|Original Stamp Image||Original Seller's Description||Altered Stamp Image||Fraudulent Description|
Sold on 22 Feb 2002 to "chickfrdstk" for $10.51
US SC#71, 30c. used CV $70 No min., no reserve.
The red circles detail key perforations used to identify the bogus 81 on the right.
The stamp to the left was altered and resold as the very rare Scott #81 on the right.
Time for some more education:
Sold on 26 Apr 2002 by "schuylerac" for $36.55 as a:
81 USED CAT $60,000
The seller "schuylerac" describes the following:
"THERE IS AN ALL OVER GRILL OF LINEAR ROWS WITH GRILL POINTS IN
STRAIGHT LINES. THE GRILL IS INTERRUPTED AT SPOTS AND LOOKS
Human nature is a funny thing.
Sold on 11 Mar 2002 to "chickfrdstk" for $15.01
US Used 71 Thirty Cent Franklin CV 160.00
The 1861 thirty cent Franklin, nice "socked on the nose" cancel.
The stamp on the left was reperfed and new cancel added. It has found a new life on the right.
Also note that the stamp was reperfed at the top and the left side.
The original Scott 71 to the left was issued without a grill. If this item has a grill it must have been added.
|Item Number 1351984088
Sold on 12 May 2002 by "schuylerac" for $36.00 as a:
81 USED CAT$60,000
The seller "schuylerac", after making the ridiculous title claim, goes on to describe the item in the ad thus:
THERE IS AN ALL OVER GRILL OF LINEAR ROWS WITH GRILL POINTS IN STRAIGHT LINES. THE GRILL IS INTERRUPTED AT SPOTS AND LOOKS VERY REALISTIC. THE GRILL DOES NOT BREAK THE PAPER AS SCOTT SAYS IT OFTEN DOES.WE DO NOT EVEN DARE IMAGINE THIS IS GENUINE AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU. THIS IS SOLD AS IS WITHOUT IMPLICATION MADE OR INTENDED THAT IT IS INDEED GENUINE!!!