Daryl and Julie must be the happiest Couple we found in Queensland!
What a great
photo Peter ... in fact you captured everyone above very well.
And special thanks to Daryl (borisdog) and Julie for kindly baby sitting the FOUR heavy 20 kilo cartons of banknotes and coins that Stagman bought, and is getting his army mate to collect on his behalf - photos here -
I had NO idea when quickly listing it up, there as no much of it, and so much weight. Eighty kilos of this stuff for around 10 bucks a kilo is the world' best numismatic deal I'd suspect.
I just took a very rough guess at a price when I listed it up, taking photos in owner's house, and had not looked to closely at it all. When packing it up I reckon bullion scrap melt value of silver exceeded that, and saw just one KGV Banknote retail at what the entire 80 kilos cost!
We dropped the coins hoard off this morning, after visiting the Belgium Gardens PO to mail FIVE massive cartons of stuff to other stampboarders who bought the stuff we listed up here in the last few days.
I do not think the staff there had ever before seen 5 or 6 huge and heavy removal cartons covered on all sides in stamps, arrive for mailing. 8)
Our rented Nissan X Trail 4WD was packed to the ROOF with boxes when we left Motel. As Margo says we were up till 4am getting it all packed, and she wanted to be a at PO at 9am sharp.
Another 100 kilos to new homes. The Post cost from Townsville is HORRIFIC. One large box cheapest road mail to Sydney cost $72.
Anyway all cartons were plastered with full sheets of stamps on 4 sides at times, and the PostMistress at Belgium Gardens was bemused by it all, and even allowed me to cancel 2 or 3 of them "in case I mess it all up"!
We also airline checked back Eight huge
removal cartons to Sydney on Virgin of stuff yet to be processed. 200-250 kilos or so plus huge carry on.
Masses of Kangaroo stamps and KGV heads, many albums full of them, that the previous generations of this family were extremely keen on, and many were bought at the PO at the time, right back to 1913.