors' dreams come true. Our digital shelves are brimming with an eclectic array of treasures, ranging from rare stamps to timeless antiques, each waiting to be discovered and cherished.

As you browse through our meticulously curated selection, you'll find yourself transported through time. Delve into the intricate world of philately with our extensive collection of stamps, spanning continents and eras. From iconic commemoratives to elusive rarities, each stamp whispers tales of distant lands and historical moments.

Whether you're drawn to the elegance of vintage jewelry, the charm of retro furnishings, or the mystique of ancient artifacts, welcome to the ultimate online destination for collectables and antiques, offering a kaleidoscope of cultures, events, and moments frozen in time.
Always on the lookout for Australian pre decimal First Day Covers.
User avatar
norvic
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 35742
Joined: 25 Feb 2008 21:51
Location: Norfolk, England
Contact:

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by norvic »

How can we compete with such a company?

They offer so much, and we just offer stamps and postal history with accurate descriptions and realistic prices, but they offer so much more. :lol:
Ian Billings - Norvic Philatelics - clearing Machins stock see Modern GB Blog Also almost everything non-GB postal history & postcards I show here is for sale: DM for details.
Mystery Postcard Nos: 265, 290/1/3/4, 304, 310, 320/2/4/7/8, 331/7, 344/6, 353/8, 363/4
User avatar
Catweazle
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 5260
Joined: 15 Nov 2009 21:18
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Contact:

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by Catweazle »

This seller is located in Deception Bay - no kidding! :lol:
FAKED RIPPED-OFF GOOD FOR NOTHING KINDLING: 1949 3d Royal Visit HMS Vanguard
FAKED RIPPED-OFF GOOD FOR NOTHING KINDLING: 1949 3d Royal Visit HMS Vanguard
Having just done some research on these forums, I see that this is not the first time we have encountered grnic_89, which is just one of his many pseudonyms, alongside stampsgalore_8. The least he could do is change his location from the likes of Deception Bay and make something that doesn't look it's been made by a kindergartener, then price it more realistically. Even the local druggie on the next street corner down does a better job, and that's saying something.
Stampsgalore_8's latest endeavours...
Stampsgalore_8's latest endeavours...
Described as:
Modified item: No. This stamp was printed but never released due to the Kings illness. They were ordered to be destroyed but 7 are known to have survived destruction. One was put up for auction in 2017 with an auction estimate of A$53000.00 but was sold for A$ 68000.00. Value 2019 estimate A$70000.00 per stamp.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/333515739785?_trkparms=amclksrc% ... _homepage

Reported.

Mowbrays has an interesting article on real issue here, for those unfamiliar with it: https://www.mowbrays.co.nz/files/ref-articles/new-zealand-3d-hms-vanguard.pdf It's also an issue that's seen much discussion around Stampboards too. A cracker of an artwork in itself, worthy of our 'engraved beauties' thread.

Of course, one can spend $15 on a spacefiller if one so desires, but a cut-out of Lot 556 from Mowbrays March 2024 Auction #44 will be larger, better quality and could take up the entire album page.

In other news, dare one order a bunch of this useless stuff from eBay, then create a stamp exhibit based on a study of such crud? :lol: Makes one wonder if exhibit judges are known to exhibit a sense of humour. :lol:
Collecting Stamps & Postal History of Molokai | Polar Regions in WWII | Chatham Islands | Lord Howe Island | Greenland et hoc genus omne
User avatar
polisciguy2011
RED Shooting Star Posting LEGEND!
RED Shooting Star Posting LEGEND!
Posts: 1310
Joined: 27 Jul 2018 10:39
Location: Rhode Island, USA

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by polisciguy2011 »

Catweazle wrote: 14 May 2024 15:27 In other news, dare one order a bunch of this useless stuff from eBay, then create a stamp exhibit based on a study of such crud? :lol: Makes one wonder if exhibit judges are known to exhibit a sense of humour. :lol:
The thing is, this might actually make for a fascinating exhibit if tied in with more elegant or historic forgeries? An exhibit that traced the "art" of the philatelic forgery from Sperati and Spiro down to the eBay scammers of today could be medal-worthy with enough time and care put into it. :D Certainly there is a huge gap in quality between the classic forgeries--as I recall, there are people who still maintain Sperati's in particular often improved upon the real designs!--and the modern inkjet junk, though!
-- Zach --
Collecting Interests: Benelux, Scandinavia, German area, Sarawak, KGV Silver Jubilee, Italy, Spain, Israel, France/Colonies
User avatar
The Pom
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
Posts: 13898
Joined: 02 May 2007 08:08
Location: Great Britain

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by The Pom »

A dreamer hallmark is that they don't allow a lack of sales to dent their enthusiasm.

Some sort of prize is therefore due for ebayer EAGLE EYES TRADING POST

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/260/i.html?_ssn=adv2474&store_nam ... =1&_sop=16
dreamer.jpg
Leaving aside their ridiculous prices, it seems that the thought "Maybe we're pricing a bit high, even after discounting everything by 28%" has never entered their mind.

This is despite the fact that they have nearly 5,000 lots of stamps listed, and have, in the last year, sold the grand total of 9 stamps.
Always on the lookout for Australian pre decimal First Day Covers.
User avatar
RogerE
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 109527
Joined: 08 Apr 2019 18:56
Location: WALLSEND, NSW, Australia

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by RogerE »

The Pom wrote: 17 May 2024 23:05 ...
Leaving aside their ridiculous prices, it seems that the thought "Maybe we're pricing a bit high, even after discounting everything by 28%" has never entered their mind.

This is despite the fact that they have nearly 5,000 lots of stamps listed, and have, in the last year, sold the grand total of 9 stamps.
Hello to The Pom. I agree with everything you have said in that post. But I can't help thinking that nine sales at those ridiculous prices is still a lot of loot for the effort... :shock:

/RogerE 🦉
User avatar
Bill H UK
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 19036
Joined: 09 May 2014 05:21
Location: Bridlington Yorkshire UK

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by Bill H UK »

RogerE wrote: 18 May 2024 12:07
The Pom wrote: 17 May 2024 23:05 ...
Leaving aside their ridiculous prices, it seems that the thought "Maybe we're pricing a bit high, even after discounting everything by 28%" has never entered their mind.

This is despite the fact that they have nearly 5,000 lots of stamps listed, and have, in the last year, sold the grand total of 9 stamps.
Hello to The Pom. I agree with everything you have said in that post. But I can't help thinking that nine sales at those ridiculous prices is still a lot of loot for the effort... :shock:

/RogerE 🦉
Don't worry, Roger - his sold items are at nothing like those prices.

BUT:
Oddly, one of them is this item, which manages to get almost every detail wrong, apart from correctly identifying Queen Elizabeth II:
Not Canada, not posted, not a block of 3, not 1950!
Not Canada, not posted, not a block of 3, not 1950!
Collecting mint British Empire / Colonial up to the 1960s, Bridlington & East Yorkshire postal history, and wacky postcards.
User avatar
Ubobo.R.O.
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 98613
Joined: 28 Dec 2017 11:07
Location: Sunny Golden Beach Queensland.

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by Ubobo.R.O. »

oh-no-head-shake.gif
Full time horse non-whisperer, post box searcher and lichen covered granite rock percher. Gee I'm handsome !
You gottem birds, lighthouses, butterflies, shells, maps, flags and heads on stamps ? Me wantem !
User avatar
RogerE
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 109527
Joined: 08 Apr 2019 18:56
Location: WALLSEND, NSW, Australia

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by RogerE »

No end of "DREAMER" offers on eBay.
Here is another example:

Screenshot 2024-05-18 at 10.49.08 pm.png
Screenshot 2024-05-18 at 10.48.22 pm.png
Australia, KGVI 2d & 2½d
Offered at AU$13,500 for the two
Perhaps the perforation imperfection on the 2½d
makes it rarer and more desirable‽
Screenshot 2024-05-18 at 10.45.34 pm.png
eBay item 314081425666
.
Potential buyers would do well to compare with these items currently on offer:

Screenshot 2024-05-18 at 11.03.38 pm.png
Screenshot 2024-05-18 at 11.04.21 pm.png
Australia, KGVI 2d & 2½d
Offered at AU$2 each = US$1.34 each
(Still rather expensive for these!)
.

/RogerE 🦉
User avatar
The Pom
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
Posts: 13898
Joined: 02 May 2007 08:08
Location: Great Britain

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by The Pom »

Or they could have this bag of a thousand or so I have kicking around.
Worthless stamps.jpg
Always on the lookout for Australian pre decimal First Day Covers.
User avatar
The Pom
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
Posts: 13898
Joined: 02 May 2007 08:08
Location: Great Britain

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by The Pom »

French Delcampe delusionist C8 has clearly been at the pastis.

"Timbre rare australien Roi George V one penny avec couronne en filigrane sur la partie droite - très bon état" translates as "Rare Australian King George V one penny stamp with crown watermark on the right side - very good condition".

I don't know if they've got this mixed up with the rare sideways watermark, but I suspect not based on the grounds that all their other items are absurdly overpriced.

Anyway, watermark slightly off centre ain't worth a dime.

https://www.delcampe.net/en_GB/collectables/stamps/australia ... 84537.html

Their other items. Get in fast before they're gone.

https://www.delcampe.net/en_GB/collectables/search?seller_id ... 0%5D=30001

wmk.jpg
Always on the lookout for Australian pre decimal First Day Covers.
User avatar
Kainnikanada
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 9437
Joined: 11 Feb 2010 03:26
Location: Canada

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by Kainnikanada »

Chris,

That is a rare stamp.

If you look at the stamp from the back, the watermark shifts to the left. ...and the watermark appears unaffected.

Sleight of eyesight?
Time to quit. Was told what I should collect.
User avatar
kerema
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
Posts: 423
Joined: 26 Nov 2010 22:09
Location: LITTLEHAMPTON -South Aust.

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by kerema »

The amazing delusionist C8 has a feedback of TWO. Not a huge amount of sales for the lad!!!
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
User avatar
Bill H UK
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 19036
Joined: 09 May 2014 05:21
Location: Bridlington Yorkshire UK

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by Bill H UK »

There's dreaming, and then there's just sheer stupidity........
02.JPG
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/204006217176?

So what is it that makes this tiny piece of waste paper worth as much as my car?
Recyclewomble explains:

Condition Used.
This collectible, in the year our Queen celebrated her silver jubilee, depicts drummers and pipers at Christmastide.
Print reads as follows: The twelve days of Christmas
16th Dec 1977 Christmas
Postal Mark: Buckingham


and, er....that's it.
Collecting mint British Empire / Colonial up to the 1960s, Bridlington & East Yorkshire postal history, and wacky postcards.
User avatar
The Pom
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
Posts: 13898
Joined: 02 May 2007 08:08
Location: Great Britain

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by The Pom »

On the topic of worthless junk....

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/315396374976
wmk.jpg
Australia King George VI Stamp 2D. Rare Australian Stamp With Very Visible And Obvious Watermark.

A very rare find indeed and a real must have for any serious collectors.
A watermark! Quick, buy it fast. Oh, hang on, all 1 billion+ of these were watermarked.....
Always on the lookout for Australian pre decimal First Day Covers.
User avatar
The Pom
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
Posts: 13898
Joined: 02 May 2007 08:08
Location: Great Britain

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by The Pom »

Aaargh, my eyes.

ToBidNow needs to change their name to NotToBidEver, I think.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/196421921809
penny.jpg
Always on the lookout for Australian pre decimal First Day Covers.
User avatar
Kainnikanada
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 9437
Joined: 11 Feb 2010 03:26
Location: Canada

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by Kainnikanada »

The seller not only took 25% off the price; they also reduced the stamp's size proportionately!
Time to quit. Was told what I should collect.
User avatar
ozwire
Senior Member Advanced Posting Guru
Senior Member Advanced Posting Guru
Posts: 172
Joined: 20 Feb 2017 09:33
Location: Tewantin, Qld, Australia

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by ozwire »

Another ebay triumph!
italy queen 2.png
italy queen 2.png
Attachments
italy queen.png
User avatar
Catweazle
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 5260
Joined: 15 Nov 2009 21:18
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Contact:

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by Catweazle »

If that's Queen Elizabeth II, then I'm King Charles III. :lol:
Collecting Stamps & Postal History of Molokai | Polar Regions in WWII | Chatham Islands | Lord Howe Island | Greenland et hoc genus omne
User avatar
Rog
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
Posts: 2763
Joined: 17 Jan 2010 01:59
Location: Norfolk, UK
Contact:

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by Rog »

I like the way it's an Italian stamp that originates from Australia :lol:
My Stamp Blog & Shop : The Stamp Book
User avatar
andy66
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
Posts: 468
Joined: 24 Dec 2018 08:17
Location: Udine, Italy

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by andy66 »

It looks like this dreamer has done a good job in copying and pasting that description :D

Andrea
Andy66
Friuli - Italy
User avatar
norvic
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 35742
Joined: 25 Feb 2008 21:51
Location: Norfolk, England
Contact:

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by norvic »

It's eBay's new AI tool - though how they think that AI is actually going to produce better descriptions and more sales is beyond me!
Ian Billings - Norvic Philatelics - clearing Machins stock see Modern GB Blog Also almost everything non-GB postal history & postcards I show here is for sale: DM for details.
Mystery Postcard Nos: 265, 290/1/3/4, 304, 310, 320/2/4/7/8, 331/7, 344/6, 353/8, 363/4
User avatar
jjarmstrong47
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 3321
Joined: 25 Jun 2010 22:46
Location: Drummond, Central Victoria
Contact:

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by jjarmstrong47 »

Artificial intelligence will never beat human stupidity.
Where do the years go? I went from philandering to philately and didn't even notice.
https://www.engravedstamps.net/
User avatar
The Pom
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
Posts: 13898
Joined: 02 May 2007 08:08
Location: Great Britain

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by The Pom »

jjarmstrong47 wrote: 12 Jun 2024 22:59 Artificial intelligence will never beat human stupidity.
True, but Ebay + AI = Critical mass stupidity.
Always on the lookout for Australian pre decimal First Day Covers.
User avatar
Rockyman44
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
Posts: 862
Joined: 26 Jun 2020 21:08
Location: Chester, UK

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by Rockyman44 »

I note that the stamps are being offered singly for $AU 100 each.

Will anyone buy all six to save this valuable block being broken up?
Collecting worldwide used stamps 1918 - 2000, geology & fossils on stamps
User avatar
polisciguy2011
RED Shooting Star Posting LEGEND!
RED Shooting Star Posting LEGEND!
Posts: 1310
Joined: 27 Jul 2018 10:39
Location: Rhode Island, USA

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by polisciguy2011 »

I particularly appreciate the dedication to misspelling the name of the country they're from despite presumably having the stamps right in front of them when they posted it up!
-- Zach --
Collecting Interests: Benelux, Scandinavia, German area, Sarawak, KGV Silver Jubilee, Italy, Spain, Israel, France/Colonies
User avatar
andy66
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
Posts: 468
Joined: 24 Dec 2018 08:17
Location: Udine, Italy

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by andy66 »

Rockyman44 wrote: 13 Jun 2024 04:16 I note that the stamps are being offered singly for $AU 100 each.

Will anyone buy all six to save this valuable block being broken up?
1 AU$ for the entire block would be a great sale...if the stamps belonged to the first 1954 issue...unfortunately they belong to the second 1968. So we have to scale down from dollars to cents :D

Andrea
Andy66
Friuli - Italy
User avatar
banknoteguy
GOLD Star Super Posting Stampboarder!
GOLD Star Super Posting Stampboarder!
Posts: 258
Joined: 14 Aug 2020 06:35
Location: Detroit area, United States

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by banknoteguy »

This is one of the funniest (dumbest) things I have seen "listed" on eBay:
eBay listing for S.122 cert -- NO STAMP
eBay listing for S.122 cert -- NO STAMP
Listing specifics
Listing specifics
User avatar
Catweazle
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 5260
Joined: 15 Nov 2009 21:18
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Contact:

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by Catweazle »

banknoteguy – that seller takes it for the 'bunny of the month' club! :lol:
Collecting Stamps & Postal History of Molokai | Polar Regions in WWII | Chatham Islands | Lord Howe Island | Greenland et hoc genus omne
User avatar
Rog
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
Posts: 2763
Joined: 17 Jan 2010 01:59
Location: Norfolk, UK
Contact:

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by Rog »

Oh dear :lol:
My Stamp Blog & Shop : The Stamp Book
User avatar
Bill H UK
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 19036
Joined: 09 May 2014 05:21
Location: Bridlington Yorkshire UK

Re: eBay and other On-Line 'DREAMER' sellers - a photo lot compilation!

Post by Bill H UK »

And the AI generated description is, as usual, complete gibberish.

Whoever thought this was a step forward?
Collecting mint British Empire / Colonial up to the 1960s, Bridlington & East Yorkshire postal history, and wacky postcards.
Post Reply

Return to “All Online Stamp Auction related discussion and overview”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests