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Japan. Classics. Found In The Bottom Of An Auction Box.

 
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Posted 02/03/2023   07:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add PAPAJ to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi guys
I just had to share this with you all.
I am finally clearing out a space and the last box which I've had for a year plus produced these! pictures below.
they have had multiple owners who have calculated the Cat Values at various times. The last pic is the back of one piece with values in Pounds Shillings and Pence which ceased to be used in the UK in about 1970. So no idea how long they have been like this.
A quick look at "stampworld.com" suggests (if they are genuine) they could be worth a fair bit.
I don't collect Japan so my question is.....
Do I list on ebay or do I contact a reliable auction house?????

I am having a smiley day

Cheers Peter in Jersey.






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Posted 02/03/2023   08:06 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They look more like ebay material to my uneducated eye - you might get some views here on their authenticity. Good luck!
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Posted 02/03/2023   11:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you only looked at the stampworld "catalog" value, you're being misled. For example, Japan #2 is listed at $190 used, but there are sale prices anywhere from 95 to 200 Euro (click the green Buy button); #14 is listed at $544, but being sold retail at 120 or 199 Euro.
Definitely eBay territory, IMO.
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Posted 02/03/2023   3:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Early Japan are among the most forged stamps in the world.

Why not offer them for direct sale to a specialist dealer? Michael Rogers was the name that sprung to mind.
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Posted 02/03/2023   5:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Would anyone suggest taking them off those horrible pages and cleaning up a-bit. Give a better view of any hidden faults. Maybe putting on a vario with catalog numbers?

Just a thought.
Pat
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Posted 02/10/2023   10:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PAPAJ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi.
Just thought I'd check back with you. Thank you for your replies and suggestions.
Good call BOBBY DE LA RUE.
Have spent hours on the ISJP website. It says 80% of early Japan are not originals and has a very good set of pages which explains the goings on.
It seems "every day is a school day". Virtually all of them are missing the secret marks or have an extra syllabic, so not genuine...
Ebay material it is, with a Caveat Emptor in the description.

Are well. Next time..

Cheers for now
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