Geoff Kellow the superb 'Stamps Of Victoria' Handbook Retail $165. $A150
For each Victorian stamp, a history is presented in its entirety, including design essays and printer's proofs. It is large format hardbound and beautifully illustrated (approximately 900 illustrations), many in colour, near 400 pages.
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 Kuala Lumpur. High original price - of retail $A165 - 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 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 the man who had a super personal collection on this state.
And 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.
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 have sold about 40 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.
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:
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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.