I update this page each day or two. Glen.
Over the holiday break, went through and listed up much new material, and reduced the prices of many others today by up to **$400 off** - DO have a quick browse below - you WILL find something of interest here!
Have loaded up below some cool lots - - many untouched stamp collection lots DIRT CHEAP. A France nice M+U early collection 1849-1922 SG $6,600 for $A995! Stanley Gibbon’s ‘Stamps Of The World’ Cat 2023, 6 Vols: 10% off! - Pallet Load just landed this month ex UK. India 1882 Q.Vic 1 Anna, 6 Pies Sepia Brown INVERTED Watermark at $600 UNDER SG! A pretty 4 margin Great Britain 1840 2d Blue used *PAIR* from scarcer Plate 2, with plate variety, for under 20% of SG cat! A rare WWI German Kamerun (Cameroons) Rare 1914, 5 Mark Banknote for a fraction of retail. Save $600 legally on your ebay sendings, or work mail, by buying a box of current and legit. $1.20 peel'n'stick animal stamps.
Take a look below - some amazing low prices. The AUD will bounce back - history tells us this - the SMART ones are the ones who lock in near this LOWEST FOR YEARS rate.
And speaking of Deals - just got in a pallet load of shrink wrapped, German market leader, Lighthouse 32 page stockbooks – perfect for sorting and re-housing stamps over the break - *30% under retail* until stock is gone - www.tinyurl.com/lighthouseSB - NEXT load arrives March so do be FAST. And I am low on MOST sizes of Hagner sheets too – so order those now. New stock also takes 3 months ex UK.
March 22 here now - The $A has weakened in recent times - a SUPERB time for Americans to buy up! It is like a 'Turkey Shoot' as they say there! $A1000 costs an American about $US670 today. Even STERLING and Euro looks strong!
Local buyers can't even THINK about buying from overseas now - buy from the list below at the exact prices you see - no nasty 20%-25% Auction Buyers fee, PLUS credit card fees added on, and no 10% import duty on top of the quite terrible exchange rates!
Stockmarkets have CRASHED globally, Dow Jones has been lurching around wildly like a very drunken sailor - down near 10% during 2022. Tech heavy NASDAQ finished down 34% during 2022! And 2023 is soft too. And the oil markets, Gold and commodity prices, and currency markets have been WILDLY erratic due to the Ukraine tragedy, as we know, and interest rates are historically low. 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
I have gone through and listed up much brand-new material today, and reduced the prices of many others, some are over **$5,000 under retail!**
News this month is the interesting breaking story of the kooky stamp ‘Number Grading’ shenanigans in the USA. Some are calling it a Major Scandal. This fad has been foundering and spluttering for a while for post war material, and now has reached absurd new lows it seems. In a nutshell, gamblers send in handfuls of mega common stamps, actually worth pennies each, to get a NUMBER grade assigned. You pay $US15 to $US35 PER STAMP, plus postage each way. The 1940s/50s stamps printed in the 100s of millions are of course invariably found perfect centred. But until you PAY someone to 'tell' you that, they remain pennies retail.
You get a grading Company like PSE, in Las Vegas of all places, (‘Professional Stamp Experts’) to type a slip of paper saying your penny approval common stamp is very well centred, and it can then instantly can fetch $100s. Well they once did. Now the story is breaking on Bulletin Boards here and in the USA, that lots of stamps that PSE issued with ‘Expert Certificates’ stating they were well centred Mint Unhinged, weeks later now have had obvious (and identical) totally fake cancels added, and a new PSE Certificate is cheerfully issued as ‘well centred genuine USED’. Why? As these stamps USED sell more than mint.
Seems impossible to believe, but all is revealed on link below. With both images. And worse, this ‘PSE’ company has been deleting the previous (and current!) Certificates off its internet data base now the whistle has been blown. Presumably to cover its tracks - who knows? Clearly a lot of USA folks who have spent mega millions in total, on this Barnum and Bailey, crypto era shell game hype, will be mightily annoyed.
Hope a few well heeled lawyers are among them! PSE appear to be saying nothing despite being asked, hoping it goes away. Anyway, for 99.9999999% of global collectors, who avoided spending well over $A1,500 on 5c retail stamps, (I kid you not - public auction price!) - more power to you. Those stamps are still 5c or 10c retail. All fads crash and burn. We ALL know what a well centred stamp looks like.
Lots of examples are on there of very expensive US stamps that have clearly been re-perforated, and have had fake cancels added etc, and/or are clearly not as well centred as the ‘Expert number’ states. None of this is mentioned of course on the ‘Certs’ and all regularly denied by the wacky PSE CFO and ‘PR Manager’ of course, despite clear photo evidence. It all attracted a mini cult kook following for a while. All the sad story is here - www.tinyurl.com/Fake-Grades - pass it on to your stamp buddies - this stuff MUST be stamped out from the hobby. Add YOUR thoughts there, by all means.
The very sad PHILAS HOUSE saga in NSW lurches along even more erratically. Now their city HQ is sold and locked up, and NSW Stamp Club Members have nowhere official to meet - probably for another year or so. Ditto PHILAS Auctions. Ditto the excellent Library - all of it in secret storage somewhere unknown - indefinitely. It is mid MARCH and not a single word of any of this is in ‘PHILAS NEWS’ - last Edition was OCTOBER. Spend Mega Millions on a Tin Shed next to a prison, and don’t tell members. Talk about a totally failed CIA style Committee. The $7m tin shed they bought is in a council zone that expressedly PROHIBITS all the things PHILAS do. No-one checked first it appears. Lots more info on this million dollar messed up trainwreck here - www.tinyurl.com/PhilasMess - add YOUR views.
SUGGESTION .. check your email SPAMBOX please. As my client emails are wordy, and often 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 the issue is then fixed forever! Glen
And 100s of lower priced stamp goodies are here NOW - www.tinyurl.com/StampDeals - do check them out - they change each hour.
*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
Cartons of Lighthouse stockbooks WAY under retail - www.tinyurl.com/lighthouseSB
Special offers are here - www.glenstephens.com/special.html
And even more latest stamp gossip and breaking news is here - www.facebook.com/stampboards and here - www.tinyurl.com/March-SN
And WIN very many $100s of rare stamps right now, inc 2 x 1840 GB 1d Blacks - www.tinyurl.com/1dBlack-WIN AND at - www.tinyurl.com/Win-Stamps
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.
Buy a box of current $1.20 Peel and Stick stamps and save $600! - In the past I have almost *NEVER* had current letter rate stamps in peel and stick to offer at well under face. Bought a Sprintpack printer carton with 20 x sealed boxes of 100 = 2,000 stamps in the box. 'Native Animals' - Platypus etc. Very pretty stamps as you can see. The rate increased to $1.20 on January 3, 2023, so these will be historically valid for you to use up for YEARS - the last price increase was January 2020. STOCK UP now - once sold, they can't be replaced by me. A business bought them early January to do a client mail out, but decided last minute to use a mass email program instead, as they could attach large PDF images that way, and save huge mail AND the even far larger print costs. Lots of senders use white plastic bag outer packaging - these stick tight - normal lickable gum does NOT of course. Huge plus.
These are guaranteed 105% GENUINE Australia Post produced stamps. Near everything today on FakeBay are Chinese forgeries - read more here - www.tinyurl.com/China-Fake - Those fakes cost more than this, and YOU (not the seller!) are breaching The Crimes Act Of Australia to use them on mail. They show images of PO boxes etc on FakeBay, stolen off AP website, but mail you forged flat strips 5 of 10 etc ‘to make pack it easier for you’. MINE are genuine printed in Melbourne, and not Shanghai - $2,400 face for $1,800 - save $600 legally! Affixing 1, 2 or 3 or 5 of these, covers all rates up to 500g - FAST. And you can also use these on ALL overseas mail of course - very pretty Animal design stamps. FAST and easy - more details here - www.tinyurl.com/CheapStamp - pass that link on to friends or Charities or business colleagues who mail a lot, or who have ebay stores etc. Or if you can't use 2,000 - will sell 10 boxes of 100 = 1000 stamps, Face $1200, for $A940 cash - Stock 692JX . In these very toughest of economic times, legally saving $600 a box of 2000 is a quite MASSIVE plus - $A1,800 cash - Stock 692JW
Nice GB MUH KEVIII & KGVI Coll inc Blocks, on range of Hagners $A199 - Really lovely looking lot .... with MUH blocks and plate and sheet numbers etc. Many sideways and inverted watermarks noted here, even in blocks 4. (The 1d KEVIII margin block 12 is NOT sideways watermark - just is neater stored on Hagner that way. Key values up to 1948 Silver Wedding £1 KGVI etc. The 1d Block 6 IS inverted Wmk!) Heaps more pix here - www.tinyurl.com/KGVI-GB - Fresh lot, mostly MUH, ex a Scottish collection - have his KGV and QE2 Wildings I am working if anyone is interested - ask me! SG Cat £485=$A950. The Control numbers and Plate number are NOT counted - too busy to look those up. Your FREE bonus. $A199 – Stock 426SH
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 colours, superb clean cut perfs for these, with no hinge remains or gook or gunk. A neat 'REGISTERED ADELAIDE - 6 MR:19 - STH. AUSTRALIA' Use other than from MEL or SYD is MOST unusual on these. 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. Right now $US770 or $A1,150 Stock 659LC
Stanley Gibbon’s ‘Stamps Of World’ Cat 2023, 6 Vols: 10% off! - Pallet Load just landed this month ex UK. Local retail is $660. Get in fast at 10% off - $599 – under $100 per each massive volume. Near 3 KILOS each. Huge box – about 17 kilos - for overseas buyers I can offer air shipping for just $A50 extra – whether to Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, USA, Argentina or Hong Kong etc, etc! Buy this NOW, if you have not updated for a few years. Stanley Gibbons has been removed from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) as their share price has crashed from about £4 to 1 penny. Rumours are this might be the LAST ever, of this mega set. So do not miss out. All in colour, and all miniature sheets are listed and priced etc. Compare this to the INSANE retail prices of the Scott catalogues here these days where you need TWELVE volumes now!
Retail elsewhere - $A1,631 for last year's set! www.tinyurl.com/SOW2024 - This new edition includes over 2,500 newly listed stamps. • Illustrated in colour throughout • Universally recognised Stanley Gibbons numbering system • A full listing of stamps of the world, including definitives, commemoratives, miniature sheets, postage dues, official stamps and other special purpose postage stamps • With clear colour illustrations and the design of each stamp accurately identified, this is the perfect catalogue for the thematic (topical) collector • All volumes published simultaneously for your convenience. The Stamps of the World Catalogues list commemoratives, definitives, air-mails, postage dues, official stamps and miniature sheets etc. Photos of many actual pages here - www.tinyurl.com/SOTW-23 - VERY Extensive re-pricing since the previous edition: $A599 - Stock 472DW
Great Britain 1840 2d Blue *PAIR* - clean and totally sound, yet under 20% of SG!!: - This is 183 years old now, and vast numbers have been repaired and tampered with during that time. Clean and fresh, and totally free of gook and gunk and old hinges, very common on these to hide all kinds of faults. Bright colour, and razor-sharp impression as you can see. Totally free of the thins, creases, old hinges, and toning that truly bedevils this issue - which ARE present on most examples. 4 margins on every side! "The World's First Stamp" - Even a 2 margin roughie single these days can cost you $300 these days! Lettered "D.E.- D.F." with neat strikes of a Maltese Cross cancel, as you can see. Every collector wants a "Penny Black" and “2d Blue” on the frontispiece page of their album, no matter what country they collect - if your initials are “D.E. and D.F.” - even better! ANY 2d 1840 blue is FIFTY times scarcer than any 1d Black – FACT, despite the weirdly skewed Gibbons prices. Pairs are very scarce - and SG cat is £2,500=$A5,000 thus. It is the scarcer Plate 2, and has the lightly doubled ‘E’ from the later printing, (SG Spec. DS8d) and SG cat for that is £150 premium, so a pair is cat £2,650=$5,300. Bought well to clear, at under 20% of SG, for a lovely 4 margin pair $US670 at $A995 - Stock 395KW
Kangaroo 1929 10/- *Small Multiple Watermark*, Fine used at *HALF retail*: A rare stamp - SG 112. In my long experience with Roos, is at least TEN times scarcer than the Third Wmk or CofA Watermark 10/- values. There were in fact only 240,000 of this printed v/s over 1.2 million of the Third Watermark 10/-, yet Cat value is near the same - absurd with a higher than 5:1 ratio. This was the 10/- stamp on national issue all during the Great Depression, and was used on heavy parcels and Telegrams - the latter were destroyed under audit. Indeed there was the exact same low print number of this, than of the super expensive 1913 £1 & £2 First Watermark Roos - 240,000 on all 3 of those. Nice bright nice colour as you can see, for this 94 y.o. issue. SG 112, £500=$A1,000. My retail for VFU is already $1,000. Super Light Registered cds cancel. Fine used grade, clean and flt and fresh stamp, free of all hinges and gook and gunk that will please most collectors. Bought well in a collection today, so out this goes for just $US325 or $A495 - Stock 463LV
Australia 1927-1940 near complete coll on old pages. $A399 - Valuable lot on old album pages. Some are high priced CTO from Specimen Packs. Many key items are superb. MOST collections are missing these – but all hingeless albums have spaces for them! Re-housed these will be a terrific lot. Juzwin retail neatly pencilled alongside for your easy checking, which is $1,217. Lots of Pix here - www.tinyurl.com/Oz-Colln - Bought well from an Estate so out it goes for just $US270 or $A399 - Stock 484KH
Aust FDC Coll 1966-1978 x 137. ASC $1,165 for $A$150! - In 1970 Australia Post decided to tentatively enter the FDC market. It was very low key, and it was not well promoted or publicised. For over 40 years private cachet makers had ruled supreme, and any collector with a 40 year run of ‘Wesley’ or ‘Royal’ or ‘Excelsior’ FDC saw no reason whatever to change. And they did not. Hence the PO sold virtually none of their new product! And the few PO ones that WERE sold, were largely addressed which are NOT popular. My long experiences is that private covers makers are FIFTY times more plentiful than PO FDC. Estate lot - as usual TOTALLY unpicked by me - what you see is 100% what was in the box! Deceased Owner was in Perth WA, so condition is cleaner than usual and flat and quite fresh for 50 years old, as humidity is not known there - NOT often the case from coastal EASTERN Australia - trust me.
Decimal era FDC from the Australia regions, fall into several distinct bands - 1 - Official Post Office covers from 1966 to mid-1970s are elusive when in clean unaddressed condition, as most are addressed and/or from private makers. 2 - 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. This collector had a nice range - often a different maker for some issues, and a few duplicates. Mostly PO Official covers UNADDRESSED - lots from this era are ugly addressed. Owner has lightly pencilled ASC cat value on reverse for your ready checking. 5 or 6 covers alone are worth my $150 asking figure - bargain priced to get this off my desk! Heaps more pix here - www.tinyurl.com/Dec-FDCs - Indeed -- only about a buck apiece. The issues AFTER 1978 are easy to find .... grab these and be complete. $US 98 at - $A150 - Stock 558NC
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 $1,000 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 stamp 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 $US115 at $A175 - Stock 624BK
30 years of GB FDC - 260 Diff - SG Cat $3,000 for $A400! THIRTY years of GB FDC - 1975 to 2004. All official Royal Mail FDC - 260 Different FDC! All neat typed addressed, as was strict Royal Mail policy, and are cat by SG thus. Expensive mini sheets, High value Defins, even a special £2 UK soccer coin, in a 1996 Soccer numbered PNC cover - not in SG, but a $40 retail item and very popular. SG cat £1,609 = $A3,000 - all neatly pencilled on reverse for your early checking. Even soaked off as VFU they are worth WAY more than $A400! A set of 4 are usually $5 a set VFU! And some of the mini sheets like the 2000 Millennium are super scarce, and sell for $30 or so, mint or used. One man's collection - from the Estate, at a crazy low price - they will sell FAST! Nice looking condition overall, and a wonderful and strong nucleus to build upon. Only a few of them photod here - www.tinyurl.com/30YrsFDC - $A400 - Stock 195PS
Adelaide 2016 $1.00 set 6 Mint, CTO in week of issue, "Albino", or on “Last Day Cover” $A199: The early 2016 Emergency issue of the ADELAIDE CPS set caused a global sensation, and the set of 6 x 30¢ is listed and priced in Gibbons at £250 PER stamp, and indeed is priced at $A4,500 a set 6 in Renniks. (My price is just $A1,995 a set of 6 - 2 sets left.) The $1.00 value in exact same design issued around the same time and on same machine is - so far, is oddly largely overlooked. Only a tiny number were sold mint, and I’ve yet to see a single postally used copy of those, despite that being the new postal letter rate. For many collectors the ONLY cost acceptable way to fill up these 6 spaces on the Hingeless Seven Seas Stamps, or other printed pages globally, will be with a set of 6 x $1.00, so demand will keep increasing. And prices too. Ton more discussion of this exciting new issue here - www.tinyurl.com/2016set
I managed to have serviced just SIX Last Covers as shown here. I have ONE left now. On Official PO cover, with the pictorial Adelaide Philatelic Sales Centre “Clocktower” pictorial cancel. Superb item, and a star of the future, at just $A199. I doubt more than 20 exist globally of these. No mail orders were accepted, no credit cards accepted, hence very few secured them in person. The CPS machine went back to MEL on that same day for scrapping. So a double piece of Philatelic History. Set of 6 x $1 MUH or VFU your choice - $A75 (Stock 571GX) or MUH and VFU sets 6 for $A125 (Stock 571GK) or 10 sets MUH and/or FU - $A500 (Stock 571GU) or my VERY last of the tiny number made of LAST DAY COVERS illustrated above: $A199 - (Stock 571GZL )
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 or $US400 (Stock 527AC ) or have ONE set only of 23 DIFFERENT Bullion ingot stamps for just $US470 - $A700 - Stock 526AAC
The British Virgin Islands, 2016, QE2 90th Birthday, *$US100* high value stamp pair - $A140 - In an Estate today I bought matched corner plate number pairs of these, with matching gutter colour dots margin. Doubtless unique thus! Owner had new issue invoice from Max Stern here for $A235! The Face value $US100, is over $A150 as I type. Have no idea what is a fair price. Clearly they are totally legitimate, and necessary for any completionist. I figured under face at $A140 is a pretty sensible retail level. The only sale I can see globally was from a Falmouth UK seller at £160=$A320 - and they did sell at that! - www.tinyurl.com/EbayBVI - an interesting world out there! My price is WAY under HALF that WackoBay level - around $US90 at - $A140 - Stock 487QJ
Solomon Islands 1991 **UNISSUED** stamp - fully SG and Scott noted - Cat $550, for just *$A100* each ($US69) 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 - www.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 = $US340 (Stock 362C) The last 2 loose singles Auctioned by Status Auctions got $670 and $760 each they confirm, see - www.tinyurl.com/SolsError - Scott 693a, listed at $US350 = $A550 a mint single. I was sold a block 6 fresh MUH, and I can sell a MUH margin Block 4, Scott cat $US1,400 (= $A2,100), for just $A325 - Stock 362JA or a MUH single as pictured above, Scott Cat $A550, is just ~$US68 or just - $A100 - Stock 362JB
9d and 1/- Roos FU ‘Jubilee Line’ singles – Postally *USED* - Monograms and Imprints and ‘Jubilee Line’ postally used pieces on Roos are red hot in recent years. I’ve seen a SINGLE 2/- get $30,000. Stars of the future for sure. The 9d here is the scarce CofA watermark Deep Bright Violet (ACSC 29b $50) and the 1/- is the VERY scarce 1915 Second Watermark 1/- Bright Blue Green, Cat $150 - ACSC 31b, $150. Emergency mid WWI issue on KGV paper. Being the double ‘Jubilee Line’ copies trebles those levels. More than likely, both are UNIQUE thus. Both are clean and flat and fresh with light cds cancels - most parcel post values like these got the large thick rubber oval ‘Killers’. $A150 The Pair - Stock 693UR
Jamaica 1940s KGVI ‘SPECIMEN’ perfin sets: The very last remnants from a Pacific Island archive of UPU Specimen Freebies that I bought. Only a few 100 sets sent out by UPU, and near all still reside in official PO archives. The stamps were affixed upon arrival on expensive heavy grade Stanley Gibbons ‘Philatelic’ brand pages. The ONLY way to guarantee genuine perfs, as forgers are in action on FakeBay. 105% Guaranteed in writing by me as 105% GENUINE perfins - NEVER been on the market for 75 years - the buyer will be the FIRST collector to own this since 1948, right after WW2. SG Cat £290=$A575. A steal at $A200 – Stock 181RT
Australia 1915 Die 2, 6d ‘Milky Greyish Blue’ Fresh *MUH* Cat $700 for just $A195 - A scarce shade, in this WWI printing, in a range of emergency vaguely ‘Blue’ inks able to be procured, as our ENEMIES, the Germans and Austrians were the main commercial printing ink suppliers then of course! Fresh MUH, with light gum bend mentioned for strict accuracy. Fresh stamp, and very good perfs for any 1915 issues. ACSC 19F, Cat $700. Bought well in a large Estate so out it goes at just $A195 - Stock 724JC
New Zealand £5 to £50 Queen Victoria ‘Long Tom’ stamps (10) attractive used, for $A275! What a superb looking group. Clean and very fresh and flat, with no usual hinges or gook or gunk or ageing or thins etc. These generally are only seen with the ugly audit multiple punched hole auditor cancels, and often pen, or heavy red or green crayon cancels on top of that etc. NONE OF THOSE ON THIS LOVELY LOOKING SET as you can see. Neat dated steel cds cancels, from a range of towns, and excellent and colour and appearance, as you can see. SHOW ME ANOTHER SET FOR SALE GLOBALLY AT ANY PRICE! You cannot. Very rarely seen mega values, even singly. £50 was about a year's wages back then. From a wonderful collection of these I am breaking down, whenever I get a moment - 'Long Toms' and 'Arms' sets. Have many other values up to £100, all well priced - do ask! Under $A30 each fr the page of Eye-Candy - indeed around just $US185 the lot at - $A275 Stock 473LQ
Australia 1915 Second Watermark Roo 5/-, VFU: The priciest 5/- watermark by a long way. Clean fresh copy, with really SUPERB perfs and centering for these absolute TERRORS. With almost invisible light cancel as you can see, (near unused, ret 3 times used)!) and not the usual huge black smeary Parcels Branch, rubber, thick lettered “Killers” - used on near all parcel mail. SG 30. These, as we all know, usually have ugly “fluffy/woolly” perfs barely punched out, and with centering all over the place. This Second Watermark (Emergency war-time use on the KGV watermark paper) was only on sale for a short time during WWI, before the 3rd watermark 5/- was issued. I have ALL used Roos in stock, in 5 Grades, Superb to Spacefiller - contact me with your WANTS.
Only one printing of 679,920 was ever made, and near all were used up on Telegrams and destroyed. Issued in the middle of WWI, as the Germans were sinking merchant ships bringing the correct size Roo watermark paper from the UK. In the seldom seen Deep Chrome colour and not the usual YELLOW. Hard to improve on looking example for used, trust me. Clean and flat, and very fresh, with no hinges, or gook or gunk or aging on back, to hide faults. Of the 5 x different 5/- Roos, this is the ONLY one where no CTO copies are available for VFU collectors. I’ve seen similar looking light cancel copies to this get way over $750 lately. ACSC Cat 43b, $675 for average used. Only around $US235 as I type. A nice looking copy for this tough stamp, as all can see - $A350 - Stock 547KR
WWI German Kamerun (Cameroons) Rare 1914 5 Mark Banknote. Cat $1,850 for $A475! Found 25 years back, under an old Confectionery Factory flooring, in country NSW, that was built in the 1890's. It just resurfaced, and I bought it direct, and you will be the second person to own it in over a Century. A very rare Banknote - these sell for $1,000s – this one is for sale in rather similar condition for 1,750 Euro = $A2,750 - www.tinyurl.com/5MkNote - by a leading German note dealer. That is the price level of these rare beasts. That one has a very low grade of 20 (out of 70 max!) Banknotes use strange and bizarre grading terms - ‘very fine’ is a rather low grade as you can see. I’ll very conservatively call this an even lower grade - ‘Fine’ - which even so, is cat in Pick cat #1, at $US1,225=$A1,850 - ‘Pick Number #1. Cameroon. Imperial Government of Cameroon (German occupation). Douala Treasury. 1914 Issues. Date: 12.08.1914. Watermark: none. Material: paper. No security thread. Printer: unknown. Front and back printing in green and black. Description: texts in German. Floral background in green. Numbering in black. Value of 5 mark indicated in the angles. Signature combinations: August Full / Kräuter. Back: texts in German. The notes exist cancelled by a diagonal cross on the front.’
The African natives there totally distrusted paper money, as was common and only accepted payment in silver or gold coinage. Facially it is extremely nice and bright, as can be seen, with a noticeable downwards misregistration of the blue colour as a specialist bonus. A bit stained on reverse due to origin, and some expected creasing. No usual edge tears etc. GUARANTEED to be 105% Genuine - crude forgeries are offered on FakeBay for $10-$20 each, and the Bunnies actually BUY this junk. Issued August 12, 1914 as can be seen on the face of note - but just a week earlier, on August 4th, the UK declared war against Germany. French, Belgian and British troops invaded this German colony in 1914, and fully occupied it, hence the short life of this demonetised note. Near all the few survivors have been cancelled with heavy diagonal crayon lines on face, as remainders, by the WWI occupiers - Cat value of those defaced notes is 25% of normal mint ones, in the Pick catalogue ‘Bible’ yet even those sell for $A3,350 with stained reverses - www.tinyurl.com/U-Mark5 - Bought well, as I am not really a banknote dealer, with catalogue a very minimum $A1,850, for near a QUARTER cat for this excessively rare note - $A495 - Stock 764JC
Queensland £5 Adhesive Duty Superb BLOCK 6 ex Francis Kiddle, RDP, FRPSL - Just $A225: 1930 Numeral type, watermark sideways, mega high face £5 Emerald Green and Bright Magenta, striking colour, and very fresh and clean and flat block of six, with striking violet 'CANCELLED' handstamps. Elsmore $A900. Possibly unique in such a large block. From the Gold Medal collection of Francis Kiddle in UK, RDP, FRPSL, that was auctioned for $100s way back in 2009. About $35 EACH. WHAT absolutely amazing eye-candy! Just $US150 at $A225 - Stock 643JK
GB 1883 10/- Blue Queen Victoria, quite Superb Used, SG Cat $1,550 for just $A499! - These stamps were used on the very heaviest parcels - 10/- back 140 years back, was $100s cost in today’s money. Most were used to Australia as that was the highest mail zone rating. Being licked onto heavy parcels for 10,000 miles by sea, they got badly banged around, and scuffed, and easily torn, thinned, creased, and indented. AND the UK Parcel Post cancellers in this era were generally the very heavy inked bootheel ‘Killers’ - totally obliterating the design most often. And being a pale blue colour, all scuffs and transit marks show readily. Absolutely lovely colour - these often fade badly, due to the security ink used.
The deceased owner had a receipt for a lot of money as ‘Cobalt’ (Cat £8,250) but I do not agree. Clean and flat and fresh and attractive, excellent perfs and centering for these, as you can see, very light cancel for era, and totally free of the usual hinges, thins, creases, and typical gook and gunk and ageing etc, near always seen on these, after 140 years. You can buy faded, ugly, super heavy cancelled, off centred roughies of these for $250. Or pay $499 for SUPERB - no contest when YOU sell. SG 183 Cat £785=$A1,550 as FU. Under ONE THIRD of SG for a top grade copy - $A499 - Stock 694JQ
*40* x Australia 1984 SPECIMEN Paintings sets MUH - Face $680 for just $A300! 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 1963/65 “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 under $A8 each! $US200 or - $A300 - Stock 842KA
Australia 1970 Definitives, rare Post Office Pack Cat $650, for just $A275 or $US180: 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 over Half A Century 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 miles LESS than that! Little wonder almost none sold. ASC P7, Cat. $650, and seldom seen or offered ANYWHERE. Fresh and un-opened. $US185 - $A275 -Stock 542JKL
Singapore 1969 150th Anniversary of Founding Sheet, Superb MUH: The scarcest post-war item from Singapore. A tiny print run well over FIFTY years back, and of those most are hinged, toned, or broken down into the expensive singles by now! Superb MUH, and the stamps are WELL CENTERED as you can see ... near none are as you'll know if you have looked about. FLAT and pristine gum - been in UK all its life - MANY are crumpled and with bends from Asia sources. A Key QE2 era issue from anywhere, from a super popular country, and with high catalogue values globally. About $US325 at $A500 Stock 372TA
PNG 1994 ''Emergency overprints'' x 300 MUH - Retail $1,500 for $A150 - $US95! The attractive 5t on 35t Baining Dancer very large stamp, with a very cool grid pattern security watermark. Part of the scarce original Emergency 1994 set 11 - much more detail on them here - www.glenstephens.com/overprints.html - WHAT a hoard! Bought from an Estate where owner had bought these 25 years back and had an invoice for Max Stern for $5 each = $1,500. Part of the scarcest sets post-war from the entire Pacific. These Emergency overprints have always been popular. He bought SIX SHEETS of 50 = 300 x MUH stamps for $1,500. Odd minor blemish in storage but 99% are fresh MUH. EACH sheet has FOUR corner imprint blocks 4 - so you have TWENTY x Imprint blocks 4 here. Pop them on eBay at just $6-$7 a block 4, and you are ahead already! A wonderful opportunity for someone here, at just the price of the current AP year album - insane! $A150 or just $US99 now - Stock 565DJ
Roo 10/- CofA Dark Grey and *Aniline* Pink at $3,500 UNDER Cat! - The last, December 1937 Emergency printing before the issue of the 10/- Robes in early 1938 due to unexpected technical issues re printing that on the new to printers, chalky faced paper. ACSC advises most of this Roo printing was withdrawn and destroyed, when the long awaited Royalist Coronation Robes design was finally printed and rush issued. Quite superb perfs and centering and colour as you can see. Fresh bright MVLH, flat and fresh and attractive. A gorgeous stamp, to suit the VERY fussiest buyer. One for the bottom drawer! As a bonus, has the ‘Colour Flaw on grass at left’ – ACSC 50(V)g, which doubles cat value. ACSC 50E shade, $A5,500 with the variety, for just $1,995 - or $3,500 UNDER cat, for a gem condition example. $A1,995 - Stock 463LB
JUICY Aust Decimal MUH coll from stamp #1 in 1966, to 1990s, Just $A325 - on 37 Hagners. Fresh MUH incl all the goodies like 1971 Xmas Block 7 plus the 7 singles. Defins to $10 etc. Soil/Medical Gutter pairs in both Thick and Thin lines versions (pricey) and the VERY scarce 1969 Flight Block 9, not just the usual strip of 3. Booklet TAB PAIRS of the booklet stamps etc. Retail of the pre-1972 alone is $250, and the FACE value alone of the post 1972 is $224.22. Retail of those is $450, plus the $250, plus $65 of Hagners = $665 retail. Many more pics here - www.tinyurl.com/Oz-Decs - a clean and very solid complete collection, great Estate Buy at UNDER HALF retail. $A325 - Stock 535GY
HONG KONG MUH 2006-2010 - SG cat £201=$A400 for $A175 - Current SG cat noted on each set for your easy checking on small neat stickers. The ''as new'' #7 Hagners alone retail $16. Bought a large collection off a banker, who moved around globally, and bought stamps and FDC from POs from wherever he was posted. Often very obscure places. He was in HONG KONG in 2006-2010, and bought these MUH full sets and many mini sheets. GLOBALLY, all mint sets are scarce post 2005. "LIQUID GOLD" - can you see anyone else offering these in 1 hit - of course not. All fresh MUH. Gorgeous clean lot. And WILL get pricier over time of course. Only a very few of the Hagner sheets shown here, as late night now. Bought cheap to sell cheap for $A175. HEAPS of pix here - www.tinyurl.com/HK-MUH - Adding these up on eBay would be a big hit as almost no-one else globally will have these past 2005 – trust me! Clearly, almost NO-ONE bought these mint as new issues, that much is pretty clear - lots of $20 sets among these of course. $A175 or $US115- Stock 574ZQ
Australia 1916 WWI double rate, four stamp, Roo/KGV complete cover to France - Australia 1916 uncensored, small double rate, re-addressed cover to Rouen, Normandy. Sent from “Cooinoo”, in Kissing Point Road Turramurra, NSW, which was built for William James Adams, heir to the Tattersalls fortune. The house was featured as a private residence in “Our beautiful Homes'', N.S.W. 1910. In World War I the city of Rouen was just behind the German occupied lines, and became a major logistics centre with numerous base hospitals. British Commonwealth camps and hospitals were stationed on the southern outskirts.
A base supply depot and the 3rd Echelon of General Headquarters were also established in the city. No 1 Australian General Hospital was located there from 1916 to early 1919. Franked with 2 x 2d Grey Kangaroos, plus 2 x ½d Emerald single watermark KGV Heads. All cancelled by Turramurra cds’s of ‘10 JL 16’ with French backstamps. Double rate covers to France are rare, 4 stamp covers even scarcer, as a 5d KGV or 5d Roo were of course the obvious franking choice, at any PO for a 5d letter rate, and this is a scarce survivor. The 2d appear from the perfs to be Slate Grey SECOND watermark, Cat $450+++. VERY strange not to be censored in the midst of WWI to the busiest war action in Northern France, making it more desirable. $A235 - Stock 582KJ
Australia 1975 10c Environment, printed on the GUM side – Unhinged Mint - $A175 - Catalogued $200 back in 2002 - 21 years back, as printed on the gummed side. Only a sheet or so discovered - absurdly wildly undercatalogued. Been 20 years since I had one. Perfect centred and gorgeous as you can see. Hard to believe this was possible in the modern era to occur. Only a very few 'Printed On Gum' errors ever recorded in our 110 year stamp issuing history. Bought very well in an Estate to sell fast - so out it goes at what last year’s Australia Post Annual Stamp Album costs to buy retail - quite insane. What will THAT be worth in 10 years’ time??!! $A175 - Stock 468EK
Roo 1913 2½d Perf large ‘OS’ VFU for these terrors! - The toughest value of this set under 10/-, by far and almost never seen offered. Little used and most existing copies have WOEFUL perfs and centering. Crisp dated cds. Large OS in the 1913 series are super scarce, and they were replaced super fast by the small OS punctures in latter 1913. The huge size, very large hole, initial perfin meant quickly tearing them apart off full sheets, ripped most stamps into pieces, due to its large size, and the users complained loudly. 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 are SHOCKERS, as you would know if you have looked about!
This has exceptional perfs for any 1913 Roo - near all First Watermarks of any value have pulled perfs on one or both sides as you will know, due to the tough, long fibre horizontal weave paper, which was never used again. ACSC 9ba $A300, and SG 04, £150 = $A300 for average centred copies. Dealers like Juzwin have always added a 100% Premium on pricelists for well centred copies, mint or used, on 1913 OS issues, making this a $600 stamp! 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 all your Australia USED gaps. Read up on Used Kangaroo Grading here - www.tinyurl.com/GlenJune19 A TOP centred example - $A250 – Stock 416BK
Christmas Island MUH huge hoard 1993 to 2016 MUH - CHEAP! - WOW - What a massive hoard. 1993 to 2016 at least. From the 1993 seabird mini sheets - the first stamps inscribed AUSTRALIA - all the way through. These are ALL of course all totally valid for postage -- the earlier 1970s and 80s Christmas Island issues were NOT valid. This person was obsessed with the islands as she had visited there and loved the place. On 83 Hagners (retail $250 as most are the pricey double sided version) PLUS 8 x large gatefold folders for the lunar New year huge circular sheets AND a host of PO packs. Some blocks of 4 and gutters, and even a few CTO. A few lightly duplicated that the owner liked especially. NOT ALL STAMPS SHOWN HERE IN PHOTOS – www.tinyurl.com/HoardXmas by any means of course. For an Ebay seller, a GOLDMINE as this era is super sought, and is in short global supply. The HEAVY emphasis on Chinese New Year issues has a huge following in Asia etc. The FACE VALUE alone is $700.50 .. and retail of them is $2,000. You'll never see these again - retail $2,000 for stamps and $250 for Hagners = $2,250 retail ... Estate steal .. out they go for just $650 - Stock 884GH
FIJI 1940 Postage Due set 8 quite superb Mint. Cat £140 just $A100! - I have sold a lot of these sets over the decades. Doe to the tough fibrous paper, near every set had 1 or 2 with ripped out perfs. The gum is USUALLY “suntanned”. Centering is often HORRIFIC, as these were single line perf. Same as the Gilbert & Ellice set – darn hard to get a decent set. These came from eastern USA. Clean and fresh and vivid colours. Superb set, fresh with light first hinge touches. These are now 83 years old. SG 11/18 Cat £140 = $A280 – and £650 = $1300 in USED! Just $A100 - Stock 281LE
PNG Mint coll from SG#1 in green Seven Seas Album - $A275 - SG Cat $550 plus $200 for the album = $750. Estate steal at just $A275 - only a few pages shown here. Missing only a few stamps to be 100% complete. Stamps AND album unusually fresh and clean for PNG - mostly they have foxing and toning and the books are spotty. Fresh MUH those I spot checked - a few cheapies were MLH. Many more pics here - www.tinyurl.com/GreenPNG - $A275 - Stock 989TK
Falkland Islands 1938-50 KGVI definitive set of 18 fresh MUH, SG Cat £475 for $A425 - Bright and unusually well centred for this roughly printed set, during WW2 etc. SG 146-63 - Cat £475=$A950. One of the key KGVI Definitive sets and missing from most collections. Near all are HINGED of courser after 85 years - whomever would have left them as UH? Only blocks 4 being broken down etc is the source usually. Will sell fast. $A425 - Stock 463KQ
For well over 45 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 Roos. 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 Seven Seas 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 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 $40,000. 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 of the ENDLESS FakeBay fakes exposes on this board.
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 source, 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 other 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 well over $A1,000. 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 - $A425 - Nice Good Used - $A595 ($US399) - Clean FU - $A925 - Or for the perfectionist - hand selected Superb Used complete set of 34: $1,650. 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 be sure to specify your wanted GRADE.)
Roo "Upgrade" Kit: Add these 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 $US490 at $695 is near HALF CAT.
My price for these 5 ''Upgrade'' stamps: Spacefillers - $A345 Average Used - $A525 - Nice Good Used - $A695 - Clean FU - $A975 - Or for the perfectionist - a hand selected SUPERB Used complete set of 5: $A1,625 - (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 diff. 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
Yemen Arab Republic, 1975 Revolution 25 Fils, Fully *Imperforate* Pane 50 MUH - Just $A6 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 $A6 each - superb ebayer opportunity to offer in imperf pairs and blocks 4 - an easy treble your money deal here surely? about $US20 at $A300 - Stock 492RJ
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 $US625 as I type, at $A899 Stock 782KQ
Belgium rare 1952 Koekelberg Basilica Fund Mini Sheet fine unused, Cat £600 - just $A200! - A super scarce post war Europe sheet, and being over 70 year old now, not many unused are encountered. A large sheet, very fresh unused, and of high face value - few in the early post war years were buying such items. SG 1392, Cat £600=$A1,200 as mint. Show me another for sale! FU with neat Koekelberg cds, $A200 (Stock 691JK) Or Unused as shown $US140 at just $A200 - Stock 691JX
Ceylon 1927-29 KGV 20 Rupee top value, bright and attractive - just $A200! - 20 Rupee KGV dull purple and blue, overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ bright and attractive MVLH. Only a few 100 literally of these were send to UPU member countries, where near all still reside today in Archive collections. It is 100 times scarcer than the issued mint stamp. SG #367s - this was the £2 Roo top face value of Ceylon, near a Century back. Real ‘Eye Candy’ in nice shape, and NEVER offered globally really. Bought very well in an Estate to sell fast - so out it goes at what last year’s Australia Post Annual Stamp Album costs retail - quite insane. What will THAT be worth in 10 years’ time??!! $A200 - Stock 582KA
India 1882 Q.Vic 1 Anna, 6 Pies Sepia Brown INVERTED watermark - A rarely seen printing error. Watermark easily seen on the stamp. Neat upright cds of ‘Calcutta - AU 12 - 89’. SG 90w £550=$A1,100. (Mint are unknown and of used, only a few copies are recorded, hence the high cat.) Clean and flat and fresh and attractive, great perfs, light cancel, and totally free of the usual hinges, thins, creases, and typical gook and gunk and ageing etc, near always seen on these Indian stamps, after 141 years. SG Cat $1,100 – just $A415 – Stock 493JK
France nice M+U early collection 1849-1922, SG $6,600 for $A995! - France early collection 1849 to 1922 on original old 100 year old 'MAURY - PARIS' album pages, Mint and used. Many of the mint are fine **MUH** original gum - even the high cat items. MANY pics here - www.tinyurl.com/France-Coll - France retail for those, are the same premiums as early Roos - 300%-400% higher than hinged. SG cat £3,325 = $A6,600. And ADD a large figure extra for the MUH. A genuine and untouched collection formed in France, and not seen for near 100 years - never been on the market before - from the family Estate. Collector seemed to attempt to get one of each, in as good condition as he could afford. Some small faults here - yes of course from this era, but many are superb - indeed MUH - above average type condition across the range. Only 15% of hinged SG at $995 or $US695 ... and a large premium is necessary for the MUH 19th Century. $A995 - Stock 826LY
AUSTRALIA 1993 $1.05 Dinosaur top value x **1,000** VFU = SG £1,500 for just $A150 - or $US99!!! - What a deal! Someone bought about 1000 copies of these top value ‘Minmi’ Dinosaurs and now 30 years later I get them in an Estate. Superb full gum - the buyer paid face value, or over $1000 as family said he had a project in mind for them. SG 1428 - Cat £1,500 = $A3,000 used, and ASC 1412 at $2,000 used. All superb corner cancel with GPO Melbourne corner cancel. Will be a superb re-seller for someone - list them on ebay per 50 or 100 etc and you’ll do very well I am sure. Dinosaur is a massive topical seller. SG Cat £1,500, and actual PO cost over $1,000 - out they go for just $US99 or $A150 - Stock 627EX
Russia 1980 Olympics set of 13 flat MUH sheets of 36, Cat $1000 - Just $A125! - What a hoard! Owner bought these in the lead up to the Olympics in 1980. THIRTEEN flat MUH sheets 36 all in the special Cumberland pages for easy flat storage. Heaps of pix here - and checklist - www.tinyurl.com/Moscow80 - Plus 4 x MUH mini sheets. Detailed checklist shown on link above – coming to Cat 626.65 Euro, or about $A1,000. 468 stamps, plus the mini sheets. Superb for an Olympic collector or an ebay – offer these in BLOCKS and they will see well at THIS entry price. $A125 - Stock 139MJ
Sierra Leone, Winston Churchill/Margai INVERTED Overprint and 50c Omitted: The rare 1964/1965 Sir Winston Churchill/Sir Milton Margai joint Memorial issue. 50c on 4d Blushing Hibiscus, with the overprint inverted AND the 50c omitted! Superb fresh mint - near 60 years old now. The overprint is of the expensive raised ink ‘VERCO’ type style and no forgeries are known or reported as only a part sheet was found. SG 370ab, miles undercatalogued - £225=$A450. You’ll never see another! $A185 - Stock 564LP
2000 Olympics Australia Post “Golden Heroes” numbered book: Pristine condition - Australia Post issue price was $245.00 - 22 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 1,300 available to the public, and each were individually numbered. Most still are in keepsake collections. 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 22 years since - they are truly SCARCE! A TON more photos of it here - www.tinyurl.com/HeroesAP - Just over $US199 at $A295 Stock 928GD
Italy 1863 10c Brown Ochre, Victoria Emmanuel II attractive MLH. SG $7,500, for just $375 – Italy’s Fifth rarest face different stamp. Fresh MLH condition, for 160 years old with original gum. Better than usual perfs and centering as you can see and with usual minor issues for this great age, being a crease lower left, but very nice facial appearance. The large Crown watermark as usual shows a little on face on mint. SG 11, Cat £3,750= $A7,500. Was in a juicy 1898 SG Imperial album, and had been there for some time I’d suggest. Bought very well - a most attractive copy of a very rare European classic. Priced to sell fast at just 5% of Gibbons at $A375 - Stock 743BK
SA, QLD, NZ Chalon stamps etc, Perkins Bacon *STAR WATERMARK* paper in block 42!!! - For Australia States + NZ and other collectors - a genuine block of Perkins Bacon Limited London, Star Watermark blank paper. In an amazing find, I recently bought from the UK, a full press sheet pull of the Perkins Bacon “Star” watermark, on thin, hand-made, deckle edged paper. Perkins Bacon used this exact Star Watermark to print the early imperforate stamps of many Crown Agent colonies - including Queensland, South Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania etc. The sheet was quite fresh, as are most things that have been in the UK for 160 years. The proof pull, on thin hand-made, wobbly deckle edged, ungummed paper, has the usual storage wrinkling on some units, which does not show on scans for some reason, as it is light, and colourless.
The outer margins all have the 5 parallel decorative watermark lines as you can see, and the double lined word seriffed “POSTAGE” along the edge, as you can also see. I carefully cut the sheet up into more convenient sized pieces for collectors to display on their album pages, or on a Hagner sheet etc, or to re-sell. The “Postage” inscription block of 42 for just $A235 is all I have left, and would make a wonderful centrepiece page to any collection. (Stock 582HF) For those exhibiting any of these areas, a piece of this paper would-be a very interesting and unusual and "Important" addition to the early pages of your Queen Victoria collection. Or, you can cut them into imperf pairs or blocks 4, and offer them on ebay etc, and you may get some VERRRY interesting results! Prices are very affordable as you can see, for something so totally unusual. Never in 45 years of dealing have I had these before. Very pretty marginal block of 42 with near all of the double lined "POSTAGE" margin watermark and 5 lines at $5.50 each - $A235 - Stock 582HF
Nigeria 1992 Barcelona Olympic MUH corner block 4 *totally IMPERF!* - just $A70 Fresh MUH on the 'Nigeria' watermarked paper. With all the colourful Plate numbers, and also the PO sheet number. Depicting Emmanuel Oghenejobo who was a TaeKwanDo Silver medalist in the Men's Heavyweight Division. I do not have a SG 'Africa' cat but assume these have decent value. Never seen these before. 31 years old now and they are not making any more! Olympic stamps are HOT topicals. Modern Nigeria is not my strong suit (!) but I did see this imperf block offered at $A400 posted, plus 10% import GST - www.ebay.ie/itm/115390972902 - $A70 - Stock 584GH
Sudan Postman on Camel set 16, 1940/48 fresh MVLH SG £172: $A130 - The 1940/41 Surcharge pair, SG 79/80 cat £90. And 1948 Camels definitive set 14 to 10 Piastre. SG 96/109 £82. Fresh Bright MVLH – SG Cat £172=$A340 for just $A130 or $US90. TOUGH run to find! Fresh bright MVLH .. gorgeous deep original colours on these totally iconic Postman On Camel design stamps. THE prettiest set in any KGVI album. If you listed these on eBay, your account would be closed, and PayPal would do so too! Due to the loopy USA restrictions on hot beds of commie enclaves like Sudan and Cuba it seems - and their stamps from 80 years back. $A130 - Stock 369LG
Reduced $85 to as low as just $A90! (Or $US62 as I type) Superb hard bound, with dust cover
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 $175. Discounted to as low at $A90 each!
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 related Pacific area, inc all Norfolk) 2023 - 465 pages full colour - $A85 (Stock 762TX)
Brusden White - ACSC - 'Postage Dues, inc Vic & NSW'' - NOW IN *FULL COLOUR* - New Large A4 format - $A125 (Stock 483KQ)
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)
Brusden White 'DECIMALS 1966-2001' new large A4 COLOUR, 2 huge Volumes, near 1,200 pages! - $A360 (Stock 582KQ)
FULL COLOUR 2022 Huge A4 ACSC "Australia KGV Reign" Cat ~325 pages - $A175 (Stock 382KX)
New SG *2023* Part One Commonwealth Catalogue" Cat ~800 pages - $A235 (Stock 579GAR)
Brusden White - ACSC 'Stamp Booklets' - 1904-2001 - SUPERB! 3rd Editon, Full Colour, 190 pages, detail packed. Large A4 size - $A125 - Stock 398RT
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 centrepiece. 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.
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 $US615 at $A875 Stock 624HB
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 totally free of the usual gook and gunk and thins, and tears, and old hinges and foxing etc after 170 years. Guaranteed by me to be free of any usual repairs found on these after 170 years. 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 $US399 as I type now, at $A595 - Stock 459AK
Hugh Freeman’s debut “NSW NUMERAL CANCELLATIONS” on CD Rom just $A40! I still have a few copies left of the NSW CD Rom shown above for $A40[/color][/b] of Hugh Freeman’s debut “NSW NUMERAL CANCELLATIONS” epic 400 page work. High resolution CD Rom of the huge NSW cancels handbook, with rarity ratings on all, exactly as it appears in the 400 page printed version, with all colour photos etc. Detailed review of it all here – www.tinyurl.com/FreemanCD - Only 220 numbered copies were ever done for the world - these fetched up to $440 at Public Auctions - see many comments on this superb work here - www.tinyurl.com/HughCD and with shipping cost added, was hence not economic for many, especially overseas, with $100 shipping added for over 2 Kg.
I secured a few CD Roms off Hugh which can be mailed as a large letter, and not a 2+ kilo book! Exact same contents - just $400 cheaper! All in a white CD protector for your stamp library or den - full colour CD label as shown. Finding just one vaguely scarcer numeral cancel, on NSW or early Roos stamps, will repay this modest cost TEN times over – so an essential for every dealer and collector. Just $US25 as I type! Or buy one for a local friend or stamp buddy, or sell it off on ebay etc, and save even more, as post is exactly the same globally for 1 or 2 CDs - ONE for $A40 or $US27 (Stock 637KA ) or TWO for $A70 (637KB ) or THREE for $A90 (Stock 637KC ) - Global air post is a flat $5, for 1 or 2 or 3 CDs
Australia £2 Black and Red Kangaroo, attractive Used: - The ONE stamp missing from near all Australian collections globally, is the “2 Pound Roo”. They have never been cheap, and they get dearer each and every year of course, so secure one NOW. Indeed, the value of these, generally has beaten out the inflation rate every year in the past many decades. They were used on heavy parcels, and MOST have condition issues as a result of that. Such as tears, scuffs, creases, thins, greasy stains or perforation problems etc, etc. This one is better than usually found in all those respects. Clean and flat. A very attractive and truly acceptable copy as you can see. Top examples are touching $1,200 these days.
About as light and crisp a corner cds as you’ll ever see on a £2 Roo - often mutilated with smeary ugly 'KILLER' Parcel Branch cancels! NO CTO copies were ever made or possible in the later £2 watermarks, so nice looking postal used, FAULT FREE corner cancel examples are very highly sought - globally. Clean and fresh, and deep rich bright colours, and totally free of the gook and gunk and hinges and thins and creases etc, so common on these heavy parcel usage stamps. Used in 1930s, The Great Depression - this was a fortnight’s wages for anyone who HAD a job! Juzwin retail for far lesser copies is $875. ACSC 58b, Cat $900 for average used, SG 138, Cat £650=$A1,300 as average used. Half SG cat for a VFU stamp - About $US440 at $A650 - Stock 465BP
Stockcard Ceylon QV Imperf Earlies SG $670 - $A100 - Interesting range and in pretty good shape – far better than usual for these. Correct current SG Cat £340 = $A670. (A few have gone up since scan done!) Only 15% of SG cat. Imperf stamps back to 1857, yet priced at a TON less cost that the current AP PO year book! $A100 - Stock 413TL
GB 1840 “Penny Black” Attractive used - $A250: "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 "B.D." with a lightly struck Maltese Cross cancel. Every collector wants a "Penny Black" on the frontispiece page of their album, no matter what country they collect. If your initials are “B.D.” - even better! SG 3, with Black Maltese Cross - 'From £500' = $A950. for the very cheapest plate. 1d Grey-Black, 4 margins, clear to large, 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. Great eye-appeal, as you can see for $700 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 about $US165 as I type: just $A250 - Stock 252EJ
SAUDI ARABIA MUH hoard blocks 1960s-1980 Cat $A3,500 for $A650 or about $US430! WHAT a juicy hoard, from this super popular area. An immensely wealthy local population, who are very keen on stamps, and buying of them as New Issues has not been the case, until recent times. More pix and checklist here - www.tinyurl.com/SaudiMUH - These older issues ARE Liquid Gold. Inc 5 x scarce 1984 Solar Village Mini sheets, cat £100 each for starters! Full checklist on link above. Total SG Cat £1,766=$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 $US440 as I type, at just $A650! Stock 746DC
1967 Niue 50c ‘Arms’ stamp, spectacular MISPERF pair - just $A135!: 1967 50c Pale Yellow-Green ARMS issue, on SIDEWAYS watermarked paper. Perf 14, MUH with spectacular variety 'Grossly Misplaced Perfs' MUH, SG 136 variation. The most striking mis-perforated stamp pair that I have EVER seen offered on any NZ ‘Arms’ stamp, that ordinarily are nicely centred. Now 55 years old, and both are fresh MUH - $US90 or $A135(Stock 593KA)
HUGE 500g bags of Lighthouse black or clear stamp mounts. Range of sizes in each: I sell 100s bags a year of these. Everyone needs a selection of mounts in a range of sizes in the stamp den - for various reasons. The only way to get them usually, is to buy a pack of 10 mounts for $20, and never use the others in most cases. And you need to buy a stack of $20 packs, to have a basic range of sizes. A few little packs of those costs MORE than this huge bag. "Lighthouse" in Germany offers special bulk 500g (over 1 lb weight) packs of them to dealers, at a FRACTION of the price of buying them in separate packs. Cheap at the usual retail of $A115. But WAY under that from me. 30% less. The perfect item to have in ANY stamp den. A huge range of height sizes, from short to massive ..... so pretty much every possible stamp sheet, pair, strip, mini sheet, sheetlet or block can be mounted, safely and quickly.
HEAPS more pix and prices here - www.tinyurl.com/BagMounts - All are fully gummed on back as always, so simply lick them - and you are away. Top of the range German LIGHTHOUSE quality. A STACK of mounts for each size .. hard to show in photo. Normal mounts in strips and blocks .. open 3 sides for most of them and the larger ones sealed top and base. Those large ones can thus be used for sheetlets or large pieces OR guillotined down to what you need in open sided mounts. All housed in a large, very thick A4/Quarto size heavy bag - fully zip resealable, to keep moisture and dust OUT. These will last you 20 years - Black or Clear - YOUR choice - same price - see link above.
QANTAS $2 Airbus A380 stamp, totally **IMPERFORATE** Block of 4 - just $A75 or $US46!: Australia Post a few years back, released just 750 x IMPERFORATE uncut press sheets of these $2 stamps. A FIRST from anywhere. Striking and varnished etc. You needed to phone a special '800' number after midday, and maximum order was one 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. Pilots and aviation fans buy them as this was a FIRST. 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 of 12 are available for just $A500 - www.tinyurl.com/QantasStamp - $A75 Stock 482YL
Barbados 1909 ‘Seal Of The Colony’ comp set 5 fresh Mint 'SPECIMEN' - The ‘Great Seal Of The Colony’ – adapted, showing Queen Victoria (who had died 8 years earlier!) in a Chariot drawn by two seahorses, clad with her royal robes and crowned, with a trident in her hand. Multiple Crown CA, complete set of 5, very fresh bight Mint ex UK source. All overprinted SPECIMEN. Super scarce thus – only a few 100 sets were done. ALL went direct to UPU members and most are still there, to this day in Official Archives. The basic set is pretty common, and is cat £100 and these SHOULD be easily 10 times that figure, but SG has barely changed the ‘SPECIMEN’ price for 40 years, and one day they will! So get them now. SG 163/169, £140=$A280. Show me another set for sale – GLOBALLY, Bought very well in an Estate to sell fast - so out it goes at what the current Australia Post Annual Stamp Album costs to buy at PO - quite insane. What will THAT be worth in 10 years' time??!! $A125 - Stock 649BL
Italy 1933 Graf Zeppelins complete set of 6 Fine Used for $A450 = $US330: - Removed these from a fine WW2 formed collection in SG World album. Clean and fresh and all signed/expertised on reverse - looks like Diena. Sold as seen - fresh and bright and clean especially for 90 years old, and free of old hinge remains, and gook and gunk and aging etc. A rare set, as these were issued at the height of the Great Depression, and this was a fortune at that time. Sold as seen - SG 372/2377 - Cat £2,015. A set missing from near EVERY Italy collection globally, and near all Zeppelin Collections too. About $US335 at $A450 - Stock 495LK
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 $US99 as I type - $A150 - Stock 392JX
Greece 1900 Olympics 1 Drachma on 5 Drachma Green VFU - Cat £350 for $A150! - One of the scarcest Olympic stamps of all time. The Key to the 1900 set and mint or used a very valuable stamp, overprinted on the classic 1896 initial Olympic issue - the world's first. Lovely crisp dated 'Socked On The Nose' early 1900s ‘Thimble’ cds as can be seen. Clean and flat and fresh and attractive and Expertised, usual centering for this series, great perfs, light central cancel, and totally free of the usual hinges, thins, creases, and typical gook and gunk and ageing etc, near always seen on these, after 123 years. SG 151, £350 = $A700. Bought well in an old Estate, so out it goes as a Xmas Special, for just $A150! Stock 764BL
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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 or $US735. (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: $US195 at $A295 Stock 428YT
ICELAND the rare 1950 Mega Top Value 25 Krona in a **MUH** Block 4 - This was about a week's wages back then in the Post War period! MEGA face value - the next highest was FIVE Krona. Depicting the historic Parliament Building, this is SINGLE LINE perforated as can be seen, with good perfs and centering. USED are not too hard to source off parcel mail, but **MUH** in a Block is near unheard of, due to massive face - from over 70 years back. SG #308, cat £900=$A1,800 as 4 singles, and a large premium in a BLOCK. Bought well so priced to sell fast at $1,150 UNDER SG ... $US440 - $A650 - Stock 824LK
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LED Magnifier in zippered storage case - Hint as a Gift! - Here’s something absolutely EVERY reader of this email needs Only $A52 = $US35 - 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
Australia 1913 3d Roo First Wmk, horizontal 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 superb 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 added 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 or $US475 - Stock 524VC
NEW Editions of Brusden White *ACSC* KGVI and QE2 Pre-Decimal in COLOUR: 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 vast 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
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 482HQ
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Geoff Kellow the superb 'Stamps Of Victoria' Retail $175 - *WEB SPECIAL* at $A115 or $US71: "The Stamps of Victoria", by Dr Geoff Kellow, FRPSL, RDP. The definitive publication on this subject, this book presents in a comprehensive and readable form, an in-depth treatment of all of Victoria's stamps. For each Victorian stamp, a history is presented in its entirety, including design essays and printer's proofs. It is large A4 format hardbound and beautifully illustrated (approximately 900 illustrations), many in colour, over 400 pages. Still the pre-eminent reference, this book presents an in-depth treatment of all of Victoria's stamps. For each stamp a history is presented in its entirety, commencing with essays and proofs, production techniques, printing characteristics and quantities. All known errors and varieties are discussed. Extensively illustrated. Awarded a FIP Gold Medal as a publication. A must-have reference for collectors and EVERY dealer, and those interested in the Philately, and history of Victoria. This superb publication has won many awards at Philatelic Exhibitions including a Gold Medal at FIP Kuala Lumpur. High original price - of retail $A175 - and I have seen these get as high as $200 + buyer's premium at auction. Found some BRAND NEW books in a carton in my stock room! NO-ONE else GLOBALLY has this in stock. No-one.
THE Ultimate reference on Victoria. Quoted as "The Bible" by most. Large hardbound by RPSV. Almost never offered. Profuse illustrations, incl colour plates. With original gloss outer dust jacket. BRAND NEW. Stamps, Stamp Duties, Dues, Railways, excellent Postal Stationary, forgeries, reprints, Specimens, CTOs - the WORKS on this state - and all compiled by Dr. Kellow, the man who had a superb personal collection of this state. And he worked using full access to Rodney Perry’s collection too - who owned THE finest collection ever formed of this State - surpassing even Bill Purves superb efforts. Numbers sold, and numbers printed and listed for many issues .. info found nowhere else. Detailed write ups of how to sort printings within printings. For the early Victoria issues that info is a GOLDMINE! Unbeatable preface on printing and perforation styles used. Brilliant coverage on the complicated "Half Lengths". The much thinner, modern era, Robert Gibbs "GRI" book sold for $A750 at a Prestige Auction sale, so superb content hard-cover books, in a small print run always do very well long term. Retail $175 - Save $60 at just $US75 or $A115 Stock 842FQ or TWO for $A200 or $US135 - Stock 842FR
Luxembourg 1956 **RARE** Europa set 3, Hoard - Superb MUH. SG Cat £700=$A1,400, for well under 7% of SG - at $US78!: 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 66 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 or $US170 (Stock 568UR ) - One set 3, SG 607/609, cat £700=$A1,400 - $US71 or $A115 - Stock 568UQ
GB 1877 Queen Victoria 10/- Grey Green ‘TELEGRAPHS’ bright SPECIMEN copy – The Type 9 ‘Specimen’ font - the one used for UPU distribution so only a few 100 ever done, near all of which are still in PO Archive collections. Gibbons now list and price these TELEGRAPH issues at long last, and naturally global demand has since exploded for them, as they are ‘now in the book’. The same thing occurred for Australia inverted watermarks – once SG listed them globally, demand and prices went CRAZY as we know! Lettered ‘E.H’ and with the large Maltese Cross watermark, same as on the high value QV stamp issues. Have never had a 10/- before – they are incredibly scarce, especially Mint. SG T16, £1,750 as normal, and maybe ONE copy a year is offered for sale. A very rare high value, fresh unused, deep bright colour and VERY affordable. $US215 at $A325 – Stock 514KA
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 $US335 at $A500 - Stock 395KC
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Australia Post in 2016, issued THEIR scarcest new issue for 100+ years - see photo below. A genuine local and totally official "Emergency" postal issue, as the dullards in Australia Post had not planned for our new $1 postage rate from 70c too well, and were wildly short of 30c stamps.
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!
These sets ARE now listed in Stanley Gibbons with full catalogue numbers and £250 PER stamp pricing - SG 4492/4497. And also listed and priced at $2,500 a set 6 in the Seven Seas Stamps "Australian Stamp Catalogue", Renniks "Stamps Of Australia" etc. The Renniks 'Stamps Of Australia' cat has these at $4,500 a set of 6 mint. If you collect Australia you MUST source these, OR be incomplete.
This set 6 recently sold for $7,900 - more detail on link below
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 that they have been allocated full SG Numbers and pricing - full details here - www.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, and was in UK Magazines -
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Adelaide 2016 30c Emergency Set of 6 - My today's price of $A1,995 ($US1,235) per set of 6 - Stock 582GY - will seem cheap next year!
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.
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. About $US199 at $A300 - Stock 792HQ
AAT 1979 1st Flight 170 sets postal USED sets in GUTTER PAIRS! Just $A99 - AAT 1979 sets on piece mostly CTO gutter pairs, blocks SG 35/6 cat value £340=$A680. Interesting lot. Created by me back over 40 years back when these were current. Been lost in an old box ever since in my junk cave here! I recognised that these were not going to see any real POSTAL use, as these stamps were only available from Philatelic Offices at GPOs in those days. So I bought 200 sets, near all in traffic light GUTTER PAIRS and mailed them to folks who were posting me material I'd bought.
About 170 SETS of 2 got back to me - all POSTALLY used, paying correct prevailing rates. A GOLDMINE lot for someone to ebay over a period, as all are UNIQUE and AAT is HOT globally, and postally used on PIECE near unheard of. SG 35/36 cat £340 (=$A680) as 170 used sets OFF piece. (i.e. SG cat used is £1.85 a pair of single stamps. Add a ton of premium for used GUTTER pairs, and a premium for postal used in ISSUE PERIOD as these clearly are .. all around 1980. A once in a lifetime lot for just $A99 - SG Cat $A680++++ Indeed many have extra AAT stamps used as well - with Ship Values to $1 top value - these I have NOT included in SG catalogue value above. Those extras are essentially "free" to the buyer. $A99 - Stock 345SC
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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 $US175 at $A265 Stock 912AX
Australia 1913 10/- First Watermark Kangaroo fresh bright *MUH* Cat $7,500 for $2,000! - Fresh MUH, superb deep colours that the scan does no justice to actually. Centered low as many of these are. ACSC 47, Cat $7,500. Last bought by a Doctor in 1985, and now dispersing his fine collection that I bought well, saving us both the massive auction house commissions at both ends. Like Arthur Gray, he bought in that same era - while all the other geniuses of the time were buying 1971 Xmas blocks 25, and MUH Nauru Decimal Collections etc! THOSE were the days to buy Bi-Colour Kangaroos. These go up in value each year. He has an attractive *MUH* 1913 £1 Brown and Blue etc, and the most SUPERB Used looking £1 Brown and Blue THIRD watermark you’ll ever see etc, and a CTO £1 Grey Third etc. Let me know what you are after. About $US1,340 at $A2,000 - Stock 392LG
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 $US120 as I type this. $A180 - Stock 742JA
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. $US68 - $A110 (Stock 397KQ )
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Australia 1984 30c FRAMA set 7 x FIFTY sets MUH =$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! $US130 - $A195 - Stock 482KQ
Hutt River Province 1975 Mini Sheet #1 x **440** Retail $3,080 - just $A245 or $US155!: 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 - ask me! 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 or US$165 (Stock 462BX)
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 $US50 - 240 MUH stamps (Stock 637AU)
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 $US99!: $A150 ( - Stock 815LX
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 $US2150 right now - $A325 Stock 836KF
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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 = $A1,250. 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 US$3.5 apiece - Cat £650, retail $1,500. Just $US165 - $A250 Stock 782RT
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)
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 - see SG footnote. A cover with 3 copies of this, 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 stamps MUH or clean FU (do specifiy) - for $US215 or $A320 Stock 107CT
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 $US670 at $A999 Stock 672KQ
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! $US83 as I type - $A125 - Stock 614RL
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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 Invercargill 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! About $US90 at $A135 - Stock 423LQ
Rare ‘Emergency Overprints’:
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 $A200 ~$US125 (Stock 928XG) or Fine Used set 11 for $A140 (Stock 928XH) Complete Set 20 as illustrated for $A300 or ~$US185 (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 $A200 ~$US135 Stock 928XH
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! $US150 - or $A225 Stock 462KY
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
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 $US265 - $A399 Stock 782KQ
Australia Post Annual "Year Books" Black LEATHER "Executive"
Editions complete – Book #1, to 2000 - 22% off - *$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 - Abut $US1,125 at $A1,695 Stock 451WX
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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 $US6200 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 $US5,440 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 $US5,700 - $A8,500 (Stock 583EF ) - or just $A1,700 apiece!
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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 - 16 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. 6Believed 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, 16 years back, when ACSC cat was $35,000 LESS! The ULTIMATE piece to place in the ''Bottom Drawer'', in this low interest rate climate, or in weak $A for foreign buyers. Payment arrangements over several months never an issue. About $US39,500 at $A58,975 - Stock 624JK
1918 10/- Kangaroo Grey and Bright Aniline Pink, Superb Used: This WWI 10/- Roo is REALLY hard to source in VFU grade. It was a fortune back then, and was used on very heavy parcels, and the stamps got banged and bashed about and damaged - near all my used stock is defective. These are MANY times scarcer than the 20 year later 10/- CofA watermark Roos. A beauty, with ‘SYDNEY - 20’ GPO cancel, totally clean of the Roo, and totally superior perfs and centering for any Third Watermark 10/-. Clean and fresh, and free of the usual hinges and gook and gunk and aging of a Century old stamp. Deep, vibrant, glowing colour as you can see. SG 43a, £325=$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 - $US270 - $A400 - Stock 425AX
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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 - about $US99 - Stock 435BL
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.
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. About $US200 right now. $A299 - Stock 284KQ
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 $US665 at $A995 - Stock 482KC
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! About $US105 at $A160 - Stock 284YQ
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 $A99 (Stock 287LR)
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18K Solid Gold and Sterling Silver German OTTO HUTT Fountain Pen, brand new: **$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 $US570 - $A850 Stock 386LX
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 $US285), 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 $US165 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
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 - Under $US160 - $A240 Stock 782DV
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.
Please order via new HTTPS encrypted SECURE site - www.tinyurl.com/GlensOrder 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.
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.
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!
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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