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This is a very small selection of the tens of thousands of stamps and "job lots" I have for sale. I am constantly buying new stock, so if what you need is not here, please ask! Hundreds more are at www.tinyurl.com/StampDeals and www.tinyurl.com/RarityGlen. I stock basic Australia and most "Australasian Pacifics" 100% complete up to 1980, and the material in my lists is generally only the more unusual and interesting stock - let me quote on the "bread and butter" stuff. My prices on such material are the lowest you will find in Australia, whether mint, used, FDC, year albums, packs, etc.
COVID/EXCHANGE RATE ADJUSTMENT on imported products below: The current ongoing COVID mess, and stockmarket and currency market uncertainty due to the ugly Ukraine War, has seen the Australian Dollar soften and fluctuate. Far worse, as we know, due to COVID, there have been few incoming commercial flights to Australia for about 18 months, so cost of the limited air shipping has also rocketed up, as DHL/Fedex are now often needed, at Ransom Rates. My landed cost of anything imported has also SOARED since, of course. All lots on this page, being fully imported, will thus be invoiced at 10% higher than the older AUD prices shown here, until some normality returns.
With supplier base price hikes as well, I still am making WAY less than I was pre-COVID, even at that level. We live in scary times, as the next variant could appear any day sadly, triggering it all over again. Cost of a shipping container from Asia or Europe-Aust has trebled over recent months etc. LUCKILY, stamps is a solitary INDOOR hobby basically, and we are thus the LEAST likely to catch COVID! With most commercial flights being cancelled, shipping from Europe to here is taking 16-20 weeks by sea, not the usual 7 days airpost, unless you pay an absolute fortune for DHL/Fedex Express Courier etc. But I *DO* have stocks of these items! Glen
Special Offer #2
*GENUINE* UK MADE HAGNER SHEETS DISCOUNTED!
My bulk buy price is 40% OFF the current R.R.P. at $A1.75 a sheet.
Buy up ..... I have 1000's here, and
200 sheets - $A330 (Stock 827WF)
400 sheets - $A565 (Stock 827WG)
600 sheets - $A820 (Stock 827WE)
800 sheets - $A950 (Stock 827WH)
Each lot of 200 weighs about 5 kilos. I can legally mail 22 kilos a single carton, so 800 works out the most cost effective by FAR.
400 or 800 often costs not much more postage than the 200 price shown here. 800 Hagners will fit into ONE large box, meaning only ONE postage cost for you. So buy more than you THINK you need, as you’ll save a ton on postage. And you WILL use them up!
And of course nice full gum VFU stamps are ALWAYS used on MY parcels! So your shipment is essentially “Post Free”, as the franking I use under plastic cover is worth MORE than you pay for shipping! THAT is vitally important, as ordering elsewhere mostly get you a worthless white label for your $30 shipping, not a sheet of superb VFU stamps.
"Win, Win" for you – see here for how I ship - www.tinyurl.com/GlenPost - the world’s BEST practice philatelic mailing! Postage is getting quite pricey these days, and if your seller uses a white label or boring $10 Defins etc, YOU are getting ripped off.
Special Offer #4
COMBINE Hagner sheets AND Deluxe Binders/Slipcases to
house them all in, and SAVE another $A100!
genuine and top quality British Made Hagner
sheets, in the exact size mix YOU require, as
well as FIVE of the superb black binders/slipcases
Instead of paying $A330 and $A250 - you pay only $A550 plus shipping, and save $A30 extra. (Stock 827WP)
And remember the shipping is nearly (indeed often exactly) the same cost for the 200 Hagners, if you add the 5 x Slipcases/Binders to the same order in the same carton.
Hagners of your choice or sizes (normally $A565) and TEN
x Deluxe Binders/Slipcase to house them in (normally
Order 800 Hagners of your choice or sizes (normally discounted to $A950) and TWENTY x Deluxe Binders/Slipcase to house them in (normally discounted to $A800) together for $A1,650 and save a further $A100! (Stock 827WR) (Due to weight and volume these are shipped as three separate large parcels.)
NOTE - The special Combo offers within this Specials box are for AUSTRALIA orders only - foreign post gets scary on these combos!
NOTE - The special Combo offers within this Specials box are for AUSTRALIA orders only - foreign post gets scary on these combos!
NO GST is added to prices to any items on this website.
All prices on EVERY list are weak Australian Dollars!!
All prices are "nett" ... what you see is what you pay. NO Nasty, nasty 15%-20% Auction house "Buyer's Commission" silly nonsense is later extorted from you!
Special Offer #5
Australia Post Annual "Year Books" Black LEATHER
"Executive" Editions complete -
ONE set only
at this price - these 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 climate.
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Special Offer #7
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.
The dealers in UK got a Barrister's written opinion (copy of which I can enclose for you with your order!) that him owning or selling these above face value created no offence under current British Law in his view. Just as well - the forgers were caught and got prison sentences of up to 12 years each - far more detail here - tinyurl.com/24Machin. These forgeries are listed in SG, under Cat X969. Single current Machins from Kiloware are getting $A325 each on ebay as I report below, so Machins are back in the news BIG time - tinyurl.com/Nov12SN. These were the FIRST Postal Forgeries ever to appear in the UK for over a Century, since the QV 1/- "Stock Exchange Forgeries" of the early 1870s. SG lists those forgeries between £850-£4,000 EACH used.
Large UK dealers currently sell blocks of 8 of these same 24p Machin Forgery stamps for £77.50 ($A150 plus post!) or about $A20 apiece, as you can see - tinyurl.com/24pFakes. I have one even larger block on hand at $A4 a stamp, if anyone is interested in breaking it down on ebay etc for a far greater profit - click link above. Keep a single, or block of 4 for yourself from the above lots, and sell the others on ebay etc, to get yours FREE! You may even come out in front money wise, and still keep yours free. Illustrated MUH block 10, is just 30% of UK dealer price - $A65 (Stock 619TQ) or a MUH block of 20, perfect for any album page, for a QUARTER of UK retail - $A100 (Stock 619TR).
Special Offer #8
Papua New Guinea 1994
Rare "Emergency Overprints":
Papua New Guinea 1994 "Emergency Overprints": I do now have, and have always had, the largest stock of these overprints in the world. Buy DIRECT from the original "source"! Thousands of collectors NEED this set to complete their collections. Only 45,000 were ever printed, NONE were sold by the agents, Papua New Guinea Bureau, or even Australia Post. Nearly all were used up on genuine commercial mail. Not discovered by stamp world until months after all the key values all used up! I first reported their existence to the stamp world.
"Set of 11" - SG # 730/740. Michel # 714 -724. Scott # 860/871. ASC Cat $A420.
Local Richard Juzwin retail price is $A330. The Seven Seas Stamps "Australian Stamp Catalogue" (ASC) price for the set 11 is $A420. MUH set of 11 - my VERY special DISCOUNT price offer for this month is: $A275. Or MUH blocks of 4 (very rare) $A1,250. I also have the earlier and later overprints also at terrific discount prices. For a complete set of TWENTY different overprints my discount price is $A335 or that full set 20 in MUH blocks 4 for $A1,500. These will never be cheaper.
Definitive sets like the 1967 Anguilla overprints are already cat at £9,000 in Stanley Gibbons ... and Anguilla has NOTHING like even 1% of the collector following of PNG I suspect. Think about it! £9,000. This PNG set has a LONG way to go yet - that seems very clear. This PNG set selling for DOUBLE my price would not surprise me to see in the next few years. For very detailed and comprehensive background on this issue with all numbers printed etc - see my special page on these issues: https://www.glenstephens.com/overprints.html
Finally - all the 1994 "Emergency" sets I sell are of course guaranteed 100% genuine. You may ask for a Photo Certificate Of Genuineness on my security watermarked colour letterhead for this set of 11 or 20, dated and signed, illustrating in full colour the exact set I mail you. If required, this CERTIFICATE costs you an extra $A45 on top of price of the stamps, largely to cover the considerable time and messing around of individually preparing each one, typing, and scanning &c. This is Substantially cheaper than sending it to the R.P.S. in London etc, which takes half a year to get back, and also incurs substantial Registered airmail cost to you - in both directions. And quite frankly, the RPS would not have a clue about these issues. 'Too Modern' they would sniff. Years down the track when the set sells for several times what it does now, such a certificate Guaranteeing these came from original PNG sources in 1994/5 will add FAR more than $A45 to the extra price you obtain when selling.
Special Offer #9
CHINA ... Mao Tse Tung - Entire Cultural Revolution series $A125!
Catalogue value is WAY into double digit 5 figures for these stamps postally used. (Mint catalogue of course is many times higher still!) EVERY collector of China or whole world with a printed album, has all the pages blank for this very scarce era. Most will readily consider buying these spacefiller attractive reprints than live with blank spaces for eternity in this era in their album. Even if you sell these at DOUBLE this as a starting price on ebay etc, you’ll do very well. Bidding might go mad on the scarcer pieces.
The Red hot PNC market might see you do sensationally well offering these per set and strip. Profit margin considerably higher if you buy in bulk - see the figures below. One client sent these out in APS approval books marked correctly as not genuine, and told me he got back around $500 nett profit for that effort! He bought more and hopes to repeat that massive return. I’ve had these books for 10-15 years, and only just found them in a box.
1 album for $A125 - - 5 albums for $A525
Special Offer #10
Special Offer #11
Buy Mint Australian Stamps at $100s below FACE value!!!
I have right now about $20,000 of mint with gum Australian and AAT and Cocos and Christmas Island decimal currency period stamps.
All perfectly valid for use on local or overseas mail of course. AND you can pay the Registered fee on overseas mail using stamps as well etc. Your discount depends entirely on the quantity you order, and you will save a TON on your postage costs.
For instance right now I can sell you $A500 face value for $A390 cash*!
Buy $1,000 face value for just $750 cash*
You save a cool $250. No GST is added to your invoice either. CATALOGUE value will be many times face value most times. Generally in full sets .... I can often supply the entire order in Post Office packs where the stamps are all mint unhinged, and in complete Post Office sets. Perfect for anyone sending out philatelic mail to clients .. either here or overseas. OR also perfect for folks overseas placing mint Australia up for sale on eBay etc.
Or, if you run a small business or want to impress the boss with your business savvy - save yourself $100s today!
Full commemorative sets or mini sheets lightly cancelled are generally worth MORE than face value when lightly used, so using these on mail is a VERY appreciated gesture by those receiving them. Do NOT pay full face to the PO when you can save $100s and buy off me!
Click here for FAR more detail on my offer – www.glenstephens.com/postage.html
Special Offer #12
LED Magnifier in zippered storage case - Hint as a Gift! - Here's something absolutely EVERY reader of this needs. Only $A52 mailed right to your DOOR globally , and will last for years. In a very classy zippered hard storage case too! WAY less per unit if you buy along with a stamp buddy, your Club, or for re-sale - been a HUGE seller this year for me - Many HUNDREDS units sold click - www.tinyurl.com/LED10xx for a dozen more photos of it - Stock 682RQ
Special Offer #13
1970 7¢ Sturt's Desert Pea Missing BUFF Colour: New listing in latest SG - #486bb £200 ea = $A550 (ACSC $A300 ea) I just bought a strip of TEN copies cheap. MUH single $A165 -- pair with special coil perf $A300 -- strip of 5 for $A675 = ¼ SG!
Special Offer #14
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) – 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 of 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)
Special Offer #151985 Kangaroo "Frama" FDC's Wholesale at under HALF Retail: These early Frama machine stamp labels are always a big seller. The multiple hopping Kangaroo design motifs on this one mean it is a BIG favourite outside Australia! Amazing hoard in orig. P.O. boxes. Set of 9 different capital city postcodes on P.O. unaddressed FDC from all 9 capital. cities. Ret. $A20 set. Even soaked off as "VFU" they are worth $20 a set. Superb re-sale/investor items.
Special Offer #16
New Zealand 2006 Kapa Haka Maori Dancers Rare “Unissued” set of 5: Sold, advertised, mailed and charged to some standing order clients by NZ Post. But hastily withdrawn in panic at Eleventh Hour, as some Maori activists did not like the design images! 39 mint sets of 5 were mailed, and a few FDC, booklets and one coil roll, and they are the rarest post-war issues for 100 years from NZ. (See detailed note on these in SG “New Zealand” cat after SG #2285.) An affordable way to buy these is via the un-issued 45c "Poi" Maori dancer self-adhesive booklet stamps or the 45c coil version. FAST ordering is recommended as when my small stock is gone, they can't be replaced.
Current market leading NZ Len Jury mass selling catalogue is $17,500 a set of 5, FDC at $25,000, and coil or booklet 45c singles $2,500 each. MY price is $A1,500 a single (Stock 583AB) 45c self-adhesive booklet stamp neatly cut from the block, or $A2,750 (Stock 583AC) a horizontal pair. (45c Coil stamps the same prices - Coil strip of FOUR for $A5,000 - Stock 583AH) Or $A5,000 a booklet block of 4 (Stock 583AD) - if a block is still intact of course when you order! (A block of 4 is a booklet “pane” - each booklet has 2 panes of 4, and a pair.) Or the complete booklet of 10 for $A11,000. (One only booklet on hand - Stock 583AE)
These figures are miles lower than NZ retail which is high as tiny supply rapidly shrinks, and news of their existence slowly spreads overseas. "Linn's Stamp News" carried my story on these front page in colour. And best of all, the NZ dollar has strengthened a lot against $A in recent months. A Len Jury auction in Auckland saw a set of 5 of these sell for $14,900 on a $13,500 estimate, and a later Mowbrays NZ sale had a set 5 invoiced at $14,562. In 2016 a set 5 was invoiced at NZ’s largest stamp Auction for $11,500. Forget Auction prices - I have a full set of 5 for sale MUH at $A8,500 a set 5 (Stock 583EF) or $A30,000 for matched MUH blocks 4. (Stock 583EG)
If you buy them off me, as an Australian resident, you avoid a certain 10% GST impost upon arrival from NZ as a highly insured item, versus ordering locally, and avoid the nasty new 3-4% "overseas use surcharge" + bad exchange rate your credit card bank will certainly levy. Likewise for NZ buyers, I mail in such a way Registered as to cause no 15% GST and Customs “interest” there on entry. My copies are IN-STOCK, and ready to mail now. NZ Buyers can pay into my NZ account if they choose, to save card and Forex fees.
Remember only 39 mint sets of 5 of these were EVER sold, and a few booklets and coil stamps, and NZ Post has confirmed that in writing, and confirmed these were a fully legit PO issue - see article below. Each stamp in each set is FAR scarcer than the 1906 1d "Claret" Christchurch, which have fetched up to $NZ22,500 each at public auction. See recent strong sales and that stamp’s history here. These Kapa Haka are Classics of the future. For FAR more details of them all here. A full set of 5 from me costs only $A8,500 (Stock 583EF) - or just $A1,700 apiece!
Special Offer #17
QANTAS $2 Airbus A380 stamp, totally **IMPERFORATE** Block of 4 - just $A75!: 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.
Indeed there were only 375 left pane, and 375 x right pane ... both sheets of 12 are marked and numbered thus lower left. This is a Qantas Airbus A380 issue and that is a red hot theme, even for non stamp collectors. And it is fully imperforate. It is an 100% OFFICIAL PO issue, and one of the very smallest issues in the post war era. It was VERY limited, and has remained RED hot - just like the stamp border colour! I obtained a few by paying folks $100 cash profit to sit on the phone for hours re-dialling until they got through. THERE WAS *NO* OTHER SOURCE FOR THESE! Price per IMPERF mini sheet is from $A75 - full details here - with a LOT more photos of all the options and choices on these, even full uncut press sheets 12 available for $A500 - tinyurl.com/QantasStamp - $A75 (Stock 482YL)
Special Offer #18
Papua New Guinea WHOLESALE High Values at 5% of Catalogue value:
5 Kina Gogodala dance mask 100 copies, superb CTO from
Papua New Guinea Bureau.
Or a terrific dealer/investor hoard of 250 copies at $A 220 = $US 130
Or for 500 cost $A3,125+ at $A 375. That is only 7% of what the 'investor' paid for them at the Bureau and is 5% of the 2002 Scott Catalog retail of $US 4,500!
Papua New Guinea High Values are NEVER seen in bulk. What a superb re-seller line!
Special Offer #19
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 of them and all paperwork here. 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)
Special Offer #20
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).
Special Offer #21
Australia 1963 Navigators set 6 attractive *MUH* $A180 (*Or* Fine Used - $A140!) : 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. A 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, cat £120, is just $A140 - Stock 742JB – far SCARCER used than mint actually!) Quite nice centering for these, especially key values, clean and flat, with guaranteed original gum MUH. Retail $275, and out they go at $95 under retail - which is about $US130 as I type this. $A180 (Stock 742JA)
Special Offer #22
The Scarcest Australian Decimal Regular Issue!
The "Australia 99" Fully IMPERFORATE Navigator Mini-Sheets.
The big surprise of this mega success story International show. Produced so that you could take them and have hand created “A99” perfins punched in. NEITHER were on sale at Post Offices around the country, only by mail order, and even then they sold out in weeks after the show. WELL worth socking away a handful - they ARE catalogued and have album page provision in EVERY leading album in the world.
Official PO figures indicate only about 15,000 IMPERF sets can exist, making it the scarcest post war regular Australian issue by far. Fully catalogued and listed by Scott - their Catalogue/retail on these for either Mint or Used is $US32 ($A45) a pair. Gibbons catalogue price has jumped high as well.
My price is - Set of 2 M/S, MUH: $A30. 5 sets: $135 10 sets 2 m/s MUH: $A250. 25 sets: $A575,
Or this month's super web special - 60 sets $A1,000 = around $US750!
I also have a VERY few official PO FDC sets on hand cancelled at the Exhibition. I bought these on Day #1. They are OFFICIAL PO unaddressed covers, each with an imperf MS and each with the special Koala Bear Exhibition April 19-22 pictorial cancel. They are RARE. Per set $A60 - per 5 sets $A250. Per 10 sets $A425
Special Offer #23
Luxembourg 1956 **RARE** Europa set 3, Hoard - Superb MUH: SG Cat £700=$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)
Special Offer #24
AUSTRALIA POST YEAR BOOKS CHEAP!!
I Have a MASSIVE stock purchased cheap from a very financially embarrassed "Investor" of these ever popular Annual Collections.
SPECIAL - JUST IN STOCK – 30% OFF RETAIL!! -- deceased Estate lot of a carton of TWENTY Year Books. Complete set 1981 (Book #1) to the scarce 2000 - with the sheetlet of 16 se-tenant Olympic winners, obtainable nowhere else except in this book. The cost of these books from PO alone was $A964. And the super scarce 1988 book is in here of course - also worth about $A125. All the nineties books are difficult to scarce to find in dealer hands and often sell for double face. Priced to clear this week at under the Post Office cost! $A925
Special Offer #25
1999 Lord Howe Island Courier Post full Mint Sheets, and Damaged At Sea signed covers - >The tiny island 'David' - who whupped the "Goliath" Australia Post in a legal exchange!! Superb looking 4 colour, 4 stamp, Marine Life $1.80 stamp Issue - in MUH sheets 40 (Face value $A72!) just $A85, or FIVE sheets of 40, face $360 for just $A300!
Also, even better, I have TEN ONLY of the striking Captain and crew signed ‘Damaged At Sea’ version of these FDC’s - with FDI postmark. There were only 100 of this design ever existing - #1 was presented to the NSW Governor who launched the stamps. Rest of envelopes were destroyed as wording was in error. They were actual Yacht carried to Australia by Alan Pitt – Managing Director of Renniks/Lighthouse and a crew of friends, and are covered in color cachets inc ‘Paquebot’ &c. Each is hand numbered. They were slightly salt water wettened in the hold in the violent storm that saw a crew member FLY home as he could not face the trip back! Each is also signed by designer Margaret Murray AND Allan B. Pitt and all crew, who numbered each. Full details on this amazing voyage here. www.glenstephens.com/snseptember03.html
Each with a large green ink handstamp on reverse stating carried on sloop "Taranaki" and listing dates, times, and latitude and longitude involved. Postal history of the future for sure, from this SUPER popular island. Each $A50, per 5 for $A200.
The standard FDC above. Sailed "Damaged by sea water" cover below uses a similar envelope, and same stamps, but as you can see is festooned both sides with colourful handstamps, signatures (5) and are all individually numbered.
Special Offer #26
45c - Ian Thorpe- winning the Men's Swimming 400m Freestyle
Australian athletes won 16 Gold Medals
at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Australia
issued a special decorative sheetlet of
10 stamps for EVERY medal winner. In a
world first, these stamps were on sale
nationally the day AFTER each medal
win! See my three different front page
'Linn's Stamp News' stories on this
remarkable world first by
Cost for the whole deal illustrated above is $A100
Special Offer #27
... all my stamps - on this page or other pages are charged in
AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS at the $A prices shown.
Where I have used a £Stg or $US price etc conversion in text on any offer
at any time - that is to be treated as very APPROXIMATE as it may have
been computed a while back. It was correct at that time, but $A exchange
rates have been VERY volatile in recent times. Please use www.xe.com to ascertain the current EXACT amount in your own currency according to
Remember - I will always charge your credit
card the $A sum shown for each lot, (plus
shipping and insurance) and NOT the sum shown as rough approximation in a
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Also Member of; Philatelic Traders' Society (London) IFSDA (Switzerland) etc
Full Time Stamp Dealer in Australia for 45+ years. Life Member - American Stamp Dealers' Association. (ASDA - New York) Also Member - Philatelic Traders' Society (London) and IFSDA (Switzerland) and many other philatelic bodies