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Amazing Old Time One Owner Us Collection Sale Upcoming At Cherrystone

 
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Posted 06/26/2019   12:52 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Indeed. But I like this new "grassy knoll" element.
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Posted 06/26/2019   1:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rarities or not, cover and stamp collections are very different. Stamps are printed in quantity and their quality can be judged not only by scarcity, but by how they compare to other examples of the same exact stamp. Thus certs are issued providing (presumably) unemotional and unbiased factual details of the condition of the stamp. From this data, collectors can decide which examples are most desirable.

With covers, each is unique and never repeated exactly. Yes, some usages are very rare and desirable, but unlike stamps we wouldn't compare the perfs, corners, and other grading elements in the same way we might compare grading elements in covers.
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Posted 06/26/2019   2:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BobInRye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
rismoney - are people influenced by disparaging remarks? Yes. Take a look at the last presidential election... But dDo I think that those people matter? Not in a stamp auction where they're prepared to spend in excess of $100k for a single stamp.
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Posted 06/26/2019   2:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mdroth to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I like this "grassy knoll" element where people influenced disparaging remarks at the last presidential election where they prepared to spend in excess of $100k for a stamp.


Do we think stamp collectors had something to do with Kennedy's assassination?

Was one of our members' father involved??

And why do we 'like' this?!?

I do love a mystery!
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Posted 07/02/2019   10:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Reedededge to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Let's conclude this thread.... if you like a stamp or two in the upcoming New Amsterdam Sale, then bid. If you are not so inclined, then pass. Can we all agree on this, and move on to another topic?
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Posted 07/02/2019   11:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's been dead for a week.
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Posted 07/09/2019   7:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Tommorrow is the day. It should be fun to watch and listen.
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Posted 07/09/2019   7:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I suspect that a lot of stamps have reserves.
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Posted 07/09/2019   7:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BobInRye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
RevCollector - how will the presence or absence of reserves affect the level of fun the auction will generate?
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Posted 07/09/2019   7:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If the reserves are too high, then items will not sell. Auctions are only fun when people are buying.
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Posted 07/09/2019   7:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BobInRye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If items don't sell, that probably will cause the action to move off the auction for affected items -- making your point.
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Posted 07/09/2019   8:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SPQR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rev - are you suggesting reserves above the opening bid stated in the catalog?
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Posted 07/09/2019   8:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Absolutely.
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Posted 07/09/2019   8:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There will be lots of bidding and buying. The auction has buzz. Many of the lesser items have increased already to well above estimate and frankly to levels that are not justified by the stamp itself. Nattering Nabobs of negativism aside it will be a noteworthy auction.
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Posted 07/09/2019   8:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are a lot of low estimates, 10% to 15% of cat in many cases. But we shall see.
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