One of the things that surprised me when I joined SCF 3 or 4 years ago were all the posts about fakes and repairs, I had no idea this happened (and still wouldn't know how to spot them).
There is a current listing on eBay
for U.S. E7 Special Delivery, Helmet of Mercury and Olive Branch design, MNH OG. The 2022 Scott Volume 1A lists this stamp at $65.00 new, $50.00 used, and $144.00 never hinged. The seller started bidding at $0.01 and it is currently at $1.25 with 2 bids. Other copies of this stamp on eBay
are started or BIN priced MUCH higher.
The front and back scans are below. Depending on how the auction ultimately ends, this may be an incredible buying opportunity, or there is an issue with the stamp (fake?, regumed?, reperfed?). For my education I'm asking what others think. Thank you.*** Moved by Staff to a more appropriate forum. ***