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(Earlier part of this discussion is here - https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=53128)

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And sorting out roughly this huge mess takes place tonight in the hotel room!

These photos only show part of it .. there are several suitcases more as well, down in the 4WD, as just no room in the Hotel unit for them. :mrgreen:

Cost me a ton of money to buy it outright, but over time it will pay off well I am sure. Albums and albums of Kangaroos stamps (many bought as mint new issues in 1913 by earlier Generations of the family!) and very strong in Queensland stamps and States stamp before that. And a lot of USED material of this era too, as the family clearly had good access to high franking business mail.

I rented the largest thing Hertz had on hand - a big Nissan X Trail 4WD, and no WAY did it all fit in. :lol: :lol: :lol:

We are madly photoing and selling from here large cartons of the bulkier stuff, at cheap prices to save us flying back with it. As the most we can legally check back on Virgin is about 8 cartons between us I think. So watch the 'For Sale' column here for large bulky lots in next day or so, as it will be at giveaway prices. :lol: :mrgreen:

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Nice to see you all having a good time, hope the weather is better than down here. :mrgreen:
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Here is the happy Townsville group tonight - :) L to R -

Glen, Peter, (Chzug1291), Gabby (Mrs Chzug) Julie (Mrs Boris Dog) Darryl (BorisDog) Melissa (ShadowRanger) Margo.

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Global Administrator wrote:And sorting roughly this huge mess takes place tonight in the hotel room!
Glen it's nice to see that you like to turn Hotel Rooms into another version of your house. There's no place like home.

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Weather is a superb here - the guys tell us any OTHER day in the past fortnight, and we'd have been washed out! :mrgreen:

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Bit further South & down towards me there are storms predicted.

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Hi Glen,

I see many lots being sold on SB, are there any Glen Gems or Margo Marvels in the pile? :D

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What a great night, I start to like Townsville pretty much, made new friends, had a nice juicy steak .....and since Glen did not want to see my "stuff for sale" ....actually he was too busy with all his other commitments!

I am triumphing all the way.. stamp collecting still alive ...although Gaby had a good laugh with Julie ( Daryl's wife) what she would do with all the money....Glen would hand out to her! :lol:

At least she now has Glen's phone number.....if and when I hand my toolbox in!

Hi... Hi... Glen, I am glad, you did not found time to fit me in! :lol: :lol:

The sad part is, I have to bring all the books back into my stamp room!

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Opposite the Seaview Restaurant a beautiful Fig tree...reminds me on my asparagus vines....
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Gaby and Julie looking forward to split Glen's money...
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Melissa and Margo having a chat about equine influenza and permeated milk production in NQL!
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Daryl and Julie must be the happiest Couple we found in Queensland!
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I reckon, I keep collecting .....and Gaby and I made the right choice to relocate to God's country!

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Sitting on the plane LITERALLY using airport WiFi now .. great to see you all. EIGHT massive cartons checked in 30 mins ago!

AND boarded with an obscene amount of ''hand luggage.'' :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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I hope Gaby didn't put any ideas into Julie's head.

She does not need encouragement.

We both had a good night and I'm sure we'll see each other around. Keep up that fishing Peter.

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Great pics Peter.

Your stamp room is far too tidy ... If Glen had dropped in, he could have reorganised it for you :roll:

We really needed an extra day up North to sort this better - rang Virgin to try to change flights to Tuesday, but nothing available as they have only 1 direct flight a day, so both of use were up to 4 am this morning packing up the 8 huge cartons. Virgin tells us that is absolute MAX we can check-in, even as Platinum flyers.

And leaving a MASS of other less valuable stuff behind in hotel room etc.

Sorry that we didn't get up to see yours Peter, and had a very quick drop in of donated stuff for local club, and fast rush off at Darryl and Julie's, en-route to the airport.

Townsville is such a lovely spot - thanks again to everyone for the catch up and hospitality. :mrgreen:
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CHzug1291 wrote:

Daryl and Julie must be the happiest Couple we found in Queensland!

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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 -

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=53588

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. :lol: :lol:

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! :lol:

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. :roll: :twisted:

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. :mrgreen:

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And also dropped off on our visit to borisdog's place was a huge removalist carton of old catalogues, and stamp literature etc from the Estate.

Cost of shipping any of that to anywhere with your high parcel rates is just not viable, so simpler to donate it to the locals and/or the nearest stamp club.

Anyway there were a few monographs that seemed to fit his collecting interest, and if Mel or Peter have the urge to grab a few things for reference by all means contact Darryl.

Otherwise he can dumpster all the stuff he or the club does not need. 8)

Great home they have there, with a wonderful big deck, and a pool set in a rainforest setting. :mrgreen:

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Three months on, I am still only touching the sides of the amazing stuff bought back in the 8 massive removalist cartons we checked back on Virgin. 200-250 kilos of it, in old albums assembled enthusiastically over 3 generations. :)

As a one-man business, it really takes a ton of time (several years) to process this bit by bit, on top of the million other things occurring each day here. 8)

And we left a very heavy carton of stamp books and monographs at borisdog's place, for the local stampboarders there, to help themselves too etc.

That's on top of the EIGHTY KILOS of coin material that stagman trustingly bought sight unseen, and had collected up there from borisdog, the very best buy of his life I think he'll agree. One KGV Banknote was worth nearly what he paid I noticed, when boxing it up - 8)

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=53588

And the van full of heavy cartons we mailed direct from there, the boxes covered in stamps, offered dirt cheap by the large carton below - totally unchecked by me basically, as Virgin only allowed 8 cartons of checked baggage between us, even as Platinum members! So all the rest needed to be mailed direct from there - or left behind. :shock:

As it was we left about 50-100 kilos of old binders, packaging, junky stuff, and plain worthless material behind in the Motel room, with a $50 tip for the hapless cleaner!

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=53619

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=53613

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=53618

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=53610

etc, etc.

A fun weekend, and Margo and I have never worked so hard trying to roughly sort and photo and load up this stuff in the oppressive heat, in our cheap motel room. Up until 4am and a flight leaving at 9am. :lol:

The grandfather had bought a lot of material direct from the PO when issued, and some of that luckily started from the early Kangaroo and KGV issues. One fragile old glassine envelope had the Second Watermark Kangaroo 2d to 2/- .... all fresh MUH original gum.

I loaded up this SG 29, 2/- today, and it sold within hours ... this kind of thing is very seldom seen with 100 years of provenance, and never before having been on the market.

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I hadn't seen this thread until now, but now I know the origin of the legendary 'Townsville Hoard' :)

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We worked all night to 4am literally, desperately trying to get the better stuff into these 8 or so huge removalist cartons, as Virgin had confirmed would NOT let us check through any more than that. :lol:

The REST of the van were sold off cheap here, and EIGHTY Kilos of coin and banknote stuff Stagman bought and collected from Borisdog's home via an Army mate, see links above, and much of it we mailed from the Belgium Gardens PO the next morning in a mountain of huge cartons to buyers here, on way to airport, and we left a lot with the "locals" to hand out at local stamp club free etc.

There was still a MOUNTAIN of empty binders and glassines and Hagners and folders and low value junk and catalogues we left in cartons inside and outside Motel room, and I left a $50 tip for the poor unsuspecting room maid!

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mikestein wrote:I hadn't seen this thread until now, but now I know the origin of the legendary 'Townsville Hoard' :)

Yes the 200-250 KILOS of better material in 8 huge removalist boxes and excessive carry-on we shipped back free with Virgin (the benefits of being Platinum members!)

I listed up some goodies from it today - http://www.glenstephens.com/rarity.html - the purchase that keeps on giving! Several generations of collectors formed it, right back from the 1913 Roos issues, that they bought at face value.

They had a half sheet of the 1913 3d Roo etc, in superb MUH, lying flat between 2 pieces of paper in a folder - that kind of stuff.

I grab a book now and again off a shelf, and list a few things up. The best thing is, this material had NEVER been on the market for a century or so. Was like buying Aladdin's Cave. :D

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