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JULY COVID-19 UPDATE: What a quite insane couple of months, and I hope all readers are staying safe, adhering to social distancing, and keeping healthy with these global Second Wave outbreaks in July. Stockmarkets and Real Estate prices are totally erratic, the $A has suffered badly, and for foreign buyers, these prices below give you stamp deals you will NEVER see again in your currency - do take a VERY close look below. For most 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!For American buyers, the prices are truly AMAZING - a $A500 stamp below, costs you around $US340 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 on top of the shipping too. Buying off me sees you pay in WEAK OZZIE PESOS. Most ozzies reading this, got handed $750 Tax Free by the Government in March, and got the same ‘Stimulus’ handout July 13 into their bank accounts. The Government WANTS you to spend this at retail - stamps do count! Many Americans got a similar ~$A2,000 Fed cash handout. Many other countries are doing this sort of stimulus too. A lot of it will get spent on STAMPS, that is for certain. LayBy/Layaway anything you need NOW! Please stay SAFE. Glen
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)
1915 2/- Brown Kangaroo SECOND Wmk perf ‘OS’ - RARE! Been 20 or 30 years since I offered one of these. Very fresh MVLH. On EVERY Want list! ACSC 36ba, $4,000. SG 036, £1,900 = $A3,600. Even NON OS, this is a $1000 stamp retail! From the quite massive THREE Generation “Townsville North Queensland Hoard” collection we flew back with - 100s of kilos of better material - 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 20 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 or so. You will be the FIRST collector to own it since! $A1,500 (Stock 742BR)
1937 Hubert Opperman huge Charity Mini Sheet: The Charity cycle ride Fremantle-Adelaide-Melbourne-Sydney. Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman, OBE (1904-1996), referred to universally as ‘Oppy’ by Australian and French crowds, was a legendary Australian cyclist. And later a Federal Cabinet Minister, and later still an overseas Ambassador. His endurance cycling feats in the 1920s and 1930s earned him international acclaim both here, and especially in France etc. In 40 years of dealing have never owned one - or even seen one offered. HUGE - see it next to a 1/- Kangaroo stamp! It is even larger actually, being a mini sheet, the 4 x wide edges are folded over, and as usual, partially stuck - a warm water bath will allow it to be dried flat as printed, if needed. Clean and fresh and attractive and AUTOGRAPHED by Oppy as well! Doing research on this, I saw one in worse condition, and with NO outer margins for $250 - tinyurl.com/1937Oppy - have never seen another. $A195 (Stock 692JX)
Aust FDC hoard x 258. 1966 to 1979 Cat value $1,657 for just $A195! From an Estate - owner had generally bought a couple each of the older FDC. Back before the 1980 Stamp Boom, few bought unaddressed FDC's. So they are 1000 times scarcer than 1980 issues etc. ASC Cat of these is $1657, and key Goodies are her all unpicked - scarce 1971 Xmas Block 7, 1972 Beef, 1973 Nat Dev, 1974 Paintings, scarce 1977 $10 Painting, etc, etc. Key sets, blocks, strips and mini sheets etc. Totally unpicked as received. Getting up to 500 years old many of these and condition usual for this era and size lot. End of Financial Year clearance special offer! Brilliant eBay re-seller lot, or an investment parcel to tuck away .. a boxful! A LOT of sought after individual FDC here. A TON more photos here - tinyurl.com/Box-FDC WAY under a buck apiece - indeed only $US130 right now. $A195 (Stock 426YH)
1959 *JACK PEAKE* hand drawn First Fight Cover, to USA - Cobb & Co stamps: I sold this superb hand painted Jack Peake cover 10 years back, to a Supreme Court Judge. It sold fast - many folks were after it at the time. He is downsizing, and sold me his collection here today. Peake's distinctive hand writing is very easy to spot of course! This pretty 2/- Cobb & Co franked cover I sold a decade back for a pretty well priced $A300 I thought, but thought it was worth adding here for posterity. I added $50 to it, to cover 10 years of inflation! 1959 *JACK PEAKE* hand drawn FFC to USA - Hand water coloured - and this one believed unique - Peake usually only did 1 or 2 of each of his classy designs. Peake covers have set many records. A world record price of $2,645 was paid at Prestige for the 1956 Olympics set on a hand painted Peake cover, that featured the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Estimate was only $200! Great thematic appeal - Kangaroos, Cobb & Co, Qantas, Planes, etc. Eustis #1720. Has the special Qantas cancel on stamps of July 29, and really flew 15,000 miles via Fiji and Hawaii. On the reverse, San Francisco arrival backstamps, and Sydney arrival back home of August 2. $A350 (Stock 783KW)
Australia 1932 5/- Sydney Harbour Bridge stamp, fault free *COMMERCIAL* used : 100 times more elusive than the corner CTO copies, which were given away in the Specimen packs for 15 years - literally. Gibbons current “Part 1” Catalogue now has a note outlining this very important distinction - “postally used are worth much more”. The ACSC of course, prices postal used at much more than CTO - ACSC $500 - 80% higher than CTO. And these are FAR scarcer than mint of course. These were printed essentially on very coarse, acidic, blotting paper, and they thin, and crease, and scuff and fox/rust readily, from the heavy and rough parcel use. And it escaped the thick huge oval rubber Melbourne Parcel Office cancels mostly found on these, which look HORRIFIC! Clean and flat and fresh, totally free of hinges, and creases and thins and gook and faults, with dated ”COLLINS STREET - MELBOURNE - VIC” cds. About as nice as you’ll find offered anywhere for clearly POSTAL used, with excellent perfs and centering for these as you can see. Under $US240 as I type - $A350 (Stock 625ArK)
N.Z. 1857 No Wmk Chalon, on Blued Paper FU, 1/- Green SG #6, *WITH* Cert, at UNDER 15% of SG: An EXTREMELY rare stamp. On the special blued wove paper, Auckland printing, by Richardson. Fine Used - clean and fresh, and free of hinges and gum and gook, to hide repairs or thins etc. Crisp light “10” numeral cancel. 100% Guaranteed by me to have no repairs or faults. Bright colour, and with close margins near all round. SG 6, £3,750 = $A7,500, and far superior to any others I have handled, near all of which are defective as you will know. With totally clear 2010 Colour Photo Certificate - “Genuine in all respects”. Only $US735 as I type. UNDER 15% of SG Cat - $A1,100 (Stock 729KAL)
Kangaroo 5/- Grey and Yellow 1918 Third Watermark MLH: A budget copy for someone, usual even gun ‘suntanning’ after a Century, and a tiny natural fibre inclusion in paper. Well centred, and good perfs and colour for these. An awful lot of money back in this WWI era to outlay on a single mint stamp so few did! SG 42 £275 = $A550. Retail for average mint is $400, so a stocktaking steal at just $A200 (Stock 372KQ)
Australia Territory Year Albums x 10. 2008-2017. Ret $625 - $A325! Each year Australia Post issues an annual Territories Collection stamp album folder. Large A4 size. They started in 1994. Just ONE year shown above, and 2014, to give you an overview. It contains the mint stamp sets of AAT, Cocos Keeling Islands & Christmas Island, and also included is background information behind the designs/issues, and it is very nicely presented. These items are from Australia's external Territories and therefore the stamps are issued by Australia Post. I have all years in stock of course, and these are my prices. Bought an official black leather Australia Post album of these today 2008-2017 (10 diff) fresh condition, retail $600 plus the $25 album cost, and can move these fast as one line at just $A325 the LOT - SAVE $300! OR, if you are missing just 1 or 2 years, can supply those individually. (And of course I have EVERY Australia Year book in stock, Deluxe and Executive Leather) Heaps more pix here - tinyurl.com/TerritBks - $A325 (Stock 726KQ)
Australia's Rarest Decimal FDC - the 1970 Famous "30¢ Small Cook":
This has legendary status, and I have only handled a few genuine
unaddressed copies in over 40 years of dealing. In 1970 Australia Post
decided to tentatively enter the FDC market. It was very low key, and
it was not well promoted or publicised. For over 40 years private
cachet makers had ruled supreme, and anyone with a 40 year run of
‘Wesley’ or ‘Royal’ or ‘Excelsior’ FDC saw no reason
whatever to change. And they did not. And hence the PO sold virtually
none of their new product. Do NOT confuse this cover with the PO cover
of exactly the same design and colour but inscribed “Commemorative
Cover” - those are far more obtainable, and do exist With April 20
1970 cancels. In those days you needed to have First Day Covers
addressed - sadly many were done in handwriting which look really
terrible. PO staff would not simply cancel stamps, and hand back
the envelopes. Hence near all one sees are hand or typed addressed, at
¼ this price. This one clearly was an exception. What they mostly
sold were the "Long Cook" (9” x 4" or DL sized) cover in the
exact same design - bearing a se-tenant strip of 5 x 5¢, and a 30¢ -
i.e. a full set of 6. That "Long Cook” cover (identical cachet
design) is not too hard to get, and sells for only $A30 today - I have
them in stock if you want one.
AUSTRALIA 1957 Christmas Proofs - the UNADOPTED ESSAYS, signed by Designer: Christmas official letterpress proofs on gloss art paper, in the suggested colours, of the original, unadopted designs submitted by Anthony Helliwell. Signed by designer. Rare and possibly unique. Ex Arthur Gray. Super Scarce, and believed unique outside PO archives - have never seen or heard of another. Clean and fresh, and a fine AUSTRALIA piece, or for any serious CHRISTMAS topical collection. I sell (lots of!) last Year’s PO Year Book for this sum - tinyurl.com/APyear $A195 (Stock 483JK)
Superb LEICHTENSTEIN Sheetlets in 3 superb albums SG $9,400 - just $A750: What an absolutely SUPERB looking collection. An absolute JOY to handle and view – the finest quality books pages AND Stamp sheetlets. Which are universally beautiful designs of course. A VERY under-rated country. In 3 x huge and heavy Lighthouse heavy duty well filled, springbacks, containing over 200 super heavy duty Lighthouse hingeless pages made for just these sheetlets. Sheetlets on EVERY page. TOTALLY unpicked by me - 100% complete through all the 3 albums. An INSTANT collection. New COST for the Empty books alone is near my $750 asking price! Even the 3 x superb leather look, Royal Blue, superb thick, and deeply tooled binders is $150 each. And that is just the BOOKS. The STAMPS are a complete run of PO Sheetlets that this collector clearly had a standing order for over there.
This collection was formed in Europe, so the condition is amazingly fresh. Clean and fresh looking run, and face values are all of course in Swiss Francs which is near a Euro value unit. Face values up to 80 CFH per sheetlet 4 shown = $A125 face just for that one! Be a shame to see this broken up but if all 200+ sheets were ebayed one by one on the relevant album page, I think you would make a KILLING! AND you'd get a ton of multiple buys. The SG Catalogue value of just the stamp sheetlets is £4,696.45 = $A9,400. SG cat is only 2 or 2.5 times face, as can readily be seen, so the actual FACE will be about $A3,750 - amazingly. Bought VERY well, so out it goes at just 20% of FACE, and the 3 huge and superb albums are ''FREE''. HEAPS of pix here - tinyurl.com/LeichMUH - about $US500 now - $A750 (Stock 495JR)
Laos 1954 Golden Jubilee set MUH – SG Cat $870 for just $A200! 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 UNDER QUARTER GIBBONS! Just $US135 as I type - $A225 (Stock 584JR)
Trinidad 1885 Postage Due 1/- “SHORT STROKE” SG Ł275, for $A150: 1/- Slate Grey and Black, top value of the set - a popular stamp error. 1885 Single Crown watermark. SG D9ab, cat Ł275 = $A550. Two expert handstamps, and signatures that it is SG D9ab. Superb centred, perfect perfs, and fresh flat unused - fantastic shape for 134 years old. SHORT UPRIGHT STROKE variety - as can be seen the stroke is only as high as the top of the numeral “1”. A normal stroke can be seen here - tinyurl.com/TrinError - SG Cat $550 - Estate buy, to go out cheap just : $A150 (Stock 782JA)
QANTAS 1st flight Sydney to Vancouver, 1954 x 8 Diff First Flight covers: ALL of these most usually bear the special QANTAS vignette - Frommer 99a, Eustis 1345a, cat $60 each OFF cover = $A600. Some are pilot signed Jackson/Shields who captained various legs of the lumbering "Connie." Flights covers with no labels are Eustis $50 apiece, so a lovely bunch. 66 years old now, and the odd very minor blemish due to age, but VERY seldom offered even singly, and most unusually, all having the special QANTAS VIGNETTES. The limited flying range of the Connies, took the route via Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Canton Island, Fiji, Honolulu, and even San Francisco, and ALL are back-stamped. More pix here - tinyurl.com/Qantas54 A steal at $A225, or to an American, just $US155! $A225 (Stock 793BM)
Australia 1915 Second Watermark Roo Perf “OS” Clean Used,
Cat $700 – just $A225:
priciest 5/- watermark by a long way. Clean fresh copy, superb perfs
and centering for these. With very attractive “MELBOURNE VICTORIA”
dated cds, and not the usual huge rubber thick lettered “Killers” used
on Government parcels. SG 30. These as we all know, usually have ugly
“fluffy” perfs barely punched out, and with centering all over the
This Second Watermark (emergency war-time use on KGV
watermark paper) was only on sale for a short time during WWI before the
3rd watermark 5/- was issued.
Switzerland 1951 *LUNABA* Miniature Sheet: Superb condition VFU, with no hinge remains or gook or gunk after 80 years. What a gem - superb fresh VFU - been in the UK near all its life. These sheets had only 121,000 printed, and PO cost was high - 3 Francs EACH, or 7.5 times face. Even so, a LARGE number of them have been cut up over the past 68 years. Why? As Michel and Zumstein catalogues both list and price the central single as an IMPERF, mint and used ... and album pages make allowance for those chopped up sheets! So heaps of sheets got cut up, to create that catalogue listed item, and to fill spaces in album pages. SG MS 531A, £275 = $A550. Superb crisp cds “LUCERNE 15/10/51”. (One of the few scarcer Swiss Sheets, where used is lower priced than mint!) Bought well to sell cheap - $A195 (Stock 754LQ)
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.
Lebanon 1983 Kahlil Gibran "The Prophet" Imperforate stamp mini sheet x
18, SG $1,750 - just $A150: Most
attractive - oddly my scanner does not show well at all, the bright and
classy gold outer sheet borders, and borders on the stamps - the
vagaries of technology - they just scan a flat dull beige brown, as can
be seen above! Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and
writer member of the New York Pen League. He is chiefly known in the
English-speaking world for his 1923 book “The Prophet”, an early
example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical
essays written in poetic English prose.
The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time. Ebay Retail $A85 - My price is 15% of that! - tinyurl.com/GibranMS - catalogue notes say these were sold at £25 EACH as a New Issue = literally $A70 each back then. So not many were bought, as that was serious bucks back then. A great hoard of fresh flat Imperforate MUH sheets I bought – EIGHTEEN of them. SG MS1291 cat £45 each or £810. ($A1,750.) Bought well, so priced at around 10% of SG to clear - just $US90 as I type this, or around $US5 apiece. Ebay seller Gold Mine right here! $A150 (Stock 543LB)
Australia Kangaroo £1 Grey, used on parcel fragment - Cat $A4,000 for $A395: Very scarce use. This stamp is SG 137 cat £275=$A550 used OFF piece! ACSC lists it on parcel label or parcel fragment as $4,000. With a “LATE FEE - MELBOURNE” dated cds, most likely on a parcel to the UK, where this piece was for most of its life - bought it off a recent migrant here, who had it is the family collection from before WW2. For the price you’ll pay for a single OFF piece! $A395 (Stock 859JQ)
|Australia 1963 2/3d Compac Cable Sunken RBA matted Plate Proof: In my view, the very prettiest pre-decimal QE2 issue. Always liked this design. Only 9 hand numbered proofs were ever distributed, and most went to the Big Shots of the system then. One went to Queen Elizabeth for the Royal Collection, one to Lord de L’Isle, the Federal Governor General, another to the Postmaster General, one to Director General of the PMG, one to Deputy Postmaster General, and copies to Bill Purves and Frank Manley. Deeply chamfered matted with overlay, as per all other proofs of this era, and with violet boxed numbered RBA handstamp on reverse. Fresh and attractive. ACSC 411PP(1), $4,000. Bought well, to clear at just $A900 (Stock 842KB)|
Lighthouse LIECHTENSTEIN new set album pages. One THIRD retail! Doing a bit of stocktake cleaning on my shelves. A client had me order in these brand new sets of Lighthouse Hingeless pages, all in original hard Lighthouse storage boxes for each set of pages, as per the current catalogue groups ticked, and as shown here on current catalogue. He started paying them off on LayBy and passed away, and as usual, I get stuck with such laybys as these are a special order from Germany, and cannot be returned to agent. My dealer margin for Lighthouse stock is 20%, so my actual cost was $480. Some lucky buyer will get these for under HALF my actual cost. Pages start from first issue in 1912, and finish in mid 1990s as he had annual books after that date. Client also asked me asked me to order him in 50 or so matching Lighthouse pages headlined “LIECHTENSTEIN” so he could continue on if needed, and could add in things he had that were extras. There are more than 50 headed blank pages actually, as each box usually has one too. Such extra pages are of course ready available if you want more to add more issues. Top quality German LIGHTHOUSE – huge pages on super heavyweight paper stock, and will fit all 3 of the Lighthouse album binders. As you can see, retail on what he has here is over $A600. A carton full. Priced to clear at ONE THIRD retail or $A400 off - a perfect new collection to chase up! More pix here - tinyurl.com/PagesLH - Just $US120 - $A200 (Stock 294JR)
Territory Of New Guinea, 1935 Bulolo Airmail, £2 Violet Panelli *FORGERY* Die Proof: One of the most iconic Airmail stamp designs from the entire World in the 1930s. Very high value - the largest denomination Australia ever had was also a £2, and even those Mint are scarce and expensive - the CHEAPEST watermark being $5,000 mint. The SUPER RARE Die Proof done by Panelli/Ongelia, of his also scarce £2 ENGRAVED PLATE Forgery. Many times scarcer than the forgeries themselves. Have never had one in 40 years. Gary Watson from Prestige/abacus had never seen one either, before he got DOUBLE estimate - $875 for one in Auction after fees added: see - tinyurl.com/Panellis This might well be the same piece. Angelo Panelli was an Italian stamp forger, operating from Sanremo in the 1920s and 1930s. Panelli was closely associated with other Italian forgers of the period, particularly Erasmo Oneglia and Jean Sperati. Fresh, with deep rich vibrant original colour. Clean and flat and most attractive. Free of all gook and gunk and aging etc, normally seen after 85 years. Deep paper “bite” from the engraved steel die under pressure, with engraved cross-hair registration marks on each side. Essential for any serious New Guinea Exhibit. Buy for $225 UNDER Public Auction price! $A650 (Stock 372KP)
Lighthouse Hagner Albums + 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 30-40 Hagner/Vario pages very comfortably, depending on content of the pages. For stamp album pages, many more pages. Factory carton of TEN sets .. all shrink-wrapped ex Factory. Also will take wide stock pages, and large album pages, as can be seen, that are punched for 4 hole use. Only ONE carton 10 of BLACK, and one of GREEN still on hand - each is heavily DISCOUNTED. $A550 (Stock 793HQ)
Australia 1928 2/3d KGV Stamp Booklet: With complete pane of 6 x 1½d KGV with INVERTED WMK - all fresh MUH. SG 96w Cat £16 = £96 ($A200) as HINGED singles. Couple usual minor blemishes after 92 years, but far better than most I’ve seen. The covers of these were a cheap acidic thicker paper, that creases, foxes, and tears readily - this is FAR better than usual, trust me! If you collect oz booklets you know this full well. Free of the usual bad foxing and heavy staple rusting usually seen on these. Has both the waxed interleaving sheets. ACSC B39a. SG SB23, £450=$A900. Just $US120 as I type! $A200 (Stock 593EK)
AUSTRALIA - 1922 1d Violet “Star Die” embossed PSE, Rare Printed To Private Order: British Australian Wool, unused - ACSC # ES41. Printed to Private Order for the British Australian Wool Realisation Association Ltd. Envelope is very fresh unused, especially for being a Century old, and the flap is NOT stuck down. This example is indeed far nicer looking than the one depicted in the ACSC! Only a very few companies availed themselves of the PTPO facility for this scarce 1d Violet Star Die. Of course the public could never BUY these at any time, hence their great scarcity – and very high prices today Mint. These were of course pre-paid SASE, sent to clients to get a fast response, and in Mint, clearly few have survived, and hence Mint price is 4 times used price. ACSC ES41, Cat $400 Mint. You really cannot improve on this example! $A250 (Stock 842JQ)
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)
"Lighthouse" Deluxe 64 page stockbooks, Crocodile skin covers, *35%
under retail* - $A65!:
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. (White pages possible at same cost but nominate that clearly!)
Six Books is a massive 384 storage pages.
GB 1902 £1 KEVII Dull Blue Green, Clean FU. SG $2,500, for just $A500 - save $2,000!: De La Rue printing, clean FU. Neat upright dated oval cancel of ‘’REGISTERED BRANCH - 17 AP: 03 - THROGMORTON STREET LONDON” in the Financial District. SG 266, cat £1,235 = $2,500 for well centred light cancel used, which this very clearly is. Excellent perfs and centering for these massive stamps - 4 or 5 times the size of the lower values. Clean and fresh and flat, totally free of the usual hinges and gook and gunk and aging and creases on these high values, that hide thins and tears etc. This was a fortune back in the day, over a week’s wages, and were used on heavy parcels and got banged about, and got damaged, and received ugly boxed grid Parcels Branch ‘’Killer’’ cancels. OR heaps of these have undated rubber cancels of JERSEY and GUERNSEY that of course are 100% non-postal. The £1 Kangaroo from this era is $3,500 for FU, so these are WILDLY under-rated, and grossly under-priced right now. From a superb album of GB I am breaking down. From 1840 1d Blacks (in every Plate!) 2 sets “1d Plates’’ to 225 etc. Strong M+U line engraved, often in superb shape. QV and KEVII to £1, and KGV to both £1. Let me know what WANTS you have - all going out CHEAP! 20% of SG - indeed $2,000 under SG price at just $US280 as I type - $A500 (Stock 694KQ)
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
Australia 1963 Navigators set 6 attractive *MUH*. $A180: 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! 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 $US115 as I type this. $A180 (Stock 742JA)
1919 Captain Harry Butler Vintage Bristol Monoplane Postcard: One of the real early classics - way before the mega Aero popularity of the 1930s where vast number of fight covers were created. This flight in gale force headwinds in the WWI ”Red Devil” monoplane, was even BEFORE the famous Sir Ross Smith fight departed UK! This was the FIRST flight anywhere in Southern Hemisphere over a large body of water. As can be seen in the image, it has an OPEN cockpit - tinyurl.com/Mono1919 This was the Pioneer Aero days - very few made, and even fewer have survived the past Century. Estate had a note this was purchased at Public Auction (Leski probably) in Dec.1998 for $390 plus buyer fees = $A450 - 32 years back. To tiny Cummins on Eyre Peninsula. To Mr W. H. Walkom, who I googled and found was the Secretary of the Cummins Progress Association! Very decent shape - far better than most I have seen, which often are badly defective. 1½d KGV with crisp SA Squared Circle of “MINLATON - AU 6 - 19”. ALL are rare - this is one of the rarer ones, from Farm Machinery Company, H. V. McKay Massey Harris - catalogued separately as Eustis/AAMC 21b $650, and worth EVERY penny of that, in this nice grade. Buy at same price as Auction, 32 years back! $A450 (Stock 782KA)
SWITZERLAND 1945 “PAX” Hi-Values. SG £620 for just $A250: Probably the very scarcest stamps post war from Europe. Inscribed simply “PAX” (Latin for “PEACE”) they were issued as the horrible turmoil of WW2 came to a final end. Back 75 years ago, this 15 Francs was a fortune. These were literally the £1 and £2 Roos of Switzerland, and only very heavy parcels used these top values, of the long PAX set. Many came to Australia due to high mail cost to here. Clean FU with correct cancels. SG 458/459 Cat 620=$A1,250. Bought well to sell fast, at just 20% of SG Cat - just $US160 as I type - $A250 (Stock 397BR)
|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)|
Luxembourg 1956 rare 2 Franc Europa Mint. SG Cat $1,000 for $A125!: Bought this in an Estate this week, from an old French gentleman. Mint with guaranteed original honeyed gum, expertised on reverse, and a heavyish ‘old school’ European stamp hinge - this is 64 years old now of course. One of the scarcest mint stamps from post-war Europe, and the absolute KEY to any “EUROPA” Omnibus collection. Bright, well centred with good perfs, and will look fine in any album at just 12.5% of SG. SG 609, £500 = $A1,000 - $A125 (Stock 735LQ)
Stanley Gibbons 2020 "Part One" British Empire Catalogue:
UK Retail is
(=$A190) plus a ton of shipping cost to here on top, and
inwards 10% GST on top of it all of course. Very
STRIKING new deep Purple/Blue cover design, thick hard cover, and the
stamp on front cover and the title are all in a classy cello varnished
laminated finish coating. CLASSY. Only a few for sale, so be
FAST! Strong price rises right through, A to Z, and especially in
Australasia area. EVERY reader should own one of these. If yours is
years old, (decades old for many collectors!) update NOW.
My VERY detailed review is here - tinyurl.com/Glen11-19
France 1936 50 Franc “Banknote” Airmail, Clean Used. SG £475 for just $A225: The ‘’5/- Harbour Bridge’’ issue of France! A massive sum in the Great Depression - a week’s wages. MINT these are £1,000, so used is the only affordable option for most. SG 541, £475=$A950. “CAUDRON C-635 SIMOUN OVER PARIS”. Clean and fresh and flat, free of usual hinges, gook, gunk, creases and aging for stamps 85 years old used on VERY heavy parcels. With a very light PARIS 1936 full face cds, which is the style of cancel they love in Europe. This one is just $US140 or $A225 (Stock 614AK)
Netherlands 1925 Queen Silver Jubilee Top Value Superb Used: The 5 Guilden Steel Blue top value, superb used, with small town steel upright cds. Superbly clean and flat and fresh, and free of hinges and gook and gunk and usual aging. Superb dated cds from The small village of Oudenbosch - near all cds on top value Definitives are from the large cities. SG 269 £300=$A600, and a finer copy you will never see. Have several other FU high value Netherlands Defins, equally well priced! $A195 (Stock 674AK)
Kangaroo 1913 5/- Grey and Yellow fresh CTO, $A300: CTO Kangaroo prices have gone insane in recent times - single stamps selling for up to SEVEN times the recent ACSC prices. So higher value stamps like this one are worth grabbing NOW = SG 13, £200 = $A400 for average used. With the lovely crisp gloss ink PO CTO cancel of “MELBOURNE - DEC 3 - 13” Superior perfs and centering for any 1913 CTO, as you can see, which often are ripped out. Nice rich glowing original Chrome colour, and fresh and clean, and totally free of hinges and gook and gunk etc - so usual on these with original gum. ALSO has the constant “Notch On Kangaroo Back” variety. I keep EVERY Australian stamp in stock 1913-1980 and in FIVE grades for each, from Spacefiller to Superb Used, to suit EVERY budget. I have EASILY the world’s largest stock of used Roos, normal and “OS”. Contact me re your Australia USED gaps. Read up on Used Kangaroo Grading here - tinyurl.com/GlenJune19 Only $US190 right now - $A300 (Stock 836KF)
PNG’s very rarest stamp
Papua New Guinea 1960 Postal Charges “D1” - Superb *VFU*:
PNG’s very rarest stamp, by MILES - only 800 were sold, and
of those were used for their intended Postage Due/Charges purpose.
exist of course
(near all are
MINT as prices are higher)
readily detected by the experienced – wrong
ink for starters, and a used copy with postmark OVER
overprint is easily verified.
Assume 99% you see on ebay is a likely modern crude fake - yet the
Bunnies there still pay near this price! This one is 105% guaranteed by
me in writing to be genuine.
the Estate of a Marist Brother who worked in the Highlands in the 1960s.
The centering is SUPERB for these, as near all the underlying 7½d 1952 stamps were poorly centred - check your normal copy and see! Great perfs too - you will not see a better copy. These were issued March 1, 1960 with no advance notice, and replaced within weeks by the similar looking SG D2 stamp, due to the problems lining up the “XXXX” along base. These were never sold at Philatelic Bureaus, here, or in PNG. Hence no-one ever got them as New Issues. They were all gone before the philatelic world heard about them. Clean and super fresh VFU - most 1952 7½d have age toning after near 70 years. SG #D1, £450 = $A900. Scott #J6, $US775 = $A1,250 - just $US285 as I type this - $A450 (Stock 784JK)
France - the massive PEXIP 1937 International Stamp Exhibition Sheet - Superb Centred, mega Fresh MVLH! These are a TON scarcer than the catalogues would suggest. Superb mint light hinged only on edge, leaving wonderfully centred unhinged stamps, as can be seen. Unusually fresh ex Europe, and bright and super attractive, as you can see, and NO faults or thins or foxing on reverse either, as generally found with these huge sheets from 83 years back now, that damage very easily. And NO creases - these are huge Hagner sheet size, and near ALL have bends or corner creases. The 4 stamps on each are beautifully centred as you can see - most are not of course! MANY are trimmed down to remove outer edge tears or creases or hinge marks etc. This is ORIGINAL size. All stamps fresh MUH original gum - hinged only on the very outer edges. SG Cat £600=$A1,250. Almost NEVER seen for sale in this country. Top shelf grade - QUARTER Gibbons - indeed only about $US185 at $A300 (Stock 783JQ)
SWITZERLAND - 1945 Basel Dove Anniversary Mini Sheet, Superb Used $A95: SWITZERLAND - 1945 Basel Dove 100 Year Anniversary Miniature Sheet, Superb Used with a superb crisp strike of the gorgeous Red special cancel. Full gum pristine MUH gum. Many of the manual strikes of this special cancel were smudged on the high gloss paper, and/or ill-struck. On the special silk thread security paper with embossed dove and envelope. SG MS446B, £150 = $A315 for just $A95 or a fraction of cat, for this top grade! Oddly, WW2 was still is full progress as this was issued. Only $US60 or so. Missing from most BIRD collections too. I have several of the scarce 1930s/50s Swiss Sheets, all superb used with genuine cancels - ask me! $A95 (Stock 378JW)
ITALY 1889 King Umberto 45¢ Dull Green MLH, Cat £2,500 for tiny 5% of SG Cat!: Bought cheap, and have several other Mint Italy from this era also cheap if you have gaps. MLH with guaranteed ORIGINAL gum, and the usual centering for this era. Deep rich original colour, a bargain at a tiny % of SG. SG #40 £2,500=$A5,000. Decent shape for 130 years old, and bought cheap, to sell cheap. Just $US150 as I type this: $A250 (Stock 634EK)
Papua New Guinea 1994 Emergency O/P 21t on 80t Shell. *FULL SHEET 50* MUH. Cat $4,000++ for $A695=-! 1994 Emergency overprint, 21t on 80t Shell full sheet of 50, with Leigh-Mardon imprints in EACH corner. SG 734, cat £2,100. Incredibly rare as a full sheet. Papuina Chancel and Papuina Xanthochella shells depicted. The FULL story on these amazing overprints here - tinyurl.com/1994PNG - around the scarcest value of the entire set. I bought a couple spare sheets of this in 1995, via my cunning "buying" ads in the national "Post-Courier" newspaper in PNG. These were mailed to me from a priest up in Goroka who had them in the parish postage folder. Needless to say the Church re-building fund got a sharp upward increase! These I sold to the original buyer in 1995, and just got them back from Estate. One of the rarest Post-War stamp from PNG. SG #734 and current 2017 SG Cat price is £45 each = £2,250. Seven Seas “ASC” Catalogue #633a is $80 each = $A4,000 a sheet. My usual price for a single is $A60, so 16 singles is $A3,000, making no allowance for the obvious large premium that the 4 x matched corner Imprint blocks like this must attract. Such an assembly must be unique today? 105% GUARANTEED by me genuine of course. All of sheet fresh MUH. A real bottom drawer item - the lot for just: $A695 (Stock 592PE)
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 $A700 (Stock 526AAC)
"KNOWLEDGE IS POWER"
as I type incessantly - I cannot over-stress the importance of having a
solid stamp library. Often the very FIRST thing you look up, often pays
for that book forever! A number of wonderful reference books have
appeared in recent times. In many cases within Australia under the new
AP parcel rules, buying 2 or 3 books costs the EXACT same shipping as
ONE does, so do give it some thought! Within NSW, 5 books costs about
the same shipping as 1 book etc! (Superb VFU, valuable franking used on
ALL parcels as always.) ALL in stock now - click on each link for FULL
details on each book. Hint for these as GIFTS!
Buy FIVE or more, and deduct 10% OFF THE LOT!
|France 1868 5 Franc Napoleon, SG cat £1,300=$A2,700 for just $A270!: This super high value is missing from EVERY collection. They ALL have faults pretty much, as they were used on heavy parcels overseas. Often with bad creasing and thins and bad foxing and pinholes - this is totally free of all those and has a small closed tear at top. Over 150 years old now! Lovely neat dotted star “26” cancel. This stamp comes in several shades. SG list the cheapest “Lilac” as SG 131, at £1,300=$A2,700. Yvert have this one the 5f Grey Blue at 20% higher than cheaper shade. Bought well in a large estate, so out it goes for $US170 or 10% of cheapest SG cat shade at just $A270 (Stock 327RJ)|
*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 - $A325 (Stock 842KA)
18 Carat Solid Gold and Sterling Silver German OTTO HUTT Fountain Pen, brand new: **$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 $US620! (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 $US525 - $A850 (Stock 386LX)
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
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 -
Hoard of ST. HELENA PHONE CARDS circa 1990 - $A145:
Local stamp legend, and very good client, the late Dr
William Mayo swapped these with me 20 years back, for some Lord Howe
Island material he wanted. Mayo formed a superb STAMP COLLECTION of St.
Helena, from earliest known 19th Century covers etc, and with Richard
Peck punished a monograph on the collection. Bill even bought a home
there in St. Helena (pretty hard as there are so few!) and visited there
a few times - his earliest visit was 1950s as I recall - had photos in
the book. Anyway he assembled this cool lot. The heavy thick UK style
cards, and FACE alone is about $A550!
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)
Victoria 1850 3d Queen Victoria "Half Length" - complete sheet of 50 of the Jeffryes forgery: Seldom seen these days. A full sheet 50 in unusually fresh condition - SUPERB. The well-known and convincing forgery by George Kirke Jeffryes, who as part of the "London Gang" received four months hard labour in 1892, for his stamp forgery efforts! Wish they would do that today on the global crop of Ebay fakers that ebay does nothing about. Well printed - 5 different engravings were made and repeated through the sheet, so stamp 1 and stamp 6 in each row match up etc. I have sometimes seen these offered in singles or pairs on eBay etc for $50 a single! A perfect size to fit on a Hagner sheet or stockbook page, or album sheet. This complete sheet of 50 is $US165 or $A275 ... or just over Five Bucks a stamp - a COFFEE costs that! (Stock 385AQ)
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
Australia $10 Kangaroo complete set 5, Perf “OS” and O/P “Specimen”!:
How many Kangaroo or Australia collections globally have all 5 of
As part of the Centenary of the Kangaroo and Map stamps in 2013,
Australia Post sold a small number of sets of these 5 items shown above
in a small sheetlet. They seem to have only sold them at
the huge FIP International 2013 World Stamp Expo in
Melbourne that I attended, and sold out fast. Oddly these got little or
no publicity, as all the masses of Black Caviar horse racing
product they issued at same show took precedence, and few seemed to have
bought the Roos at the time. I certainly did at the show, as I
recognised their great future potential! I have waited 7 years to offer
them. I do not think any other dealer on this planet has
this complete set of 5 offered for sale - check it out! VERY scarce,
100% Official, yet at less than double face. Only very well
centred copies selected for sale by me.
The $10 Kangaroo was offered overprinted “Specimen” in the exact same font as was used in 1913. It was also overprinted in a solid “OS” font, as was used on the 1930 Kangaroo issues. And Australia Post ALSO offered them in the Large and Small sized “OS” perfins, in perfin hole sizes exactly as issued in 1913 on the original Kangaroo stamps. ASC Cat, 3099msb, $160, and SG 3983a, cat £130=$A265 a set. PRICES - One set of 5 x $10, MUH and/or CTO, your choice, (MUH sent unless specified) $A95 (Stock 729JA) Re-seller or investor special - FIVE sets of 5 x $10, MUH and/or CTO, your choice (MUH sent unless specified) $A425 (Stock 729JC). Or, one set 5 MUH, and one set of 5 CTO (10) for $A180 (Stock 729JF) These are OFFICIAL Post Office issues, and are in the 2 main catalogues, and I have a very small stock left now. Set of 5 MUH or CTO - about $US55 as I type - $A95 (Stock 729JA)
2000 "FOR VALOUR" $1 Victoria Cross PNC Retail $300, for $A179:
The absolute key to any PNC collection. The ONLY way to source the
Victoria Cross design $1 coin is by tearing open one of these. Coin
dealers rip up 100s a year, and toss the stamps into the kiloware box.
All collectors of face different Australia coins HAVE to have this one.
In 10 years’ time a complete PNC such as this will be many times the
cost of a coin as the PNCS will be near extinct - the conservative
McDonald retail of the loose coin alone is $295 - the PNC is listed at
1917 £1 Chestnut and Bright Blue Kangaroo stamp neatly used:
my 40+ years as a dealer I’d say this is the ONE stamp
missing from 99.999% of simplified Australian collections I see. It
only came in 2 watermarks, and both are WAY into 4 figures, even average
used. The next hardest to get face different stamp - the £2 Black and
Red Kangaroo, costs under
one quarter of this
in used. With the £2 Roo, collectors can also “cheat”, and buy a mint
CofA “Specimen” for $100 if they wish - but the lowest price £1
Bi-Colour “Specimen” is $900. Worse still, MOST of these
used £1 Bi-Colours look really terrible, with horrid “fluffy” perfs
being normal, and often very washed out colours, and poor
centering, and back faults, and creases/tears or worse etc, from the
very heavy parcel use. This is FAR better looking than most.
The Third Watermark Kangaroos were issued and printed during WWI, when
getting reliable ink supplies from the traditional ink suppliers -
GERMANY was of course a BIG issue, for some odd reason! So the
printers used whatever was on hand that remotely looked like “Blue” or
“Brown” ink etc, hence the vast range of shades recorded in this value.
Hong Kong Stamp Collection M+U. Queen Victoria to 2000, in S/Bk. SG $3,750 for just $A625!: Large German "Lighthouse" black page stockbook (Retail $80) of Hong Kong, M & U to year 2000. SG Cat £1,874 = $A3,750 - pencil noted on each page for easy double checking. Not all pictured of course, but a few sample shots here - tinyurl.com/CollnHK - to give an overview. Clean lot it looked like, when taking pix. Bought cheap in Estate, so out it goes at a silly price! We fly to Hong Kong this week, so this will pay part of the Hotel bill. A HOT collecting area, rock solid, and gets hotter each year as Chinese collectors now chase it heavily, along with Commonwealth Stamp Collectors. Superb nucleus of a new collection, with 90% of the work done already. OR, a brilliant re-sale lot at this price, at only about 17.5% of SG value. Only a few pages photo’d on link above. FACE value alone will be massive. Lots $50 face value stamps etc. HEAPS more photos on link above - just $US380 as I type! $A625 (Stock 652GF)
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)
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)
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)
Christmas Island 1996 $4.50 Stamp Booklet #1 - only 190 ever existed globally!: The first SG listed Christmas Island booklets are SG #SB1 Cat £160 = $A320 … issued 24 years back, and I still have a few of these mint in stock with panes of 10 x 45c Fish stamps, for $A150 each for anyone missing those. (Sel Pfeffer Booklet Cat BK 1, value $400.) It is the ONLY expensive booklet from this country, and was NEVER supplied by the Philatelic Sales Centre in Melbourne and no-one got these on their Standing Order account. A local production by the Postmaster there, and designed for tourist use, and most were busted up to mail postcards etc. Now fully SG listed. Only a few left now, and when they are gone, no-one else on the planet has stock! Just $A150 a booklet - only a couple left now, and then totally sold out. Good luck finding ANY other stock GLOBALLY. Much more info here - tinyurl.com/XmasIsBklt Only around US$90 as I type this - $A150 (Stock 682EH)
Adelaide 2016 $1.00 set 6 Mint,
CTO in week of issue, "Albino", or on “Last Day Cover” $A175:
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 -
4 x official World Wildlife Fund slipcased albums, just $A250: 100s of OFFICIAL WWF World Wildlife Federation Animal First Day Covers and MUH sets - 1983 to 1998. Beautifully engraved and Superbly presented in plastic sleeves contained in four deeply grained leather look binders with official WWF Panda logo on front cover and spine, with 4 slip cases - worth easily $200 alone EMPTY! The Australia agent mails these to clients in "Chapters" each month. Each Chapter is of one animal or bird and comes with all written up detail and all official FDC and MUH stamps as you can see. This person has bought endless Chapters which as can be seen are debited at $36.85 each - MANY $100s. The albums and slipcases I assume cost extra along the line somewhere. Official WWF Patron for these issues was The Duke Of Edinburgh. Bought cheap in Estate, so can sell for a TINY FRACTION of purchase cost - just $250! MANY more pages shown here - tinyurl.com/SetWWF WWF is about THE hottest topical on earth, and these of course are all 105% OFFICIAL emissions. $A250 (Stock 314VB)
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 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)
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/GlenJune19
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
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.
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)
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)
Australia 1916 2/- Brown Kangaroo, Perf “OS” x SIX used copies - Cat $750 for $150! ACSC 37ba x 6 = $750 cat as cheapest shades, which these clearly are all not. Removed from the hoard - all sound, several very nice, and ALL with cds cancels - these each paid for a heavy parcel back in WWI era. All Guaranteed 105% Genuine. 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 stamps now and again, and scan and add them up here, these were in an old yellowed glassine. None of these stamps has EVER been on the stamp market before, in the past Century or so. You will be the FIRST collector to own it since! Great re-seller lot. Just $US90 - $A150 (Stock 459DX)
BRAZIL 1945 Peace VIP UPU Congress Folder of IMPERFS (Proofs?): Brazil Serie da Vitoria 1945 Victory and Peace stamp series. 1945 Serie Da Vitoria post office special folder, containing VERY attractive set of 5 large marginned imperfs on thin card. Possibly proofs? Each stamp has the heavily raised recess/intaglio print, consistent with proof use etc. In multi-language hard cover folder. Issued and signed and dated by hand in pen and ink by the Director General of the Brazil Post Office, in inner front cover. 70 years back. Terrific condition for that age. Owner notes said given to big shot Delegates at the UPU Conference after the War. The normal Issued stamps were on normal paper, and rouletted. This album came from Sweden, and condition is superb for this age - the folders below shown from UK and USA sellers are in appalling condition as you can see. But are priced WAY higher than this! See details of those, and many more pix of this folder here - tinyurl.com/Brazil1945 - Inside are pages on a very thin tissue/onion skin type paper in 7 different languages, 7 pages, outlining the stores behind each stamp etc. $A115 (Stock 738BG)
Malaysia - Japanese Occupation of PERAK 5¢ Brown Sultan, MUH part sheet! From the Estate of an Australia serviceman who was part of the Liberation Forces. 105% genuine, with the usual ‘’honeyed’’ Gum Arabic of this issue. For the specialist, there will be minor overprint setting errors of course. Part sheet of 35, all genuine MUH, with one rounded corner. A perfect Hagner sheet or album page size. Or a brilliant ebay seller piece etc - this area is globally HOT! SG #J193, £490=$A975 as singles - a large multiple of them is a very big premium, due to setting errors, and the undoubted genuineness. Bought well, so out it goes at just a QUARTER Gibbons! $A250 (Stock 735LQ)
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.
Samoa Olympic Games Miniature Sheet *IMPERFORATE AT SIDE*! 1988 Seoul Olympic Games stamps, with the spectacular error on right hand side - totally imperforate on right. Believed to be the ONLY example recorded - I have made extensive enquiries, and no others seem to be recorded. Purchased off Max Stern in the 1980s my client’s note says, for $400, and it was apparently found in Max’s New Issue stock. So that is over $1,200 in today’s adjusted money, near 30 years on. TOTALLY imperf - not even an ‘albino’ type impression of the perf pins, as often occurs on these kind of errors.Superb piece for any collector of the popular “Olympics On Stamps” topical, which is a major theme globally. Or for collectors of Samoa, which lots of Australians keep, as Australia Post sold their New Issues for decades, nationally, at face value. Very few issues in the modern era have Imperf at side errors, due to security printer controls. There are several from Australia in this era which sell for FIVE times this sum. The 24c ‘Tasmania Tiger’ Thylacine, ACSC 902b from Australia in this era, imperf 1 side, sells for $1,000s a single etc. $A200 (Stock 582LX)
Samoa 1914 “G.R.I,” 3d on 25PF German Yacht - “Comma
A scarce printing error on this popular series.
Australian and NZ troops invaded the German Islands of New Guinea,
Samoa and Nauru at onset of WWI, and seized all the German stamps on the
islands. They overprinted them with current Sterling face values, and
“G.R.I.” which stood for “Georges Rex Imperator”.
Overprinting was done locally by Military, and was famously very
sloppy. Many missing stops, missing letters, broken letters, and even
inverted and skewed letters exist, as can be seen in SG listings - and
the Gibbs handbook lists many more.
James Bendon - "UPU World Specimen Stamps 1878 - 1961" Huge Edition -
534 pages, Hardbound $US115:
massive new work – the last edition was 30 years back. Covering the
entire WORLD and their UPU Specimen stamp issues. About 534 pages,
1,800 colour illustrations of Specimen stamps, CTOs and postal
stationary etc. Quality rich Burgundy “leather look” hard bound
in UK, in library buckram, with gold tooling. A superb and
comprehensive book of reference - quality printed in ENGLAND
- not the usual China junk on acidic paper. Weight near 3 kilos (7
lbs), all cello shrink wrapped for gift giving etc, and blue silk page
markers etc. MASSES more colour pix of contents here -
Australia Pre-Decimal Postal Stationery Cat $655, for just $A175: Mostly KGVI and QE2 pre-decimal, but a few later of minor account to fill out his book. Owner had ASC cat noted from 12 years back, which is what you see. After midnight here at Easter, and too lazy to look them up in the new ACSC catalogue. All mint, many key pieces looked clean and fresh when taking photos, but some looked aged - all in a weird old 1950s era glassine stock album. Mostly different but a few he had duplicates of - sometimes of quite scarce pieces. There are things marked $10 or $15 cat, that I have not seen for 10 years and they are SCARCE, so at $175 the lot a deal for someone! Aust letter cards, postcards, registered letters, pre-printed stamped envelopes etc. Not all pictured here by all means here - tinyurl.com/PostStat - $A175 (Stock 489RE)
Overseas Stationery 1987-2004, 70 packs usable at $683! $A250:
207 x usable and mailable globally postcards 1987 to 2004, cat value
$547 - just $250! A BOXFUL. Condition looks clean and fresh. Each
with a genuine stamp on one side, superbly cancelled on First Day Issue.
Still in sealed cellos ex PO new issue supply. Nice clean lot -
Anything past 2000 is "The IMPOSSIBLE ERA" and retail
would certainly be $650+ IF any dealer had stock. Cost price ex PO WAY
over $200. ALL are valid for the $3.30 GLOBAL postcard rate now and
forever. 207 cards. If foreign rate goes up to $4, these are good for
$4 or $828+ etc. There is $683.10 of POSTAGE VALUE here right
NOW! One dealer I know uses 100s of these a year on his ebay sales. He
quotes a flat $4 for overseas post and buys these from me and others for
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.
|Hong Kong - 340 x MUH 1997 Mini Sheets for just $A200! Bizarre lot from a now deceased buyer who paid Max Stern $1,500 for these according to his invoice! Bought cheap - to sell cheap. For anyone who wants to pop something away in the bottom drawer, you could do a lot worse .. the massive interest and resurgence of stamp buying and interest from CHINA (now in charge of Hong Kong) could see these do very well one day - see: www.glenstephens.com/snapril10.html $A200 (Stock 465KA)|
Australia 2008 Christmas 50¢ Baubles self-adhesive *IMPERFS!* - $US85 each: A complete peel and stick $10 booklet of 20, top row of four completely IMPERFORATE and the second row of four is Imperforate at top. First time I've seen this one. Very easy to see in the flesh, but on scan of course hard to see. Caused when the guillotining “knife” came down onto the master sheet a micron out of adjustment and did not cut perforation wiggles into the backing sheet totally. Superb condition, totally flat - not ever folded. Perfect size to display on Hagner or stockbook or album page. So we have 4 x 100% Imperforate stamps, and 4 stamps are imperf along top. I was tempted to cut up the pane and offer 4 x total imperfs at $175 each, (=$A700) and then offer the 4 x part imperfs in vertical pairs along with a normal perfs for $100 each, (=$A400) but a shame to mess with what might well be a UNIQUE Booklet. A gem addition for any Australia/Booklet/Xmas/Error collection. So I’ll let this go at well under HALF that level at just $A500 = just $A125 ($US75) each for the 4 – imperfs … the others are all FREE! $A500 (Stock 858JQ)
Australia Pictorial cancels Coll: Cat $600 on Unadd PO “WATTLE” covers!!
Post official Pictorial cancels, full run of every cancel for this 1974
era: "PictorMarks" cat value $600 for average grade, and these
are absolute TOP SHELF grade UNADDRESSED. These special cancels on ANY
kind of cover from 1974 are SCARCE and highly sought. The big interest
on special cancels occurred latter 1970s, and numbers were then getting
1946 Tristan Da Cunha "4 Potatoes" legendary Local Stamp *MUH* corner strip 3: Added this famous "Penguin" stamp into stock. The 1946 Tristan Da Cunha "4 Potatoes" legendary local stamp, created by entrepreneurial local resident, Allan B. Crawford. A fresh well centred marginal *MUH* strip of 3 from the lower RH corner of the sheet, which all had straight edges along the top and base. Lots of discussion on that here - tinyurl.com/1dPotato Very rare beasts, especially in bright MUH. Beware the clearly modern crude fakes/replicas peddled on ebay etc. Pretty easy to pick based on the perf gauge etc. These are guaranteed the Real McCoy! Highly sought after by BIRD collectors. Fresh MUH strip of 3 for about $US290 right now, at $A475 (Stock 294WX)
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)
N.Z. 1940 1/3d *ARMS* part sheet of 24 **MUH**, SG cat $1,200 for just $A275! Perfect centred part sheet - this was a fortune back in WW2 - 30/- face - or near a week’s NETT wages for a working man. The AVERAGE annual UK wage in UK 1950, was just £100 - I kid you not tinyurl.com/UKwage - around TWO quid a week gross before tax. The cost of this block. FACT. (And paid annual leave was typically just ONE week!) That is the average national wage, not the minimum wage. Ozzie and NZ wages were near identical back then. This BBC link outlining the Food Rationing in the UK well after WW2, might surprise some - tinyurl.com/RationUK National rationing did not totally end until 1954. Meat, bacon, sugar, and butter were all tightly rationed across the UK, right up to the QE2 Coronation year in 1953. Genuine MUH original gum, with the usual ‘’honeyed’’ Gum Arabic used in this WW2 era set. Now 80 years old. SG F191, cat £600 = $A1,200. Bought cheap, so selling cheap - all MUH! Just $US165 - $A275 (Stock 852GM)
Sierra Leone 1896 £1 Queen Victoria Strip 4. Cat £1,800, for $A175: Strip 4 on small plain white backing piece, all neat manuscript cancelled “9/3/97”, and Registered cds, with crease along length, that will of course flatten greatly if soaked and pressed etc - I have no time for that stuff. These stamps even fresh mint are dull and drab, being pale purple on red, with no contrast. SG 53, Cat £1,800 = $A3,600. Clean and fresh for this region, and now 121 years old. Was tempted to offer as 2 pairs at $125, each with a 9/3/97 cancel. Someone else can do that! Came from old page in a juicy 1915 Ideal Album, so bought cheap to sell cheap, at about 5% of SG, to get some of my outlay back. Not been on the market for over a Century. Unusual piece. Only $US105 right now - $A175 (Stock 534BX)
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)
STOP PRESS: New
2018 ACSC "Postal Stationery" Catalogue - 484 pages, all in colour:
Territories, Second Edition, 2018. This brand new edition updates the
first edition of five years back (2013), 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
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)
Central African Republic - 1983 Bicentenary of Manned Flight Airs IMPERF Sheets: Air Mail set of four complete IMPERFORATE sheets of 25 (total 100) stamps, fine, fresh MUH. Only a small number of imperforate examples of this issue ever existed, with only a very few uncut press sheets having been issued, with most of those being subsequently broken (cut) up in the ensuing 36 years. Hence, these four complete MUH panes of 25, yielding 25 complete IMPERFORATE sets, is very scarce. The ordinary, much more common perforated stamps retail for around $US10/$A14 per set of four = $US250. Being imperforated, these would retail for many multiples of that amount. Offered as a set in imperf PAIRS, I have no doubt they would fetch $50 a set of pairs. One has a Graf Zeppelin design on it etc, so a great seller. SG 930/933, Michel 938/941, Scott #C282/286. My price is only $US175 for a USA buyer! $A295 (Stock 894JP)
Australia Post Annual "Year Books" Black LEATHER
"Executive" Edition complete -
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.
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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