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Scott 116 With 8 Point Open Star - Why Grading Will Not Go Away

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Posted 11/18/2022   10:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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On the OP stamp, I see a perforation crease at top


Actually I think it is an added perforation rather than a crease.
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Posted 11/19/2022   07:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I am not convinced that the eBay buy was a great deal


Didn't say it was a great deal. Said it was a decent buy. It has sharper color than the 3 you posted and a better cancel. Not to mention pile on close to another $70 for the tip.
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Posted 11/19/2022   08:21 am  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
you can't compare color from 2 different scanners
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Posted 11/19/2022   08:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Didn't say it was a great deal. Said it was a decent buy. It has sharper color than the 3 you posted and a better cancel. Not to mention pile on close to another $70 for the tip.


Hard to comment on color when using images from the internet and as for the cancel being "better" that is very subjective to say the least. If you read my comment the $360 is WITH tip.
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Posted 11/19/2022   08:30 am  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"But none have the fancy cancel that the original stamp has. That certainly played a part."

If it were a cheap stamp I'd pay a premium for that cancel, but since this is an expensive stamp where the main value is in the stamp and its centering, I don't like that the cancel obscures most of the design (the second example of that cancel is more pleasing with its open center) and I prefer any of the three posted later.
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Posted 11/19/2022   09:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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If it were a cheap stamp I'd pay a premium for that cancel, but since this is an expensive stamp where the main value is in the stamp and its centering, I don't like that the cancel obscures most of the design (the second example of that cancel is more pleasing with its open center) and I prefer any of the three posted later.


Which is why collecting is so personal, and so subjective. And why someone might pay $1000 for a stamp that catalogs $30 while most of us would not dream of doing so.
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Posted 11/19/2022   1:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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If you read my comment the $360 is WITH tip.


Oh my. Time to go up another magnification level on the glasses, apologies.

Either way, none of them broke the bank. I always look at a nice cancel on a nice stamp as the chips on the cookie.
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Posted 11/19/2022   1:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I guess, to PPG's original point, grading can be said to up the price people are willing to. The eBay stamp and the three Siegel examples I posted do not have grades. Looking through Power Search for used 116's with a grade of 95 or better, all of the results except for one (?) fetched quite a bit more money probably because the SMQ of $1,000 became the reference number rather than straight SCV.
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Posted 11/19/2022   2:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hardly a surprise given the popularity of the 1869 series.
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Posted 11/29/2022   07:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stephen-P to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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But damage aside, neither holds a candle to the vibrant color here: http://goscf.com/t/82412


Thank you Parcelpostguy!! That means a lot coming from a newbie and a dummy who's just been picking things out because they 'look pretty', haha.

I also enjoy reading your posts.. You're like the C.S. Lewis of Stamp Community.
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