Is this cheating?
August 8, 2009 4:16AM
August 8, 2009 10:34PM
I think it is. According to PSE grading guidelines there is a +/- 10 points for eye appeal. I think it should have been docked 10 points because it is not appealing to have 8 stamps destroyed to get one good one. Just my two bits.
August 11, 2009 3:15AM
Actually PSE doesn't grade imperfs which have more than a third of the surrounding stamps still attached anymore. I was unaware of this and had a stamp returned as just ,"Genuine cut-down block."
August 14, 2009 1:36AM
I think that is a shame to cut the surrounding stamps in half just to get the 100J.