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COVID-19 UPDATE: What a quite insane past 12 months, and I hope all readers are staying safe, adhering to social distancing, and are keeping healthy after the global Second Wave outbreaks, and the nasty new variants. Stockmarkets and Real Estate prices are totally erratic, interest rates are near zero worldwide, the $A has suffered, and for foreign buyers, these prices below often give you stamp deals you will NEVER see again in your currency - do take a VERY close look below. For many foreign buyers, my stamps below are the cheapest now for a DECADE or more to you. I am still mailing out orders as usual - no closures for me! Mails are erratic and unpredictable - German Post is adding a hefty per kilo COVID surcharge to here, of all things, as there have been no commercial airline flights to here for a year.For American buyers, the prices are truly AMAZING - a $A500 stamp below, costs you only around $US385 as I type! For ozzie buyers, sourcing ANYTHING from overseas is TERRIFYING now, and ebay and Amazon now add 10% GST onto EVERY purchase, AND add it on top of the shipping too. Buying off me sees you pay in WEAK OZZIE PESOS. Governments are making cash handouts and offering tax cuts. Governments WANT you to spend this at retail - and stamps do count! Stamp prices are BOOMING. Auctions are recording record clearances and record prices - to which they then add 20% in fees! NOT from me. LayBy/Layaway anything you need NOW! Please stay SAFE. Glen
Custom made “Penny Black” 5 layer, verified *SSMMS Grade*
COVID masks CHEAP - $A7 each!
All around the world we legally need to wear masks these days, no matter
what country you are reading this in. The cheapie blue paper throw away
things I hate, as my glasses fog up and they are too small for me. I
had some mask artwork custom designed by a stampboards member, and then
kindly custom printed in India by a FRPSL member, Kapil Gogri. These
are top quality, fully hemmed, 5 layer, washable, breathable, 100%
cotton, and reusable. They are light to mail - all clear cello packaged
- buy a few to pass onto friends as gifts or club members etc - we all
will all be wearing masks for longer than we would like to. We need to
wear them in all public transport, planes and airports here now - same
as the USA, and many other countries.
New Guinea 1939 £1 Olive Green Bulolo Airmail, top value of set, FU off Gold Shipment: A huge face value pre-war, and used mainly on Registered Gold shipments from the Highlands etc, as this one appears to be. Clean and fresh, and perfect centred used with dated Registered cds - no hinges or gook or gunk, or the using foxing. One of the most iconic Airmail stamps from the entire Pacific in the 1930s. Incredibly high value - this was a fortnight’s gross wages for anyone who had a job in the Great Depression era. Good perfs for these as you can see, that were lumpy single line perf, on coarse blotting paper. I handle just one of these each few years. I handle LOTS of used £1 Roos a year - priced several times this, but are 100 times more plentiful! SG 250, cat £160 = $A320 used. $A165 (Stock 835BL)
Kangaroo 1915 Rare Second Wmk 5/-, well centred, clean
The scarce 1915 SECOND Watermark. Fine Used
looker for these, with unusually clean cut perfs for this Watermark.
Lovely bright Chrome Yellow colour, and near perfect centering for
these terrors, as you can see.
Nearly all this issue had really ugly “Fluffy” perfs, due
to the perforating pin equipment in middle of WWI not being procurable
from the only usual suppliers - our “enemies” - Austria and
Germany! These perfs are FAR better than usual. Emergency print on the
wrong size KGV head watermark paper. So the “Crown A” is of course
almost never placed centrally - this one has half of watermark on each
side, as you can see in pic! With FAR lighter, crisper than usual dated
cds cancel on these, from RIALTO, Victoria.
Australia Booklets Coll 1994-2000 Ret $825 – for just $499! In the thick Deluxe Gold blocked red booklet album, in matching slipcase, made by Lighthouse Germany, with special booklet size double-sided clear pockets, for booklet dealer Manfred Junge – retail $150 new. Has a juicy collection contents many pages shown here - tinyurl.com/OzBooklts 54 different - well under a TENNER apiece, in a huge free album with many empty pages as well for extras. Pfeffer retail of booklets marked on each one, on removable stickers, and their total retail is $725. plus the $150 album = $875 for near under retail! HUGE FACE VALUE here too - many $100s! You NEVER see large juicy runs of these offered at one time. $A499 (Stock 137DF)
Western Australia 1858 2d 'Hillman' Swan Imperf just
THE scarcest face different stamp of WA by miles - the
1858 2d "Hillman" Swan imperf, the scarce later print, on the
Indian Red paper. The red colouring was applied very
unevenly on the sheets, hence the normal “speckled” variance seen
here, and on all copies. These were locally crudely lithographed, on
wafer thin, hard tissue type paper, from massive limestone printing
stones - the original printing stone of which still exists. It was
found in 1979, being used as a doorstop in an old house! (And later
sold for an absolute fortune by Feldmann.) Hand drawn - each impression
on the stone was different, and very poor printing impressions from the
crude litho transfers are therefore normal on this issue, and the
equally appalling quality 1857 6d "Hillmans". There are not
crisp engraved London steel plate printings, like the 1854 1d Swan!
Juzwin retail $750, for AVERAGE
copies of the common 2d shade. Indian Reds fetch far more. As a
guide, this similar looking one was invoiced here for $1,150
Papua New Guinea SPECIMEN overprints - *complete* set of 5 different - $A250: Something one almost never sees offered anywhere, are a complete set of 5. The PO had these in the SPECIMEN packs you could buy from 1952 to the mid-1960s. Few were sold, indeed most folks had no idea they were available! All are fully Gibbons listed and priced however, at £250=$A500 the set of 5, meaning global demand - and local retail here is $450. All attractive MUH, and an Estate steal at $200 under retail - just - $A250 (Stock 538BQ)
NEW Editions of Brusden White *ACSC* KGVI and QE2 Pre-Decimal in COLOUR:
Just printed mid-April. In Full colour for the first time, and in the
new large A4/Quarto type size for the first time too. Lots more data,
and superb Dr Geoff Kellow research, and the KGVI includes all the BCOF
issues of course. All Proofs and essays and trials, and errors and
imprints, and plate numbers, and the usual vat amount of ACSC data found
NOWHERE else. These new editions supersede and update the previous 2015
editions, and are in full colour for the first time, and in the new
large A4 format, means tons more info is in each book. The listings
have been fully revised, with some additions and corrections, and with
1993 GB 24p Machin stamp *POSTAL FORGERY* in MUH blocks, $A4 each!
I bought a couple of sheets of these 25 years back, when
they first surfaced in the UK, being sold to Indian and similar family
owned small corner stores and supermarkets, who retailed stamps for
normal 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 per stamp - and
I mailed a lot of them back to the UK! Sterling was VERY high
back then of course, and UK retail there was £20 which was about $A50 a
stamp then - literally.
Australia 1966 Decimal Navigator FDC set of 6 covers $A175: You have no idea how scarce these are. Back in 1966 you were required to ADDRESS all FDC. Many did so by hand and are pretty ugly. There are pristine clean, flat unaddressed – all are matched Verco cacheted covers. This is the COMPLETE set of 6 Navigator stamps. The FACE of this set was $8.65 and the blank covers cost 48c the 6. Way over a half Century back that was a FORTUNE. A First Class domestic letter was 4c. So with $9.13 you could buy 229 x 4c stamps. Today’s First Class domestic stamp is $1.50, so this set cost $343 on today’s spending power. No wonder so many FULL sets ever sold on FDC! Would YOU spend $343 today on a new FDC? Of course not. ASC cat is $250 for these – as addressed! A matched set, and with the sought after “Melbourne Philatelic Bureau” crisp cds is worth TWICE a small office. Cost is just - $A175 (Stock 372DP)
USA 1893 30c Columbus bright attractive Mint - SG $550 for $A175: United States of America - 1893 Columbian Exposition, Chicago, depicting Columbus at La Rabida. The title of painter Felipe Maso's work, "Columbus before the Franciscans at La Rabida" was shortened to "Columbus at La Rabida" when it was adapted for use in the Columbian Issue. Fresh mint, especially after 128 years, with no usual ugly hinge remainders etc. These high value Columbian had small printings compared to most USA stamps. Unusually deep bright original unfaded colour, and better than usual perfs and centering for these. SG catalogue #244, value £275=A$550. Scott #239. $A175 (Stock 483KX)
Hong Kong 1880 10¢ on 24¢ Queen Victoria - Cat £1,500, for $A425: From the Estate of a Doctor working for decades in Kowloon, who formed his QV collection in happier times there. Fresh unused, bright deep original colour after 140 years, and very seldom offered anywhere. Expertised twice. The overprint was not forged on this value of course as the basic underlying 24c Deep Green is SG 14b, cat £1,300! SG 27, £1,500=$A3,000. Bought well, so out it goes for just - $A425 (Stock 678AJ)
Belgium rare 1952 Koekelberg Basilica Fund Mini Sheet MUH, Cat £600 - $A300: A super scarce post war Europe sheet and being near 70 year old now, not many MUH are encountered. A large sheet, and of high face value - few in the early post wat years were buying such items. SG 1392 Cat £600=$A1200. Show me another for sale! $A300 (Stock 691JX)
USA stamps - superb range of PERFS FREAKS & Gross Misperfs!: 1938-1975 misperforated selection, comprising 1938 3c President, Prexie pair and block of 4, 1954 4c Lincoln pair, 1968 15c Holmes pair, 1975 13c Liberty Bell strip of 3, 1975 13c Flag/Independence Hall pairs (2) Some absolutely spectacular misperforations as you can see, and all are MUH. (17 stamps) Must be worth $A11 each = a BEER costs that here at a restaurant?! If these were from AUSTRALIA you could quadruple this price! $A195 (Stock 693LC)
Melbourne Demons, star signed AFL Football Match Guernsey - $A150: Do we have any MELBOURNE DEMONS fans about the place? I buy some strange things, and this recently arrived on my desk along with stamps. I put $A150 on it - no idea really - no SG catalogue for these! Get it framed, and it will look great in any Man Cave! 2005 AFL Football match Guernsey (light sweat stain in armpit!) signed by Neale Daniher the Coach, David Neitz the Captain, and Travis Johnstone, Melbourne Club Best and Fairest for 2005. Signed stuff seems to be in the $500 type price point, for well-known Demon stars - https://tinyurl.com/AFL500 and https://tinyurl.com/AFL450 This one can go for $A150 to get it sold FAST! (Stock 736JW)
PNG MUH Decimal coll *MUH* retail $450 for $A220: Pretty lot in a large stockbook. Retail is $450 - lightly noted in pencil alongside each set for easy checking. PNG is by FAR the most collected ”Territory” issue. Super pretty, and super popular. LOTS more pix here - tinyurl.com/MUH-PNGS Bought cheap from Estate - from scarce 1968 Shells Definitives, to 1987 - LOTS of them in here are the sought after margin copies. $A220 (Stock 195BC)
*40* x Australia 1984 SPECIMEN Paintings sets MUH - Face $680 for $A325! FORTY of the special deluxe Post Office packs from 1984, each containing $17 face value of fresh MUH paintings each - all in lavish Gold Embossed packs. The owner notes showed he had bought these as an ‘Investment’ in 1990 for around $1,000 the bundle of 40, off Max Stern. He had high hopes these would also get to the same $600 a set price of the 1963 “Specimen” sets of 4 of 30 years earlier! Condition looks nice and clean. I see quite a few of these stamps arriving used on parcels - not ‘supposed’ to occur, but it seems few notice these days at AP. I saw a mint single pack get $30 on ebay recently! Possibly a 'Paintings On Stamps' collector looking for something a little different? Bought well in Estate, so OUT they go at just $A8 each! $US200 or - $A325 (Stock 842KA)
Great Britain 1902 10/- Blue KEVII High Value - quite Superb Used for these: This stamp is not common, even in rough used. A ton of money back then. And ROUGH used they mostly are - super heavy and smeary thick rubber Parcel Branch “KILLER” cancels. And being used entirely on heavy parcels they also get creased and scuffed and torn etc, and being 120 years old, these tone and fox badly. This is about as good as these get. Clean and flat and fresh and bright. No usual ugly hinge remains, no aging or spotting and excellent perfs and centering and a light dated crisp London cds of “GRACECHURCH STREET - 18 JA:10” - as nice as you will see. SG 265, Cat £750=$A1,500 as FU - priced to sell fast, at near QUARTER Gibbons - $A395 (Stock 529BR)
St. Helena 1922 £1 KGV Top value of set. Absoutely superb copy. Fresh and bright a vivid MLH on the original deep red paper, and the face is totally UNRUBBED - so normal on these Chalk Faced top values, after 100 years. Good perfs, well centred, and with visually appealing lower margin, with Jubilee lines as you can see which generally command a premium. SG 96 £450=$A900 for usual ratty toned, rubbed shape. This is a GEM. The chalk faced paper USUALLY rubs and scuffs etc. $A450 (Stock 682KL)
1948 Malayan States Royal Silver Wedding VFU Set 12: SG $1,050 for $A395. The Malayan States are the key to the entire Silver Wedding Commonwealth Omnibus set as wel know. Almost never seen complete, and missing from near all KGVI used albums. All clean and fresh, which is an extra bonus. These were MASSIVE face values back 75 years ago, especially for impoverished Asia, and were were used and retained. Typically £50 a stamp used. SG Cat £539 = $A1,050. Terrific idea to secure as ONE clean lot in one purchase. $A395 (Stock 782LR)
1918 5/- Kangaroo *INVERTED WATERMARK* Fresh MVLH, and with major plate variety, with Colour Certificate: Never in 45 years have I had a MINT example. Very fresh MVLH, way better than usual perfs and centering for ANY Third Watermark, as you can see. SG 42w, £1,300=$A2,600 WITHOUT the variety. Also has the “Short And Thick Spencers Gulf” plate variety as you can readily see. That is a 50% premium in ACSC, as per all major plate vars. So ACSC 44(D)j, $3,750 in Inverted Watermark. Expertised by the leading french Expert ROUMET in Paris, and also has a colour photo Certificate from 2018 from Michael Drury. At $2,000 UNDER the old out-dated ACSC cat - just $A1,750 (Stock 482YQ)
Victoria 1902 KEVII
£2 Deep Blue OS,
A pretty looking stamp as you can see. Really weirdly, this and same
were the ONLY postage stamps from any state, to issue stamps
depicting KEVII! QV died in 1901, yet until the Kangaroo stamps in
1913, these 2 were the only postage stamps to show KEVII - Queen
Victoria was depicted on every other State’s stamps. If this was the
that replaced it, in small OS perfin, ACSC Cat for that is $60,000.
Today’s prices for this stamp is ABSURD.
Only 2,000 were perforated OS
the ACSC confirms, for UPU distribution, and were NEVER sold
to the public, and near all are still in PO Archives globally. Versus
48,000 sold of the non OS version.
KGVI Southern Rhodesia used hoard SG cat $5,000++ for
An amazing hoard, assembled about 80 years ago, by the father of my
seller, who worked for a Mining company there, and hence got HEAPS of
high values on Registered mail. He later migrated here. All stored in
the ancient ANL window faced envelopes. Of the key KGVI 1937 Defins, he
had heaps of the scarce key high values - 94 x 10d, 121 x 2/6d,
and 95 of the top value 5/- of this set! Amazing. All are
POSTAL CANCELLED of course. Cat of those 3 alone is over £1,700 - when
last looked up 9 years back. And much higher now of course. A few shown
Total cat of the hoard in 2012 was £2,480 and now will be a lot
Olympics, Australia Post “Prime Minister’s Dinner”, Deluxe Stamp Album
truly cool item. The Australian Prime Minister hosted an official
Olympics dinner, and as Australia Post were a Major Sponsor of the 2000
Olympics, they offered to present all participants with a super Deluxe,
brass cornered Album for the attendees. The exact same presentation as
the 4 x superb late 1990s Australia Post “Engraved Stamps” books,
(all of which I have in stock at similar price!) with Brass corners, and
heavily Gold embossed front covers, with Coat Of Arms of the
Commonwealth of Australia, with the Olympic Wreath all around it (!),
and hard matching slipcases etc. And a ton of Australia Post Olympic
stamp issues inside as you can see in link below.
Airbus A380 stamp, totally **IMPERFORATE** Block of 4 just $A60!:
Post a few years back, released just 750 x IMPERFORATE uncut press sheets of
these $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. Qantas
staffers and aviation collectors keenly seek this sheet as do the 1000s of pure
“A380” theme collectors.
Australia Post Stamp Year Books 1983-2004 (22) at *$1,200 UNDER
SCOOP - 22 Years of PO Year Books near HALF PO cost! Amazing buy I made
from an Estate today. 1983 to 2004 - 22 different PO books, the books
and stamps all look clean (for a change!) as they were stored in Broken
Hill which is thankfully very dry, with no humidity. Owner wisely had
removed the flimsy plastic outer PO shipping covers – stamps ‘sweat’ in
there if you do not, and get rusty/foxed. Many folks fall for that
mistake. Actual PO Cost was $1,227 and
Retail is $1,925 as you can
see here -
Australia 1963 Navigators set 6 attractive *MUH* $A180 (*Or* Fine Used!) : If there is just ONE stamp absent from any QE2 collection of Australia it is the £2 Admiral King stamp. Every time. THE priciest Australian stamp post-war. Super high value issued late 1964, and replaced a year or later by the new Decimal $4 of same design, so a VERY short life. £2 Admiral King stamp and the ship “Mermaid” is the KEY post war stamp from Australia and sells for far more USED than mint out of interest! £2 was 480 pence. The set 6 cost 1038 pence at the PO. A standard letter cost 5 pence (5d) then, until decimal currency in 1966, when it became 4c. So this cost 207.6 first class stamps. Taking today’s $1.50 first class letter rate as our guide, this was $A311 in today’s money, so you needed a BIG wage to warrant that high cost - way over a half Century back. You are paying about HALF the initial PO cost price essentially! (Clean *FU* cds set of 6 is just $A140 - Stock 742JB) Quite nice centering for these, especially key values, clean and flat, with guaranteed original gum MUH. Retail $275, and out they go at $100 under retail - which is about $US125 as I type this. $A180 (Stock 742JA)
Australia Fifty Years of FDC - Special Gold Foil Postmark *Numbered Limited Edition of 150*, set of *28* Covers - 2 sets left!!: Official PO FDC were first introduced in 1970. The early ones were largely ignored by collectors, and sold in tiny numbers, and I sold a 1970 30c Captain Cook only this month for $A300 - they are still scarce and popular, with high cat. This new collection comprises 28 special covers, that feature a selection of stamps from 2020, and all 28 covers feature a special Metallic Gold Foiled postmark. Face values up to $3.30 each. Covers come with a classy matching artwork band, to the cover cachet design, also in metallic gold as you can see. The UNIQUE Train/Railway 1970-2020 se-tenant mini-sheet is easily a $125+ piece on its own, being a popular TRAIN topical, limited to 150 globally. The 5c Standard Gauge Train is the 1970 issue, from the year PO started cacheted FDCs. Sold out fast at the high asking price, and most globally had no idea these existed. (Set number #100 is a $50 premium) Stamp collectors need these too - the ONLY way to source this unique and unheralded Mini Sheet. Just 150 covers for the PLANET exist of each. UNDER $A9 a cover! Brilliant ebay seller to split up into 28 lots singly - will do brilliantly I think. EVERY topical you can dream of is in here! Full set of 28 – just TWO sets left now - $A250 (Stock 835JW)
New Zealand 1958 2d “Stars” Surcharge, fresh well centred MUH Block of 4: A scarce stamp when genuine. 99% of the singles offered on FakeBay are forgeries of course - beware. Made one at a time by the fakers, to cater for hingeless album owners. A very small printing was made with this version of the 2d chestnut, which has Stars in the corners. Came in an Estate with an invoice from SG London for £400 - 30 years back, when they were breaking up a part sheet they had purchased. Cannot recall ever having a block 4 before. SG 763b, £520=$A1,025. Bought well in the large Estate - one for the bottom drawer perhaps? $A450 (Stock 438RB)
Greater Germany - 1945 - The very LAST stamps of Hitler’s
Third Reich, MUH blocks:
Commemorating the Nazi Party organisations, SA (Sturmabteilung) and SS (Schutzstaffel)
troops, complete set (2) fine, fresh **MUH condition and very seldom
offered in Australia - especially in fresh MUH blocks! 100% genuine
and 105% GUARANTEED by me as Post Office issued. Very few actually
sold, and genuine postally used is unheard of. Interesting facts - #1,
Issued on April 21, 1945, these were the last stamps issued by the Third
Reich. #2, They were issued the day after Hitler's birthday (April 20
- he was born in Austria in 1889) and just nine days before his suicide
in Berlin on April 30, 1945 at age 56.
FIJI 1972 to 1998 MUH in large stockbook retail $743 for $A350! Unusually clean lot, all MUH - deceased client was buying them as new issue from Max Stern and had his invoices attached for near $1100. Not all pictured of course here - but MANY images here, all the same - tinyurl.com/FijiMUH LOTS of stamps. Fiji issues from late 70s to early 80s were on sale at the Australia Philatelic Bureaus, so those are not hard to find. When the PO stopped doing that, very few bothered keeping them up. So latter 80s are hard to find, and ANYTHING 1900s is really hard. Liquid Gold. And EXPENSIVE - as no dealers have stock. Also the sets earlier than late 70s, like the 1972 Birds Defins also have very high cat. Retail prices noted in pencil alongside each set for your easy checking. A GOLDMINE of a lot, and buying all together in one run is the SMART way to secure these. Retail is $743. Pay well under HALF retail price as one lot! And save 10 hours chasing them all up all over the place. $A350 (Stock 948UD)
Food Parcel Label. 5/10d Blue, Myer Department Stores:
Superb fresh bright unused PL4A, $2,000 for the usual rough grade one
sees which are mostly soiled, tatty and very frequently, creased and
thinned etc. Have NEVER in 40 years had a complete unused label in
stock. For anyone not aware of the history of these historic items, they
are near the rarest Australian post-war Postal Stationary items. In the
late 1940s (indeed until 1954) Britons were subject to rationing. Even
as late as 1950 goods such as these were still rationed in the UK -
canned and dried fruit, chocolate biscuits, treacle, syrup, jellies,
soap, sugar - and much fresh produce like milk, butter and meat and of
course petrol -
Australia was the bread basket of the "Motherland" for much of this produce, which was freely available in Australian stores. Rationed goods in England that transported well - such as canned and dried fruit, chocolate biscuits, treacle, syrup, jellies, soap, sugar were cheap to buy here, and of course greatly sought after in Britain. An extensive "Food For Britain" campaign was mounted in the post-war years. The largest department stores like Myer were very active in selling these "ration busting hampers" packed full of local made goodies, that would survive a long 10,000 mile sea voyage. The Post Office offered a special low cost concession reduced rate, of 5/10d for 14 pound weight cartons of such goods. This was an INCREDIBLY low rate. A standard ˝ oz airmail letter to the UK cost 1/6d - or more than 25% the cost of a heavy carton of food!
Myer Department Stores, and 2 others approached the Post Office to produce gummed labels that had an impressed stamp on them, so as to identify the sendings that attracted the new low postage rate, and save them time in affixing stamps, as no single stamps to that value ever existed. The Post Office did this, and as you can see the sideways 5/10d blue KGVI head stamp impression, was exactly in line with that design used on the widely used 2d pre-stamped envelopes, and the 5d Registered envelopes of the time. This is of course an OFFICIAL Australian Commonwealth Postal Stationery item, and is listed thus in the superb ACSC volume on them. KGVI Reign collectors globally seek these. A ton of extra detail on these labels here - tinyurl.com/Food1946
These special 5/10d labels only lasted in use for 3 years (until 1949) hence their great scarcity today. Even mint or used "cut outs" of the stamp area are scarce (I have a very fresh FU one of those with good margins for $A75) and it is 30 years since I have handled a large full unused label like this one. These Food labels have sold for up to $A24,000 each (heavily creased!) at auction. ACSC Cat PL4A, $2,000, for just $A1,150. This is wildly under cat thus, as I stated above in print. Cat should be double on these. After 75 years, for a huge label, on very thin fragile paper - the best appearance you can buy - show me ANOTHER for sale, at ANY price GLOBALLY! $A1,150 (Stock 672KQ)
Jordan - 1982 National Monument stamps set 3 IMPERFORATE! Bought from someone whose Father had been a senior postal official at the time, ~40 years back. He had the complete set of 3 in MUH pairs, and the same set in Imperforate strips of 3. All fresh MUH. Attractive group, fresh and bright, and will offer them separably, and as a group for anyone wanting to re-sell etc. The horizontal PAIRS as shown are $A100 (Stock 683HW) The strips of 3 are $A135 (Stock 683HX) or the entire holding of all 15 imperfs is just $US135 to clear (under a tenner each!) - or $A200 (Stock 683HZ)
British New Guinea Lakatoi, 2½d Ultramarine and Black, on THIN paper: 1901 Lakatoi 2½d THIN paper. Fresh clean unused, Expertised 3 times, bright and well centred, great perfs and stunning colour. Faintest hint of an old crease. SG 4a, £400=$A800. Most attractive looking copy of a stamp seldom offered. Free of usual hinges and gook and gunk. $A275 (Stock 739RJ)
Roo 1918 5/- Kangaroo a superb looking postally used example; Of all the 5/- Roos, this is by far the HARDEST to secure nice postally used. Third watermark, clean and fresh, and free of all hinges and gook and gunk. GLOWING Chrome colour. At least 50% of used have the ugly rubber huge boxed KILLER cancels from Melbourne and Sydney that look absolutely appalling! Terribly fluffy/woolly perfs are absolutely the norm, as is bad centering. This one is as good as these get. I sell more used Roos than ANYONE globally, and this is TOP END for sure. $A200 (Stock 462HR)
|Luxembourg 1956 **RARE** Europa set 3, Hoard - Superb MUH. SG Cat Ł700=$A1,400, for well under 9% of SG!: Bought a few sets very attractively this week in an Estate of an old French gentleman, who had bought them off leading dealer BEHR in Paris, as an Investment, some years back. This is the KEY set to the entire EUROPA Omnibus series, and has always been highly sought. Mint Unhinged, with guaranteed fresh original gum. This set is 65 years old now of course. One of the scarcest mint sets from post-war Europe, and the absolute KEY to any “EUROPA” Omnibus collection. Bright, well centred, with good perfs, and guaranteed original gum mint unhinged, and will look brilliant in any album, at under 10% of SG. THREE sets of 3 for the “bottom drawer” - SG cat $A4,200, for just $A350 = just $US260 as I type. (Stock 568UR) One set 3, SG 607/609, cat Ł700=$A1,400 - $A135 (Stock 568UQ)|
Stanley Gibbons 2018 "Stamps Of The World" Stamp Catalogues 6 volumes $300 under Retail: The set is $A700 retail locally. SAVE $350! To buy direct off SG UK costs you $750. Buy off me, and pay $350 less than buying discounted direct off SG in UK! Stanley Gibbons Stamps of the World Vol 1-6, 2018 - THE most useful set in your library! Scott recently split their World set from 6 to TWELVE expensive volumes, costing locally here, WAY over $A1,700. If SG do the same next year, you will save a FORTUNE buying these NOW! A STACK more photos and detail and info here - tinyurl.com/SOW400 BRAND NEW in SG factory storage Carton - mention it at your stamp club - just $A399 (Stock 892JQ)
Australia 1909 20/- Postage Due “With Stroke” - our VERY rarest stamp:
ACSC confirms, this £1 Dull Green is Australia’s rarest face different
stamp. Issued March 1909, and replaced just a few months later
in 1909 by the £1 Bi-colour, so ACSC tells us only a few dozen exist
GLOBALLY mint and used combined. Available only in NSW
the ACSC confirms, and only by application to the Deputy
Postmaster General. (Dues were never on sale at PO counters.)
Watermarked crown over single lined A. This was over a week’s wages
back then. ACSC advises no multiples of any kind exist, not even pairs,
and very unusually no CTO’s were ever done for collectors or VIP’s, and
NONE were sent to the UPU, which is very unusual as that was mandatory!
And no SPECIMENS were made of these either.
1920 1/- Kangaroo Third Watermark - *SIDEWAYS*: One of only a few sideways watermarks ever issued in Australia - some of them are 5 figures. Clean and fresh FU, good perfs for these, and with Melbourne cds. These sideways watermarks are only recorded as being on sale in Sydney and Melbourne GPOs for a short time. SG 40ba, £400 = $A800. $A275 (Stock 593JQ)
NSW 1894 1/- QV, DLR Telegram Form, o/p “SPECIMEN” $A150: The very scarce 1/- black Queen Victoria value, showing the 1876 De La Rue design type. Retail elsewhere $470 on this exact same form! These NSW Telegraph/Telegram forms were issued in February 1894, 126 years back. 1/- was for inland messages. The messages could not exceed ten words for the pre-paid 1/-. Lovely item to display for the collector - fits superbly on a #1 Hagner Sheet, or album or stockbook page, and looks very attractive, as you can see. These were UPU distributed folded horizontally, to all the recipient UPU countries. These are on very fragile thin paper. I’ve seen these in the past where foxing is very bad, due to the cheap acidic paper used, and indeed some were separated in 2 pieces, and this one is VERY clean and intact, I am pleased to say - and well UNDER $US90!: $A150 (Stock 815LX)
Ceylon 1937 Coronation Stamps, 2.70 Rupees in AirMail booklet, *COMPLETE* Book of 30: A very rare beast. Been in Scotland most of its life - thank goodness, hence the lovely condition. These large size books, with covers made of very coarse, cheap lightweight card or thick paper, are rare in any condition and tear, bend or damage and scuff super readily. Even incomplete and damaged books, or just empty covers are hardly ever seen. Has 3 COMPLETE MUH panes of 10 of the large 9c Green KGVI Coronation airmail value, plus all the many pages of waxed interleaving, and the complete pane of airmail labels, and postage rates at back etc. 100% ORIGINAL staple, which is not even rusted or corroded, after 84 years. Anything residing in that country for 5 or 10 years, is generally totally ruined by the high humidity. Clean and attractive as you can see. SG #SB16, £1,300 = $A2,600. Literally been unchanged in SG value for over a decade and due for a big hike when they do look at Ceylon next! $A995 (Stock 782KW)
1913 £1 Brown and Blue Kangaroo MVLH, First Watermark *GEM* example! For the collector who seeks THE very finest stamps obtainable. Fresh and perfectly flat, with white original gum and the lightest hinge touch. Wonderful eye-appeal as you can see. Been in UK near all its life. Excellent perfs and centering. Near all 1913 issues, being horizontal mesh, on the long tough fibre paper, have pulled perfs on either or both sides - check your cheap 1d reds or 2d greys! Unusually vibrant rich colour. Arthur Gray said this was his favourite Roo stamp, and insisted it be on the front cover on his Auction catalogue. Most examples I have seen and handled here over 40 years had bad perfs, toned gum, heavy hinges, and/or gum creases (very common) etc. SG 15, £2,500=$A5,000, and under-rated at that, and such an example is clearly worth near full cat. Nicest one I’ve handled in 20 years. No 20% Buyer Fee either. You’ll only buy one in your lifetime, so spend the bit extra right up front, to secure impeccable QUALITY! As the old saying does “Quality is remembered, long after the price is forgotten” - $A4,250 (Stock 614JR)
Lebanon 1968 Antiquities MS Perf + Imperf x 10 each! SG $1,300 for $A150: Amazing little hoard I bought from the Estate of an old chap who had Lebanese heritage. He presumably bought them as a New Issue? Tyre Antiquities Mini Sheet, depicting the Roman Banquet Bas Relief. Superb intaglio, engraved recess printed issue. TEN of each Perf AND imperf, fresh MUH. (20 x MUH Mini Sheets) Ebay re-seller dream deal - WHO else has these for sale?! Bought cheap, so out they go at near 10% of Gibbons! SG MS #1018 - cat £33 each - Perf or Imperf = £660 = $A1,300. $A150 (Stock 435BL)
2000 "FOR VALOUR" $1 Victoria Cross PNC Retail $300, for $A160:
absolute key to any PNC collection. The ONLY way to source the Victoria
Cross design $1 coin is by tearing open one of these. Coin dealers rip
up 100s a year, and toss the stamps into the kiloware box. All
collectors of face different Australia coins HAVE to have this one. In
10 years’ time a complete PNC such as this will be many times the cost
of a coin as the PNCS will be near extinct - the conservative McDonald
retail of the loose coin alone is $295 - the PNC is listed at $360.
ebay prices are around that $300 mark for this PNC as you can see. Bought cheap today to sell dirt cheap today. Clean condition - been in an album since bought from mint. Sharp perfect corners as you can see. This is "For Valour" PNC (Stock 284YQ) for $160. Also have the near as scarce 2000 Australian Legends "The Last Anzacs" PNC for $A75 - (Stock 284YR) and the 2001 "Australia Army" PNC, Cat $100 for $A60 (Stock 284YT) and the "Biggie" the 2002 "QE2 Coronation Accession Jubilee PNC" Ret $295 for $A145 (Stock 284YV) AND all the other early PNCs in superb condition at cheap prices - enquire! $A160 (Stock 284YQ)
Australia 1959 3/- Waratah Flower presentation Die Proof: Most attractive imperforate Die Proof, in the issued colour, mounted in a sunken frame, and a superb looking piece as you can see. Only nine die proofs were ever prepared, and issued to a few VIP’s. One of which is in the Queen’s Royal Collection and another is in the Australia Post Archive collection etc. Others went to The Governor General of Australia, The Postmaster General, Director-General of the PMG, and so on. ACSC, 372DP(1), $A2,500. A superb buy, of a mega rare piece, yet at under HALF Cat - $A1,200 (Stock 693LQ)
"KNOWLEDGE IS POWER" as I type incessantly - I cannot over-stress the importance of having a solid stamp library. Often the very FIRST thing you look up, often pays for that book forever! A number of wonderful reference books have appeared in recent times. In many cases within Australia under the new AP parcel rules, buying 2 or 3 or 4 books costs the EXACT same shipping as ONE does, so do give it some thought! Within Australia, 3 or 4 books often costs about the same shipping as 1 book etc! (Superb VFU, valuable franking used on ALL parcels as always.) ALL in stock now - click on each link for FULL details on each book. Hint for these as GIFTS! Buy FIVE or more, and deduct 10% OFF THE LOT! Glen
Stanley Gibbons superb "2021 British Commonwealth Cat" - 780 pages
hardbound - $A195 (Stock 893JX)
AUST FDC Collection 1970-1995, PO Cost $460 for just $A275!
1970 to 1995 - 383 covers - a carton full! LOTS retail miles higher than
face of course. Bought well from a large Estate today, so OUT THEY GO
for just $A275, so get some of my money back fast! Retail will be about
$1000. Doubles of some, and se-tenant strips, Mini Sheets, SCARCE high
cat Eucalyptus booklet panes, (see below). high value Defins to 1977 $10
Painting (2 different) are here too. Many folks forget how HIGH the
USED sets are priced in SG from this era. in some cases the SG price is
10 to 43 times the FACE, and off me you are paying MILES under face.
Lots of the goodies are here as you can readily see from the photos -
totally untouched and unpicked by me as always, “as received” for all
the superb topicals and thematics etc.
Australia Post Yearbooks 1988-96 - Cost $477, Retail $710, for just $375! Clean looking lot I bought from an Estate this afternoon. Many still have stamps in PO Hangers, and have never been touched since purchase. NINE books at just over $43 a book - and it includes the scarce 1988! But at WAY under the PO cost, and near HALF my $710 retail - tinyurl.com/YearPO - One-Off Special at just $A375! All in the matching hard slipcases. Nice run, nice condition, at more than $100 UNDER what they cost from PO. Huge face value. Estate lot of Australia Post yearbooks 1988 to 1996, PO issue cost $477, and retail value $710! (Also from same Estate I have 2000 to 2006, at an INSANE low price - ask me!) $A375 (Stock 147YP)
Papua New Guinea 1971 SHELLS Booklet x *50* Mint copies! Estate buy today. Someone looks like they bought these near a Half Century ago, and they have only just now reached the market. Pretty booklet, with marginal blocks 10 of the 1969 7c Shell Definitive stamp. SG SB3, Cat £650 = $A1,300. Pfeffer #3 cat $1,500. Very seldom seen early booklet, and a great ebay re-seller etc, as both PNG and Shells are globally super popular. Just $A5 each, or about $US3 apiece - Cat £650, retail $1,500. Just $US150 - $A250 (Stock 782RT)
|1933 Sydney Gala Day Pigeongram Normal & Inverted *MUH*: Rare and sought after items – I see one each decade or 20 years. These are better still, both fresh **MUH** original gum. After near 90 years, that grade is basically unheard of. The same way MUH Kangaroo pre-war sell for 3 times MLH, applies also to these. Has anyone EVER seen these offered *MUH*? Been in Europe most of their life. “A GAY PRELUDE TO THE ROYAL SHOW” - maybe the debut Gay Mardi Gras here?! Only 200 of the inverts were made, and near all of those are long tossed away, or are thinned, toned, heavy hinged or otherwise damaged in the past 90 years. AAMC - PP5b/c And many were used on souvenir covers sold at the Sydney Royal Easter Show and aimed at kids etc, like all Royal Show gimmicky things, and of course are now long lost. This was the height of the Great Depression and cheap fun like this was what the public looked for. $A125 (Stock 462LP)|
TRESKILLING YELLOW" Superb Hard Covered Book by Lars Fimmerstad:
Published in 2004 - superb hardcover: 185 pages done in a small print
run. The only example I can see for sale is $US275 second-hand, plus
huge post cost to oz via:
- landed cost to you of that will be $A400! An essential book for any
decent stamp library.
Adelaide 2016 $1.00 set 6 Mint, CTO in week of issue, "Albino", or on
“Last Day Cover” $A175:
early 2016 Emergency issue of the ADELAIDE CPS set has caused a global
sensation, and the set of 6 x 30˘ is fully listed in Gibbons, and
priced at $A4,500 a set 6
in Renniks, and $2,500 in new Seven Seas “ASC” Cat. The ‘$1.00’
value in same design issued around the same time is - so far, very
oddly, largely overlooked. Only a small number were sold mint, and I’ve
yet to see a single postally used copy of those, despite that being the
new postal letter rate. For many collectors the ONLY cost acceptable
way to fill up these 6 spaces on the Hingeless Stanley Gibbons, or other
printed pages globally, will be with a set of “$1.00”, so demand will
keep increasing. And prices too. Ton more discussion of this exciting
new issue here -
German "Lighthouse" Deluxe 64 page stockbooks, Crocodile skin covers,
*30% under retail* - $A67!:
24 carat GOLD cornered stockbooks. CLASSY! For the collector who wants
the VERY best for their stamps. "30% OFF RETAIL" As you
can see on link below, Australian recommended retail is $A97.50 each.
My bulk buy price is over 30% 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
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
grain, genuine 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. (White pages possible at same cost but nominate that clearly!)
Six Books is a massive 384 storage pages.
1913 First Watermark 2/- Roo, Perfin Large “OS” very fresh MVLH: A wildly under-rated stamp. Replaced in months by the small size “OS” as tearing apart the sheets with this large perfin ripped the stamps and was abandoned fast. Even used copies are $100s - a rare stamp in any form, but MINT should really be TEN times the used price. as that is their relativity. ACSC 35ba, $A1,500. SG 011 £650=$A1,300. Very clean and fresh - was in Europe most of its life. Well above average condition and freshness. Light hinge touch. Good perfs and colour, bought well, so $700 under ACSC value. $A800 (Stock 489KT)
Lighthouse Hagner Albums + Matching Slipcases - BULK BUY DEAL !!: Made a great special bulk buy of these superb new Lighthouse 4 ring binders, in the most popular selling colours - BLACK and GREEN and matching heavy duty slipcases. EVERY collector here MUST have slipcases. Full reasoning on that here - tinyurl.com/Glen08-19 The Classy deeply padded covers, and FULL size binders to take Hagners, Varios, and any of the many pages that fit the standard 4 ring hole punching etc. Padded Lighthouse binder incl. slipcase. A generous size binder format, deeply padded leatherette binder, with quality German made chromed 4-Ring mechanism securely fitted to spine. Each binder with TWO of the hard clear plastic page turners as you can see, to allow easily access to pages, and fast turning over if required. External spine decoration of the famous gold bars and Lighthouse logo. Comes complete with a matching leatherette slipcase. All top quality German made. The Mercedes Benz of Stamp Accessories. Album capacity about 50 Hagner/Vario pages very comfortably, of course depending on content of the pages. For stamp album pages, many more pages. Factory carton of TEN sets ... all shrink-wrapped ex Factory. Only ONE carton 10 of BLACK, and one of GREEN still on hand – DISCOUNTED: $A550 (Stock 793HQ)
FAROE ISLANDS MUH Corner Plate Blocks 4 collection - $A99: What a deal! Faroe Islands were THE hottest thing on the stamp planet in the early 1980s. Prices were TEN times today’s level - indeed the deceased owner paid Max Stern $750 PER set of blocks for these, his invoice showed. He bought 10 such sets and the invoice was generously rounded down to $A7,000. We have 41 Top left numbered Plate number blocks here - 161 x Fresh flat MUH stamps at about SIXTY CENTS OZZIE a stamp! The 1975 Defins (issue #1) were a really expensive set, and those were about $100 a single set on their own back in the day. LOTS of photos of them all here - tinyurl.com/FaroeIs
The VERY first 11 Faroes issues are here in corner Plate Blocks 4. Includes the super high face value 1979 25 Krona Ram - a real FORTUNE back 40 years ago! The CURRENT SG cat as 4 MUH is £202=$A400 valued as single sets and clearly, matched Top Left corner Plate blocks is a nice premium added on top of that. YOU pay just $A99 the LOT! Beautiful steel engraved recess printed, line engraved gems ..... most seem to be engraved by the Master of the genre - Czeslaw SLANIA. The original buyer got TEN sets of matched blocks 4 for his $7,000. Superb lot to offer per set of blocks on ebay etc, or break into singles etc. Bought VERY well from Estate so OUT they go at a silly low price - Two sets blocks - $A179 (Stock 287LQ ) One set $A99 (Stock 287LR)
GB fresh MUH
COMMEM sets circa 1990, way under face!
I just removed all UK stamps from a carton of GB PO Annual Albums this
week. From the circa 1990s era, as the books weigh a ton to mail
anywhere, and are not fast sellers anyway. Part contents of just one
book scanned here to give you an idea, as they are all fully sealed n PO
outer plastic and a few outer plastic wrinkles consequently show here in
pic. No energy or spare time to take an hour and bust them all out of
PO packaging. The year books were latter 1980s and early 1990s like
these. TOTALLY unpicked as always -- whatever hot topicals were in each
year book are in this postage lot. Either list up on ebay set by set,
or start an instant MUH collection, or if you live in UK, use on classy
outward sendings. There is 225 quid face value of COMMEMS in there,) in
full MUH sets. **NO** dreary Machins of any kind, and no essentially
useless 3p and 7p face values etc from 1970s etc! EVERY savvy ebayer
seller knows a quid of two of full commem sets on a small UK packet, or
overseas letter sendings, are worth MORE than face value retail, nearly
cancelled. All these included
Your number one source for USED Kangaroo Stamps!
For well over 40 years, I have held the largest stock of used Australia KGV heads and Kangaroos in the world. From poor to superb. Many collectors find it really tough to sort and source these by watermark, and shades, and Dies accurately. In the early 1980's I ran dozens of full page ads in the 2 local magazines listing EVERY key Australian stamp in 5 different grades from "Spacefiller" to "Superb". Even the 1913 Mega Scarce £2 Roo. Not one dealer has done that kind of ad - before or since. 😊
My grading is precise, my stock is enormous, and I have assisted many THOUSANDS of collectors complete their sets of these difficult issues. From budget conscious pensioners filling 5 albums for their grandchildren, where space-fillers of scarcer values will suffice absolutely perfectly, to multi-millionaires who want and buy the BEST - from cars and houses .... to their stamps! You may not be able to afford to LIVE as well as Hugh Morgan or Sir Ron Brierley does, or drive a Bentley like they do, but your used Roos can look JUST as nice!
If you want a complete set of "Melbourne Dec 3, 1913" half circle gloss black cancels on First Watermark - I can supply them. If you want the full gum corner CTO from later Specimen packs I can help. (All these are now listed in the ACSC as CTO, and priced accordingly, per type.) If you want just lovely postally Superb Used like those in the photo nearby - I have always been the #1 choice to buy from. I have 1000's just like them. Read my recent stamp column about WHY you should collect USED stamps in this country - tinyurl.com/Glen07-20
Unlike mint, used stamps do not tone or rust nearly as fast - and are readily ‘cleaned’ if they do! And unlike mint - no-one goes about regumming used Kangaroos!! And when it comes to filling gaps in high value Roos, opting for USED, even lovely copies, will cost you a TINY FRACTION of what mint hinged will. So it is VERY possible to fully complete your used Roo collection. Mint hinged will cost you $30,000. USED are a tiny fraction of that, as you can see below.
I purchased Private Treaty from Harmers Of Sydney in 1980, the massive H .F. McNess accumulation of used "OS" perfins. He was obsessed with accumulating these issues, and had books full. I still have much of this stock. This was at a time when perf "OS" were poorly regarded by collectors and dealers alike. Not me. I still have multiple copies of items that most dealers have never seen or handled genuine examples of, like - 4d Lemon Yellow, ½d and 1/4d Small Multi perf 14, KGV No Wmk pair, Roo 2½d and 4d Yellow 1st Wmks etc.
I was the person who got the £2 Small Multiple perf “OS” Roo listed into the ACSC after 75 years, by proving beyond doubt 2 totally genuine copies did exist. One of which I bought from a WW2 assembled collection. (The used Arthur Gray copy, who owned the other, then sold for $A40,000.) These “OS” perfins (especially First Wmk) are usually HORRIBLE looking stamps.
The stamp printer directed that badly centered sheets of stamps, too poorly produced for sale to the public, be put aside, and be perforated “OS” for these “nuisance” Free Government Official stamps. That makes CHOICE copies about one in a 100 of the higher 1913 values above 3d. And do note - all perf “OS” sold by ME are genuine, from the massive H.F. McNess hoard I bought etc. Do not TOUCH 90% of what you see on eBay. Read the ENDLESS eBay fakes exposes here - tinyurl.com/EbayOSFake
SG *2021* Commonwealth & British Empire Stamp Catalogue 1840-1970: This massive tome is usually released in September in UK for STAMPEX. That show was cancelled of course, and so was the September issue date of this cancelled - for months. Air Freight copies only got here after Christmas. UK retail is £90, plus £45 normal air post shipping to here (which takes 3 weeks lately), as a 3 kilo parcel, plus GST on entry = $A300. This Stanley Gibbons comprehensive “Part 1” catalogue covers Great Britain, Commonwealth and British Empire countries, 1840-1970. The listings include variations in watermark, perforation, paper and printing methods, major shades, watermark varieties, important plate flaws, errors, government telegraph stamps and booklets (all listed and priced). A truly MASSIVE 780 (A4) pages in full colour. Save $70 and get it NOW!! $A195 (Stock 579GQ
**Spectacular ERROR** stamp Block: MUH or FU - $A175:
The 2020 Australia Year Books I bought all had a very spectacular
printing error in there - the entire word
AUSTRALIA was clearly *MISSING* on one $1.10 stamp, as well as the issue year - see photo
above. A huge error in this modern era of computer checks.
NORMALLY the PO would simply swap them over for the corrected version,
before placing them on sale. However this year, for the first time
ever, all the 2020 annual books did not have stamps loose as usual
in a cello bag or Hagner, that you then placed in yourself. They are
now for each set, all printed on a page of gummed paper, with extra
design all around them, and perforated within that A4/Quarto sized
sheet. Each page is like a huge A4 size Souvenir Sheet essentially!
So to swap these over by PO, would mean all the completed Year Books had
to be destroyed, new pages for that error set printed, and then the
entire book totally re-printed again, and that page newly bound in.
WEEKS of extra work. As the error was not noticed until almost the on
sale date, it was WAY too late for all that, as books are bought heavily
each year as annual gifts, and in recent years, sell out very fast. The
CORRECT stamp wording was on course on stamps in all the PO
packs, on FDC, and in usual mint form etc. Tons more detail on these
Naturally a PO issued “Country Name Missing” printing error will get into major catalogues globally, and Gibbons and others have already confirmed they are listing it. Such things in the past, like the GB 1988 Xmas error, sold only in GB yearbooks - SG 1414a, is now cat £12,500=$A25,000 a single, mint! The FDC is the same price level. Where the price will finally settle on these 2020 Errors, I have absolutely no idea - they are advertised at $450 already elsewhere, but when my stock is gone, it is gone forever! MASSES of books will be broken up just to secure this error stamp, the ONLY way to source it, and the rest will sit on wardrobe shelves for decades, un-noticed by the regular buyers at POs. Making complete books scarcer than ever. Only 6,500 hand numbered copies were ever printed of the Executive Album of course. (Stock 583KW - and they will be Sleepers!) It seems clear that official Post Offices were told to return all books they held, in early December.
Even single copies used on scruffy covers mailed the year after issue, are getting $160 - tinyurl.com/ArtError Every book or block I sell has added free, the CORRECT MUH version of this $1.10 stamp included along with it, that I managed to source separately! I can supply just the “Country Name Missing” error Block 4 as shown above here, which was on front cover of “Stamp News”, (and the normal correct $1.10 stamp) for $A175 MUH and/or central VFU - Stock 583KQ - please specify WHICH, or mint will be sent. MUH AND VFU blocks 4 are just $A325 (Stock 583KB) Or a Block 4 on Dec 1, 2020 FDC cover, with error block, and a normal single stamp, side by side for $A250 (Stock 583KB) - you can later hand write or sticker your name on it if required! Only managed to do a very few FDC. OR secure all three of these options above, and save $75, (MUH/FU/FDC) for $A525 (Stock 583KV). Or, the hand numbered by PO, LEATHER cover 2020 year book (only 6,500 hand numbered exist) for $A350 (Stock 583KW) or pristine unopened PO Deluxe album for $A295 (Stock 583KR) Or 5 superb books, all in the outer PO storage boxes for safe long term storage, for just $A1,300 (Stock 583KT)
|Gilbert and Ellice ''Christmas Island'' BFPO Nuclear Testing Forces 1956-58 covers x 6: NOTE .. this is not the better known to collectors, of Christmas Island 5000 miles away in the INDIAN Ocean! "Forces Air Mail' concession rate singles on 3 covers. Complete with useful collector notes. The other 3 covers the senders has cunningly used BOOKLET PANES of 6, each with THE stitched top selvedge. All ix are here - tinyurl.com/BFPO56 Postally used they are scarce. USED ON any cover, moreso. Especially from the middle of the Pacific, 10,000 miles back to the UK! Postally used from Christmas Island in the PACIFIC Island, on matched covers, that trio be unique I have no doubt. Never seen even one of these before in 45 years of dealing. Condition a tad mixed after 65 years but a unique group I will bet. Are they worth $20 apiece? You bet! $A125 (Stock 156GY)|
Kangaroo 1913 2/- Brown CTO superb fresh full gum- $A195: CTO Kangaroo prices have gone insane in recent times - single stamps selling for up to SEVEN times the recent ACSC prices. So stamps like this one are worth grabbing NOW = ACSC 35wb, $A300 as cheapest CTO date in average grade. First Watermark - Superbly Fresh - very in Scotland all its life - full flat original gum - noted as MUH in the collection, but I see a super feint hinge touch. Near NONE of these still have gum. I keep EVERY Australian stamp in stock 1913-1980 and in FIVE grades for each, from Spacefiller to Superb Used, to suit EVERY budget. I have EASILY the world’s largest stock of used Roos, normal and “OS”. I have this exact stamp in stock from $30 to $400 in cost, depending on how fussy or non-fussy you are! Contact me re your Australia USED gaps. Read up on Used Kangaroo Grading here - tinyurl.com/GlenJune19 The reason Grange Hermitage red wine sells for $500 a bottle, and rough reds are always $5 a bottle, is the same as VFU stamps - some savvy folks recognise real quality - and will gladly pay for it! $A200 (Stock 462KY)
|1960s Formular BANK Aeros - Northern Territory to GREECE! The three Formular Aerograms above were invoiced at about $A250 at public auction, over 20 years back by Rodney Perry Auctions. WHY??? Three Airletters/Aerograms from oz Banks to Greece. One from Tennant Creek, Northern Territory the others from Darwin - NT to Greece - what a combo! Decimal and pre-decimal - nice cut-off pairing. All with cool and colourful bank forms and receipts printed inside. They are the unstamped FORMULAR types. Why banks used those I have no clue. And WHY did they sell for that - way above estimate? This lot comes complete with the original sale invoice, and the Rod Perry original lot card. The 10d blue was ‘Approval Style 37’, and is not often seen - and that was not even illustrated in the Perry sale cat. Anyway with an estimate $150, clearly there was a bit of bidding, even then, to get it to where it was sold. Over a half Century old now. Many more pix and back and front and insides, and discussion here - tinyurl.com/Aerogs $A150 (Stock 315AJL)|
WWI era Smyth Approval book of GB QV/KEVII Officials. SG $4,500 for $A235! Wonderful old relic and survivor that arrived today. A WWI era W. H. Smyth approval book. Smyth was the leading dealer here. He founded his business in 1890 and died in 1923. Stamps have been in this book untouched, for a Century or so. GB QV and KEVII in this Century year old stapled Approval book, that looks exactly like the 1913 2/- Kangaroo stamp Booklet style! Most are lovely clean and sound clean FU, and from this era will be genuine most likely as most faking took place in late 1930s. The spivs crudely fake things on ebay today in large numbers. Generally above average condition for these. SG Cat as you can see is £2,247 = $A4,500. HEAPS more pix here - tinyurl.com/Smyth-GB - Bought well to sell fast at about 5% of SG - $A235 or just $US160. $A235 (Stock 625AK)
1913 2/- Brown, First Watermark Kangaroo ** MUH ** Cat $2,750 for just $A500! From the quite massive THREE Generation “Townsville North Queensland Hoard” collection we flew back with - in 8 huge removalist cartons - tinyurl.com/TownsV Formed around issue time of the stamps, and I am very slowly working through it, and listing up a few more interesting pieces that catch my eye, whenever I get 10 minutes spare, here and there! Will take me 10 years to wade through it all. I grab a few now and again, and scan and add them up here. None of these stamps has EVER been on the stamp market before, in the past Century. You will be the FIRST collector to own it since! Was in a glassine envelope since issue time. MUH fresh gum, centred low, as often found, with good perfs for any 1913 issue. ACSC #35, Cat $2,750 as cheapest shade. Bought cheap from The Hoard so out it goes - Cat $2,750, for just $A500 (Stock 624AJ)
Netherlands 1925 Queen Silver Jubilee Top Value Superb Used: The 5 Guilden Steel Blue top value, superb used, with small town steel upright cds. Superbly clean and flat and fresh, and free of hinges and gook and gunk and usual aging. Superb dated cds from The small village of Oudenbosch - near all cds on top value Definitives are from the large cities. SG 269 £300=$A600, and a finer copy you will never see. Have several other FU high value Netherlands Defins, equally well priced! $A195 (Stock 674AK)
G.B. 1873 4d Sage Green fresh MVLH, SG. £1,400 ($A2,800) for $A475!: Superb fresh, clean MVLH, amazing really for 148 years old, plate 16. 4d Sage Green with large coloured corner letters, lettered R.E., with the Large Garter watermark. Nice bright colour, and great perfs as you can see. SG 153, £1,400 ($A2,800) A little over 15% of SG …. what a deal for someone, as bought very well! $A475 (Stock 693KQ)
East Germany 1955 Karl Marx Mini Sheet Superb Used: The scarce 135th Birthday Anniversary of this absolute legend of the country. Scarce mint or used - been 20 years since I had one of these. Superb used, clean and flat and fresh with 1955 light central cds. SG E233a, Cat £200=$A400. Bought from an Estate, where the buyer had a Max Stern invoice in with this for $A350 which seems about right. A key post-war German piece for just $A115 (Stock 495BR)
Australia 1970 Definitives, rare Post Office Pack Cat $650, for just $A295: The *Gorilla* - the scarcest Australia face different PO pack by several miles, as it cost a FORTUNE back then. I see one each few years or so. This larger sized B5 pack has all the current Defins right up to the 1966 Navigator set 6, in a plastic Hagner type sheet inside. Add it up - FACE was $10.47 of the stamps here. ‘No big deal’ you might think today. Well near 50 years back that was huge. A First Class letter then cost 5¢! (There are 2 different 5¢ Queens in here) so $10.47 bought you 210 x first class stamps. Today a First Class letter is $1.50, so 210 of those is $A315 in today’s money. Would YOU pay $A315 TODAY for a new issue Post Office pack? Of course not, and certainly almost no-one did in 1970, so they are super scarce, and retail MANY $100s despite being on sale nationally at capital city Philatelic BureauxThe $4 King alone cost EIGHTY times the then 5¢ letter rate. So the pack was about $A315 type buying price, adjusted to today’s money. You are paying LESS than that! Little wonder almost none sold. ASC P7, Cat. $650 and seldom seen or offered ANYWHERE. Fresh and un-opened. $A295 (Stock 542JKL)
Australia PO Packs 1970-1974 x 50. Retail $800 for just $A175! A superb hoard for someone. Bought by a Postmaster 50 years ago, as they each came out. All sealed and nice. Generally a few of each. This is the GOLDEN ERA. PO only started issuing PO packs in 1969 so these are the SUPER early ones, and few bothered. And those that were bought, were torn open for the stamps. This has the very scarce 1971 Xmas Blocks of 7 - and FOUR of the really scarce 1972 "BEEF" or Primary Industry sets 5 etc, etc. So these super earlies sell superbly well on ebay etc, and the "Stamp Boom" started latter 1970s and NONE of these got bought in multiples, as the 1980 era was. Bought cheap in 20 storage tubs of material, so OUT it goes at a super silly $175! Current retail is $800 as you can see here tinyurl.com/EarlyPax - Full listing and many more pix is there - $A175 (Stock 659UF)
Cocos Island 1991 *Emergency Provisional Overprints* Complete Set: Fresh MUH set of 7 of the regular size stamps, SG 234/239, and that includes the very rare 1991 Coconut "OFFICIAL - PAID MAINLAND" which as always, is CTO with full gum - and was never sold Mint without the corner cancel. A cover with 3 copies, just sold for $A4,800. (SG #01) - see tinyurl.com/Glen4-19 – Cocos prices have gone quite INSANE at auction in March 2019 - click the link! ASC 140a/148a, cat. $A350 just the 7 small stamps. This includes both types of overprint grid bars on 10¢ Shell, as per cat listings - one is VERY scarce. One of the priciest and most sought “Shell” stamp sets of the post war era - globally. The 2017 ASC Catalogue Retail is $350 a set 7. I also have the scarce and huge, December 1990 size $5 on 65¢ Aeroplane, Emergency overprint MUH, ASC 186a, cat $A110, for $A70 (Stock 107CR) So, the basic set of 7, ASC Cat $350 is from me $A275 (Stock 107CQ) or all EIGHT overprint stamps as per photo above, including the scarce and huge $5 Aeroplane, for a $A25 discount - all 8 for: $A320 (Stock 107CT)
Australia 1978 Aviators 18c Bert Hinkler - *Imperforate Pair*: ACSC #791b, $1,200+ back 19 years back - superb unused, with wide left margin, which support the ACSC suggestion that these may be a plate proofs. Terrific margins as you can see and clean and fresh and flat, ACSC Cat $1,200+. Also is SG 659a, £600=$1,200. The new ACSC Decimals Cat is about to be released, and prices are doubtless now far higher, after 20 years! $A500 (Stock 836PA)
Australia 1932 5/- Sydney Harbour Bridge stamp, Superb VFU: The most iconic stamp from this country, and missing from 95% of collections. It was printed on what was essentially very coarse handtowel type blotting paper, and perforated with blunt nails. This was the absolute height of the Great Depression, and even the Government Printer was economising. The coarse paper means a large number are thinned - try and carefully peel an old hinge off these, and you WILL thin them! And the perfs, as all will know are often terrible and ripped out, and “fluffy” and poorly punched. They were perforated with the single line machine rather like a fancy treadle sewing machine one line at a time, then sheet rotated 90 degrees, and the other sides done. Hence wide margin centring is not common at all. A beauty - clean and perfect with superb perfs and centering for these “terrors”. Yes these do sell a little lower at times BUT that is due to the inferior centering and reverses etc. Buy top quality for - $A265 (Stock 912AX)
Australia 1918 KGV 1d Rose-Pink (G67) Rough Paper Perf 'OS' with *Drury Certificate* Cat $A2,000 for $A450!: ACSC #72Hbb, MUH, with small gum scuff mentioned for accuracy, Cat $2,000. Michael Drury colour Photo Certificate (2018). A wildly mis-identified shade, in any kind of mint condition, and unless the KGV shades GURU Michael Drury says it is Rose Pink, do not waste your money! LOTS of the common ‘’Rosine’’ get styled as Rose Pink etc. Offered for almost the cost of the current Australia Post Annual album tinyurl.com/APyear - Insane. $A450 (Stock 582KE)
Laos 1954 Golden Jubilee set MUH - SG Cat $870, for just $A195! The KEY set from Laos - the “Sydney Harbour Bridge” issue from there!! The 1954 Golden 50th Jubilee of King Sisauang-Vong. Beautifully engraved bi-colour, steel engraved recess intaglio printing. All are flat MUH, with the usual evenly ‘’suntanned’’ gum after 65 years in Indo China. I see these in stock once in 20 years. SG 40/42, £435 = $A870. USED is the exact same price as mint I notice in SG, this set had such a tiny printing, and either mint or used, are NEVER seen offered anywhere, much less at WELL UNDER QUARTER GIBBONS! Just $US145 as I type - $A195 (Stock 584JR)
Australia 1902 10/- Dull Green “with stroke” Postage Due FU: 1902-04 Complete at Base design, Watermark Crown over NSW - inverted, as are all known copies - about 50 exist, ACSC advises. Free of hinges and gook and gunk, and a rare stamp either mint or used. Far superior perfs and centering to other values on this monocolour series. These “with stroke” high values were printed early 1909, all in this Dull Green colour, as the 1902 green 1d, 2d, 5d and 10d were easily confused with the original 1/-, 2/-, 5/- and 10/-. They all looked near identical at a quick glance, being numeral figures only. i.e. a 10d and 10/- looked nearly the same, until this issue, both being just a large “10”. This 10/- was issued March 1909, and was replaced, (and unsolds destroyed) near immediately by the 1909 Bi-Colour set, which was in a single printing in August 1909. Pencil expertised by A. Diena. SG D61, £26,000, and Scott J37, $US27,500. Bought well so out it goes at $US2,440 as I type, or $A4,000 (Stock 836HW)
Province 1975 Mini Sheet #1 x **440** Retail $3,080 - just $A245!:
These were issued in the Stamp Boom, and investors bought quantities of
many things. These included, clearly! Someone decided to buy 440 of
these attractive Miniature Sheets. Face value is $1.20 a sheet - so
FACE alone is $528 alone. He could have bought a mint £2 Roo for
that money 47 years back! And dealer retail is $7 a set = $3,080 as you
can see here -
tinyurl.com/HuttMS Bought well to sell FAST, at a fraction of
what he paid 47 years back, and you pay just 7% of current retail.
Doing 100+ hour weeks now, and just no time to break these down as I
really SHOULD! He had a few other issues in duplicate full PO sheets
that he bought at the same time if anyone is interested, also at a low %
of retail. Brilliant lot for someone on ebay to offer per sheet, or per
10 or per 100 (you have 440 sheets!) and make a real killing. This Hutt
River material is enduringly popular. A few single sets sold for $510
on ebay - to many bidders.
Australia 1916 2/- Brown Kangaroo INVERTED WATERMARK $1,000 under Cat!: ACSC lists the Inverted Watermark stamp as 37a, at $1,500, normal or Perf “OS” in average used - and they often are in terrible shape, from heavy parcel use in WWI. As an example, the only used copy in the huge Arthur Gray Gold Medal sale had short perfs, and a missing corner! ACSC 37a, $1,700. This is a 100+ year old stamp, clean and flat and fresh, very attractive used, free of hinges and gook and gunk etc, so that the watermark shows superbly. Most of this watermark 2/- has really “fluffy” perfs - this one is truly excellent as you can see. Quite decent cds cancel for a parcel usage 2/- … many have ugly smeared boxed grids, or machine rollers etc. Light neat dated cds. Better Kangaroos have gone totally GANG-BUSTERS in recent years. A very pleasing looking stamp, superb perfs and centering- the nicest copy I have seen on this for ages, yet just $1,000 less than the ACSC price - $A700 (Stock 539LQ)
USA 1988-91 Official Mail 25¢ pair *TOTALLY IMPERFORATE*: A rare error, of which only one sheet was apparently discovered. Fresh MUH, with superb wide even margins. Scott #0141a, Cat $US1,000 = $A1,450. SG #02345a, Cat £1,100 = $A2,200. One of the major American post-war stamp printing errors, fully catalogued, and bought well, to sell cheap! Thirty years on, these will never be cheaper. SG Cat $2,200 for just $A695 (Stock 462HU)
Wide Range Australia & States designs, 24K Gold on solid bullion, Replica Stamps: $A30 each!: A perfect opportunity for you to own stamps from a Deluxe collection of Australian stamps, in gleaming precious metal proof, struck in solid silver, and plated with 24 Carat Gold known as "The Australian Collection" - for the 1988 Bi-Centenary of Australia. Each in original classy packaging, and unopened. Some of the linked photos are taken from the advertising brochure - the copy from my Archive files - that Australia Post mailed to all those on the ‘Stamp Bulletin’ mailing list back then. MASSES of pix and paperwork here - tinyurl.com/BullionStamp The Australia Post Philatelic Manager fully endorsed and approved this set by mail, and waxed lyrical in a letter to collectors on what a lovely item it all was and great investment etc. See his actual letter on link nearby from my files. Each ingot is identical in exterior size to the huge original stamp, but MUCH thicker of course.Highly polished Deluxe Proof quality, hand struck in solid sterling silver, mirror finished plated with 24 Carat Gold, and each is a substantial 2.2 mm thick as you can see in photo. Quite a bit of “melt” value in the large chunk of thick Sterling Silver here alone. Rear of all ingots are stamped with "The Australian Collection" and ".925 Silver HF" to authenticate them. In 1988 - over 31 years back - these replicas cost subscribers exactly $A98.60 an ingot. True! See original receipt scanned on link nearby. These are brand new in the original secure and protective packaging. Each ingot is in a special clear moulded mount, inset into a large Racing Green solid card outer folder about the size of a FDC or PO pack. The ingots are thus still in as minted, highly polished mirror proof state, unscuffed or damaged. VERY few would have been retained thus after 30 years, as near all were inset into the fancy display box that came with the set. A bit like better Dinky Toys, or Barbie Dolls etc, in clean ORIGINAL un-opened packaging - worth MANY times the items if outside the packaging.
Easy to store in a #2 or #3 Hagner, or stockbook pages etc, or even stored flat in a large glassine etc. I bought a hoard off someone who paid $A98.60 each - receipt in link below. A first class letter costs 4 times more than it did in 1988, so this had a relativity value of $400 an ingot in today’s money. You are paying under 10% of that!! I have duplicates of near all the Bullion ingots in the collection, if you want more than one of all of these for the same stamp design, if they suit your collecting themes. Or for ebayer-selling etc. He has duplicates of many - this guy spent $10,000s on these! MASSES of pix and paperwork here - tinyurl.com/BullionStamp Each stamp design has a unique order code - click link for all details of those. ONE packaged ingot of your choice for $A45 (Stock 526AL) FIVE of YOUR choice stamp ingots for $A200 (Stock 526AK) TEN for $A350 (Stock 527AB) TWENTY ingots of YOUR choice for $A600 (Stock 527AC) or have ONE set only of 23 DIFFERENT Bullion ingot stamps for just $A700 (Stock 526AAC)
|FIJI - 1915-19 'WAR TAX STAMP' Overprint 1d KGV, with Overprint Inverted, BPA Cert: SG #139ac, 1d Bright Scarlet, fine MVLH, Cat £600 = $A1200. Clear BPA certificate (1998). Near EVERY example offered on FakeBay etc, (even many real Auctions) is of course FORGED, as the basic stamp is worth only peanuts. Also has a light impression of the overprint under King’s Neck as can be seen - so technically a DOUBLE oveprint - both inverted! You MUST buy these with clear UK Photo Certificate. Also expertised 3 times on reverse. Very fresh MLH original gum. Priced at $650 under Gibbons to sell FAST - $A550 (Stock 835KL|
18 Carat Solid Gold and Sterling Silver German OTTO HUTT Fountain Pen, brand new: **$A250 off**! I made a big wholesale buy from local Agent, Renniks/Lighthouse, to celebrate this exciting new product range, (established 100 years), and can offer to clients for $A255 off, at just $A999! All German made, top end quality. The superb gift for a partner, the Boss, someone special, or YOURSELF! In stunning award winning Italian made gift/storage box, with slide out drawers, with polishing cloth, and Deluxe leather carry case, extra ink cartridges, and ink converter etc. A hand numbered and timeless pen, for those who like the VERY finest things in life. VERY expensive 18 carat solid GOLD nib - this is their TOP of the range pen. This exact same pen was advertised in the current Australia Post Philatelic “Impressions” Deluxe catalogue, page 41, for $A1,254, and totally sold out fast - see tinyurl.com/OttoAP and tinyurl.com/OttoRoller - full details of these pens on those links. Comes with the popular Medium thickness nib.
Save $250 on the nib pen at $A999 - indeed that is only $US700! (Stock 386LW) The similar design Platinum/Sterling Silver body, with roller ball tip, also superb gift boxed (see PO link), is discounted $A150, and is only $US600 - $A850 (Stock 386LX)
|GB 2013 Christmas 1st Class stamp, with quite spectacular Colour Mis-Registration - $A165!: The most striking error of this type I have seen in any very modern issue. Especially from the GB, De La Rue printings, who these days have VERY sophisticated computer eye quality controls to detect exactly this type of freak. From the one sheet of 50 from De La Rue printers, that was discovered showing this error on some units. Often a spike of electrical outage causes press to “hiccup” for a millisecond, and registration on the roll of paper is slightly skewed - looks like THREE colours are mis-registered here! Very attractive price as you can see superb MUH - “Christmas On Stamps” is a huge topical, and of course GB is mega popular. A MUH SINGLE as shown - $A165 (Stock 683KT)|
Complete Set Australia Post Year Albums 1983-2003 -
$1,000 *UNDER* Retail
special. All TWENTY ONE albums. The FACE value of the stamps inside
is $842.27. You are paying WAY UNDER
UNDER ACTUAL FACE! ALL are
100% valid for global postage if you ever need to use them. You are
basically buying $100 bills for less than $100! I just bought TWENTY
sets of 21, off a guy who bought them for an “investment”, so have
slashed over $1000 off my usual selling price, to see them clear FAST.
Solomon Islands 1991 **UNISSUED** stamp - fully SG + Scott noted - Cat $525, for just *$A70* each MUH!: 1991 Health Campaign, 65¢ UNISSUED value, depicting “Less Healthier Food” at left. A set of 5 stamps were printed by Walsall Security Printers in the UK, on the usual CA sideways watermarked paper. On arrival of stock in the Solomons, it was decided not to issue this 65¢ value, as it was noted the more correct English term was of course - “Less Healthy Food”. In error however, a small number of sheets were delivered to some remote Post Offices, and they were certainly used on commercial mail, and several clearly dated used in period pieces and stamps are recorded, from charity kiloware. Full story here - tinyurl.com/Glen4-19 Used singles have fetched up to $760 each at auction. I have 4 of them on piece, plus another Dolphin stamp, all with a clear “LATA - March 12 - 1992” cds, dated part envelope to North America - see pic above. This unique used multiple is just $A500 = $US310 (Stock 362C) The last 2 loose singles Auctioned by Status Auctions got $670 and $760 each they confirm - see tinyurl.com/SolsError Scott 693a, listed at $US350 = $A575 a mint single. I was sold a block 6 fresh MUH, and I can sell a MUH margin Block 4, Scott cat $US1,400 (= $A2,300), for just $A280 (Stock 362JA) or a MUH single as pictured above, Scott Cat $A525, is just ~$US55 or: $A90 (Stock 362JB)
"Postal Stationery" Catalogue - 484 pages, all in colour:
Australian Territories, Latest Edition which updates the first edition
of seven years back, incorporating a number of corrections and new
discoveries. In particular, the Postal Cards up to 1936 have been
extensively revised, and there are many additions to the listing of
Lettercards. The decimal Stationery produced by the Note Printing
Branch is included for the first time. All prices have been fully
updated. In full colour, 484 x large A4 heavily illustrated
pages, perfect bound. If you only buy one catalogue each decade,
whether you are a dealer or a collector, or Auction, you MUST have
this. Detailed review of the first edition was in "Stamp News" -
and gives you an idea of detailed content in here -
tinyurl.com/GS0713 - The most common innocuous looking thing on your
desk might be valued at ten times the purchase price of this catalogue!
I kid you not. Maybe 25 times.
Australia Post Annual "Year Books" Black LEATHER
"Executive" Edition complete -
ONE set only at this price -
Leather (Executive) books are VERY classy. All have been
black genuine Leather covered, with
brass corners, since the first issue in 1986, so they are a
fully matched classy Black leather
set, in matching slipcases.
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.
British Solomon Islands 1907 Large War Canoe 2½d Orange Yellow, very fresh pair, IMPERF AT RIGHT: One of the classic British Pacific stamp issues, with a true global following. The debut issue, crudely local designed, and primitively produced, these are far better than usual - clean and fresh, bright deep colour, with white MLH original gum. Been in Europe near all their life - luckily, as out here they fox badly. SG 4b is cat £12,000 - the imperf between pair of this value. One sheet of those were recorded, and only one sheet with imperf at side. Only a few pairs exist globally. SG do not list imperfs one side from anywhere, but in this case, they are equally as scarce as SG 4b. Only $US1,065 right now - $A1,750 (Stock 598AC)
SWITZERLAND 1945 “PAX” Hi-Values. SG £620 for just $A250!: Probably the very scarcest stamps post-war from Europe. Inscribed simply “PAX” (Latin for “PEACE”) they were issued as the horrible turmoil of WW2 came to a final end. Back 75 years ago, this 15 Francs was a fortune. These were literally the £1 and £2 Roos of Switzerland, and only very heavy parcels used these top values, of the long PAX set. Many came to Australia due to high air mail cost to here. Clean FU with correct cancels. SG 458/459, Cat £620=$A1,250. Bought well to sell fast, at just 20% of SG Cat - just $US175 as I type this - $A250 (Stock 397BR
Papua New Guinea 1994
Rare ‘Emergency Overprints’:
Papua New Guinea 1994 "Emergency Overprints" stamp sets 11 or 20: I have always had the largest stock of these overprints in the world. Buy DIRECT from the original "source"! Thousands of collectors NEED this set to complete their collections, as all album pages on the planet have spaces for them. Only 45,000 sets were ever printed, NONE were ever sold by the agents, the Papua New Guinea Bureau, or even Australia Post. Nearly all were used up on genuine commercial mail. Not discovered by the stamp world until months after all the key values were all used up on mail! I first reported their existence to the stamp world. "Set of 11" - SG # 730/740. Michel # 714 -724. Scott # 860/871. ASC Cat $A420, for the basic set 11 alone.
Definitive sets like the 1967 Anguilla overprints set 16 are already cat at £25,000 mint in Stanley Gibbons - and Anguilla has NOTHING like even 1% of the global collector following of PNG - think about it! This PNG set has a LONG way to go yet - that seems very clear. For very detailed and comprehensive background on this issue, with all numbers printed etc - see my special page on these issues: www.tinyurl.com/1994PNG WEB SPECIAL - set of 11 (ASC Cat $420!) for just $A200 ~$US120 (Stock 928XG) or Fine Used set 11 for $A140 (Stock 928XH) Complete Set 20 as illustrated for $A300 ~$US180 (Stock 928XL) or the Set of 20 Fine Used for just $A185 (Stock 928XP)
Finally - all the 1994 "Emergency" sets I sell are of course guaranteed 100% genuine. You may ask for my Photo Certificate Of Genuineness on my security watermarked colour letterhead for this set of 11 or 20, mint or used, dated and signed, illustrating in full colour the exact set I mail you. If required, this CERTIFICATE costs you an extra $A70 (Stock 928ZW) on top of price of the stamps, largely to cover the considerable time and messing around of individually preparing each one, typing, and scanning etc.This is substantially cheaper than sending it to the R.P.S. in London etc, which takes half a year to get back, and also incurs substantial Registered airmail cost to you - in both directions. And quite frankly, the RPSL would not have a clue about these issues. 'Too Modern, Old Chap' they would sniff! Years down the track when the set sells for a multiple of what it does now, such a certificate Guaranteeing these came from original PNG sources in 1994/5 will add FAR more than $A70 to the extra price you obtain when selling. (Stock 928ZW)
This month's Special - I have ONE set of MUH blocks 4 of the rare set 11, discounted from $A1,250 to $A995 (Around $US600!) – Stock 928ZK
Yemen Arab Republic, 1975 Revolution 25 Fils, Fully *Imperforate* Pane 50 MUH - Just $US5 each!! 12th Anniversary of Revolution : IMPERFORATE pane of 50 x 25 Fils denomination, depicting the 7th Century Al Janad Mosque - one of the world’s oldest. Fine, fresh MUH. Catalogue numbers for the normal issued perforated issue 13½ x 14 are - SG #539, Scott #316 and Michel #1545. Cannot see any other IMPERF versions of this about anywhere on the globe for sale, and a full sheet may well be unique - and after 44 years, none will turn up NOW! Just $A7 each - indeed under $US5 apiece - superb ebayer opportunity to offer in imperf pairs and blocks 4 - an easy double or treble your money deal here surely? $A350 (Stock 492RJ)
The Engraved Stamps Of The Commonwealth Of
Australia - price *Reduced* $A200 this month!
The Engraved Stamps Of The Commonwealth Of
The quite magnificent official Australia Post produced
coffee table book:
by Richard Breckon, the respected PO Archivist, and the PO Art Team.
Brass cornered, beautifully gold deeply embossed leatherette cover, gilt
edged outer leaf edges, with matching marbled heavy slipcase. Issued in
a VERY limited Edition for “Australia 99”. I am advised
only a few 100 copies
were ever made, and were a near instant sell-out, even at
the very high issue price. Three similar later books were issued -
32 Die Proofs (Stock 428YR) Blue book
30 Die Proofs (Stock 428YU) and Green Book
32 Die Proofs (Stock 428YX) were also sold in FAR lower numbers -
$A400 EACH book, or all 3 for $A1,100.
428YZ). Being quite
recent, they almost NEVER come on the market - no-one wants to let them
go! HEAPS more pix of them here - tinyurl.com/StampEngr
VAN DIEMEN'S LAND (Tasmania) 1827, Bill of Exchange Cheque for £100 Sterling - just $A1,750: Issued in Hobart Town, 11th October 1827, Number 414, payable to Deputy Ass’t Comm(issariat) General Hall, and signed A. Moodie. On “Magnay & Sons London” double lined watermarked paper, and signed “Geo Hall” on reverse. Almost identical to the Third Of Exchange example shown in Renniks, from the same year, and has the same two Signatories even, with Renniks Cat $7,500 in VF, and this one is higher graded, XF at least. 105% original, and Guaranteed 105% Genuine. Scan does it no justice at all really - I’ll redo later as in the flesh it looks SUPERB! Wonderful condition, and an early piece of our pioneer early history.
An incredibly early official monetary instrument from Tasmania, (indeed for Australia) and in SUPERB condition, especially for something from this region, 191 years old. Hobart was a truly tiny and remote settlement in 1827, and not even a city. Convicts had not yet streamed en-masse from the UK, and the infamous Port Arthur Prison was not even commenced until 1830. She had no Registry of Deeds in which to record land dealings until 1827 when set up by Governor Arthur, and financial arrangements were not much better, the tiny settlement was left to deal with such issues as best it could.
A bill of Exchange Cheque was an early form of Bank Draft. Indeed in early days of Tasmania, a de-facto currency for large sums, backed and guaranteed by His Majesty’s Treasury London, no less. The Bank Of Van Diemen’s Land was not even established until October 1827, when this was issued. These were generally drawn in “sets” - the Original, the “Second" or duplicate of Exchange, and also a "Third Of Exchange", the most commonly seen. Each was drawn for the same amount, but was worded so that only one of a set of 3 was ever paid. In those days when sea-mails were slow and uncertain, each copy of the “set” was deliberately sent to the Drawer by a different set of ships and sea routes, and the first one to be received in London, was paid.The sailing ships used to carry this “set” are noted by sender in Red at base of the Bill, and are by “Persian” (400 Tons) and “Lang” (556 tons). The return manifest of “Lang” in Jan 1828 under Capt Lusk included "431 bales wool, 193 casks whale oil, 696½ slabs and 190 bundles of whale bone, 90 tons mimosa bark and 55 planks cedar" (!) Superb condition for something of this nature and age, and one of the very finest of the few survivors. Catalogued $A7,500+ and highly sought after. These appeal to a wide range of collectors - of Banknotes and cheques, early Australian historical documents, and early Tasmania etc. $A1.750 (Stock 693HQ)
STAMP SHEET of 10
- Leonadis SAMPANIS, Greece Olympic Medal Winner Stripped by IOC:
2004 Athens Olympics.
The Greek Post Office (ELTA) in 2004, decided to copy what Australia
pioneered successfully in 2000, and issue an "Instant" digital print
stamp for every Olympic medal winner from Greece. In fact the design is
VERY similar to the 2000 Australian issues as you can see. Like
Australia, at a later date, offset copies were also printed of medal
winner stamps. This idea proved a great success in Greece, and the
general public were the ones out there buying these issues for patriotic
reasons etc. Only a small percentage of these will ever re-enter the
stamp market. The controversial stamp above was issued to honour the
Olympic Medal Win of Leonidas Sampanis in the 62 Kilo weight class of
Weightlifting. Sampanis won his medal on Monday 16 August, and the
stamps were on sparing sale in limited offices the next day, starting
Tuesday August 17.
A True “Modern RARITY” set has JUST been issued:
Australian domestic postage letter rates were hiked
outrageously by 40% on January 4 here. The entire country is on holiday
then, and the increase was bungled big-time by head office. No-one
there had the brains to reprint up front, a ton of 30¢ Crocodile
definitive values to have on hand as “make-up” in each state, to up-rate
all current 70¢ stamps, to the new $1 rate. The Australia Post
Distributor of Stamps in Adelaide totally ran out of 30¢ stamps the
first day the letter rate increased to $1 - on Monday, 4 January 2016.
To alleviate this shortfall and appease angry clients holding 70¢
stocks, the Adelaide GPO frantically printed up a very small Emergency
issue of 30¢ Counter-Printed peel and stick Stamps. (“CPS”) Only a few
1000 sets were made.
Stamp Dealer legend here Rodney Perry, has described this Adelaide Emergency 30¢ issue of 6 as a “Modern Rarity” several times, and I’d totally concur. More discussion on them here, with all the national Fairfax and News Limited media, news and radio story links on them - tinyurl.com/2016set A 30c SINGLE stamp on a commercial cover to Melbourne sold for an unbelievable $1,700 to a medico - tinyurl.com/30cEnv with 67 frantic bids! A totally philatelic cover, non-mailed, sold for $1,880 - with 37 bids - tinyurl.com/1880CPS A set a client bought off me for a few $100 this year, sold soon afterwards for $5,000 - tinyurl.com/varsCPS
The highest price I have seen actually OBTAINED for a set of 6 on ebay is $A8,990 - tinyurl.com/CPS9000 - face value $1.80 - about 5,000 times face value. A standard set sold Feb 15 for $3,200 - tinyurl.com/Set3200 A mint £2 Kangaroo only costs that! I learned about this issue by chance at the very outset, and nabbed a handful of sets from my various long term collector contacts in my home town Adelaide, as I acted fast and paid HIGH! “Linn’s Stamp News” in the USA had this Front Page, and as their most viewed story that week - tinyurl.com/Linns30c - Gave an 11 minute interview with Radio 2GB - highest rating radio station in NSW by a margin of 30% - full tape here - www.2gb.com/audioplayer/152241 And they featured on the lead story in a recent edition ion of the biggest selling German stamp magazine “BRIEFMARKEN SPIEGEL” and had a large piece in a recent “Gibbons Stamp Monthly”.
These ARE now fully catalogued in Gibbons, SG 4492/4497 and are listed at $4,500 a set 6 Mint, and $3,000 used (4242/4248) in the mass selling Renniks “Stamps Of Australia” catalogue. I have just a few complete sets of 6 MUH left for sale - just $A330 a stamp, for something that maybe 150 or so full mint sets exist of globally, as I type. I mailed a set on 6 covers to the Russian Air Force Base to the Commander of the orbiting “ISS” MIR Space Station, taken to him on a supply flight - he is a keen collector and ordered them! There are 2 underlying stamp design types - Type “A” and Type “B”. (Outlined on link above) Latter costs 15% more ($A2,300 - Stock 572GR) , or both sets 6 together, save $200, for $A4,100 (Stock 572GC) I have one flat joined strip of 6 - in scarce Type “B” luckily, for $A2,400 (Stock 571GK) A set 6 is only about $US1,500 a set as I type this (I accept paypal in USD – ask me!), and is $1,000 or so LESS than some recent ebay sales, but only for those who act FAST: $A1,995 (Stock 572GY) Or, the identical designs set of 6 “$1.00 ADELAIDE 2016” that were also sold out fast, for $A75 a set 6 (Stock 571GX) or 10 sets 6 of those for dealers/investors for $A500 (Stock 571GY)
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