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[*] posted on 3/10/2008 at 12:24
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I suspect that these sheets are forgeries. I cannot see the detail (walking stick touching/not touching the shadow) but I believe that genuine sheets will have the printer's mark (triangle) either at the top or the bottom of the central gutter?

http://cgi.ebay.com/1922-RSFSR-Volga-Hunger-Reliev-mini-shee...

If they were genuine, then they could easily command $100 per sheet ...
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[*] posted on 3/10/2008 at 14:32


The buyer chapallino also comes with a story. Search the Samovar for that information.
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[*] posted on 3/10/2008 at 15:15


Well,

Based on the picture - they are forgeries (no printer mark).

Title also says:
"1922 RSFSR Volga Hunger Reliev mini sheets FAXIMILES". I guess seller never claimed that they were geniune...

As far as I remember (according to eBay policy) item should be clearly marked as FORGERY in order to be sold. Mentioning it in the title or description is not enough, but it is too late...
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[*] posted on 3/11/2008 at 00:48


However, it would behoove all potential buyers to keep an eye on future sales. These may turn up, and not labeled as facsimiles.

Going back to a post of mine a while ago, does anyone have any information on how much money was raised, and how it was used? If it was used at all, that is. Was this just propaganda, or was someone trying to do something real here?
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[*] posted on 3/11/2008 at 07:21


eBay is very clear on this subject

http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/selling-stamps.html
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[*] posted on 3/11/2008 at 10:05


Given chapallino's poor command of the English language (as noticed by his response to my inquiry in the old saga discussed here: "It asked and has left to me that I have helped it to sell.") it is quite probable that he never understood the meaning of "faximiles". :smilegrin:
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[*] posted on 3/12/2008 at 17:04


I personally do not know this buyer. If anyone does, have they contacted that person with this information?
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