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COVID-19 UPDATE: What a quite insane past 18 months, and I hope all readers are staying safe, getting their jabs FAST, wearing masks, and are keeping healthy after the global Second Wave outbreaks, with the nasty new DELTA variants etc. NSW is in total lock-down now. Stockmarkets and Real Estate prices are totally erratic, interest rates are near zero worldwide, the $A has suffered, and for foreign buyers, these prices below often give you stamp deals you will NEVER see again in your currency - do take a VERY close look below! For many foreign buyers, my stamps below are the cheapest now for a DECADE or more to you. I am still mailing out orders as usual - no closures for me! Mails are erratic and unpredictable - as there have been NO commercial airline flights to here for a year. Expect delays, but it DOES all arrive!
For American buyers, the prices are truly AMAZING - a $A500 stamp below, costs you only around $US375 as I type! For ozzie buyers, sourcing ANYTHING from overseas is TERRIFYING now, and ebay and Amazon now add 10% GST onto EVERY purchase, AND add it on top of the shipping too AND it takes a month to arrive. Buying off me sees you pay in WEAK OZZIE PESOS. Stamp prices are BOOMING globally. Auctions are recording record clearances, and record prices - to which they then add 20%++ in fees and taxes! NOT from me. You pay what you SEE below. LayBy/Layaway anything you need NOW! Please stay SAFE. Glen
Australia 1935 1/- Anzac MUH well centred Plate Number “2” pair: This stamp is not easy to source in MUH even as a single, and plate numbers are VERY scarce - only Plates 1 and 2 ever existed. I see one each decade or so. These were printed on chalk faced paper, and that of course absorbs humidity like a sponge, and thus MOST mint copies out here have attracted toned gum over the past 90 years. These are clean and fresh ex UK. Hinged in margin only, so a desirable pair with excellent perfs and centering, as you can see. ACSC 165za, $A625 as a block. This was the height of The Great Depression and splurging 2/- on a stamp item was not for most budgets! $A250 (Stock 892KQ)
GB 1840 “Penny Black” attractive used - $A350: "The World's First Stamp" Even 2 or 3 margin, common plate number real roughies these days, can cost $100s, as many 1000's are sold to China each year by Gibbons and others, in a large consumer marketing drive, and prices are up. This one is Lettered "A.F." with a very lightly struck, Vermillion Red Maltese Cross cancel, as you will agree - so much nicer than a usual heavy BLACK MX as most 1d Backs have! Every collector wants a "Penny Black" on the frontispiece page of their album, no matter what country they collect. If your initials are “A.F.” - even better! SG #1G, with Red MX - “From £425” = $A850. 4 good clear margins as you can see, clean and fresh and flat, on small piece of original letter, and free of gook and gunk and repairs and tears - and now 181 years old. GREAT eye-appeal, as you can see for $500 less than Gibbons. Indeed less than the price of the current PO Year Album - Insane. (I always have several lower priced 1d Blacks on hand - please enquire!) Only $US255 as I type: $A350 (Stock 482LW)
Australia 1915 KGV 4d Orange corner pair, with very large Plate Target marking dot: A rarely seen margin marking, as they were mostly guillotined off in final printer trim - super wide right margin. See the “✛” watermark marking near it - that is where sheet guillotine trim was meant to be made. Not yet listed in ACSC for some odd reason, and is as scarce as the margin Monogram. From position 2R59, so has the constant variety on left stamp, being ACSC 110(2)vf, cat $150. MLH on 1 unit only, other MUH original gum. ACSC 110H, $400, with zero allowance for the huge and colourful plate dot. Overall “suntanned” hand applied guaranteed original gum, from the middle of WWI. Bright colour and with the attractive and sought after marginal Jubilee lines. Many years since I had one. $A200 (Stock 872UK)
Australia 1/6d Hermes 1934 MUH pair, inc a claimed “Dull Lilac” Proof: Interesting lot from Estate. Owner had invoice for a leading Melbourne dealer for the left hand stamp for $1,500 as the “Dull Lilac” Proof - ACSC 161PP(1). Have never handed this shade before but clearly is a ton different colour than the normal 1/6d Dull Claret ACSC 161, cat $125 MUH, and is a part Ash Imprint single, Cat $650 in block. Both well centred MUH, no watermark, single line perf. (SG 153) Bought well in the Estate, so out they do for $300 the pair - the price of 2 normal MUH singles! $A300 (Stock 492JQ)
Defins Tops Vals VFU - SG $A850 for $A250!: Superb
recess printed large stamps by De La Rue in London. ! Rupee to 19 Rupee
top values of set. Missing from EVERY KGVI British Empire Collection,
and I’ve never had these before. Show me ANY others for sale globally -
they are rare. Clean FU, SG 29/32, £425=$A850, and all
expertised. All depict the Emir Of Bahawalpur, who was a super
serious stamp collector, who once owned the Imperforate 1928 Kookaburra
Mini Sheet that sold for $320,000 etc. $A250 (Stock
USA 1894 – ‘’O’’ Scarce Date Morgan dollar slabbed ‘AU
53’ graded NGC - $A395:
Bought a large Estate of coin related stuff this week.
The 1894 Morgan dollars are ALL scarce date copies. A year with very
small strike numbers. The ‘’O’’ mint mark for New Orleans as this has,
especially so. Slabbed grade, with number hologram by NGC, the
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, of the American Numismatic
Association of America - the GOLD standard. The OFFICIAL grading
service of the ANA and PNG, with tamper proof Holograms, and each coin
numbered. This was awarded a high grade of AU 53 - ‘’About
Uncirculated’’ Grade 53 rating - a lovely choice grade coin for the
discerning collector. Negligible wear as can be seen. Beware ANYTHING
on amateur self-describing sites like ebay self-inventing vague gradings
of ‘’Very Nice’’ or ‘’Higher Grade’’ or ‘’About Uncirculated’’ - they
are total dreamer grades set by greedy clueless owners, NOT by the
conservative and consistent and independent Gold Standard NGC.
In 1890, the Bland-Allison Act was replaced by the Sherman Silver Purchase Act, which mandated the purchase of more silver for Morgan dollar production. By 1904 the silver purchased by the Sherman Act was depleted and production of the Morgan dollar came to an end. Because of the poor world economic conditions in Europe after World War I, the US government ordered the melting of 270 million silver dollars, and the silver was sold to the British government. The British government was in dire need of silver to back the silver certificate notes they had issued, thus preventing a banking collapse. To maintain the production levels required by the Bland-Allison Act, the New Orleans mint was reopened in 1879 specifically to mint silver dollars. The silver dollars struck at the mint in New Orleans starting in 1879 are known for their poor quality, typically with weak strikes, and a lack of detail, even in uncirculated coins, as David Bowers confirms in his summary. This one seems very well struck. Bowers says most AU 53 have generally lost most of their sheen - not this one - bright and clean and vibrant coin. NO toning or greening or cleaning. Only $US290 right now. $A395 (Stock 672LQ)
Australia 1916 Third Watermark 1/- INVERTED WATERMARK **MVLH/MUH** Margin Block 4! Wow. Never seen another, and might well be unique thus. Fresh as a daisy - remarkable for something 105 years old. 105% GUARANTEED by me to be original gum. Lightest hinge touch at top, lower units all genuine MUH. Even a MUH single is scarce, and a great looking block is a GEM piece! Minor handling gum bend lower pair, mentioned for total accuracy and amazing centering for ANY WWI issue Roo. Striking looking Interpanneau marginal block 4 - those are also highly sought after of course, and BLOCKS of Roos are the hottest act in town these days. Superb strong bright colour as you can see, far better than usual perfs for any 1916 Roo Block, and ACSC 32a, $4,375 for 4 average centred SINGLES - MUH are always a 300% premium for 1916 issues and are very scarce. Deep rich colour, and also this has exceptional perfs and centering for any 1916 Roo - near all Third Watermarks of any value have pulled perfs on one or both sides as you know. Cat $4,375 - for $3,000 under that! - $A1,350 (Stock 784LW)
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.
Australia 1963 Navigators set 6 attractive *MUH* $A180 (*Or* Fine Used!) : If there is just ONE stamp absent from any QE2 collection of Australia it is the £2 Admiral King stamp. Every time. THE priciest Australian stamp post-war. Super high value issued late 1964, and replaced a year or later by the new Decimal $4 of same design, so a VERY short life. £2 Admiral King stamp and the ship “Mermaid” is the KEY post war stamp from Australia and sells for far more USED than mint out of interest! £2 was 480 pence. The set 6 cost 1038 pence at the PO. A standard letter cost 5 pence (5d) then, until decimal currency in 1966, when it became 4c. So this cost 207.6 first class stamps. Taking today’s $1.50 first class letter rate as our guide, this was $A311 in today’s money, so you needed a BIG wage to warrant that high cost - way over a half Century back. You are paying about HALF the initial PO cost price essentially! (Clean *FU* cds set of 6 is just $A140 - Stock 742JB) Quite nice centering for these, especially key values, clean and flat, with guaranteed original gum MUH. Retail $275, and out they go at $100 under retail - which is about $US125 as I type this. $A180 (Stock 742JA)
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.
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
Canada 1929 50c and $1 top values - absolutely SUPERB for $A350: The 50c BLUENOSE is the all time Classic 20th Century stamp from Canada of course. This pair were purchased from a new issue service near 100 year back, and sat in this massive album for all that time until I just bought it - see here - tinyurl.com/GBideal The faintest hinge touches, on fresh flat original gum. These had thick, gloopy, super shiny glossy gum, that so OFTEN sticks to old album pages, and mostly thins and damages stamps over the past century. AND/OR they have several old yellow hinge chunks, you can NEVER peel off. These are as good as these get. Centering in Canada is near as crazy fanatical as the USA. Far LESS attractive “XF” centred hinged copies sell EACH, for my asking price on the PAIR - as you can see - www.ebay.ie/itm/293981753654 and www.ebay.ie/itm/303865882455 SG 284/285, Cat £300 for average examples. The Price for perfection - just $A215 each your choice, or the BOTH for $A350 (Stock 614EK)
Australia KGV 1931 CofA Watermark, 2d red *POSTAL FORGERY*: One of the very few forgeries ever made to defraud the Australian Post Office. They were made to post out Irish Sweepstakes Lottery tickets, in the Great Depression, and a collector, Dr. E. C. Black tipped off police when he received one. Those Irish Jokes are real - these dopes added their sender address to all envelopes!! The perpetrators were caught, bought to trial, convicted - and sent to prison for 12 months, the ACSC notes tell us. A few mint copies reached collectors from official sources. A few “used” ones exist from the trial, that have pen cross cancels and look terrible. This is fresh unused, with EXCEPTIONAL perfs for these - many of which are woeful as research will show you. ACSC 103cc, Cat $1,250 - way back in 2007! (See note on these after SG 138.) As nice an example as you’ll EVER see after 90 years - check the horrible looking photo example in ACSC! 105% Guaranteed of course. $A595 (Stock 482KQ)
Belgium rare 1952 Koekelberg Basilica Fund Mini Sheet MUH, Cat £600 - $A300: A super scarce post war Europe sheet and being near 70 year old now, not many MUH are encountered. A large sheet, and of high face value - few in the early post wat years were buying such items. SG 1392 Cat £600=$A1200. Show me another for sale! $A300 (Stock 691JX)
Great Britain 1902/1910 £1 KEVII Dull Green “SPECIMEN” superb unused: SG Cat $2,800 - for $A900! The type 16 overprint, SG 266s, cat £1,400=$A2,800. Superbly fresh, attractive unused as you can see. NO usual hinges or gook or gunk or aging. And NO usual thins, creases or tears found on these quite massive size stamps. Excellent perfs as you can see - generally many are ripped out. NO repairs or alterations - GUARANTEED by me - all carefully checked. Bought VERY well, so near $2,000 UNDER SG catalogue value! $A900 (Stock 294BA)
$1.00 set 6 Mint, CTO in week of issue, "Albino", or on “Last Day Cover”
early 2016 Emergency issue of the ADELAIDE CPS set has caused a global
sensation, and the set of 6 x 30¢
is fully listed in Gibbons, and is
priced at $A4,500 a set 6
in Renniks, and $2,500 in new Seven Seas “ASC” Cat. (My price is
$A1,995 a set of 6) 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. A ton more discussion of this exciting new issue here -
|Australia 1974 10¢ Star Sapphire Gemstone *PRINTED ON GUM* Block of 4 and pairs: What an estate buy! ACSC tells us just two sheets were found and broken down - near 50 years back. Most of those got broken into singles, so even pairs are scarce. Have never seen a block 4 before. ”Printed On The Gum” occurred on only a very few Australia stamps, so a major pickup for any serious Australia collection. Fresh MUH and super centering. SG 522ae, £50 = $A100 a single, and ACSC 648ci, $A100 a single. Also, Gemstones and Minerals are a very popular thematic/topical subject as well of course, and his is one of the GLOBAL Post-War gem items to chase. This chap was finder of one of the two sheets in 1974, and also has a well centred MUH pair for $A100 (Stock 583GB) and a horizontal strip 3, $A150 (Stock 583GC). Or this fine MUH Block of 4 - $A400 (Stock 583GE)|
"KNOWLEDGE IS POWER" as I type incessantly - I cannot over-stress the importance of having a solid stamp library. Often the very FIRST thing you look up, often pays for that book forever! A number of wonderful reference books have appeared in recent times. In many cases within Australia under the new AP parcel rules, buying 2 or 3 or 4 books costs the EXACT same shipping as ONE does, so do give it some thought! Within Australia, 3 or 4 books often costs about the same shipping as 1 book etc! (Superb VFU, valuable franking used on ALL parcels as always.) ALL in stock now - click on each link for FULL details on each book. Hint for these as GIFTS! Glen
ACSC new “Decimals 1966-2021” 2 massive A4 Colour, 2021 Eds, 1,164
pages! $A340 - (Stock 482KC)
Australia Postage Dues ACSC, incl. NSW & Victoria new full colour A4, 2020 Edition $A125 (Stock 583KQ)Stanley Gibbons superb "2022* British Commonwealth Cat - 780 pages hardbound - $A235 (Stock 843JX)
1913 £1 Brown and Blue Kangaroo MVLH, First Watermark **GEM** example! For the collector who seeks THE very finest stamps obtainable. Fresh and perfectly flat, with white original gum and the very lightest hinge touch - *MUH* copies are cat $17,500! What dopes - most are regummed. Exceptional eye-appeal as you can see. Been in UK near all its life. Truly excellent perfs and centering for these. Near all 1913 issues, being horizontal mesh, on the long tough fibre paper, have pulled perfs on either or both sides - check your cheap 1d reds or 2d greys! Unusually vibrant rich colour. Arthur Gray said this was his very favourite Roo stamp, and insisted it be on the front cover of his $7.25 Million Kangaroo Auction catalogue. Most examples I have seen and handled here over 45 years had bad perfs, toned or foxed gum, horrid centering, heavy hinges, and/or gum creases (very common) etc. SG 15, £2,500=$A5,000, and under-rated at that, and such an exceptional example is clearly worth full cat. Nicest one I’ve handled in 25 years. No Auction 20% Buyer Fee either! You’ll only buy one in your lifetime, so spend the bit extra right up front, to secure impeccable QUALITY! I sold a pretty ordinary example last month for $3500. NO dealer on this planet has a nicer copy to sell - period. As the old saying goes “Quality is remembered, long after the price is forgotten” - $A4,500 (Stock 614JR)
1978 Aviator, 18c Charles Ulm completely *IMPERFORATE* - 10 pairs recorded - $A675: One of the rarest Decimal errors. Totally imperforate on top stamp, and the lower stamp is strikingly imperforate along top edge with to the perf comb missing the top strike. Depicting famous aviator Charles Ulm, a legend of the pioneer 1930s First Flights in the region. ACSC 793b, $2,500 a vertical pair. ACSC notes that 10 vertical pairs are recorded. (Top rows of 5, being from 2 PO sheets.) A superb fresh corner block 4. Will sell these in a vertical pair, shown on left side, catalogued $2,500 for $A675 (Stock 583AF) or the corner vertical pair Cat $2,500 for $A715 (Stock 583AG) or the full corner Block of 4 as shown here, cat $A5,000 - and save another $A65 - for just $A1,325 (Stock 583AH)
Australia 1970 Definitives, rare Post Office Pack Cat $650, for just $A295: The *Gorilla* - the scarcest Australia face different PO pack by several miles, as it cost a FORTUNE back then. I see one each few years or so. This larger sized B5 pack has all the current Defins right up to the 1966 Navigator set 6, in a plastic Hagner type sheet inside. Add it up - FACE was $10.47 of the stamps here. ‘No big deal’ you might think today. Well near 50 years back that was huge. A First Class letter then cost 5¢! (There are 2 different 5¢ Queens in here) so $10.47 bought you 210 x first class stamps. Today a First Class letter is $1.50, so 210 of those is $A315 in today’s money. Would YOU pay $A315 TODAY for a new issue Post Office pack? Of course not, and certainly almost no-one did in 1970, so they are super scarce, and retail MANY $100s despite being on sale nationally at capital city Philatelic BureauxThe $4 King alone cost EIGHTY times the then 5¢ letter rate. So the pack was about $A315 type buying price, adjusted to today’s money. You are paying LESS than that! Little wonder almost none sold. ASC P7, Cat. $650 and seldom seen or offered ANYWHERE. Fresh and un-opened. $A295 (Stock 542JKL)
1906 Liberty Head $2½ Dollars, Quarter Eagle Gold Coin $A570:
A rare coin, and this is in barely circulated grade it looks like. Gold
coins mark and scuff readily as it is so soft, but this looks very
decent to me. No edge dings, and high points in LIBERTY wording look
unworn etc. Not used to taking coin pix, and they do not seem to scan,
and do not have a close up setting on my camera, or tripod, or correct
lighting so this is as good as you get at 5pm! Has been part of a
brooch etc, and if I had a solder gum - which I do not - I'd touch the
small central mount solder with tip to liquify it, to remove it
cleanly: more pix here -
tinyurl.com/GoldiesUSA Almost never seen in Australia, and when
you buy ex USA you pay the quite outrageous $A60 ''Global Shipping''
rip-off fee, (no stamps used by them!) and eBay then automatically
adds 10% GST onto the shipping, and onto these prices! And all
these figures are in strong USD - add 25% to these to get into AUD!
Click link above - $A570
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 additional illustrations.
“Colony Of Canada” 1857 7½d Black QV Chalon head - $A350!: A superb looking Plate Proof in black on India Paper. Four gorgeous margins, the one at left large, and shows the end letters of the New York printer imprint in selvedge - cool! SG #12, cat £15,000 as mint and £3,000 used so these SPECIMEN in Deep Carmine, Plate Proofs, are the only affordable way to secure one. Clean and fresh, and NO hinge remains or gook or gunk, or thins or tears on this most thinnest of India proof paper. Some pieces I offer just have huge eye appeal - and this is on top of the pile for this year I think! Just LOVE how it looks when scanned. These were done at the time of issue, and is amazingly clean and fresh for 164 years old, with razor sharp plate impression that truly “pops” off the stockcard. A Gem of a stamp, with the cute dual currency values. I also have the 10d Jacques Cartier from same set in black, (SG #13) with margins not as huge, but Robson Lowe lists that at DOUBLE the price of this one, so far less must have been done? That one is $450 (stock 495EL) and this one is $A350 (485EK)
1913 Kangaroo First Watermark 2/- Brown Large “OS”, VFU - Cat $500 for $A300!: A surprisingly scarce stamp in ANY shape. The values above 1/- were seldom sent to Federal Offices as usage was negligible in a 1d post era. Usually 2 x 1/-, or 4 x 6d or more likely 6 x 4d were used, which were all held in large numbers, and as the 4d was Registered rate, it is still quite common used. This LARGE OS size puncture was quickly dropped within a few months, as the huge perfin meant the stamps tore apart when being separated on this coarse tough long paper fibre paper, where even tearing apart pairs is impossible, without ripping out a perf or three. Lovely light Vic - ‘’Spencer Street - 9 JE : 14 - MELBOURNE’’ cancel - also unusual on these that general got the huge thick parcel KILLERS! Clean and fresh, and totally free of the gunk and goop and aging and hinges that often hides faults.
Even FAIR centering is truly scarce on any large ‘’OS’’, as the Government printer deliberately put aside BAD centred sheets for puncturing for the “Free Government use” and most are SHOCKERS, as you would know if you have looked about. Deep rich colour, and also this has exceptional perfs for any 1913 Roo - near all First Wmks of any value have pulled perfs on one or both sides as you know. Unusually nice appearance for these stamps, that near always have really “wonky” and ripped out perfs.
From the quite massive 3 Generation “Townsville Hoard” collection we flew back with in 2014, which was very heavy on the Kangaroo issues, in 8 huge removalist cartons - www.tinyurl.com/StampHoards Formed around issue time of the stamps, and that I am very slowly working through, and listing up a few stamps, whenever I get 10 minutes spare here and there. None of it has EVER been on the stamp market before. 105% genuine of course, and Juzwin price says add 100% for VFU examples! ACSC 35ba $A500++. For the astute buyer, who realises this is a 1 in a 1000 example. $A300 (Stock 792HQ)
Luxembourg 1956 **RARE** Europa set 3, Hoard - Superb MUH: SG Cat £700=$A1,400, for well under 7% of SG! Bought a few sets very attractively this week in an Estate of an old French gentleman, who had bought them off leading dealer BEHR in Paris, as an Investment, some years back. This is the KEY set to the entire EUROPA Omnibus series, and has always been highly sought. Mint Unhinged, with guaranteed fresh original gum. This set is 65 years old now of course. One of the scarcest mint sets from post-war Europe, and the absolute KEY to any “EUROPA” Omnibus collection. Bright, well centred, with good perfs, and guaranteed original gum mint unhinged, and will look brilliant in any album, at under 10% of SG. THREE sets of 3 for the “bottom drawer” - SG cat $A4,200, for just $A275 (Stock 568UR) One set 3, SG 607/609, cat £700=$A1,400 - $A115 (Stock 568UQ)
ROO 1915 Rare Second Wmk 5/-, SUPERB USED, also with
The scarce 1915 SECOND Watermark. Absolutely
Superb Used looker for these, with unusually clean cut perfs for this
Wmk. Lovely deep, bright Chrome Yellow colour, as you can see.
Nearly all this issue had ugly “Fluffy” perfs, due
to the perforating pin equipment in middle of WWI not being procurable
from the only usual suppliers - our “enemies” - Austria and
Germany! The Emergency printing on the wrong size KGV head watermark
paper. So the Crown over A watermark is of almost never placed
centrally - this one included, which is a sure way to pick these, as
instant ID at a glance. (Most offered on ScamBay are the
common THIRD watermark of course.) With a FAR lighter, crisper than
usual corner postal cancel on these heavy parcel stamps than you will
ever see. Superb crisp Victoria cds of ‘JE 16 - 1917’.
*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)
Australia Official PO FDC 1970-78 the TOUGH era. Retail $700+ - $A275: Burgundy Australia Post album (Retail $60) with nice clean, near complete collection 1970 to 1978 of Official Post Office FDC. The era near EVERYONE is missing. Australia PO only started to make pictorial FDC in 1970. Latter 1970s, to 1990 are incredibly abundant, as we had a massive "Stamp Boom" then, where investors jumped onto the scene, often buying 5 or 10 of each FDC. HEAPS of pix here - tinyurl.com/FDC1970-78 So we have a near complete run of the very TOUGH era 1970-1978, only a few missing. 95 FDC - ASC retail $649 .. see detailed sheets on link above, plus a $60 album - so we have over $700 retail here for just $A275. A clean attractive lot. $A275 (Stock 757SY)
GB 1977 Silver Jubilee 8½d *TOTALLY IMPERFORATE* - Cat £1,200 for just $A650!: Fresh and superb example of this very rare error, of which owner note stated only one part sheet was ever discovered. Blue and metallic silver - a gorgeous looking pair visually - scans never show metallic ink well. Fresh flat MUH with good margins. SG 1033a, £1,200=$A2,400. One of the key QE2 era imperfs, and bought well so out it goes at just $A650 (Stock 657BJ)
Sierra Leone 1933 KGV Abolition Of Slavery Centenary - Wilberforce. The top 2 vales from this iconic and legendary set, which had a tiny print number. Magnificently engraved by Bradbury Wilkinson London. Most of these high value were pen cancelled fiscally on Court Fees, and of course are readily detected under UV, even if cleaned. (SG lists them separately) UV very carefully checked by me, and 105% Guaranteed, uncleaned and postal used with Registered dated cds. Both are absolutely Superb Used - clean and flat and fresh, with perfect perfs and centering, and deep rich original colours, and no hinges or gook or gunk or aging. Both expertised on reverse. SG 179 £500 = $A1000, and SG 180, £850 = $A1.700. Price $450 and $750, or save $50 with the BOTH for $A1,150 (Stock 294AB)
|1960s Formular BANK Aeros - Northern Territory to GREECE! The three Formular Aerograms above were invoiced at about $A250 at public auction, over 20 years back by Rodney Perry Auctions. WHY??? Three Airletters/Aerograms from oz Banks to Greece. One from Tennant Creek, Northern Territory the others from Darwin - NT to Greece - what a combo! Decimal and pre-decimal - nice cut-off pairing. All with cool and colourful bank forms and receipts printed inside. They are the unstamped FORMULAR types. Why banks used those I have no clue. And WHY did they sell for that - way above estimate? This lot comes complete with the original sale invoice, and the Rod Perry original lot card. The 10d blue was ‘Approval Style 37’, and is not often seen - and that was not even illustrated in the Perry sale cat. Anyway with an estimate $150, clearly there was a bit of bidding, even then, to get it to where it was sold. Over a half Century old now. Many more pix and back and front and insides, and discussion here - tinyurl.com/Aerogs $A150 (Stock 315AJL)|
Attractive *complete* 1931 Kangaroo Parcel Post label - scarce Small Multiple Watermark 1/- and 3d KGV perf 14!: Both issued in 1929, on a COMPLETE Parcel Post label type, P.P.1. - a rare survivor. At this Great Depression time, near all parcels had the stamps soaked off as fine used – both dealers AND collectors. The label as can be see also had MARKET STREET printed on it at left. A lot of money then - our unemployment rate was 32% - the second highest globally, and exports had totally crashed. Old School, RED Registered label “Market Street Melbourne - Victoria” and both stamps tied by single 1931 cds “MARKET STREET - MELBOURNE”. 1/- Small Multiple Watermark - ACSC cat $550 on parcel label PLUS a 3d Blue Small Multiple scarce perf 14 - cat $100 on label. Paying the 3d Registered fee, and the 1/- ‘Scale 3’ Parcel rate of 1/-. Clean and attractive and colourful, especially for 90 years old, and used on a parcel. At under HALF cat! $A275 (Stock 792JC)
Roo 1913 Bright Blue First Watermark “Retouched E” in scarce Large ‘OS’: Fantastic looking example of this CLUMSY major rarity Retouch, corrected very early on in the 6d printing. Superb and light ‘’Squared Circle’’ cancel of PORT LINCOLN – 3 OC :14 - S.AUST’ - also rare on any 1913 issue, as postmasters were commanded to only use the new Commonwealth cds cancels from 1913. Perf Lage OS - super scarce on this, as only tiny % of 6d sold, were Official perfins of course. MAYBE 1%. Clean and fresh and flat and attractive, deep colour, and no hinges or gook or gunk or aging. ACSC 17(1)j - Cat $A3,000 in Large OS. No finer copy in OS will you ever see, but HALF Catalogue - $A1,495 (Stock 642EJ)
Australia 465 x MUH ''FOREVER'' stamps. SG $3,440 for $A750! A doubtless UNIQUE hoard of these in PO packs. 93 PO Packs, each containing the Mini Sheet of 5 x peel and stick stamps. Each stamp is good for a domestic letter FOREVER. When local cost goes to $2 (and it will) these are good for $2. These were issued in 2014. The general public could not buy them, so when issued 7 years back, I discovered there was a little known Official PO pack that one could order and buy, for a very short time. So I bought 100 of them, sold a few to good clients over the years for $50 a pack, and put aside the rest as I knew these would rise fast in value in MINT - and they clearly have. (Used are easy to source, and cat is well under mint.)
These designs were replaced in 2017, 4 years back, by a single design, so are seldom seen now. The PACKS really flew totally under the radar, and they really are $50 pieces. Show me another Official PO Pack for sale anywhere GLOBALLY. Outers of a very few were damaged in storage - stamps are all perfect of course, and the rest all are fine. Catalogue is SG 4140D x 186 at £4, and SG 4140E x 279 at £3.50 each = £1,720 (=$A3,440) mint - NOT in packs! A brilliant project for an eBay cash buyer, or reseller etc at $50 apiece or so a pack. The 5 stamps as SINGLES in each, are cat £18.50, or $37. You are paying JUST EIGHT BUCKS A PACK. Great little investment or re-sale hoard. $A750 (Stock 449EW)
Rare early 1864 Tasmania cover Richmond to Secundrabad,
with imperf 6d Chalon:
A VERY early cover from the fledgling Colony, whose first
stamps had only been issued 10 years earlier, and few were used
anywhere overseas, except to UK of course. Have never seen one to
INDIA. 1863 6d Grey Violet imperf Chalon, sound, with bright
colour, and cut square, with good portion of adjoining stamp at right.
Tied by a lovely sharp numeral strike ‘76’ of Richmond, tied as well
with a superb strike of the red Tombstone “PRE-PAID - 23 MY :64”.
To ‘Captain (Later Major, and then Colonel) James Goldie, H.M. 17th
Lancers, Secundrabad, Deccan, India. Goldie was recommended for a
Victoria Cross by his CO in India, after a report by an
independent Board of Officers. (Goldie’s father, Andrew was also a
Colonel and was murdered in the Mutiny in India at Cawnpore, along with
his mother and rest of family.) Goldie’s Indian Mutiny Medal with 3
clasps was invoiced by Spink for
- ton more info on his career on there. Has a fine boxed black Tax
receiver of Bombay 23 JUN 1864 – 1 As(1 Anna) and manuscript arrival
note at left - “Received 26th June 1864’’ and on face
a red boxed “1st D” denoting ‘First Delivery’.
British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) MUH Coll SG $400 - $A150: Attractive MUH collection from 1968. Sets and mini sheets, and lots of gorgeous BIRD stamps as can be seen - heaps of pix here - tinyurl.com/MintBIOT SG cat is £202 = $A400. BIOT is all in the news this month globally, with the UPU declaring they are no longer postally valid! Full discussion here - End of BIOT stamps thread: tinyurl.com/CollBIOT - $A150 (Stock 124AV)
WWI era Smyth Approval book of GB QV/KEVII Officials. SG $4,500 for $A235! Wonderful old relic and survivor that arrived today. A WWI era W. H. Smyth approval book. Smyth was the leading dealer here. He founded his business in 1890 and died in 1923. Stamps have been in this book untouched, for a Century or so. GB QV and KEVII in this Century year old stapled Approval book, that looks exactly like the 1913 2/- Kangaroo stamp Booklet style! Most are lovely clean and sound clean FU, and from this era will be genuine most likely as most faking took place in late 1930s. The spivs crudely fake things on ebay today in large numbers. Generally above average condition for these. SG Cat as you can see is £2,247 = $A4,500. HEAPS more pix here - tinyurl.com/Smyth-GB - Bought well to sell fast at about 5% of SG - $A235 or just $US160. $A235 (Stock 625AK)
1918 10/- Kangaroo Grey and Bright Aniline Pink, Superb Used: This WWI 10/- Roo is REALLY hard to source in VFU grade. It was a fortune back then, and was used on very heavy parcels, and the stamps got banged and bashed about and damaged - near all my used stock is defective. These are MANY times scarcer than the 20 year later 10/- CofA watermark Roos. A beauty, with ‘SYDNEY - 20’ GPO cancel, totally clean of the Roo, and totally superior perfs and centering for any Third Watermark 10/-. Clean and fresh, and free of the usual hinges and gook and gunk and aging of a Century old stamp. Deep, vibrant, glowing colour as you can see. SG 43a, £325=$A650 as the cheapest shade. I have Australia’s best range of Australian Kangaroo stamps. Mint and Used - all watermarks, all values to £2, and in all condition grades, from SUPERB to SPACEFILLERS. I have THIS stamp in 5 grades used. Whatever grade you seek, whatever your budget, I can assist, at great prices - contact me with your Want List! About good as you will get anywhere for this WWI toughie - $A400 (Stock 425AX)
200 x *MUH* Australia 1931 Kingsford Smith inc Plate Number Blocks 4.
SG #121, cat £2.25=$A4.50 each as HINGED singles - these are all MUH!
ACSC $5 EACH for MUH - plus $100s extra for the plate numbers. The LOT
for about a buck apiece. Mailing a local letter today costs that!
HEAPS more pix of them here -
tinyurl.com/Smithyss 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 Bought as new issues from the PO, 90
years back, and were stored in a glassine UNTOUCHED from that date. All
fresh MUH original hand applied gum Arabic, and NEVER been hinged - even
on outer margins!
Superb collection Oz MINT phonecards - Cat $1,222 for $A225! Lovely clean lot, all in full sets from card #1 in 1989 into 1994. All MINT, and superb. Easy to store in Hagners etc, same size as stamp booklets or blocks of 4 etc. Enclosed is a catalogue printout totalling $1,222 for easy checking - a couple pages shown here, plus ALL the cards you will get - tinyurl.com/PhonCard Buyer paid $1,100 for these from Max Stern in 1995, his invoice showed. I allowed $150 for them in the Estate, and out they go for just $A225. SAVE $1,000 and be quick - these will sell FAST! Just ONE set cost the owner $200. Delightful looking things, and are really scarce in full sets like this MINT. RARELY offered, and still popular. The total value of trading cards listed on eBay totalled more than $2 billion in the first half of the year - up 175 per cent on the first six months of 2020. Trading card sales on eBay Australia went up 379 per cent in 2020, with a trading card selling every minute. All Official Telecom issues of course. $A225 (Stock 794JS)
QANTAS $2 Airbus A380 stamp, totally **IMPERFORATE** Block of 4 -
Australia Post a few years back, released just 750 x IMPERFORATE
uncut press sheets of these $2 stamps. Striking and varnished etc. 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. Each
press sheet was foil numbered in lower right margin, and also comes with a hand
numbered PO Certificate Of Guarantee that only 750 sheets in TOTAL were ever
sold, including all left and right panes.
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
1913 First Watermark Kangaroo INVERTED WATERMARK Perf “OS’’ Cat $4,000: A very rare stamp - only a very few are recorded in official OS perfin - even non OS are very scarce stamps. Very clean and fresh, usual few shorter perfs as with all 1913 issues, and with deep bight colour, superb centering for any 1913 OS perf as you can see. Clean and fresh and flat, and totally free of the usual hinges and gook and gunk and aging etc and neat Adelaide GPO cds. . Excellent centering is truly scarce on any 1913 OS, as the Government Printer deliberately put aside BAD centred sheets for puncturing for the “Free Government Use” and most are SHOCKERS, as you would know if you have looked about. SG #02w, and ACSC 17a, $4,000. Bought well to sell for $3,000 UNDER Cat - $A995 (Stock 716JR)
2000 "FOR VALOUR" $1 Victoria Cross PNC Retail $300, for $A160:
absolute key to any PNC collection. The ONLY way to source the Victoria
Cross design $1 coin is by tearing open one of these. Coin dealers rip
up 100s a year, and toss the stamps into the kiloware box. All
collectors of face different Australia coins HAVE to have this one. In
10 years’ time a complete PNC such as this will be many times the cost
of a coin as the PNCS will be near extinct - the conservative McDonald
retail of the loose coin alone is $295 - the PNC is listed at $360.
ebay prices are around that $300 mark for this PNC as you can see. Bought cheap today to sell dirt cheap today. Clean condition - been in an album since bought from mint. Sharp perfect corners as you can see. This is "For Valour" PNC (Stock 284YQ) for $160. Also have the near as scarce 2000 Australian Legends "The Last Anzacs" PNC for $A75 - (Stock 284YR) and the 2001 "Australia Army" PNC, Cat $100 for $A60 (Stock 284YT) and the "Biggie" the 2002 "QE2 Coronation Accession Jubilee PNC" Ret $295 for $A145 (Stock 284YV) AND all the other early PNCs in superb condition at cheap prices - enquire! $A160 (Stock 284YQ)
Hong Kong, 2007 “PRESTIGE ANNUAL STAMP ALBUM” $A110: An overlarge, hard slip cased, classy looking album. Far larger than any Australia Annual album. Totally unopened and pristine. Cost price was $HK490 = $A90+ with note on back from PO to that effect. There is a somewhat similar design cover one from 2007, that cost less at PO. Even they are not common, and retail for well over $A100. After a 15 minute search I could not see one offered anywhere, for any price, at any time. Check for yourself - these must have had a tiny number done? Bought from an ExPat banker then working in HK, for whom cost was never an object! A really superb deal for someone. $A110 (Stock 397KQ)
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.
British Virgin Islands 1982 Lions Club International
Miniature Sheet IMPERF at top - $A150:
Bought an ''Errors'' collection this month, and in that collection was
the nearby British Virgin Islands Miniature Sheet, designed by
Harrison's Studio London, with a missing strike of top perf comb,
leaving 2 of the stamps totally Imperforate at top.
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)
Australia Fifty Years of FDC - Special Gold Foil Postmark *Numbered Limited Edition of 150*, set of *28* Covers - 2 sets left!!: Official PO FDC were first introduced in 1970. The early ones were largely ignored by collectors, and sold in tiny numbers, and I sold a 1970 30c Captain Cook only this month for $A300 - they are still scarce and popular, with high cat. This new collection comprises 28 special covers, that feature a selection of stamps from 2020, and all 28 covers feature a special Metallic Gold Foiled postmark. Face values up to $3.30 each. Covers come with a classy matching artwork band, to the cover cachet design, also in metallic gold as you can see. The UNIQUE Train/Railway 1970-2020 se-tenant mini-sheet is easily a $125+ piece on its own, being a popular TRAIN topical, limited to 150 globally. The 5c Standard Gauge Train is the 1970 issue, from the year PO started cacheted FDCs. Sold out fast at the high asking price, and most globally had no idea these existed. (Set number #100 is a $50 premium) Stamp collectors need these too - the ONLY way to source this unique and unheralded Mini Sheet. Just 150 covers for the PLANET exist of each. UNDER $A9 a cover! Brilliant ebay seller to split up into 28 lots singly - will do brilliantly I think. EVERY topical you can dream of is in here! Full set of 28 – just TWO sets left now - $A250 (Stock 835JW)
Province 1975 Mini Sheet #1 x **440** Retail $3,080 - just $A245!:
These were issued in the Stamp Boom, and investors bought quantities of
many things. These included, clearly! Someone decided to buy 440
of these attractive Miniature Sheets. Face value is $1.20 a sheet
- so FACE alone is $528 alone. He could have bought a mint
£2 Roo for that money 47 years back! And dealer retail is $7 a set
= $3,080 as you can see here -
tinyurl.com/HuttMS Bought well to sell FAST, at a fraction
of what he paid 47 years back, and you pay just 7% of current retail.
Doing 100+ hour weeks now, and just no time to break these down as I
really SHOULD! He had a few other issues in duplicate full PO
sheets that he bought at the same time if anyone is interested, also at
a low % of retail. Brilliant lot for someone on ebay to offer per
sheet, or per 10 or per 100 (you have 440 sheets!) and make a real
killing. This Hutt River material is enduringly popular. A
few single sets sold for $510 on ebay - to many bidders.
Australia Post Annual "Year Books" Black LEATHER "Executive"
Editions complete – Book #1, to 2000 - 22% off - *$A425 UNDER retail*!
ONE set only at this price
Leather (Executive) books are VERY classy. All have been
black genuine Leather covered, with
brass corners, since the first issue in 1986, so they are a
fully matched classy Black leather
set, in matching slipcases.
Covers are thickly padded and
deeply gold inscribed on front and spine. Each book has a
matching gold embossed heavy slipcase ….. see the main photo
above - the 3 slipcases are standing at back. These keep dust
and moisture OUT of your stamp albums and are ESSENTIAL in this
GB fresh MUH
COMMEM sets circa 1990, way under face!
I just removed all UK stamps from a carton of GB PO Annual Albums this
week. From the circa 1990s era, as the books weigh a ton to mail
anywhere, and are not fast sellers anyway. Part contents of just
one book scanned here to give you an idea, as they are all fully sealed
n PO outer plastic and a few outer plastic wrinkles consequently show
here in pic. No energy or spare time to take an hour and bust them
all out of PO packaging. The year books were latter 1980s and
early 1990s like these. TOTALLY unpicked as always -- whatever hot
topicals were in each year book are in this postage lot. Either
list up on ebay set by set, or start an instant MUH collection, or if
you live in UK, use on classy outward sendings. There is 225 quid
face value of COMMEMS in there,) in full MUH sets. **NO** dreary Machins
of any kind, and no essentially useless 3p and 7p face values etc from
1970s etc! EVERY savvy ebayer seller knows a quid of two of full
commem sets on a small UK packet, or overseas letter sendings, are worth
MORE than face value retail, nearly cancelled. All these included
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: $A320 (Stock 107CT)
GB 1847 1/- Green Embossed TWO cut square examples, on
neat entire to New York:
From Barnsley to New York. Blue black crisp sender cds on face of
“Barnsley OC 20 - 1853” and indistinct Liverpool Ship letter cds in
bright blue underneath. Also with very crisp blue Liverpool
double arc transit on reverse of “OC 21 : 1853” alongside a fine
green “L” oval, also of OC 21. Has clearly struck rate
marking on face of PAID in arc in Vermillion, and a
separate USA arrival “10 CENTS” in Red. Barnsley South
Yorkshire had a population 10,000 at this time. Miles above average
condition for these. Left hand unit with clear to large margins and
definite doubling of design at right side outer borders
especially - see separate detailed scan. (SG
Spec GB cat H1d,
- they do not say haw doubled it needs to be) These “embossed”
the unique and unusual security anti-forgery feature of
that issue, of 2 vertical "silk" threads (actually “pale blue twisted
cotton yarn” SG tells us!) being embedded in the paper, running
vertically down each stamp. Most will know of the haphazard production
method where each stamp was literally printed/embossed by hand onto the
paper, meaning all are a little out of square with each neighbour, which
is why getting 4 margins on any single is near impossible on these.
Margins often touch or well overlap. Unusually neat diamond numeral
cancel - NOT the usual horrid boot hell “Killers” mostly
Seychelles, KEVII 2¢ Chestnut and Green, with Major SG Variety: “Dented Frame Along Shading Line Under E” - clean VFU, with light, correct cds cancel. SG 456a, £190=$A380 used. The major plate variety. Have never seen another, and the neat cancel is totally clear of the variety. Superb perfs and centering. One of the classics, in top shape, yet priced at $200 under SG cat! $A180 (Stock 475EB)
Kangaroo 1913 5/- Grey and Yellow fresh CTO, $A225: 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, £225 = $A450 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 and perfs touching. 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. I keep EVERY Australian stamp in stock 1913-1980 and in FIVE grades for each, from Spacefiller to Superb Used, to suit EVERY budget. I have EASILY the world’s largest stock of used Roos, normal and “OS”. I have this exact stamp in stock from $150 to $400 in cost, depending on how fussy or non-fussy you are! Contact me re your Australia USED gaps. Read up on Used Kangaroo Grading here - tinyurl.com/GlenJune19 The reason Grange Hermitage red wine sells for $500 a bottle, and rough reds are always $5 a bottle, is the same as VFU stamps - some savvy folks in life recognise real quality - and will gladly pay a little more for it! - $A325 (Stock 836KF)
FAROE ISLANDS MUH Corner Plate Blocks 4 collection - $A99: What a deal! Faroe Islands were THE hottest thing on the stamp planet in the early 1980s. Prices were TEN times today’s level - indeed the deceased owner paid Max Stern $750 PER set of blocks for these, his invoice showed. He bought 10 such sets and the invoice was generously rounded down to $A7,000. We have 41 Top left numbered Plate number blocks here - 161 x Fresh flat MUH stamps at about SIXTY CENTS OZZIE a stamp! The 1975 Defins (issue #1) were a really expensive set, and those were about $100 a single set on their own back in the day. LOTS of photos of them all here - tinyurl.com/FaroeIs
The VERY first 11 Faroes issues are here in corner Plate Blocks 4. Includes the super high face value 1979 25 Krona Ram - a real FORTUNE back 40 years ago! The CURRENT SG cat as 4 MUH is £202=$A400 valued as single sets and clearly, matched Top Left corner Plate blocks is a nice premium added on top of that. YOU pay just $A99 the LOT! Beautiful steel engraved recess printed, line engraved gems ..... most seem to be engraved by the Master of the genre - Czeslaw SLANIA. The original buyer got TEN sets of matched blocks 4 for his $7,000. Superb lot to offer per set of blocks on ebay etc, or break into singles etc. Bought VERY well from Estate so OUT they go at a silly low price - Two sets blocks - $A179 (Stock 287LQ ) One set $A99 (Stock 287LR)
G.B. 1873 4d Sage Green fresh MVLH, SG. £1,400 ($A2,800) for $A475!: Superb fresh, clean MVLH, amazing really for 148 years old, plate 16. 4d Sage Green with large coloured corner letters, lettered R.E., with the Large Garter watermark. Nice bright colour, and great perfs as you can see. SG 153, £1,400 ($A2,800) A little over 15% of SG …. what a deal for someone, as bought very well! $A475 (Stock 693KQ)
|Cyprus 1944 KGVI Rare Perf, SG Cat $1,100 for just $A425! One of the scarcest KGVI issues from the Commonwealth and I have never seen one offered before. Perfect centred fresh MLH. (Excuse the strange murky setting scan - settings were askew!) SG 154a KGVI 1 Piastre, rare Perf 13½x12½, extremely scarce, and only a few sheets appear to have been done by Waterlow in 1944, after German bombings of London created chaos at UK stamp printers. SG 154a, Cat £550=$A1,100 just - $A425 (Stock 834LP)|
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)
Laos 1954 Golden Jubilee set MUH - SG Cat $870, for just $A195! The KEY set from Laos - the “Sydney Harbour Bridge” issue from there!! The 1954 Golden 50th Jubilee of King Sisauang-Vong. Beautifully engraved bi-colour, steel engraved recess intaglio printing. All are flat MUH, with the usual evenly ‘’suntanned’’ gum after 65 years in Indo China. I see these in stock once in 20 years. SG 40/42, £435 = $A870. USED is the exact same price as mint I notice in SG, this set had such a tiny printing, and either mint or used, are NEVER seen offered anywhere, much less at WELL UNDER QUARTER GIBBONS! Just $US145 as I type - $A195 (Stock 584JR)
Food Parcel Label. 5/10d Blue, Myer Department Stores:
Superb fresh bright unused PL4A, $2,000 for the usual rough grade one
sees which are mostly soiled, tatty and very frequently, creased and
thinned etc. Have NEVER in 40 years had a complete unused label in
stock. For anyone not aware of the history of these historic items, they
are near the rarest Australian post-war Postal Stationary items. In the
late 1940s (indeed until 1954) Britons were subject to rationing. Even
as late as 1950 goods such as these were still rationed in the UK -
canned and dried fruit, chocolate biscuits, treacle, syrup, jellies,
soap, sugar - and much fresh produce like milk, butter and meat and of
course petrol -
Australia was the bread basket of the "Motherland" for much of this produce, which was freely available in Australian stores. Rationed goods in England that transported well - such as canned and dried fruit, chocolate biscuits, treacle, syrup, jellies, soap, sugar were cheap to buy here, and of course greatly sought after in Britain. An extensive "Food For Britain" campaign was mounted in the post-war years. The largest department stores like Myer were very active in selling these "ration busting hampers" packed full of local made goodies, that would survive a long 10,000 mile sea voyage. The Post Office offered a special low cost concession reduced rate, of 5/10d for 14 pound weight cartons of such goods. This was an INCREDIBLY low rate. A standard ˝ oz airmail letter to the UK cost 1/6d - or more than 25% the cost of a heavy carton of food!
Myer Department Stores, and 2 others approached the Post Office to produce gummed labels that had an impressed stamp on them, so as to identify the sendings that attracted the new low postage rate, and save them time in affixing stamps, as no single stamps to that value ever existed. The Post Office did this, and as you can see the sideways 5/10d blue KGVI head stamp impression, was exactly in line with that design used on the widely used 2d pre-stamped envelopes, and the 5d Registered envelopes of the time. This is of course an OFFICIAL Australian Commonwealth Postal Stationery item, and is listed thus in the superb ACSC volume on them. KGVI Reign collectors globally seek these. A ton of extra detail on these labels here - tinyurl.com/Food1946
These special 5/10d labels only lasted in use for 3 years (until 1949) hence their great scarcity today. Even mint or used "cut outs" of the stamp area are scarce (I have a very fresh FU one of those with good margins for $A75) and it is 30 years since I have handled a large full unused label like this one. These Food labels have sold for up to $A24,000 each (heavily creased!) at auction. ACSC Cat PL4A, $2,000, for just $A1,150. This is wildly under cat thus, as I stated above in print. Cat should be double on these. After 75 years, for a huge label, on very thin fragile paper - the best appearance you can buy - show me ANOTHER for sale, at ANY price GLOBALLY! $A1,150 (Stock 672KQ)
Jordan - 1982 National Monument stamps set 3 IMPERFORATE! Bought from someone whose Father had been a senior postal official at the time, ~40 years back. He had the complete set of 3 in MUH pairs, and the same set in Imperforate strips of 3. All fresh MUH. Attractive group, fresh and bright, and will offer them separably, and as a group for anyone wanting to re-sell etc. The horizontal PAIRS as shown are $A100 (Stock 683HW) The strips of 3 are $A135 (Stock 683HX) or the entire holding of all 15 imperfs is just $US135 to clear (under a tenner each!) - or $A200 (Stock 683HZ)
|South Australia 1886, £15 Queen Victoria “Long Tom” $A300: What a stamp! Scanners sadly do not show “sheen” on any stamp, but this has the original silver metallic sheen - stunning looker in the flesh - 10 times nicer than this scan. Very clean, flat, and unfaded unused after 135 years, with really excellent perfs for these, that often have appalling perfs, and these tone and crease readily - this is superior there. £15 was literally a MONTH’S wages back then. SG 207a, Cat is £38,000=$A75,000 mint, so “Specimen” is your only affordable option!: $A300 (Stock 825KQ)|
New Zealand MUH Blocks etc, face $780 for $A450! Strong in 1980s era in a mint sheet Mintsheet file range of sets mainly in strips and blocks of imprints etc, also 2 x 1984 Annual Albums. Face value NZ$780 alone. Retail is about $A1,500. Many 100s of MUH stamps here. Bought very well and a STEAL for someone. (100s) A pretty new collection, or an absolute goldmine for an ebay re-seller – or for a Kiwi to use for cheap postage! $A450 (Stock 893LQ)
|MAURITANIA 1982 Grand Prix Car Racing M/S x 500! SG $2,300: $A125: Amazing hoard from the Estate of a Doctor, who invested in all sorts of things from the early 1980s boom era. He had a PO bundle 500 of the Australia 1976 Miniature sheet if anyone wants those! He had 200 each of many Aust PO packs and full sheets. Masses of Aust face value in there. He had bought a bundle of these from France for $A625 his file notes said. 75th Anniversary of Grand Prix Car racing. Fine CTO with full gum at capital city, NOUAKCHOTT. SG MS 729, £2.30 each used x 500 = £1,150 = $A2,300. Under 5% of SG to find them a new home AST! Brilliant items for an ebay re-seller to offer per 5 or 10 or 50 pieces a time etc - popular thematic, and a seldom seen sheet and seldom offered anywhere. Pay near $500 LESS than original buyer did 40 years back! $A125 (Stock 614RL)|
Australia PO Packs 1970-1974 x 50. Retail $800 for just $A175! A superb hoard for someone. Bought by a Postmaster 50 years ago, as they each came out. All sealed and nice. Generally a few of each. This is the GOLDEN ERA. PO only started issuing PO packs in 1969 so these are the SUPER early ones, and few bothered. And those that were bought, were torn open for the stamps. This has the very scarce 1971 Xmas Blocks of 7 - and FOUR of the really scarce 1972 "BEEF" or Primary Industry sets 5 etc, etc. So these super earlies sell superbly well on ebay etc, and the "Stamp Boom" started latter 1970s and NONE of these got bought in multiples, as the 1980 era was. Bought cheap in 20 storage tubs of material, so OUT it goes at a super silly $175! Current retail is $800 as you can see here tinyurl.com/EarlyPax - Full listing and many more pix is there - $A175 (Stock 659UF)
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: $A90 (Stock 362JB)
18 Carat Solid Gold and Sterling Silver German OTTO HUTT Fountain Pen, brand new: **$A250 off**! I made a big wholesale buy from local Agent, Renniks/Lighthouse, to celebrate this exciting new product range, (established 100 years), and can offer to clients for $A255 off, at just $A999! All German made, top end quality. The superb gift for a partner, the Boss, someone special, or YOURSELF! In stunning award winning Italian made gift/storage box, with slide out drawers, with polishing cloth, and Deluxe leather carry case, extra ink cartridges, and ink converter etc. A hand numbered and timeless pen, for those who like the VERY finest things in life. VERY expensive 18 carat solid GOLD nib - this is their TOP of the range pen. This exact same pen was advertised in the current Australia Post Philatelic “Impressions” Deluxe catalogue, page 41, for $A1,254, and totally sold out fast - see tinyurl.com/OttoAP and tinyurl.com/OttoRoller - full details of these pens on those links. Comes with the popular Medium thickness nib.
Save $250 on the nib pen at $A999 - indeed that is only $US700! (Stock 386LW) The similar design Platinum/Sterling Silver body, with roller ball tip, also superb gift boxed (see PO link), is discounted $A150, and is only $US600 - $A850 (Stock 386LX)
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)
Australia 1959 3/- Waratah Flower presentation Die Proof: Most attractive imperforate Die Proof, in the issued colour, mounted in a sunken frame, and a superb looking piece as you can see. Only nine die proofs were ever prepared, and issued to a few VIP’s. One of which is in the Queen’s Royal Collection and another is in the Australia Post Archive collection etc. Others went to The Governor General of Australia, The Postmaster General, Director-General of the PMG, and so on. ACSC, 372DP(1), $A2,500. A superb buy, of a mega rare piece, yet at under HALF Cat - $A1,200 (Stock 693LQ)
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)
Kangaroo 1913 2/- Brown CTO superb fresh full gum - $A225: CTO Kangaroo prices have gone insane in recent times - single stamps selling for up to SEVEN times the recent ACSC prices. So stamps like this one are worth grabbing NOW = ACSC 35wb, $A300 as cheapest CTO date, in average grade - which most are, with pulled perfs, and bad centering etc. First Watermark - Superbly Fresh - been in Scotland all its life. I keep EVERY Australian stamp in stock 1913-1980 and in FIVE grades for each, from Spacefiller to Superb Used, to suit EVERY budget. I have EASILY the world’s largest stock of used Roos, normal and “OS”. I have this exact stamp in stock from $35 to $400 in cost, depending on how fussy or non-fussy you are! Contact me re your Australia USED gaps. Read up on Used Kangaroo Grading here - tinyurl.com/GlenJune19 The reason Grange Hermitage red wine sells for $500 a bottle, and rough reds are always $5 a bottle, is the same as VFU stamps - some savvy folks in life recognise real quality - and will gladly pay a tad extra for it! $A225 (Stock 462KY)
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 1932 5/- Sydney Harbour Bridge stamp, Superb VFU: The most iconic stamp from this country, and missing from 95% of collections. It was printed on what was essentially very coarse handtowel type blotting paper, and perforated with blunt nails. This was the absolute height of the Great Depression, and even the Government Printer was economising. The coarse paper means a large number are thinned - try and carefully peel an old hinge off these, and you WILL thin them! And the perfs, as all will know are often terrible and ripped out, and “fluffy” and poorly punched. They were perforated with the single line machine rather like a fancy treadle sewing machine one line at a time, then sheet rotated 90 degrees, and the other sides done. Hence wide margin centring is not common at all. A beauty - clean and perfect with superb perfs and centering for these “terrors”. Yes these do sell a little lower at times BUT that is due to the inferior centering and reverses etc. Buy top quality for - $A265 (Stock 912AX)
Australia 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 -
1920 1/- Kangaroo Third Watermark - *SIDEWAYS*: One of only a few sideways watermarks ever issued in Australia - some of them are 5 figures. Clean and fresh FU, good perfs for these, and with Melbourne cds. These sideways watermarks are only recorded as being on sale in Sydney and Melbourne GPOs for a short time. SG 40ba, £400 = $A800. $A275 (Stock 593JQ)
Lebanon 1968 Antiquities MS Perf + Imperf x 10 each! SG $1,300 for $A150: Amazing little hoard I bought from the Estate of an old chap who had Lebanese heritage. He presumably bought them as a New Issue? Tyre Antiquities Mini Sheet, depicting the Roman Banquet Bas Relief. Superb intaglio, engraved recess printed issue. TEN of each Perf AND imperf, fresh MUH. (20 x MUH Mini Sheets) Ebay re-seller dream deal - WHO else has these for sale?! Bought cheap, so out they go at near 10% of Gibbons! SG MS #1018 - cat £33 each - Perf or Imperf = £660 = $A1,300. $A150 (Stock 435BL)
Your number one source for USED Kangaroo Stamps!
For well over 40 years, I have held the largest stock of used Australia KGV heads and Kangaroos in the world. From poor to superb. Many collectors find it really tough to sort and source these by watermark, and shades, and Dies accurately. In the early 1980's I ran dozens of full page ads in the 2 local magazines listing EVERY key Australian stamp in 5 different grades from "Spacefiller" to "Superb". Even the 1913 Mega Scarce £2 Roo. Not one dealer has done that kind of ad - before or since. 😊
My grading is precise, my stock is enormous, and I have assisted many THOUSANDS of collectors complete their sets of these difficult issues. From budget conscious pensioners filling 5 albums for their grandchildren, where space-fillers of scarcer values will suffice absolutely perfectly, to multi-millionaires who want and buy the BEST - from cars and houses .... to their stamps! You may not be able to afford to LIVE as well as Hugh Morgan or Sir Ron Brierley does, or drive a Bentley like they do, but your used Roos can look JUST as nice!
If you want a complete set of "Melbourne Dec 3, 1913" half circle gloss black cancels on First Watermark - I can supply them. If you want the full gum corner CTO from later Specimen packs I can help. (All these are now listed in the ACSC as CTO, and priced accordingly, per type.) If you want just lovely postally Superb Used like those in the photo nearby - I have always been the #1 choice to buy from. I have 1000's just like them. Read my recent stamp column about WHY you should collect USED stamps in this country - tinyurl.com/Glen07-20
Unlike mint, used stamps do not tone or rust nearly as fast - and are readily ‘cleaned’ if they do! And unlike mint - no-one goes about regumming used Kangaroos!! And when it comes to filling gaps in high value Roos, opting for USED, even lovely copies, will cost you a TINY FRACTION of what mint hinged will. So it is VERY possible to fully complete your used Roo collection. Mint hinged will cost you $30,000. USED are a tiny fraction of that, as you can see below.
I purchased Private Treaty from Harmers Of Sydney in 1980, the massive H .F. McNess accumulation of used "OS" perfins. He was obsessed with accumulating these issues, and had books full. I still have much of this stock. This was at a time when perf "OS" were poorly regarded by collectors and dealers alike. Not me. I still have multiple copies of items that most dealers have never seen or handled genuine examples of, like - 4d Lemon Yellow, ½d and 1/4d Small Multi perf 14, KGV No Wmk pair, Roo 2½d and 4d Yellow 1st Wmks etc.
I was the person who got the £2 Small Multiple perf “OS” Roo listed into the ACSC after 75 years, by proving beyond doubt 2 totally genuine copies did exist. One of which I bought from a WW2 assembled collection. (The used Arthur Gray copy, who owned the other, then sold for $A40,000.) These “OS” perfins (especially First Wmk) are usually HORRIBLE looking stamps.
The stamp printer directed that badly centered sheets of stamps, too poorly produced for sale to the public, be put aside, and be perforated “OS” for these “nuisance” Free Government Official stamps. That makes CHOICE copies about one in a 100 of the higher 1913 values above 3d. And do note - all perf “OS” sold by ME are genuine, from the massive H.F. McNess hoard I bought etc. Do not TOUCH 90% of what you see on eBay. Read the ENDLESS eBay fakes exposes here - tinyurl.com/EbayOSFake
"Postal Stationery" Catalogue - 484 pages, all in colour:
Australian Territories, Latest Edition which updates the first
edition of seven years back, incorporating a number of corrections and
new discoveries. In particular, the Postal Cards up to 1936 have been
extensively revised, and there are many additions to the listing of
Lettercards. The decimal Stationery produced by the Note Printing
Branch is included for the first time. All prices have been fully
updated. In full colour, 484 x large A4 heavily illustrated
pages, perfect bound. If you only buy one catalogue each decade,
whether you are a dealer or a collector, or Auction, you MUST have this.
Detailed review of the first edition was in "Stamp News" - and
gives you an idea of detailed content in here -
tinyurl.com/GS0713 - The most common innocuous looking thing on your
desk might be valued at ten times the purchase price of this catalogue!
I kid you not. Maybe 25 times.
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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