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Have These Stamps Been Cancelled???

 
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Posted 04/02/2018   12:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add modernstamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I hope this is the right forum for this post.

I bought a lot of stamps from an eBay seller and he had them listed as Mint. I was thinking that these two stamps may have cancel marks on them.
Please let me know what you think about them.
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks!

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Posted 04/02/2018   12:48 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Both used
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Posted 04/02/2018   1:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Don,
Thank you so much for clearing this up.
I took these stamps to the post office and they were unsure if they were cancelled or not.
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Posted 04/02/2018   2:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Seigaku to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think they are used too, but you didn't say if they still have their gum. Of course "mint" implies that they do have gum--of some sort. Very fishy.
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Posted 04/02/2018   3:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StamperMA to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
When the seller listed these did he show these actual stamps or just a generic image? If it was not these exact stamps did he state somewhere in the listing that he was showing a generic image?

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Posted 04/02/2018   5:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sdtom to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
good point Dennis
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Posted 04/02/2018   9:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for your responses.
I'm not sure about the gum. It looks like they could have some gum.
I will have to upload a picture of the gum side tomorrow.
The seller did show the actual stamps.
I have uploaded a picture from the auction.

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Posted 04/02/2018   9:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StamperMA to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Given that picture, no one can fault you for failing to spot the cancels.

Yes if I look close I can see the mark on the top of the top perfs of theThomas Paine but I would have had to study that stamp closely to spot it. If I look even closer I can see the marks on the O'Neil on the bottom left corner. Since this is not an extremely valuable lot I would not have studied every stamp in detail before purchasing, I would have expected it to be as advertised: mint.

I'd take a closer look at all of them and contact him for replacements. Truth is, if he is a straight shooter he will apologize, tell you to keep these, and then send the replacements.

If he gives you a hassle (I doubt he will), maybe claiming that you might have switched his mint for a used, point out that one can easily see the cancels on the Paine and O'Neil.

Dennis
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Edited by StamperMA - 04/02/2018 9:55 pm
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Posted 04/03/2018   09:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sdtom to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What picture? It show nothing but poor poor photography.
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Posted 04/03/2018   11:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If I can't see everything very clearly, my general rule is to "stay away".
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Posted 04/03/2018   6:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sdtom to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
good rule
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Posted 05/04/2018   06:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add steevh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is it just coincidence that the two highest value stamps in a sheet of 8 and 10 cent values should be used?

I dont think so.
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