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Fake Strip Of 4 Penny Blacks On Cover?

 
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Posted 12/04/2018   03:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add pennyblackie to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The bidding has crossed 1000 for this cover and I find the 4 stamps on the cover rather dubious. They look like printouts and the MCs are also not tied to the cover with a questionable smudge at the side. The scans from the eBay seller are not fantastic but maybe it was deliberate (who knows).






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Posted 12/04/2018   09:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It was flagged as a forgery on another message board (yahoo Mulready group)
see: https://www.ebay.com/itm/253974819300
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Posted 12/04/2018   09:48 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
But it's now moved from Miami to London ...
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Posted 12/04/2018   10:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pennyblackie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Unfortunately, a victim has fallen for it and what a painful lesson costing a thousand over pounds.
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Posted 12/04/2018   11:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Boxcar1954 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow. There is SO much wrong with that 'cover'. Thanks for putting this up, pennyblackie. I for one believe the poor scan is part and parcel of the whole effort to defraud, at very least by attempting to pass it along.
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Posted 12/04/2018   12:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pennyblackie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I really can't imagine the number of people falling prey to fraudsters on eBay daily. Just yesterday, an eBay seller going by the name of principalityauctions put up tens of high value items for auction for just a day including the rare 1980 international stamp exhibition imperf miniature sheet, and today, this seller has zero items in his listings. I think generally when you get sellers listing many high value items for just a short time, it should raise alarm bells.
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Posted 12/18/2019   1:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Roland56 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes - certainly a fake cover. I can do (and have done) so much better! Michael Aldred
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Posted 12/18/2019   1:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Roland56 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, pennyblackie, if you are looking at a particularly rare/expensive item offered by a dealer - you should ask yourself is this the kind of material that this dealer routinely sells? If a dealer who routinely sells philatelic wallpaper is offering a FDC of the Penny Black then BUYER BEWARE!
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Posted 12/18/2019   2:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
you should ask yourself is this the kind of material that this dealer routinely sells?


Timeless advice.

When the winner (and I use the term loosely) of this abomination receives the item, lets hope they spot it for the fake that it is and gets their money back.
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Posted 12/18/2019   4:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add archerg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is good to expose fraud like the 4 X 1d cover. Thank you for posting it.

I would advise, though, that principalityauctions is a legitimate seller. It's possible they were just selling some unsolds from a mail auction. It's a bit unfair to bring them up in this thread.

I'd respectfully advise posters to check their facts first before making such insinuations.
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