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$2 Columbian MNH Pane of 100 Auction  
 

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Posted 02/13/2018   07:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
This is being sold at auction. Thought I would share. Lot 14713.

https://stampauctionnetwork.com/cg/cg39378.cfm
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Posted 02/13/2018   2:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DrewM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Astonishing item, but anything from a pair, a block, and on up to an entire sheet of stamps has always made me a little uncomfortable because of the likelihood of perf separations. And as soon as you start to get perf separations, soon you no longer have a pair, a block, or a sheet. My own fairly trivial example is a collection of used Canadian blocks of four I began with great enthusiasm. The problem was that without very careful handling, plus mounting the blocks immediately in stamp mounts, they didn't always stay together for long. Whoever shells out $700K or more for this Columbian sheet better handle it with great care and put it safely away somewhere . . . or they're going to end up with blocks, not a sheet. That's not the only reason I wouldn't bid on this item, I have to admit. There's also the small problem that I couldn't possibly afford it in a million years. Quite a startling item, isn't it?
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Posted 02/13/2018   2:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Whoever buys it is probably going to break out the 10-15 stamps the auction firm is stating are XF to Superb. A shame but likely.
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Posted 02/13/2018   2:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lets hope it stays intact. I haven't looked closely at it, but I almost hope that all of the stamps are off-center. That might reduce the temptation to separate it.
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Posted 02/13/2018   2:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mdroth to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The bottom third of the sheet is already basically completely separated. It was discovered that way...not sure why they're not disclosing that?!?
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Posted 02/13/2018   2:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tgswanner to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I thought I remembered this item having some problems - such as the perf seperations discussed above. See the link to a Linn's article that shows a better pic of the sheet.
https://www.linns.com/news/us-stamp...scovery.html
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Posted 02/13/2018   3:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mdroth to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'll go a step farther...after all the ing/moaning about various eBay sellers. This one is on SAN - and that picture & description is criminal. The picture is well designed not to show the fact that the sheet is separated, but the fact that the description calls it 'complete' & in 'original, pristine' state is downright fraud...
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Posted 02/13/2018   3:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
From the Linn's article:


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Finally, she took it to Mohrmann, who told her it would probably fetch more than 10,000 at auction.


I guess that estimate was a tad bit on the low side.
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Posted 02/13/2018   3:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 02/13/2018   3:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the link to the auction house full description with some history of the item and full disclosure of the perf seperations. What a treasure.

http://cat.auktionen-gaertner.de/?F...vLQUznQcxoZn
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Posted 02/13/2018   4:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ananthveerappan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I hope people don't break it down to reach the magical GRADE 100 cert !
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Posted 02/13/2018   5:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rgstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So it's really not a full pane. It's a block of 30 and 70 per description
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Posted 02/13/2018   5:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add alub to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's a "Complete Pane" but not an unbroken one.

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Posted 02/13/2018   5:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Free shipping for the winner.
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Posted 02/13/2018   7:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I viewed the $1 pane at the World Stamp Show. It was nice.
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Posted 02/13/2018   9:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It was just auctioned off a few months ago. I don't know why it is back up so soon after.
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