eBay Sellers - China Stamp Society Findings

Online auctions have proven ineffective when it comes to removing reported forgeries so help others to avoid these pitfalls by giving details of any fakes and fakers you see.

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New findings from CSS:

Based in Taipei, Taiwan, majj-qwerty has been an eBay seller since March 17, 2015.

Of his present listings almost all of the stamps are forgeries.

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Fellow Collectors,

This new generation of forgeries coming out of Taiwan is more dangerous than anything we have ever seen before.

Look at the current offerings on eBay by seller majj-qwerty.

Everything currently offered is a forgery,

China Stamp Society Expertization committee.

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Again these examples shows how necessary it is to let Chinese Liberated stamps always examine by experts!

All Liberated stamps from the eBay cheater "fb77889" in New York, United States are forgeries.

Just some examples:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1947-China-Sta ... 2919817324
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1949-China-Sta ... 2920002115
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1947-China-Sta ... 2919818321
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A well read part of each The China Clipper, the official publication of the China Stamp Society (CSS) is called STAMPS TO WATCH OUT FOR.

In the May, 2018 issue 16 sellers are identified. Note that the CSS has found that posting images of the fakes/forgeries/questionable items often allows the forger to correct the defect. Another approach is to simply identify the seller. Note that seller locations are in the US and Canada, Europe, Taiwan, the PRC, and others.

Buyer Beware!

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I was busy and failed to note the July issue of The China Clipper.

In the "Stamps To Watch Out For" column in the July issue, 10 users were identified as selling spurious stamps. Cities of origin are primarily in the PRC and the US.

Also note that Louis Mangin, owner of Zurich Asia In Hong Kong has begun sending emails with information about forgeries to his contacts.

If you are not a CSS member, this one source of information might be well worth the cost of membership. And there are numerous other benefits also.

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A large number of listings in the most recent CSS China Clipper that show ID's of dealers selling forgeries of all China areas.

Buyer beware!

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Just got an email from Zurich Asia stamp auction house about fakes on ebay. I am sure may others have just received the same message but just in case some have not seen it, Zurich identify the following ebay sellers as ones at present who should be treated with extreme caution:
jiusanyukOp31
uk2014.segin
dimoll4
asdzxc201308
amyccshop
Zurich provide links to ebay pages with the very nice looking fakes (soem costing $1,500!)

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I just got a chance to go in and look at these.

I encourage anyone thinking of purchasing high value stamps to consider the source, and then to consider expertizing. Yes, I do some for CSS, but anyone who spends large sums needs to be aware that there are really good forgeries out there.

Thank you Roman for the email, some of those would easily fool the beginning collector, and some even maybe an advanced collector.

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Here is another dangerours fake (chemical removed postmark and overprint):

https://www.ebay.de/itm/P-R-China-1950- ... 4184110400

The eBay seller who try to cheat is this time "yhan902" from USA. Maybe something you can mention in next Clipper magazine to stop such fraud.

Already reached >200.- USD and 4 days to go.
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The fake was sold for 686 USD. Around 50% of market value and 100% too much for this worthless shit.

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