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Sales, Swaps, Auction & Approvals/Auction Disc. : clear photo if possible

 

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Harvey

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30 Oct 2019
10:47:17am
I'm probably going to get in trouble again, especially since I don't sell and am too damn lazy to set up my new camera. I look through the new items in the auction area and the new books in the appraisal area daily and buy whatever I want as long as the price is fair - it usually is. My problem is with the photos used sometimes, especially with "R coded" US BOB. The photos are sometimes so blurred that there is no way to see the markings on the stamps. With US revenue stamps that usually means I can't bid or buy. It doesn't happen that often but I think it is fairly easy to fix, just watch your focus. I used to sell about 15 years ago on E-Bay and the quality of the photographs I used was very important if I wanted the item to sell. I know you're going to say things about how much work it is to sell especially considering the small return. I understand that, but I think about the wonderful stamps I could be buying if I could tell what they are! Just sayin'.....
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30 Oct 2019
04:07:23pm
re: clear photo if possible

From the Auction Rules:

E. Unacceptable Listing Practices:

E1. The following listing practices are considered unacceptable, and may result in summary closure of an auction lot:

e. Image not provided, when required, or poorly created (representative, too dark, out of focus, too small, improperly cropped, etc.)

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Harvey

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30 Oct 2019
06:40:41pm
re: clear photo if possible

Thanks Michael. I'm really not trying to get anyone in trouble with SOR and I would never report someone for faulty pictures. It's just that some stamps, especially a lot of US BOB you really have to see the stamp fairly clearly in order to know what it is. If the picture were in focus ,or a little bigger, or both, then it would be possible to identify the stamp. You're allowed two pictures so how about two groups of ten instead of one group of twenty. If there are a few stamps in the group I need I would be interested, but again you have to know what is there. Don't jump all over me for this, all I'd like is slightly better pictures from a couple of you.

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05 Nov 2019
09:13:04am
re: clear photo if possible

It's a funny thing... yesterday I was looking for a photo of a specific stamp to post here. I went to eBay and had to look at a dozen different auctions to find a decent photo. Many of them were that too light / too dark, fuzzy, stamp on an angle etc. And this was on auctions for a $100 stamp!

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05 Nov 2019
12:19:43pm
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Often an unscrupulous seller will create a "deficient" image of something to hide imperfections. This is sort of how counterfeiters/forgers will place a fake cancellation over a portion of a counterfeited/forged stamp that they had trouble duplicating on their fake.

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Harvey

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12 Nov 2019
11:00:22am
re: clear photo if possible

Michael, I doubt if any of us are posting bad photos to hide deficient stamps. I just think we have to take more care with our focus! It's especially bad in approval books where occasionally I have to pass up the book since it's impossible to tell for sure what's there.

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12 Nov 2019
11:09:33am
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Yes, on Stamporama, that is quite true. It is more inexperience.

My comment was educational and adding to what Tom stated about what you find on Ebay, and what one might find on a stamp or two (ore more in their collections, or in collections that they might buy. Sorry I wasn't clearer on the purpose of my comment. I was not trying to insinuate anything about anyone here.

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Harvey

I think, therefore I am - I think!

30 Oct 2019
10:47:17am

I'm probably going to get in trouble again, especially since I don't sell and am too damn lazy to set up my new camera. I look through the new items in the auction area and the new books in the appraisal area daily and buy whatever I want as long as the price is fair - it usually is. My problem is with the photos used sometimes, especially with "R coded" US BOB. The photos are sometimes so blurred that there is no way to see the markings on the stamps. With US revenue stamps that usually means I can't bid or buy. It doesn't happen that often but I think it is fairly easy to fix, just watch your focus. I used to sell about 15 years ago on E-Bay and the quality of the photographs I used was very important if I wanted the item to sell. I know you're going to say things about how much work it is to sell especially considering the small return. I understand that, but I think about the wonderful stamps I could be buying if I could tell what they are! Just sayin'.....

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30 Oct 2019
04:07:23pm

re: clear photo if possible

From the Auction Rules:

E. Unacceptable Listing Practices:

E1. The following listing practices are considered unacceptable, and may result in summary closure of an auction lot:

e. Image not provided, when required, or poorly created (representative, too dark, out of focus, too small, improperly cropped, etc.)

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Harvey

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30 Oct 2019
06:40:41pm

re: clear photo if possible

Thanks Michael. I'm really not trying to get anyone in trouble with SOR and I would never report someone for faulty pictures. It's just that some stamps, especially a lot of US BOB you really have to see the stamp fairly clearly in order to know what it is. If the picture were in focus ,or a little bigger, or both, then it would be possible to identify the stamp. You're allowed two pictures so how about two groups of ten instead of one group of twenty. If there are a few stamps in the group I need I would be interested, but again you have to know what is there. Don't jump all over me for this, all I'd like is slightly better pictures from a couple of you.

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Tom in Exton, PA
05 Nov 2019
09:13:04am

re: clear photo if possible

It's a funny thing... yesterday I was looking for a photo of a specific stamp to post here. I went to eBay and had to look at a dozen different auctions to find a decent photo. Many of them were that too light / too dark, fuzzy, stamp on an angle etc. And this was on auctions for a $100 stamp!

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michael78651

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05 Nov 2019
12:19:43pm

re: clear photo if possible

Often an unscrupulous seller will create a "deficient" image of something to hide imperfections. This is sort of how counterfeiters/forgers will place a fake cancellation over a portion of a counterfeited/forged stamp that they had trouble duplicating on their fake.

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Harvey

I think, therefore I am - I think!

12 Nov 2019
11:00:22am

re: clear photo if possible

Michael, I doubt if any of us are posting bad photos to hide deficient stamps. I just think we have to take more care with our focus! It's especially bad in approval books where occasionally I have to pass up the book since it's impossible to tell for sure what's there.

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michael78651

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12 Nov 2019
11:09:33am

re: clear photo if possible

Yes, on Stamporama, that is quite true. It is more inexperience.

My comment was educational and adding to what Tom stated about what you find on Ebay, and what one might find on a stamp or two (ore more in their collections, or in collections that they might buy. Sorry I wasn't clearer on the purpose of my comment. I was not trying to insinuate anything about anyone here.

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