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Posted 03/05/2022   4:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add rogdcam to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Too amusing not to share.


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Delicately applied hinge along side another delicately applied oldtime paper hinge remnant,


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At top left we note the reintroduction of a reaffixed orphan perf


A second orphan:


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At top left we note the reintroduction of a reaffixed orphan perf


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a joy to behold for this issue, regummed


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A most interesting stamp exhibiting a dissemination of small dust particles evidently residue left behind from a cleaning cloth that has adhered itself to the printing press. This unique example should be classed as a printing error.


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Lovely interesting natural gum skip at top demonstrates the characteristics of pristine gum ever so delicately hinged


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Interesting horizontal gum skim in southern hemi-sphere


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Appropriated from a 100 year old album that has likely not seen the light of day in as many decades.


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A uniquely interesting stamp.


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Two small tears one at 2 O'clock and 12 O'Clock sound in every other respect


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beautifully balanced margins with corresponding equivocally presented double CDS


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A vertical crease unintentionally pressed flat over time, undeterctable to the naked eye.


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couple of naturally short perfs at top


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lightly applied remnant of an oldtime paper hinge fragment, fresh bold color and impression. Re-distributed original gum lightly disturbed as such fine eye appeal as a mint stamp


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Light single circle cork cancel does not impede prime focal area,


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Above ochertish yellow hue boasting a beautiful color


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could one hope for a better presentation than this pristine neat bold yet unobtrusive uniquely applied SON?


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lovely old remaindered paper hinge lightly applied


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Slightly disturbed redistributed gum just behind the hinge remnant. Field surfaces and periphery perfs natural as one would expect.


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hinges sweat removed showing original paper surface structure


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a thin approximating the temple area of Washington's forehead on the reverse, also abobe "P" of "Postage"


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Two massive jumbo margins, well beyond the natural proximity of a design centered within the boundaries allowed by the perforations


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An expert execution of redistributed original gum. Likey in a sweat box as a result of some minor disturbance or undesirable hinge remnant.


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If not for an unintended microscopic speck of paper adhesion less than 2 millimeter by measure at top right, this would be never hinged


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That which is most desirable for collectors of the stamps in this series is centering and color along with gum condition. The intensity with which this fabulous example bosts its color cannot be overstated. The centering is clear of the design. A first hand examination will however make it clear that the disturbed gum mentioned in the certificate is perhaps a bit unnecessarily highlighted even though it is described as "lightly".


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It just doesn't get much better than this. A breathtaking perfectly aligned precision applied New York Registered in oval cancel. It's also interesting to note that this cancel could hardly be a more clear and bold rendition. The stamp itself of an impeccable preserved state for a used Columbian typically printed on suboptimum paper. This one is both marvelous in this regard as well as an extraordinary example of above average rich color retention for a used 'red' ink stamp.


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Posted 03/05/2022   5:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rhett to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hilarious, Rogdcam, thanks for sharing. There should be an annual award for these fanciful descriptions we sometimes see - maybe the Langs Trophy?
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Posted 03/05/2022   8:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Auction lot describers get bored too.


My favorite from last century was, US C3 Unused, perfect centering, no hinge marks and there is a minor area of normal thickness with gum on the back, otherwise it is overall evenly thinned.

That was back before number grades for centering but the front portion would have been a 100J. Likely reason it was never used for postage.
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Posted 03/05/2022   8:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add uboatnut to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Decided to change the theme of my original meme to be more in sync with the tone of the OP.

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Posted 03/05/2022   8:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 03/05/2022   11:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lot 394:


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US 245 45 Columbian (PF Cert) MOG NH Fresh F/VF = $9,500 Philatelic Foundation Certificate Fresh bold color vivid impression, exhibiting a natural printing process shallow crease. The paper used for these issues was at times quite fragile. The net effec of this particular event is not the least bit detrimental. When examined from the obverse one is able to conclude that lines of color are not confluent thereby asserting the fact that were it to be more profound would manifest as an interesting natural paper fold error.


Here's another for your 'collection'. Hey!! Maybe there's opportunity here for a new collecting field - Ridiculous Lot Descriptions! When I was viewing the 'sale' on SAN, all I could think for some of these descriptions was that they were written in Chinese, translated into Hungarian, translated then to Finnish, and then into English. Seriously, I wonder if Klingon was involved somewhere!
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Posted 03/06/2022   12:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I actually felt embarrassed for NS while reading the tripe. It is bad. Very bad indeed. Kind of trashes up the SAN neighborhood.
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Posted 03/06/2022   09:31 am  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It would be amusing if they didn't have so many customers.
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Posted 03/06/2022   10:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rich60 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sounds like they have an army of monkeys and typewriters doing descriptions from a pool of pre-selected philatelically approved words and phrases.
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Posted 03/06/2022   11:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not to mention that the headings for some sections are completely wrong. The "Back of the Book" section starts out that way, but soon becomes various postage lots, the Revenue section is a W/F coil pair, the Ducks are also coils, and others, etc. The catalog numbers are not in order, so if one wants to find some particular item it's almost impossible.
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Posted 03/06/2022   11:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, and they mention PF certs, but neglect to state when they are from.
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Posted 03/06/2022   11:56 am  Show Profile Check docgfd's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add docgfd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lot 209 "241 $1 Columbian CHOICE VF/XF Mint OG-LH = $1,000 near mathematically perfect centering, brilliant salmon color strong impression, fresh white paper and impeccable undisturbed gum respectable hinge..."

Must have used 'Common Core' geometry...




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Posted 03/06/2022   2:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Close enough!!!
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Posted 03/06/2022   8:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Whoever started that "mathematically perfect centering" phrase needs to be put in one of those one-man radar stations in Alaska with no internet connection. Just my humble opinion.
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