After comparing with other philatelic material my personal opinion is it's FORGERY.
1913 1914 stamps from Hong Kong to China Burma India GB on Uprated Registered Naval Liu Kung Tau.
Don't you think it will be hard to tell as no one knows about this cancellation (rubber stamp).
Also don't you think it's easy to make rubber stamp and apply on any cover and claim it as genuine.
But it sold for $1459 by "ph4uv" from UK. Nice way to make money on piece of paper.!!
UK government will get huge amount of VAT on this cover as well as eBay will get huge commission $140.
Do you really think UK government got VAT on this transaction with 25 bids ?
Do you really think eBay got commission from this transaction with 14 bidders ?
Or it's a FAKE transaction ?
FAKE transaction ?
Yes, buyer (it might SHILL bidding by relative, friend, philatelic collector or seller other id) increase price and don't pay to seller and seller open case with eBay to cancel transaction so he/she don't have to pay commission to eBay .
In past I wrote about similiar philatelic material "1902 Turkey Zongouldak redirected mail to China Vietnam.!!"
(Following is that blog post).
Recently I was searching for Gandhi stamps (not for collection) but to see what kind of FORGERY is available so I can keep up with my knowledge and gain some more experience in forgery Gandhi stamps and also how dealers make their living by selling stamp material.
It's simple to make living on stamps by doing following
1) Increase price by SHILL Bidding
2) Start selling at high price and give option of make a offer.
3) Make forged material by making different rubber stamps of different cities and make it unique item, so it can get more money !!
4) Now display this in your stamp collection exhibit and also encourage friends to display it even though it's forged.!!
5) Glorified some special thematic stamps by all of the above methods and start selling and hope for someone to buy!!
Following is a unique philatelic material for sale by eBay seller id "princessez" in China stamp collection if it is genuine.!! A 1902 Turkey Zongouldak redirected mail to China Vietnam.!!
But look at the address and do you think it will ever reach to final destination.!!!
Just get any old postcard and start stamping your forged rubber stamps.!!! and start dreaming for someone to buy this.!!
Now if you see it has nine rubber stamp from different cities applied in 1902!! Look at the quality of rubber stamp i.e. type of ink used, detail information about date applied and also complete detail of other things.!!
Don't you think this was custom made specially for collector.!!?, because postal administration has lot of things to do other than applying cancellation with proper care (such as space to emboss rubber stamp, making sure clear date is shown etc.!!)
Read following screen shot how this postcard was traveled including date, city etc. and after that you decide whether this is worth $3000 or $3.!!
So what do you think about this China stamps collection value.
Now what do you think after reading all the details about postcard travel through postal stream of various countries in 1902 through sea and again with seller in Turkey after considering
1) type of material used in 1902 such as paper, ink etc.
2) weather during travel as well as with various collector storage,
Following are FORGED rubber stamps we call it as postmark of Germany and you decide what are the chance of this kind of rubber stamps on your thematic collection.
Even EXPERTIZING certificates, hand stamps and forged signatures of experts in philatelic society were also forged, so it was very hard for regular collectors like me and you to find out authenticity about the material.
Click following link to read more about BLUM case and OPEN YOUR EYES.!! There are 650 forged rubber stamps from Germany and think about chances of forged from INDIA or China or any other countries.!!
Now look at the following rubber stamps from Calcutta and Bombay from India and think what are chances of forgery like BLUM case.
So don't you think this London Street, Calcutta and Colaba, Bombay can be forged easily.!!!
Don't you think philatelic judges and philatelic association needs to look thoroughly to verify authenticity of this kind of material because it's very hard for them to look information about 100+ years ago and chances of that information might be incorrect or wrong such as we see it in Gandhi Handbook.!! (http://gandhistampsclub.blogspot.com/2013/08/gandhi-handbook.html)
Gandhi Stamps Club.