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Sales, Swaps, Auction & Approvals/Approvals Disc. : Obviously damaged stamps on approval books

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StampCollector
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27 Nov 2019
04:21:49pm
I can understand a crease and a missing perf. but some of the stamps should be trash can filler instead of approval material, Am I the only one to observe this?
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Harvey
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27 Nov 2019
05:20:52pm
re: Obviously damaged stamps on approval books

I know what the rules say, but if the damage is obvious I ignore the stamp. But unless it's valuable why even include it? Unless the person assumes someone will just buy the whole page ignoring the damage. I was looking at a book lately that had a whole bunch of stamps with corners missing and no comment to mention it - of course no comment was necessary! I have no idea why those stamps were not just tossed out!!

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27 Nov 2019
06:40:10pm
re: Obviously damaged stamps on approval books

When I see obvious visible damage it makes me wonder what is hidden.

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27 Nov 2019
08:10:33pm
re: Obviously damaged stamps on approval books

Stamporama rules do permit the sale of damaged stamps.

For approval books, the seller must state in the item line that the stamp is "damaged", or describe the exact damage.

For auctions, damaged stamps/sets with a catalog value less than $5.00 are not permitted. $5.00 or above, the seller must describe the damage.

Damaged stamps that are not identified as such, are considered to be sound, making the sale of such "not as described". Buyers may file a dispute with the auctioneer regarding such purchases.

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27 Nov 2019
09:55:55pm
re: Obviously damaged stamps on approval books

While this would not ordinarily be my theme ... there is such a thing as too much regulation... if some one wants to buy a half or 3/4 of a stamp I would assume in the normal course of events they have their reasons. Likewise i would assume anyone with an average set of faculties would decline the offer all else being equal. Hypnotized I have bought severely damaged stamps at times ~ for filler, for a color page, for a possible watermark variation, because i like that stamp, et cetera... Also don't assume everyone has to have a perfect stamp just because you do... if it fills a space maybe that is all that is required. Obviously this is in the context of SOR I have never seen a stamp of any condition of any real value offered for sale here ... so essentially this is all ho... hum however exciting it may be to spend $XX on stamp its not $xx,xxx.00. And as an idle curiosity what was the all time record?


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27 Nov 2019
10:30:13pm
re: Obviously damaged stamps on approval books

Oh that’s an interesting question! Does the auctioneer or the webmaster have any record of the most expensive stamp ever sold in our auction?

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28 Nov 2019
12:59:26am
re: Obviously damaged stamps on approval books

Nancy, your comments follow along with our philosophy. People should be permitted to buy what they want. We do not stop such selling, but we do want honesty in such dealings. Revealing the truth about damaged, forged and altered stamps permits everyone to know what it is being offered. They then can make an informed decision whether they want to buy the stamp or not.

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