I update this page each day or two. Anything sold is removed immediately. These offers below are ALL in stock. Glen.
They are listed in no order whatever - too busy - use your 'CTRL+F' keys to allow you to search for ANYTHING on this page. i.e. type 'Tasmania' or 'Canada' in there and all listings with those words in here, show up etc.
When these lots are SOLD via a competed order form, they are removed forever - very fast. Each month, dozens of folks order something that has just been sold to others. Often the items were UNIQUE, so never hesitate!
Have just gone 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. 30 years of nice GB FDC - 260 Diff - SG Cat $3,000 for just $A400! Stanley Gibbon’s ‘Stamps Of The World’ Cat 2023, 6 Vols: 10% off! The Brand New ACSC 'Colonies 1901-1913' - 353 huge A4 pages in COLOUR - $A185. A nice Used Kangaroo to 5/-s & KGV heads collection for just $A295! India 1882 Q.Vic 1 Anna, 6 Pies Sepia Brown INVERTED Watermark at $600 UNDER SG! Save $650 legally on your ebay sendings, or work mail, by buying a box of current and legitimate $1.20 peel'n'stick animal stamps off me. Do pass this offer on to your Boss, or friends in business.
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 - near *40% under retail* until stock is gone - www.tinyurl.com/lighthouseSB - NEXT load arrives November so do be FAST. And I am low on MOST sizes of Hagner sheets too – so order those now. New stock also takes 3-4 months ex UK.
June 1 here now - FIRST official day of WINTER downunder - The $A has weakened badly in recent times - a SUPERB time for Americans to buy up! It is like a 'Turkey Shoot' as they say there! A $A1,000 piece costs an American only about $US650 today. Even STERLING (near 2 to 1) 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 foundered 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, as we know. Banks are failing and faltering globally. And the oil markets, Gold and commodity prices, and currency markets, have been WILDLY erratic due to the Ukraine tragedy, 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!**
www.stampboards.com that you are reading now, underwent a MASSIVE upgrade this week. Moving to even more powerful USA based dedicated servers, with TWICE the capacity we already had. Far faster, more secure, and with new email facility upgrades. 100s of hours of work behind the scenes - all still totally FREE to users, and NO annoying ads all over the place.
Read about all the tech details of it here - www.tinyurl.com/2023-SBd - So ALL members here should please send a beer and Pizza to tech-whizz Yuriy in New York via PayPal on link above, who does all this superb work at ZERO cost to you. The world's LARGEST stamp Bulletin board, with over 10 MILLION posts, and 2 MILLION stamp images The WIKIPEDIA of stamp collecting. Totally free to join - do that now! - www.tinyurl.com/SB-Join - your 'Stamp Club In The Cloud'!
SUGGESTION .. check your email SPAMBOX please. As my client emails are wordy, and often contain shock/horror words like - 'Discounts', 'Save', 'Bargains' and 'Specials' etc, some programs auto 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 near 40% under retail - www.tinyurl.com/lighthouseSB
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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/MonacoFI and HERE - www.tinyurl.com/IOM-Charles
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 globally, sadly. My initial aim is to plant 20,000 Trees funded totally by collectors.
Buy a box of current $1.20 Peel and Stick stamps and save $650! - 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 $1,750 cash - save $650 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 $1,200, for $A900 cash - Stock 692JX . In these very toughest of economic times, legally saving $650 a box of 2000 is a quite MASSIVE plus - $A1,750 cash - Stock 692JW
*** HOT OFF THE PRESS!! *** Be the first in your city to own one! ACSC Federation Era, Aust. States Catalogue - a massive 352 x large A4 pages, and now all in FULL COLOUR. Far thicker than the huge recent 'KGV' Volume even. This is THE hottest area of collecting here - these are all truly 'AUSTRALIAN' stamps, being issued after Federation in 1901. This new edition updates the debut 2004 section, that was included in the 'Kangaroos 4th edition', and is in the new full colour, large page, A4 format. I routinely got $150 for that 20-year-old book, as it was the ONLY source of this info. All the listings and prices have been extensively revised, many with massive price increases, and with many new discoveries and finds being listed and priced. Further archival information has been included, and numerous new illustrations have been added. Have pre-sold 23 copies! Adding in 1 or more of the other TEN x ACSC Volumes, generally adds zero, or very little extra mail cost - see all 10 vols listed here - www.tinyurl.com/SetACSC
Numbers printed and sold are included where known, of EACH printing, and perf and watermark change - an invaluable resource. Proofs and essays, and all official CTOs, and all SPECIMENS - Imperforates and part perforates are listed and priced here, as are all known constant plate varieties, sheet sizes are given, watermark inverts etc, monograms and imperfs shades, and ALL official perfins etc. All perforation variants are listed and priced, and ON COVER PRICES are given - a goldmine area for collectors and re-sellers. ONE medium find, just once in your life, will pay for this book. These are HUGE - near 1.5 kilo, (over 3lbs) so a 'parcel' for postage purposes. I mail in special rigid book mailing boxes, not flimsy padded bags that often ding and dent the book in transit etc. And best of all I use superb VFU intelligent and unusual franking, protected when cancelled UNDER PLASTIC - worth far more retail fine used, than you pay in shipping cost! Only about $US120 at $A185 - Stock 385BJ
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
Superb set of 32 different Post Office Die Proofs - $15 EACH! - An amazing lot, that 99.9% of readers of this have never see before. Raised print, recess intaglio in green, from the original steel plates, and produced by Australia Post, for a special Deluxe album, and only a tiny number of sets exist globally. A wonderful range of issues from AAT 1957 stamp #1, and many iconic stamp are here, like the legendary 5/- Green Sydney Harbour Bridge issue in a DIE PROOF. Abacus Auctions sold a similar imperf proof of this a month back for $32,000, that was heavily foxed which of course will get worse and worse and worse over time. YOU pay just $A15! A superb looking set of 32, all superb raised print, recess intaglio, on high quality, acid free, light glazed card. A brilliant addition to ANY Australia collection. One very cool pair are the 1931 6d Kingsford Smith Airmail. We have proofs here of the issued version, and the almost issued version, with side wording AIR MAIL - SERVICE - being vertical on both sides as you can see side by side in photo above. A $100 proof on its own. All 32 for just $A15 apiece - $US325 at $A499 - Stock 264LC
1913 Kangaroo First Watermark 3d Deep Olive, Large “OS”, fresh MVLH - Cat $750+++ for $A499!: - A surprisingly scarce stamp in ANY shape. 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. SG #O5. lean and fresh MVLH original flat gum, and gorgeous deep rich colour with a FAINT hinge touch. With 2010 Expert Photo Certificate - ‘Mint lightly hinged - fresh original gum’.
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. 105% genuine of course, and Juzwin pricelist says add 100% for better centred examples - so a $1,500 stamp really! ACSC 12ba $A750. For the astute buyer, who realises this is a 1 in 50 example. Just $A499 - Stock 457JK
Australia coll 1914-1980s in expensive SG ‘SIMPLEX’ springback album - $A150 - A red Gibbons ‘SIMPLEX’ Springback - collection started in 1948 – 75 years ago. Lots more pix here - www.tinyurl.com/Simplex-SG - Handy KGV heads, lots of KEY 1930s Commems in nice looking shape (very high retail) and useful thereafter. Cheap Estate lot. $A175 - Stock 624KR
GB 1935 Silver Jubilee Booklet 3/- COMPLETE with *inverted watermark* panes! - A totally COMPLETE booklet – very scarce after 90 years. Has one pane of 4 of the ½d green, and 1d Red pane, FIVE complete panes of the 1½d brown, Plus a pane of the airmail labels etc. The ½d pane are all Inverted wmk, as is ONE of the 1½d panes, and the other 4 x 1½d are normal wmk. Stamps fresh and untoned. SG 453AW, 454, 455a x 4, 455AW x 1. SG 'Concise' cat as PANES alone MUH is £270=$A540. And add a good premium for all being in a complete stitched and untouched booklet. Bought well from estate at clear at just $A175 – or 90 quid. An ESSENTIAL for any KGV booklet collector, or 1935 Silver Jubilee fan. Ebay price over $A300 posted for same edition, PLUS 10% on it all - with NORMAL WATERMARKS from large dealer! - www.ebay.ie/itm/384437284743 - just $A175 - Stock 216KR
United Nations Clean Mint Coll on Harris leaves, from SG 1, inc Rare 1955 M/Sheet! Reduced $A20 to $A125 - Lovely complete run for over 25 years, from the very First issue in 1951 - inc the scarce Mini Sheet from 1955. superbly fresh and clean - that MS is the absolutely KEY philatelic piece from the UN .. by a country mile. UN 1955 Mini Sheet is superb and fresh. SG £140=$A275 ... I sell these for $A100 ALONE! Terrific buy for someone. Not all pages shown above here - www.tinyurl.com/UN-Coll - 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??!! Reduced $A20 to $A125! - Stock 424GK
Australia Roos and KGV M+U coll on stock pages. $A295 - JUICY lot exactly as received from Estate. Roos to 5/- (x 3) inc a superb used key 5d Brown - retail $60 thus, and is cat £48 alone. KGV to 1/4d top value, both mint and used. Retail will be WELL over $1,500 on a quick look, but way too busy now to spend an hour totting it all up. Condition overall looked generally good for this era, on a quick check when taking photos. Many superb better stamps are in here. LOTS of pix here - www.tinyurl.com/UsedRoos - Take a close look at those pix - LOTS of value in the KGV heads in many perfs, watermarks and Dies etc. $A295 – stock 699HP
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 - $A130 - Stock 315AJL
1913 Kangaroo First Watermark 2/- Brown Large “OS”, FU - Cat $500 for $A200!: 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. Unusually light - MELBOURNE cds cancel - also unusual on these hi-vals, 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 - these 1913 ‘First’ Watermarks used a strange horizontal grain, long fibre paper, which was quickly abandoned after a year or two of use. This meant near ALL 1913 Roos have one or more ripped out, or very short perfs on either/both sides, due to the tough fibres not tearing apart easily. Try very carefully tearing apart a pair of cheap 1d mint Roos etc - you WILL rip out some perfs!
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++. Just $A300 - Stock 467KB
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
Aust MUH nice Decimal Coll 1966-1980s on Hagners Retail $575 - $A125! - On Hagners in nice grey leatherette binder ex Estate - Hagners and binder retail $50 alone EMPTY! So retail is $575 or so. Lovely solid MUH range all through. ASC Retail $525 plus the album/pages = $A575. ALL the key sets and material is here as can be seen in pix. Looked MUH on a quick spot check - certainly all key items, might be a LH item here and there among the cheapies. HEAPS of pix here – www.tinyurl.com/Decs-Book - Anyway, a fast clearance price at just $A125! - Stock 983TR
1922 ‘CHINA’ overprints on Hong Kong - Registered cover to GRAZ AUSTRIA! What a cool thing I was sold this week by an old client, along with other better China. A British Post Offices In China, Registered cover to GRAZ Austria, then redirected to Innsbruck, Austria. With violet straight line ‘REGISTERED’ handstamp top left, and marked by sender as ‘Via Suez’. Has a violet Registered box - SHANGHAI G.P.O. and all stamps are cancelled with ‘REGISTERED SHANGHAI G.P.O.’ ovals of ‘NOV 6-22’. Suez back stamps inc Alexandria Egypt, Nov 13, and feint GRAZ November 21, and bold arrival after redirection, to ‘INNSBRUCK 23-XII-22’ Franking on 2 sides are Cat £25 as used OFF cover, and SG notes the scarcity of any covers bearing these CHINA overprints, rating them at ‘From 30 x’ on cover = £750=$A1,500.
Wonderfully clean and flat and fresh cover, for over a century old, and very neatly opened on edge. A lovely quality stiff high gsm paper was used for the cover - clearly acid free, so it has stayed flat and perfect and foxing free. A MIRACLE for anything ex Asia a century back! 20c was the correct Registered letter rate I understand, for a double weight letter, and this surely is the ONLY cover still extant from Shanghai to AUSTRIA of all places, using these scarce overprints? They were issued March 1922, so used in November are clearly not Philatelic, and given all things CHINA are red hot, and the probably unique usage of these British Post Offices In China - a cool piece on VERY many fronts. $A400 - Stock 782KO
Oz INTERNATIONAL stamps, $515 face in Booklets for $A385! - $A130 UNDER FACE! Modern issues, from an estate, all handy peel and stick, and in flat booklets of 5 etc. Right up to the current issue types at PO's. Near all different. They are so fast and easy to use – for a $15 sending you just cancel the pane and slide into the small clear face Invoice Envelope, and bingo - all done, and your recipient receives something worth OVER $15 when used – these all have very HIGH cat as used singles, and even more when a superb CTO booklet pane of 5. OR for a booklet collector, these retail about double face mint so a $1,000 retail lot here for just $A385. A box mailed overseas can easily run to $100 – so 5 or 6 of these and you are all good to go. AND the recipient gets 4 or 5 different VFU flat booklets. YOU SAVE A COOL $135 as well, over buying from PO!! $A385 CASH - stock 692JP
1915/28 Kangaroo 10/- Aniline 3rd Wmk perf ‘OS’, corner CTO with full gum $A195 - 1915/28 3rd Watermark. Nicer than usual perfs - near all have ugly "Fluffy" or "Woolly" unpunched out perfs on these as you will know. SUPERB centering – as very few of these 'OS' Officials are. Fresh Corner CTO, from an official "Specimen" pack, with original gum. The attractive strong deep ANILINE pink and dark grey. This will always be THE prettiest looking stamp on your page. Been in a glassine for 100 years with a few other CTO full gum, yes, with full fresh original gum, from a Specimen pack. A dirt cheap way to get a 10/- Roo Third Watermark Roo. Bought this in an Estate collection today. In the pretty glowing deep Aniline Pink, with the light Melbourne GPO corner CTO cancel. Clean and fresh. Near unheard of with full gum. Take off the light cancel and we are cat $A3,750. ASCS 48wa, $200 as no gum, and with usual poor centring and perfs! Worth a 100% premium really. $A195 - Stock 842LG
1938 5/- KGVI Kenya Uganda & Tanganyika (KUT) Rare perf 13¼. SG 148 - cat £170=$340. Fresh MUH, guaranteed original gum arabic, perfect perfs and centering for these terrors. A key KGVI high value. 85 years old now. Gorgeous steel engraved, recess printed, intaglio, local design of ‘JINJA BRIDGE’, engraved and printed by De La Rue in London. This stamp is measured and guaranteed by Glen Stephens as perf 13¼ all sides - not by some clueless, amateur, ScamBay dreamer who cheerfully mis-measures the pretty common SG 148b! SG Cat $340, for average centering, and this is GEM centering - a steal at just $A150 - Stock 594BL
British New Hebrides 1938 ‘Gold Currency’ Definitive complete set 12 - Fresh, bright MVLH - way above average for these that fox and age very badly. Superb recess printed in London by Bradbury Wilkinson. bNear all are marginal copies. SG 52-63 (12) Cat £325=$A650 and full sets NEVER encountered. About $US185 = $A285 - Stock 467EK
Australia 1913 9d Roo Perf Small ‘OS’ - attractive MUH Cat $1,500 for $A525 – All the 1913 issue in MUH are scarce, and the ‘OS’ perfins even moreso, and indeed their cat values are around the same as unpunctured vals, which is crazy, as they are FIFTY times scarcer mint. All mint OS in the 1913 series are super scarce. They were never, EVER, sold to the public or dealers in Mint, hence their great scarcity thus today. Decent 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!
Deep rich colour, and this one also has good 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. Dealers like Juzwin have always added a 100% Premium on pricelists for nicer centred copies, mint or used, on 1913 OS issues, making this a pricey 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 ‘wants’. $A525 – Stock 569LQ
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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
Solomon Islands 1991 **UNISSUED** stamp - fully SG and Scott noted - Cat $550, for just *$A80* each ($US50) 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. 'LATA' is a tiny, remote, very tropical island there - population 550 persons!
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 here, plus another Dolphin stamp, all with a clear “LATA - March 12 - 1992” cds, dated part envelope to Canada - see pic above. This unique used multiple is just $A400 = $US260 - cat will be well over $US1,400. (Stock 362CB) 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 $A250 - Stock 362JA or a MUH single as pictured above, Scott Cat $A550, is around $US50 at just - $A80 - Stock 362JB
Australia 1932 5/- Bridge top margin Unhinged Mint, only $A850! - The stamp missing from 99% of Australian collections! FAR better perfs and centering than usually seen on these - remember, these were printed on what was essentially cheap, coarse weave, blotting paper, which hinge thins and tears VERY readily. And also “fluffy” or “woolly” ugly perfs are the 100% normal on these. Printed at the height of The Great Depression, and hand gummed, with the crude sandy or ‘suntanned’ Gum Arabic, as we have here. Guaranteed ORIGINAL gum unhinged stamp - even the margin is MUH! There are many corner CTO copies about, but MINT are understandably very tough. And UNHINGED mint extra so after near a century. SG 143, £425=$A850 for HINGED mint. ACSC for unhinged is $A1,500. (Regummers can’t do margin or corner copies of course.) The Centenary of this stamp is on us soon, and prices will increase then.
Then, these were all single line perforated by hand, in stacks of 20 sheets - one row at a time up, then the sheets were turned round 90° and ran through again, so centering, and all 4 corners were mostly terrible. On a block 4, all stamps are different centred as you can see from Auction photos, with weird corner perfs. Only 72,800 stamps ever printed, our rarest stamp, and near all of those were corner “CTO’d” for the Specimen packs, so mint copies are RARE, and actual postal used are seldom seen. In The Great Depression 5/- was a fortune to spend on a mint collector stamp, when anyone who HAD a job got only 10/- a week pay. A top margin MUH selvedge copy, that looks VERY attractive, bought well in a large collection lot, to sell in DAYS for just - $A850 - Stock 682AJ
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
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 782KC
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
£231 face of GB £5 Blue Machins uncancelled, for just £80! - Might be handy for someone? Mostly Fivers - plus a few other odds, as can be seen. I usually mail this sort of stuff to a dealer colleague at around half face who sends a lot of heavy parcels, but he is on vacation from May 15 for 5 weeks. Someone cheeky, might glue them onto the current white GB Buyback sheets. So out they go for 80 quid to get them off my desk - payment into my UK account if you prefer, saving currency exchange rate hassles and overseas credit card fees etc. The very prettiest stamp of the entire Machin era in my view. Two hagners of them - this is one, the other is www.tinyurl.com/231Quid - £80 – Stock 387TW (I also have a bunch of UK COMMEMS as well - miles under face!)
Ceylon 1912 x **500 Rupee** Dull Green KGV - super rare Cat £750 for just $A499 – A super scarce KGV mega high value - from the entire Commonwealth. Never had this one before. Multiple Crown CA watermark, on the chalk faced paper, as with all their high values. Attractive looking unused, with nice bright unrubbed colour after 111 years, and good perfs, superbly printed by De La Rue in London. 500 Rupees was probably a £20 Kangaroo, not a £2 Roo type face value! As evidence - their highest Queen Victoria face value was just the 1899, R2.25! SG 322 normal mint is £8,500=$A17,000 and SG even lists FISCAL cancels at £400(!!) - so a 'SPECIMEN' is the only viable option clearly, and only 500 of these were ever made, and all were forwarded to UPU countries, where most still reside in Archive collections. SG 322s, £750=$A1,500. An increasingly sought after country. $1,000 UNDER Gibbons. Show me anoher for sale GLOBALLY at ANY price! You cannot. $US330 at $A499 - Stock 697JC
NSW 1908 *Great White Fleet* USA visit Postcard set PRISTINE condition Mint! What an amazing survivor. The 1d Red NSW Shield imprinted value. This pretty postcard is ALWAYS popular globally. An OFFICIAL ‘COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA’, post 1901 super sought era. This is now 115 years old, and most survivors really show their age. The card stock used was hard and brittle, and near all I have seen, have some or all corners broken off, or are badly creased, or corners are badly rounded from wear and handling etc, as the cheap card does that, and then both the highly glazed sides also get marks and scuffs and gunk and foxing on them too. This was mailed to a pen pal or relative in Boston 115 years back and I bought the USA Estate as family later moved here, and they were still in a glassine inscribed: ''Jim - a souvenir of the American Fleet visit for you.’’ And it stayed in there for 115 years! So the corners are razor sharp - the colours are incredibly bright and vivid on the flags and are superb as you can see. Is it worth $A125 in this superior grade - of COURSE it is. The same way a MUH Kangaroo from this Century++ old era, sells for 5 times a hinged copy - QUALITY costs money, but when you sell, you always get it back!
From Wikipedia - 'The Great White Fleet was the popular nickname for the United States Navy battle fleet that completed a circumnavigation of the globe from 16 December 1907 to 22 February 1909 by order of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. It consisted of four squadrons, each consisting of a battleship with escorts. Roosevelt sought to demonstrate growing American military power and blue-water navy capability. The scope of such an operation was unprecedented in U.S. history, as ships had to sail from all points of the compass to rendezvous points and proceed according to a carefully-orchestrated, well-conceived plan. It would involve almost the entire operational capability of the U.S. Navy. The Great White Fleet was the nickname given to the fleet. The name was derived from the 'white' colour in which the fleet's ships were painted. In countries like Australia and New Zealand, the Fleet was greeted with celebration. In Japan, school children in their thousands greeted the Fleet waving miniature US flags.' QUITE SUPERB condition card - looks like it was printed last week, not 115 years back! $A125 (About $US85!) - Stock 594LW
French Polynesia superb collection 1954-2000 in Lighthouse. Retail $10,000 for just $A2,500! - An outstanding collection, on fresh and clean and new 'Lighthouse' Hingeless album pages, all in a German Binder and matching hard slipcase. As can be seen, pages and binder and slipcase retail for about $A1,000 ALONE! A magnificent collection of stamps inside, from the first issue, to end of 2000. Fresh and clean - a few earlies MVLH, the rest all superb fresh MUH, including all the key items and scarce mini sheets. Many more pages shown here - www.tinyurl.com/Poly-Fra - There are two lots of superb MUH mini sheets here cat £400 alone! A **NEVER** seen area offered locally, and it is nearly complete - 670 stamps, and sheets.
Catalogue value of them is lightly marked in erasable 4B pencil for your very easy checking. That totals £4,520 = $A9,000. Add the superb new album and pages, and we are at about $10,000 retail here. A truly GORGEOUS collection of recess printed, intaglio printed material, NEVER seen here, in terrific condition, and all housed in a quite EXQUISITE finest quality album. (That of course can be added to if required) Retail prices locally for this material are VERY high - www.tinyurl.com/Fr-Poly - Have NEVER had a decent collection of this era to offer. $10,000 retail for just $2,500. Just $US1,650 now. $A2,500 – Stock 764VF
2000 "FOR VALOUR" $1 Victoria Cross PNC Retail $300, for $A150: 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 $150. 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! Under $US100 at $A150 - Stock 284YQ
Italy 1948 35L EXPRESS stamp w/cent Unused Cat £200 - $A75 - 35 Lira violet, Centenary of 1848 Revolution. This was a FORTUNE in post war Italy that was in chaos and rebuilding phase, and mint mega face stamps did not sell. Flat clean bright unused, lovely rich colour, SG E718, £200 = $A400. Just $A75! - Stock 465KL
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
North Borneo 1894 $25 Steel Blue MEGA high value ‘Arms’ stamp, superb unused - just $A135! - From an Estate this week, formed in the UK. This is a MASSIVE face value - would have been a month’s local wages. A £10 type face value then. Printed in London. Even used, with the barred CTO cancels are not common or cheap at all, but someone was mega wealthy, to have socked these aside at face value. Very clean and flat and fresh and attractive, great perfs and centering as you can see, and totally free of the usual hinges, thins, creases, and typical gook and gunk and ageing etc, near always seen on these issues, after 130 years. Deep bright unfaded Steel Blue colour. Very large format stamp, as per the rest of the 1894 series. Show me another for sale - GLOBALLY. A SINGLE example is just $A135 (Stock 765QA) or the probably unique marginal pair shown here - only $US155 - $A235 - Stock 765QB
Great Britain 1883 2/6d Lilac on Blued Paper, SG 175 Cat $2,250 for $A550 - Lovely well centred, full perf example lettered D – E, E – D. with neat, upright, dated, ‘Liverpool Exchange’ cds. Much nicer than most of these that you see - no creases, thins, rubbing or crayon marks or poor centering! Cat. £1,500, plus 50% premium for well centred, lightly used, £2,250 = $A4,500. Have not had one of these for 10 years. Bought well, to sell fast! These generally have the horrific smeary boot-heel ‘Killer Cancels’ on parcels in the 1880s, of the UK at this time. Totally free of the usual hinges, thins, creases, tears, and typical gook and gunk and ageing etc, near always seen on these issues, after 130 years. A missing space in near all GB collections. Cat $2,250 for $US365 = $A550 - Stock 382SP
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
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
Hong Kong 1938 KGVI $10 Top Value - Green and Violet First Colours SUPERB - one of the scarcest KGVI high values of the entire Commonwealth. Gibbons advise the printer De La Rue was bombed in December 1940, and that the Japanese invaded and occupied Hong Kong in 1941. The main issue of the $10 were the later printed $10 Purple and Blue colours. So this stamp MINT is incredibly hard to locate, and the chalk surface is ‘unrubbed’ as they usually are. Was sold to me as ‘MUH’ but on very close examination, has had a feint hinge touch. A stamp missing from near EVERY KGVI collection - even used are $100s. SG £750=$A1,500. A superb example, vibrant fresh bright colour, and with excellent perfs and centering - was in the UK most of its life, and has far fresher Gum Arabic than they generally have. This was of course a £2 Roo type face value at the time. A key stamp from the entire Commonwealth for KGVI reign. For the collector who seeks the HIGHEST grade possible. Never seen a better example. ROUGHIES get this figure. SG Cat $1,500, and in top condition - for just $A600! - Stock 736BE
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
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. [/i][/b]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!
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
Australia PO Packs 1974 Science x 100 NEW! SG 582/585. Just $1.25 each! Bought these 50 year old packs from Bill Hornadge (founder of Stamp News and Seven Seas Stamps) who had in turn bought them as New Issues, and they were still in a box from the Distributor of Stamps Sydney! As purchased direct at that time. Condition as good as you'll ever for anything 50 years old. MUST be a surefire “double your money” prospect on ebay surely at this price? In sealed PO packs NOT often seen, as the "Stamp Boom" did not start until late 70s, so PO PACKS are worth 10 times a mint set. ASC Retail $500. Priced to clear at - $125 – Stock 186XD
Australia Pre-War M+U Coll 1914-65 on old pages. Cat $326 – just $A99 - 1914 Engraved pair - 1d KGV head and 6d Kookaburra (both mint) to WW2, Mint and used. On 50 y.o. album pages. Owner cat $326. Fresh looking lot with some superb VFU examples of key pieces like 1935 2/- Jubilee. More photos here – www.tinyurl.com/OldOz - All I removed was the 1932 5/- Harbour Bridge, for an order! $A99 - Stock 988RR
Barbados 1909 ‘Seal Of The Colony’ comp set 5 fresh Mint 'SPECIMEN' - The ‘Great Seal Of The Colony’ – adapted, showing Queen Victoria (who had died 8 years earlier!) in a Chariot drawn by two seahorses, clad with her royal robes and crowned, with a trident in her hand. Multiple Crown CA, complete set of 5, very fresh bight Mint ex UK source. All overprinted SPECIMEN. Super scarce thus – only a few 100 sets were done. ALL went direct to UPU members and most are still there, to this day in Official Archives. The basic set is pretty common, and is cat £100 and these SHOULD be easily 10 times that figure, but SG has barely changed the ‘SPECIMEN’ price for 40 years, and one day they will! So get them now. SG 163/169, £140=$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
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
Australia 1963 Navigators full set of 8 attractive *MLH or VFU* $A160: 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 1398 pence at the PO. A standard letter cost 5 pence (5d) then, until decimal currency in 1966, when it became 4c. So this cost 279.6 first class stamps. Taking today’s $1.50 first class letter rate as our guide, this was $A420 in today’s money, so you needed a BIG wage to warrant that high cost – SIXTY years back. The WHITE and CREAM paper 10/- and £1 are seldom offered together. You are paying well under HALF the initial PO cost price essentially! (Clean *FU* cds set of 8 the same price - Stock 615BL - the £2 is far scarcer used than mint ) VERY nice centering for these, clean and flat, with guaranteed original gum MLH. SG £200 = $A400, and out they go at $240 under SG - which is about $US105 as I type this. $A160 - Stock 615BK
1917 £1 Brown and Blue Kangaroo stamp, clean 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 100% normal, and often with very washed out colours, mega heavy rubber parcel 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! This one hass superb perfs. 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 creases, or scuffs, or old hinge remains to hide defects etc.
I have owned literally 100s of these over 45 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 nice colours, superb clean cut perfs for these, with no hinge remains or gook or gunk or faults. Cancel totally free of the Roo design which is near unheard of. 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
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
30 years of GB FDC - 260 Diff - SG Cat $3,000 for $A450! 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 $A450! 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 - UNDER TWO BUCKS APIECE! - $A450 - 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 )
Wide Range Australia & States designs, 24K Gold on solid bullion, Replica Stamps: $A30 each!: A perfect opportunity for you to own stamps from a Deluxe collection of Australian stamps, in gleaming precious metal proof, struck in solid silver, and plated with 24 Carat Gold known as "The Australian Collection" - for the 1988 Bi-Centenary of Australia. Each in original classy packaging, and unopened. Some of the linked photos are taken from the advertising brochure - the copy from my Archive files - that Australia Post mailed to all those on the ‘Stamp Bulletin’ mailing list back then. The Australia Post Philatelic Manager fully endorsed and approved this set by mail, and waxed lyrical in a letter to collectors on what a lovely item it all was and great investment etc. See his actual letter on link below from my files. Each ingot is identical in exterior size to the huge original stamp, but MUCH thicker of course.
Highly polished Deluxe Proof quality, hand struck in solid sterling silver, mirror finished plated with 24 Carat Gold, and each is a substantial 2.2 mm thick as you can see in photo. Quite a bit of “melt” value in the large chunk of thick Sterling Silver here alone. Rear of all ingots are stamped with "The Australian Collection" and ".925 Silver HF" to authenticate them. In 1988 - over 32 years back - these replicas cost subscribers exactly $A98.60 an ingot. True! See original receipt scanned on link nearby. These are brand new in the original secure and protective packaging. Each ingot is in a special clear moulded mount, inset into a large Racing Green solid card outer folder about the size of a FDC or PO pack. The ingots are thus still in as minted, highly polished mirror proof state, unscuffed or damaged. VERY few would have been retained thus after 30 years, as near all were inset into the fancy display box that came with the set. A bit like better Dinky Toys, or Barbie Dolls etc, in clean ORIGINAL un-opened packaging - worth MANY times the items if outside the packaging.
Easy to store in a #2 or #3 Hagner, or stockbook pages etc, or even stored flat in a large glassine etc. I bought a hoard off someone who paid $A98.60 each - receipt in link below. A first class letter costs 4 times more than it did in 1988, so this had a relativity value of $400 an ingot in today’s money. You are paying under 10% of that!! I have duplicates of near all the Bullion ingots in the collection, if you want more than one of all of these for the same stamp design, if they suit your collecting themes. Or for ebayer-selling etc. He has duplicates of many - this guy spent $10,000s on these! MASSES of pix and paperwork here - www.tinyurl.com/BullionStamp - Each stamp design has a unique order code - click link for all details of those. ONE packaged ingot of your choice for $A45 (Stock 526AL ) FIVE of YOUR choice stamp ingots for $A200 (Stock 526AK ) TEN for $A350 (Stock 527AB ) TWENTY ingots of YOUR choice for $A600 or $US400 (Stock 527AC ) or have ONE set only of 23 DIFFERENT Bullion ingot stamps for just $US470 - $A700 - Stock 526AAC
Jamaica 1940s KGVI ‘SPECIMEN’ perfin sets: The very last remnants from a Pacific Island archive of UPU Specimen Freebies that I bought. Only a few 100 sets sent out by UPU, and near all still reside in official PO archives. The stamps were affixed upon arrival on expensive heavy grade Stanley Gibbons ‘Philatelic’ brand pages. The ONLY way to guarantee genuine perfs, as forgers are in action on FakeBay. 105% Guaranteed in writing by me as 105% GENUINE perfins - NEVER been on the market for 75 years - the buyer will be the FIRST collector to own this since 1948, right after WW2. SG Cat £290=$A575. A steal at $A200 – Stock 181RT
*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 - $A275 -Stock 542JKL
HONG KONG MUH 2006-2010 - SG cat £201=$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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
Reduced $85 to as low as just $A90! (Or $US62 as I type) Superb hard bound, with dust cover
Have stocks right here of all these superb titles below -- brilliant additions for any library. Buy yourself a USEFUL Gift!
My lifetime Stamp Manta is "Knowledge Is Power", and I HEAVILY support Philatelic Publishers. Just one modest find using any of those books, will repay the cost right there, and a decent find, just ONCE in your life, will repay book price FIVE times over. A no-brainer really!
Shipping cost is often around the SAME in Australia for 1 or 3 or 4 or 5 books! LayBy/Layaway is of course always available on all my stock. ALL are in stock here and now - NO other dealer in the country has stock of all these. NONE.
Geoff Kellow - the superb hardcover "The Stamps Of Victoria" Retail $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
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
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
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
HUGE 500g bags of Lighthouse black 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 - For more details 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
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
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
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 $A75 - Stock 571GX ) Or TWO sets one M one FU is $A125 - 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
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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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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
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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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. MUH Set of 11 (ASC Cat $420!) for just $A200 ~$US135 - Stock 928XH
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
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, 30 years ago. "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 £28,000 mint in Stanley Gibbons, and goes up each year, and they were clearly 'an inside job' - 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 SPECIAL - Set of 11 (ASC Cat $420!) for about $US165 at $A250 -Stock 942GA - The Full 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.
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All payment details etc are on: www.tinyurl.com/GlenPay - NICE VFU franking is used whenever possible, when I mail (depending on how busy PO counter is!) and I ALWAYS use stamps of some kind locally : see member pix of some of that franking here - www.tinyurl.com/GlenCTO COMBINED POSTAGE is fine - save big money when buying more than 1 lot at once! For overseas members, to find out the approx goods cost in YOUR currency, click here - www.xe.com - the $A has CRASHED lately, and for USA buyers etc, my prices are REALLY cheap in your money - lowest for years! MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - don't like it - mail it back within 48 hours of receiving it. No-one ever has yet.
Remember, adding another lot of mine (posted by either Admin, GlenStephens or Global Administrator or ozstamps) here (or on my website www.glenstephens.com/rarity.html ) for sale, in general adds ZERO to your shipping cost, so have a good look at what is on offer on the pages here, in case something else appeals. And "lay-by/layaway" is always possible - email me with any queries to ozstamps [at] g mail dot com - OR "trade-ins" always possible! If you have a pile of surplus stuff, I may well be happy to offset that against this item, see: www.tinyurl.com/GlenBuy
As most know - I do NO fairs or shows, have NO shop, and do NOT bother with ebay or any other auctions. I buy endless bulk lots from Estates, and distress sales etc, in this massive city of 6 million, with no other real stamp buyers here, and offer it here at *NETT* prices for fast turnover. NO "20%-25% Buyer Fees" and “3% credit card fees” to add to my *NETT* prices, as in auction! ZERO extra charged to use any cards - and Amex is accepted too or PayPal in ANY currency. .
Many similar mouth-watering NETT price offers are being loaded weekly onto - www.tinyurl.com/GlenRare and www.tinyurl.com/StampDeals Unless noted by me, all stampboards lots priced *$A100 and under* are generally mailed Unregistered and untracked at *YOUR* total risk, unless YOU specifically note otherwise on order form. 1,000s of my transactions here for 15 years have been delivered safely by normal post.
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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