Original Stamp Image Original Seller's Description Altered Stamp Image Fraudulent Description
PART 1 of a combination auction that consisted of a pair of Scott 63, which is shown to the left.

Item Number 1337782972

Sold on 13 Mar 2002 to "chickfrdstk"

US #63

Left stamp - corner wrinkle: right stamp - SE

Educational Part:
It should also be noted that "schuylerac" calls this item a 63a, which is a colour variation.

The auction below is called a 63b, also a colour variation. Colour is very subjective and the only reason it is mentioned here is because the seller is only trying to deceive the buyer, by implying that this is more valuable. The original pair was a 63 and colour variations would only happen to a full sheet, and never to individual stamps.

Item Number 1345687440

Sold on 11 Apr 2002 by "schuylerac" for $9.76 as a:

63a DARK BLUE CAT$90

The seller "schuylerac" describes the item as follows:

IT HAS SMALL FAULTS BUT LOOKS DECENT---PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING. IT REMAINS CONSTANT FOR ALL LOTS LISTED. YOU ONLY NEED TO READ IT ONCE. SEE THE PHOTO FOR THE CENTERING AND MARGIN SIZE. FOR THE CONDITION OF THE PERFORATIONS. FOR THE CANCEL TYPE AND DEGREE. FOR THE SHADE OR SHADE VARIATION(THIS IS VERY SUBJECTIVE TO PERSONAL OPINION). VIEW THE PHOTO AND BE YOUR OWN JUDGE TO MEET YOUR OWN PERSONAL CONDITION REQUIREMENTS AND PERCEPTIONS.
PART 2 of a combination auction that consisted of a pair of Scott 63, which is shown to the left.

Item Number 1337782972

Sold on 13 Mar 2002 to "chickfrdstk"

US #63

Left stamp - corner wrinkle: right stamp - SE

Educational Part:
Reperfed at the top edge and the right edge. The right edge was originally a straight edge.

It should also be noted that "schuylerac" calls this item a 63b, which is a colour variation.

The auction above is called a 63a, also a colour variation. Colour is very subjective and the only reason it is mentioned here is because the seller is only trying to deceive the buyer, by implying that this is more valuable. The original pair was a 63 and colour variations would only happen to a full sheet, and never to individual stamps.

Item Number 1345698853

Sold on 11 Apr 2002 by "schuylerac" for $10.49 as a

63b USED CAT$90 SUPER STAMP

The seller "schuylerac" describes the item as follows:

FRESH AND CLEAN, WELL CENTERED, SOME PERFS IMPROVED!!! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING. IT REMAINS CONSTANT FOR ALL LOTS LISTED. YOU ONLY NEED TO READ IT ONCE. SEE THE PHOTO FOR THE CENTERING AND MARGIN SIZE. FOR THE CONDITION OF THE PERFORATIONS. FOR THE CANCEL TYPE AND DEGREE. FOR THE SHADE OR SHADE VARIATION(THIS IS VERY SUBJECTIVE TO PERSONAL OPINION). VIEW THE PHOTO AND BE YOUR OWN JUDGE TO MEET YOUR OWN PERSONAL CONDITION REQUIREMENTS AND PERCEPTIONS.


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