Either someone at Amos Media is smoking crack with respect to valuation, or how it's written up in the Scott Catalogue as to what they are referring to is off the mark...
In October of 1941, Belgium issued two souvenir sheets depicting "Monks studying plans of Orval Abbey":
Scott #B303: 5fr + 15fr perforated 11.5, inscribed "Belgie-Belgique"
Scott #B304: 5fr + 15fr imperforate, inscribed "Belgique-Belgie"
Catalogue values listed are the same for both versions: $10 mint, $10 used, $25 never hinged.
In footnotes below the listing, Scott mentions the following:
In 1942 these sheets were privately trimmed and overprinted "1142 1942" and ornament. Values: unused or canceled $500; never hinged $1,000.
Where the heck did those values come from? If you look on eBay
, the overprinted sheets listed in the footnotes sell for $15-40 each. Nowhere near the dollar figures quoted. On Delcampe, they're even cheaper.
I notice on eBay
that there are trimmed overprinted souvenir sheets both with and without serial numbers. Are the non-numbered sheets remainders?
One variant that is appearing in much smaller numbers is the overprinted sheets NOT trimmed.
So what's the deal with these sheets and what is Amos Media smoking?... or is what is on the market reprints/fakes of some sort?