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10 Cent Parcel Post Q-6 Used-Do Sellers Read The Certificates Before They Post?

 
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Posted 01/24/2022   7:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Buy It Now, $44.00 with fast free shipping. Item number 144383903159

THE STAMP IMAGE:



And the reverse:


Without the three different colors, various type size and all bold I quote the listing (italics mine):

EXCEPTIONAL GENUINE SCOTT #q6
1913 - VERY RICH CARMINE ROSE COLOR - PARCEL POST
PRINTED BY THE BUREAU OF ENGRAVING & PRINTING
TRULY EXCELLENT CENTERING FOR THE EARLY US ISSUE
POSTALLY USED WITH A LIGHT CONTEMPORARY CANCEL
ORIGINAL PSE CERTIFICATE #01382136
ACCOMPANIES THIS STAMP
AN EXCELLENT STAMP WITH ANY CONDITION DETAILS LISTED ON THE CERT
ANOTHER SELECT STAMP FROM THE 'COUNSELOR' ESTATE
AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE THIS FULLY EXPERTIZED STAMP
WE STAND BEHIND EVERY STAMP THAT WE SELL
NO RESERVE - WE PRICE EVERYTHING TO SELL - QUICK SHIPPING


At $44.00 that prices this stamp somewhere between a 90 (XF) and a 95 (XF-Sup) in Scott's grade yellow page section last published in the 2021 US Specialized. The VF (80) used catalog was was a full solid $3.00 (Three dollars, 300 pennies) in the 2021 catalog. The price was the same for the 2022 VF (80) price but without the fancy yellow pages with graded prices.

Drum-roll please; here is the promised certificate.




Even PSE did not mention the tone or oil spot at the top left.


Now, I attended a good California school but understand if you don't qualify for one of those, there are some okay schools back east. One of those seemed to be, yes past tense "seemed," to be Harvard. But this seller has just an MBA. Perhaps Harvard is better rated with their Ph.D.

Full Disclosure:

The seller usually is good-excellent with listings. I did send a note and asked, "Did you read the cert before listing?" EDIT: Perhaps I have not looked that closely to claim "good-excellent" in detail, just eye appeal, but I have no history buying from the seller and that is not a good sign for me about this seller. See the edit in my next post for details.
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Posted 01/24/2022   8:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One of my most despised sellers due to his extremely high BS meter reading.
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Posted 01/24/2022   8:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I always cringe a bit at these threads because they are double-edged sword.

The threads point out poor/shady lot describing and simultaneously advertise the exact types of sellers we should be avoiding.
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Posted 01/24/2022   8:19 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think they serve a purpose but mostly if the seller's name is included (in this case it is harvard-mba) so that search engines can index the threads. This seller already has a number of other threads outlining various issues. Anyone who does a bit of discovery on 'harvard-mba' can find quite a bit of additional information.
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Posted 01/24/2022   8:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, I posted this topic, then went back to my search on eBay. I found these certificates from the same seller. Two as noted below was read. Gosh I hope the seller has new listing helpers....



An 85 regummed buy it now priced above a 90 with OG, but just 40.9% of a NH 85. Regummed mentioned in the listing in title and text, so seller did read this cert.



No grade but "pristine OG NH" buy it now priced between an 80 and 85 OG NH. I guess reperfing no longer negatively affects pricing when it improves centering.



No grade, regumming noted in title and discription but "ABSOLUTELY NO TRACE OF A PRIOR HINGE" (must mean a real good regumming) buy it now priced between an 85 and 90 OG and 73.3% of a NH 80 (very fine). I guess reperfing no longer negatively affects pricing when it improves centering.

EDIT: While creating this post the other were made. Don did spell out the seller ID, me gave just a strong clue . The seller has carried much material in one of my areas, but the "a seller you have bought from" just does not show up when reviewing his material. I wonder why?
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This seller blocked me years ago for asking a polite question. He has a never-ending supply of items with PSE certs noting faults or other issues which always made me curious as to the source. He has literally had many thousands of these listed. Curiously you will be hard pressed, at least in the past, to find a good cert amongst the piles of crapola.

My two thoughts were that he:

1) Takes these from a large dealer or two because they don't sell low value items that have bad certs.
2) Submits thousands of faulty items.

Imagine the pricing deal that PSE gives whoever is dumping these quantities on them.

PS: Why do so many sellers have to throw in the "deceased estate", "ex Hinklebottom Jr." and other claptrap? Because it works, I guess.
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Posted 01/24/2022   8:42 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am still trying to figure out why the Harvard Business school teaches that blocking communications is a good business practice.
Don
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Posted 01/24/2022   8:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DeeBee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's actually a great stamp if you want to find out how to detect a reperfing job. The hole alignment is amazingly bad.
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Posted 01/25/2022   12:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I am still trying to figure out why the Harvard Business school teaches that blocking communications is a good business practice.
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Well, it seems to be on to something, former Harvard student Mark is using that practice on the little project he started, Facebook as well as one he purchased, Instagram. It isn't limited to Harvard as a graduate from Princeton, Jeff, did the same with his start-up called Amazon. Stanford students, Larry and Sergey did as well with their west coast start up, I don't remember the name, I guess it can be Googled. (I just did, its called Alphabet now. I'll try to remember). There are some other lesser known and smaller socialist media companies that block communication too, but why go into minor details.

I will say one company came into being because the founders were interested in improving communication by allowing free unlimited telephone calls well before ubiquitous satellite and cell phones. But that is how UC Berkeley helps folks Think Different. But after Steven and Stephan left, that company blocked some communication too. Steve did not leave once but had two bites of the apple before departing permanently. Stephan left once (I count the plane crash recovery as a break) and I don't count employed as a ceremonial employee as having decision making power. He, Stephan, Stephen as mom intended, Steve as he preferred, and later as student Rocky Raccoon Clark with a UC Berkeley Diploma in that name he properly earned, Woz, as he is best known, still promotes communication.
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Posted 01/28/2022   6:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This seller has been selling trash for years. I guess he gets enough uneducated buyers to make it worth it.
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