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Stamp Faker - Selling Unmarked Fakes

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Posted 04/30/2021   11:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldboldandbrash to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Christ this guy's even sold a "signed" Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood". Really tried to replicate Capotes chicken scratch signature
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Posted 05/01/2021   01:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are two feedbacks for the seller:

+ Good looking fake ........... l***n (6141)
(Private listing)

+ Packaging left something to be desired for a large value stamp .... ****b (206)
(Private listing)



Those seems to cover the "stamps" being sold. Positive feedback for a fake and positive feed back from the clueless.

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Posted 05/01/2021   5:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, all of the fake stamps sold. The One Pound green Seahorse went for over $100 with 14 bidders.
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Posted 05/01/2021   5:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
sad.
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Posted 05/01/2021   10:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add billsey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is another:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/265137323950
https://www.ebay.com/itm/254955794282
Not as egregious as the inverted center Bluenose from Canada, but still up there. You'd have thought he'd use different fake cancels on each of them...
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Posted 05/01/2021   11:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow! Both of those Swedish classics cancelled in Stockholm on the same day!
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Edited by bookbndrbob - 05/01/2021 11:30 pm
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Posted 05/02/2021   02:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The cancels could be explained by the two stamps having come from the same 'cover', one next to the other. Look at the paper of the two lots - these two stamps were torn apart from the same 'cover'. Still, why would someone separate these two stamps used together?
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Posted 05/02/2021   11:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The overwhelming evidence, from what I am seeing, is that the paper looks "wrong" and the perforations look "wrong". This is consistent with all of the other garbage this person is selling.

This person is quite obviously creating bogus material, and the cancellations fit the pattern.
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Posted 05/02/2021   11:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add billsey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The stamp paper is too white to be the hand made wove paper used on these, the perforations look like the holes are the wrong size and of course the cancels... :)
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Posted 05/04/2021   1:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Climber Steve to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This thread continues to reinforce my long standing policy of not buying anything on eBay. It's the "Wild West" of philately.
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Posted 05/04/2021   8:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add billsey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are deals to be found on eBay, but of course you need to know what you are looking for, and recognize it when you see it. I see nearly as many bad items in the big auction house, as a ratio to good, than I see on eBay...
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Posted 05/04/2021   8:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I see nearly as many bad items in the big auction house, as a ratio to good, than I see on eBay...


What house would that be?
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Posted 05/05/2021   11:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add billsey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pretty much any of them, if it's material that doesn't fit their specialty.
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Posted 05/06/2021   11:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Climber Steve to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I wasn't aware that any of the major auction houses have "specialties." And I've been an auction buyer since the 1970s. The large auction houses currently in my network are Cherrystone and Rasdale. Cherrystone seems to have some partiality towards, and good knowledge of, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian material. But I wouldn't call it a specialty. I've been happy with purchases from both houses.
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Edited by Climber Steve - 05/06/2021 11:42 am
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