Actually, the stamp featured in the Linn's ad, which appears to be US Scott 1393, is a penny-value stamp. Of course, the 'bay's ads about stamps always have been tone-deaf. The fact that this one is so wrong, even after an eBay
rep appeared in and commented in this forum, speaks volumes about how little they know about this business
Agreed. My biggest pet peeve about eBay
's stamp listings is that there aren't nearly enough sub-categories. For example, the entire German area is lumped into "Germany and Colonies" and usually contains around 150K listings, making browsing difficult. Same with France and Portugal, etc. The German area on eBay
Germany is split into dozens and dozens of sub-categories, making browsing specialized listings much easier, but of course everything is in German and listed by Michel. I'd shop there more often, but many sellers won't ship to the US and of course you have to hope your shipment makes it past the thieves at the inbound NY customs office (which is probably why many German sellers won't ship here).