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Posted 06/20/2015   09:12 am  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add 1typesetter to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is almost too funny.



I would be inclined to bid based on a scan of the back! (Not)
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Posted 06/20/2015   6:28 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No different from lots of imperf and part perf revenues offered on eBay but are clearly fakes.

R83a is fairly tough. I have owned 3 legit examples since I started collecting, two of them on documents (VERY scarce).

The current example in my collection is shown below. H.L. Aldrich was a cotton mill owner.

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Posted 06/21/2015   11:53 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just found the listing you are referring to. What's even more laughable is that (1) the front of the stamp isn't even pictured, and (2)bids up to $36.75... for a trimmed R83c.

Dreamers and bidiots everywhere.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DR-JIM-STAM...em5d59c539d3
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Posted 06/21/2015   12:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just as a point of information, this paper is much too thick to be an imperf of this particular stamp. I'm pretty sure that the shade would be wrong as well, since it appears to have what looks like an 1872 cancel.
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Posted 06/21/2015   5:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
bidiots...

Sad to admit, I've been one. Just a few months ago, as a matter of fact. I actually purchased the wrong lot at a live auction.
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Posted 06/21/2015   7:36 pm  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1typesetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is a difference though. An honest mistake vs deliberately bidding on something so blatantly phony.
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Posted 06/21/2015   8:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are still a lot of people out there who won't know it's a fake.
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Posted 06/21/2015   8:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 06/21/2015   8:22 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That first one is a magical stamp. No perfs when viewed from the front but perforated when viewed from the back.

Note that the seller never says a vs. b vs. c. He leaves it to bidders to jump to their own erroneous conclusions. Technically the seller isn't doing anything wrong... just stupid bidders.
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Posted 06/21/2015   8:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is clearly written on the back of the stamp, it's still technically fraudulent. Of course these people put up thousands of revenues each year, and they are hardly the most knowledgeable people out there.
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Posted 06/22/2015   08:17 am  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1typesetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 5 lots went for $84.28.
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Posted 06/22/2015   08:24 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I cannot believe that trimmed R83c sold for $54. Good grief.
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