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Posted 09/25/2021   07:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add angore to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Another marketing gimmick.

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Posted 09/25/2021   07:56 am  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Are you calling out Mystic or the Post Office?
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Posted 09/25/2021   08:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Both. I wonder how many Mystic has.
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Edited by angore - 09/25/2021 08:20 am
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Posted 09/25/2021   12:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldboldandbrash to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Strangely it's always this Mayflower issue that I see on eBay with proofs available. Where are so many people getting these?
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Posted 09/25/2021   4:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jkelley01938 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 09/25/2021   5:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Zman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think Mystic
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Posted 09/25/2021   6:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gwanghoops to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not getting the collector vibe of this item.

USPS originally $59.95
eBay BIN $99
Mystic $119.95
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Posted 09/26/2021   6:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So many of these so-called Progressive proofs on the market especially from European countries. They sell in bulk lots for not much and so should this kindling.
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Posted 09/27/2021   05:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I wonder if these will show up in Gitner's stamp market tips as "handsome profits".
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Posted 09/27/2021   11:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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USPS originally $59.95
eBay BIN $99
Mystic $119.95


None in my collection - Priceless.
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Posted 09/28/2021   04:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A full set of singles (all six) sells at $14.95 per set. So far that seller has sold over six plate proof sheet sets of singles.



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Posted 10/06/2021   12:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chris s to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Reminds me of what the US Mint does with its enticement to coin collectors to buy all of these artificial scarcities and rarities that further tempt with special proof finishes - for example this gimmick has been used more and more to sell American Silver Eagles or dollar coins (note I do get reverse proof set of the American Innovation coins because I like the designs and this coin series for all strikes is not in any of the sets with circulating and NIFC such as the annual Uncirculated sets --- so yeah I dip my toe in the pool of hype myself).

Didn't this gimmick start with the special presentation book the UPSP sold for the Inverted Jenny stamps of 2013? Those still sell way above face value. They did a proof set with a book about the development of the 19th century railroad with the Transcontinental Railroad stamps - but that one looked interesting and I think if I had the extra cash I would have gotten it. But it wan't anything I was passionate about getting.

Anyway,if you buy because you love the history and the stamp then I see no problem as long as you avoid being completely gouged.
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Posted 10/06/2021   12:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldboldandbrash to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Presentation book? Hmm I don't think I've seen that in particular, but I have seen the full pane go for less than face because the guy bought a boat load hoping for the verted jenny and was just hoping to recoup some of his losses. The best kind of seller is a desperate one
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Posted 10/06/2021   06:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GMC89 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oldbold, if you're a buyer.
Otherwise ouch.
Cheers

Edit, got your handle wrong
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Edited by GMC89 - 10/06/2021 06:47 am
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