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The same familiar look, but just now hosted in a new place - the old link is now diverted here! Please bookmark THIS site.

I update this page each day or two. Glen.
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The $A has dropped like a brick in recent weeks - now WAY under $US70c. Lowest for 2 years - YES, a $A1,000 item below costs under $US700 as I type! A SUPERB time for Americans to buy up! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Stanley Gibbons are very sadly being DE-LISTED from the London Stock Exchange we just learn - www.tinyurl.com/SGsinks - anyone who 'invested' now gets just over a PENNY a share - even if you bought in at around £4 a share. The Stanley Gibbons 1c 1856 British Guano marketing disaster saw only about 15% of the offering actually sold to collectors or coff 'investors' as can be seen here - www.tinyurl.com/GuanoMess - They, (or the real true owners, Phoenix) are now stuck with it. What a total mess. Proving once again that Gibbons have NEVER, EVER understood the internet.

Stockmarkets have CRASHED globally, and oil markets, Gold price, and currency markets have been WILDLY erratic due to the Ukraine tragedy, as we know this month - good stamps just keep sneaking up in value, despite all this turmoil. NEVER been a wiser time to buy. :!: Please pass this link onto your stamp friends - www.tinyurl.com/RarityGlen

SUGGESTION .. check your email SPAMBOX please. As my client emails are wordy, and contain shock/horror words like - 'Discounts', 'Save', 'Bargains' and 'Specials' some programs mark them as SPAM. Please find them in your Spam/Junk Box, and click the 'THIS SENDER NOT SPAM' tab, and issue fixed!

Even have a large heavy Carton of Nuclear Waste STAMP JUNK for $A125!

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=99867

Glen

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And you can win $100s of stamp prizes - the Australian Football Tipping Competition is now launched - www.tinyurl.com/AFL2022


https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=97479 - the very highly patronised Formula 1 comps are here now - SUPERB prizes - 4 margin GB 1840 1d Black etc FREE for a 10 second guess here etc. 8-)


*EVERY* Australia Annual stamp yearbook since 1981 in stock - www.glenstephens.com/yearbook.html

HAGNER sheets and superb binders/slipcases CHEAP - www.glenstephens.com/hagner.html

Special offers are here - www.glenstephens.com/special.html

And 100s of lower priced stamp goodies are here NOW - www.tinyurl.com/StampDeals

And even more latest stamp gossip and breaking news is here - www.facebook.com/stampboards



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Buy stamps off me, and you plant a TREE! I just paid for 100s of trees in advance, partnering with this hugely successful company, to be planted and maintained in a Western Australia rural corridor, which reduces salinity, and increases CO2 absorption, and outputs Oxygen. This superb and proven project employs a lot of Aboriginal people there to re-afforest and maintain their traditional area, and these trees, and we can ALL our small bit to help the planet, assisted financially by collectors. I am unaware of ANY other stamp dealer doing this, sadly. My initial aim is to plant 20,000 Trees funded by collectors.

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GB 1840 “Penny Black” SUPERB used - $A350: "The World's First Stamp" Even 2 or 3 margin, common plate number real roughies these days, can cost $100s, as many 1000's are sold to China each year by Gibbons and others, in a large consumer marketing drive, and prices are up. On sale for only 9 months, and then the 1d red Imperf took over in vast numbers. This one is Lettered "T.B." with a super lightly struck, Vermillion Red Maltese Cross cancel, as you will agree - so much nicer than a usual heavy BLACK MX as most 1d Backs have! Every collector wants a "Penny Black" on the frontispiece page of their album, no matter what country they collect. If your initials are “T. B.” - even better! SG #1G, with Red MX - “From £425” = $A850. for the very cheapest plate. 4 x SUPERB, wide, straight margins, clean and fresh and flat, and totally free of the usual hinges and gook and gunk and repairs and aging - and now 182 years old. Superb eye-appeal, as you can see for $500 less than Gibbons. Indeed around than the price of last year's PO Leather Year Album - Insane. (I always have several lower priced 1d Blacks on hand - please enquire!) Only $US240 as I type: $A350 (Stock 592PL)

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Netherlands 1920 Surcharges on 10 Guilden Queen pair VFU. SG £340 for $A195 or $US135! The superb and scarce Surcharge in figures pair 250 on 10 Guilden. SG 236/237, Cat £340 or $A675. Clean and flat and fresh and attractive, great perfs and centering, light dated cancels, and totally free of the usual hinges, thins, creases, and typical gook and gunk and ageing etc, near always seen on these, after over 100 years. A fraction of Gibbons at $A195 (Stock 489JK)

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Scarce 1915 SECOND WATERMARK complete set 7: The Emergency WWI small printing on the wrong sized KGV paper! Clean and fresh GU/FU, all attractive circular cancels, and nice colurs. Near all Second watermarks sold on amateur sites like ebay are NOT, as the sellers of course cannot pick between First and Second and Third watermarks that look near identical, so naturally 'guess' at the very highest priced option. Clean and flat and fresh and attractive, nice perfs and centering for these, neat cds cancels, and totally free of usual hinges, and the typical gook and gunk and ageing etc, near always seen on these, after 107 years. A KEY set, missing from near all collections. I have this same set in stock for $200 to $1,250 depending on grade, Spacefiller to Superb - remember, I stock ALL Roos! Under $US450 as I type - $A650 (Stock 529AK)

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New Zealand Post Clean coll of official PO FDC ‘Liquid Gold’ post 2000 era: My camera is playing up and no pix, but of this lot, not really needed! These Kiwi FDCs are in tip-top condition, running from 2000 right through 2011. They look beautiful - I've never seen most of them before! Plenty of Exhibition mini sheets, even some ‘Lord of the Rings’, plus of course, plenty of Rugby (you know the Kiwis and their 'All Blacks'!) There are about 125 covers, with a total 2022 ACS catalogue value of over $1,550. Face value of the stamps alone is over $700 and of course they cost MORE than face to buy from PO. There is even a handy complete inventory of it all.

FDC from the Australia and NZ regions, fall into several distinct bands - 1. - Latter 1970s to late 1980s are incredibly abundant, as we had a massive "Stamp Boom" then, where investors jumped onto the scene, often buying 5 or 10 of each FDC. 2 - 99% of these buyers ceased in 1990, as the POs issued a $20 Definitive stamp. Back near 30 years back $20 was SERIOUS money - $50 in today's spending power, and vast numbers of folks simply said "Forget it" and stopped buying FDC’s. OVERNIGHT! HENCE the FDC from 1990 onwards are 20 times harder to get than the 1980s era. FACT. Catalogue values for the 1990s FDC are high, and even as Fine Used these are worth MANY times face ….. some up to TEN times face, as you can see in catalogues. 3 - ANYTHING after 2000 FDC, is near impossible to source. Masses of collectors and dealers drew a line in the sand at this time, at that BIG round year figure, and said "that's it".

Dealers did not buy them, and most collectors did not either. So when they appear on ebay etc they get double or treble face readily. Of course years on, they all regret it, and nearly all want and need those issues. Dealers did not stock them either, so sourcing them is near impossible - at any price. All clean PO unaddressed. Even as FINE USED these are worth easily DOUBLE my asking price! Under $US350 at $A500 (Stock 395KC)


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1913 5d Chestnut Kangaroo VFU on piece off Registered sending - Cat $1,000 for just $A185: Once each DECADE or so I see the scarce 5d used on any kind of cover or parcel piece. Cat $1000 and understandably so. Attractive piece with red and blue crayon lines, and tied by crisp cds of ''REGISTERED - 24 AP - 14' - SYDNEY NSW'' and the stamps is VFU and totally fault free -- good colour and perfs etc. Bought very well in an Estate to sell fast - so out it goes at LESS than the current Australia Post Annual Stamp Album costs to buy at PO - quite insane. What will THAT be worth in 10 years time??!! Just over $US125 at $A185 (Stock 624BK)

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1913 First Watermark Kangaroo 2/- Dark Brown flat MVLH: The Dark Brown is 3 or 4 times scarcer than the standard shade I see one each year or two. ACSC 35b $1500. $1,100 UNDER cat! Very flat MVLH, and great perfs for ANY of these. The 1913 ‘First’ Watermarks used a strange horizontal grain, long fibre paper, which was quickly abandoned after a year or two of use. This meant near ALL 1913 Roos have one or more ripped out, or very short perfs on either/both sides, due to the tough fibres not tearing apart easily. Try very carefully tearing apart a pair of cheap 1d mint Roos etc - you WILL rip out some perfs! About $US340 as I type - $A399 (Stock 594BK)


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W. Aust 1902 5/- Emerald QV, 4 Concentric Ring UPU cancel. Remember this is a strictly 105% *AUSTRALIAN* stamp, this being first issued after 'Federation' in 1901, and is NOT technically a 'State' stamp. The ACSC 'Federal Period' catalogue lists and prices all such stamps. This one was in the ancient 2004 cat at ACSC W62x, at $100 - double a normal used copy. Official CTO prices have skyrocketed several times since then. This special cancel was used only for UPU distributed copies, to overseas PO archives. Only a few 100 were made. They were never sold to the public thus, and few ever reached the stamp market. Out it goes at LESS than the current Australia Post Annual Stamp Album costs to buy at PO - quite insane. What will THAT be worth in 10 year’s time??!! $A120 (Stock 285KC)


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1946-49 Food Parcel Label. 5/10d Blue, Myer Department Stores: Superb fresh flat, bright, unused, totally free of hinges and creasing and aging - PL4A, $2,000 for the usual rough grade one sees which are mostly soiled, tatty and very frequently, creased and thinned etc. Have NEVER in 40 years had a complete unused label in stock. For anyone not aware of the history of these historic items, they are near the rarest Australian post-war Postal Stationary items. In the late 1940s (indeed until 1954) Britons were subject to rationing. Even as late as 1950 goods such as these were still rationed in the UK - canned and dried fruit, chocolate biscuits, treacle, syrup, jellies, soap, sugar - and much fresh produce like milk, butter and meat and of course petrol - www.tinyurl.com/46Ration

Australia was the bread basket of the "Motherland" for much of this produce, which was freely available in Australian stores. Rationed goods in England that transported well - such as canned and dried fruit, chocolate biscuits, treacle, syrup, jellies, soap, sugar were cheap to buy here, and of course greatly sought after in Britain. An extensive "Food For Britain" campaign was mounted in the post-war years. The largest department stores like Myer were very active in selling these "ration busting hampers" packed full of local made goodies, that would survive a long 10,000 mile sea voyage. The Post Office offered a special low cost concession reduced rate, of 5/10d for 14 pound weight cartons of such goods. This was an INCREDIBLY low rate. A standard ˝ oz airmail letter to the UK cost 1/6d - or more than 25% the cost of a heavy carton of food!

Myer Department Stores, and 2 others approached the Post Office to produce gummed labels that had an impressed stamp on them, so as to identify the sendings that attracted the new low postage rate, and save them time in affixing stamps, as no single stamps to that value ever existed. The Post Office did this, and as you can see the sideways 5/10d blue KGVI head stamp impression, was exactly in line with that design used on the widely used 2d pre-stamped envelopes, and the 5d Registered envelopes of the time. This is of course an OFFICIAL Australian Commonwealth Postal Stationery item, and is listed thus in the superb ACSC volume on them. KGVI Reign collectors globally seek these. A ton of extra detail on these labels here - www.tinyurl.com/Food1946

These special 5/10d labels only lasted in use for 3 years (until 1949) hence their great scarcity today. Even mint or used "cut outs" of the stamp area are scarce (I have a very fresh FU one of those with good margins for $A75) and it is 30 years since I have handled a large full unused label like this one. These Food labels have sold for up to $A24,000 each (heavily creased!) at auction. ACSC Cat PL4A, $2,000, for just $A1,150. This is wildly under cat thus, as I stated above in print. Cat should be double on these. After 75 years, for a huge label, on very thin fragile paper - the best appearance you can buy - show me ANOTHER for sale, at ANY price GLOBALLY! Just $US695 at $A999 (Stock 672KQ)


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USA 1906 Liberty Head $2½ Dollars, Quarter Eagle Gold Coin $A550: A rare coin, and this is in barely circulated grade it looks like. Gold coins mark and scuff readily as it is so soft, but this looks very decent to me. No edge dings, and high points in LIBERTY wording look unworn etc. Not used to taking coin pix, and they do not seem to scan, and do not have a close up setting on my camera, or tripod, or correct lighting so this is as good as you get at 5pm! Has been part of a brooch etc, and if I had a solder gum - which I do not - I'd touch the small central mount solder with tip to liquify it, to remove it cleanly: more pix here - www.tinyurl.com/GoldiesUSA - Almost never seen in Australia, and when you buy ex USA you pay the quite outrageous $A60 ''Global Shipping'' rip-off fee, (no stamps used by them!) and eBay then automatically adds 10% GST onto the shipping, and onto these prices! And all these figures are in strong USD - add 25% to these to get into AUD! Click link above - Around $US375 as I type - $A550 (Stock 613LA)

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Roo 1915 SECOND Watermark 2½d fresh Interpanneau Block 4 - 2 x MUH: The rather uncommon Bluish Indigo shade, on this Emergency WWI Printing on the KGV heads watermark paper. MVLH on top two stamps, and lower 2 are superb flat, super fresh *MUH*. ACSC 10b cat. $1,800 as 4 singles. Blocks of this Watermark are RARE. Nicely centred, with full perfs, and most attractive as you can see. Interpanneau pieces are highly sought and VERY scarce. Bought very well, so UNDER half Cat for 4 singles, at just $US620 as I type, at $A899 (Stock 782KQ)


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SAUDI ARABIA MUH hoard blocks 1960s-1980 Cat $A3,500 for $A750 or about $US500! WHAT a juicy hoard, from this super popular area. An immensely wealthy local population, who are very keen on stamps, and buying of them as New Issues has not been the case, until recent times. More pix and checklist here - www.tinyurl.com/SaudiMUH - These older issues ARE Liquid Gold. Inc 5 x scarce 1984 Solar Village Mini sheets, cat £100 each for starters! Full checklist on link above. Total SG Cat £1,766=$A3,500. Fresh MUH, bought as New issues. A goldmine lot for an ebay reseller at way under QUARTER cat, set by set, or in MUH blocks 4, which Saudis like enormously. No-one else has this material for sale - go check. Total £1,766 in SG 2022 Catalogue - for near $US500 as I type, at just $A750! (Stock 746DC)

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Kangaroo 1929 10/- Small Multiple Watermark, Good used, at under *HALF retail*: A rare stamp - SG 112. In my long experience with Roos, is at least TEN times scarcer than the Third Wmk or CofA Watermark 10/- values. There were in fact only 240,000 of this printed v/s over 1.2 million of the Third Watermark 10/-, yet Cat value is near the same - absurd with a higher than 5:1 ratio. This was the 10/- stamp on national issue all during the Great Depression, and was used on heavy parcels and Telegrams - the latter were destroyed under audit. Indeed there was the exact same low print number of this, than of the super expensive 1913 £1 & £2 First Watermark Roos - 240,000 on all 3 of those. Nice bright nice colour as you can see, for this 93 y.o. issue. SG 112, £500=$A1,000. My retail for VFU is $800. Light Western Australia cds cancel. Good used grade, clean stamp, that will suit most general collectors. Centred low, and a few uneven perfs, and bought well in a collection today, so out this goes for just - $A375 (Stock 649KR)

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Australia 1949 £1 “Robes” THIN unsurfaced paper, attractive MUH corner Imprint Block 4: Attractive, AMAZINGLY WELL CENTRED block - look at auction photos .. most of these are very poorly centred. This is the scarce ordinary, unsurfaced, so called “THIN” paper. In my view this is THE most undervalued Australian stamp post war, see www.tinyurl.com/ThinRobe - This top value on the un-announced "Thin" paper was first issued only in April 1949, and was replaced in latter 1949 by the £1 "Arms", so usage was truly minimal – a few months. Much of that use was on telegrams, and for bulk postage payments. Only 10% of this paper was sold, as of the common “Thick” paper £1 - yet prices are similar, weirdly. SG 178a. Indeed, only 160,000 were ever printed in just a single printing, of this £1 1949 "Thin" paper - versus 1,920,000 of the “Thick” (Chalky surfaced) issue of 1937.

£4 was a FORTUNE back then - 52 years ago this was a MASSIVE sum. A first class letter was only 2½d. So £4 (960 pence) bought 384 of those stamps - or taking today’s $1.50 first class letter rate as a current yardstick, this block cost $A576 in today’s money relativity. The AVERAGE annual UK gross wage in UK 1950, was just £100 - I kid you not - www.tinyurl.com/UKwage - around TWO quid a week gross before tax. FACT. (And paid annual leave was typically just ONE week!) That was the average national gross wage, not the minimum wage, and ours were similar. So this block literally cost someone near a fortnights GROSS wages - a $2,000 piece on today’s earning power. My typical stock levels over the past 30 years of around ten to one, are borne out rather perfectly by the printing figures above. Yet retail is the SAME for both! Insane. Buy now before things normalise. Remember that the 1937 “Thick” issue was HEAVILY bought up mint, by immediate post-war "Black Money War Profiteer" type speculators to hide their dodgy money, and this paper was not issued then. $US340 at $A550 (Stock 842JQ)



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KGV 1926 1d Green Small Multiple perf 14, ‘Saddle On Emu’ Cat $2,000 for $500!: Clean FU with dated Adeaide South Australia cds, and shows this rare variety clearly. Super RARE in this perf, as it occurred one last few sheets printer In the perf 12½ x 13½ that followed this, the cat is just $50! Clean and flat and fresh and attractive, good perfs and centering, cds cancel, and totally free of the usual hinges, and typical thins and gook and gunk and ageing etc, near always seen on these, after 96 years. The variety shows clearly as can be seen, free of cancel ink. $A500 (Stock 713EJ)


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AUSTRIA 1950 Birds Airmails - superb MVLH/MUH Set - SG Cat $1,000 for $A250: One of the most pricey and sought after BIRD sets globally, post war. Very fresh complete set 7, MVLH - or many MUH - inc the highest cat 5s. Well centred and most attractive as you can see. SG 1215/1221, Cat £530-$A1000+. A Key set globally, at a QUARTER Gibbons. Last year's Australia's Post year album retails for this! About $US170 - $A250 (Stock 582LQ)

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USA 1893 Columbus large used hoard to 50c values. Cat very many $1,000s: What a Goldmine … bought from the Estate of an American here, who formed these in the 1970s in Montana, when prices were a fraction of today’s levels. Includes 6 x key 30c value etc, some VERY nice cat £120 EACH. He had Hagners of these, and similar well stuffed Hagners of the 1898 Trans Mississippi/Omaha set of similar huge value - offered separately here. (That is stock code 838CX - www.tinyurl.com/US1898 ) Or the BOTH hoards for just $A1,000 - way under $US700! (Stock 582JR) I do not stock USA, and these are untouched as received.

Unchecked for shades, varieties and cancels etc. Most are used, a few unused in here too. Condition varies of course as on all oldie lots, but many of the better values are fine used and sound, and of substantial value in today's market. Many pix here - www.tinyurl.com/Columb-USA - Cat a few years back was £3,995 = ¬$A8,000 and doubtless it is higher now. A quick warm water wash to remove old hinges etc, and a few days in a Drying Book, would spruce these up enormously I am sure. A 100 instant ebay lots for someone! This is a super popular set and sells well. Too busy right now to touch it. About 10% of SG to get them out the door fast! As I type, just over $US500 the lot. $A750 (Stock 367AY)


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GB QE2 M+U coll in THREE x matched SG 'EXETER' classy Albums in slipboxes $A250! GREAT BRITAIN: 1963-88 collection in three classy Stanley Gibbons ''EXETER'' green volumes in matching hard slipboxes. Very clean Estate lot, formed and lived in UK most of its life, all pages top quality, linen hinged, with glassine interleaves on each page. Heaps of pix here - www.tinyurl.com/3GBcoll - Just second hand EMPTY albums, ('EXETER' or 'PLYMOUTH' -- same thing) with no pages, and no slipboxes SELL for $100 EACH posted see - www.ebay.ie/itm/203546628366 - and - www.ebay.ie/itm/204039513862 - and blank pages are near £1 each, so way over $500 right there!

Check them out! - https://www.ebay.ie/itm/204033394442 - With key and expensive pre-decimal Commemoratives like 1963 FFH to 1964 Shakespeare in blocks of 4, and often sets in scarce plate number or cylinder blocks etc. 1964-70 most sets mint & used with a few mint multiples and FDC. Later Machins to £1 mint & used; decimal era with most commemorative sets to 1977 Jubilee mint & used, and then similar onward to end 1988. Only a very few pages shown here in the pix. (Many 100s) A great nucleus, or even a superb ebay re-seller -- sell them off and you'll get BIG bucks for the 3 x clean empty albums! $A250 (Stock 392LQ)



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AUSTRALIAN POSTAGE DUES - 1909-10 Complete set 11, bright CTO with gum for UPU: 1909-10 Watermark Crown over Double-lined A, Bi-Coloured issue. Full set, ½d - £1 top value, cancelled-to-order with MELBOURNE cds for U.P.U. member distribution, lightly hinged original gum. ACSC D76-92w, minimum cat $A940 (11) plus a few plate varieties that I noted on a quick look, not counted above. All with the matched shiny ink crisp cds, exactly as used on 1913 Roo CTOs, with date of 'MELBOURNE SP - 30 - 09' - as illustrated on page 80 of James Bendon's superb UPU handbook. ACSC tells us many sheets were canclled for the UPU sending on September 30.

FAR better perfs than usually seen on this terror set, printed by J. B. Cooke on the wonky Victoria equipment, with uneven perfs lines, and bent and blunt pins were usual. Bright vivid colours. I have never once owned the complete set offered here, which after 112 years is not surprising, as in SETS they are RARE. They were sent by the UPU to the 135 member countries, and most remain to this day in their official Archive collections. NONE were ever sold CTO thus to collectors, at any time. Contrast that to the 1913 Roo CTO sets with the same crisp cds, which were openly SOLD, and clearly 5 to 10 times more copies exist of those, but they still fetch $10,000 a set! This is an Australia Commonwealth official set, and you will never see another offered complete I'd suggest with matched cancels. Only about $US540 as I type - $A799 (Stock 592LH)


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MAURITANIA 1982 Grand Prix Car Racing M/S x 500! SG $2,300: $A125: Amazing hoard from the Estate of a Doctor, who invested in all sorts of things from the early 1980s boom era. He had a PO bundle 500 of the Australia 1976 Miniature sheet if anyone wants those! He had 200 each of many Aust PO packs and full sheets. Masses of Aust face value in there. He had bought a bundle of these from France for $A625 his file notes said. 75th Anniversary of Grand Prix Car racing. Fine CTO with full gum at capital city, NOUAKCHOTT. SG MS 729, £2.30 each used x 500 = £1,150 = $A2,300. Under 5% of SG to find them a new home FAST! Brilliant items for an ebay re-seller to offer per 5 or 10 or 50 pieces a time etc - popular thematic, and a seldom seen sheet and seldom offered anywhere. Pay near $500 LESS than original buyer did 40 years back! $US85 as I type - $A125 (Stock 614RL)

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NSW 1853 8d Dull Yellow imperf Diadem nicely used PAIR! A SINGLE of this stamp is scarce, and pairs are near unheard off, paying a strange 1/4d rate. With bold upright '107' Barred Numeral, rated 'Rare' by Freeman, from remote inland rural speck of 'DUNDEE' (population today 85!), which is 16 Km from 'Deepwater' according to Freeman - and population of that today 220! Clean and fresh, and free of the usual gook and gunk and thins and tears and old hinges and foxing after 170 years. (Mark on lower margin is a dot of postmark ink, NOT a thin!) Guaranteed by me to be free of any usual repairs. SG 79 £1,300=A2,600 as 2 singles, with a common cancel. Clearly a UNIQUE pair this cancel, yet $2,000 UNDER SG cat! About $US410 as I type now, at $A595 (Stock 459AK)

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Bunch of Cuba 1890s-1920s Postal Stationary and real covers just $A150! : Juicy group of Postal Stationary cards, wrappers, double card and envelopes (two used to GERMANY. Two covers - one 1899 to Spain, another from the Mexican Embassy in Havana to SWITZERLAND. And 3 x picture postcards - 1924. Really unusual lot and in better than expected shape for a century or more old. One a 1902 colour postcard to ITALY depicting Teddy Roosevelt at the official celebrations! That is a BEAUTY - a pricey card I am sure. HEAPS more pix here - www.tinyurl.com/CubaCovers - WHEN the USA normalises relations with Cuba, the demand for ALL things philatelic there will go NUTS, is my view. The few bucks apiece for these will look like chicken feed in 10 years time. Show me another source of these in a bulk lot! Only about $US100 as I type - $A150 (Stock 156JPL)

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1915 SECOND Watermark 2/- Pale Brown Kangaroo stamp Fine Used. SG29, Cat $350 - just $A150 to clear, as I took it from a stockbook page I bought this afternoon! A most under-rated stamp. A stamp missing from near EVERY Roo Collection. The small emergency single printing done in midst of WWI, on the KGV watermark paper, as the Germans were sinking shipping from UK to here. A very FU example sold recently at Public Auction here for near $600. (Est. $160.) I sold it to that seller for about $50 only 10 years back. 95% of those offered on eBay etc are NOT Second Watermark, sadly. Amateur sellers can rarely pick the first 3 x 2/- Browns apart accurately. This stamp was my ‘Stamp News’ Tip Of The Month - www.tinyurl.com/Glen6-19 - I can pick apart all Kangaroo stamps at a glance from the front, but most cannot.

Second Watermarks are always a paler brown like this – Thirds never are, and these always have clean cut perfs .. the cheap THIRD watermark never do. Clueless or conniving Ebay Bunny sellers know neither fact of course and most "2nd Wmk" offered on ebay are of course NOT. Much of the time the buyers are near as clueless as the sellers, so a perfect storm - with the blind leading the blind. Buying from me, you get GUARANTEED Second Watermark on these 107 year old stamps. Clean and fresh and neatly cancelled – totally free of the usual hinges and gook and gunk and ageing. Clean and flat. SG 29, £120 = $A240. ACSC 36a, $A350. Juzwin retail $250 for an inferior Good Used grade. I keep EVERY Australian stamp in stock 1913-1980 and in FIVE grades for each, from Spacefiller to Superb Used, to suit EVERY budget. I have EASILY the world’s largest stock of used Roos, normal and “OS”. I have this exact stamp from $40 to $400 in cost. Contact me re ALL your Australia USED gaps. Around $US100 as I type - $A150 (Stock 392JX)


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Australia 1988 Bicentenary - Leather boxed set of 25 Gold Stamp Ingots - $1,600 under issue cost!! A perfect opportunity for you to own a collection of Australian stamps, SAME SIZE gleaming proofs, struck in solid silver and plated with 24 carat gold known as "The Australian Collection". The Australia Post Philatelic Manager fully endorsed and approved this set by mail, and waxed lyrical in a letter to collectors on what a lovely item it all was etc. The set comprises 25 gold plated solid silver replica Australian stamps featuring 25 iconic Australia & State stamps, issued over the past 140 years. It is a VERY large and impressive and imposing coffee table centre-piece. Each ingot is identical in exterior size to its original stamp but MUCH thicker of course. Highly polished Proof quality, hand struck in solid sterling silver, from precisely engraved dies, plated with 24 carat gold, and each is a substantial 2.2 mm thick as you can see in the MANY pix of them all here - www.tinyurl.com/Halmark

Comes with the large numbered Certificate of Authenticity, and all are placed in a handmade green soft quilted real leather Presentation Case, with gold embossing, and gold edging highlights. And all inset in racing green felt, with precise rectangles recessed for each ingot to sit in securely. The leather and brass case would have easily cost $100+ to make, even then. Superb quality - a JOY to handle! AND the special large A4 sheet in full colour showing correct placement of all the ingots etc. Rear of all stamps are stamped with "The Australian Collection" and ".925 silver HF" to authenticate them. Stamps vary in size and weight of course, and are the same outer size as their original paper counterparts, but much thicker. Some as you can see like the Boer War Charity issue are quite massive. ebay price is $4,300 WITHOUT a key! - www.ebay.ie/itm/202957349898 - My price is $3,425 LESS .. this poor schmuck must be one of the geniuses who paid $A2,465 - decades back. :shock:

In 1988 this set cost subscribers over $A2,465 - exactly $A98.60 an ingot. True! See original order form on link above. I bought it off someone who paid the $2,465 issue price. The soft green leather outer box is in far better condition than most one sees. GOLD and SILVER right now are at near all-time record prices .. TREBLE what it was when these were issued at $A2,465 a box. The "MELT" value of these is very, very many $100s alone today! Weight of bullion ingots in here is near half a kilo. MANY pix of them all here - www.tinyurl.com/Halmark - A STEAL at $1,600 UNDER issue price - about $US600 at $A875 ( Stock 624HB )


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PITCAIRN Complete Coll from SG#1 in 1940, in Seven Seas Hingeless pages, Retail $1550, for just $A600. The set of hingeless pages and binder retails $275 EMPTY!! The stamps are retail $1,237 so total retail here is $1,506. Clean and very fresh quality lot. Near all MUH - few earlies MVLH. Collection is 100% complete from SG #1 to mid 1990s, at retail of those is $1,237.10 all neatly erasable 4B pen tallied on each page for your very easy checking. LOTS more pages shown here - www.tinyurl.com/PitColn - Very clean Estate superb bargain to clear fast at $900 under retail! Buyer of this gets the bargain of the YEAR. In 1980 I ran 2 facing page ads as 'The Pitcairn King.' This tiny country, with tiny print numbers was RED hot. The 1948 Silver Wedding sold for $750 a set, and 10 set for $7,000 - and they sold well at that. The 1949 UPU was $400 a set etc. This entire book costs way less than a Silver Wedding readily sold for. Just over $US400 as I type this! $A600 ( Stock 665WP )


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Cocos Island 1991 Provisional Overprints Complete Set: 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 www.tinyurl.com/Glen4-19 – Cocos prices have gone quite INSANE at auction - click the link here! ASC 140a/148a, cat. $A350 for 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 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)

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1945 New Zealand 22/- on 22/- ‘Arms’ stamp in VFU pair for just $A135! What a superb pair. Clean and very fresh and flat, with no usual hinges or gook or gunk or ageing etc. These generally are seen with colourless crimp cancels, and ugly audit multiple punched audit cancels as well, and often pen or crayon cancels on top of that. NONE OF THOSE ON THIS LOVELY PAIR. Neat dated steel Invercargil cds cancel and excellent and colour and appearance, as you can see. SHOW ME ANOTHER PAIR FOR SALE GLOBALLY AT ANY PRICE! Very Rarely seen. SG F216, £450 postally used. 2 guineas was a fortune in the WW2 era - we all know what a used £2 Roo single sells for! From a wonderful collection of these 'Arms' issues I am breaking down, whenever I get a moment. Have many other values up to £100, all well priced! $A135 (Stock 423LQ )

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IRELAND - circa 1950 PO VIP Folder, to 10/- St. Patrick just $A180! Circa 1950 'Postage Stamps of Ireland' presentation Deluxe folder, bound decoratively with the Tri-Colour ribbon in colours of the Irish flag, produced by Department of Posts & Telegraphs, Dublin, containing Mint examples of the then current 1940s and early 1950s issues. Right up to the highest face value of Ireland Definitives, the St. Patrick set - - these of course are the EXPENSIVE 1940s versions - the far cheaper Chalk paper versions were not issued until 1967. MANY more pix here - www.tinyurl.com/EireUPU - Like Australia and GB Books of this nature, these are likely to have been made for a UPU Conference, to be given to the small number of Delegates. Most were then placed in relevant PO Archives etc, or given the the nearest youngster relative, to be decanted into his kiddie album! VERY few survive intact after 72 years. The loose stamps ALONE are cat £230=$A460! Just $US122 as I type - $A180 (Stock 482YQ)



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GB 1840 2d Blue Imperf fine 4 margin with superb crisp strike of rare *RUBY ink* Maltese Cross, with Photo Cert: Lovely looking stamp, with 4 nice even margins, clean and fresh and bright, and totally free of the usual hinge remains and gook and gunk and aging associated with these 182 year old classics. The World's First stamp - literally, issued same day as 1d Black. Has detailed Mike Jackson (FRPSL) Expert Certificate, respected author on these issues, including the multi volume 'Encyclopaedia Of The Maltese Cross' (2006). Has his very detailed 2013 Colour Photo Certificate, stating it is: '1840 2d Blue lettered EA, Plate 1, cancelled by Ruby Ink Maltese Cross, and is genuine. SG Specialised Cat DS5uf.' Cat £7,000=$A14,000. UK retail is £2,295=$A4,600) for the very same looker right now - see www.tinyurl.com/RubyMX - plus 10% GST on the import! Bought well, so out it goes at heaps less - just $A3,250, or just $US2,240 as I type. ( Stock 835LG )


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Papua New Guinea 1994
Rare ‘Emergency Overprints’:

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Papua New Guinea 1994 "Emergency Overprints" stamp sets 11 or 20: I have always had the largest stock of these overprints in the world. Buy DIRECT from the original dealer "source"! Thousands of collectors NEED this set to complete their collections, as all album pages on the planet have spaces for them. Only 45,000 sets were ever printed, NONE were ever sold by the global agents, or 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 in 1995. "Set of 11" - SG # 730/740. Michel # 714 -724. Scott # 860/871. ASC Cat $A420, 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: www.tinyurl.com/1994PNG - WEB SPECIAL - set of 11 (ASC Cat $420!) for just $A200 ~$US140 (Stock 928XG) or Fine Used set 11 for $A140 (Stock 928XH) Complete Set 20 as illustrated for $A300 or ~$US205 (Stock 928XL) or the Set of 20 Fine Used for about $US125 at just $A185 (Stock 928XP)

Finally - all the 1994 "Emergency" sets I sell are of course guaranteed 105% 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 928ZW) on top of price of the stamps, largely to cover the considerable time and messing around of individually preparing each one, typing, and scanning to size 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 costs 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. Set of 11 (ASC Cat $420!) for just $A200 ~$US140 (Stock 928XH)


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KGV Heads - rare usage of 1928 1/4d Greenish-Blue, Small Multiple perf 14: In combination with CofA Watermark 4d Greenish-Olive (2) and 2d red, on inter-bank airmail cover to Germany. Boxed 'LATE FEE' handstamp in violet, stamps tied by multiple LATE FEE/MELBOURNE datestamps. Totally commercial bank to bank cover. With late use of the super scarce perf 14, with the distinctive pointy perf tips (SG 93) Small Multiple Watermark, 1/4d - cat $2,500 on cover, even in conjunction use. Attractive franking, the 1/4d alone is Cat $2,500 on cover in new ACSC. Just $US470 at $A695 (Stock 482H)


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French New Hebrides WW2 1941 ‘France Libre’ (FREE FRANCE!) overprint set of 12 to 10f top value VFU: When did you last see a full et of these for sale!? Complete set to 10 Franc top value, SG F65-F76, all CTO July 11, 1941 at Port Vila with unhinged gum. (Sorry - cropped lower margin too much!) All are bright top marginal, or the low values with sought after Bradbury Wilkinson imprints. A few with the usual gum suntanning as per SG clear notes that all stock of these suffered, which can be washed off if required. SG Cat £400 = $A800. $500 under SG .. indeed right now only near $US200 - $A300 (Stock 475DL)



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Kangaroo 5/- Black and Yellow very fresh MVLH with Major Plate Variety $A299: Bright and attractive, with the constant ACSC plate variety - ‘Elongated Spencer’s Gulf'. ACSC 46(D)o Cat $650. A NON variety example costs this! 1932 CofA watermark - a lovely looking stamp at only around $US200 as I type this – at $A299 (514JB)



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Western Australia 1902 £1 Orange Queen Victoria VFU, only $A325!: SG 128. These were issued initially in the FEDERAL period, and these are fully Commonwealth Of Australia era stamps, not a "WA" stamp as such. The ACSC has for some years, fully catalogued and priced all such issues, and their prices will harden, as they truly are "Australian Commonwealth" stamps, not simply "State" stamps, as they were once wrongly regarded as. As is generally known, Australia became a “Commonwealth” on January 1, 1901 - the month that Queen Victoria died. For postal arrangements, the amalgamation of the six different state Post and Telegraph services was required. This occurred on March 1, 1901. That date can be regarded as the date after which any stamps issued, were done so by the Australian Commonwealth Postmaster-General's Department, not by the six “States”.

However, the “Post and Telegraph Act 1901” was not enacted into law until November 1, 1901. Interestingly enough, Colonial stamps were never demonetised, and most continued to be valid for use (in any State) after 1901 - indeed were fully legal on any Australian mail until February 14, 1968. Many collectors and dealers used them for normal mail to other collectors, as low values were very inexpensive for decades. For about a century “Australian” stamp issues were regarded as those commencing with the Kangaroo and Map series in 1913. The ground breaking ACSC catalogue (correctly) broadly defined them as any stamps issued since 1901. Curiously, despite Queen Victoria dying in January 1901, nearly all stamps on sale across Australia, until the Kangaroo series was issued in 1913, featured her image - which itself was over 70 years old.

I have NEVER understood why the next 2 monarchs were not depicted on the letter-rate stamps. This stamp was FIRST issued 2 years AFTER Queen Victoria died! Clean and fresh superb used, totally free of the usual faults, and tears and creases and thins. Superb appearance for a very heavy parcel post stamp. SUPERB perfs and centering. Was used for a heavy gold shipment from the Kalgoorlie Goldfields. This was over a week' wages. Has the crisp full face thimble cds “KALGOORLIE - JU 2 : 05 - W.A.” cds, yet priced at just one TENTH the price of a VFU 1913 £1 Kangaroo which replaced this, which had MANY times more copies sold!! A stamp for someone who demands the finest quality. About $US225 at $A325 (Stock 746LR)




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PNG complete country in Royal Blue 'Seven Seas' album - Retail $900 for $A295: Complete country from SG#1 in 1952, to latter 1980s. All in a 'Seven Seas Stamps' hingeless album - retail over $200 when new. Mint or used to about 1970, then fresh MUH thereafter, and collection is 100% complete. A few early pages a bit aged, but stamps looked perfect when spot-checking. I'd personally re-house them in a black page stockbook, or on Hagner sheets, as the colourful PNG stamps looks superb on black - they really 'pop'! Retail noted carefully on each page corner, in erasable 4B pencil which comes to $710, and the $200 album takes us to over $A900 retail as you can see. $600 under retail at $295. Heaps more pages are shown - www.tinyurl.com/Blue-PNG - many 100s of stamps here covering several decades. $A295 (Stock 197BE )


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1917 £1 Brown and Blue Kangaroo stamp, neat cds used: 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 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 with very washed out colours, and poor centering, horrid cancels, and back faults and creases/tears/thins or worse etc, from the very heavy parcel use, generally overseas.

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 in ACSC. MOST of them were in pale shades of each, and look pretty washed out - even when mint. Most of them also have “fluffy” or “woolly” perfs, as perforating heads were not replaced on schedule - again, as those replacement parts also came from GERMANY! 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 'Kangaroos' Auction sale catalogue. This one is flat and fresh, with NO ugly usual foxing, grubbiness or thins or old hinge remains to hide defects etc.

I have owned literally 100s of these over 40 years, and near all are rough looking grade. MOST are truly woeful lookers. I saw one with a missing corner get 4 figures on eBay recently! Mad Bunnies. Very clean and flat and fresh and bright colour, with no hinges or gunk. A neat 'SHIP MAIL ROOM - MELBOURNE' cds that leaves Kangaroo free of cancel ink. That cancel indicates the parcel went 10,000 miles overseas by sea, likely to Europe or USA, so the stamp survived very well. A cds cancel used Block 4 with faults, sold for $20,000 at public auction - www.tinyurl.com/Glen0521 SG 44b, £1,800 = $A3,600. I have ALL used Roos in stock, in 5 Grades, Superb to Spacefiller - ask if you need another grade of this one - I have a dozen in stock. $A1,250 (Stock 492GP)



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Singapore 1969 150th Anniversary of Founding Sheet, Superb MUH: The scarcest post-war item from Singapore. A tiny print run over FIFTY years back, and of those most are hinged, toned or broen into singles by now! Superb MUH, and the stamps are WELL CENTRED as you can see ... near none are. A Key QE2 era issue from anywhere, from a super popular country,6y and with high catalogue values globally. About $US375 at $A550 (Stock 372TA)


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Kangaroo 1913 2/- Brown CTO superb and fresh - $A225: CTO Kangaroo prices have gone insane in recent times - single stamps selling for up to SEVEN times the recent ACSC prices. So stamps like this one are worth grabbing NOW = ACSC 35wb, $A300 as cheapest CTO date, in average grade - which most are, with pulled perfs, and bad centering etc. First Watermark - Superbly Fresh - been in Scotland all its life. I keep EVERY Australian stamp in stock 1913-1980 and in FIVE grades for each, from Spacefiller to Superb Used, to suit EVERY budget. I have EASILY the world’s largest stock of used Roos, normal and “OS”. I have this exact stamp in stock from $35 to $400 in cost, depending on how fussy or non-fussy you are! Contact me re your Australia USED gaps. Read up on my Used Kangaroo Grading here - www.tinyurl.com/RooGrade - The reason Grange Hermitage red wine sells for $500 a bottle, and rough reds are always $5 a bottle, is the same as VFU stamps - some savvy folks in life recognise real quality - and will gladly pay a tad extra for it! $A225 (Stock 462KY)



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5 classy albums GB FDCs 1982 to 2006 x 323: $3,200 under retail! $A800: SG cat of the FDC as can be seen is £1,774.50 = $A3,500, and then all housed in 5 x clean and fresh special Royal Mail Deluxe special FDC albums, retail $100 each out here - $A4,000 retail the lot. HEAPS more pix shown here - www.tinyurl.com/GB-FDCs - 323 covers in the carton! With neat typed addresses as Royal Mail insisted on, in this era for Official FDC. Each FDC cat price noted on peelable stickers for your easy checking. So $4,000 retail - lovely clean lot, bought very well so out it goes for just 20% of retail or $A800. A large carton full - an instant collection. 323 different covers to the mega high value £10 Britannia, and all the different £5 values and £5 Machins, and scarce booklet panes and strips 5, and even scarcer Mini sheets yet you are paying about $A2 apiece for all of these GEMS - and all the Deluxe albums are free! Save $3,200 off retail. Only about $US550 as I type this. $A800 (Stock 983DR)



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Australia 1913 3d Roo First Wmk, horizonal Interpanneau pair fresh *MUH* Cat $1,350++++ just $A700: Stunning appearance as you can see. Been in the UK all its life. New to the market here. Ask me about the other superf fresh MUH Roos from same UK source. Fresh flat *MUH ORIGINAL gum* - 105% guaranteed by me - regummers cannot do pairs or margin pieces anyway etc. INCREDIBLE perfs and centering for ANY 1913 Roos, which were printed on a tough and tenacious long grain paper fibre, that was never used again, as perfs ripped out vertically on near all stamps - look at the your 1d red even! Flat fresh WHITE original gum, even the margin is totally unhinged - amazing after 109 years. ACSC 12, $A1,350 and PLUS a margin on top with this centering and Interpanneau margin. Owner had it noted as 'Heavy Retouch Around Cape York Coastline' which appears correct and adds more value. $A700 (Stock 524VC)


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Australia 1960s 2/3d Commems MUH x 141 - cost $2,800. Out for $275! Australia 1960s 2/3d Commems MUH x 141 - cost $2,800. Out for $275! 1965 ANZAC x 18 - 1962 Commonwealth Games x 69 - 1963 Compac Cable x 54 - Total = 141. Many pix here - www.tinyurl.com/60sCommems - Younger members may not realise these were high-flyers in the Stamp Boom. Retail was $25-$30 EACH. See ASC catalogue page nearby that owner had with them. Estate had an invoice from Max Stern at near $20 each, for $2800 'Special Deal'. Indeed, I recall these got to $30 each at one point - they were red-hot. This Doctor amassed this nice little MUH parcel of them, inc blocks, and even imprints. No-one will have checked these for the endless ACSC flaws as they were not listed back 40 years ago. I certainly have not! All looked fresh on a quick spot check. Pay under 10% of what the Doctor paid at the time! Just $US185 as I type. $A275 (Stock 595PN)


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Australia 1932 5/- Sydney Harbour Bridge stamp, Superb VFU: The most iconic stamp from this country, and missing from 95% of collections. It was printed on what was essentially very coarse hand-towel type blotting paper, and perforated with blunt nails. This was the absolute height of the Great Depression, and even the Government Printer was economising. The coarse paper means a large number are thinned - try and carefully peel an old hinge off these, and you WILL thin them! And the perfs, as all will know are often terrible and ripped out, and “fluffy” and poorly punched. They were perforated with the single line machine rather like a fancy treadle sewing machine one line at a time, then sheet rotated 90 degrees, and the other sides done. Hence wide margin centering is not common at all. A beauty - clean and perfect with superb perfs and centering for these “terrors”. Yes these do sell a little lower at times BUT that is due to the inferior centering and reverses etc. Buy top quality for about $US180 at $A265 (Stock 912AX)


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1913 9d Violet First Watermark Roo with BRISBANE QUEENSLAND CTO cancel AND Plate Variety: Only 1 sheet 120 of these was ever cancelled, and was used to make up some VIP sets etc in Melbourne, and not all were distributed. The distinctive “BRISBANE QUEENSLAND” CTO cancel is rare, and as ACSC shows us on page 34 above, it confirms only 1 sheet of each value was thus cancelled, and of those sheets, PO Archives still have many examples still on file of most values. This one has the sheet watermark line horizontally along base, which proves it is from lowest row of sheet. Plate Variety 24(2)r ony occurs from that lower row of course.

Arthur Gray’s NO variety 9d was invoiced for $845 on estimate $300 when ACSC values were much lower. Mine essentially, has the tell-tale start of [the i]‘3.15 PM’[/i] time date slug that all these BRISBANE stamps have if genuine. Specialists seek that. Also this one has the ACSC variety ‘Break In Coast Of Gulf Of Carpentaria’ - ACSC 24(2)r. That is ACSC cat 5 times a normal stamp, so on BRISBANE CTO will be $3,000, and of course is UNIQUE, as only one sheet of each was done. Public auction results for these BRISBANE CTO's are gobsmacking really.

A very ugly, and humble 1913 ½d green Roo, no variety, ACSC #1wd, was invoiced way above estimate at $2,675 in the Phoenix Melbourne, November 15, 2019 Auction. An equally humble 2d Grey, also with no date on the cds, was invoiced for $A2,900 in the same sale. And that was when ACSC values were much lower than today. Prices on this cancel have soared in recent years, now it is finally listed in ACSC. Clean and flat and bright and fresh, no hinge remains, aging or faults, ACSC 24wd $600 for any condition BRISBANE cto. With the constant plate variety ACSC 24(2)r it is Cat $3,000. Much more discussion on these here – www.tinyurl.com/CTOBris - Bought well, so out it goes for $A100 LESS than the NON variety Gray example fetched. Just over $US500 as I type - $A750. (Stock 681JE)


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SG *2018* Part 1 British Commonwealth Cat - HALF RETAIL! My barely used office copy for sale, to the fastest member post of "SOLD". HALF the $A190 price of buying it new! EVERY member of this board should own one of these. If yours is years old, (decades old for many members!) update NOW. Well over 700 pages, large A4, in full colour and quality hard bound. Collectors need to realise they MUST support actively Stanley Gibbons if they are to survive the current tough times there, and buying catalogue 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). UNDER HALF CURRENT RETAIL - $A80 (Stock 835LH)




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Kangaroos, 1916, Third Watermark, 2/- Grey-Brown scarce and distinctive shade, Block 4 *MUH* in rare punctured 'OS with Cert': Almost certainly unique in a MINT block, espcially MUH! ACSC 37Hba, (SG O49) pretty block of 4 from the right of the sheet, with vertical watermark-line at right, well centred with good perfs for this WWI Emergency Print. Cat $13,000+ for 4 x MUH singles, plus the 30% ACSC premium for this very scarce and seldom seen and very distinctive shade = $A16,900. The ACSC prices are insane - hinged OS are 3 x normals, so each MUH should of course $10,000 PER single, as genuine *MUH* WWI material is 5 x hinged. Has 2015 Colour Photo Certificate - stating totally genuine perfin, and it also comes with my 105% guarantee that all stamps are genuine gum very fresh **MUH**. Never seen one before, and it will be unique thus. Mint BLOCKS of anything WWI perf 'OS' are super scarce as they were NEVER sold to the public. This was a week's wages then. Sold by mossgreen Public Auctions many year back for $5,380 when Roo prices were HALF today's level. One for the bottom drawer. ACSC $16,900, and unique, but bought well, so offered for fast sale at $9,000 *under* the crazy low (right now!) ACSC price at about $US5,175 or $A7,500 (Stock 379JA)


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India Pioneer Airmail Cover 1925 (Feb. 2) Rislapur - Calcutta cover: Carried on the RAF demonstration flight with quite superb strike of the large 'CALCUTTA-RISLAPUR DEMONSTRATION FLIGHT/CALCUTTA/[Plane]/1925' illustrated cachet in violet, and India KGV 1 Anna tied 'RISLAPUR/2FEB25' datestamp, signed by Flight Lieutenant Gordon on the face at top right, and in unusually fine condition for anything a Century old connected with India! Addressed to Manager of the Imperial Bank Of India. One of only 89 covers carried, most will not have survived the past 100 years of course. An Indian airmail all time classic, for not much more than recent Australia PO Year Books - crazy! About $US275 - $A399 (Stock 782KQ)



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Australia 1984 30c FRAMA set 7 x FIFTY sets MUH =$A195; What a wonderful estate buy. Our first ever FRAMA Vending Machine label, and machines were outside each Capital City Post Offices in the country, from Hobart to Brisbane, and Perth to Sydney etc! 50 sets of 7 postcodes MUH, on this our first EVER Frama set from 1984. The best looking of all the FRAMA sets in my view. Owner receipt in with them for $2,000 from Max Stern .... true, these were the prices back in the 1980s - $40 a set. These were red-hot, and I too did big business in them. 50 sets of 7 fresh MUH. Cat today is just $15 a set = $750. ebay retail still $A17 a set - you are paying under $2 a set! - www.ebay.ie/itm/362935900493 - Great Estate price to tuck away at under 10% of what original owner paid! $A195 (Stock 482KQ)


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Australia Post Annual "Year Books" Black LEATHER "Executive"
Editions complete – Book #1, to 2000 - 22% off - *$A425 UNDER retail*!


ONE set only at this price - these Leather (Executive) books are VERY classy. All have been black genuine Leather covered, with brass corners, since the first issue in 1986, so they are a fully matched classy Black leather set, in matching black slipcases. Covers are thickly padded and deeply gold inscribed on front and spine. Each book has a matching gold embossed heavy slipcase ….. see the main photo above - the 3 slipcases are standing at back. These keep dust and moisture OUT of your stamp albums and are ESSENTIAL in this climate.

Australia Post charges $35 more for each Leather album over the regular Year Books, due to the far higher cost of making leather covers etc in short runs. So retail of each is accordingly much higher - add that extra cost up over 15 books! Numbers produced are a small FRACTION of normal books, so re-sale value stays very strong. Sitting in a neat row on a loungeroom bookshelf these look super classy - like a set of Law Books or Encyclopedia Britannia etc! They come out each year in exact same design, so you can readily keep up to date.

The presentation of the stamps and the artwork and detail on the pages in these books is an absolute credit to Australia Post. High gloss varnished paper, and double facing pages of info on EVERY stamp issue. Laden with photos and factual background information. For collectors with younger children or Grandchildren, this is a goldmine for their education and general knowledge. Or a family heirloom collection to keep up to date. The 2000 regular Year Book surprised everyone by having in it, the Australia Sydney Olympic Gold Medal winner sheetlet of 16. You could obtain this sheet NO other way. That sheetlet alone retails for $100 from many dealers. The 1988 LEATHER book has always been near impossible to source etc. Full retail list of ALL these superb books here - www.glenstephens.com/yearbook.html

I have ALWAYS have the largest stock of Year Books in Australia - true. No other dealer comes ever close. I buy more estates than anyone else it seems, and also folks come to me when selling these books, as they know I will buy them cash. And I thus MUST on-sell them as cheaply as I can, to MOVE all this stock, or I will drown in it! Bought this nice clean collection CHEAP in an Estate, so OUT they go. This is a lovely clean collection of EVERY Black Leather Year Book issued from 1986 (Leather Book Number #1) right up to the scarce 2000. FIFTEEN matched leather books. A large wine carton FULL.

My normal discount retail on these 15 books, as you can see from link above, is $A2,175. (All the later year Leather Books are in stock of course. I can do a similar bulk discount deal for 2001-2020 etc, or for any other single years you are missing - ask me for my rock bottom price!) A superb gift idea perhaps for someone? As always on pricier lots, happy to do a time payment or LayBy system etc - 4 monthly payments of around $425 and these are yours! To clear this Estate lot fast, out they go for $425 UNDER my retail - a super bargain figure for this ONE discounted set of 15 - 22% off retail at just - $A1,695 (Stock 451WX)


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1979 $1 Aust Post Bexley Football Booklet 20c Little Grebe Bird - Cat $280 - just $A150. The very rare 1979 Rugby League football booklet. In the lead up to the 1979 Grand Final in footy crazy Sydney, 3 post offices in the competing teams areas had local printers make covers for booklets for the 2 teams. They were sold at face over the counter, as a bit of local footy fever community involvement etc. They all had Australia Post logos and near all were sold to local footy fans who used the stamps on mail. AP in Melbourne got annoyed, but agreed they were Officially Issued, but forbade further issuance and demanded all unsold stocks be sent to them, but the deed was done, and the genie was well out of the bottle.

Bexley PO in the St George Dragons team region did some sets – Pfeffer states less than 500 in total were sold from there, (most to non stamp collecting footy fans) and they used 2 different 20c stamps in strips 5 from counter sheet stock. (Rockdale and Parramatta sold 1,000 books each.) The scarcest version had the 20c Little Grebe bird as this does, and it was accepted at the time that about 100 books sold contained those stamps. Number surviving now – maybe 10% of that. Show me another for sale on this PLANET .. at any price - you cannot! Pfeffer cat B144 - $280, and Stamps Australia only has the other stamp version in stock at $A225, as you can see. Been 30 years since I had one of these. Clean Mint, and priced to clear at just $150. Essential for ANY Booklet collection – and indeed a great RUGBY and BIRD item too! $A150 (Stock 782KL)


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Australia 1945-1970 x 31 DIFFERENT mint Aerograms ACSC cat value $470 just $A150!
Decent condition for this type of material, from 65 years back. ACSC #A3 to #A35 all different - DARN hard to source in a long run, and VERY cheap ex Estate! Heaps of pix here - www.tinyurl.com/AerosOz - Just a few dollars apiece, and seldom offered from this era. All in separate glassiness, from a Boston Estate. Watch this one sell FAST! $A150 (Stock 541VG)


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GB 1977 Silver Jubilee 8½d *TOTALLY IMPERFORATE* - Cat £1,200 for just $A600!: Fresh and superb example of this very rare error, of which owner note stated only one part sheet was ever discovered. Blue and metallic silver - a gorgeous looking pair visually - scans never show metallic ink well. Fresh flat MUH with good margins. SG 1033a, £1,200=$A2,400. One of the key QE2 era imperfs, and bought very well so out it goes at just $A600 (Stock 657BJ)



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British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) MUH Coll SG $400 - $A150: Attractive MUH collection from 1968. Sets and mini sheets, and lots of gorgeous BIRD stamps as can be seen - heaps of pix here - www.tinyurl.com/MintBIOT SG cat is £202 = $A400. BIOT is all in the news this month globally, with the UPU declaring they are no longer postally valid! Full discussion here - End of BIOT stamps thread: www.tinyurl.com/CollBIOT - $A150 (Stock 124AV)


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Australia 1970 Definitives, rare Post Office Pack Cat $650, for just $A295: The *Gorilla* - the scarcest Australia face different PO pack by several miles, as it cost a FORTUNE back then. I see one each few years or so. This larger sized B5 pack has all the current Defins right up to the 1966 Navigator set 6, in a plastic Hagner type sheet inside. Add it up - FACE was $10.47 of the stamps here. ‘No big deal’ you might think today. Well near 50 years back that was huge. A First Class letter then cost 5¢! (There are 2 different 5¢ Queens in here) so $10.47 bought you 210 x first class stamps. Today a First Class letter is $1.50, so 210 of those is $A315 in today’s money. Would YOU pay $A315 TODAY for a new issue Post Office pack? Of course not, and certainly almost no-one did in 1970, so they are super scarce, and retail MANY $100s despite being on sale nationally at capital city Philatelic Bureaux. The $4 King alone cost EIGHTY times the then 5¢ letter rate. So the pack was about $A315 type buying price, adjusted to today’s money. You are paying LESS than that! Little wonder almost none sold. ASC P7, Cat. $650 and seldom seen or offered ANYWHERE. Fresh and un-opened. $A295 (Stock 542JKL)




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QANTAS $2 Airbus A380 stamp, totally **IMPERFORATE** Block of 4 - just $A75!: Australia Post a few years back, released just 750 x IMPERFORATE uncut press sheets of these $2 stamps. Striking and varnished etc. You needed to phone a special '800' number after midday, and maximum order was a sheet a person, and they sold out within hours as you'd expect. All the $2 stamps depict the massive Qantas Airbus A380. Qantas staffers and aviation collectors keenly seek this sheet, as do the 1000s of pure “A380” theme collectors. Each press sheet was foil numbered in lower right margin, and also comes with a hand numbered PO Certificate Of Guarantee that only 750 sheets in TOTAL were ever sold, including all left and right panes.

Indeed there were only 375 left pane, and 375 x right pane ... both sheets of 12 are marked and numbered thus lower left. This is a Qantas Airbus A380 issue and that is a red hot theme, even for non stamp collectors. And it is fully imperforate. It is an 100% OFFICIAL PO issue, and one of the very smallest issues in the post war era. It was VERY limited, and has remained RED hot - just like the stamp border colour! I obtained a few by paying folks $100 cash profit to sit on the phone for hours re-dialling until they got through. THERE WAS *NO* OTHER SOURCE FOR THESE! Price per IMPERF mini sheet is from $A75 - full details here - with a LOT more photos of all the options and choices on these, even full uncut press sheets 12 available for $A500 - www.tinyurl.com/QantasStamp - $A75 (Stock 482YL)



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New Zealand £30 to £50 ‘Arms’ stamps (5) superb used for $A125! What a superb quintet. Clean and very fresh and flat, with no usual hinges or gook or gunk or ageing etc. These generally are seen with colourless crimp cancels, and ugly audit multiple punched audit cancels as well, and often pen or crayon cancels on top of that. NONE OF THOSE ON THIS LOVELY SET. Neat dated steel cds cancels and excellent and colour and appearance, as you can see. SHOW ME ANOTHER SET FOR SALE GLOBALLY AT ANY PRICE! Very Rarely seen. From a wonderful collection of these I am breaking down, whenever I get a moment. Have many other values up to £300, all well priced! $A125 (Stock 672JV)


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GB Machins 1971 PO Training set 5 in blocks 12 MUH - near $A1 each! A local letter here costs more than that. Bought these off an old chap who worked for UK PO some 50 years back, and got these when training up there. This was the set of 5 Machin size stamps that were used for new PO clerk training purposes. In the exact same colours as the initial 1971 Machin issues. Love the vivid 2½d Magenta! Printed by Harrison & Sons – same printer of the issued stamps he advised. All with normal stamp paper and gum and perfs etc it looks like to me. The PO training stamps usually, were normal stamp issues, with black bars overprinted on them. Indeed this type was VERY short lived he advised me, and they reverted to that system soon after. NEVER seen these before in 45 years of dealing. As you can see, a leading UK PTS leader offers 5 lots of these blocks at THREE times my asking price, when GST tax and post added - www.tinyurl.com/TrainMachin - Superb for a re-seller to break into singles, or blocks 4, or strips 3 etc. Or for a Machin collector - a superb and unusual Hagner or album page display. NEAR A BUCK APIECE!


Fresh MUH blocks of 12 for under $A6 a set of 5! $A70 (¬$US45) (Stock 483LF)

Fresh MUH horizontal Blocks of 6 in full set of 5 - $A45 (¬$US 30) (Stock 483LG)

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Hong Kong, 2007 “PRESTIGE ANNUAL STAMP ALBUM” $A110: An overlarge, hard slip cased, classy looking album. Far larger than any Australia Annual album. Totally unopened and pristine. Cost price was $HK490 = $A90+ with note on back from PO to that effect. There is a somewhat similar design cover one from 2007, that cost less at PO. Even they are not common, and retail for well over $A100. After a 15 minute search I could not see one offered anywhere, for any price, at any time. Check for yourself - these must have had a tiny number done? Bought from an ExPat banker then working in HK, for whom cost was never an object! A really superb deal for someone. $A110 (Stock 397KQ)


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NSW 1894 1/- QV, DLR Telegram Form, o/p “SPECIMEN” $A150: The very scarce 1/- black Queen Victoria value, showing the 1876 De La Rue design type. Retail elsewhere $470 on this exact same form! These NSW Telegraph/Telegram forms were issued in February 1894, 126 years back. 1/- was for inland messages. The messages could not exceed ten words for the pre-paid 1/-. Lovely item to display for the collector - fits superbly on a #1 Hagner Sheet, or album or stockbook page, and looks very attractive, as you can see. These were UPU distributed folded horizontally, to all the recipient UPU countries. These are on very fragile thin paper. I’ve seen these in the past where foxing is very bad, due to the cheap acidic paper used, and indeed some were separated in 2 pieces, and this one is VERY clean and intact, I am pleased to say - and about $US100!: $A150 (Stock 815LX)




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Luxembourg 1956 **RARE** Europa set 3, Hoard - Superb MUH. SG Cat £700=$A1,400, for well under 7% of SG!: Bought a few sets very attractively this week in an Estate of an old French gentleman, who had bought them off leading dealer BEHR in Paris, as an Investment, some years back. This is the KEY set to the entire EUROPA Omnibus series, and has always been highly sought. Mint Unhinged, with guaranteed fresh original gum. This set is 65 years old now of course. One of the scarcest mint sets from post-war Europe, and the absolute KEY to any “EUROPA” Omnibus collection. Bright, well centred, with good perfs, and guaranteed original gum mint unhinged, and will look brilliant in any album, at under 10% of SG. THREE sets of 3 for the “bottom drawer” - SG cat $A4,200, for just $A275 (Stock 568UR) One set 3, SG 607/609, cat £700=$A1,400 - $A115 (Stock 568UQ)


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Belgium rare 1952 Koekelberg Basilica Fund Mini Sheet fine unused, Cat £600 - $A250: A super scarce post war Europe sheet and being near 70 year old now, not many unused are encountered. A large sheet, very fresh unused, and of high face value - few in the early post war years were buying such items. SG 1392, Cat £600=$A1,200 as mint. Show me another for sale! FU with neat Koekelberg cds, $A200 (Stock 691JK) Or Unused as shown $A250 - (Stock 691JX)


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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. NONE.



Geoff Kellow - the superb hardcover "The Stamps Of Victoria" Retail $165. Discounted to $A125
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=32599 (Stock code 842FQ)

The superb, MASSIVE Hugh Freeman "Barred Numeral Cancels Of Victoria"NEW 2018 Vol #2. $A199
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 - $A80 (Stock 736EQ)
https://glenstephens.com/snfebruary19.html

Australia KGVI and QE2 Pre-Decimals - huge A4 full colour - the BOTH books for $A250 (Stock 892JC)

ACSC "KANGAROOS" 170 pages, Full Colour, new 2021 A4 large size. ESSENTIAL! $A135 (Stock 382KR)

New 2018 ACSC "Australia Postal Stationery" Catalogue - 484 huge pages colour - $A240
https://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=80347 (Stock 782DV)

Geoff Kellow the superb 'Stamps Of Victoria' Ret $165. NOW JUST $A125!
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=32599

FULL COLOUR 2022 Huge A4 ACSC "Australia KGV Reign" Cat ~325 pages - $A175
(Stock 382KX)

New SG *2022* Part One Commonwealth Catalogue" Cat ~800 pages - $A195 (Stock 579GR)




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LED Magnifier in zippered storage case - Hint as a Xmas Gift! - Here’s something absolutely EVERY reader of this email needs Only $A52 mailed right to your DOOR globally , and will last for years. In a very classy zippered hard storage case too! WAY less per unit if you buy along with a stamp buddy, your Club, or for re-sale - been a HUGE seller this year for me - Many HUNDREDS units sold click - www.tinyurl.com/LED10xx for a dozen more photos of it - Stock 682RQ




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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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2000 Olympics Australia Post “Golden Heroes” numbered book: Pristine condition - Australia Post issue price was $245.00 - 20 years back! This item was a very limited edition Australia Post production, issued early in 2001 to celebrate all the Gold Medal winners at the 2000 Olympics and Paralympics held in Sydney. Retail now $350+. Sold via ballot only, you had to write in to AP to receive one, and even then many people missed out. Limited edition - Only 1300 available to the public and each were individually numbered. In excellent condition, and comes with matching ornate slipcase as issued. Brass corners on album and matching slipcase. EXACTLY the same presentation as the “Engraved Proofs” slip-cased books that sell retail for $350 each. I have *NEVER* owned one of these in the 20 years since - they are truly SCARCE! Once sold I will not see another most likely. A TON more photos of it here - www.tinyurl.com/HeroesAP - $A295 (Stock 928GD)



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BACK IN STOCK AGAIN! German "Lighthouse" Deluxe 64 page stockbooks, Crocodile skin covers, *WAY UNDER RETAIL*!: 24 carat GOLD cornered stockbooks. CLASSY! For the collector who wants the VERY best for their stamps. "MILES under RETAIL" As you can see on link below, Australian recommended retail is $A97.50 each. My bulk buy price is near 30% UNDER that! Offered these in past years and was stampeded with orders. Made another huge bulk buy, so here we go AGAIN! Took 3 months to arrive from COVID Europe. Rich, attractively deep grained Crocodile skin style real leather cover, in the 3 colours, with 24 carat GOLD plated corners for long life. The top of the range style, "DELUXE" - from the very top maker. The very classiest stockbooks I've ever sold or handled. Expensive Padded covers, DOUBLE glassine interleaving, quality double linen hinging for very long life and ease of use, and in rich, sumptuous, very realistic looking Crocodile skin grain, genuine leather covers as per many photos HERE - www.tinyurl.com/CrocSbks CLEAR strips, not glassine, so you can SEE your stamps - not the cheap cloudy glassine strips as used on many lower cost books, that obscure the stamp designs. TWICE as thick as most stockbooks sold, 64 pages in EACH. Popular BLACK pages, so all your stamps look superb. Six Books is a massive 384 storage pages.

That is around $1 a page - near HALF the $1.75 RRP price of a Hagner sheet even - and the classy Crocodile skin leather covers, and 24 Carat gold corners are a bonus. With Hagners, you need to then buy Binders at $30 each! Taking the price per page up to THREE times these. For foreign buyers, VERY cheap air shipping to you on cartons of 6 - ask me! The "Lighthouse" brand is the global market leader - the Mercedes Benz of all makers, and uses carefully selected board, with anti-fungal agents added into there, to keep YOUR stamps safe. Or buddy up with a friend or stamp club members, grab a carton, and share them around. THAT makes sense. 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 - www.tinyurl.com/lighthouseSB - for either offer, LayBy/Layaway is also fine. (Note COVID currency/freight adjustment of 13% applies on ALL prices on there, these included.) Buy a box as a gift for yourself - $100 or so a month payment for a few months, and you will be set. ** For most overseas buyers I can offer VERY cheap shipping on these HEAVY boxes 6 - ask me **. Retail is $A585 a box - you save MEGA dollars a box! $A230 for 3 (Stock 482KX) or a carton of SIX for just $A400 (Stock 482KW)


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Aust. KGVI Defins imprint blocks with ‘jazzed’ perfs in outer margins $A95: VERY cool looking pair of blocks, very fresh flat unused, showing extra strike, or ‘Jazzed’ perfs in outer margins, due to turnover of sheet corners during the comb perforating. The diagonal line in margin, that facilitated this seldom seen turnover error, is there to see, opened out after printer final guillotining down. Well centred and most attractive - VERY seldom seen, and I’ve seen these same perf freaks get 3 figure sums EACH. The pair of blocks for just $A95. (Stock 387KQ)


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Your #1 source for USED Kangaroo Stamps!


For well over 40 years, I have held the largest stock of used Australia KGV heads and Kangaroos in the world. From poor to superb. Many collectors find it really tough to sort and source these by watermark, and shades, and Dies accurately. In the early 1980's I ran dozens of full page ads in the 2 local magazines listing EVERY key Australian stamp in 5 different grades from "Spacefiller" to "Superb". Even the 1913 Mega Scarce £2 Roo. Not one dealer has done that kind of ad - before or since. 😊

My grading is precise, my stock is enormous, and I have assisted many THOUSANDS of collectors complete their sets of these difficult issues. From budget conscious pensioners filling 5 albums for their grandchildren, where space-fillers of scarcer values will suffice absolutely perfectly, to multi-millionaires who want and buy the BEST - from cars and houses .... to their stamps! You may not be able to afford to LIVE as well as Hugh Morgan or Sir Ron Brierley does, or drive a Bentley like they do, but your used Roos can look JUST as nice!

If you want a complete set of "Melbourne Dec 3, 1913" half circle gloss black cancels on First Watermark - I can supply them. If you want the full gum corner CTO from later Specimen packs I can help. (All these are now listed in the ACSC as CTO, and priced accordingly, per type.) If you want just lovely postally Superb Used like those in the photo nearby - I have always been the #1 choice to buy from. I have 1000's just like them - Read my recent stamp column HERE - www.tinyurl.com/RooGrade - about WHY you should collect only USED stamps in this country.

Unlike mint, used stamps do not tone or rust nearly as fast - and are readily ‘cleaned’ if they do! And unlike mint - no-one goes about regumming used Kangaroos!! And when it comes to filling gaps in high value Roos, opting for USED, even lovely copies, will cost you a TINY FRACTION of what mint hinged will. So it is VERY possible to fully complete your used Roo collection. Mint hinged will cost you $30,000. USED are a tiny fraction of that, as you can see below.

I purchased Private Treaty from Harmers Of Sydney in 1979, the massive H .F. McNess accumulation of used "OS" perfins. He was obsessed with accumulating these issues, and had books full. I still have much of this stock. This was at a time when perf "OS" were poorly regarded by collectors and dealers alike. Not me. I still have multiple copies of items that most dealers have never seen or handled genuine examples of, like - 4d Lemon Yellow, ½d and 1/4d Small Multi perf 14, KGV No Wmk pair, Roo 2½d and 4d Yellow 1st Wmks etc.

I was the person who got the £2 Small Multiple perf “OS” Roo listed into the ACSC after 75 years, by proving beyond doubt 2 totally genuine copies did exist. One of which I bought from a WW2 assembled collection. (The used Arthur Gray copy, who owned the other, then sold for $A40,000.) These “OS” perfins (especially First Wmk) are usually HORRIBLE looking stamps.

The stamp printer directed that badly centered sheets of stamps, too poorly produced for sale to the public, be put aside, and be perforated “OS” for these “nuisance” Free Government Official stamps. That makes CHOICE copies about one in a 100 of the higher 1913 values above 3d. And do note - all perf “OS” sold by ME are genuine, from the massive H.F. McNess hoard I bought etc. Do not TOUCH 90% of what you see on eBay. Read the ENDLESS eBay fakes exposes here.

Australian dealers in general are pretty lazy and slap-dash and vague with used stamp terminology. The Term “FU” is applied to ANYTHING, with any cancel, most times! Loosely translated it means “NOT MINT.” Convenient for them - yes. Accurate - NO! Entire price lists headed “Fine Used” exist. However they often mean if you order “FU” and the dealer has a single copy in stock that is truly graded AVERAGE used, you’ll be cheerily supplied with that unless you complain - end of story. As for private sellers on ScamBay ... “rust and toning and foxing - what's that”?? Is a 3 mm tear, pinhole, or bad corner crease worth mentioning - of COURSE not! "Is that a paper thin, or the watermark - let’s say watermark" as it will sell for more. "What is re-perfing?" - they do not know (or care), and you do not know. The Blind leading the Blind in many cases.


I have FIVE specific USED grades in my stock - from Spacefiller Grade, to Superb Used Grade. You pay for, and GET exactly WHAT grade suits your collection best. Warning - the very TOP grade “SUPERB USED” sets are incredibly tough to assemble, as you might imagine, and are priced accordingly, and can take quite a time to assemble and ship. Always ask FIRST. The other 4 grades below are good to go right now, when you order. For MOST buyers, “Clean Good Used” is actually perfect. Better than MOST dealer’s “VFU” grading!

"Instant Kangaroo Collection”: I’ve assembled full sets of 34 different Roos in EVERY Watermark. 1st and 2nd Wmks to 1/-, 3rd Wmk to BOTH 2/- colours, Small Multi Wmk to 2/-, CofA Wmk to 5/-, and even both the 6d “OS” overprints - which are actually VERY scarce used, but are needed for EVERY printed album. Melbourne retail for these same 34 stamps in normal used condition is over $A950. ACSC cat is way higher. Buy just the EXACT grade that suits your budget, and collecting requirements as follows: (Order as stock number 245RU and specify GRADE.)

Spacefillers - $A225 - Average Used - $A400 - Nice Good Used - $A575 - Clean FU - $A900 - Or for the perfectionist - hand selected Superb Used complete set of 34: $1,450. And I also have great stocks of the higher face values than these - and the best stock in Australia of Perforated “OS” Roos - all GUARANTEED GENUINE unlike the ebay Forgery Factory. Also I have great stock of the Stanley Gibbons listed watermark errors, perfs, shades, Dies, and SG listed printing varieties etc. Please enquire. - (Order as stock number 245RV and specify your wanted GRADE.)

Roo "Upgrade" Kit: Add the real key values to the Roo set above. Add the 1913 2/- First Watermark, the 2/- Second Watermark, and both the scarce 5/- Third Watermark, and Small Multiple Watermarks. And last but not least, add the 10/- CofA to your page. These five scarce stamps are missing from near all collections. The 10/- Roo is going up in price strongly each year. ACSC Cat for “normal” average used grade for just these 5, in very cheapest shades is $1,350! So the attractive Good Used set at $675 is HALF CAT.

My price for these 5 ''Upgrade'' stamps: Spacefillers - $A325 Average Used - $A500 - Nice Good Used - $A675 - Clean FU - $A950 - Or for the perfectionist - a hand selected SUPERB Used complete set of 5: $A1,500 - (Order as stock number 245RW - and specify your wanted GRADE.)

This offering above is just a tiny "taste". READ up on my used GRADING - www.tinyurl.com/GlensVFU - The prices on this page for these collections supersede any of my other prices on the web. I will gladly price ANY used single stamp you need, and naturally all the later issues. Whether KGV Heads sets of 72, 5/- Bridges, Kookaburra Mini Sheets, £1 Thin paper Robes, £2 Navigators etc. I have them ALL in 5 condition grades. I stock Australia 100% complete, 1913-1985, in used condition. And I have all these above in MINT of course … and MUH. Let me quote you! Glen



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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 out, 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 45c "Poi" Maori dancer self-adhesive booklet stamps or the 45c 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) 45c self-adhesive booklet stamp neatly cut from the block, or $A2,750 (Stock 583AC) a horizontal pair. (45c 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 $US6900 or $A10,000. (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. Noticed a phenomenal $21,185 invoice price for a set 5 at ACS Auction in May 2022, on an estimate of just $12,500. Intensely keen bidding for it. Forget Auction prices - I have a full set of 5 for sale MUH at $US5,865 or $A8,500 a set 5 (Stock 583EF) or $A30,000 for matched MUH blocks 4. (Stock 583EG)

If you buy them off me 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 These Kapa Haka are Classics of the future. For FAR more details of them all here - tinyurl.com/Kapa-NZ - A full set of 5 from me costs only $A8,500 (Stock 583EF) - or just $A1,700 apiece!


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"The Engraved Stamps Of The Commonwealth Of Australia" The quite magnificent official Australia Post produced coffee table book: Compiled by Richard Breckon, the respected PO Archivist, and the PO Art Team. Brass cornered, beautifully gold deeply embossed leatherette cover, gilt edged outer leaf edges, with matching marbled heavy slipcase. Issued in a VERY limited Edition for “Australia 99”. I am advised only a few 100 copies were ever made, and were a near instant sell-out, even at the very high issue price. Three similar later books were issued - “Royalty”, 32 Die Proofs (Stock 428YR) Blue book “Federation”, 30 Die Proofs (Stock 428YU) and Green Book ”Transportation”, 32 Die Proofs (Stock 428YX) were also sold in FAR lower numbers - $A400 EACH book, or all 3 for $A1,100. (Stock 428YZ). Being quite recent, they almost NEVER come on the market - no-one wants to let them go! HEAPS more pix of them here - www.tinyurl.com/StampEngr - Gary Watson's Prestige Philately got $437 for a single book in a Public Auction. They called them "without doubt the BEST product released by Australia Post in recent decades”. Just bought 3 in an estate, and have reduced the price of last two by $200, reduced from $495 to just $295 each! Buy yourself a classy GIFT you'll always love handling and looking at: $A295 (Stock 428YT)



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Superb centred totally fresh **MUH** £2 Kangaroo imprint block 4 ex Arthur Gray: Where it was invoiced for $A60,375 plus 10% inward GST - 15 years back - and when the ACSC was near HALF today's rate! (My asking price is amazingly, under that Gray figure.) Later sold at Julian Sterling for $55,000 in 2014. Believed the only *MUH* block extant in private hands. HINGED blocks have sold for around this price. A less well centred block, THREE units hinged sold for $41,735 at Status, Feb 2017! ACSC 58z - Cat $75,000 for HINGED - noting only 5 blocks are in private hands. Has 'Open Mouth Kangaroo' variety on R55. Amazing centering for ANY imprint block, as LH units mostly poor centred. "Ex Gray" is the ultimate Provenance for any Kangaroo key piece when selling. Due to my fortunate purchase you are paying much LESS for it than it cost at Gray, 15 years back, when ACSC cat was $35,000 LESS! The ULTIMATE piece to place in the ''Bottom Drawer'', in this Zero interest rate climate. Payment arrangements over several months never an issue. $A58,975 (Stock 624JK )


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1960s Formular BANK Aerograms - Northern Territory to GREECE! The three Formular Aerograms above were invoiced at about $A250 at public auction, over 20 years back by Rodney Perry Auctions. WHY??? Three Airletters/Aerograms from oz Banks to Greece. One from Tennant Creek, Northern Territory the others from Darwin - NT to Greece - what a combo! Decimal and pre-decimal - nice cut-off pairing. All with cool and colourful bank forms and receipts printed inside. They are the unstamped FORMULAR types. Why banks used those I have no clue. And WHY did they sell for that - way above estimate? This lot comes complete with the original sale invoice, and the Rod Perry original lot card. The 10d blue was ‘Approval Style 37’, and is not often seen - and that was not even illustrated in the Perry sale cat. Anyway with an estimate $150, clearly there was a bit of bidding, even then, to get it to where it was sold. Over a half Century old now. Many more pix and back and front and insides, and discussion here - www.tinyurl.com/Aerogs $A150 (Stock 315AJL)


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Solomon Islands 1991 **UNISSUED** stamp - fully SG and Scott noted - Cat $500, for just *$A100* each ($US60) MUH!: 1991 Health Campaign, 65¢ UNISSUED value, depicting “Less Healthier Food” at left. A set of 5 stamps were printed by Walsall Security Printers in the UK, on the usual CA sideways watermarked paper. On arrival of stock in the Solomons, it was decided not to issue this 65¢ value, as it was noted the more correct English term was of course - “Less Healthy Food”. In error however, a small number of sheets were delivered to some remote Post Offices, and they were certainly used on commercial mail, and several clearly dated used in period pieces and stamps are recorded, from charity kiloware. Full story here - https://tinyurl.com/Glen4-19 Used singles have fetched up to $760 each at auction. I have 4 of them on piece, plus another Dolphin stamp, all with a clear “LATA - March 12 - 1992” cds, dated part envelope to North America - see pic above. This unique used multiple is just $A500 = $US300 (Stock 362C) The last 2 loose singles Auctioned by Status Auctions got $670 and $760 each they confirm - see https://tinyurl.com/SolsError Scott 693a, listed at $US350 = $A585 a mint single. I was sold a block 6 fresh MUH, and I can sell a MUH margin Block 4, Scott cat $US1,400 (= $A2,350), for just $A325 (Stock 362JA) or a MUH single as pictured above, Scott Cat $A585, is just ~$US60 or: $A100 (Stock 362JB)



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1918 10/- Kangaroo Grey and Bright Aniline Pink, Superb Used: This WWI 10/- Roo is REALLY hard to source in VFU grade. It was a fortune back then, and was used on very heavy parcels, and the stamps got banged and bashed about and damaged - near all my used stock is defective. These are MANY times scarcer than the 20 year later 10/- CofA watermark Roos. A beauty, with ‘SYDNEY - 20’ GPO cancel, totally clean of the Roo, and totally superior perfs and centering for any Third Watermark 10/-. Clean and fresh, and free of the usual hinges and gook and gunk and aging of a Century old stamp. Deep, vibrant, glowing colour as you can see. SG 43a, £325=$A650 as the cheapest shade. I have Australia’s best range of Australian Kangaroo stamps. Mint and Used - all watermarks, all values to £2, and in all condition grades, from SUPERB to SPACEFILLERS. I have THIS stamp in 5 grades used. Whatever grade you seek, whatever your budget, I can assist, at great prices - contact me with your Want List! About good as you will get anywhere for this WWI toughie - $A400 (Stock 425AX)



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1913 Kangaroo First Watermark 2/- Brown Large “OS”, VFU - Cat $500 for $A300!: A surprisingly scarce stamp in ANY shape. The values above 1/- were seldom sent to Federal Offices, as usage was negligible in this 1d post era. Usually 2 x 1/-, or 4 x 6d or more likely 6 x 4d were used, which were all held in large numbers, and as the 4d was Registered rate, it is still quite common used. This LARGE 'OS' size puncture was quickly dropped within a few months, as the huge perfin meant the stamps tore apart when being separated on this coarse tough long paper fibre paper, where even tearing apart NON OS pairs is impossible, without ripping out a perf or three. Lovely light Vic - ‘Spencer Street - 9 JE : 14 - MELBOURNE’ cancel - also unusual on these that generally got the huge thick parcel KILLERS! Clean and fresh, and totally free of the gunk and gook, and aging, and old hinges that often hide faults.

Even FAIR centering is truly scarce on any large ‘OS’, as the Government printer deliberately put aside BAD centred sheets for puncturing for the “Free Government use” and most are SHOCKERS, as you would know if you have looked about. Deep rich colour, and also this has exceptional perfs for any 1913 Roo - near all First Wmks of any value have pulled perfs on one or both sides as you know. Unusually nice appearance for these stamps, that near always have really “wonky” and ripped out perfs.

From the quite massive 3 Generation “Townsville Hoard” collection we flew back with in 2014, which was very heavy on the Kangaroo issues, in 8 huge removalist cartons - www.tinyurl.com/StampHoards - Formed around issue time of the stamps, and that I am very slowly working through, and listing up a few stamps, whenever I get 10 minutes spare here and there. None of it has EVER been on the stamp market before. 105% genuine of course, and Juzwin price says add 100% for VFU examples! ACSC 35ba $A500++. For the astute buyer, who realises this is a 1 in a 1000 example. Just $A300 (Stock 792HQ)



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Australia 1963 Navigators set 6 attractive *MUH* $A180 (*Or* Fine Used $A140!) : 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 (5d) 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 high cost - way over a half Century back. You are paying about HALF the initial PO cost price essentially! (Clean *FU* cds set of 6 is just $A140 - Stock 742JB) Quite nice centering for these, especially key values, clean and flat, with guaranteed original gum MUH. Retail $275, and out they go at $100 under retail - which is about $US125 as I type this. $A180 (Stock 742JA)



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Wide Range Australia & States designs, 24K Gold on solid bullion, Replica Stamps: $A30 each!: A perfect opportunity for you to own stamps from a Deluxe collection of Australian stamps, in gleaming precious metal proof, struck in solid silver, and plated with 24 Carat Gold known as "The Australian Collection" - for the 1988 Bi-Centenary of Australia. Each in original classy packaging, and unopened. Some of the linked photos are taken from the advertising brochure - the copy from my Archive files - that Australia Post mailed to all those on the ‘Stamp Bulletin’ mailing list back then. The Australia Post Philatelic Manager fully endorsed and approved this set by mail, and waxed lyrical in a letter to collectors on what a lovely item it all was and great investment etc. See his actual letter on link below from my files. Each ingot is identical in exterior size to the huge original stamp, but MUCH thicker of course.

Highly polished Deluxe Proof quality, hand struck in solid sterling silver, mirror finished plated with 24 Carat Gold, and each is a substantial 2.2 mm thick as you can see in photo. Quite a bit of “melt” value in the large chunk of thick Sterling Silver here alone. Rear of all ingots are stamped with "The Australian Collection" and ".925 Silver HF" to authenticate them. In 1988 - over 32 years back - these replicas cost subscribers exactly $A98.60 an ingot. True! See original receipt scanned on link nearby. These are brand new in the original secure and protective packaging. Each ingot is in a special clear moulded mount, inset into a large Racing Green solid card outer folder about the size of a FDC or PO pack. The ingots are thus still in as minted, highly polished mirror proof state, unscuffed or damaged. VERY few would have been retained thus after 30 years, as near all were inset into the fancy display box that came with the set. A bit like better Dinky Toys, or Barbie Dolls etc, in clean ORIGINAL un-opened packaging - worth MANY times the items if outside the packaging.

Easy to store in a #2 or #3 Hagner, or stockbook pages etc, or even stored flat in a large glassine etc. I bought a hoard off someone who paid $A98.60 each - receipt in link below. A first class letter costs 4 times more than it did in 1988, so this had a relativity value of $400 an ingot in today’s money. You are paying under 10% of that!! I have duplicates of near all the Bullion ingots in the collection, if you want more than one of all of these for the same stamp design, if they suit your collecting themes. Or for ebayer-selling etc. He has duplicates of many - this guy spent $10,000s on these! MASSES of pix and paperwork here - www.tinyurl.com/BullionStamp - Each stamp design has a unique order code - click link for all details of those. ONE packaged ingot of your choice for $A45 (Stock 526AL) FIVE of YOUR choice stamp ingots for $A200 (Stock 526AK) TEN for $A350 (Stock 527AB) TWENTY ingots of YOUR choice for $A600 (Stock 527AC) or have ONE set only of 23 DIFFERENT Bullion ingot stamps for just $A700 (Stock 526AAC)



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Australia 1959 3/- Waratah Flower presentation Die Proof: Most attractive imperforate Die Proof, in the issued colour, mounted in a sunken frame, and a superb looking piece as you can see. Only nine die proofs were ever prepared, and issued to a few VIP’s. One of which is in the Queen’s Royal Collection and another is in the Australia Post Archive collection etc. Others went to The Governor General of Australia, The Postmaster General, Director-General of the PMG, and so on. ACSC, 372DP(1), $A2,500. A superb buy, of a mega rare piece, yet at under HALF Cat - $A1,200 (Stock 693LQ)



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*40* x Australia 1984 SPECIMEN Paintings sets MUH - Face $680 for $A325! FORTY of the special deluxe Post Office packs from 1984, each containing $17 face value of fresh MUH paintings each - all in lavish Gold Embossed packs. The owner notes showed he had bought these as an ‘Investment’ in 1990 for around $1,000 the bundle of 40, off Max Stern. He had high hopes these would also get to the same $600 a set price of the 1963 “Specimen” sets of 4 of 30 years earlier! Condition looks nice and clean. I see quite a few of these stamps arriving used on parcels - not ‘supposed’ to occur, but it seems few notice these days at AP. I saw a mint single pack get $30 on ebay recently! Possibly a 'Paintings On Stamps' collector looking for something a little different? Bought well in Estate, so OUT they go at just $A8 each! $US200 or - $A325 (Stock 842KA)


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Lebanon 1968 Antiquities MS Perf + Imperf x 10 each! SG $1,300 for $A150: Amazing little hoard I bought from the Estate of an old chap who had Lebanese heritage. He presumably bought them as a New Issue? Tyre Antiquities Mini Sheet, depicting the Roman Banquet Bas Relief. Superb intaglio, engraved recess printed issue. TEN of each Perf AND imperf, fresh MUH. (20 x MUH Mini Sheets) Ebay re-seller dream deal - WHO else has these for sale?! Bought cheap, so out they go at near 10% of Gibbons! SG MS #1018 - cat £33 each - Perf or Imperf = £660 = $A1,300. $A150 (Stock 435BL)


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Australia Fifty Years of FDC - Special Gold Foil Postmark *Numbered Limited Edition of 150*, set of *28* Covers!: Official PO FDC were first introduced in 1970. The early ones were largely ignored by collectors, and sold in tiny numbers, and I sold a 1970 30c Captain Cook only this month for $A300 - they are still scarce and popular, with high cat. This new collection comprises 28 special covers, that feature a selection of stamps from 2020, and all 28 covers feature a special Metallic Gold Foiled postmark. Face values up to $3.30 each. Covers come with a classy matching artwork band, to the cover cachet design, also in metallic gold as you can see. The UNIQUE Train/Railway 1970-2020 se-tenant mini-sheet is easily a $100+ piece on its own, being a popular TRAIN topical, limited to 150 globally. The 5c Standard Gauge Train is the 1970 issue, from the year PO started cacheted FDCs. Sold out fast at the high asking price, and most globally had no idea these existed. (Set number #100 is a $50 premium) Stamp collectors need these too - the ONLY way to source this unique and unheralded Mini Sheet. Just 150 covers for the PLANET exist of each. Brilliant ebay seller to split up into 28 lots singly - will do brilliantly I think. EVERY topical you can dream of is in here! One set of 28 - $A250 (Stock 835JW)



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Australia 1915 Second Watermark Roo Perf “OS” Fine Used - just $A299!: The priciest 5/- watermark by a long way. Clean fresh copy, excellent perfs and centering for these. With light dated clear dated Queensland 1917 cds, and not the usual huge smeary rubber thick lettered “Killers” used on Government parcels! This Second Watermark (emergency war-time use on the KGV watermark paper) was only on sale for a short time during WWI, before the Third watermark 5/- was issued. Only one printing of 679,920 were ever issued. Issued in the middle of WWI, as Germans were sinking merchant ships bringing the correct Roo watermark paper from the UK. Good centering is truly scarce on any early OS, as the Government printer deliberately put aside BAD centred sheets for puncturing for the “Free Government use” and most copies are SHOCKERS, as you would know if you have looked about. :D

These as we all know, usually have ugly “fluffy” perfs barely punched out, so this is miles superior to most, which also have centering all over the place. Deep rich, unfaded, GLOWING Chrome Yellow colour. Clean and flat and very fresh, with no typical aging, and totally free of usual thins, creases, hinges, gook or gunk on back, to hide faults. I keep EVERY Australian stamp in stock 1913-1980 and in FIVE grades for each, from Spacefiller to Superb Used, to suit EVERY budget. I have EASILY the world’s largest stock of used Roos, normal and “OS”. I have this exact stamp in stock from $150 to $500 in cost, depending on how fussy or non-fussy you are! Contact me re ALL your Australia USED gaps, pre 1980. Read up on Used Kangaroo Grading here - www.tinyurl.com/GlenJune19 I’ve seen similar looking copies of this get over $500 lately! SG #037. ACSC Cat 43a, $A700. Just $US205 right now. $A299 (Stock 284KQ )


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Official global *WWF* FDC collection x 144 Different - just $A100! All covers with large size reference cards with detailed info on each stamp and subject species. Good clean condition all through. Super popular subject globally, and they hold their value well. Wide range and these have high retail. ALL with descriptor cards outlining the species on the stamps - masses of pix here - www.tinyurl.com/WWFcovers - From a lovely range of countries, and covering a real good range of WWF subject matter. Birds, Butterflies and animals and Whales etc, etc. Beautiful custom designed engravings of the species on the stamp. As you can see these are all OFFICIAL WWF covers, and all fully endorsed thus. Many 'knock offs' are out there of course, on FakeBay etc, but these are all kosher. Cost very many $100s for original buyer to purchase years back. YOU are paying well under A70c apiece! Under $US70 the LOT - $A100 (Stock 983QA )



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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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WWI era Smyth Approval book of GB QV/KEVII Officials. SG $4,500 for $A235! Wonderful old relic and survivor that arrived today. A WWI era W. H. Smyth approval book. Smyth was the leading dealer here. He founded his business in 1890 and died in 1923. Stamps have been in this book untouched, for a Century or so. GB QV and KEVII in this Century year old stapled Approval book, that looks exactly like the 1913 2/- Kangaroo stamp Booklet style! Most are lovely clean and sound clean FU, and from this era will be genuine most likely as most faking took place in late 1930s. The spivs crudely fake things on ebay today in large numbers. Generally above average condition for these. SG Cat as you can see is £2,247 = $A4,500. HEAPS more pix here - https://tinyurl.com/Smyth-GB - Bought well to sell fast at about 5% of SG - $A235 or just $US160. $A235 (Stock 625AK)


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1989 Sports Definitives the SPECTACULAR miscut Booklet error!: 39c Fishing in $3.90 booklet, (Leigh-Mardon Scoresby printing on CPL paper Perf 13.33 x 13.60) with error of 'Misguillotined Booklet' resulting in the booklet pane having an astounding 'zig-zag' effect, with no stamps complete, as you can clearly see. Stamps 6 and 10 have 'AUSTRALIA' printed TWICE and stamp 9 has '39c' printed twice. Those 3 units I could offer separately at $400 apiece! ACSC 374cb, cat AU$2,000 and have never seen another. EVER. Only a few recorded. About $US690 at $A995 (Stock 482KC)


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2000 "FOR VALOUR" $1 Victoria Cross PNC Retail $300, for $A160: The absolute key to any PNC collection. The ONLY way to source the Victoria Cross design $1 coin is by tearing open one of these. Coin dealers rip up 100s a year, and toss the stamps into the kiloware box. All collectors of face different Australia coins HAVE to have this one. In 10 years’ time a complete PNC such as this will be many times the cost of a coin as the PNCS will be near extinct - the conservative McDonald retail of the loose coin alone is $295 - the PNC is listed at $360.

ebay prices are around that $300 mark for this PNC as you can see. Bought cheap today to sell dirt cheap today. Clean condition - been in an album since bought from mint. Sharp perfect corners as you can see. This is "For Valour" PNC (Stock 284YQ) for $160. Also have the near as scarce 2000 Australian Legends "The Last Anzacs" PNC for $A75 - (Stock 284YR) and the 2001 "Australia Army" PNC, Cat $100 for $A60 (Stock 284YT) and the "Biggie" the 2002 "QE2 Coronation Accession Jubilee PNC" Ret $295 for $A145 (Stock 284YV) AND all the other early PNCs in superb condition at cheap prices - enquire! $A160 (Stock 284YQ)


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FAROE ISLAND MUH Corner Plate Blocks 4 collection - $A99: What a deal! Faroe Islands were THE hottest thing on the stamp planet in the early 1980s. Prices were TEN times today’s level - indeed the deceased owner paid Max Stern $750 PER set of blocks for these, his invoice showed. He bought 10 such sets and the invoice was generously rounded down to $A7,000. We have 41 Top left numbered Plate number blocks here - 161 x Fresh flat MUH stamps at about SIXTY CENTS OZZIE a stamp! The 1975 Defins (issue #1) were a really expensive set, and those were about $100 a single set on their own back in the day. LOTS of photos of them all here - www.tinyurl.com/FaroeIs

The VERY first 11 Faroes issues are here in corner Plate Blocks 4. Includes the super high face value 1979 25 Krona Ram - a real FORTUNE back 40 years ago! The CURRENT SG cat as 4 MUH is Ł202=$A400 valued as single sets and clearly, matched Top Left corner Plate blocks is a nice premium added on top of that. YOU pay just $A99 the LOT! Beautiful steel engraved recess printed, line engraved gems ..... most seem to be engraved by the Master of the genre - Czeslaw SLANIA. The original buyer got TEN sets of matched blocks 4 for his $7,000. Superb lot to offer per set of blocks on ebay etc, or break into singles etc. Bought VERY well from Estate so OUT they go at a silly low price - Two sets blocks - $A179 (Stock 287LQ ) One set $A99 (Stock 287LR)




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Hutt River Province 1975 Mini Sheet #1 x **440** Retail $3,080 - just $A245!: These were issued in the Stamp Boom, and investors bought quantities of many things. These included, clearly! Someone decided to buy 440 of these attractive Miniature Sheets. Face value is $1.20 a sheet - so FACE alone is $528 alone. He could have bought a mint £2 Roo for that money 47 years back! And dealer retail is $7 a set = $3,080 as you can see here - www.tinyurl.com/HuttMS Bought well to sell FAST, at a fraction of what he paid 47 years back, and you pay just 7% of current retail. Doing 100+ hour weeks now, and just no time to break these down as I really SHOULD! He had a few other issues in duplicate full PO sheets that he bought at the same time if anyone is interested, also at a low % of retail. Brilliant lot for someone on ebay to offer per sheet, or per 10 or per 100 (you have 440 sheets!) and make a real killing. This Hutt River material is enduringly popular. A few single sets sold for $510 on ebay - to many bidders.

Amazing find .. owner paid $3,200 for these in the 1980s according to his auction invoice. These are near FIFTY years old now of course. Hutt River's FIRST ever Mini Sheet. The Principality of Hutt River is situated some 600 km north of Perth, Western Australia and is an Independent Sovereign State having seceded from the Commonwealth of Australia on 21st April 1970. The Head of State was the late HRH Prince Leonard. His son, Graeme took over the reins of the Province. For many years until recently, he printed his own stamps, issued his own coins and notes, and also issued his own passports and bestowed Knighthoods to visitors from all over the world. Pay near 7% of current retail, and just 44% of face! $A245 (Stock 462BX)




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Kangaroo 1913 5/- Grey and Yellow fresh CTO, $A325: CTO Kangaroo prices have gone insane in recent times - single stamps selling for up to SEVEN times the recent ACSC prices. So higher value stamps like this one are worth grabbing NOW = SG 13, £225 = $A450 for average used. With the lovely crisp gloss ink PO CTO cancel of “MELBOURNE - DEC 3 - 13” Superior perfs and centering for any 1913 CTO, as you can see, which often are ripped out and perfs touching. Nice rich glowing original Chrome colour, and fresh and clean, and totally free of hinges and gook and gunk etc - so usual on these with original gum. I keep EVERY Australian stamp in stock 1913-1980 and in FIVE grades for each, from Spacefiller to Superb Used, to suit EVERY budget. I have EASILY the world’s largest stock of used Roos, normal and “OS”. Contact me re your Australia USED gaps. Read up on Used Kangaroo Grading here - https://tinyurl.com/GlenJune19 Only $US210 right now - $A325 (Stock 836KF)


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Haiti 1975 Audubon Bird sets of *60* Diff MUH corner Blocks 4 = 240 MUH - $A75! Provenance - Bill Hornadge, from whom I bought these from before his death. You get SIXTY DIFFERENT stamps, each in a fresh MUH corner block 4. i.e. 240 stamps for just $A75. All clean and fresh MUH .. a few minor condition issues (now 50 years old!) - mainly on outer selvedges where some were lightly stuck in storage. These are seldom seen in MINT. Near all were CTO'd for cheap inclusions in the packet/approval trade. These are all fresh *MUH*. Big bonus. There are 15 different designs, and 4 different face values to each design - so 60 different stamps. MASSES of pix and the full background story here - www.tinyurl.com/1975Haiti - PART sets of SINGLES sell for $A80 as you can see there - Even SINGLE *MUH* stamps go for $A9 posted - and you have 240 of them here. So a brilliant hoard for an ebay re-seller etc. Jean-Jacques Audubon was born April 26, 1785 Les Cayes, Saint-Domingue (later Haiti). $A75 the LOT - only $US55 - 240 MUH stamps (Stock 637AU)


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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 $US700! (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 $US600 - $A850 (Stock 386LX)



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Papua New Guinea 1994 "Emergency Overprints" stamp sets 11 or 20 - from $US175: 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 $US300), 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 about $US175 at $A250 (Stock 942GA) Set 20 as illustrated for just $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)


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Jordan - 1982 National Monument stamps set 3 IMPERFORATE! $US60 Bought from someone whose Father had been a senior postal official at the time, ~40 years back. He had the complete set of 3 in MUH pairs, and the same set in Imperforate strips of 3. All fresh MUH. Attractive group, fresh and bright, and will offer them separably, and as a group for anyone wanting to re-sell etc. The horizontal PAIRS as shown are $A100 (Stock 683HW) The strips of 3 are $A135 (Stock 683HX) or the entire holding of all 15 imperfs is just $US135 to clear (under a tenner each!) - or $A200 (Stock 683HZ)



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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)



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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. $A125 (Stock 892JA) and Queen Elizabeth 2 is 276 large A4 pages, price $A135 (Stock 892JB) Or buy the both TOGETHER and pay $10 less at just: $US165 or $A250 (Stock 892JC)



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Australia Post in recent times, 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. :roll: :roll: :roll:

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 fast, 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.


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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



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It is clearly THE scarcest Australia new issue stamp set for 100 years.



If YOU still need these, prices are heading just one direction now they have been allocated full SG Numbers - full details here - https://tinyurl.com/GlenMay16 and are in the leading 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 shown above 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) - Stock 582GY - 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 $A450 for 10 sets 6 MUH, but strictly while stock lasts. (Stock 571GU) (Or 1 set is $A65 - Stock 571GX) Or TWO sets one M one FU is $A120 - Stock 571GF. Retail on those is up to $A100 a set already.
“$1.00 Adelaide 2016” strip 6 with striking reversed ALBINO “Ghost” prints: $A350 Stock 571GC - (Identical 30c strips have sold over $5,000!) Stars of the future. Mark my words. :mrgreen:



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ACSC "Postal Stationery" Catalogue - 484 pages, all in colour: Including Australian Territories, Latest Edition which updates the first edition of nine years earlier, incorporating a number of corrections and new discoveries. In particular, the Postal Cards up to 1936 have been extensively revised, and there are many additions to the listing of Lettercards. The decimal Stationery produced by the Note Printing Branch is included for the first time. All prices have been fully updated. In full colour, 484 x large A4 heavily illustrated pages, perfect bound. If you only buy one catalogue each decade, whether you are a dealer or a collector, or Auction, you MUST have this. Detailed review here - www.tinyurl.com/GlenAP2018 - The most common innocuous looking thing on your desk might be valued at ten times the purchase price of this catalogue! I kid you not. Maybe 25 times.

There are HUNDREDS of items in here listed at between $5,000 and $15,000 EACH. EVERY item is illustrated in colour (reduced in size of course) - a GODSEND for many of the earlier Registration envelopes etc. (Only about 4 pieces in the entire book, they were unable to get copies of to scan!) Very coolly, all down the outer spine is colour coded to go to Wrappers - go right to the BLUE tagged edges. For postcards go to PURPLE tags etc. A breeze to use quickly, as I need to do each day.

I HATED using the initial huge ring binder edition as time went on, as the printer punched the holes way too small in my view. Making finding any given section an annoying juggling act, risking damaging and tearing all earlier pages each time. This one is a BREEZE to use. For instance ALL the “View” Lettercards are now all illustrated and priced SEPARATELY - some 170 different! Some of these are worth a fortune, and dealers and collectors without this book have not got a CLUE as to what is scarce, and what is not. You will easily pay for this book with the first vaguely scarce view you pick up on ebay etc.

There are all the Aerograms illustrated - many quite valuable, all the wide range of Military material, WW2 Food Parcel labels (one is cat $10,000, and another $7,500!), and even all the myriad of different views on the initial 1911 “Coronation" set. All priced separately. The highest price in here I saw was $15,000 for a KGV low face value reply card, that I bet a lot of overseas (even local!) sellers would price at $20 retail and cross their fingers! It is huge - near 500 large A4 pages, on quality grade paper, in full colour - all proudly printed and produced here in Sydney Australia.

Edited by Dr. Geoff Kellow, the usual super high standard of original research work and fine attention to detail has taken place here. Geoff told me much of his original research on numbers printed of the early issues has never been published before the ACSC did these. Not only Australia is covered, but the “Territories” and that includes all the “Formular” Aerograms and airletters etc for the Territories. And all the Papua early issues, and GRI material, and PNG and Cocos and Christmas Islands etc. This is all listed and priced. www.tinyurl.com/ACSC-PSTAT - Heaps more pix are here of contents etc are on that link - $A240 (Stock 782DV)



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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 - www.tinyurl.com/StampDeals


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 experiencing a correction as we speak, given our economy and COVID lately, and stamps are generally unaffected in such downturns, indeed usually go up.


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And please do that NOW. Too many think “I’ll do that later” and then quickly “forget”. I then often lose the stamps in the rubble here, and waste an annoying hour finding them again. :twisted:


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All payment details etc are on: www.tinyurl.com/GlenPay - NICE VFU franking is used whenever possible, when I mail (depending on how busy PO counter is!) and I ALWAYS use stamps of some kind locally : see member pix of some of that franking here - www.tinyurl.com/GlenCTO COMBINED POSTAGE is fine - save big money when buying more than 1 lot at once! For overseas members, to find out the approx goods cost in YOUR currency, click here - www.xe.com - the $A has CRASHED lately, and for USA buyers etc, my prices are REALLY cheap in your money - lowest for years! MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - don't like it - mail it back within 48 hours of receiving it. No-one ever has yet. :)

Remember, adding another lot of mine (posted by either Admin, GlenStephens or Global Administrator or ozstamps) here (or on my website www.glenstephens.com/rarity.html ) for sale, in general adds ZERO to your shipping cost, so have a good look at what is on offer on the pages here, in case something else appeals. And "lay-by/layaway" is always possible - email me with any queries to ozstamps [at] g mail dot 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: www.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 here, 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! ZERO extra charged to use any cards - and Amex is accepted too or PayPal in ANY currency. .

Many similar mouth-watering NETT price offers are being loaded weekly onto - www.tinyurl.com/GlenRare and www.tinyurl.com/StampDeals Unless noted by me, all stampboards lots priced *$A100 and under* are generally mailed Unregistered and untracked at *YOUR* total risk, unless YOU specifically note otherwise on order form. 1,000s of my transactions here for 15 years have been delivered safely by normal post. :idea:

Orders over $100 are ALWAYS sent Registered (but Max PO cover is for $A100 only sadly) - cost is extra $A4 local. Request this on order form IF you require it, under $A100. Letter size FOREIGN sendings globally are usually only $4 untracked. Smallish, large packet items FOREIGN up to 500g/1lb are normally sent in pre-paid *EXPRESS* envelopes cost $17 total, near always dodging you inward VAT/GST Taxes/Fees!

"All Risk" Insurance is always possible if required as well, and is cheap at $A2 per $A100 covered locally, or $3 per $A100 overseas - and all buyers are strongly advised to use this, and I generally will add it automatically, unless asked not to. Full detail on all of this - www.tinyurl.com/Glen2-15 It is like Travel Insurance - decline that when booking your ticket, and THEN tell Qantas you really meant to take it out 3 weeks back, and ‘you now need to cancel your ticket, with no nasty penalty please’, and see how you get on with THAT one! :lol: :lol:

As per stampboard convention - this lot is offered exclusively first to board members - and on no other sales venue. For members who make a BANK TRANSFER or send cheque or Money Order etc, you WILL generally get your goods faster, as it saves me some hassle - but you MUST email me the confirmation number etc - many "forget"! Phone me anytime with any queries on these stamps – 0409- 399 - 888
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Many NEW listings just loaded August 10 - LOW Nett prices!

The FIRST order received, secures newly listed bargains like these - and NO 20%-25% BUYER fees to add on top! HUNDREDS of superb images of them on the links above. A few are -


GB 1840 2d Blue 4 margin Imperf superb crisp strike of rare *RUBY ink* Maltese Cross, with Photo Cert: SG Cat $14,000 for $A3,250

Australia 1913 3d Roo First Wmk, horizontal Interpanneau pair fresh *MUH* Cat $1,350++++ just $A700:

PNG complete country in Royal Blue 'Seven Seas' album - Retail $900 for JUST $A295

1913 Kangaroo First Watermark 2/- Brown Large “OS”, VFU - Cat $500 for $A300!

5 huge classy albums of GB FDCs 1982 to 2006 x 323: $3,200 under retail! $A800

1979 $1 Aust Post Bexley Football Bklt 20c Bird Cat $280 - $A140

Luxembourg 1956 **RARE** Europa set 3, Hoard - Superb MUH: SG Cat £700=$A1,400, for well under 7% of SG.

Dr. Geoff Kellow superb 'Stamps Of Victoria' hardback, Retail $175 - SALE - as low as $A100. NO-ONE else has stock!

“Ausipex 84” huge MUH collection in special red album(s) $A125

1989 Sports Definitives the absolutely SPECTACULAR miscut Booklet error!: 39c Fishing in $3.90 booklet

Western Australia 1902 £1 Orange Queen Victoria VFU, crisp Goldfields cds, only $A325!

SAUDI ARABIA MUH hoard blocks from 1960s-1980 Cat $A3,500 for a steal $A750.

PITCAIRN Complete Coll from SG#1 in 1940 in Seven Seas Hingeless album, Retail $1,550, for just $A600:

NSW 1853 8d Dull Yellow imperf Diadem nicely used PAIR with scarce cancel! $2,000 UNDER SG Cat.

Australia Official PO FC 1970-1975 unaddressed hoard - Retail $1,533 for just $A299.

Hutt River Province 1975 Mini Sheet #1 x **440** Retail $3,080 - just $A225!

Aust. 1988 Bicentenary - Leather boxed set of 25 Gold Stamp Ingots - $1,600 under issue cost!!

1946-49 Food Parcel Label. 5/10d Blue, Myer Department Stores: Superb fresh bright unused ACSC PL4A, $2,000

Roo 1915 SECOND Watermark 2½d fresh Interpanneau Block 4 - 2 x MUH - superb under HALF Cat.

Aust 1959 3/- Waratah Flower presentation Die Proof : most attractive imperforate Die Proof, in the issued colour

India Pioneer Airmail Cover 1925 (Feb. 2) Rislapur-Calcutta cover: Carried on the RAF demonstration flight, 89 made

New Zealand 2006 Kapa Haka Maori Dancers Rare “Unissued” set of 5, and coil pairs and Booklet or booklet singles

KGV Heads - March 1937 (unique?) usage of rare 1928 1/4d Greenish-Blue Small Multi perf 14 ON COVER.

Kangaroos, 1916, 3rd Wmk, 2/- Grey-Brown scarce & distinctive shade, Block 4 *MUH* in rare punctured 'OS' - UNIQUE

Australia 1984 30c FRAMA set 7 x FIFTY sets MUH =$A195 - What a wonderful estate buy.

Hong Kong, 2007 “PRESTIGE ANNUAL STAMP ALBUM” An overlarge, hard slip cased, classy looking album $A110

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