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08 Aug 2013
07:58:04am
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I purchased this off ebay, any thoughts, good deal, bad deal, dumb buy?
Paid $3.38

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08 Aug 2013
08:07:28am
re: Opinion on this Early Stamp

Hi Clayton, looks like Scott 26, which, according to my 2001 Scott, is a $5 stamp. My ID could be wrong; but, if correct, it's not a rare stamp and the condition is poor enough to qualify as no better than a space filler. Centering is OK for the issue, but the poorly repaired tear and the numerous pulled perfs hurt its value.

Was the stamp ID'd by the seller; and is it 26 or something else?

Most importantly, what attracted you to the stamp?

i'll be interested in what others have to say and your thoughts, too, Clayton.

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08 Aug 2013
08:58:33am
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Not Sure why I bought it, Seriously. I keep telling everyone, my buying depends on what mood I'm in. I wasn't intentionally looking for this early stamp or any other early stamps, I just happened across it on ebay and bid. Its been quite a while since I bought an "early" stamp, since its not my main are of collecting. The purchase I guess could have stemmed from the fact that I was recently taking a look at the early stamps i do have, (early for me)Now Mystic sales this in Mint, for $110. A used one for 12.50 and a used one with flaws for 7.50

Clayton

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08 Aug 2013
08:59:32am
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but that Stamp is hosed. It has a sealed tear and a few pulled perfs that are more along the line of divots that go into the design. So basically the catalog number is not of importance due to condition,it is a Scott 26.

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08 Aug 2013
09:00:42am
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Clayton - I would agree. I have a ton of these and I think all in better condition. Did not know you were looking for one. They are really common. I'll send you a nice one.

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08 Aug 2013
09:10:33am
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But I wasn't looking for one. But now I have to have one. lol. This is what happened when I wake up at 4am and have barely made it halfway through my first cup of coffee, you know, kind of like mixing alcohol and infomercials on late night tv.

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08 Aug 2013
09:37:36am
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Clayton, in another thread, we have been discussing space fillers, and this qualifies as one. People talk about how to value them: if memory serves, it was high of 20% to 2 or 3%, with many indicating that they would throw it out; and others saying they'd keep it until a better copy arrives.

I mention this because ID'g it as space filler (SF) should help you value it, even if you use Mystic's pricing. So, if it's offered at $12., a SF should command between $1 and $2.

My catalogue is too old to be of much help, but a dozen years ago it was valued at $5 in used, sound condition.

So, I think the lesson here is to have a plan. Still don't know what you paid for it; care to share?

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08 Aug 2013
09:42:36am
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Showed it beneath the pictures, but $3.38 w/ 0 shipping and I would have never notice the repaired tear (it just looked like part of old hinge, but after using my Mag Light, I can see whats going on., but $3.38 is what I paid.

Clayton

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08 Aug 2013
10:59:50am
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thanks Clayton, yes, I missed that, even after looking several times. See, things ARE easy to miss.

$3 is no bargain, but given the other prices you were quoting, it's fine. And a great lesson was had for $3.

David

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08 Aug 2013
09:23:50pm
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Clayton - I have as better deal. A replacement is on the way with my compliments. It is used, but is VF and I think anyone would be proud to display it in their album. I won't miss it, I have many of them. Enjoy - Dan

You might want to post an image with the 2 side by side when you get it.

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08 Aug 2013
10:51:17pm
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Hi Clayton,
I know exactly where you are coming from with this purchase. Many a time I have purchased a bunch of stamps because they seem interesting at the time and then wonder what I had in mind a week later when they arrive. My wife suggests that in those situations I may have been assisted by buyers lubricant. Winking

Regards ... Tim

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08 Aug 2013
11:34:53pm
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..."buyers' lubricant"? Is that a product one purchases in an adults-only boutique?

John Derry, who is curious as well as naïve.

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09 Aug 2013
07:38:20am
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Well, one does have to be over 21. Party

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09 Aug 2013
08:00:32am
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I would like to add that this is exactly how we learn. I have bought many things, learned about them, and opted not to buy more.

David

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08 Aug 2013
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I purchased this off ebay, any thoughts, good deal, bad deal, dumb buy?
Paid $3.38

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08 Aug 2013
08:07:28am

re: Opinion on this Early Stamp

Hi Clayton, looks like Scott 26, which, according to my 2001 Scott, is a $5 stamp. My ID could be wrong; but, if correct, it's not a rare stamp and the condition is poor enough to qualify as no better than a space filler. Centering is OK for the issue, but the poorly repaired tear and the numerous pulled perfs hurt its value.

Was the stamp ID'd by the seller; and is it 26 or something else?

Most importantly, what attracted you to the stamp?

i'll be interested in what others have to say and your thoughts, too, Clayton.

David

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08 Aug 2013
08:58:33am

re: Opinion on this Early Stamp

Not Sure why I bought it, Seriously. I keep telling everyone, my buying depends on what mood I'm in. I wasn't intentionally looking for this early stamp or any other early stamps, I just happened across it on ebay and bid. Its been quite a while since I bought an "early" stamp, since its not my main are of collecting. The purchase I guess could have stemmed from the fact that I was recently taking a look at the early stamps i do have, (early for me)Now Mystic sales this in Mint, for $110. A used one for 12.50 and a used one with flaws for 7.50

Clayton

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08 Aug 2013
08:59:32am

re: Opinion on this Early Stamp

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but that Stamp is hosed. It has a sealed tear and a few pulled perfs that are more along the line of divots that go into the design. So basically the catalog number is not of importance due to condition,it is a Scott 26.

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08 Aug 2013
09:00:42am

re: Opinion on this Early Stamp

Clayton - I would agree. I have a ton of these and I think all in better condition. Did not know you were looking for one. They are really common. I'll send you a nice one.

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08 Aug 2013
09:10:33am

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But I wasn't looking for one. But now I have to have one. lol. This is what happened when I wake up at 4am and have barely made it halfway through my first cup of coffee, you know, kind of like mixing alcohol and infomercials on late night tv.

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08 Aug 2013
09:37:36am

re: Opinion on this Early Stamp

Clayton, in another thread, we have been discussing space fillers, and this qualifies as one. People talk about how to value them: if memory serves, it was high of 20% to 2 or 3%, with many indicating that they would throw it out; and others saying they'd keep it until a better copy arrives.

I mention this because ID'g it as space filler (SF) should help you value it, even if you use Mystic's pricing. So, if it's offered at $12., a SF should command between $1 and $2.

My catalogue is too old to be of much help, but a dozen years ago it was valued at $5 in used, sound condition.

So, I think the lesson here is to have a plan. Still don't know what you paid for it; care to share?

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08 Aug 2013
09:42:36am

re: Opinion on this Early Stamp

Showed it beneath the pictures, but $3.38 w/ 0 shipping and I would have never notice the repaired tear (it just looked like part of old hinge, but after using my Mag Light, I can see whats going on., but $3.38 is what I paid.

Clayton

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08 Aug 2013
10:59:50am

re: Opinion on this Early Stamp

thanks Clayton, yes, I missed that, even after looking several times. See, things ARE easy to miss.

$3 is no bargain, but given the other prices you were quoting, it's fine. And a great lesson was had for $3.

David

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08 Aug 2013
09:23:50pm

re: Opinion on this Early Stamp

Clayton - I have as better deal. A replacement is on the way with my compliments. It is used, but is VF and I think anyone would be proud to display it in their album. I won't miss it, I have many of them. Enjoy - Dan

You might want to post an image with the 2 side by side when you get it.

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08 Aug 2013
10:51:17pm

re: Opinion on this Early Stamp

Hi Clayton,
I know exactly where you are coming from with this purchase. Many a time I have purchased a bunch of stamps because they seem interesting at the time and then wonder what I had in mind a week later when they arrive. My wife suggests that in those situations I may have been assisted by buyers lubricant. Winking

Regards ... Tim

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08 Aug 2013
11:34:53pm

re: Opinion on this Early Stamp

..."buyers' lubricant"? Is that a product one purchases in an adults-only boutique?

John Derry, who is curious as well as naïve.

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09 Aug 2013
07:38:20am

re: Opinion on this Early Stamp

Well, one does have to be over 21. Party

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09 Aug 2013
08:00:32am

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I would like to add that this is exactly how we learn. I have bought many things, learned about them, and opted not to buy more.

David

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