Original Stamp Image Original Seller's Description Altered Stamp Image Fraudulent Description
Item # 1330614789

Purchased on 9 Feb 2002 by "chickfrdstk" for $20.40

Scott #7 Single Stamp F-VF Used Nice

Educational Part:
The top 3 red arrows point to the cancels that are the same on both stamps. The interesting part is the addition of the curls added to the bottom. (lower 2 arrows) This in and of itself does not make this stamp a Scott 5, but "schuylerac" probably didn't know that.

It should also be noted that the left and right edges were trimmed. Perhaps to hide the other design features that separate Scott 7's from 5's?

Look at the "chickfrdstk"/"pcheltenham" #7->#5 analysis to learn more of the differences between these two types.

Item Number 1343411903

Sold on 2 Apr 2002 by "schuylerac" as a:

5 USED TYPE I CAT$45,500

The seller "schuylerac", after making the ridiculous title claim, describes the following:

ANY STAMP THIS EXPENSIVE SHOULDN'T BE BOUGHT OR SOLD AS GENUINE WITHOUT CERTIFICATION. THIS IS A VERY NICE STAMP. CLEAN, FRESH AND BRIGHT WITH A LIGHT CANCEL THE TYPE IS CLEARLY DEFINED IN ALL ASPECTS AS DENOTED BY SCOTT. WE DON'T DARE IMAGINE
THIS COULD BE GENUINE AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU. THIS BEAUTY IS SOLD AS IS!!

It was sold for $91.00 to the reseller "ahneve", who offered it "as is" on 4 May 2002 for $9.99 as item 1350905147, but ended the auction just before it closed due to lack of significant bids.

 



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