Australia Official PO FC 1970-1975 unaddressed hoard - Retail $1,533 for $A299!
JUICY Estate hoard I bought today! Retail $1,533 – to clear at just $A299.
There are 192 covers here - the 10 best ones are worth easily that!
From the PO official issue number #1, the 1970 Expo. Includes the key 1970 Grasslands and 1970 Royal Visit and 1970 Cook set. Also 1971 Xmas, 1972 Primary Industry. 1972 Olympic, 1973 National development. 194 Paintings. Spares of many key sets even as you can see. All are official PO unaddressed covers – 192 of them!
In 1970 Australia Post decided to tentatively enter the FDC market. It was very low key, and it was not well promoted or publicised. For over 40 years private cachet makers had ruled supreme, and any collector with a 40 year run of ‘Wesley’ or ‘Royal’ or ‘Excelsior’ FDC saw no reason whatever to change. And they did not. Hence the PO sold virtually none of their new product! And the few PO ones that WERE sold, were largely addressed which are NOT popular. My long experiences is that private covers makers are FIFTY times more plentiful than PO FDC.
As usual TOTALLY unpicked by me - what you see is 100% what was in the box! Deceased Owner was in Perth WA, so condition is clean and flat and fresh, as humidity is not known there - NOT often the case from coastal EASTERN Australia - trust me
Decimal era FDC from the Australia regions, fall into several distinct bands -
1 - Official Post Office covers from 1970 are elusive when in totally unaddressed condition, as most are addressed and/or from private makers.
2 - Mid 1970s to late 1980s are incredibly abundant, as we had a massive "Stamp Boom" starting then, where investors jumped onto the scene, often buying 5 or 10 of each FDC. [/colour]
$A299 plus Global Post
Call it - "70s FDC : Stock 726EK" - please order via new HTTPS encrypted SECURE site - www.tinyurl.com/GlensOrder And please do that NOW. Too many think “I’ll do that later” and then quickly “forget”. I then often lose the stamps in the rubble here, and waste an annoying hour finding them again.
All payment details etc are on: www.tinyurl.com/GlenPay - NICE VFU franking is used whenever possible, when I mail (depending on how busy PO counter is!) and I ALWAYS use stamps of some kind locally : see member pix of some of that franking here - www.tinyurl.com/GlenCTO COMBINED POSTAGE is fine - save big money when buying more than 1 lot at once! For overseas members, to find out the approx goods cost in YOUR currency, click here - www.xe.com - the $A has CRASHED lately, and for USA buyers etc, my prices are REALLY cheap in your money! MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - don't like it - mail it back within 48 hours of receiving it. No-one ever has yet.
Remember, adding another lot of mine (posted by either Admin, GlenStephens or Global Administrator or ozstamps) here (or on my website www.glenstephens.com/rarity.html ) for sale, in general adds ZERO to your shipping cost, so have a good look at what is on offer on the pages here, in case something else appeals. And "lay-by/layaway" is always possible - email me with any queries to ozstamps [at] g mail dot com - OR "trade-ins" always possible! If you have a pile of surplus stuff, I may well be happy to offset that against this item, see: www.tinyurl.com/GlenBuy
As most know - I do NO fairs or shows, have NO shop, and do NOT bother with ebay or any other auctions. I buy endless bulk lots from Estates, and distress sales etc, in this massive city of 6 million, with no other real stamp buyers here, and offer it here at *NETT* prices for fast turnover. NO "20%-25% Buyer Fees" and “3% credit card fees” to add to my *NETT* prices, as in auction! ZERO extra charged to use any cards - and Amex is accepted too or PayPal in ANY currency. .
Many similar mouth-watering NETT price offers are being loaded weekly onto - www.tinyurl.com/GlenRare and www.tinyurl.com/StampDeals Unless noted by me, all stampboards lots priced *$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 Registered 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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