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United States/Stamps : US 122P3 ... proof! ... with gum and perfs!

 

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carlberky
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28 Mar 2015
10:34:23am
What the heck is going on here? This gem, with a repaired tear, was offered by one of the largest dealers on EBay, with no further description other than front and back pictures.
With an hour to go, there have been 12 bidders, mostly more knowledgable with over 500 transactions.
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nl1947

28 Mar 2015
11:07:58am
re: US 122P3 ... proof! ... with gum and perfs!

A "good" plate proof will go anywhere from $500-$1500
This one was sold for $1500
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I don't think that a torn one is worth $180
Must be NYStamps - anything he puts up creates a "feeding frenzy"
Also it looks a "little odd" for a proof - gum & perfs?
edited:
Quote: mostly more knowledgeable
Not sure it applies here


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carlberky
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28 Mar 2015
11:45:37am
re: US 122P3 ... proof! ... with gum and perfs!

Here are four proofs being offered, buy it now, for $295.

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Badly centered Scott #122's are being offered for thousands of dollars.

It's obvious to me that the proof shown in my first post was an attempt at creating a counterfeit.

Incidentally, it just sold for $224.72. The bidding list indicates to me that dealers were rather interested in it.

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carlberky
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28 Mar 2015
12:16:24pm
re: US 122P3 ... proof! ... with gum and perfs!

OMG! I found another one, 78P3, offered by a dealer with over 50,000 transactions. This one is somewhat shady, since it states that it's unused, no gum.

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nl1947

28 Mar 2015
12:32:39pm
re: US 122P3 ... proof! ... with gum and perfs!

NICE PERFS! Thumbs Up
poor quality copier

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With 15-20 million new collectors in China (estimated 1/3 of world) eager for US stamps, lots of cash & little knowledge, these "rarities" are going to be plentiful. Genuine older valuable stamps are going to be a very good investment again.


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Tom in Exton, PA

28 Mar 2015
07:06:30pm
re: US 122P3 ... proof! ... with gum and perfs!

The new middle class in China is busy consuming! Good news is that they LOVE American cars, so companies like Ford and GM are doing well there. I work for an international company so I deal with facilities around the world daily. My Chinese colleague was very proud to tell me he owns a Buick Century!

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nl1947

28 Mar 2015
07:25:07pm
re: US 122P3 ... proof! ... with gum and perfs!

Maybe a little off topic of the US but somewhat appropriate

"An article quote
Seeing Asia as the inevitable future of the market, he co-founded XXXXXXXXXX, a Hong Kong firm, two years ago, which has sold $6 million worth of stamps since. The owner says he was amazed when he made his first trip to see the Hong Kong market and hosted a sale of Chinese stamps. "You go to a New York auction, you might have 10 or 12 people, and one guy comes in on a cane or another with an oxygen tank," he says. "But here at my first sale in Hong Kong, I couldn't believe it—the room was full. There were young people—I mean, under 50 years old—and they were all bidding. I never saw anything like it. This doesn't happen in America.""



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Redneck75

03 Sep 2015
07:30:21pm
re: US 122P3 ... proof! ... with gum and perfs!

Double WOWS

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dani20
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25 May 2016
05:04:08pm
re: US 122P3 ... proof! ... with gum and perfs!

Dear Guys,
If we're all interested in proofs, perhaps exploring swaps might be of some interest?
Just asking.
Best,
Dan C

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carlberky

28 Mar 2015
10:34:23am

What the heck is going on here? This gem, with a repaired tear, was offered by one of the largest dealers on EBay, with no further description other than front and back pictures.
With an hour to go, there have been 12 bidders, mostly more knowledgable with over 500 transactions.
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"To paraphrase, Life is but a bird, and the bird of Life is on the wing. Hurry up ... Life is waiting."
nl1947

28 Mar 2015
11:07:58am

re: US 122P3 ... proof! ... with gum and perfs!

A "good" plate proof will go anywhere from $500-$1500
This one was sold for $1500
Image Not Found
I don't think that a torn one is worth $180
Must be NYStamps - anything he puts up creates a "feeding frenzy"
Also it looks a "little odd" for a proof - gum & perfs?
edited:
Quote: mostly more knowledgeable
Not sure it applies here


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carlberky

28 Mar 2015
11:45:37am

re: US 122P3 ... proof! ... with gum and perfs!

Here are four proofs being offered, buy it now, for $295.

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Badly centered Scott #122's are being offered for thousands of dollars.

It's obvious to me that the proof shown in my first post was an attempt at creating a counterfeit.

Incidentally, it just sold for $224.72. The bidding list indicates to me that dealers were rather interested in it.

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"To paraphrase, Life is but a bird, and the bird of Life is on the wing. Hurry up ... Life is waiting."
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carlberky

28 Mar 2015
12:16:24pm

re: US 122P3 ... proof! ... with gum and perfs!

OMG! I found another one, 78P3, offered by a dealer with over 50,000 transactions. This one is somewhat shady, since it states that it's unused, no gum.

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"To paraphrase, Life is but a bird, and the bird of Life is on the wing. Hurry up ... Life is waiting."
nl1947

28 Mar 2015
12:32:39pm

re: US 122P3 ... proof! ... with gum and perfs!

NICE PERFS! Thumbs Up
poor quality copier

edited:
With 15-20 million new collectors in China (estimated 1/3 of world) eager for US stamps, lots of cash & little knowledge, these "rarities" are going to be plentiful. Genuine older valuable stamps are going to be a very good investment again.


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Tom in Exton, PA
28 Mar 2015
07:06:30pm

re: US 122P3 ... proof! ... with gum and perfs!

The new middle class in China is busy consuming! Good news is that they LOVE American cars, so companies like Ford and GM are doing well there. I work for an international company so I deal with facilities around the world daily. My Chinese colleague was very proud to tell me he owns a Buick Century!

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"Check out my eBay Stuff! Username Turtles-Trading-Post"
nl1947

28 Mar 2015
07:25:07pm

re: US 122P3 ... proof! ... with gum and perfs!

Maybe a little off topic of the US but somewhat appropriate

"An article quote
Seeing Asia as the inevitable future of the market, he co-founded XXXXXXXXXX, a Hong Kong firm, two years ago, which has sold $6 million worth of stamps since. The owner says he was amazed when he made his first trip to see the Hong Kong market and hosted a sale of Chinese stamps. "You go to a New York auction, you might have 10 or 12 people, and one guy comes in on a cane or another with an oxygen tank," he says. "But here at my first sale in Hong Kong, I couldn't believe it—the room was full. There were young people—I mean, under 50 years old—and they were all bidding. I never saw anything like it. This doesn't happen in America.""



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Redneck75

03 Sep 2015
07:30:21pm

re: US 122P3 ... proof! ... with gum and perfs!

Double WOWS

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dani20

25 May 2016
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re: US 122P3 ... proof! ... with gum and perfs!

Dear Guys,
If we're all interested in proofs, perhaps exploring swaps might be of some interest?
Just asking.
Best,
Dan C

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