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* * *  I bought Pallet loads from Germany!  * * *

 

LIGHTHOUSE STOCKBOOKS UNDER
HALF
THE COST OF HAGNER SHEETS !!!!!   
 

 

 

 

EXCHANGE RATE ADJUSTMENT ON THESE ITEMS BELOW:  The current Corona Viris panic, and stockmarket and currency market chaos, has seen the Australian Dollar soften and fluctuate wildly.  Due to COVID no commercial flights to Australia for many months, so cost of air shipping has also soared.  My landed cost of anything imported has also SOARED since, of course.  All lots on this page, being fully imported, will be invoiced at 10% higher than the AUD prices shown. 

With supplier hikes as well, I still am making WAY less than I was in January, even at that level.  For American buyers etc, they are of course less to you in USD, than they were early year!  When exchange rates settle somewhat, I’ll type in the firm prices.  We live in scary times.  LUCKILY, Stamps is a solitary INDOOR hobby basically, and we are thus the LEAST likely to catch COVIT-19.   With all commercial flights being cancelled, most shipping from Europe to here is taking 16 weeks by sea, not the usual 7 days air.  I *DO* have stocks.   Glen
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buy in bulk and pay 35% UNDER RETAIL!

 

 

In 40 years of stamp dealing I have learnt one truism. 
No collector can EVER have too many empty stockbooks! 

Just because you "think" you will not use 10 or 20 (or 30 or 40 or 50) -  you are WRONG!     
 

 

 

 

This is a wonderful lot.  My BEST selling line all year.  Another few pallets of stock just arrived from Germany.  Your choice of Black or White pages - each collector has their own strong preference here.  The universal best-seller 32 page size.  And remember these are all the LARGE standard "A4" (Quarto) page size.  One dealer was offering a "special" to clients at cheaper price per stockbook, but they were the teeny little half  "A5" sized pages!  And beware, many sellers offer skinny SIXTEEN page A4 size Lighthouse - literally HALF the capacity of these, no bargain at all.

Each factory box has 10 x 32 page stockbooks with a combo of covers of Red, Blue, Green and Black.  There are 2 each of 3 colours, and 3 of the other colour to make up the 10.  EACH book is factory cello shrink-wrapped.  This ensures no dust or moisture gets into them before use, (store them until time to use) and also is perfect for gift giving of course.  Lots of stamp clubs buy these for monthly Best Exhibit/Guest speaker type gifts etc.

These are top quality, and famous for many decades, German made "Lighthouse" or “Leuchtturm” brand books.  The BEST!  Surely your stamps DESERVE the best .... and at HALF the usual storage Hagner costs - why ever not?!  The photos nearby were taken by me, and are of the exact books and colours you actually receive.  Attractive grained leather look covers and spine as you can see, with the classy Gold Lighthouse logo and Gold spine banding.

Do NOT even think of buying Asian made and/ or “No Name” stockbooks.  They all look cheap and nasty right from day #1, all pages and covers are generally highly acidic, mostly are non-linen hinged, and the pages readily warp.  They can RUIN your stamps, as the highly acidic board and glassine content, combined with our humidity, bathes your stamps in literally a weak acid bath - all year long.  Decade after decade.  This accelerates toning/foxing, which RUINS your stamps.  "Saving" a few dollars a book could ruin your stamps worth many $1,000s.  Just dumb.  

Lighthouse uses neutral bleached board for pages and covers to alleviate this problem.  German top quality.  For many decades the brand "Lighthouse - Leuchtturm" in stockbooks and stamp accessories has been synonymous WORLDWIDE with meaning "top quality".  The BMW or Mercedes Benz of the stamp storage industry.  All with the famous 5 Gold embossed bands on the spines, and the famous “Lighthouse” logo in Gold on spine and front cover.

The black page books have CRYSTAL CLEAR strips - 9 strips per page.  This is much more expensive than the glassine used on white page books to manufacture of course, but with waxed paper glassine strips, your stamps are always half hidden behind murky/cloudy type glassine when you look at them.  Look at the photos nearby - can you even see where the strips ARE??  You see 100% of the stamps.  VERY few stockbooks (only a few %) sold in the past 25 years have CLEAR strips, as the cost to make them is high. 

Strong LINEN HINGED pages on both sides for very long wear, and DOUBLE glassine interleaving to protect all your stamps - and stopping the cheaper single interleaved pages from tangling and crumpling up - which they ALWAYS do!  For a while Lighthouse experimented with clear plastic interleaving pages. These were a disaster, as static electricity charges build up from synthetic carpets and clothing, and the 2 interleave pages “stick” to each other, and crease easily, and stays creased, and look terrible very quickly. 

HINT AS A GIFT!!  Tired of Gifts that you do not really want - well hint to the Spouse or kids that a box of LIGHTHOUSE STOCKBOOKS is the smartest thing they can buy you.  Print out this page, and leave around the kitchen a week before Birthdays, Christmas or Father’s Day or Mother’s Day etc!  

Postage and insurance is of course extra on all orders, but as always, I use carefully selected, light cancelled, philatelically VERY valuable stamps and se-tenant strips, small run modern mini sheets of 10 etc on every carton mailed.  So the "real" shipping cost is often basically zero to you.  POSTAGE ON TWO BOXES is near exactly the SAME as ONE box within Sydney region area!  (+$5 for Registered on all Australia orders.)  Shipping interstate or overseas is much higher of course, but superb CTO franking under protective plastic is used - often worth more used than you pay for shipping - see here for endless proof - http://tinyurl.com/GlenShip   So you save a LOT on shipping if buying your stockbooks in one order.  Band together with a few folks at the local stamp club - SMART.  Many do.

At around 85c a page, getting 2 cartons is a deal you cannot NOT seriously consider.  Under HALF the page price of a Hagner sheet!   Your page cost is way less!  In nearly all of Australia, heavy parcels are delivered to your door by an Australia Post Parcels Contractor - i.e. no lifting for you!  All boxes are sent Registered Post (+$5) for signed-for security in Australia.  Full “all risk” Marine Transit Insurance is wise, due to wet weather or theft or damage issues - cost is only $2 per $100 covered, or just $5 extra per box 10, and is added to invoice unless you decline it in writing on order form, in which case you assume total risk.  

Boxes of these at times have arrived damp at base, due to wet weather somewhere on route, or in mail vans etc, with all books wet and buckling. Just $7 extra a box of 10 covers full replacement cost insurance, if your PO records the damage on arrival.  Insured mail for anything worth above $100 is getting to be ESSENTIAL these days sadly - as I outlined here recently –
www.tinyurl.com/APtrack

And remember if you buy the box of 20, your books are wonderfully extra protected from transit corner damage, being DOUBLE boxed.  Each box of 10 is in a separate Factory Carton.  Then both those cartons are in a REALLY thick purpose made outer cartons - as they were shipped from Germany in, on pallets.  Even if dropped from a metre up, a box of 20 will survive perfectly!  

That is 320 pages of top quality low acid, black page storage for about Australia 85¢ a page in bulk buy.  A British made HAGNER sheet is RRP $A1.75 each these days - with no binder of course!  So you are getting classy German made 'Lighthouse' stockbooks for in effect under HALF the price per page of 32 Hagner sheets - which have no binder or cover!  (And which of course are nowhere near as classy or permanent a storage medium, as a Lighthouse Stockbook of course!)

Order fast before these are sold out - last shipment was gone in WEEKS.  My next shipment will likely cost me FAR more with the strong Euro/weak AUD - sad but true, as wholesale price has also increased - I cut my own margins to keep prices the same on this shipment.  Band together with a friend and share them 5 each, or order a carton or two via your stamp club etc. 

One client in Newcastle has ordered THIRTY cartons (300!) of these off me since I have ran this special.  He has a bookshelf stacked with them he advises!   As I point out above, the postage cost to him for TWO cartons (20) is the same in $$s as ONE carton!  Or indeed the same cost as just one single book.  A strange Australia Post quirk, but true.  A huge carton delivered Registered Post right to your front door for $20 seems nuts.  Just ONE stockbook attracts the identical mailing cost - literally.    

REMEMBER:  It is a great idea to now and again re-house ALL your stamps.  At this price why not do that NOW?  Stockbooks 15-20 years old WILL have mould growing on the pages if stored in Australia.  NO doubt about it.   In any eastern coastal areas it will start in under 10 years.  And on black pages it is VERY hard - indeed almost impossible -  to see with the naked eye.  You WILL see it using a cheap UV lamp - go check your books!  For a measly $28, a new stockbook to put your $1,000s of stamps into makes superb sense. Foxing/rust on them might lose you $1,000 - or far more of course. 

Foxing on the STAMPS will lose you half their value - or indeed, FAR more.  Once mould starts on the stockbook pages, that toning/foxing/rust spreads like a cancer to the other pages, and to the stamps inside.  Like fruit in your fruit bowl at home .... one piece of fruit gets mould, and the entire bowl has it within 24 hours.  Stamps are no different.  It spreads fast.  AND your old stockbooks are bound to have the VERY old fashioned cloudy GLASSINE strips, so you can't see your stamps clearly anyway!  Another good reason to replace them all NOW at this great price!

 


 

 

Local official Retail is $A42.50 each for White pages, and  $A44.95 a book for Black pages, in 2019 – those are my prices for single books etc.  My 2 carton Bulk Buy is more than 35% below retail price!

Factory cartons of TEN for $A295 White Pages (Stock code 592SW)

Factory cartons of TEN for $A350 Black Pages (Stock code 592SB)

Or save even more when Bulk Buying! –

TWO factory cartons of Ten (Ret. $A850) 20 x 32 WHITE pages for just $A550! (Stock 592TW)

TWO factory cartons of Ten (Ret. $A900 20 x 32 BLACK pages for just $A635! (Stock 592TB)

 (Gets down to just over 85¢ a page) - more than 35% below retail!!

(And yes, I will quote even lower prices on larger buys - dealers,
re-sellers or collectors with a LOT of re-housing to do, please enquire!)

Some collectors like the super thick 64 page books.  Simply double prices above.  i.e. 10 x 64
 WHITE pages is $A550 etc.  Now and again I can do a little cheaper than that level - please ask first!

Each factory carton of 10 comes with a mix of 4 colours - Red, Blue, Green and Black - 2 of each,
 and 3 of the other.  Collectors prefer buying that way.

 All boxes are mailed well packed, and Registered and insured for full protection,
and the applicable cost in each instance, will be added to credit card charge as outlined above.

 


 

LIGHTHOUSE STOCKBOOKS UNDER

HALF THE COST OF HAGNER SHEETS !!!!!   

 

German "Lighthouse" Deluxe 64 page stockbooks, Crocodile skin covers, *35% under retail* - $A65!:  24 carat GOLD cornered stockbooks.  CLASSY!  For the collector who wants the VERY best for their stamps. "OVER 35% OFF RETAIL"  As you can see on link below, Australian recommended retail is $A95 each.  My bulk buy price is over 35% UNDER that!  Offered these in past years and was stampeded with orders.  Made another huge bulk buy, so here we go AGAIN!  Rich, attractively deep grained Crocodile skin style cover, in the 3 colours, with 24 carat GOLD plated corners for long life.  The top of the range style, "DELUXE" - from the very top maker.  The very classiest stockbooks I've ever sold or handled.  Expensive Padded covers, DOUBLE glassine interleaving, quality double linen hinging for very long life and ease of use, and in rich, sumptuous, very realistic looking Crocodile skin leather covers as per many photos HERE - tinyurl.com/CrocSbks  CLEAR strips, not glassine, so you can SEE your stamps - not the cheap cloudy glassine strips as used on many lower cost books, that obscure the stamp designs.  TWICE as thick as most stockbooks sold, 64 pages in EACH.  Popular BLACK pages, so all your stamps look superb.  Six Books is a massive 384 storage pages.

That is just $1 a page
- near HALF the $1.75 RRP price of a Hagner sheet even - and the classy Crocodile skin covers, and 24 Carat gold corners are a bonus.  With Hagners, you need to then buy Binders at $25 each!  Taking the price per page up to THREE times these.  For foreign buyers, VERY cheap air shipping to you on cartons of 6 - ask me!  The "Lighthouse" brand is the global market leader - the Mercedes Benz of all makers, and uses carefully selected board, with anti-fungal agents added into there, to keep YOUR stamps safe.  Or buddy up with a friend or stamp club members, grab a carton, and share them around.  THAT makes sense.  Each book is factory clear shrink wrapped for gift giving, and secure moisture proof storage, if you do not use them all now.  Or, if you prefer the thinner usual size 32 page Lighthouse stockbooks, my other offer is here - also great buying -  tinyurl.com/lighthouseSB - for either offer, LayBy/Layaway is also fine.  Buy a box as a gift for yourself - $100 or so a month payment for a few months, and you will be set.  ** For any overseas buyer I can offer VERY cheap shipping on these HEAVY boxes 6 - ask me **.  Retail is $A570 a box - you save around $A180 a box!  $A215 for 3 (Stock 482KX) or a carton of SIX for just $A390 (Stock 482KW)

 

  

 

 

 

 


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Full Time Stamp Dealer in Australia for 40 years. Life Member - American Stamp Dealers' Association. (ASDA - New York) Also Member - Philatelic Traders' Society (London) and IFSDA (Switzerland) and many other philatelic bodies

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Earn Frequent Flier points while buying at bargain prices!
ALL prices are in weak Ozzie Dollars. I charge NO nasty, nasty
"Buyer's Commission" on stamps like nearly every "Auction" does.