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Gem 100j -- The Logic Escapes Me

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Posted 10/07/2010   9:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add tomiseksj to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This Scott 482 Mint OGnh is PSE-graded Gem 100J.



I can understand collectors wanting to get well-centered stamps but can anyone explain to me why someone would destroy eight other stamps in order to acheive the Gem grade?

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Posted 10/07/2010   10:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What the...
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Posted 10/07/2010   10:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Edwin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I notice the clipped block is a little off to the right and the clipping is not straight on the left side I think they should try again... LOL...

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Posted 10/07/2010   11:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What else do you do if you have a block of nine that is tattered and foxed at the edges?
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Posted 10/07/2010   11:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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What else do you do if you have a block of nine that is tattered and foxed at the edges?


Send it to Me.
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Posted 10/08/2010   05:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These were sometimes referred to as a "framed jumbos" prior to the numerical grading phenomenon. Over the decades, they were sold by a number of East Coast dealers who specialized in premium items. They are prized by some collectors, and are also harshly criticized by other collectors.

I have to admit, the first time I saw one, my eyes were wide open and I was thinking "WOW". Never made one, never owned one, and likely never will. They were also made with perforate stamps, not just imperforate; although the imperforate framed jumbos are more impressive.
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Posted 10/08/2010   05:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StampStudy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Never in my life have I seen something like that, I agree why destroy 8 other stamps for one premium. Are there any Penny Black "framed jumbos" out there ?
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Posted 10/08/2010   07:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampvirgin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Economics
This difference in price is $2.60 for a VF Mint
and $32.50 for Sup98

He will get much more money for that 1 stamp then he could have gotten for all 9.
Someone will pay $50.00 for that stamp.
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Posted 10/08/2010   07:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Someone will pay $50.00 for that stamp


Do I hear $55?
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Posted 10/08/2010   07:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampvirgin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
how much did it go for?
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Posted 10/08/2010   07:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StampStudy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think my bug bear is why not keep all 9 stamps intact surely all 9 in the block would be worth more?

Confuzzlement (then again its not too hard to confuse me)

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Posted 10/08/2010   07:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
SV, I received it gratis from the seller as his way of making amends for delays in shipping other items I had purchased from him.

He did say that I'd be surprised when I received my material and he was definitely right on that score!
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Posted 10/08/2010   07:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fredcdobbs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would trim it, lick it and stick it on an envelope and mail it to myself, then soak and float it.Hmmmmm, I wonder how a spray on cancel would look on that.I could market it as a secret trial cancel from World War I.
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Posted 10/08/2010   08:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I would trim it, lick it and stick it on an envelope and mail it to myself, then soak and float it.


But how would you place it in your album? With a hinge or a mount?
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Posted 10/08/2010   08:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fredcdobbs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hinged, of course.
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Posted 10/08/2010   12:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I think my bug bear is why not keep all 9 stamps intact surely all 9 in the block would be worth more?

There are plenty of multiples, part sheets, and full panes lying around. I've got a part sheet as well, although I never cut a framed jumbo from it -- only blocks of 4.

It's a lot easier to sell a framed jumbo than it is to sell a block of 9, and you would get more from the framed jumbo. I'm not saying it's right, I'm just telling it as it is from the dealer's perspective.
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