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Australia 1913 6d Roo stamp, 1st Wmk, Fresh MLH, rare “OS NSW” perfin:  A very rare official perfin, other than on the 3 lower values. Very Fresh MLH and well centred, with usual “woolly” perfs. ACSC 17bb/17bc either small or large “OS” are Cat $425 mint each, and these official government “OS NSW” are clearly FAR scarcer than those. Over 100 years old now, and a great looking piece as you can see. $A200 (Stock 836LQ)

 

 

 


 

 

North West Pacific Islands 1915 Second Watermark *MUH* Strip 3 Of “ABC” Settings”:  A superb strip 3. The insane thing is this stamp is ACSC 18a cat $6,000 as 3 singles in cheapest shade. Yet when overprinted NWPI. retail are just a few % of that.  Never understood the logic of that, as only a few 1000s of these were done, and 5 million of the others!  The Vertical strips with the 3 different “ABC” settings are keenly sought, and SG adds a good premium for those strips as you can see.  Fresh flat MUH guaranteed ORIGINAL GUM. Has the striking “Apostrophe Flaw” on the scarce central “Type B” unit. $A250 (Stock 745KX)

 

 

 


 

 

NSW 1851 8d “Laurete” Queen Victoria, reprint from original plate, Superb Block 4:  Reprinted in 1888 from the original copper plates in blue - 127 years back.  Each hand engraved, some units deeper scribed than others, and every stamp can be plated of course. I've seen these offered for $150 EACH stamp on ebay etc, and still the Bunnies seem to hoover these up. Great clean condition - sharp impression - no foxing or thins or creases or tears amazingly.  The issued stamp SG 81, is cat £12,000 mint x 4 - £48,000.  A wonderful survivor, at just FIFTY DOLLARS APIECE!  Just over $US150 as I type this. $A200 (Order as stock number 491DK) 

 

 


 

 

The RARE 1909 £1 Bi-Colour Postage Due - Only 1,680 sold!:  Geoff Kellow's expert research shows only 1,680 were sold of this £1.  Compare this to 240,000 each sold of the same era 1913 Roo top values £1 and £2 which sell for many times this price each in used!  Well worth reading those figures again.  Only 1,680 copies were ever SOLD - and many of those clearly are not now existing.  Why - as Postage Dues were generally not saved by businesses back 106 years ago, and most were used on business bulk Postage Due receipts tossed away a century back.  Juzwin retail $A525 for normal used.    

If there were just a few Australian stamps that I could absolutely recommend as being insanely under-priced compared to their numerical scarcity, this would be one of them - SG D73.  Superb used, great colour, with crisp Melbourne CTO cancel.  Clean and fresh and bright, totally free of hinges and gunk that can (and do!) hide thins and tears and repairs, with excellent perfs and most attractive for these “terrors” as you can clearly see.  Better looking than most of the common 1d or 2d values of this set!  Blue Chip item for the future – and you will seldom see a nicer used copy. $A425 (Stock 513TX)

 

 
 


 

 

Australia 1918 2d Orange KGV head Mint, with INVERTED WATERMARK. Rare!Been 20 years since I have owned one of these, and today’s cat value is not even close to reflecting the huge scarcity of this. Used are about, but MINT are rare stamps. SG 071W £325=$A650.  Facially quite attractive for these, with none of the rough “fluffy” perfs usual on this value. Mint with the usual lightly overall “suntanned” original gum. I doubt another MINT copy of this is buyable from ANY dealer, anywhere, right now, at ANY price. SG Cat $A650. $A200 (Stock 394RV) 

 


 



 

 

Victoria 1850 3d Deep Blue “Half Length” the UNIQUE Mint Multiple. Cat £2,400 ($A4,800) for $A350:  The UNIQUE unused multiple of this stamp.  Ex Les Molnar’s superb collection, who stated no other unused multiple is recorded. Many USED multiples exist, but no mint.  Thomas Ham’s famous “White Veils” small printing. SG 14a Cat £2,400 = $A4,800A unique piece for just 7% of SG.  Has faults as usual for anything 165 years old, mainly a closed tear at lower left, and varied margins and hinge remain.  Vivid Deep Blue original colour, and cheap for a Unique piece of this famous “White Veils” print, where Ham ‘acid etched’ the veils on all stamps on the metal plate for this one printing only. Remember applying QE2 era condition standards to these primitive stamps, locally printed on coarse blotting paper, 165 years ago, is just not possible. $A350 (Stock 427EX)

 

  


 

 

Cocos Keeling Islands MUH collection in Seven Seas Hingeless album. Retail $700 just $A275!:  Green market leading "Seven Seas Stamps" hingeless Gold blocked album and matching slipcase, with pages 1963 to end of 1998 - retail $171 when new with binder - and a fresh MUH stamp collection inside, which is largely complete. Retail of the stamps here inside is $A529 .. nearly pencilled on corner of each page. So that is $429 and $171 = $A700 retail for these.  Minor aging on a few pages (easily replaced), but all stamps looked fine MUH when taking pix here - http://i.imgur.com/2IK9rNz.jpg  Wide range fresh MUH full sets, strips and mini-sheets, Not all pictured by any means on link above of course - just a sampling of content is shown in DOZENS of pix – some of the Pacific’s most BEAUTIFUL stamps as you can see. Retail $700 for just $275 - great Estate buy!  Under $US210 as I type this. $A275 (Stock 953KP)

 

 
 


 

 

1934 “MacRobertson Air Race” England to Australia:  Superb illustrated cover carried on the aeroplane DH 89 Dragon Rapide - “Tainui ZK ACO” and signed by pilot C.E. Kay,  AAMC 438. Only 200 covers carried, a large chunk of those are now lost to philately, and this is in THE cleanest condition you’ll ever see for something 81 years old, and worth a premium. Many of those surviving are really in appalling shape! $A175 (Order as stock number 374QK)

 

 
 


 

 

Western Australia 1854 4d Blue Swan, Very Fine Used:  Four really excellent balanced margins, (with portion of the adjoining stamp at left as you can see!) with the crisply struck “6” numeral cancel.  Clean and fresh. SG 3a £250 = $A500. This is an all-time British Empire classic, is 161 years old, and is I understand the earliest BIRD stamp design ever issued, for the millions of “Bird” thematic collectors. PREMIUM copies get huge prices in recent times. MANY times full SG.

WA prices for NICE imperf material have gone ballistic this year, and SG are re-pricing the WA section as we speak. Due to higher than full SG catalogue results at Spink in June 2015 - tinyurl.com/nahtnh7 - as I outlined in detail in my current “Stamp News” column, now often selling for MANY times full SG Cat. Nice colour and crisp impression, for these most primitive of stone lithograph hand printed stamps. This is priced by me only a tad more than the retail price of last year’s leather AP Annual book. Insane! $A250 (Stock 384EX)

 

 

 

 

NSW 1894 1/- QV DLR Telegram Form, o/p “SPECIMEN” $A200:  The very scarce 1/- black Queen Victoria value, showing the 1876 De La Rue design type.  Retail elsewhere $470 on these same form!  These NSW Telegraph/Telegram forms were issued in February 1894 – 121 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 separated in 2 pieces, and this is VERY clean and intact, I am pleased to say. $A200 (Stock 815LX)

 

 


 

 

Huge Scott AUSTRALIA + AAT Decimal album 1966-2000 Coll. $US340: Green Scott binder and pages, Australia Decimal currency collection M & U 1966 to 2000 including AAT, the mint NH/MUH face value total is $338 alone!  PLUS many 100s of used as well here. The album is clean, and costs $150 alone – big, heavy, very thick sucker, and update pages of course are freely available. The collector had it pretty complete in either mint or used. The MINT are all MUH/NH, and on black Scott mounts - the Face of those is $A338 ALONE - retail $650 or so. Then he also has many 100s of used as well, to high values and good pricey sets - retail of those another $400.  So $1000++ of stamps, and a $150 album = $1200 easily.  DOZENS more pix here - www.tinyurl.com/lx3l49k  This price is only about $US340 as I type this! $A450 (Stock 988CT)

 

 

 

New Zealand – KGVI reign  £3½ and £4½ "Arms" issue for tiny % of SG!  £4,250 for $A495:   Clean Fine Used, with no faults or repairs or embossing.  Cancelled with non-postal dated cancels, that many dealers would simply sell as “FU”.   A stamp pair missing from nearly all KGVI collections, worldwide.  SG Cat F 209 - £2,250 and SG F167 £2,000  for $A275 each or the both for $A495.  The fiscal copies of these usually have multiple ugly auditor hole punches, and/or pen or crayon cancels and/or heavy embossing “crimps” – or all 3!  Pop them on ebay, and you never do know!  I have a couple of each.  Sold for just a few % of the Gibbons cat for postal used.  Or buy the SG cat £4,250 pair = $A8,500 pair at just -  $A495 the PAIR  - (Order as stock number 502GL)

 

 


 

 

India 1948 Mahatma Gandhi stamps in Blocks 6:  The hottest post war issue from the entire British Commonwealth I’d guess. Singles sell well in ANY condition, and ANY kind of blocks are uncommon and do really great an warrant a large premium over singles. Someone has the same 3 values with NO gum, and heavily foxed blocks for sale right now, for $A1,000 - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/181423348368  or the 2 low vals in blocks 4 for $A250 -  www.tinyurl.com/pswc58g Very fresh and have been out of India since sent as new issues in 1947.  SG 305/307 cat £279=$A560 as singles. Usual glassine interleaves affixed and 1 with a corner fault.  The Registered, illustrated First Day cover to Cape Town that `these were mailed in, is still in superb condition, with set 4 singles for anyone interested.  India is the World’s number #1 booming stamp market.  What do they like - anything scarce since INDEPENDENCE in 1947 ... like this!   $A225 (Stock 719VR)

 

 

 


 

 

Australia Kangaroo, 1915 Third Watermark, “OS” 6d Milky Greyish Blue shade:  Most attractive looking block of 4 with the interpanneau Jubilee lines, MVLH. ACSC 19F $A1,500 as 4 normal singles. Blocks rare in this value and this scarce shade most especially - Arthur Gray $A7.5 Million Roo collection had none. Quite decent shape for 100 years old. $A450 (Stock 497RA)

 

 

 


 

 

1963 5d Green QE2 Imperforate Between Booklet panes with Plate Number “ - 2 - “:  Now and again one sees things with the official CTO looking cancel, that may or may not have had any official history. The "G. P. O." cancel outer lettering on this is the same as used on the 1930s’ PO “Specimen” pack issues. Superb CTO with full unhinged gum - “28 OCT : 64”.  Being on an imperf between panes block, with plate number "- 2 -", if a collector had this done at issue time, the Philatelic Sales Bureau cancel would have been used.  Even so, it is the only used in period plate number piece I have ever sighted. When the ACSC lists used blocks one day, as they surely will, this one will be hard to price! $A200 (Stock 683HW)  

 

 


 


 

 

Switzerland 1936 “Pro Patria” Miniature Sheet - Superb Used:  Fresh and clean and flat, with well centred stamp impressions. Being large size, these often have creases or thins, or bent corners etc. Clean and fresh. “LUXUS”.  Michel Bloch #2 - 260 Euro, and SG 367 £300 = $A600. $A165  (Order as stock number 241LE)

 

 

New Zealand 1909 1d “Dominion” Superb Plate Proof Block 4:  Fresh lower sheet block 4 in grey, on normal watermarked NZ and Stars, with “PO” marginal letters from “POSTAGE” outer double lined watermark. 4 superb margins massive on base. Clean and fresh, and never had this one before. Impossible quality to improve upon, especially given its age.  A brilliant addition to any NZ collection. $A200  (Stock 381PZ)

 

 

 

1911 Sudan Camel Postman 10pi top Value “Army Service” Stamp FU:  Black and Mauve Star and Crescent watermark, with nice dated cds of Khartoum on top of the overprint.  Clean and fresh used with strong deep colour.  SG A13, Cat £700 = $A1400 - just 25% of SG  $A350  (Order as stock number 296GL)

 

 

 

Australia 1932 5/- Sydney Harbour Bridge VFU *POSTALLY* Used:  Clean and fresh and totally free of hinges, gook and gunk, or any faults of thins, with superb centering and perfs.  Lovely light central POSTAL cds. See my Recent article on this new reality - such copies are getting large prices lately -  http://ow.ly/El3B7 - to clear at $A450 (Stock 713VG)

 

 

 

Gibbons "Stamps Of The World" Cat 6 vols WAY under *HALF* Retail. 2 Sets Left!: Found a few boxes of these in my storage garage, and time to move them on at cost - if you can bear with being a year or so out of date, you save $250!  Brand new, in SG factory shipping box. The 2014 set is $A550 retail locally, with the strong Sterling. These are now in colour, on Brite-White paper stock, not the yellowed old paper and mono of just a few years back. There are around 6,800 huge pages and way over HALF MILLION stamps all priced here. There are over 165,000 stamp illustrations.  Just TWO sets left here! Tons more pix and info here - http://tinyurl.com/SOWcat - $A250 (Stock 518DK)

 

 


 

 

Aust Post Office packs LIQUID GOLD 2000s at 25% under PO Cost!  ANYTHING after 2000 in Australian PO PACKS is near impossible to source. Masses of collectors and dealers drew a line in the sand at this time and that nice round figure, and said "that's it". Of course 15 years on, they all regret it, and nearly all want those issues. Dealers did not stock them either, so sourcing them is near impossible at any price. Lovely clean run, and owner was buying 4 of each for near all of them. PO cost was $A1,181, so a STEAL at $900.  A STACK more pix here - tinyurl.com/qa3lymb

COST ex PO was about $A1,181. Retail would be EASILY $2500 if you could find a dealer with stock - and I honestly doubt you can these days. Bought cheap from an Estate this afternoon, so can offer at near 25% UNDER actual PO cost! Totally unpicked by me as usual ..... ALL the topical/thematic goodies are in here. Mini sheets, lots of se-tenant strips of 5, and joined pairs etc. From latter 1990s it looks like until about 2005. Face of stamps alone is $1067.50 and some really tough sets here. Pop them on ebay one by one, and readily double your money. Almost no sellers have packs of this era for sale. This is about $US700 as I type this - what a deal! $A900 (Stock

 

 

 

Indonesia FDCs x 106, 2000-2012 SG $A570 as U stamps! $A300!  2000 onward is an IMPOSSIBLE era to source locally. Indonesia is in closer proximity to this country than New Zealand is. Bought here as New Issues by a client. Who ANYWHERE, would have 12 years of these for sale - and especially UNDER 3 BUCKS apiece!  A TON more pix here -  tinyurl.com/ngrzn6d

Superb topicals and from a country no-one here has stock of. SG Cat £285=$A570 as USED stamps (lightly pencilled on back of each, for ease of checking) and on FDC a lot higher obviously. TOTALLY untouched me as usual .... all different, and a really wonderful looking group. Only $US230 or so as I type this! $A300 (Stock 233BZ)

 

 

 


 

1913 5/- Kangaroo First Watermark stamp. Crisp CTO cancel:  CTO Kangaroo prices have gone insane the past few years -  as you can see on link here, single stamps selling for up to SEVEN times the recent ACSC prices: www.tinyurl.com/k3rq5yq - So stamps like this are worth grabbing NOW.  ACSC 42wb $A300 as the VERY cheapest CTO type.  Juzwin retail $A300 for typical copies.  SG 13 £200 = $A400 for average used.  

This one far better than most, clean and fresh part original gum with NO hinges on reverse. Superb deep glowing “Chrome Yellow” original shade.  Clearly a premium looker for a 100+ year old high value stamp – superb perfs for any 1913 CTO, as you can see, which often have many ripped out perfs due to the long fibre paper used on this issue.  Wildly under-valued by the market. There were less issued of this value than the 1913 £1 and £2 First Watermark Roos .. and for one of those you can add a ZERO to this price - plus some! $A265 (Stock 294JE)

 




 

 

Kangaroo 1929 Small Multiple Watermark 2/- Maroon with “Bass Strait Retouch”:  ACSC 39[1]H $A500.   One of the main plate varieties on this scarce stamps anyway.  SG 110.  Fresh Mint with short perf at left, so priced at $325 under Cat!  From the quite massive 3 Generation “Townsville Hoard” collection we flew back with in 2014, which was very heavy on the Kangaroo and KGV 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. $A175 (Stock 294HQ)

 

 

 

 

Australia 1970 “Definitives” Post Office Pack:  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 Hagner type sheet inside.  The $4 King alone cost EIGHTY times the then 5c letter rate, i.e. a $56 stamp alone in buying power, on today’s 70c rate yardstick. So the pack was about $A150 type buying price, adjusted to today’s money. Little wonder almost none sold!  ASC P7 – Cat. $450 and seldom seen. Fresh and un-opened. $A300 - (Order as stock number 439ZB)

 

 

 

France 1869 5F Napoleon III stamp, SG Cat $A2,200, for just $A200!  Five Franc pale lilac grey. The KEY single face different stamp from France for the entire country I think, and it seems all I have ever seen auctioned are faulty in some regard. Missing from 99% of France collections. They were on very thin, poor quality paper, and they near all have thins and/or tears/bad perfs, and often terrible heavy cancels, and the colour is frequently very pale and washed out. This one has been repaired. SG 131, £1,100 - $A2,200. Guy who sold it to me today wanted 10% of SG ($A220) as it looked so nice facially, but I told him I’d not even ask that much for it retail for a fast sale, so offered him less, which he accepted, unhappily. 

Very neat “1” star cancel, and clean, and quite a nice looker in the album, I am sure you’ll agree - whilst waiting for the Lotto win to buy a $1,000+ FU example. I have no idea what these fetch really, but the howler below from ebay gives us an idea!  I get 20% of Cat all day long for repaired top value Roos that look facially attractive, but have pitched this UNDER 10% to move it fast.  The rag is offered now as a “Spacefiller” (No kidding) for $A115 - these are the clueless seller's actual photos - unadjusted by me, take a look and die laughing! -  tinyurl.com/osy5u3r - $A200 (Stock 692RT)

 


 

 

GB Incredibly Fresh **MUH** 1879 2½d Rosy Mauve QV with margin markings - $A250:  Probably unique I’d imagine from this corner in genuine MUH. 1879 Orbs Watermark, Plate 15. SG 51 £525 as hinged, overprinted CYPRUS, corner letters “AL”.  With a wonderful array of Circled “15” Control number, Crowned Vermillion “Postage 2½d” audit handstamp, and “2½d” Denomination marking on margin. Also has slight double perfs on top 2 perfs all across, as can be seen by the larger top 2 holes on each row. 

Also a double lined watermark down vertical selvedge lettered “MAD”. The freshness is mind blowing for something 136 years old. Been in the UK all its life until 2 weeks back, and indeed looks like it was printed 2 weeks back, it is so clean and fresh, with guaranteed ORIGINAL gum. Light hinge in top margin only - stamp is absolutely pristine flat WHITE gum.  Real “Eye Candy” at just - $A250 (Stock 294DX) 

 

 

 

1935 1/- Anzac - rare UNISSUED perf 13½ x 12½ - MUH – i.e. the same perf as the 2d: Not the usual lumpy single line perf 11 issued version shown above on the right side (included in the lot of course), but the fine comb perf 13½, as found on all the 2d.  MUH, with far better than usual centering, from the single sheet found. ACSC 165pp, $A2,750. SG 155a £1,600 = $A3,200. Scott #151, $US3,500 = $A4,500. A superb acquisition on this, the CENTENARY of Gallipoli. One of the all-time classic stamps designs of this country.  More detail on the fascinating background to this expensive issue, is at – www.tinyurl.com/1shAnzac  Under HALF SCOTT and many $100's under usual retail at: $A2,150 (Stock 728EK)

 

 

 

Australia Kangaroo 1924 £1 Grey – attractive used:  Fresh as a daisy – the scarce Third Watermark. Has been in UK near all its life, Clean used, with no ugly hinge remainders at all. Good perfs for this issue, that suffers badly from “woolly” perfs.  A rare stamp - SG 73, and now 91 years old. This got VERY heavy use on Telegrams, which were later destroyed, hence used copies are not easy to source.  Neat dated “Late Fee” cancel, proving postal use. It was replaced in 1935 by the CofA Wmk issue £1 Roo.  On sale right through the tough Great Depression era - this was a WEEK’S wages to the few who HAD a job.  A stamp missing from nearly EVERY used collection.  Juzwin is $425 for this same centering, and ACSC 53 $A500 - JUST $A300 (Order as stock number 324JX)

 

 

 

GB 1880 2½d Blue Plate 20, nice used BLOCK 4, SG £575 = $A1,150 - $A225:  Attractive looking BLOCK of SG 142, tied to small piece, by UPRIGHT dated “NOV 18 – 1880” Duplex “LS-4” of Lombard Street London.  Nice deep original colour. USED blocks are rare as a single 1/- stamp was used 99% of the time. SG Specialised cat J22m, for used block is 10½ times a single = £575 ($A1,150). SG also says “Add 100% for well centred lightly used” and stamp 4 most certainly qualifies for that. $A225 (Stock 352JE)

 

 

 

NAURU 1915 5/- Waterlow Seahorse “SPECIMEN” Cat £1,800=$A3,600 for $A900:  One of the least seen stamps from this entire British Pacific region, and now 100 years old. This WATERLOW “Specimen” stamp was done in a tiny print run, and as SG 17, is cat £2,500 normal mint, so this should be a ton higher than the current SG 17s, £1,800 = $A3,600.  Very light hinge touch, on usual slightly suntanned gum arabic original gum. In the distinctive Deep Carmine shade as you can see.

Centred a tad low, but many are far more off than this guy. Only a few sheets done in “Specimen” and is numerically far less numerous than normal Mint. Indeed seeing most of the few Specimens made are still locked away in PO collections from the UPU distribution, there are way less Specimen copies in collector hands than un-overprinted. The “Seahorse” stamp is madly collected in the UK of course, and Germans also chase these as Nauru had been a German Colony until that time. QUARTER SG cat - $A900 (812XE)

 



 

 

GB 1854 1/- green, Queen Victoria Embossed, Vertical *PAIR*:  Any multiple of this top value is rare. SG lists a block of 4 used at £7,000 = $A14,000, but not pairs.  Clean used pair where the silk vertical security thread has been hinge reinforced on back as they split the paper most times.  SG 55 Cat £2,000 = $A4,000 as 2 singles. If the lower stamp were cut off it would yield a superb margin example as you can see. And a darn nice top stamp as well.  These stamps were HAND crimp embossed on thick white paper, and getting 4 clear margins is really tough. Light cancel for these of “Nov 24 : 54” – 161 years back!  Must be worth 10% MINIMUM of SG? $A400 (Stock 735KA)

 

 

 

Kangaroo 1917 10/- Kangaroo Deep Aniline shade, overprinted “SPECIMEN”:  Specimens on this Third Watermark are RARE. Only 2,575 were ever sold, and a large chunk of those have been lost to philately over the past century as they were mostly given to youngsters in the PO packs at the time. The normal stamp had 1,322,280 sold - and a hinged copy is $A1,000 and even FU is $400 despite the vast numbers of both that exist.  ACSC 48x $600. Wonderfully DEEP Aniline Pink colour – far deeper than the scan actually. Perfs and centering you will NOT improve on for a 3rd watermark stamp that generally have ugly “fluffy” perfs, as these were printed in March 1916 in middle of WW1, and perf heads ex Europe were on shipping being sunk by Germans, so were used way past their replacement schedule.  Attractive mint original gum. Cat $600 – This is only $US340 right now - $A450 (Stock 264JT)  

 

 


 

Big box of Australia PO Packs 1976-1990. Face Value $A572 - $122 UNDER FACE!  From an Estate today, and all stored per year in Manilla envelopes. The FACE is $A572 as you can see - to clear fast at $122 UNDER face value!  Right up to the 1990 $20 John Glover painting - still current - the 1990 envelope only is shown above. These cost 40c a pack MORE than face from the PO and there are 100s of packs here, so PO cost was literally about $A700.  Superb for someone mailing out a lot of ebay packages - or to list one by one on ebay, on a free listing day. $A450 (Stock 948BH)

 


 

Australia 1977 Silver Jubilee PLATE PROOF BLOCK 4 at Quarter Cat!   Always a fast seller.  These are official PO plate proofs, and like all the others have some creasing.  ACSC 766PP(1) Cat $500 per imperf PAIR or $1,000 a block 4.  Seemed a real shame to cut it into pairs but if you want a pair, I will do that for $A140 .. your choice or top or bottom.  $A250  - (Order as stock number 225RL)

 

1932 1/- Lyrebird “OS” superb CTO Block 4 with fresh full gum MUH:  An amazing block - 83 years old and full gum unhinged, incredibly fresh.  Neat central cds “SYDNEY - 11 JE 33 - NSW” cds. A RARE and wildly under-rated stamp and only 75,000 stamps were ever overprinted – same number of the 5/- Harbour Bridge of which 10,000s of CTO were never counted in number sold.  WHY is that one $250 used and this a quarter that price?  As it is heavily FORGED is why!  

The basic used 1/- Lyre stamp is retail just $1 apiece, and a bunch of fakers have make 1000s of used copies over the years and flogged them on ebay etc at $50 each.  A MUH 1/- Lyre is $100 and a block 4 is $400, so no-one wil be forging an OS overprint on those!  And this was a MUH block to start with of course. SG 0136.  Scott 014 $US210 ($A275) as 4 singles.  CTO blocks with full gum are RARE.  $A285 (Stock 392RV)

 

 

 

Cook Island group Collections from SG #1s. Cat £926=$A1800 for $A350: Pacific collections on 40 Hagners (Retail of these $60 alone!) 1892 to 1980, inc Cook Is, Aitutaki, Niue, Penrhyn Is, 1892 to 1980.  Only a selection shown above in pix. Cook Islands, 1892 to 1946 £137, Aitutaki, 1972 to 1979 £75, Niue, 1902 to 1980 £536 and Penrhyn Island, 1902 to 1972 £177.  Dozens more colour pix of them here - tinyurl.com/CookIsld

Mostly mint collection of Cooks, Aitutaki, Niue and Penrhyn. From an Estate, and a VERY juicy lot, totally untouched by me. A wonderful group at LESS THAN 20% OF GIBBONS. Usual mixed condition for this area - over 120 years old in places, but many seem superb MUH .. indeed some of the KGV heads are superb MUH I noted, on a spot check! (Indeed often “used” of these are cat many times ‘mint’!  Correct SG Cat is Cat £926=$A1850 – bought cheap from an Estate, so out it goes at just $A350. A superb instant collection - or 200 instant ebay lots right here for a free listing day! $A350 (Stock 248DS)

 

  


 

 

Papua New Guinea 1994
Rare "Emergency Overprints":


Papua New Guinea 1994 "Emergency Overprints" stamp set:  I do now have, and 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 make spaces for them.  Only 45,000 sets were ever printed, NONE were sold by the agents, Papua New Guinea Bureau, or even Australia Post.  Nearly all were used up on genuine commercial mail.  Not discovered by stamp world until months after all the key values were all used up on mail!  I first reported their existence to the stamp world.  "Set of 11" - SG # 730/740. Michel # 714 -724. Scott # 860/871. ASC Cat $A420.

Local Richard Juzwin retail price is $A330. The Seven Seas Stamps "Australian Stamp Catalogue" (ASC) price for the set 11 is $A420. MUH set of 11 - my VERY special DISCOUNT price offer is: $A275. (Stock 928ZC)  Or MUH blocks of 4 (very rare) $A1,250. (Stock 928ZE) I also have the earlier and later overprints also at terrific discount prices.  For a complete set of TWENTY different overprints my discount price is $A335 (Stock 928ZJ) -  or that full set 20 in MUH blocks 4 for $A1,500. (Stock 928ZL)  These will never be cheaper.

Definitive sets like the 1967 Anguilla overprints are already cat at £18,000 in Stanley Gibbons ... and Anguilla has NOTHING like even 1% of the collector following of PNG I suspect.  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

Finally - all the 1994 "Emergency" sets I sell are of course guaranteed 100% genuine.  You may ask for a Photo Certificate Of Genuineness on my security watermarked colour letterhead for this set of 11 or 20, dated and signed, illustrating in full colour the exact set I mail you. If required, this CERTIFICATE costs you an extra $A50 (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 &c.

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 RPS would not have a clue about these issues.  'Too Modern' they would sniff.  Years down the track when the set sells for several times what it does now, such a certificate Guaranteeing these came from original PNG sources in 1994/5 will add FAR more than $A45 to the extra price you obtain when selling.

 

 

 

Canada 1870 to 1977, mainly used, SG value £2,228 = $A4,450, for just 10% of Cat:  A fat German stockbook crammed full from 2 x VERY decent 5c Beavers totally free of back faults and clean, with coverage of all eras onwards including Airs and Dues etc. Totally untouched by me, exactly as received from Estate. Correct SG Cat taking as CHEAPEST in all cases is $A4,450 - pencil sub totalled on each page. Also some 'back of book' and QV Law Stamp type revenues not counted of course.

There may well be decent cancels, shades, or plate flaws etc - I would not have a clue on those. A genuine old estate lot, and condition mixed in places as always, when 1,000s of stamps are involved, but collector seems to have generally had a pretty good eye for condition. A TON more photos right here - tinyurl.com/p6yngmh An ebay re-sellers dream! Only ~$US340 as I type this. $A450 (Stock 928NT)

 


 

 

Australia 1954 3½d Red Cross stamp, Matched Plate Number '2' and '3' blocks 6 MUH:  SG #276, lower right corner MUH blocks of 6, with Plate Nos '2' and '3' on outer margins. ACSC #312z. Really scarce .. near all were guillotined off when trimming down the sheets.  MANY times scarcer than current ACSC prices would suggest.  I see one block each few years. (12) Both fresh MUH, gum wrinkle on 1 stamp. $A200 (Order as stock number 143EY)

 


 

 

 

Marshall Islands & Micronesia MUH in huge KaBe. Cat $2,500 - $A700:  Marshall Islands & Micronesia 1984 to 1994 in large and VERY expensive hingeless German KABE album with heavy grade double linen hinged pages (Retail $250) MUH. SG value £1,250 = $A2,500. Marshall Islands SG value £756 - Micronesia SG value £494.  99% complete. Looked like a clean lot when taking these pix. Have NEVER had a long run of these issues for sale - seldom seen here. As purchased from an Estate.

HUGE initial cost, as face value are in strong $US. SG Cat $2,500 and all in a classy $250 album = $A2,750 retail for about 25% of that = $A700. No-one else on this planet sells this stuff this cheap, indeed it is 1.30am so too tired to bother but I'd guess this price is way under FACE!  Lots of superb WW2 military themed issues as they were in the Pacific area conflict, and also lots of attractive BIRD sets and EVERY popular topical well represented here etc. Definitive sets to $10 etc. SIXTY more pix – www.tinyurl.com/nc8mukr $A700 (Stock 969AH)

 

 


 

 

 

Australia KGV 4d ultramarine, 1922 Cooke Plates Thin 'FOUR PENCE' (Deteriorated State):  Fresh MVLH with the striking very late state of this famous error as you can see.  With characteristic centering of near all known copies, due to position in sheet of the error.  ACSC 112(2)rb, Cat $A1,000.  SG 65a £450=$A875.  Being SG listed is GLOBALLY sought and is always popular. Shows this famous variety unusually well.  A KGV head “Classic” error. $A500 (Stock 579FB)   

 

 


 

 

BERLIN 1949 Buildings, Dm1 to Dm5, matching marginal blocks of 4 Genuine *MUH*:  Cat €2,280 (=$A3400) for just $A800!  All matched and well centred, and fresh MUH original gum, from the left of the sheets, all with the essential leading expert Herr Schlegel guarantee handstamps. Michel 57-60  Cat €2,280+ = $A3400. Superb! (4 blocks) - $A800 (Order as stock number 724LT)

 

 

 

MALTA 1860s to 1960s M+U Coll. Cat £930 ($A1,850) for $A375:  On a stack of old SG 'Senator' Leaves.  Not seen by anyone for 50 years.  Great starter lot of this wonderful country. Cat £930 = $A1850 as you can see, and condition a trifle mixed as always on large lots.  Ton more photos here -  http://tinyurl.com/MaltaColl  Will sell fast at just $375 or just 20% of Gibbons. $A375 (Order as stock number 498FD)

 


 


 

 

Canada 1977 to 1985 MUH collection on many Hagners in neat binder. Face $400 for $A350!:  The Face is $C384 which is around $A400 as I type. No idea of Canada cat values but I can be sure it will be several times this! Heaps of plate blocks and mini sheets and specialist combinations. Tagged and untagged, coils, booklet stamps, and heap of DIFFERENT Plate blocks - there are 3 x $5 Imprint Blocks 4 - each has a DIFFERENT margin Imprint - "No 1 Canadian Banknote Ottawa", "No 2 Canadian Banknote Ottawa", "No 3 Canadian Banknote Ottawa" etc. A HEAP more pix here - http://tinyurl.com/oz3ezgp  $A350 (Stock 973CB)

 

 


 


 

 

Complete IMPERF sheet 10 of $5 “Treasures Of The Archives”:  Features the NSW 1888 20/- (£1) "Carrington" the highest face value postage stamp ever issued by New South Wales. It was replaced by the 1913 £1 Brown and Blue Kangaroo First Watermark. Stamp is MASSIVE - 105 x 70 mm. (About 4½" x 3"!) Literally the size of many modern Mini Sheets. The sheet of 10 is about the same size as a regular sheet of 100 stamps.

Just 500 of these sheets were issued IMPERFORATE by Australia Post.  They were sold via a telephone order allocation on January 10, 2006 - the first callers to phone after a certain hour could buy STRICTLY one sheet. There were only 500 sheets ever sold by Australia Post.  All were numbered in gold ink on lower left corner as illustrated. About 350 MUH sheets were sold by the phone ballot. The other 150 sheets were nicely framed with a brass plate and special numbered AP Certificate - the same as illustrated here. They sold quickly at $149 each.

The fools GLUED down these 150 sheets with a strong adhesive "to keep them flat", so those 150 were destroyed as far as “MUH” was concerned. So we have about 350 MUH sheets of 10 remaining for the world. Of an official imperforate issue sold by Australia Post. Of a beautiful stamp topical. Demand of course was massive and most collectors who were successful in waiting on the phone for 40 minutes have no intention whatever of parting with their prize, no matter how high the price gets. A classic "supply and demand" squeeze!

NONE were sold to dealers or overseas agents - unless they phoned up and waited on the line like everyone else! I have not heard of one dealer who bought them from AP.  I bought a few sheets and sold them off as singles for $A215 and imperf pairs for $A400. And the full sheet of 10 for $A1,750.  I bought one back from an Estate today – superb and flat MUH, and in the special hard card storage envelope.  Buy it at HALF his cost price at $A875.  Each huge imperf costs you $87 each – you could double your money offering on Ebay etc I feel sure. $A875 (Order as stock number 852LH)

 


 


 

 

Greece 1906 Olympics High Values, perfect centred mint: Not often seen well centred, these as you can see are spot-on perfs and centering wise – far better than usual. Fresh Mint with hinge remainders. 3D and 5D - top 2 values on this long set – the £1 and £2 Kangaroos of this era. These are now 108 years old.  I also have the Greece 1896 Olympic set USED to 5D, and the 10D used on its own, very cheap if anyone has gaps there!  Michel 156/7 Cat E350. SG 195/6 £350 = $A700. ($US140 as I type this!) $A185 (Order as stock number 283LR)

 

 

 

New South Wales Stamp Duty *IMPERFORATE* MUH Block - $A25 each!:  1938 No Wmk, imperforate 3d Purple, corner block of eight, fresh unmounted mint.  A lovely eye-catching piece for any collection - and at only $A25 apiece!  Lovely shape for 76 years old, and it is believed only a part sheet was found.  Un-recorded in Elsmore and Barefoot. (US$150 as I type this!) $A200 (Stock number 994XD)

 

 


 

 

 

Bermuda 1920 2/- KGV,  VFU with *WATERMARKED REVERSED*,  Cat £2,500 for just $A1,500:  One of the highest catalogued 20th Century Bermuda stamps - a true Classic from this super popular collecting area.  The reversed “CA” watermark shows perfectly and clearly and centrally on the reverse – as you can readily see, in the over-exposed image above of reverse, tweaked to highlight the “CA” letters. 

This is a huge bonus, as most reversed watermarks you need to peer and squint at, and still not be at all certain.  (SG of course lists all wmks as seen from the FRONT.)  Fine used and fresh - free of hinges, toning, thins and gunk, and beautifully centred.  With lightest face free “Parcel Post” cds, and bright and attractive colour.  Be impossible to improve on this one methinks - for quality, appearance, or for price!  One THIRD of SG. SG 51bx £2,500 = $A4,750.  $A1,500  - (Order as stock number 638HX)

 


 

 

1914 "G.R.I" Marshall Islands 3/- on 3M Yacht with Certificate: 1914 3½-4mm spacing, on Marshall Islands High Value “'3s” on 3 Mark violet-black, SG 61. Marginal unused example from the top of the sheet, with part ornate "Heraldic Eagle" adornment in the margin. Has the well-known "Stop Replaced after I” constant error, to correct the SG 61b error. Exceptional centering, with 1997 Peter Holcombe Switzerland Photo Certificate, also with his plating notes in very light pencil on back:’ "Setting III, Pos.2, inserted stop after I".  The Certificate also confirms the further 2 Expert marks on reverse, of "Kossak" and “Corinphila”, Switzerland. So Expertised THREE times.

Robert Gibbs “GRI” Bible on p.viii states Holcombe is the world’s greatest expert on this issue. Tim Rybak's mint example, without the variety, worse centred and thinned, sold for $A4,900 by Prestige back in 2008, when the SG value was about 50% less than today. Couple totally trivial blemishes as these all have, and a clean and most attractive, perfectly centred example of this Classic.  These exist in dozens not hundreds - a tiny emergency issue in the middle of WWI.  A really lovely looking example of a major Pacific Rarity, now 100 years old. Scott 41, Michel 16, SG 61 - Cat £6,500+ = $A13,000+ (Cat £9,500 used = $19,000!): $5,250 (Stock 813XK)

 

 


 

 

Swaziland 1938/1954 KGVI Set *COMPLETE* per SG - 27 Different stamps!:  Amazing lot, with all the SG listed shades and perfs, hence we have 2 or 3 of most values here.  Fresh well centred MLH.  Never seen so complete by me before, yet priced at LESS than ONE THIRD SG . SG Cat £500=$A1,000.  Priced to sell at - $A325 (Stock 843JT)

 

 


 

 

 

USA 1893 $2 “Columbus In Chains” VFU:  One of the all-time classic USA high values, and absent from nearly every collection. Clean and fresh ultra-high value, and totally free of old hinge remains - that on these nearly always are hiding thins and tears etc, on these stamps printed on essentially cheap blotting paper!  Superb crisp cds - “Tompkinsville (NY) MAR 21 – 1894”  Only 45,550 sold, and most of those were MINT .. The Defins were used for any $2 postage in practice. This is basically a 1913 £1 Kangaroo of the USA .. and even those had 6 times more than this sold.  (And are $3,000 used!)  Scott 242.  SG #247 Cat £650 = $A1300. (This is just $US375 as I type this!) $A495 (Stock 395JX)

 

 
 


 

 

GB 24p Machin stamp POSTAL FORGERY in MUH blocks. As low as $5 each!  I bought a couple of sheets of these nearly 20 years back when they first surfaced in the UK, sold to Indian and similar family owned small corner stores and supermarkets, who retailed stamps for letters.  A UK dealer, Bushell & Wright, was too scared to offer them in the UK in case Scotland Yard paid him a visit, so he did a deal with me, and I sold them here for about $A40-$50 per stamp as I recall. Sterling was VERY high back then of course, and UK retail was £20 which was about $A45 a stamp then - literally.

The dealer’s got a Barrister's written opinion (copy of which I can enclose for you!) that him owning or selling these above face value created no offence under British Law in his view.  Just as well - the forgers were caught and got prison sentences of up to 12 years each - see detail on link below.  Single current Machins from Kiloware are getting $A325 each on ebay as I report below, so Machins are back in the news BIG time! - http://tinyurl.com/Nov12SN

Large UK dealers currently sell blocks of 8 of these same Machin Forgery stamps for £77.50 ($A155) or about $A20 apiece, as you can see - http://tinyurl.com/Mach24p - see other blocks sizes and prices here - http://tinyurl.com/24PMach  I have one even larger block on hand at $A5 a stamp, if anyone is interested in breaking it down on ebay etc for a far greater profit.  Keep a single or block of 4 for yourself from the above lots, and sell the others on ebay etc, to get yours FREE!  You may even come out in front money wise, and keep yours free. Illustrated MUH block 10 as per photo, at WAY under half dealer price - $A70 or a MUH block of 20, perfect for any album page, for near a THIRD of UK retail -  $A120 (Order as stock number 619TQ)

 

                     


 

 

GB 1877 4d Pale Sage Green on neat cover to ARGENTINA! SG Cat £600+ - $A225:  A short lived pale color, and covers seldom seen, hence the high SG price of “From £600” = $A1,200.  Better still, it is to ARGENTINA.  Clear London “May 3 1880” cancel, and endorsed by sender as “PER FRENCH MAIL”.  Neat corner sender dated “chop” in BLUE, of “Kleinwort Cohen & Co London” - later Kleinwort Benson, bankers.  Lovely clear arrival 8 sided double boxed (Paid) cancel: “ABANADO 28 MAY 1880”.  A worn Buenos Aires cds alongside for same May 28 date.  Amazingly fresh condition for 134 years old.  SG 153, Plate 16, Cat $1,200, for just 18% of SG - $A225 (Stock number 928EJ)

 

 


 


 

 

Western Australia 1907 “Supreme Court Fees” High Value Stamps, fresh MUH:  An amazing mega-value trio I have never had in stock before.  I saw a “T” GST lot Auction invoice for $A700 with these - http://ow.ly/JfMSY  All with the “W Crown A” watermark, and all fresh MUH and attractive, with excellent perfs and deep colour. $A295 (Stock 827HW)

 

 


 

 

Switzerland 1945 “PAX” High Value 5FR, in Superb U Block 4, under ¼ SG!:  Attractive clean used block 4, on the silk thread fibre “Granite” high security paper, with central “ZURICH 15 V 46” cds. Europe’s most expensive post war stamp I think, and in a postally used BLOCK is an absolute gem! SG 458 £1,800 = $A3,500 in latest 2014 SG cat.  Was used on a heavy parcel to Australia. Had lower margin on when I got it, but that was a little wrinkled from parcel transit so I removed it, but that is added to stockcard in case you want to hinge it back on!  USED Blocks in Swiss stamps are super keenly sought, and often vast premiums are paid for them over 4 singles. Bought well, so to clear at under a QUARTER SG cat, of 4 singles! $A800  (Stock code 722EX)

 


 

Australia Post Annual "Year Books" Black LEATHER "Executive" Edition complete - Book #1 to 2000  - $A575 under retail – ONE set only!  The "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 set. 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 Book, due to high cost of making leather covers etc.  So retail 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 lounge room bookshelf these look super classy - like a set of Law Books or Britannia's etc!  They come out each year in 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 in many shops. The 1988 LEATHER book has always been near impossible to source.  Full retail list of these superb books here - http://tinyurl.com/mgcqfbw

I have ALWAYS had the largest stock of Year Books in Sydney – probably Australia.  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.  And I thus MUST sell as cheaply as I can, to MOVE all this stock, or I will drown in it!  Bought this CHEAP today in an Estate, so OUT they go.

This is a lovely collection of EVERY leather book issued from 1986 (Leather Book Number #1) to 2000.  FIFTEEN matched books.   A large wine carton FULL.  My normal discount retail on these as you can see nearby is $A1,575.  (All later Leather books are in stock of course.)  A superb gift idea perhaps for someone?  To clear this Estate lot fast, out they go for $575 less than retail - a round figure per set of 15 -  $A995  (Order as stock code 451W)

 



 

 

 

Australia & AAT MUH stamps - $A1,000 face value for $A700!  Mostly in PO packs and collector blocks etc:  I buy a lot of this in deceased estates.  No photo needed, as each sending will vary - except I'll instead show the $100s of MONEY you save if you buy a large lot of this off me!  Perfect if you send a lot of ebay lots, or the boss’s mail from work, or a Charity etc. OR you want to sell these yourself on ebay etc, OR start a new collection - as the packs are generally all different!  Or I can send mostly MUH blocks of 4 or larger if you prefer. Let me know what YOU need them for, and we’ll tailor something.

For instance right now I can sell you $A500 face value for $A360 cash!  Or cheaper still ...... buy $A1,000 face value for just $A700 cash, all mint with gum.  I always have $1000s or so of face on hand. If you just want 70c in stamps for domestic mailing in sheets etc, I can often help with those too at a tad higher rate of course. Tons more detail here - www.tinyurl.com/OzPost  $A1000 gummed face value for just $A700  (Order as stock number 748LT)

 

 


 

 

1970 Captain Cook Mini Sheet x FIFTY fresh MUH – Cat $1,000 - $A225:  What a find. These are 45 years old and were of course Australia’s first ever imperf issue.  The same stamps were of course issued in normal sheet form. The mini-sheet seemed to have not caused much interest. 1970 was a decade before the “stamp boom” and in those days there was no speculative buying.  Except this guy, who incredibly bought FIFTY as a new issue, and tucked them away.  Captain Cook is a global topical.

In 1980 these were up to $50 a sheet = $A2,500. They are still ASC Cat $20 each = $A1000. This sheet foxes and tones badly for some reason, and due to size and thin paper they readily crease and bend.  These look like they came from PO last week!  Cat $1,000 – FIFTY sheets for just $A225 – for USA buyers that is just $US175 right now!  Brilliant for ebay seller etc to offer singly, or per 5 or 10. Indeed many have the ACSC Variety “Double Spear” on the 30c, which is cat 3.5 times a normal and sell well singly. $A4 each – a coffee costs more than that!  $A225 = $US180 (Stock 835LE)

 

 




 

Nice looking 1917 10/- Deep Aniline Roo with OVAL telegraph puncture, $A185:  A scarce stamp and in FU grade (no puncture) like this right now is well over $750 in this striking shade. These also usually have ugly "fluffy" perfs. Clean and fresh and bright vivid aniline pink colour that "bleeds" wonderfully through to reverse. ACSC 381XE – Cat $800.  Coming up to 100 years old.

Single crisp "MURWILLUMBAH 11 AU - 24 NSW" cds. With very unusual OVAL telegraph puncture - not seen by me ever before. Usually with a round puncture and those usually take off Roo head making the stamp look far less attractive. There is a growing band of collectors of the various types of Telegraph Punctures, and this would be a prize addition to any such collection. $A185 (Stock 381XE)

 

 

 

TASMANIA 1898 superb mint 2d QV Pictorial View envelope:  The superb Waterlow London printed classic, with detailed view by D.A. Warry of "On the North Esk Near Launceston". In really excellent condition for 116 years old. Hinges on back from page mounting as usual, but clean and fresh and pristine. A popular and rare official Tasmania Post Office piece – only 312 ever printed! $A225 (Order as stock code 418EK)

 

 

ITALY 1889 King Umberto 45¢ Dull Green MLH Cat £2,500 for 10% of SG cat!: Bought cheap and have several other Mint Italy from his era also cheap if you have gaps. MLH with guaranteed ORIGINAL gum, and usual centering of this era. Deep rich original colour, a bargain at. SG #40 £2,500 = $A5,000.  Decent shape for 125 years old, and bought cheap to sell cheap at LESS THAN 10% of SG Cat! $A450  (Stock 634EK)

 

 




 

 


 

“The Engraved Stamps Of The Commonwealth Of
Australia” - price *Reduced* $A200 this month!

The quite magnificent official Australia Post produced coffee table book. Compiled by Richard Breckon. 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.  Being so recent they almost NEVER come on the market - no-one wants to let them go!

Semi opaque interleaved pages with designs on them. Real heavyweight grade archival weight paper. Varnished glazed paper for effect in parts. The photos really do not begin to convey the lavishness and class of this book.  My guess is the book and slipcase cost well over $100 to make.  Shows masses of issued designs and superlative background info.  Similar in size to a “Leather” PO Year Book.
 

Also contains 28 different Official correct size recess printed DIE PROOFS in black from the original dies. From 1913 1d Engraved KGV to 1965 Anzac. Inc most early commems - like Harbour Bridge, Jubilee, Canberra, Hermes, Sturt, Sesquicentenary etc.  Also high value Definitives like the £1 Robes and Arms, 7/6d Cook &c.  All this at around $10 an official Die Proof!  And NOT obtainable any other way than via this book.

The Die Proofs sold separately would realise FAR more than the entire book is selling for here.  The KGV 1d Engraved, or £1 Robes could very easily bring $50 to $100 each on their own if sold separately as official PO issued Die Proofs.

A magnificent book for ANY collector to own. Words cannot describe the lavish production and contents and luxury "feel" .... EVERY person - dealer or collector - who has seen it here on the office desk picked it up and said
"WOW"!  Gary Watson's Prestige Philately got $437 for a set in a Public Auction. They called them "without doubt the BEST product released by Australia post in recent decades”.  Bought 3 in an estate, and have reduced the price of last 2 from $500 to just $300 each!  Buy yourself a classy GIFT you'll always love handling and looking at  $A300  - (Order as stock number 428YS)


 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete Set Aust Post Year Albums 1981-2000 **WAY UNDER FACE**!   Estate special.  All TWENTY albums!  The FACE value of the stamps inside is $720.  You are paying $45 UNDER FACE!  ALL are valid for 100% postage if you ever need to use them. You are buying “CASH” essentially.  I just bought THIRTY sets of 20, off a guy who bought them for an “investment” – so have slashed my selling price. The issue price from PO was $964!  You are paying near $300 UNDER PO cost. Each Australia Post book from the debut 1981 book (issue number #1) also has a matching coloured, hard slipcase to prevent dust and moisture entering the book.  Retail is $1,250. Save $575!  All the LATER books and leather ones are all in stock - also dirt cheap, and offered singly at - http://tinyurl.com/yearbks  $A675 (Stock number 735ER)

 

 




 

 

Charles/Diana 1981 Royal Wedding, AND Diana 21st Birthday MUH: Commemoration stamp sets in complete gutter blocks 10. Comp Omnibus from all the Crown Agent country Wedding - 22 countries for the Royal Wedding alone, and 17 for the Birthday.  Each Royal Wedding set consists of 3 gutter strips of 10 stamps from the 22 countries (660 stamps alone.) Each with the superb Prince Of Wales Heraldic artwork down the centre.

21st Birthday sets of 4 gutter strips of 10 stamps each from 17 countries total 680 stamps. So we have here 390 sets 4 of this super popular topical = 1340 MUH stamps. The Decorative gutters strips are highly collected as near all sales were in single units as the decorative gutter blocks were SUPER PRICEY to buy back 33 years back.

Buyer's invoice from Max Stern was in there for $A1,600 which for 390 sets of stamps is what was charged back then - a ton of face value here. Clean looking lots, and at just a DOLLAR A SET is my clearance buy of the month! That is LESS than $US1 a set.  A ton more photos here - http://tinyurl.com/DiStamp

Superb collection right here, as they are perfect Hagner or stockbook page size, or to list each country on ebay etc you'll be amazed. The SUPER popular countries are here - Ascension, St Helena, British Antarctic Territory, Falkland Dependencies, Hong Kong, Pitcairn, Norfolk, Tristan da Cunha, Fiji, Falklands etc. $A425 (Stock 684JG)

 

 



 

 

New Zealand 90c 2002 $9 Curio Bay Stamp Booklet TOTALLY IMPERFORATE!:  A brilliant modern error. 90c Curio Bay (Catlins) stamp. Clean and fresh and totally IMPERFORATE - not even traces of the cutting knife as one usually sees in such cases. Campbell Patterson W88AY Cat $2,500. For an ebay seller etc, you have FIVE imperf pairs here inc a MEGA margin small imperf pane, costing you just $150 a PAIR!  Only a few books discovered, and will sell fast at $A750 (Stock 914EJ)

 


 

 

 

1928 3d Kookaburra on possible FDC to UK. Cat $2,000 if correct - $A195:  Interesting buy this week. VERY clean unit for 87 years old.  Marked as “First Day Issue” on very old SG album page, from a collection formed in the 1930s. Presumably by the person who received it.  Addressed to London, and then re-directed to Bangor, County Down, Ireland.  Pretty cover, with great eye-appeal, and ornate wax seal on reverse.  Has a Sydney NSW machine cancel, but sadly can’t quite make out the date under the December 10 London arrival cancel which annoyingly is over the top.

This stamp was issued November 2, so 5 weeks to London from Sydney was very fast sea passage, (airmail did not commence until 1931) and the London arrival (or re-direction) cancel is on front and back. So no doubt whatever, about its arrival date - on or even before December 10, 1928.  Cat $80 on ANY cover, and Cat $2,000 on a FDC.  You be the judge!  $A175  (Order as stock number 427PX)

 

 


 

LUXEMBOURG 1945 Liberation IMPERFS, set 4, Fresh MUH: Superb imperforate set with large margins.  A rare set, with only a small number sold. (Mark on corner of green stamp is just lint/hair on scanner platen!) Michel 343U-346U Cat 200 Euros = $A340. $A150 (Stock 716EX)

 

 

 
 

 

 

AAT *FULLY IMPERFORATE* Miniature Sheets - $A50 each:  In November 2013, Australia Post released just 250 x IMPERFORATE panes of 15 mini sheets of stamps. You needed to phone the special PO "800" number, or order online, and the strict maximum order was ONE sheet a person, and the sheets sold out in super-fast time, as you'd expect.

There will be near none in the secondary market, as collectors who ordered them for themselves will not be sellers - at any price. I'd guess there are easily 20,000 keen global collectors of AAT, but only 250 of these sheets to go around.  If 200 buyers hold on to their sheets for their collections, that leaves just FIFTY to service those 20,000 collectors worldwide.

99% of AAT collectors do not right now realise this IMPERF issue even exists. In the 57 years since AAT first issued stamps in 1957, I can't recall any other *AAT* imperforates sold by the PO. This is an Official Australia Post Australian Antarctic Territory issue, it is imperforate. It is limited, it is 100% OFFICIAL PO, and it was RED hot from Day #1.

Tons more photos, and sheet options (pairs and number and colour sheet margin blocks) here -
http://tinyurl.com/AATimps - These prices are SUBJECT UNSOLD, and I reserve the right to amend them at ANY time based on demand from my ads.  An imperf mini sheet of 5 MUH or CTO is - $A50  (Order as stock number 629KE) A superb cancelled Imperf AND perf sheet used on A4/Quarto cover to you or friends anywhere on the planet is just $A65 (Order as stock number 629KO)

 



 

 

NSW 1907 4d Captain Cook with *NO WATERMARK* Emergency Printing on Victoria Paper:   ACSC #N31Baa, 4d Pale Orange Brown.  Marginal example from the upper-left corner of the sheet, lightly mounted.  Cat in the 12 year old ACSC $2,500 – unknown used.  The Victoria paper was not the exact same size as the 4d Cook plate, so ACSC notes some stamps show only sheet margin watermark letter or lines - or in this unusual case, nothing at all.  Unlisted by Gibbons - but I have contacted Hugh Jefferies suggesting it be listed as SG 357a, now that one exists with a clear Certificate. 

Complete with RPSV Photo Certificate (2009) noting this as being from Position 1/1 on the sheet.  A  CAPTAIN COOK  thematic item of highest exhibit standard.  And, being first issued in 1907, is an AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH issue.  It is believed unique as an expertised example.  As very few Australian Commonwealth issues exist with the watermark missing, this price is plain silly.  I sold the late Simon Dunkerley the 2d Red KGV, ACSC 96aa - cat $20,000 for instance.  My price is just 10% of that .... one to “tuck away” for the future - its day will come - $A1,750 (Stock 287AT)

 

 

 

Netherlands huge Registered & EXPRESS Airmail franking piece to China, 1936:  Bought this stunning and clean piece from a collection formed by a chap who was manager of the Shanghai Museum in the pre-war 1930s. This piece is from the famous shipbuilder and Engineering company of Werf Gusto, located in the small town of Shiedam, Holland well outside Amsterdam. Some stamps are cancelled at Amsterdam the others at origin. WEIRD!

This was clearly off a large packet that was sent Registered, Airmail, and EXPRESS - the latter 2 services very expensive to China in 1936.  Likely they were Engineer plans etc. There are 2 sets of cancels - one from Shiedam, and the others on 5 stamps on left from Amsterdam Central Station .... all on the same day.  Schiedam PO used a yellow 5 Guilder King high value as we can see (SG 224 £50=$A100), AND a 2½ Guilder overprint on 10G - SG 237 Cat £170 = $A340 used - a very scarce stamp used off piece even.  Detailed discussion on this piece here - http://tinyurl.com/Shiedam : $A225  (Order as stock number 294LR)

 

 

 

1932 5/- Sydney Harbour Bridge stamp Superb VFU:  The most iconic stamp from this country, and is missing from 95% of collections. It was printed on what was essentially coarse handtowel type 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, and the perfs, as all will know are often terrible and ripped out. They were perforated with the single line machine – like a fancy treadle sewing machine – 1 line at a time then sheet rotated 90 degrees and the other sides done. Hence wide margin centring is not common at all. A beauty – clean and perfect with superb perfs and centering.  Yes these do sell a little lower at times BUT that is due to the inferior centering and reverse etc. $A265 (Stock 912AX)

 

 

 

Hong Kong 1938 $10 KGVI Green and Violet - Top Value of set:  One of the key and priciest KGVI stamps from the entire Commonwealth. The original 1938 issue, which only exists with streaky yellow gum arabic.  Mint lightly hinged.  Nice deep, vivid, original “unrubbed” colour as you can see.  SG 161, £700= $A1400.  A small FRACTION of Gibbons catalogue at: $A400 (Order as stock number 214TR)

 

 

 

 

Isle Of Man - both the 1973 Definitives Colour Outer Border Errors:   I bought pairs of these from a well-known UK dealer.  Not really easy to tell apart unless you are experienced with them.  SG 17a and 18a – see SG cat here - http://tinyurl.com/kse5cte -  Cat £125 each,  i.e. £250 for one of each or cat £500 for a pair of each.  He guarantees these are the correct SG listed items. Mailed along with normals.  Gibbons have ONE stamp error on sale right now for £160!  A joined pair of each as shown above, Cat £500 (=$A1,000) fresh MUH for - $A175  (Order as stock number 735LP)

 

 



 

 

NORFOLK ISLAND, 1971 Rose Window at St. Barnabas Chapel Proofs:  As a dealer for 35 years, I have NEVER even seen a set offered such as this from Norfolk. The spectacular 2002 Stephen Bradford and 2011 Eddie Garrard Norfolk Island collections did NOT have these. Presumed to be from the Printer Archive – Heraclio Fournier, Spain.  

I am not aware of any other stamp from Norfolk (or anyone locally) printer by Fournier. Fresh MUH progressive Colour Proofs, on same gummed paper as issued stamp, with matching perforated stamp. A spectacular looking album page.  At only $55 each, for almost certainly unique pieces - indeed each is HALF what the AP current PO year book costs! Insane. SG #125. $A500  (Order as stock number 672FT)

 

 


 

 

Australia 99 scarce official perforated pair with GROSSLY misplaced perforations Seldom seen on the market and what a spectacular pair for just $A250!   There is a detailed article of these errors here -  www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=360082 – where the full story of these, and photo of the machine that made them, and the OTHER sensational errors on these is outlined with many photos.  Also the same pair with PART perfs as shown above ( 3 different)  – also $A250 for that pair of sheets.  $A250 - (Order as stock number 785XR)

 


 

 

Sand Cay WILLIS ISLAND (QLD) to “Buka Passage” New Guinea 1939:  FROM - "Willis Island Queensland 7 APR 1939 Radio Station" scalloped oval in Violet. And a straight line WILLIS ISLAND handstamp on face as well. With correct 2d KGVI stamp - normal domestic post rate applied to British New Guinea at this time.

The little sand cay is about 500 kms steaming east of Cairns, in the Coral Sea. Addressed to "Buka Passage, Bougainville New Guinea". The album page notes that cancel was used only until 1942.

On Burns Philip crested Belt and Buckle stationary - also with the Willis Island backstamp, so that points to it being 100% commercial. Via Burns Philp Line trading boat - S.S. Malaita - with MALAITA straight line hand-stamp, and also PAQUEBOT (Posted at sea) handstamp.

Stamp appears to have NOT been date-stamp cancelled at Willis Island, so it was cancelled on arrival at Buka Passage ..... that cds being "Buka Passage 3 JU 39 - New Guinea".

This was just before WW2 commenced, so is not a wartime cover. However the S.S. MALAITA soon became a troop and transport ship, and was later torpedoed by the Japanese. Auction price for identical cover is $A1000+.  MANY more pix, map and discussion on it here - http://tinyurl.com/BukaPass - $A500  (Order as stock number 271LR)

 


 

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Ryukyu Islands, MUH stamp collection 1948-1972 cat £711=$A1,400 just $A375!:  Almost never seen out here in Australia, and a great and comprehensive lot at this low price - a heap MORE pix of these pretty stamps you are buying are here - http://ow.ly/C1uVX  Elusive material - now PRICE REDUCED to just - $A375  (Order as stock number  473JT)

 

 

 

 

Superb and Ornate NE Tasmania 1870 Share Certificate:  (Price Just Reduced By $200 - HALF price!)  I paid a lot of money for this one, as it is by FAR the most attractive and colorful share cert I have EVER seen from the Australasian area.  Mostly they were pretty boring and drab looking, but this is an absolute gem - a real ornate work of art, as can be seen with gold leaf even!  On watermarked, deckle edge quality handmade paper.

"United Victorian & Tasmanian Quartz Mining Co" 1870 blue & gold 'Scrip Certificate' for 10 shares. Beautiful! This relates to the short-lived gold rush at Lyndhurst (then called Waterhouse) in NE Tasmania. Gold was discovered there in 1869.  The similar era and size, private Australian banknotes have gained in interest enormously in recent years and sell into 5 figures.  Again, the most ornate get the best prices in general. These are very akin to those private banknotes.

A near identical one - made out to same person even, with near identical share registry numbers, was offered at the nation's leading Numismatic auction Nobles last month and was invoiced after costs for $A815 - on a $250 estimate - http://ow.ly/AlvIE See large blow up of it on that site.  Save $515 buying from Stevo for a finer example!  Absolutely wonderful fresh condition for 140 years old – and no pinholes as per the Noble’s example. $A300 (Order as stock number 527GD)

 

 

 

 

SINGAPORE used coll, from SG 1 to 1990. SG £938 for just $A400:  (Price Just Reduced By $100!)   Handy lot, from KGVI Defins - sets to $5 in both perfs, to 1990.  Many key sets and Defins all through.  A lot more pages of stamps shown here -  http://tinyurl.com/SINcoll   Correct SG cat is £938 = $A1,850 last year – higher in new cat for sure.  All on pages in side plastic protectors, in a red album.  Condition seems OK on a quick look, but being in protectors, hard to check them! Under a QUARTER SG Cat -  $A400  (Order as stock number 187QV)

 

 


 

 

Netherlands 1913 Centenary Set 13, Cat £1325 – just $A600:  This is the complete set of 13, attractive clean used.  The same year and same importance as the 1913 Kangaroo set – THOSE are over $6,000 used, and these are just $600!  Michel 81-92 cat E1,100.  SG 214/222 £1325 - $A2600, just -  $A600 - (Order as stock number 283LF)

 

 


 

 

QANTAS $2 Airbus A380 stamp, totally **IMPERFORATE** Block of 4 – just $A40!: Australia Post released just 750 x IMPERFORATE uncut panes of mini sheets of 4 x $2 stamps. You needed to phone a special '800' number after midday, and maximum order was a sheet a person, and they sold out within hours as you'd expect. All the $2 stamps depict the massive Qantas Airbus A380.

Each sheet is foil numbered in lower right margin, and also comes with a hand numbered PO Certificate Of Guarantee that only 750 panes in TOTAL were sold, including all left and right panes. Indeed there were only 375 left pane and 375 x right pane ... both panes of 12 sheets are marked thus lower left. This is a Qantas Airbus A380 issue and that is a red hot theme, even for non stamp collectors.  And it is fully imperforate.  It is an 100% OFFICIAL PO issue, and one of the very smallest issues in the post war era.

It is limited, and has remained RED hot - just like the stamp border colour!  I obtained a few by paying folks $100 to sit on the phone for hours re-dialling until they got through!  Price per IMPERF pane is from $A40 – full details here - with a LOT more photos of all the options and choices on these – even full uncut sheets available for $A350 -  http://tinyurl.com/lspm4vf  $A40 (Order as stock number 433VN)

 

 


 

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New Zealand 2006 Kapa Haka “Unissued” set of 5:  Sold, advertised, mailed and charged to some standing order clients by NZ Post. But hastily withdrawn in panic at 11th hour, as some Maori activists did not like the design images.  39 mint sets of 5 were mailed and they are the rarest post-war issues for 100 years from NZ. (See note in SG “New Zealand” cat.) An affordable way to buy these is via the un-issued 45¢ "Poi" Maori dancer self-adhesive booklet stamps or the 45¢ coil version.  FAST ordering is recommended as when my small stock is gone, they can't be replaced.

Price is $A2,000 a single 45¢ self-adhesive booklet stamp neatly cut from the block, or $A3,950 a horizontal pair. (45¢ Coil stamps the same prices)  Or $A7,000 a booklet block of 4 - 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 $A14,000. (One only in stock.)

These figures are miles lower than NZ retail which is high as tiny supply rapidly shrinks, and news of their existence slowly spreads overseas. "Linn's Stamp News" carried my story on these front page in colour. And best of all, the NZ dollar has strengthened a lot against $A in recent months. A Len Jury auction in Auckland saw a set of 5 of these sell for $14,900 on a $13,500 estimate, and a later Mowbrays NZ sale had a set 5 invoiced at $14,562.  I have several full sets of 5 for sale MUH at $A8,500 a set 5 or $A45,000 for a plate block 6.

If you buy them off me, as an Australian resident, you avoid a certain 10% GST impost upon arrival from NZ as a highly insured item, versus ordering locally, and avoid the nasty new 3-4% "overseas use surcharge" + bad exchange rate your credit card bank will certainly levy.  Likewise for NZ buyers I mail in such a way Registered as to cause no interest there on entry.  My copies are IN-STOCK, and ready to mail now.

Remember only 39 mint sets of 5 of these were sold, and NZ Post has confirmed that in writing – 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.  A full set of 5 from me costs only $A8,500 – or just $A1,700 each.  Classics of the future.

For FAR more details of them all here: www.glenstephens.com/kapa_haka.html

 

 

 

 

NZ 1993 $1.20 Dinosaur Stamp superb CTO, SG Cat. £3,125 for just $A250!  What an amazing hoard. A dealer bought a stack of sheets of these in 1993, all cancelled FDI at the Philatelic Bureau on October 1, 1993. He knew this Mauisarus stamp would be scarce, as it was a UNIQUE Dinosaur species from NZ (from 70 million years back) and as such had barely appeared on any other country stamp for that reason.  As there are masses of Dinosaur topical collectors globally, all after things they do not own, that was pretty cunning.

His theory was perfect as the used stamp soon shot up in value – to more than mint in fact, and in the SG cat is SG 1766, Cat £2.50 each x 1,250++ units = £3,125 current cat. Dealer laboriously tore them into singles and added one in each outgoing order as a “thank you” freebie for his buyers, with a little roneoed note inside as to what it was, and why it would stay scarce. Smart idea as a good client freebie for a low cost Would work just as well today actually, or offer them on ebay etc - £25 SG cat, superb FDI CTO, for $10 each lot etc.  $A250 (Order as stock number 713LD)

 

   

 


 

West Germany - 1951 'Posthorn' 20Pf red from booklet sheet:  (Price Just Reduced By $100!)  Vertical se-tenant strip with green "X" label (at top),  Michel #S7, Cat €550 = $A1,125.  Excellent perfs and centering as you can see, and guaranteed original gum.  WAY under HALF Michel cat at - $A300 - (Order as stock number 535RR)

West Germany - 1951 'Posthorn' 6pf orange & 10pf green from booklet sheet:  (Price Just Reduced By $100!)  Se-tenant interpanneau horizontal strip of 4, separated by label with colour vertical bars & label with green "X", Michel #WZ4, Cat €550 = $A1,125.  Excellent perfs and centering as you can see, and guaranteed original gum.  Way under HALF Michel cat at - $A300  - (Order as stock number 536RR)

Buy both together (Cat a whopping €1,100, and save $100 more!  (Price Just Reduced By $200!)   $A500 - (Order as stock number 537RR)

 

                                                                                                                                                       

 



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