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Gorgeous C3 Block Of 12 On Auction On Ebay....

 
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Posted 03/31/2015   4:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ah, love it. The infamous "double invert". <I wish it was April Fool's Day already ...>
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Posted 03/31/2015   5:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No, this is the "coming in for a landing" variety.
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Posted 03/31/2015   5:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add disi123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The bid is over $300... I betcha the hammer will be double or more...
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Posted 03/31/2015   8:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Given that the current bid is only about 20% of cat that's a pretty easy assumption.
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Scott is $1,690. so double the current bid would be a low price for a collector to pay (a bargain). A dealer would pay that much I think. Any dealers wish to comment?!
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Given that the current bid is only about 20% of cat that's a pretty easy assumption.



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Scott is $1,690. so double the current bid would be a low price for a collector to pay (a bargain). A dealer would pay that much I think. Any dealers wish to comment?!


How are you determining the CV for this? The closest item I see in Scott's 2014 US Specialized is a block of 12 with top selvage and plate numbers: $1,150 hinged, and $1,850 unhinged.

This item is hinged ("the center two stamps top and bottom with light hinge mark"), and lacks plate numbers and "TOP" markings (but does have a bottom centerline). It is a very nice piece, but if from my reading of Scott, I'd have a hard time guesstimating a CV of greater than $900. What am I missing? Is the bottom centerline sufficient to value it as a plate block? Even so, the fact that it is hinged should bring the CV down closer to $1,200, shouldn't it?

FWIW, it is now up to $420. Based on a CV, say, of $1,000 (to be generous), and that it is a fine specimen of a desirable stamp that should go for 60-70 percent of CV, were I sniping on it, I'd probably put in a last minute snipe of $700, and expect to have a good chance at having the winning bid. But, if I really, really wanted it, I'd probably double whatever is the current bid at the time of placing the snipe (i.e., if still $420, I'd snipe $840).

BUT...the two of you (revcollector and Bill Weiss) run rings around me in terms of knowledge and experience, so I must be missing something.

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Posted 04/01/2015   09:16 am  Show Profile Check paperhistory's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paperhistory to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I suspect Bill is cataloging it as 10 never hinged singles and 2 hinged singles, with no multiple premium. It's pretty well centered for the size of the block (a couple very nice stamps in there) but doesn't really have premium merit as a position piece.
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Posted 04/01/2015   09:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jogil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is this sheet an example of a perforated arrow margin? Usually, such margins are imperforate leaving a straight edge. Is it that some sheets because of their configuration do not have straight edges?
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I suspect Bill is cataloging it as 10 never hinged singles and 2 hinged singles, with no multiple premium. It's pretty well centered for the size of the block (a couple very nice stamps in there) but doesn't really have premium merit as a position piece.
Okay, I didn't think of valuing it as singles (so I was missing that). But according to the description, there are four with hinge marks (two top and two bottom). So I'd come up with $1,400 that way.
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Who ever ends up owning it, if they get tired of it, they could always use it on their out going mail.

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Posted 04/01/2015   5:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add disi123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's at $560 with 2 hours to go...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1918-24c-Bi...3&rmvSB=true
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Posted 04/01/2015   7:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add disi123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hammer was $738.80 ... not bad...
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Posted 04/01/2015   7:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Nothingman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I made a pass at it based on the possible break up value as singles. Just felt that after eBay fees, there wasn't alot more room. Best centered are the top two and they are lightly hinged. Bottom row not as nice centering wise and with a high guideline. As I contemplate doing this, what is the best procedure for breaking up multiples (not just to sell but to clean up odd block sizes)? Hope the photo comes out ok...




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