GJ50 wrote: Global Administrator wrote: GJ50 wrote:
Well one way would be for Auction Houses to listen to people when they are told an item is forged.
Below item from Sydney Auction. Melbourne authority on Postmarks says this South Melbourne was not known prior to 1958 !!!!
Auction was told, but it was still sold ..
The buyer paid a $1500............
No Post Offices here had those nylon date wheels 60 years back.
What was Auction lot number Gary ... I'll write a piece on that nonsense.
Status Auction 311 [4 December 2014]
Lots, 1321 [$1500]; 1322 [$1500]; 1323 [$1500]; 1324 [$1500]; 1325 [$1500]; 1326 [$750] 1327 [$1000] and 1328 [$1500]
a total of $11750.
pointed out earlier week this bunch of totally fake "FDC", that Status Auctions just offered, and some moron bid $12,000 or so upon. All figures plus 20% or whatever their Buyer Fee is these days.
A leading dealer advised me this week he advised Status before their auction all these FDC's were total fakes
. As possibly did others. But the sale still ran. I hope the Bunny Buyer has the brains to get a cert. But Bunnies always have money, and generally no brains, so probably not.
About to get on planes for 30 hours to Madrid .. if someone can please save and post here images and prices and writes up please, for the record it would be good.
How do we KNOW these are fakes?
Well they all have NYLON date wheels.
A bind nun can see that they are not metal dates of course, but let's move on!
The NYLON wheels were not introduced into STEEL letter post-markers until very late 1950s. However they had a "5" decade wheel of course for that reason.
As they did not start getting used until very late 1950s, NO steel letter cancel from 1956 with NYLON dates, can exist until back-dated - as a fake made to deceive.
And with this $12,000 of absurd fakes, it worked. Sadly.
There were some newly cds introduced with brand new outer letter with nylon date in 1956 but this is clearly and ancient and well worn cancel. Examples of STEEL dates are recorded to Nov 1958 proving all these "FDC" are silly fakes!
One of the leading experts on Victoria cancels told me -
That South Melbourne cds is recorded with steel wheels to at least 7NO58, and with nylon wheels from at least 10SE60. I expect the changeover was in 1959.