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Rs390 St Louis Provisional On Ebay

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Posted 08/05/2020   12:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m and m to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
eric please explain why the item is genuine. none of the notes or literature I have seen says anything of the punctuation problems this stamp has. I know it is quite scarce, but for nothing to show up is also not common.

revcollector price is not,nor has it ever been an indication of an items provenance. as pointed out any number of factors will enter into the equation.
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Posted 08/05/2020   2:08 pm  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1typesetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A while ago I bought a narcotic stamp off eBay for about 12% of catalog that got a clean PF cert, so no sale price does not always equate to fake versus genuine.
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Posted 08/05/2020   6:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StateRevs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Now we know it's a fake. That is far too low for a genuine example.


Hardly the go/no-go test for genuineness.

I have successfully purchased Series 1940 overprints mis'IDd in eBay collections because I knew what to look for, and others didn't or didn't pay attention.

The fact I purchased them far below cat doesn't mean they aren't real.

In this case, folks were skeptical and didn't bid.

I withhold opinion as I don't collect these, but final price shouldn't be what determines whether it is genuine.
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Posted 08/05/2020   10:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is a really rare stamp that catalogs $5500. If some collector bought this example and it's genuine for only $800, they should be doing cartwheels down Main Street for a month.
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Posted 08/06/2020   08:40 am  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1typesetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Most of us on this forum know who bought it based on the eBay feedback score.
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Posted 08/06/2020   09:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This buyer has the knowledge.
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Posted 08/06/2020   10:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StateRevs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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This is a really rare stamp that catalogs $5500. If some collector bought this example and it's genuine for only $800, they should be doing cartwheels down Main Street for a month.


I assume anyone here with the means will be able to feel better about now spending $5000 for the exact same item, safe in the knowledge it is real. If not this week, soonly....
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Posted 08/06/2020   10:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StateRevs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Most of us on this forum know who bought it based on the eBay feedback score.


The fact this buyer attempted to buy it the second time it was on eBay should be enough to tell anyone whether or not it was worth attempting to buy....... The final price didn't exceed the reserve so the sale didn't go through.

Who is surprised he bid again on the third try and was successful?

Shocking!
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Posted 08/06/2020   8:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It won't be soonly, at least not on eBay.
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Posted 08/06/2020   9:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would say privately placed or soonly but not on eBay. Retailed by reputation.
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Posted 08/06/2020   9:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StateRevs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If it didn't already have a buyer, I agree, it won't be on eBay...

It will be for sale however and I assume we will soon see an addition to this topic with a link.
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Posted 08/06/2020   10:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was also making the statement that another example is highly unlikely to come up on eBay anytime soon. This is a really rare provisional stamp, with a very limited usage both in time and quantity, with a very low survival rate because of how it was used.
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