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Posted 05/17/2019   10:11 am  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add 1typesetter to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Bought this item from the APS stamp store for about 1/2 catalog. Thought I was getting a good deal.



I decided to have it expertized, and good thing I did:

Opinion rendered: United States Scott No. R613, used, genuine, cleaned cancel.

Quite a difference from a $475 stamp and $70 stamp.
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Posted 05/17/2019   1:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add uboatnut to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The last four stamps I bought from APS were also not as described (hinged instead of NH as listed). Because of their age, I had APSE certify them before shipping. Nice unexpected bills for the sellers from APSE and refunds for me.

I won't buy anything pre-1920 from APS now without a certificate or certification before shipping.
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Edited by uboatnut - 05/17/2019 1:32 pm
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Posted 05/17/2019   1:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In a previous post it was revealed that the APS can not check all stamps in the Stamp Store. It is always a good idea to be careful no matter where you get your stamp. Personally I have not had any bad experiences with the store

Peter
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Posted 05/17/2019   2:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RK1468 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Did they share what led them to conclude that there was a cleaned cancel? Discoloration on the right side of profile?
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Posted 05/17/2019   7:31 pm  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1typesetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nope. That was pretty much the entire email I received.
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Posted 05/17/2019   7:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
All it takes is a UV lamp. A cleaned cancel will almost always show up under one.
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