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United States/BOB & Other : Hawaii?

 

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Harvey
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05 Dec 2019
02:35:29pm
I got some really nice Hawaiian stamps on SOR lately so I decided to add Hawaii to my US protectorates that I collect along with my other US areas. Then I noticed the prices of the first 28 stamps. I guess I'll just concentrate on #29 and up...unless someone out there has some cheap Missionaries to sell. What about it Greg, any early Hawaii for a good price?
Addition: I looked up a few of the early Hawaiian stamps on E-Bay. If I were going to spend a couple thousand dollars on a stamp I would expect a certificate with it. I zoomed in on a couple of the stamps and they were obvious repros according to my US specialized. I know SOL protects from someone selling repros in their rules. Of course someone could still try. I assume if someone in our group was caught selling fakes he/she would be banned. Does E-Bay never check on some of these clowns or are they so big that they can't keep up? What would happen if a stupid buyer got ripped off and he complained? I assume he would get a refund, or am I naive?
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10 Dec 2019
05:40:23am

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re: Hawaii?

No, ebay is the preferred playground for rip-off artists who try to sell fakes, forgeries and fantasies to the unsuspecting collector. Ebay does not really care about authenticity. It is rather the other way round, because they receive a percentage for each item that is sold there. "Caveat emptor" should be part of the ebay logo, in my opinion.

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Harvey
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10 Dec 2019
05:09:10pm
re: Hawaii?

I agree with you for the most part. I have found a couple E-Bay sellers that I trust.There's one seller in particular who has weekly sales consisting of large lots and I've done very well from his stuff. I bought a huge Russia lot from him a couple years ago that almost doubled my Russia collection, and at a very reasonable price after he accepted an offer I made. I also sold the remnants of the lot to my regular stamp dealer which also helped (both of us).There are two or three others I trust as well, and don't forget that some of the SOR sellers also sell there! But you really have to be very careful, a lot of the higher priced items are very iffy!

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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
05 Dec 2019
02:35:29pm

I got some really nice Hawaiian stamps on SOR lately so I decided to add Hawaii to my US protectorates that I collect along with my other US areas. Then I noticed the prices of the first 28 stamps. I guess I'll just concentrate on #29 and up...unless someone out there has some cheap Missionaries to sell. What about it Greg, any early Hawaii for a good price?
Addition: I looked up a few of the early Hawaiian stamps on E-Bay. If I were going to spend a couple thousand dollars on a stamp I would expect a certificate with it. I zoomed in on a couple of the stamps and they were obvious repros according to my US specialized. I know SOL protects from someone selling repros in their rules. Of course someone could still try. I assume if someone in our group was caught selling fakes he/she would be banned. Does E-Bay never check on some of these clowns or are they so big that they can't keep up? What would happen if a stupid buyer got ripped off and he complained? I assume he would get a refund, or am I naive?

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10 Dec 2019
05:40:23am

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re: Hawaii?

No, ebay is the preferred playground for rip-off artists who try to sell fakes, forgeries and fantasies to the unsuspecting collector. Ebay does not really care about authenticity. It is rather the other way round, because they receive a percentage for each item that is sold there. "Caveat emptor" should be part of the ebay logo, in my opinion.

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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
10 Dec 2019
05:09:10pm

re: Hawaii?

I agree with you for the most part. I have found a couple E-Bay sellers that I trust.There's one seller in particular who has weekly sales consisting of large lots and I've done very well from his stuff. I bought a huge Russia lot from him a couple years ago that almost doubled my Russia collection, and at a very reasonable price after he accepted an offer I made. I also sold the remnants of the lot to my regular stamp dealer which also helped (both of us).There are two or three others I trust as well, and don't forget that some of the SOR sellers also sell there! But you really have to be very careful, a lot of the higher priced items are very iffy!

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