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Re: Shame on you Fed Ex

Posted: 14 Jul 2011 21:36
by uncadonego
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Re: Shame on you Fed Ex

Posted: 14 Jul 2011 21:37
by uncadonego
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Re: Shame on you Fed Ex

Posted: 14 Jul 2011 21:37
by uncadonego
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Re: Shame on you Fed Ex

Posted: 14 Jul 2011 21:38
by uncadonego
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Re: Shame on you Fed Ex

Posted: 14 Jul 2011 21:38
by uncadonego
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Re: Shame on you Fed Ex

Posted: 14 Jul 2011 21:39
by uncadonego
Pretty soo...weeeet!! Huh? Yes, you know it..... Some mod should change the title of the thread to: "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payback" 8) :wink:

Re: Shame on you Fed Ex or "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payb

Posted: 14 Jul 2011 22:53
by Allanswood
Ahem...How about not blaming FedEx then? :D

Re: Shame on you Fed Ex or "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payb

Posted: 14 Jul 2011 22:58
by stallzer
Allanswood wrote:Ahem...How about not blaming FedEx then? :D
Had I been smart enough to figure it out before the sand in the hourglass ran out, I would have changed the title to "I can't figure out how to get a shipping label off"

I have personally written an apology to Fed Ex. I was very pleased to find what was under that plastic and label, not to mention what was in the package and I really should include a big Thank you!

To Glen - please list me as another VERY satisfied customer. :)

Re: Shame on you Fed Ex or "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payb

Posted: 14 Jul 2011 23:32
by Lambinator
Is that real toning/rust on the corners?

Or is that a deliberate part of the printed stamp design, to make it look authentic, i.e. to make it look old?
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Re: Shame on you Fed Ex or "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payb

Posted: 15 Jul 2011 02:14
by uncadonego
They intentionally make it look like that.

Re: "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payback"

Posted: 15 Jul 2011 13:43
by crosscrescent
Yes,

Glen always goes that extra mile to make sure you get nicely franked stamps and I like his hiding the stamps behind the plastic sleeve/cover.

Got one recently and although the postie bent the envelope to fit into my small postbox, I was able to still retrieve the $5 Heritage miniature sheet, which was nicely cancelled, put it in one of the SG catalogues, piled up about 1.5 feet of other heavy books on them and a few days later, when I looked at it, most of the creases were gone.

Thanks Glen.

Appreciate the effort.


Andrew

Re: "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payback"

Posted: 15 Jul 2011 13:51
by KevinHedley
stallzer, I will blush with you. :oops: :oops:

I came oh so close to throwing the baby out with the bathwater, Fortunately I made some comment about it and Glen let me know that part of his procedure requires the customer to play 'hide and seek'.

I treasure my $5 Colonial Heritage all the more :!:

Re: "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payback"

Posted: 15 Jul 2011 14:05
by stallzer
Good to know that at least I wasn't the only one :) Luckily I was saved by the members again and was able to to pull these nice little CTO sets out, Thanks Glen !!

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Re: "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payback"

Posted: 15 Jul 2011 14:21
by crosscrescent
It makes stuff sent by Glen all the more interesting.

Re: "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payback"

Posted: 16 Jul 2011 14:11
by GlenStephens
Stallzer .. good to see you found the "hidden" postage sheets. :)

They are worth easily the $40 face value when neatly cancelled like that I think you'll find, so "free shipping" bascially on a heavy lot. :D

Glen

Re: "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payback"

Posted: 18 Jul 2011 05:02
by Old Yeti
I remember that a while ago Glen posted a scan of a piece of a package wrapping with many (12?) 2pound Roos and as many 1pound Roos as postage plus some other make-up pre-decimals - I am wondering now if it was one of Glen's ancestors that sent that package!

Great scans!

:)

Re: "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payback"

Posted: 19 Jul 2011 01:53
by aethelwulf
Methinks Glen has too much spare time on his hands, that he can spend the time on creations like this one from a veryyyy heavy parcel recently received. :D :D

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Re: "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payback"

Posted: 19 Jul 2011 02:02
by GlenStephens
And all the stamps above have original gum. 8)

Re: "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payback"

Posted: 20 Jul 2011 01:18
by uncadonego
I'd be interested in seeing some of the good stuff others received, if anyone still has it and hasn't sold it to get back their shipping costs! :lol:

Re: "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payback"

Posted: 20 Jul 2011 07:59
by fromdownunder
uncadonego wrote:I'd be interested in seeing some of the good stuff others received...

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Re: "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payback"

Posted: 20 Jul 2011 09:59
by GlenStephens
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Am pleased to report many members take the trouble to use lovely franking to me as well. 8)

Member Maureen mailed me this gem recently.

With that absolutely massive Canada $10 "Blue Whale" zip code corner single, and 6 of the scarce and huge $8 Grizzly.

All lovely cancelled at WHITE ROCK B/C. Franking $C58.

EMS tracked Express Post label and backstamps on reverse.

Gem postal history cover for the future - anyone who likes this kind of piece please contact me.

Glen

Re: "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payback"

Posted: 20 Jul 2011 10:11
by aethelwulf
B.C. does have a lot of grizzly bears. 8) :)

Re: "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payback"

Posted: 04 Aug 2011 21:52
by Berlin-Gus
Hi Glen,

Greetings and thanks for the VERY FAST service -- Mailed Monday July 25, received in Canada on Wednesday, August 3. Not only that August 1 weekend was a long weekend and the post office was not open on August 1.

It must have taken the POLAR ROUTE to reach Canada.

And if that is not all, 30 blocks of AAT stamps, totalling 120 stamps for the postage - and all hand-cancelled

Absolutely amazing. What else can I say ... I am a truly happy camper.

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but wait, there is more too come ...

Re: "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payback"

Posted: 04 Aug 2011 21:54
by Berlin-Gus
More from the same parcel ... and well protected full gum inside the plastic pouch!! THANK YOU!!

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Re: "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payback"

Posted: 05 Aug 2011 04:58
by AMark
Those are wonderful Berlin-Gus.

Cheers!

Re: "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payback"

Posted: 05 Aug 2011 14:23
by uncadonego
Wow, you just got free topical collections on sailing vessels, animals, and flight! 8)

Re: "Glen Stephens Shipping Cost Payback"

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 03:56
by GlenStephens
uncadonego wrote:Wow, you just got free topical collections on sailing vessels, animals, and flight! 8)
And all with full gum. :)

Some things like 10c Killer Whale - face 40c is cat £8 used etc

Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 08:29
by Jack
Am I not wrong? The nice Canada is material used in period?

Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 09:18
by Berlin-Gus
You are absolutely correct. Those stamps are still current right now. Both the $8 and the $10 are not stocked by many of the franchised retail postal outlets.

At the corporate post offices you may have to ask, and if they do not have any in stock they will have them in the next day or two, at least that has been my experience.

Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 13:39
by crosscrescent
Glen,

That cover from Canada is a really nice one.

Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 16:38
by Global Administrator
Jack wrote:Am I not wrong? The nice Canada is material used in period?
Yes, it sure is. The $10 is the largest stamp (by MILES!) ever issued by Canada. Indeed is is probably one the largest stamps issued anywhere on, the globe for postal use.

I bought a specialist cover for a client this month from a large Canadian auction, who told me Registered air post was $20.

I asked if they might be so kind as to source a full sheet (2 stamps!) of these quite massive new $10 Whale stamps, and use that on the sending.

Here is the end result below. An absolute cracker - genuine postal use in period, and postally used full sheets on cover will be classics of the future.

The stamps have survived perfectly, and this New Brunswick PO seems to be the only one in Canada NOT using the ugly Rectangle cancels!

I've asked at some Canadian PO when mailing from there for a circular cancel to be used please, and they tell me no such thing was on hand.

Anyway, it goes to show that even the largest shippers CAN and DO take care if asked nicely - many thanks to Eastern Auctions. 8)

The other postal used covers I had with $10 Whales on them sold fast, and have added this one to stock at $A30, so will MAKE money on a Registered packet - which is how I hope all sendings from me are regarded by recipients. "Free Postage". :)

Glen
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Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 17:07
by hutch
So lovely Glen. Can't wait to get my parcel and see what treasures you've put on it.

Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 17:17
by crosscrescent
Glen,

The above Whale cover SOLD to me. :D

Sending payment in a few minutes time.

Thanks.


Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 20:06
by GlenStephens
Canada Whales mailed flat today to Andrew with RIGID piece of board to ensure it can't be bent over, as last sending was by his PO. :twisted:

These Butterfly sheets are great - they even have sparkle flakes in the wings!
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Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 20:09
by jam78
GlenStephens wrote:Canada Whales mailed flat today to Andrew with RIGID piece of board to ensure it can't be bent over, as last sending was by his PO. :twisted:

These Butterfly sheets are great - they even have sparkle flakes in the wings!
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All these photos are making me want to buy something from Glen just for the franking!

Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 20:44
by uncadonego
Oh Glen, please tell me you sent me one of those bugs and butterfly sheets in my Canada Yearbook parcel, please!

Man, those are s-o-o-o-o awesome!!! :!: :!: :!: :D

Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 21:20
by GlenStephens
Don .. I thought most of Canada loved Meter Franks as they use them to me so often, so I asked them to pop one of those on your parcel.

It was a nice WHITE one tho .. and who has a $50 Meter in their collection after all! Gems of the future I can bet. :lol:

Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 21:26
by uncadonego
AAAAGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! :evil: :shock: :evil: :shock: :evil: :shock:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 22:02
by GlenStephens
But they did cancel it LIGHTLY. :idea:

Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 01 Sep 2011 01:34
by crosscrescent
Glen,

Thanks a million, those insect sheets are really desirable - one of the thematics that I collect.

Thanks for the extra strong backing. Yes, it really ends up as free postage when you buy from Glen

and he makes sure you get really nice stamps.

Regards
Andrew

Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 01 Sep 2011 11:46
by uncadonego
crosscrescent, the thread called: "This Thread Really BUGS Me!" is for you then, and I'd love to see some scans of your collection. I'm almost on my own in that thread....... :cry:

Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 01 Sep 2011 12:35
by crosscrescent
Uncadonego,

Will see what I can scan.

Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 02 Sep 2011 23:58
by hutch
Hey Glen, parcel arrived today safe and sound. Amazing minisheets for postage. You are awesome! :D

Only had time for a quick look but I'm sure I'm going to be able to fill a lot of empty gaps.

So disappointed with the photo album...as I'm sure you were when you first saw it. Is there any way to :?: fix some of it :?: Maybe a quick soak and wash off??? Worth trying? Doesn't matter if not. The rest certainly makes up for it!

Going to be lots of spares especially for Australia so it will be good for the kids here. Have my "working with children" certificate (have had for a long time as a school bus driver) so that's speeded things up somewhat.

Only have to convince the principal it's a great idea :roll: He's the only stumbling block,

Best of luck of Aust. Stamp Proffessional

Anne

Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 07 Sep 2011 14:56
by skilo54
Here are some full gum VFU I received today from a parcel that was sent to me by Glen.

I'll note the date on the postmark in comparison to today...... WOW! :shock: Under 8 days for a 2+kg parcel is really outstanding!! Another record time from the posties!!

Glen, your reputation for being a slow shipper is being ruined! :lol: :wink: :)

Thanks for the beauty gutters! Makes it pretty easy for a guy to turn around and recoup some of the $coots spent on the shipping! :wink:

Nice Touch!! 8)

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Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 09 Sep 2011 01:33
by themanse
My parcel arrived here in Scotland this morning, and after reading previous posts I found my scalpel and dug out the stamp sheets from under the plastic.

Wow Glen many thanks, but one thing you gave me a FREE gift when I eventually got into the box, I bet you have been searching high and low for it in your house ......................

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................ yes Glen it is the remainder of your tape reel for wrapping your packages, you better watch others don't want a similar FREE gift, well I think it is FREE I better check my bill to make sure. :lol: :oops:

Manys thanks again Glen.

Tommy

Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.

Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 09 Sep 2011 01:38
by GlenStephens
Tommy .. that was to stop your big album moving about you dill!

The Freebies were those Norfolk loose items, the gifts from postmaster etc. :)

Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 09 Sep 2011 01:46
by themanse
:oops: :cry:

It done it's work Glen - album held firm.

Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 10 Sep 2011 04:18
by uncadonego
Received my package today in the mail. There was some awesome stuff behind that customs sheet!

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Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 10 Sep 2011 04:18
by uncadonego
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Re: "Free" Air Parcel Shipping From Glen Stephens

Posted: 10 Sep 2011 04:18
by uncadonego
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