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Scott #277 Unused NH Strange!

 
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Posted 05/29/2017   11:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Mizar to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I saw this stamp listed on eBay. I didn't buy it, but I'm curious about it. Seems too new! I thought it seemed like a scam. EzGrader says that the stamp is SUPERB [98 horizontal, 99 vertically]. Any opinions about the stamp in general would be welcome! Thanks.



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Posted 05/29/2017   11:09 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 05/29/2017   11:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This looks like one of the modern examples from the souvenir sheet.
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Posted 05/29/2017   1:16 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Run away. The paper is far too white, the seller far too suspect. As revcollector says, there is a very high probability that this is not a #277 but rather a #2875a. Look at a number of #277 images and then compare them to the #2875a images, you can see the differences in the paper color and quality of printing.
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Posted 05/29/2017   1:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the US Scott #2875 souvenir sheet from 1994. The sheet has a 2017 Scott catalog value of $16.00, while a MNH single (#2875a) is valued at $4.00. The nearly perfect centering would not be uncommon for a modern issue such as this.

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Posted 05/29/2017   1:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Douglas Andrew Willinger to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The high bidder has a %100 feedback rather than the %0 seen with shill bidders.


Bidder Information
Bidder: a***n ( 294Feedback score is 100 to 499)
Feedback: 100% Positive
Item description:
Item Title:
US Bureau $2 Scott 277 NH CV $2900
Bids on this item: 1

Apparently someone just paid 100 times an item's worth.
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Posted 05/29/2017   2:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And it wasn't even an example with the double transfer.
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Posted 05/29/2017   2:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
well, there is a saying about a sucker being born.........


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Posted 05/29/2017   3:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add area66 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lol, even the color of the ink is not 277
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Posted 05/29/2017   3:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jogil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The perforations on all 4 corners appear too equally perfect which is not typical of the old line perforations which were irregular at the corners. Also, the perforations look too round rather than oval. It looks more like the box perforations in the modern souvenir sheet.
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Posted 05/29/2017   4:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add uboatnut to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I sure hope the buyer had the good sense to notify the seller that he was sending it for certification when he paid for it. If not, he just got a very expensive lesson.

When the certificate comes back as 2875a, he can try to get his money back, either from the seller or eBay.

There is another possibility though; Philip Ryle (aka the British Cartel) has long been suspected of shill buying his own items, allegedly as part of a money laundering scheme.

Who knows?

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Posted 05/29/2017   4:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe the buyer will check his purchase with a UV lamp. But probably not.
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Posted 05/29/2017   7:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
But if the buyer checks it with a UV lamp, we'll have a new variety - 277 with tagging!

I can see the thread already...
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Posted 05/29/2017   7:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It goes to show - there's nothing new under the sun. Even tagging was possible in the 1800's!


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