Not true - Mint NH stamps are worth more than Used but Used is worth more than Hinged.Global Admin wrote: ↑31 Mar 2023 13:03Brit-Col wrote: ↑31 Mar 2023 08:48
Thank goodness you are not on any stamp body Ethics Committee. It would be the Wild West - or worse.
'Oversight'? and ... 'Carelessness'?
'Oops, George apparently 'forgot' to mention that badly reperforated, and regummed, and repaired and faked stamp he is selling as 'genuine in all respects - superb quality' - poor old George - lets put it down to Human Error.
Lots of stamps had PSE Certs issued as 'Mint NH', and just weeks later - well within the stated 4-week Cert turnaround time, had fake cancels added, and were PSE re-certified as 'Used Is Genuine'.
WHY? - As USED are pricier than Mint for these issues. Inside job for sure - to all except Ethics denier softie Brit-Col.
Then PSE deliberately delete the 'before' and 'after' Certs from their data base for good measure. If they were innocent in all ways, Caj, The Performing Vegas Circus Clown would be on here, bleating just that. Total Silence from the Spivs Of Las Vegas on this matter - what does that tell us?
Caj HAS posted here in very recent times - just his usual barely understandable gibberish, but NOTHING to address this issue. Case closed.
The words 'DELIBERATE FRAUD' come to my mind.
As for Inside Job - lets get real here.......... You can hate PSE and me but this is just crooks gaming the system.
It is a fact that crooks tend to be good at their fakery and unfortunately, you don't catch the crime until after it is committed.
This is 5 year old story but I will absolutely address it again.
2 east coast (USA) people were getting high grade stamps that were hinged and then putting them back in for certification after removing the gum and adding a fake cancel.
After it was discovered all the certificates were canceled - which is exactly why Cert Verification is a thing. We have changed our policy to change the descriptions now instead of killing the certificate...... This is due to this fakery but deleting the certificate was the policy since 1998.
Just FYI - we were charging $15.00 for certificates on 3-c3nt to 5-cent commemoratives but now we charge $25.00 (as with all post 1900 issues) because now we have to research every stamp to make sure it wasn't a prior submitted mint stamp. As you can guess - this is time consuming and as such the $15.00 price was ended.
Just FYI - a complaint was filed with the APS that Scott Murphy (President of PSE) should be expelled for allowing this to happen. The APS made a ruling that basically absolved PSE from any wrong doing but we still changed our procedure because this is a thing that effects the stamp market.
Basically there is one guy here in the USA - Like Glen in Australia - that just HATES PSE.
You are repeating his lies and disinformation.