Joined: 25 May 2007
Location: England, UK
|Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:26 pm Post subject: This type of Sale annoys me
|I hate when someone, especially a so called Power Seller of Stamps sells items like this one.
OK in the description he says
|SgO82, 1s green & carmine, good used. Cat £2500. The overprint is not genuine. |
There are at least three things wrong with this:
1. It isn't SG082 as it isn't the genuine stamp
2. As it isn't the genuine stamp it doesn't have a catalogue value of £2,500.
3. But the worst thing is that some shark will pick this up for less than £5 and auction it off as the real thing. Now I'm no expert but even I can see this is a forgery, but there are some real bunnies out there that will snap this up which of course gives the whole hobby a bad name. (Sold for just over £5 as predicted).
I will keep an eye out for this coming back up, but little I can do if if I spot it as reporting to eBay is a complete waste of time. Their hiding of bidder names helps these scam artists as well.
He has three others of these on sale one of which is claimed to catalogue at £65,000.
Some idiot called "tanseygirl" has paid over £92 for a used 1/- carmine with a rubber stamp impression - just when you think you have seen it all - I'm off to buy a rubber stamping kit.
This guy "colinmalcom183" is certainly on my banned sellers list.