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Old November 10th 11, 12:23 PM posted to rec.collecting.stamps.discuss
Victor Manta
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By the creation of a monopolized market abroad, followed by limitations
imposed to local stamp collectors, the final goal was the rip off of Western
stamp collectors in favor of Western dealers and of participating postal
administrations from former European (and other) communist countries.
Fortunately, many of Western collectors understood what was all about and
avoided all together such kind of stamps.

More here, on my new page:
http://www.reds-on.postalstamps.biz/...ig-rip-off.htm

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Victor Manta, PWO, AIJP

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Old November 11th 11, 12:37 AM posted to rec.collecting.stamps.discuss
Terry Reedy
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On 11/10/2011 7:23 AM, Victor Manta wrote:
By the creation of a monopolized market abroad, followed by limitations
imposed to local stamp collectors, the final goal was the rip off of Western
stamp collectors in favor of Western dealers and of participating postal
administrations from former European (and other) communist countries.
Fortunately, many of Western collectors understood what was all about and
avoided all together such kind of stamps.

More here, on my new page:
http://www.reds-on.postalstamps.biz/...ig-rip-off.htm


Interesting. Perhaps 30 years ago I got, as part of a box lot, about a
decade's worth of CTO DDR sets -- all missing one value. So I figured
they were a double ripoff -- CTO artificially limited. I had no idea how
bad it was in Romania. The stuff I got from there was much more
scattered. Perhaps some items have been dumped by dealers after selling
what they could at the inflated prices.

Terry


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Old November 11th 11, 06:29 PM posted to rec.collecting.stamps.discuss
Victor Manta
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Default The Big Philatelic Rip Off

"Sir F. A. Rien" wrote in message
...
Terry Reedy found these unused words:

On 11/10/2011 7:23 AM, Victor Manta wrote:
By the creation of a monopolized market abroad, followed by limitations
imposed to local stamp collectors, the final goal was the rip off of
Western
stamp collectors in favor of Western dealers and of participating postal
administrations from former European (and other) communist countries.
Fortunately, many of Western collectors understood what was all about
and
avoided all together such kind of stamps.

More here, on my new page:
http://www.reds-on.postalstamps.biz/...ig-rip-off.htm


Interesting. Perhaps 30 years ago I got, as part of a box lot, about a
decade's worth of CTO DDR sets -- all missing one value. So I figured
they were a double ripoff -- CTO artificially limited. I had no idea how
bad it was in Romania. The stuff I got from there was much more
scattered. Perhaps some items have been dumped by dealers after selling
what they could at the inflated prices.

Terry

This practice extends all the way back to the 1890's when several journals
began issuing 'Black Blots' against 'unnecessary' or 'limited' issues.

With the passage of time, they are now 'collectible' and have full
catalogue
status - well ... to some!


1990, of course.

The problems with these Central and Eastern European stamps wasn't their
legitimacy (as it was the case with some Dunes, etc. issues) but how they
were distributed. That's why it was difficult for the catalogue editors to
totally ignore them but they haven't reasons to overprice them either, as
they did.

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Victor Manta, PWO, AIJP

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