Would you buy this stamp ?

Discussion in 'World Stamps' started by anglobob, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. anglobob

    anglobob Well-Known Member

    This stamp has a catalogue value of 6000Euros in used condition.I found this on a popular web site selling for 384USD.There is no mention of any defect .At first , I thought there was a large ink stain covering the stamp but it appears there is a large portion of the stamp missing.Would be interested in hearing opinions about buying this. Prussian Blue.jpg
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  2. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    I assume this must be Sc. 87, the 1c black on Prussian blue paper. The damage is too much for me. Even if I collected this stamp series, which I don't, I would pass on purchasing it.

  3. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    If it is Sc.87 (Michel does not give it it´s own number,but lists it
    as a printing error) expert authentication is a must.Without that,
    it is fair to assume,that it is colonies Sc.46.
    I personally think,a collector with some self-respect,will better
    like an empty space,than to fill it with such a wreck.But I also
    know,that in parts of the anglophone world ideas about quality
    are different.
    If however the "wreck" is an authentic Sc.87,it might be of
    interest for an experts reference-collection.
    The price should be in the range of 1 % catalogue-value,plus
    the fees for authentication.
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  4. anglobob

    anglobob Well-Known Member

    As you say,expert authentication is a must.There is no mention of that in the sellers listing.
  5. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Well-Known Member

    Anglobob, I wouldn't buy it. The price isn't realistic for the catastrophic damage the stamp has. I have paid 6% of catalog for a pulled perf, not a large missing chunk.
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