Stockmarkets globally have lost $ MEGA TRILLIONS this past several weeks. No idea how many zeroes that is! In just one day, the Dow fell 10% - the largest drop in 13 years. MANY other global markets did worse.
Bank Interest rates are at or near ZERO globally, Real Estate is flaky, so many folks have now bailed out of stocks and bonds etc, and grabbed a few STAMPS they need.
The $A just recently CRASHED to its lowest point in 18 years against the Greenback. For many foreign buyers my stamps are the cheapest now for a DECADE or more to you. Check them out below! For American buyers the prices are AMAZING! PayPal me in $US if you wish, for any lots.
For ozzie buyers, sourcing ANYTHING for overseas is TERRIFYING now, and ebay and Amazon now add 10% GST onto EVERY purchase, AND on top of shipping too! Buying off me sees you pay in WEAK OZZIE PESOS. WHAT you see is WHAT you pay.
Most ozzies reading this got handed $750 CASH by the Government in recent weeks, and the same in another few weeks. Most Americans are getting a ~$A2000 Fed cash handout right now. Many other countries are doing similar. Remember you can LayBy/Layaway ANYTHING on my site, to lock in the current prices. Pay a deposit, and you are locked in.
Governments everywhere are in mad knee-jerk panic mode. Australia just copied NZ and USA, and essentially closed our borders. Most states did so internally. Stay at home, stay safe, and sort STAMPS! What a mess. My sympathy to all those impacted in any way.
Read how younger professional MILLENNIALS are taking up start collecting - they think it is Retro Cool - like Lava Lamps! New major KGV stamp discovery in Australia. See leather cricket balls covered with 1d red GB 1860s stamps. Have a laugh at a foolish American paying $50,000 at Auction for a faultily PSE "numbah graydead" rather common stamp, that I'd sell cheerfully for a few $100 here if I owned it. Kooky Kultists.
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Some reading, brand NEW listings, Bargain price COLLECTIONS, and recent DISCOUNTS!
Even if stamps are paid off over several payments, I will honour these prices below - i.e. a price reduced to $A600 lot, over 3 monthly payments of $200 gets the $600 price showing now, not the $A700 it was last week etc. "First In, Best Dressed" - as I type, ALL are in stock, and many new lots have been added today.
Stockmarkets are in total fear panic globally, due to Virus Fears, interest rates are near zero all over the planet, Real Estate here is stuffed, and the $A is around its lowest point in most folk's memory. BUY STAMPS NOW!!!
A lot of weekend stamp reading here. Pour a LARGE Coffee or beer or wine, and browse it all carefully! An instant stamp magazine here - and all FREE! 8)
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I charge NO cheeky "Buyer Fee" of 20%-26%, nor the usual 3% "credit card fee" most auctions now also charge on top. What you see below is WHAT you pay.
Buy at NETT prices off me - NO cheeky 20%-25% buyer fees like at auction, and all credit cards accepted by me at ZERO extra fee - even Amex. Many Auctions then add 3% or more to use cards. Outrageous. A $1,000 stamp off me using a credit card, costs you $1,000 - NOT $1,300!!
If I mail from here, the way I do things, the Canada/Europe/NZ etc 20% type VAT/GST type inward fees are nearly always avoided. A huge saving for buyers in those countries. You can thus save $100s on just one stamp alone, AND get it cheap via our suddenly crashed $A dollar. Also, you can pay me direct in $US/Euro/STG/$NZ to save currency screws into $A
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Be the FIRST to see and BUY these new stock items! EVERY month dozens of folks order things just after someone else has beaten them to it. Be FAST this month! NO Nasty 20%++ "Buyer Fee" to add! Buy with CONFIDENCE from someone with 40 Years full Time Stamp Dealer Experience behind him. 8)
GB 5d Queen Victoria 1887 “Jubilee” the rare Die 1 - Cat £800 for just $A250! A truly rare stamp, and wildly under-rated by SG - I see one each decade or so. Bright unused with original colour, and SG Cat 207 £800=$A1,650 mint. The Die 1 had small blue squares at sides, and the very common Die 2 has very thin vertical dotted lines. Without a good magnifier these are very hard to see, and of course near everything offered on ebay etc is misidentified by the dreamers or scammers. Around $US155. $A250 (Stock 395AJ)
Switzerland 1945 War Victims Miniature Sheet cat £325 for just $A165: One of the key sheets from Switzerland: Superb used with the official Geneva cancel - the only way to buy these used as used is cat double Mint, and vague cancels are not wise. Sold for a hefty 3 Francs – a great deal of money, as WW2 was still raging then of course. I have several of the scarce 1930s/50s Swiss Sheets newly in stock, all superb used, with genuine cancels - ask me! Just $US105 as I type. $A165 (Stock 394AJ)
SWITZERLAND - 1945 Basel Dove Anniversary Mini Sheet, Superb Used $A95: SWITZERLAND - 1945 Basel Dove 100 Year Anniversary Miniature Sheet, Superb Used with a superb crisp strike of the gorgeous Red special cancel. Full gum pristine MUH gum. Many of the manual strikes of this special cancel were smudged on the high gloss paper, and/or ill-struck. On the special silk thread security paper with embossed dove and envelope. SG MS446B, £150 = $A315 for just $A95 or a fraction of cat, for this top grade! Oddly, WW2 was still is full progress as this was issued. Only $US60 or so. Missing from most BIRD collections too. I have several of the scarce 1930s/50s Swiss Sheets, all superb used with genuine cancels - ask me! $A95 (Stock 378JW)
Territory Of New Guinea, 1935 Bulolo Airmail, Ł2 Violet Panelli *FORGERY* Die Proof: One of the most iconic Airmail stamp designs from the entire World in the 1930s. Very high value - the largest denomination Australia ever had was also a Ł2, and even those Mint are scarce and expensive - the CHEAPEST watermark being $5,000 mint. The SUPER RARE Die Proof done by Panelli/Ongelia, of his also scarce Ł2 ENGRAVED PLATE Forgery. Many times scarcer than the forgeries. Have never had one in 40 years. Gary Watson from Prestige/abacus had never seen one either, before he got DOUBLE estimate - $875 for in Auction after fees added - https://tinyurl.com/Panellis This might well be the same piece. Angelo Panelli was an Italian stamp forger, operating from Sanremo in the 1920s and 1930s. Panelli was closely associated with other Italian forgers of the period, particularly Erasmo Oneglia and Jean Sperati. Fresh, with deep rich vibrant original colour. Clean and flat and most attractive. Free of all gook and gunk and aging etc, after 85 years. Deep paper “bite” from the engraved steel die under pressure, with engraved cross-hair registration marks each side. Essential for any serious New Guinea Exhibit. Buy for $175 UNDER Public Auction price! $A700 (Stock 372KP)
1917 £1 Chestnut and Bright Blue Kangaroo stamp neatly used - $US660: In my 40 years as a dealer I’d say this is the ONE stamp missing from 99.999% of simplified Australian collections I see. It only came in 2 watermarks, and both are WAY into 4 figures, even average used. The next hardest to get face different stamp - the £2 Black and Red Kangaroo, costs under one quarter of this in used. With the £2 Roo, collectors can also “cheat”, and buy a mint CofA “Specimen” for $100 if they wish - but the lowest price £1 Bi-Colour “Specimen” is $900. Worse still, MOST of these used £1 Bi-Colours look really terrible, with horrid “fluffy” perfs being normal, and often very washed out colours, and poor centering, and back faults, and creases/tears or worse etc, from the very heavy parcel use. This is FAR better looking than most. The Third Watermark Kangaroos were issued and printed during WWI, when getting reliable ink supplies from the traditional ink suppliers - GERMANY was of course a BIG issue, for some odd reason! So the printers used whatever was on hand that remotely looked like “Blue” or “Brown” ink etc, hence the vast range of shades recorded in this value.
MOST of them were in pale shades of each, and look pretty washed out - even when mint. This looks very nice, with dated REGISTERED SYDNEY cds. Most of them also have VERY “fluffy” or “woolly” perfs, as perforating heads were not replaced on schedule - again, as those replacement parts also came from GERMANY! This one is better than most in that regard. Arthur Gray told me THIS bi-colour stamp value was his absolute favourite of the entire Kangaroo series, and I’d have to agree. He insisted this stamp be the solo front cover item on the $7¼ million Auction sale catalogue as readers will know. I have owned literally 100s of these over 40 years, and near all are rough grade. MOST are truly woeful lookers. I saw one with total missing corner get 4 figures on ebay recently! Mad Bunnies. Clean and flat and fresh with bright colours, totally free of the usual gook and gunk and hinge remains of over a century etc, that can hide faults. SG 44a, £1,800 = $A3,650. I have ALL used Roos in stock, in 5 Grades, Superb to Spacefiller - ask if you need a less costly grade - this is about a 7 out of 10 grade. $2,350 LESS than SG cat! $A1,100 (Stock 294JV)
Australia 1932 5/- Sydney Harbour Bridge stamp, fault free *COMMERCIAL* used : 100 times more elusive than the corner CTO copies, which were given away in the Specimen packs for 15 years - literally. Gibbons current “Part 1” Catalogue now has a note outlining this very important distinction - “postally used are worth much more”. The ACSC of course, prices postal used at much more than CTO - ACSC $500 - 80% higher than CTO. And these are FAR scarcer than mint of course. These were printed essentially on very coarse, acidic, blotting paper, and they thin, and crease, and scuff and fox/rust readily, from the heavy and rough parcel use. And the thick huge oval rubber Melbourne Parcel Office cancels mostly found on these look HORRIFIC! Clean and flat and fresh, totally free of hinges, and creases and thins and gook and faults, with dated ”MELBOURNE - 4 MY 32 - VIC” cds. About as nice as you’ll find offered anywhere for clearly POSTAL used, with excellent perfs and centering as you can see. Under $US235 as I type - $A375 (Stock 625JK)
Samoa Olympic Games Miniature Sheet *IMPERFORATE AT SIDE* - Just $US120! 1988 Seoul Olympic Games stamps, with the spectacular error on right hand side - totally imperforate on right. Believed to be the ONLY example recorded - I have made extensive enquiries, and no others seem to be recorded. Purchased off Max Stern in the 1980s my client’s note says, for $400, and it was apparently found in Max’s New Issue stock. So that is over $1,200 in today’s adjusted money, near 30 years on. TOTALLY imperf - not even an ‘albino’ type impression of the perf pins, as often occurs on these kind of errors.
Superb piece for any collector of the popular “Olympics On Stamps” topical, which is a major theme globally. Or for collectors of Samoa, which lots of Australians keep, as Australia Post sold their New Issues for decades, nationally, at face value. Very few issues in the modern era have Imperf at side errors, due to security printer controls. There are several from Australia in this era which sell for FIVE times this sum. The 24c ‘Tasmania Tiger’ Thylacine, ACSC 902b from Australia in this era, imperf 1 side, sells for $1,000s a single etc. $US120 or $A200 (Stock 582LX)
GB 1902 Ł1 KEVII Dull Blue Green, Clean FU. SG $2,500, for just $A500 or $US280 - save $2,000!: De La Rue printing, clean FU. Neat upright dated oval cancel of ‘’REGISTERED BRANCH - 17 AP: 03 - THROGMORTON STREET LONDON” in the Financial District. SG 266, cat Ł1,235 = $2,500 for well centred light cancel used, which this very clearly is. Excellent perfs and centering for these massive stamps - 4 or 5 times the size of the lower values. Clean and fresh and flat, totally free of the usual hinges and gook and gunk and aging and creases on these high values, that hide thins and tears etc. This was a fortune back in the day, over a week’s wages, and were used on heavy parcels and got banged about, and got damaged, and received ugly boxed grid Parcels Branch ‘’Killer’’ cancels. OR heaps of these have undated rubber cancels of JERSEY and GUERNSEY that of course are 100% non-postal. The Ł1 Kangaroo from this era is $3,500 for FU, so these are WILDLY under-rated, and grossly under-priced right now. From a superb album of GB I am breaking down. From 1840 1d Blacks (in every Plate!) 2 sets “1d Plates’’ to 225 etc. Strong M+U line engraved, often in superb shape. QV and KEVII to Ł1, and KGV to both Ł1. Let me know what WANTS you have - all going out CHEAP! 20% of SG - indeed $2,000 under SG price at just $US280 as I type - $A500 (Stock 694KQ)
The $10 Kangaroo was offered overprinted “Specimen” in the exact same font as was used in 1913. It was also overprinted in a solid “OS” font, as was used on the 1930 Kangaroo issues. And Australia Post ALSO offered them in the Large and Small sized “OS” perfins, in sizes exactly as issued in 1913 on the original Kangaroo stamps. ASC Cat, 3099msb, $160, and SG 3983a, cat £130=$A260. PRICES - One set 5 x $10, MUH and/or CTO, your choice, (MUH sent unless specified) $A95 (Stock 729JA) Re-seller or investor special - FIVE sets of 5 x $10, MUH and/or CTO, your choice (MUH sent unless specified) $A425 (Stock 729JC). Or, one set 5 MUH, and one set of 5 CTO (10) for $A180 (Stock 729JF) These are OFFICIAL Post Office issues, and are in the 2 main catalogues, and I have very small stock left now. Set of 5 MUH or CTO - well under $US60 now: $A95 (Stock 729JA)
That is just $1 a page .. Near HALF the $1.75 RRP price of a Hagner sheet even – and the Crocodile skin cover and 24 Carat gold corners are a bonus. With Hagners, you need to then buy Binders at $25 each! Taking price per page up to THREE times these. The "Lighthouse" brand is the global market leader - the Mercedes Benz of all makers, and uses carefully selected board, with anti-fungal agents added in there, to keep YOUR stamps safe. Each book is factory clear shrink wrapped for gift giving, and secure moisture proof storage, if you do not use them all now. Or, if you prefer the thinner usual size 32 page Lighthouse stockbooks, my other offer is here - also great buying - https://tinyurl.com/lighthouseSB - For either offer LayBy/Layaway is also fine. Buy a box as a gift for yourself - $100 or so a month payment for a few months, and you will be set. ** For any overseas buyer I can offer VERY cheap shipping on these HEAVY boxes 6 - ask me **. Retail is $A570 a box -- you save around $A180 a box! $A215 for 3 (Stock 482KX) or a carton of SIX for just $A390 (Stock 482KW)
Australia 1963 Navigators set 6 superb mint. $A150: If there is just ONE stamp absent from any QE2 collection of Australia it is the £2 Admiral King stamp. Every time. THE priciest Australian stamp post-war. Super high value issued late 1964, and replaced a year or later by the new Decimal $4 of same design, so a VERY short life. £2 Admiral King stamp and the ship “Mermaid” is the KEY post war stamp from Australia and sells for far more USED than mint out of interest!
£2 was 480 pence. The set 6 cost 1038 pence at the PO. A standard letter cost 5 pence then, until decimal currency in 1966, when it became 4c. So this cost 207.6 first class stamps. Taking today’s $1.50 first class letter rate as our guide, this was $A311 in today’s money, so you needed a BIG wage to warrant that cost - way over a half century back. You are paying WAY under HALF the PO cost price essentially! Nice centering for these, especially key values, clean and flat, with fresh gum MVLH or MUH. Retail $275, and out they go at near HALF retail $150 - which is about $US90 as I type this. $A150 (Stock 614XD)
Stop Press: Stanley Gibbons 2020 "Part One" British Empire Catalogue: discounted NOW!: Just arrived Express from the UK. Local RRP is $A195, when wholesaler stocks arrive here - they have not yet. UK Retail is £90=$A185, plus a ton of shipping cost to here on top. Very STRIKING new Royal Purple cover design, thick hard cover, and the stamp on front cover and the title are all in a classy cello varnished laminated finish coating. CLASSY. Only a few for sale so be FAST! Strong price rises right through, A to Z, and especially in Australasia area - detailed review here - https://tinyurl.com/Glen11-19 EVERY reader should own one of these. If yours is years old, (decades old for many collectors!) update NOW. Now a massive 770 pages, large A4, in full colour, high brite paper, and quality hard bound - near 3 kilos when packed up!
Collectors need to realise they MUST support actively Stanley Gibbons if they are to survive the current tough times in there, and buying new catalogues is a direct way to do this. If SG cease to produce annual catalogues, this hobby is in BIG trouble. Remember that, and we all need to do our bit. This Stanley Gibbons comprehensive catalogue covers Great Britain, Commonwealth and Empire countries 1840-1970. The listings include variations in watermark, perforation, paper and printing methods, major shades, watermark varieties, important plate flaws, errors, government telegraph stamps and booklets (all listed and priced). Oz buyers ONLY - save $15, AND get yours FIRST - at $A180 (Stock 893KX)
He hand addresses each card on the box on the front, tapes them onto his standard C6 envelopes, and drops them into red street main boxes. Has never had an issue. They go airmail, and he adds a note inside that on BACK of card the buyer will find a VFU stamp. They leave glowing feedback about this, he tells me. And he makes 400% profit on EACH mailing! Bought cheap in Estate to sell cheap this week. A brilliant collection on their own as official Postal Stationary, first and foremost at not much over a BUCK APIECE. OR, for those who mail a lot of cards in the popular PostCrossing exchange loops etc. SUPERB for that. HEAPS more images of these here and full checklist - https://tinyurl.com/AustPC Only about $US150 as I type this! $A250 (Stock 368KA)
The collectors interested mostly had ADDRESSED covers as that was the norm in this era. The only addressed one here HAS to be of course, as it went by RAAF airmail across the country - from QLD right over to WA, and way back sender in Nowra NSW, and is STILL in superb shape like all the others, despite any 100s of miles of mail travel. All superb clean flat unaddressed, and BEST of all are totally on the matched special PO *WATTLE* covers. The PO only first printed those in late 1972, and almost no-one bothered in the earlier years. NOW those are the ones everyone wants course!
"PictorMarks" cat $600 on very cheapest covers. Lightly pencilled of back of each one in 4B pencil that can easily be erased if needed. At about only $35 each. As few as 1700 cancels ever done, over all days of these events, so these are ALL First Day for Multi Day Conferences etc. UNDER $A12 a cover - a very average glass of wine costs me that at the Hyatt bar on Saturday! MANY more pix are here - https://tinyurl.com/WattlePO $US135 - $A225 (Stock 928TUL)
18K Solid Gold and Sterling Silver German OTTO HUTT Fountain Pen, brand new: **$A250 off**! I made a big wholesale buy from local Agent, Renniks/Lighthouse, to celebrate this exciting new product range, and can offer to clients for $A255 off, at just $A999! All German made, top end quality. The superb Xmas gift for a partner, Boss, someone special, or YOURSELF! In stunning award winning Italian made gift/storage box, with slide out drawers, with polishing cloth, and Deluxe leather carry case, extra ink cartridges, and ink converter etc. A hand numbered and timeless pen, for those who like the VERY finest things in life. VERY expensive 18 carat solid GOLD nib. This exact same pen was advertised in the current PO “Impressions” Deluxe catalogue, page 41, for $A1,254, and totally sold out fast - see https://tinyurl.com/OttoAP and https://tinyurl.com/OttoRoller - full details of these pens on those links. Comes with the popular Medium thickness nib. Save $250 on nib pen at $A999 - indeed that is only $US600! (Stock 386LW) The similar design Platinum/Sterling Silver body with roller ball tip, also superb gift boxed (see PO link), is discounted $A150, and is only $US500 - $A850 (Stock 386LX)
Australia 2008 Christmas 50¢ Baubles self-adhesive *IMPERFS!* - $US75 each: A complete peel and stick $10 booklet of 20, top row of four completely IMPERFORATE and the second row of four is Imperforate at top. First time I've seen this one. Very easy to see in the flesh, but on scan of course hard to see. Caused when the guillotining “knife” came down onto the master sheet a micron out of adjustment and did not cut perforation wiggles into the backing sheet totally. Superb condition, totally flat - not ever folded. Perfect size to display on Hagner or stockbook or album page. So we have 4 x 100% Imperforate stamps, and 4 stamps are imperf along top. I was tempted to cut up the pane and offer 4 x total imperfs at $175 each, (=$A700) and then offer the 4 x part imperfs in vertical pairs along with a normal perfs for $100 each, (=$A400) but a shame to mess with what might well be a UNIQUE Booklet. A gem addition for any Australia/Booklet/Xmas/Error collection. So I’ll let this go at HALF that level at just $A500 = just $A125 ($US75) each for the 4 – imperfs - the others are all ''free''! $A500 (Stock 857JQ)
GB 1912 10/- Blue KEVII, perfect centered fresh MVLH: Perfs and centering and colour you simply cannot improve on - as you can see. Used these are not hard to source, but MINT are very tough. This was near a week’s wages back over a Century back. Mint VERY light hinged once, with no remains, on flat original gum, guaranteed. Bright and attractive. If it were a 10/- Roo from here from this era, you can double this price. SG 319 £1,100 = $2,250 for normal mint, and this lovely grade is a good premium on that. Bought well to sell FAST at $US570 - $A875 (Stock 614AJ)
Near all the attendees there were IOC Big Shots, and Senior Politicians and dignitaries, and former ozzie Olympians and so on, who kept them as classy Dinner souvenirs, so very few of these Albums ever leaked into the secondary market. When did YOU ever see one??? AP never SOLD any of these to the public. These are hence HEAVILY sought, not only by Olympic Collectors globally - but by all keen collectors of Australia Post official issues. They are almost never seen in the marketplace. Prestige Auctions invoiced one for $365 way back in Auction #88, and the only other one I’ve seen was priced at $400. The large book has 44 pages, plus many printed, heavy duty, frosted type interleaves – all GOLD blocked page edges even, and in a hand numbered Limited Edition. DOZENS more pix here - https://tinyurl.com/OlyPM $A350 (Stock 682LB)
4 x official World Wildlife Fund slipcased albums, just $US150 or $A250: 100s of OFFICIAL WWF World Wildlife Federation Animal First Day Covers and MUH sets - 1983 to 1998. Beautifully engraved and Superbly presented in plastic sleeves contained in four deeply grained leather look binders with official WWF Panda logo on front cover and spine, with 4 slip cases - worth easily $200 alone EMPTY! The Australia agent mails these to clients in "Chapters" each month. Each Chapter is of one animal or bird and comes with all written up detail and all official FDC and MUH stamps as you can see. This person has bought endless Chapters which as can be seen are debited at $36.85 each - MANY $100s. The albums and slipcases I assume cost extra along the line somewhere. Official WWF Patron for these issues was The Duke Of Edinburgh. Bought cheap in Estate, so can sell for a TINY FRACTION of purchase cost - just $250! MANY more pages shown here - https://tinyurl.com/SetWWF WWF is about THE hottest topical on earth, and these of course are all 105% OFFICIAL emissions. $US150 or $A250 (Stock 314VB)
Australia 1902 10/- Dull Green “with stroke” Postage Due FU: 1902-04 Complete at Base design, Watermark Crown over NSW - inverted, as are all known copies - about 50 exist, ACSC advises. Free of hinges and gook and gunk, and a rare stamp either mint or used. Far superior perfs and centering to other values on this monocolour series. These “with stroke” high values were printed early 1909, all in this Dull Green colour, as the 1902 green 1d, 2d, 5d and 10d were easily confused with the original 1/-, 2/-, 5/- and 10/-. They all looked near identical at a quick glance, being numeral figures only. i.e. a 10d and 10/- looked nearly the same, until this issue, both being just a large “10”. This 10/- was issued March 1909, and was replaced, (and unsolds destroyed) near immediately by the 1909 Bi-Colour set, which was in a single printing in August 1909. Pencil expertised by A. Diena. SG D61, £26,000, and Scott J37, $US27,500. Bought well so out it goes at $US2,400 as I type, or $A4,000 (Stock 836HW)
Roo 1913 2/- Kangaroo First Watermark Large “OS”: A rare stamp mint - even used are many $100s. The LARGE size OS was abandoned within months as this very thing was occurring - the huge puncture made it near impossible to separate stamps into singles, without some damage to the fabric of the stamp. Mint hinged - ACSC 35ba, $A1,500. SG 011, £650=$A1,300. From the quite massive THREE Generation “Townsville North Queensland Hoard” collection we flew back with - in 8 huge removalist cartons - https://tinyurl.com/TownsV Formed around issue time of the stamps, and I am very slowly working through it, and listing up a few more interesting pieces that catch my eye, whenever I get 10 minutes spare, here and there! Will take me 10 years to wade through it all. I grab a few now and again, and scan and add them up here. None of these stamps has EVER been on the stamp market before, in the past Century or so. You will be the FIRST collector to own it since! Cat $1,500 - a great AFFORDABLE way to fill that tough space in the album! $US150 or $A250 (Stock 712JR)
Australia KGV 1922, 2d Scarlet “Watermark Inverted” perf 'OS' and fresh MUH! ACSC 96ab, super fresh MUH, Cat $2,500. SG 072w £1,300 = $A2,650 for HINGED mint. With deep vivid intense glowing colour. Non OS is 20 times this price in inverted of course, so not a forged ‘’OS” - that much is for SURE! Superb perfs and centering for these as you can see. Missing from near EVERY KGV collection in mint. Even used are rare. Pristine - SG Cat $A2,650 - save $1,450 under SG at just $US720 or $A1,200 (Stock 837GE)
Johore 1904/12 $100 Sultan, Top Value of set, Superb Used - Cat £1,000 - $US335: A super high value - far higher in face value than our £2 Kangaroo. And an outstanding looking example facially too. VERY attractive, with fantastic perfs and centering as you can see, with deep, rich, original unfaded colour, and light Johore corner cancel - totally face free on the Sultan. 115 years old now - these were printed in fugitive green ink, and colour runs and fades badly when soaked usually. SG 77, £1,000 = $A2,000. Interest in top end stamps from British Asia is growing like topsy from the region, and this sort of attractive piece will keep going up in SG, I feel sure. SG Cat $2,000 - just $US330 - $A550 (Stock 673HW)
The Superb ~500 page ACSC "KGV" is released in full colour - detailed review on link below. Also see my very special reader deal on the hard cover deep grained "leather" Arthur Gray KGV catalogue - just $A65! More detail here - https://tinyurl.com/GraysKGV - buy them TOGETHER for a special $20 discount price -
Price of the excellent 500 page FULL COLOUR ACSC "KGV" opus work is $A170 plus post, and if you want to order it along with the $A65 superb case-bound leather cover Arthur Gray sale catalogue, with all prices realised lists etc, I can do the BOTH for a special "$20 Off" offer of just $A215 or $US130 the two, plus post (Stock 382JK)
Papua New Guinea 1971 SHELLS Booklet x *50* Mint copies! Just $US150 Estate buy today. Someone looks like they bought these near a Half Century ago, and they have only just now reached the market. Pretty booklet, with marginal blocks 10 of the 1969 7c Shell Definitive stamp. SG SB3, Cat £650 = $A1,350. Pfeffer #3 cat $1,500. Very seldom seen early booklet, and a great ebay re-seller etc, as both PNG and Shells are globally super popular. Just $A5 each, or $US3 apiece - Cat £650, retail $1,500. Just $US150 - $A250 (Stock 782RT)
NEW Editions of Brusden White *ACSC* KGVI and QE2 Pre-Decimal in COLOUR: Just printed. In Full colour for the first time, and in the new large A4/Quarto type size for the first time too. Lots more data, and superb Dr Geoff Kellow research, and the KGVI includes all the BCOF issues of course. All Proofs and essays and trials, and errors and imprints, and plate numbers, and the usual vat amount of ACSC data found NOWHERE else. These new editions supersede and update the previous 2015 editions, and are in full colour for the first time, and in the new large A4 format, means tons more info is in each book. The listings have been fully revised, with some additions and corrections, and with additional illustrations.
Two on-cover prices are now provided for every stamp - for solo usage and for other uses of each stamp. With prices that will gob-smack you! The relevant Postage Due issues have also been included in each volume - a HUGE plus. QE2 includes Australian Antarctic Territory and Cocos (Keeling) Islands issues. For most buyers, purchasing both together add zero extra post cost over a single copy - so get yours NOW. As I have typed a million times - “Knowledge Is Power” and using these just ONCE, can easily pay for themselves. A solo use on cover of a very common stamp, now Cat $500, will in fact pay for these TWO times over! King George VI is 232 x A4 pages. $A120 (Stock 892JA) and Queen Elizabeth 2 is 276 large A4 pages, price $A125 (Stock 892JB) MY SETS ARE AUTHOR SIGNED - EXCLUSIVE! Or buy the both TOGETHER and pay $15 less at just: $US140 or $A230 (Stock 892JC)
Victoria 1850 3d Queen Victoria "Half Length" - complete sheet of 50 of the Jeffryes forgery: Seldom seen these days. A full sheet 50 in unusually fresh condition - SUPERB. The well-known and convincing forgery by George Kirke Jeffryes, who as part of the "London Gang" received four months hard labour in 1892, for his stamp forgery efforts! Wish they would do that today on the global crop of Ebay fakers that ebay does nothing about. Well printed - 5 different engravings were made and repeated through the sheet, so stamp 1 and stamp 6 in each row match up etc. I have sometimes seen these offered in singles or pairs on eBay etc for $50 a single! A perfect size to fit on a Hagner sheet or stockbook page, or album sheet. This complete sheet of 50 is $US165 or $A275 ... or just over Five Bucks a stamp - a COFFEE costs that! (Stock 385AQ)
N.Z. 1940 1/3d *ARMS* part sheet of 24 **MUH**, SG cat $1,200 for just $A275! Perfect centred part sheet - this was a fortune back in WW2 - 30/- face - or near a week’s NETT wages for a working man. The AVERAGE annual UK wage in UK 1950, was just £100 - I kid you not https://tinyurl.com/UKwage - around TWO quid a week gross before tax. The cost of this block. FACT. (And paid annual leave was typically just ONE week!) That is the average national wage, not the minimum wage. Ozzie and NZ wages were near identical back then. This BBC link outlining the Food Rationing in the UK well after WW2, might surprise some - https://tinyurl.com/RationUK National rationing did not totally end until 1954. Meat, bacon, sugar, and butter were all tightly rationed across the UK, right up to the QE2 Coronation year in 1953. Genuine MUH original gum, with the usual ‘’honeyed’’ Gum Arabic used in this WW2 era set. Now 80 years old. SG F191, cat £600 = $A1,250. Bought cheap, so selling cheap - all MUH! Just $US165 - $A275 (Stock 852GM)
Australia Post Stamp Year Books 1983-2004 (22) at *$1,200 UNDER RETAIL*!: WEEKEND SCOOP - 22 Years of PO Year Books near HALF PO cost! Amazing buy I made from an Estate today. 1983 to 2004 - 22 different PO books, the books and stamps all look clean (for a change!) as they were stored in Broken Hill which is thankfully very dry, with no humidity. Owner wisely had removed the flimsy plastic outer PO shipping covers – stamps ‘sweat’ in there if you do not, and get rusty/foxed. Many folks fall for that mistake. Actual PO Cost was $1,227 and Retail is $1,925 as you can see here - https://tinyurl.com/POalbums
Photos above are just a few books - we all know what these books look like. You get the years mentioned. 1983-2004 complete - 22 different albums. For ebayers - a superb proposition - from 2000 on are RED HOT ... the 2000 for instance cost $87.50 from PO and sells on its own for $100+, all day long, as it has the special Olympic Games Gold Medal Winners sheetlet of 16, that ONLY came in this superb album. Actual PO cost was $1,227 and near HALF that at $A725. The FACE VALUE is just on $900! So you are paying near $200 UNDER FACE for superb MUH stamps in full sets in Deluxe Books in slipcases. All packed up neatly in 1 large carton to keep your mail costs down. Ozzie buyers ONLY, due to 22KG weight. Quick turnover is always my game, and this is the BEST bargain I have typed up this week! $A725 (Stock 793GW)
France 1878 25¢ Peace and Commerce “Sage” superb MLH, cat £1,600 for just $A600! Black on the distinctive stippled India Red paper. The key value of this popular series. Outstanding perfs and centering for these, fresh MLH with no hinge remains. (The French catalogues have a note that well centred for this series adds 50% to cat values.) SG 262, Cat £1,600-$A3,250, for the typical bad centering, and bought well, so out to clear today for just: $US360 - $A600 (Stock 738KA)
BRAZIL 1945 Peace VIP UPU Congress Folder of IMPERFS (Proofs?) - $US70: Brazil Serie da Vitoria 1945 Victory and Peace stamp series. 1945 Serie Da Vitoria post office special folder, containing VERY attractive set of 5 large marginned imperfs on thin card. Possibly proofs? Each stamp has the heavily raised recess/intaglio print, consistent with proof use etc. In multi-language hard cover folder. Issued and signed and dated by hand in pen and ink by the Director General of the Brazil Post Office, in inner front cover. 70 years back. Terrific condition for that age. Owner notes said given to big shot Delegates at the UPU Conference after the War. The normal Issued stamps were on normal paper, and rouletted. This album came from Sweden, and condition is superb for this age - the folders below shown from UK and USA sellers are in appalling condition as you can see. But are priced WAY higher than this! See details of those, and many more pix of this folder here - https://tinyurl.com/Brazil1945 - Inside are pages on a very thin tissue/onion skin type paper in 7 different languages, 7 pages, outlining the stores behind each stamp etc. $US70 or $A115 (Stock 738BG)
New Zealand - Both KGV and KGVI reign, 1935 £4½ "Arms" Super Hi-Val, for UNDER 5% of SG Cat!: SG Cat £2,500 for just $A225!: Clean and fresh Used, with no thins or faults or repairs or embossing. A stamp missing from nearly all KGV and KGVI collections, worldwide - issued in 1935 it was on sale during KGV reign as well, and is in printed SG “KGVI” albums. SG F167, Deep Olive Grey, cat £2,500 = $A5,100 for just $A225 - UNDER 5% of SG! Has usual neat audit puncture, and a neat and attractive black dated cds. The audit copies of these usually also have ugly pen or crayon cancels, and heavy and ugly embossing “crimps” in addition. This thankfully has neither! Sold here for well under 5% of the Gibbons cat for postal used. Cat £2,500 for just $US135 or $A225 (Stock 367AZ)
This is a 185 page hardback book titled "THE TRESKILLING YELLOW : The Most Valuable Thing in the World". Written by Lars Fimmerstad and published in 2004. The "Treskilling" Yellow is a famous postage stamp of Sweden, and considered to be the most valuable stamp in the world. This is its fascinating story and detailed history. Beautifully illustrated, with vintage black and white, and colour photographs.
In BRAND NEW excellent condition. Was still sealed in shrink-wrap, and only opened it to take a few photos - contact me if you want me to email you more images. My detailed review of it here - https://www.glenstephens.com/snmay05.html The sought after superbly written ENGLISH Edition is offered here! Rare - most that exist are in Swedish or German. $A135 (Stock 958BP)
ITALY 1889 King Umberto 45¢ Dull Green MLH, Cat £2,500 for tiny 5% of SG Cat!: Bought cheap, and have several other Mint Italy from this era also cheap if you have gaps. MLH with guaranteed ORIGINAL gum, and the usual centering for this era. Deep rich original colour, a bargain at a tiny % of SG. SG #40 £2,500=$A5,200. Decent shape for 130 years old, and bought cheap, to sell cheap. Just $US150 as I type this: $A250 (Stock 634EK)
The issue price from PO was $1,103! You are paying $300 UNDER PO cost, and $1,000 less than retail. One of each year Australia Post books here, from the 1983 book, and ALL have a matching coloured, hard slipcase, to prevent dust and moisture entering the book. My discount Retail is $1,810 as per link below. Save $1000 off retail! All the LATER Year Books and the Black “Leather” cover ones are always in stock - I have the WORLD’S BIGGEST AP YEARBOOK STOCK - also keenly priced cheap, and all are offered singly, if you only need certain issues, at - https://tinyurl.com/yearbks $A800 (Stock 735ET)
Hoard of ST. HELENA PHONE CARDS circa 1990 - $A145: Local stamp legend, and very good client, the late Dr William Mayo swapped these with me 20 years back, for some Lord Howe Island material he wanted. Mayo formed a superb STAMP COLLECTION of St. Helena, from earliest known 19th Century covers etc, and with Richard Peck punished a monograph on the collection. Bill even bought a home there in St. Helena (pretty hard as there are so few!) and visited there a few times - his earliest visit was 1950s as I recall - had photos in the book. Anyway he assembled this cool lot. The heavy thick UK style cards, and FACE alone is about $A550!
Telephone cards from St. Helena x 54 face value £274=$A575 - 9 different designs, all issued about 1990 I'd guess, as Bill visited there at that time as I recall. These are SCARCE - a dealer who specialised in there has strong prices - the scarce £2 Gardens one Bill had 21 copies of - retail of each is £12 - or SIX times face as you can see - and lots of scarce £5 value as well. These sell well - https://tinyurl.com/HelenaPC Anyway, an ebay re-seller super bargain deal at under a QUARTER face and probably this is 10% of retail! NO-ONE else will be offering them, at ANY price globally, that is for sure - check - ZERO other sellers! Super popular country too. LOTS of pix of these at - https://tinyurl.com/PCHelena To a UK buyer only £70 the lot – just over a QUID apiece, and many £15 face values here! $US85 or $A145 (Stock 763QW)
Fresh MUH set of 7 of the regular size stamps, SG 234/239, and that includes the very rare 1991 Coconut "OFFICIAL - PAID MAINLAND" which as always, is CTO with full gum - and was never sold Mint without the corner cancel. A cover with 3 copies, just sold for $A4,800. (SG #01) - see https://tinyurl.com/Glen4-19 – Cocos prices have gone quite INSANE at auction in March 2019 - click the link! ASC 140a/148a, cat. $A350 just the 7 small stamps. This includes both types of overprint grid bars on 10¢ Shell, as per cat listings - one is VERY scarce. One of the priciest and most sought “Shell” stamp sets of the post war era - globally. The 2017 ASC Catalogue Retail is $350 a set 7. I also have the scarce and huge, December 1990 size $5 on 65¢ Aeroplane, Emergency overprint MUH, ASC 186a, cat $A110, for $A70 (Stock 107CR) So, the basic set of 7, ASC Cat $350 is from me $A275 (Stock 107CQ) or all EIGHT overprint stamps as per photo above, including the scarce and huge $5 Aeroplane, for a $A25 discount - all 8 for $US190 or $A320 (Stock 107CT)
Have stocks right here of all these superb titles below -- brilliant additions for any library. Buy yourself a USEFUL Gift!
My lifetime Stamp Manta is "Knowledge Is Power", and I HEAVILY support Philatelic Publishers. Just one modest find using any of those books, will repay the cost right there, and a decent find, just ONCE in your life, will repay book price FIVE times over. A no brainer really!
Shipping cost is often around the SAME in Australia for 1 or 3 or 4 or 5 books! LayBy/Layaway is of course always available on all my stock. ALL are in stock here and now - NO other dealer in the country has stock of all these.
Geoff Kellow - the superb hardcover "The Stamps Of Victoria" Retail $165. Discounted to $A150
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=32599 (Stock code 842FQ)
The superb, huge Hugh Freeman "Barred Numeral Cancels Of Victoria"NEW 2018 Vol #2. $A190
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=84178 (Stock code 274BN)
The Numeral Cancellations of New South Wales, 2nd Edition (2017), Hugh Freeman, APR - $A185
https://www.glenstephens.com/snjanuary18.html (Stock 782JQ)
Stanley Gibbons AUSTRALIA (and area) 2019 - near 400 pages full colour - $A85
“The hand-held Postmarks of South Australia and the Northern Territory” 3 huge Volumes. Near 1000 pages! - $A199
John Barwis "Half Lengths Of Victoria" a MAGNIFICENT hard back book - discount Retail $A175
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=29922 (Stock code 263TL)
"Plating Papua Lakatois" Book by Michael Ryan, 563 x A4 pages, RRP $110 - just $A60!
https://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=83370 - (Stock 432HA)
Stanley Gibbons new "2020 British Commonwealth Cat" - 750 pages hardbound - $A180
https://glenstephens.com/snnovember19.html- (Stock 893KX)
New 2018 ACSC "Australia Postal Stationery" Catalogue - 484 huge pages colour
https://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=80347 (Stock 782DV)
Geoff Kellow the superb 'Stamps Of Victoria' Ret $165. NOW JUST $A125!
The Arthur Gray "KGV Reign" Collection, Superb hard bound Catalogue + prices realised $A75
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=81761 (Stock 368WF)
New FULL COLOUR ACSC "Australia KGV Reign" Cat ~500 pages - $A170
https://www.glenstephens.com/snjune18.html (Stock 382KX)
Or, add $A40 for a high rez CD Rom copy of the debut Hugh Freeman “The Numeral Cancellations of New South Wales” : https://www.glenstephens.com/snoctober12.html - (Stock code 637KT)
Yemen Arab Republic, 1975 Revolution 25 Fils, Fully *Imperforate* Pane 50 MUH - Just $A8 each! 12th Anniversary of Revolution : IMPERFORATE pane of 50 x 25 Fils denomination, depicting the 7th Century Al Janad Mosque - one of the world’s oldest. Fine, fresh MUH. Catalogue numbers for the normal issued perforated issue 13½ x 14 are - SG #539, Scott #316 and Michel #1545. Cannot see any other IMPERF versions of this about anywhere on the globe for sale, and a full sheet may well be unique - and after 43 years, none will turn up NOW! Just $A8 each - superb ebayer opportunity to offer in imperf pairs and blocks 4 - an easy double or treble your money deal here surely? $US240 - $A400 (Stock 492RJ)
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Papua New Guinea 1994 "Emergency Overprints" stamp sets 11 or 20 - $US2403: I have always had the largest stock of these overprints in the world. Buy DIRECT from the original "source"! Thousands of collectors NEED this set to complete their collections, as all album pages on the planet make spaces for them. Only 45,000 sets were ever printed, NONE were ever sold by the agents, the Papua New Guinea Bureau, or even Australia Post. Nearly all were used up on genuine commercial mail. Not discovered by the stamp world until months after all the key values were all used up on mail! I first reported their existence to the stamp world. "Set of 11" - SG # 730/740. Michel # 714 -724. Scott # 860/871. ASC Cat $A420 (approx $US250), for the basic set 11 alone.
Definitive sets like the 1967 Anguilla overprints set 16 are already cat at £25,000 mint in Stanley Gibbons - and Anguilla has NOTHING like even 1% of the global collector following of PNG - think about it! This PNG set has a LONG way to go yet - that seems very clear. For very detailed and comprehensive background on this issue, with all numbers printed etc - see my special page on these issues: https://tinyurl.com/1994PNG SPECIAL - set of 11 (ASC Cat $420!) for just $US150 or $A250 (Stock 942GA) Set 20 as illustrated for $A300 (Stock 942GB)
Finally - all the 1994 "Emergency" sets I sell are of course guaranteed 100% genuine. You may ask for my Photo Certificate Of Genuineness on my security watermarked colour letterhead for this set of 11 or 20, mint or used, dated and signed, illustrating in full colour the exact set I mail you. If required, this CERTIFICATE costs you an extra $A70 (Stock 928ZV) on top of price of the stamps, largely to cover the considerable time and messing around of individually preparing each one, typing, and scanning etc.
This is substantially cheaper than sending it to the R.P.S. in London etc, which takes half a year to get back, and also incurs substantial Registered airmail cost to you - in both directions. And quite frankly, the RPSL would not have a clue about these issues. 'Too Modern, Old Chap' they would sniff! Years down the track when the set sells for a multiple of what it does now, such a certificate Guaranteeing these came from original PNG sources in 1994/5 will add FAR more than $A70 to the extra price you obtain when selling. (Stock 942GW)
1993 GB 24p Machin stamp *POSTAL FORGERY* in MUH blocks, $A4 each! I bought a couple of sheets of these 25 years back when they first surfaced in the UK, sold to Indian and similar family owned small corner stores and supermarkets, who retailed stamps for normal letters. A UK dealer, Bushell & Wright, was too scared to offer them in the UK, in case Scotland Yard paid him a visit. So he did a deal with me, and I sold them here for about $A40-$50 per stamp as I recall. Sterling was VERY high back then of course, and UK retail was £20 which was about $A45 a stamp then - literally.
These were the FIRST Postal Forgeries ever to appear in the UK for over a Century, since the QV 1/- "Stock Exchange Forgeries" of the early 1870s. SG lists those forgeries between £850-£4,000 EACH used. MY forgeries of these are as low as $A4 apiece - see https://tinyurl.com/24pFakes
The dealers got a Barrister's written opinion (copy of which I can enclose for you!) that him owning or selling these above face value created no offence under British Law in his view. Just as well - the forgers were caught and got prison sentences of up to 12 years each – far more detail here - https://tinyurl.com/24pFakes These forgeries are listed in SG, under Cat X969. Single current Machins from Kiloware are getting $A325 each on ebay as I report below, so Machins are back in the news BIG time - https://tinyurl.com/Nov12SN
Large UK dealers currently sell blocks of 8 of these same 24p Machin Forgery stamps for Ł77.50 ($A150 plus post!) or about $A20 apiece, as you can see - https://tinyurl.com/24pFakes I have one even larger block on hand at $A4 a stamp, if anyone is interested in breaking it down on ebay etc for a far greater profit - click link above. Keep a single, or block of 4 for yourself from the above lots, and sell the others on ebay etc, to get yours FREE! You may even come out in front money wise, and still keep yours free. Illustrated MUH block 10, is just 30% of UK dealer price - $A65 (Stock 619TQ) or a MUH block of 20, perfect for any album page, for a QUARTER of UK retail - $US60 or $A100 (Stock 619TR)
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Australia Post just a few months back in January, issued THEIR scarcest new issue for 100+ years - see photo below. A genuine local, and official "Emergency" postal issue, as the dullards in Australia Post had not planned for our new $1 postage rate too well.
Stampboards of course reported it to the world first - if you collect Australia you DO need these - https://tinyurl.com/rare30c - NO dealer in the country has stock - except me AFAIK. PO's sold out 3 months back, and I am down to a couple sets 6 as I type this. There are TWO very distinct sets 6, Type "A" and Type "B" and I have just 2 sets of each in stock. If anyone has any spare sets, singles, or postally used covers to sell - please email ASAP!
It is now confirmed these sets ARE now listed in Stanley Gibbons with full catalogue numbers - SG 4492/4497. And soon set to follow are, Seven Seas "ASC", and Brusden White ACSC, Renniks "Stamps Of Australia" and probably Scott and Michel. Renniks cat just out has these at $4,500 a set of 6 mint. If you collect Australia you MUST source these, OR be incomplete.
This set 6 recently sold for $7,900 - more detail on link below
I have 2 of the IDENTICAL Albino Print error strips on the also scarce "ADELAIDE $1.00 2016" set 6 - for just $US300 or $A500 (Stock 793HQ) - more details and pix here - https://tinyurl.com/Glen0816
It is clearly THE scarcest Australia new issue stamp set for 100 years.
If YOU still need these, prices are heading just one direction no they have been allocated full SG Numbers - full details here - https://tinyurl.com/GlenMay16 and are in the new Renniks Australia catalogue at $4,500 a set 6.
This amazing stamp issue made the big selling Newspapers, Fairfax and News Limited websites, and Radio media nationally. And this story was the Number #1 viewed article on the Linn's Stamp News website in the USA this week, and was in UK Magazines -
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Did you realise the "30c Adelaide 2016" stamps were catalogued recently for $A4,500 the set of 6, and are also now fully listed in the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue? My today's price of $A1,995 ($US1200) will seem cheap next year! I now have ONE set 6 left. I can offer the identical "Adelaide 2016 $1.00" sets of 6 for $A500 for 10 sets 6 MUH, but strictly while stock lasts. (Stock 582GA) (Or 1 set is $A75 - Stock 582GB) Retail on those is up to $A100 a set already. Stars of the future. Mark my words.
NSW 1894 1/- QV DLR Telegram Form o/p “SPECIMEN” $A225
LUXEMBOURG 1945 to 1968 Mint coll. SG Cat £2,243 = $A4,500 for $A400
Falkland Islands 2002 Queen Mother M/Sheet MUH Bundle 100 near HALF FACE! and 10% of SG!: A dealer bought a lot of these - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 2002 Memorial Miniature Sheets, for a promotion upon the Queen Mother’s Death, aged 101. He had a couple of bundles left over when stocktaking, so we did a stock swap. Superb and fresh MUH, still in original Crown Agents sealed packs of 100. SG MS936 Cat £10 each - £1,000 = $A2,000. Face value is £2.15 each = $A430 a bundle of 100. (He had THREE bundles of 100, so if anyone wants all THREE the price drops to just $A600 - HALF FACE. (SG Cat $A6,000) – that is 10% of SG!) Superb re-seller line, as no-one else on ebay has these at ANY price! One sealed bundle of 100 to clear at near HALF FACE - $A225. Just $US163 right now – $A225 (Stock 749LEL)
New Zealand 2006 Kapa Haka Maori Dancers Rare “Unissued” set of 5: Sold, advertised, mailed and charged to some standing order clients by NZ Post. But hastily withdrawn in panic at Eleventh Hour, as some Maori activists did not like the design images! 39 mint sets of 5 were mailed, and a few FDC, booklets and one coil roll, and they are the rarest post-war issues for 100 years from NZ. (See detailed note on these in SG “New Zealand” cat after SG #2285.) An affordable way to buy these is via the un-issued 45¢ "Poi" Maori dancer self-adhesive booklet stamps or the 45¢ coil version. FAST ordering is recommended as when my small stock is gone, they can't be replaced.
Current market leading NZ Len Jury mass selling catalogue is $17,500 a set of 5, FDC at $25,000, and coil or booklet 45c singles $2,500 each. MY price is $A1,500 a single (Stock 583AB) 45¢ self-adhesive booklet stamp neatly cut from the block, or $A2,750 (Stock 583AC) a horizontal pair. (45¢ Coil stamps the same prices - Coil strip of FOUR for $A5,000 - Stock 583AH) Or $A5,000 a booklet block of 4 (Stock 583AD) - if a block is still intact of course when you order! (A block of 4 is a booklet “pane” - each booklet has 2 panes of 4, and a pair.) Or the complete booklet of 10 for $A11,000. (One only booklet on hand - Stock 583AE)
These figures are miles lower than NZ retail which is high as tiny supply rapidly shrinks, and news of their existence slowly spreads overseas. "Linn's Stamp News" carried my story on these front page in colour. And best of all, the NZ dollar has strengthened a lot against $A in recent months. A Len Jury auction in Auckland saw a set of 5 of these sell for $14,900 on a $13,500 estimate, and a later Mowbrays NZ sale had a set 5 invoiced at $14,562. In 2016 a set 5 was invoiced at NZ’s largest stamp Auction for $11,500. Forget Auction prices - I have a full set of 5 for sale MUH at $A8,500 a set 5 (Stock 583EF) or $A30,000 for matched MUH blocks 4. (Stock 583EG)
If you buy them off me, as an Australian resident, you avoid a certain 10% GST impost upon arrival from NZ as a highly insured item, versus ordering locally, and avoid the nasty new 3-4% "overseas use surcharge" + bad exchange rate your credit card bank will certainly levy. Likewise for NZ buyers, I mail in such a way Registered as to cause no 15% GST and Customs “interest” there on entry. My copies are IN-STOCK, and ready to mail now. NZ Buyers can pay into my NZ account if they choose, to save card and Forex fees.
Remember only 39 mint sets of 5 of these were EVER sold, and a few booklets and coil stamps, and NZ Post has confirmed that in writing, and confirmed these were a fully legit PO issue - see article below. Each stamp in each set is FAR scarcer than the 1906 1d "Claret" Christchurch, which have fetched up to $NZ22,500 each at public auction. See recent strong sales and that stamp’s history here - https://tinyurl.com/NZClaret These Kapa Haka are Classics of the future. For FAR more details of them all here: https://tinyurl.com/KapaNZ - a full set of 5 from me costs only $A8,500 (Stock 583EF) - or just $A1,700 apiece!
All the above nett priced stamp offers and MANY more just loaded up here - DO take a look - you'll be sure to find something YOU need ALL WITH PHOTOS - https://ow.ly/Fmntv - (Hit “F5” key on your upper keyboard, to ‘clear your cache’ if you have visited before.)
In this low interest rate climate, and Euro zone jitters, good stamps often perform FAR better than money in the bank, the evidence shows clearly. The overheated Real Estate market in Australia is due for a shock correction VERY soon, given our economy lately, and stamps are generally unaffected in such downturns, indeed usually go up.
Top quality German made Lighthouse Stockbooks are always a great idea to grab to re-sort your stamps - I have them on special right now for HALF the price of Hagner sheets - https://ow.ly/FmolL
All just loaded up here on Rarity Page - DO take a look - you'll be sure to find something YOU need - https://tinyurl.com/GlenRare - (Hit “F5” key on your upper keyboard, to “clear your cache” if you have visited before.)
The FIRST person whose order form is received by me gets each lot. Last month about 30 orders arrived after someone else had snagged it, and 8 folks were after just one lot, so do check it NOW I’d suggest.
All the above nett priced stamp offers and MANY more just loaded up here - DO take a look - you'll be sure to find something YOU need ALL WITH PHOTOS - https://tinyurl.com/GlenRare
Top quality German made Lighthouse Stockbooks are always a great idea to grab to re-sort your stamps - I have them on special right now for HALF the price of Hagner sheets - https://ow.ly/FmolL
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Lebanon 1983 Kahlil Gibran "The Prophet" Imperforate stamp mini sheet x 18 SG $1,750 - just $A200
Most attractive - oddly my scanner does not show well at all, the bright and classy gold outer sheet borders, and borders on the stamps - the vagaries of technology - they just scan a flat dull beige brown, as can be seen above! Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer member of the New York Pen League. He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book “The Prophet”, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose.
The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time. Ebay Retail $A85 – My price is 15% of that! https://ebay.com.au/itm/400900408116
Catalogue notes say these were sold at £25 EACH as a New Issue = literally $A70 each back then. So not many were bought, as that was serious bucks back then. A great hoard of fresh flat Imperforate MUH sheets I bought – EIGHTEEN of them. SG MS1291 cat £45 each or £810. ($A1,750.) Bought well, so priced at near 10% of SG to clear - $A200 or $US140 as I type this. Ebay seller Gold Mine right here! $A200. (Stock 543LB)
Imperf between, and wide imperf at base, just $A1 each! - https://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=70176
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And please do that NOW. The FIRST order form I receive gets the lot. I often have 5 or 10 folks after the SAME lot each month.
All payment details etc are on: https://tinyurl.com/GlenPay - NICE franking is used when I mail : see member pix of that here - https://tinyurl.com/GlenCTO - and COMBINED POSTAGE is fine – save money buying more than 1 lot at once!
For overseas members, to find out the approx cost in YOUR currency, click here - https://xe.com - the $A has CRASHED lately, and for USA buyers etc, these prices are REALLY cheap in your money!
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://tinyurl.com/GlenBuy
As most know - I do NO fairs or shows, have NO shop, and do NOT bother with ebay or any other auctions. I buy endless bulk lots from Estates, and distress sales etc, in this massive city of 6 million with no other real stamp buyers, and offer it here at NETT prices for fast turnover. NO "20%-25% Buyer Fees" and “3% credit card fees” to add to my NETT prices, as in auction!
Many similar mouth-watering NETT price offers are being loaded weekly onto - https://tinyurl.com/GlenRare and https://tinyurl.com/GlenSpec
All my lots lots $A200 and under are always mailed Unregistered and untracked at YOUR risk, unless YOU specifically note otherwise on order form. 100,000s of my transactions for 35 years have been safe by normal post.
If Registered (PO cover is to $A100 only sadly) is required, clearly STATE that on order form - cost is extra $A4 local, and minimum $A15 extra foreign. Only YOU know if your street or Apartment address is secure - a large packet covered in pretty stamps left outside, just might tempt passers-by? Only YOU know that, I do not. Mail contractors these days are often lazy and leave packets on top of mailboxes etc in view of public, and/or out in wet weather etc. PO Boxes are FAR safer.
"All Risk" Insurance is always possible if required as well, at $A2 per $100 covered - again it must be specified on order form. It is like Travel Insurance - decline that when booking your ticket, and THEN tell Qantas you really meant to take it 3 weeks back, and you now need to cancel your ticket for no penalty, and see how you go with THAT one!
For members who make a BANK TRANSFER payment you WILL generally get your goods faster, as it saves me some hassle - but you MUST email me the confirmation number etc - many "forget"!
If you change your email address please be sure to email me with the NEW address or easier - use the link at end of the email you got. Each sending I make, a heap of emails are returned marked "no such mailbox" as collectors have changed ISP's or providers or plans or jobs, and do not advise those who only have the old email address on file - like me!
Dealer In Fine & Rare Postage Stamps Of The World For 40 Years Full Time (Life Member ASDA New York, also PTS London and IFSDA (Switzerland).
PO Box 4007, Castlecrag, (Sydney) N.S.W. 2068. AUSTRALIA.
glen at glenstephens dot com
Phone: ( +61 2) 9958-1333 (25 Hours - 7 Days)