So it was more of a question of having both Sc 70 & Sc 78 as advertised in the auction. As soon as I noticed a difference , I tried getting in touch with Oakwood - see my other thread. They did not respond to emails or voicemails and their excuse was that they were on a call to pick up lots and out of office. Oddly, they did not answer my email or voicemail re: the update on the expertising either until I reached out to a 3rd party. Anyhow, it is what it is.
Here is their offer:
" We do apologize for the delay in our response, as we were out of the office today.
When we spoke on the phone after the auction, we had mentioned that if the stamp was a #70 and not a #78, we would come to an amicable solution.
We did not intentionally misrepresent that one stamp as a #78. We will trust the APS's opinion on this, and will take full responsibility for this being mis-identified.
The entire price for this lot, including the buyer's premium, was $325 + 20% = $390 USD.
The difference in catalogue value for a used #70 ($300) and a used #78 ($400) is $100.
The total catalogue value for the lot (with #78) is $2,478.
If the amount paid was approximately 16% of the catalogue value, and the difference between a #70 and a #78 is $100, would a credit of $25, which would could be applied against any future purchase, be an adequate amount to you?
Again, we do apologize for this, it was our mistake, and it was not our intention to misrepresent this stamp.
If you do have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us by email, or by phone at 905-591-7600.
Oakwood Auctions "
By the way, Jason offered at the time, "give me a credit". NOT, "come to an amicable offer".
They may be one in the same, but I only offer what was actually said.
It is what it is I guess.
PS - for the record, they upped the offer to 50.00 before I said no. Odd, they fail to consider my expense of 2 certificates, mailing and insurance to verify their mistake.