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Posted 01/17/2019   9:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fini32 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, I think my current mindset on the matter is a mix between most of you guys on here and ClassicPhilatelist. True, it's possible the stamp itself wasn't genuine, which makes me feel better. Also, for someone who claimed he wasn't interested in stamps to do all the digging, research, find a reputable dealer, etc., it's probably not likely. For that reason, I feel better on the matter. I also appreciate the support from you all in telling me not to worry about it. Plenty of fish in the sea, or stamps in the postal service so to speak.

Then again, there were the other 299 glassines. Granted, I saw a lot that were in fairly high scott numbers, but some mixed in with ones that clearly weren't, such as a group of 3 cent jacksons from the 1800's. And the glassines all had multiple stamps, so it was pretty silly for me to take that risk. One of the more bizarre glassines I could see in the box were two glassines of 2 cent Columbus stamps, with 100 stamps in each glassine. I haven't been collecting long, but I see no reason for someone to have that many 2 cent Columbus stamps unless he was a dealer, a careful philatelist, or a weirdo. Makes you wonder what kind of stamps in there might be genuine: maybe some more 1800's stamps of moderate value.

I don't have many hard feelings for the guy: I mean, he did find and buy the box at an estate sale, and he did do some digging upon my request. Then again, he did have the opportunity to simply leave a voicemail about how he wasn't selling the stamps, and instead left one saying to call him back just so he could brag about his finding on the phone and hang up. On that note, I hope they're all fake

Regardless, I still slept pretty well, haha.
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Posted 01/17/2019   10:37 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"One of the more bizarre glassines I could see in the box were two glassines of 2 cent Columbus stamps, with 100 stamps in each glassine. I haven't been collecting long, but I see no reason for someone to have that many 2 cent Columbus stamps unless he was a dealer, a careful philatelist, or a weirdo."
or a hoarder
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Posted 01/17/2019   10:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Quote:

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... or a weirdo.


or a hoarder


Thank you for that distinction.
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Posted 01/17/2019   10:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add craigk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Hmmm...wasn't the recently recovered missing Jenny in a cigar box?


It was a box, but a safe deposit box.
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Posted 01/18/2019   12:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mdroth to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The one found the year before - in Ireland - was in a cigar box. That was one of the ones that had been stolen.
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Posted 01/19/2019   11:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicPhilatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
fini32,
"...he was a dealer, a careful philatelist or a weirdo [or a hoarder]."

You say that like it's a bad thing? :D
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Posted 01/19/2019   9:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fini32 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Haha I just had to throw in a little oomph to release some of the frustration. To each their own!
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Posted 01/22/2019   9:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fini32 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Funny, I just got an email from the man saying that he's sorted through the box and that the box is still available for- get this- the same price as before! No thank you sir. I'd rather not purchase your pre-sorted hand-me-down.
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