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Hong Kong Stamp Heist

 
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Posted 09/16/2020   10:54 am  Show Profile Check docgfd's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add docgfd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
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Posted 09/16/2020   10:58 am  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
five "antique" stamps

won't be easy to fence
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Posted 09/16/2020   11:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sounds like someone who knew exactly where to look, too.
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Posted 09/16/2020   11:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I wonder what percentage of the $500M was in the stamps.

That's quite a heist, in terms of value.
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Posted 09/16/2020   11:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And exactly where was Revcollector when this took place...….
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Posted 09/16/2020   12:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, it could be quite a heist. Or it could be quite an insurance claim.
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Posted 09/16/2020   12:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wonder if any of the 5 stamps are forgeries or misidentifications.
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Posted 09/16/2020   1:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StatesmanStamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If the guy wanted "antique" stamps he could have just browsed listings on eBay. Lots of them there.

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Posted 09/16/2020   6:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
$500M = $495M for Mao's calligraphy + $5M for the 5 best stamps he can find.

The 'flow' of this story makes it clear that it was translated into English. I wonder how much got lost in the translation.

Whoever did it, knew exactly where he was going, and what he was looking for. Sounds like an inside job (at best) or insurance fraud (at worst). YMMV.
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Posted 10/07/2020   9:16 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So the thief had no clue what they stole if they sold the writing such a tiny amount. Makes you wonder if they knew one of the other things they took was valuable or if they just grabbed what they found in an upscale residence.
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Posted 10/07/2020   11:16 pm  Show Profile Check docgfd's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add docgfd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It appears quite a bit got lost in the original translation"


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The burglars took 24,000 Chinese postage stamps, 10 coins and seven calligraphy scrolls from Fu's apartment.
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