“Fledgling” eBay’er sells Sinatra Stamps

4/27/2009:

Capitalizing on Sinatra & Hoboken & U.S. Mail

sinatra-commemorative-stamp.jpgPhew… I don’t know exactly what to tell you about this email I received from “Cygent Trader” – who proclaims himself as a “fledgling Ebay seller…”

This gentleman apparently found Hoboken411 via Google (it happens all the time) – and wanted to share with H411 (what he thought was the “city website”) his “limited edition” Frank Sinatra Commemorative Stamp project…

“We thought you may be interested in the following email. We just provided the information to your mayor. We’d appreciate it if you’d pass this on to other interested people. Of course, we’d like to sell the stamp covers but we’d also like for people to know about the project.”

“A Special Trip to Hoboken”

“We just located your city web and thought you’d like to know about this project. We respectfully ask you to please take some time out of your busy schedule, sit back, relax and look at our short Hoboken slide show. We think you’ll be pleased and we’d like to know what you think.

The trip photo documentation slide show:

A Frank Sinatra Rare Memory Project

See Ebay category: Stamps > Topical and Specialty > Famous People
Title: Share of the Frank Sinatra Stamp Project Cover Special
On the day of December 12th, 2008, our New York City agent traveled from Manhattan, New York, New York (remember Frank’s fantastic rendition of New York – New York?) to Hoboken, New Jersey and mailed the envelops from the famous Hoboken Post Office. All the envelopes are posted marked “December 12th, 2008”. December 12th, is Mr. Sinatra’s birth date and 2008 is the YEAR OF ISSUANCE OF THE FRANK SINATRA COMMEMORATIVE POSTAL STAMP!

Project tanks – nets a whopping 10 cents!

Cygent Trader probably over-estimated the value of his “unique” project. Additionally, he probably thought the envelopes would be postmarked “Hoboken, NJ.” However, it seems our mail gets sent from somewhere else! Here’s one of his Completed Listings on Ebay:

“Fair WARNING – NOTICE, IT IS POST MARKED “KEARNEY, NEW JERSEY” – NOT HOBOKEN – THIS IS ACCIDENTIALLY UNIQUE!”

Amazing how they can turn a blunder into a selling point! So what you’re actually buying is a postmarked Sinatra stamp that says “Happy Holidays.” BURN!

God – what people will sell on eBay these days!

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3 Comments on "“Fledgling” eBay’er sells Sinatra Stamps"

homeworld
Member

Wow, you’d think this person would have investigated how to get a Hoboken postmark BEFORE they attempted this.

nacholibre
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nacholibre

The mail goes to a regional processing center (Kearny) and is pretty much untouched by human hands until it gets put in your mail box. If you want a postmark from the actual PO you drop it off at, you need to request that at the counter.

Yours truly,

Cliff Claven

NorthKrissy
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NorthKrissy

FAIL!! :mrgreen:

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