On April 13th I wrote about "How to Protect Yourself while buying Mahatma Gandhi stamps".
In that blog post I published my research on How seller tries to fool/FAKE you when selling Mahatma Gandhi stamps that they are from China, South Korea, Isarel and even USA and other countries. In that blog post I wrote about Trinidad & Tobago stamp sold for $12 by South Korea seller and buyer from India.
Today that same stamps sold for $2.!! So previous buyer lost 600% in less than 20 days.!! or something is going on such as shill bidding.!! I know what's going on but now you need to decide.
Does this makes sense or this is the REAL price?
On side note did you notice something weird on above ebay screen shot. It takes 14-23 days from Canada to arrive to USA!!!!!!!!!!!
So don't just buy it blindly. Wait and Watch and when price is right under $1 then buy it and don't have to pay $12.!!
You can buy same stamps for $0.60 (60 cents) on delcampe. Yes for 60 cents only.!!
Click following link to buy it
Also seller of this 60 cents T and T Gandhi stamp is Verified on Delcampe and member of Gold club so don't worry about getting cheated. Also 3000+ feedback by seller so go for it if you really wants to buy it. This are the 3 keys points when buying Mahatma Gandhi stamps. 1) # of Feedback 2) Verified Seller 3) Gold Club member.
Gandhi Stamps Club
UPDATE : (11/22/11)
On 11/15/11 Trinidad & Tobago stamps were sold for 60cents only.!!
We know all FORGERY and BOGUS going in Gandhi philately as well other BRITISH INDIA Philately such as First Aerial Mail, Queen Victoria stamps from British India, King George stamps from British India, King Edward stamps from British India and lot more.
Following are Forgery or BOGUS special cancellation or postmark from post office, used on Gandhi stamps.
|F0RGERY of 1911 First Aerial Post (rubber stamp) with Red ink.!!!|
Chances of correct ink cover might be in Museum or selling on eBay!!
Also in past we had seen "Strait Settlements" cancellation also forged so what are chances of Muscat duplex cancellation number 23 is also FORGED.
Following is blog post which will give you idea about postal history, what is FORGED cancellation from Penang Strait Settlements on East India postage stamp.
Indian Philately Exposed : Forged Cancellation
To know more about this kind of activity read my following blog post and think what are the possibilities in postal history of cheating, glorification, SHILL bidding, FAKE, Forgery etc.
1) 1948 Stamps False hope of Riches?
2) 1948 Gandhi Stamps: Are False hope of Riches - Part II ?
3) 1948 Gandhi Mourning Private FDC : Are False hope of Riches - Part III?
4) 1948 Expensive Gandhi FDC : Are False hope of Riches - Part IV?
5) 1948 Gandhi Stamps Early Usage cover : Gandhi Stamps Are False hope of Riches - Part V?
6) Maxi Card sold for $5100 with 1948 Gandhi Stamps - False hope of Riches - Part VI?
7) Indian Philately Exposed
8) Indian Philately Exposed - Part II
9) Gandhi SERVICE overprint stamp price fell from $1009 to $1.!!
10) How can you tell that Gandhi SERVICE stamp is FAKE or Forgery ?
I hope all of the above will help you to make decision in investing stamps and to avoid getting CHEATED.!!
What do you think about this postal history cover with King George stamps from India send to Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhi Stamps Club.