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Sold on 3 Mar 2002 to "chickfrdstk" for $16.25
USA '1870 - 30c black
Described by the honest seller as:
'1870/82 - Alexander Hamilton, 30 cents black, good quality (# 154 or 165 ?)
Time for some more education:
The Scott #143 is quite rare and is usually bought and sold with a certificate of authenticity.
Obviously the seller "schuylerac" again found a rarity in that the original seller missed the grill on the stamp. What are the odds of this happening over and over again. NOT! Once again either "chickfrdstk" or "schuylerac" added a phony grill and damaged another perfectly good stamp. Uuuuggghh! See more of their fake grills here.
For those of you into mathematics and statisical probability concerning the odds of these stamps being authentic. Go to Google.com and look up Bayes Theorem and Poisson's Probability Statistics.
Item Number 1346387194
on 14 Apr 2002 by "schuylerac" for $52.00 as a:
STAMP DISPLAYS A PARTIAL STRUCTURED GRILL WITH A SERIES OF GRILL POINTS
IN LINEAR ROWS. IT APPEARS
REALISTIC. IT CANNOT BE MEASURED FOR DEFINITE VERIFICATION AND AUTHENTICITY
AND IT IS SOLD AS IS
WITHOUT ANY IMPLICATION MADE OR SUGGESTED THAT THIS IS A GENUINE GRILL
|Item Number 1346427276
Sold on 21 Apr 2002 to "chickfrdstk" for $16.00
154 w/NYFM cancel, tiny thins
The stamp on the left was cleaned to remove the paper stains. It has found a new life on the right.
Sold on 12 May 2002 by "schuylerac" for $15.50 as a:
143 USED GRILL CAT$2400
THE STAMP DISPLAYS A PARTIAL STRUCTURED GRILL WITH A SERIES OF GRILL POINTS IN LINEAR ROWS. IT APPEARS REALISTIC. IT CANNOT BE MEASURED FOR DEFINITE VERIFICATION AND AUTHENTICITY AND IT IS SOLD AS IS WITHOUT ANY IMPLICATION MADE OR IMPLIED THAT THIS IS A GENUINE GRILL!!!