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Swiss image stealing scam:
Frederik Buwe emails

Subj: POSTAL HISTORY
Date: 19/02/2003 22:14:29 GMT Standard Time
From: frederick.buwe@bonbon.net
Reply-to: frederik.buwe@lugano.com

Dear Collegues,  I would like to purchase USA postal history before 1800 from you, if you have any. Please provide an internet link to a catalogue, which contain these items.  We have got some USA stamps, as well, if you can be interested, please find enclosed the list of them:

1.Scott #: 291
Type: Single
Description: 50c Sage Green Trans Mississippi. Nicely centred.
Grade: F OG Hinged
Discounted price: 265.00

2.Scott #: 1338 var2
Type: Imperforate
Description: 6o Dark Blue, Red & Green Flag & White House IMPERFORATE BETWEEN stamp & margin with "MAIL EARLY IN THE DAY" inscription on the imperforate sheet margin. Rare imperforate "position" pair.
Grade: VF NH
Discounted price: 90.00

3.Scott #: 1563 var1
Type: Perforation SHIFTS
Description: 10o Lexington-Concord Battle 200th Anniv MAJOR PERFORATION SHIFT. Horizontal perfs shifted down 10-12mm at angle. Part of painting "Birth of Liberty" at bottom instead of top. LL Plate Block of 10 + 2 "Halves".
Grade: VF NH
Discounted price: 250.00

4.Scott #: 1563 var1
Type: Perforation SHIFTS
Description: 10o Lexington-Concord Battle 200th Anniv MAJOR PERFORATION SHIFT. Horizontal perfs shifted down 7-10mm at slight angle with portion of painting "Birth of Liberty" at bottom instead of top. Block of 4.
Grade: VF NH
Discounted price: 80.00

5.Scott #: 1842a
Type: Imperforate
Description: 15c Christmas 1980 IMPERFORATE UR "MR. ZIP" BLOCK of 4. A lovely block of this imperforate variety.
Grade: VF NH
Discounted price: 50.00

6.Scott #: 1842a
Type: Imperforate PLATE BLOCK
Description: 15c Christmas 1980 "IMPERFORATE" PLATE #39327/32 block of 12 (6x2).
Grade: VF NH
Discounted price: 460.00

7.Scott #: 2241c
Type: Missing Colour Errors
Description: 25c "Love" (1990) booklet with 2 panes of 10, 1st normal, 2nd MISSING BRIGHT PINK on 6 stamps & partially missing on 2 others.
Grade: VF NH
discounted price: 760.00

8.Scott #: 2515 var2
Type: Perforation SHIFTS
Description: 25c Christmas 1990 MAJOR PERFORATION SHIFT.Horizontal perfs shifted down 17-21mm diagonally showing FULL GUTTER PERFS at top of this block of 10 (2x5).
Grade: VF NH
Discounted price: 180.00

9.Scott #: 2618 var1
Type: Perforation SHIFTS
Description: 29o "Love" stamp, Feb 6, 1992, MAJOR DIGONAL PERFORATION SHIFT. Pane of 50. Vertical perfs shifted LEFT by 11mm at top to 7mm at bottom. IMPERF at right margin & MISSING DENOMINATIONS at left. SHOWPIECE!
Grade: VF NH
Discounted price: 390.00

10.Scott #: C104a var1
Type: Perforation SHIFTS
Description: 28c Summer Olympics MAJOR PERFORATION SHIFT in bottom margin se-tenant block of 4. Vertical perforations shfited almost 10mm to left resulting in "USA/28c" being at LL rather than LR corner of stamps.
Discounted price: 75.00

Look forward for your reply, Sincerely yours, Frederick Buwe


Subj: Re: yr email
Date: 20/02/2003 10:53:01 GMT Standard Time
From: frederick.buwe@bonbon.net
Reply-to: frederik.buwe@lugano.com

Dear xxxxxxxx, Thank you very much for your letter.

I am an antique, mainly numismatic, dealer, located in Lugano, Switzerland.  I am listed in Swiss Numismatic Association and some other antique and numismatic societies, I am also an co owner of a family owned bank in Lugano.

I have some items of USA stamps and Canada postal history to sell, as we have invested in this direction, but now is working on selling out all antiques to wide the branch of representatives of our bank. Can say, that we close the antique business.

If you are interested of Canada stamps and postal history, please contact me. I have also then very unic collection of USA rare coins - 88 items, worth more than 55'000.00 USD, I sell them on really low prices, if you are interested, I am ready to work exclusively with you, Sir.

All items are pictures, please contact us for catalogues by e-mail,
Sir.  Yours, Fred


Subj: USA stamps  
Date: 24/02/2003 18:21:38 GMT Standard Time
From: frederick.buwe@bonbon.net

Frederik Buwe Collections
Riva Vincenzo Vela 4
Lugano 6900
Switzerland
Please reply to  frederik.buwe@lugano.com  

Dear  Sirs, I am proud to offer you my exclusibe stamps collection. I am always open to sell them or trade. Please give me an information about your inventory for such exclusive items.

1. $1.00 Violet Black Scott No. 478 our price : 650.00 USD

2. $1.00 Violet Brown Scott No. 342 Mint Never Hinged our price : 734.00 USD

3. $5.00 Columbian Scott No. 245 our price : 1120.00 USD

4. 5c Brown, First Design Scott No. 57 our price: 6'754.00 USD

5. 90c Blue Scott No. 39 our price: 1'920.00 USD

6. 10c 1855 Issue, Type I Scott No. 13 our price: 834.00 USD

7. 5c Black on Blue, "ACM Initials (Scott No. 9X2) our price 9'123.00 USD

8. Safety Paper Essay for 5-Cent 1869 Issue our price 671.00 USD

9. 2c Harding, Rotary Perf 11 Scott No. 613 our price 12'783.00 USD

10. $5.00 Dark Green Scott No. 313 our price 2'659.00 USD

Hope that you may be interested, look forward for some info about your
stock, Sir. My warmest regards,   Frederik Buwe


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From: "Frederick Buwe" <frederick.buwe@bonbon.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 11:54 PM
Subject: Re[2]: SA STAMPS

Dear Mr. xxxxxxxx xxxx,

Thank you for your letter.

We are as well very interested to deal with you, as I've mentioned before, I am working hard these days to sell out our huge inventory of antiques in our family store, as we are accumulating funds to invest in banking business.

I can offer you the following of way of dealing, we are working with many dealers around the world.

We will be able to mail you the following items:

1. 1913 De La Rue KG5 'King's Head' imperforate Colour trial of the vignette and 2?d duty printed in deep claret and dull yellow-green on gummed, Springbok watermarked paper.
Our price is : 343.00 USD

2. 1916 KG5 ?1 green and red very fine mint. SG 17
Our price is : 321.00 USD

4. 1926-27 Pretoria printing ?d black and green. Vertical pair, very fine mint showing the major variety CENTRE OMITTED, the lower stamp completely and the upper stamp partially. Showing no trace of any offset of frame on front (or back). Very rare as such, possibly unique. BPA certificate (1997) as 'SG 30 var' (prior to listing as SG 30b). SG 30b.
Our price is : 912.00 USD

5. 1926-7 Pretoria printing ?d black & green marginal t?te-b?che block of four, superb mint. An attractive and rare multiple. SG 30da
Our price is : 941.00 USD

6. 1926-7 Pretoria printing 1d black and carmine marginal t?te-b?che block of four, very fine / superb mint. An attractive and rare multiple. SG 31da
Our price is : 931.00 USD

7. 1932 Pretoria Roto printing 1d black & carmine (Type I, Issue 7) with watermark inverted. Upper marginal 'arrow' block of eight (2x4) showing the major variety CENTRE OMITTED on the upper three pairs and partially omitted on the lower pair. Vertical perfs splitting and crease through upper pair, otherwise fine to very fine mint and a spectacular and very scarce positional piece. SG 43 var.
Our price is : 854.00 USD

8. 1933-48 Hyphenated Pictorials 1d grey and carmine with Springbok Head watermark (inverted). Lower marginal vertical pair showing the variety CENTRE COMPLETELY OMITTED. Very fine mint. Very scarce. SG 56 var.
Our price is : 231.00 USD

Total: USD 4533.00

We will be glad to mail all these items for you with 10% of prepayment, so you may have these items in your stock, until you have enough funds to pay for them.

I will also enclose all export certificates and necessary papers, which will prove your ownership for all these items and you will be able to raise the funds for them by selling them with your own profit.

Please inform us if this can be acceptable for you, Sir.

Look forward for your reply,

My warmest regards,

Frederik Buwe Collections
Riva Vincenzo Vela 4
Lugano 6900
Switzerland
Please reply to  frederik.buwe@lugano.com

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