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What am I missing about this Scott 35? Why $200+?

 
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Posted 08/08/2018   7:02 pm  Show Profile Check matttodd1's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add matttodd1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm baffled why this used scott 35 has been bid up to over $200. It's nice, but not rediculously nice. I would think a grade 85 scott 35 should normally sell for $50 to $100. What am I missing?

https://m.ebay.com/itm/drbobstamps-...7189%7Ciid:1

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Posted 08/08/2018   7:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I believe that the term is "bidiots".
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Posted 08/08/2018   8:23 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is impossible to arrive at an exact value for any given stamp. The variables are infinite and constantly in flux. I am not at all surprised with the interest in the stamp. I think the grade could have easily been a 90J. Perhaps it would have been with lighter cancels.

This listing bothers me more.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NobleSpiri...372388395636

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Posted 08/08/2018   8:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Actually Winston, one can get an excellent feel for what is an appropriate price range for a given stamp, in particular a common stamp such as this. Try Siegel Powersearch for a start (which in this case will not provide 85 results).. You do need two bidiots however to pump up the price. As far as 90 goes, should've, would've, could've. It is an 85, not a 90. I will note that eBay is NOT a place to find appropriate price ranges. LOL!

FYI - Here are some Siegel realizations for MOG examples of this stamp in the grade of 85.

https://siegelauctions.com/lot_grd....ubmit=Search

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Posted 08/08/2018   9:09 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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It is an 85, not a 90.


The "grade" a stamp achieves is as set in stone as value is.

I think the stamp compares quite favorably to the used 90+ stamps in the Siegel Powersearch.

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Posted 08/08/2018   9:13 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the Dr. Bob stamp if anybody missed it. I think it is a lovely stamp.

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Posted 08/08/2018   9:18 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the Noble Spirit #35 posing as a #34. It sold for a mere $658.29. It had three backstamps but there is no way of knowing what the European experts had identified the stamp as.

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Posted 08/08/2018   9:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
$658! My, my my. By the way Winston, I like Dr Bob's 35 as well.
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Posted 08/08/2018   11:22 pm  Show Profile Check matttodd1's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add matttodd1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's a pretty scott 35. I can't though for the life of me figure out why it was bid up so much.

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Posted 08/08/2018   11:50 pm  Show Profile Check orstampman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add orstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting that it has a May 5 New York cancel, and a May 14 cancel as well. Maybe can be used to determine what ship it went on!
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Posted 08/09/2018   07:26 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are no rules for what a stamp HAS to sell for. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

P.S. The Siegel search, as well as SAN are close to useless for mid- and low-value stamps, as the chance of singles cataloguing below about $250 as singles rather than parts of balance lots is very small. The populations are too low to draw any meaningful conclusions from.

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Posted 08/09/2018   07:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rev - You completely miss the point. The point was to make a comparison to what has been purchased in the past at what price point. In other words, how much more stamp went for the same range of dollars. And nobody has said that a stamp HAS to sell for "x". This is a simple thread about taking note of what would seem to be very enthusiastic bidding on a given item.

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Posted 08/09/2018   10:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For what its worth - I think I see a '1' preceding the 5 on the NYC transit marking. That would make the ship sailing, likely the 15th, with the original CDS the 14th.
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Posted 08/09/2018   2:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Willwood42 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It could be noted that as soon as the auction is over the "value" of the stamp is $1 more than the 3rd highest bidder was willing to pay
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Posted 08/09/2018   2:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Willwood42 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So I don't collect US Classic (yet), but I gather from looking at Scott the absence of the 3 pearls at the bottom right is diagnostic of a type V and therefore a #35 rather than a #34.
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Posted 08/09/2018   3:41 pm  Show Profile Check orstampman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add orstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
txstamp - oops, missed that - good eye!
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