Editor Dr. Geoff Kellow popped by here this month, and told me his personal stash, which was the only Global supply, was now totally exhausted.
Doing a stocktake, found a factory box of 12 in my stockroom that publisher Rodney Perry had traded me a few years back, for a scarce airmail cover he needed. Superb brand-new condition ex printer. My real actual cost was hence pretty low, so can do these for $60 under the retail price - $A115 each. (Stock 842FQ) Even lower for bulk buys. The current Australia Post annual year book costs $15 more than this to buy from the PO! Insane.
Cost of ONE book is the same post cost as 2 or 5 books to most Australians, so buy with a mate, or to resell, and save even more! As low as $A90 ($US62) a book.
ONE brand new, hard cover book with dust jacket, retail $175 for $A115 (Stock 842FQ )
TWO brand new hard cover books with dust jackets, retail $350 for $A200 (Stock 842FR )
FIVE brand new hard cover books with dust jackets, retail $875 for $A450 (Stock 842FT )
Geoff Kellow the superb 'Stamps Of Victoria' Handbook Retail $175. $A115
"The Stamps of Victoria", Dr Geoff Kellow, FRPSL, RDP. The definitive publication on this subject, this book presents in a comprehensive and readable form, an in-depth treatment of all of Victoria's stamps.
For each Victorian stamp, a history is presented in its entirety, including design essays and printer's proofs. It is large format hardbound, with dust cover, and beautifully illustrated (approximately 900 illustrations), many in colour, over 400 pages.
Still the pre-eminent reference, this book presents an in-depth treatment of all of Victoria's stamps. For each stamp a history is presented in its entirety, commencing with essays and proofs, production techniques, printing characteristics and quantities. All known errors and varieties are discussed. Extensively illustrated. Awarded a FIP Gold Medal as a publication.
A must-have reference for collectors and EVERY dealer, and those interested in the Philately, and history of Victoria.
This superb publication has won many awards at Philatelic Exhibitions including a Gold Medal at FIP Kuala Lumpur. High original price - of retail $A175 - and I have seen these get as high as $200 + buyer's premium at auction.
THE Ultimate reference on Victoria. Quoted as "The Bible" by most. Large hardbound, published by RPSV.
Almost never offered. Profuse illustrations, incl colour plates. With original gloss dust jacket. BRAND NEW.
Stamps, Duties, Dues, Railways, Excellent Postal Stationary, forgeries, reprints, Specimens, CTOs - - the WORKS on this state - and all compiled by Dr. Kellow, the man who had a superb personal collection of this state.
And he worked using full access to Rod Perry’s collection too – who owned THE finest collection ever formed of this State – surpassing even Bill Purves superb efforts. Indeed this book was essentially the sale catalogue in the end!
Numbers sold, and numbers printed and listed for many issues .. info found nowhere else. Detailed write-ups of how to sort printings within printings. For the early Victoria issues that info is a GOLDMINE!
Unbeatable preface on printing and perforation styles used. Brilliant coverage on the complicated "Half Lengths".
The much thinner, modern era Robert Gibbs "GRI" book sold for $A750 at a recent Prestige sale, so superb content hard-cover books in a small print run always do very well long term.
I sold about 40 copies of the Arthur Gray "Kangaroos" auction catalogue for $A150 each. On ebay now they get MORE than that. And that was a free auction catalogue printed in MANY times the numbers this was!
"Knowledge Is Power" - as I never cease typing - and these 3 massive books give you that knowledge. YES they are pricey, but with Victoria numeral cancels on common 1d red QV's now getting over $4,000 at auction, NOT owning these is costing you money and enjoyment.
There 3 books are written by 3 world acknowledged leaders in their field. You are buying 150 years of knowledge and study here.
The truth is, it takes me as long to carefully pack 1 book, as 2 or 3. And POSTAGE within Australia on 3 copes is generally identical as for 1 copy. So you save big time on shipping buying 2 or 5 volumes.
All these books I have seen get higher prices than my asking price at Auction. All are BRAND NEW AND PERFECT in colour dust sleeves, as I sourced an original holding.
Remember, adding another lot of mine (posted by either Admin or GlenStephens or Global Administrator, or ozstamps) - here (or on my website) for sale in general adds ZERO to your shipping cost, so have a good look at what is on offer here in case something else appeals:
All payment details are on - https://www.glenstephens.com/payment.html
Call it "Kellow Vic - Stock 842FQ" and please order via:
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MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - don't like it - mail it back within 48 hours of receiving it. No-one ever has yet.
- and "lay-by/layaway" is always possible - email me with any queries to glen [at] glenstephens.com - OR "trade-ins" always possible! If you have a pile of surplus stuff I may well be happy to offset that against this item - see https://www.glenstephens.com/buying.html
As most know - I do NO fairs or shows, have NO shop, and do NOT bother with ebay or other auctions. I buy endless bulk lots from Estates, and distress sales etc in this massive city, and offer it here at NETT prices for fast turnover. NO "20% Buyer Fees" to add to my prices, as in auction!
And many similar mouth-watering NETT price offers are being loaded weekly onto -
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All stampboard lots under $A200 are mailed Unreg’d, as reported delivery problems are near nil. If Reg’d is required, STATE that on order form – cost is extra $A4 local, and minimum $A13 extra foreign. 'All risk' Insurance is always possible if required, at $A2 per $100 covered - again it must be specified on order form.
As per stampboard convention - this lot is offered exclusively to board members - and on no other sales venue.
For members who make a BANK TRANSFER payment you WILL generally get your goods faster as it saves me some hassle.