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I charge NO nasty, nasty "Buyer's Commission" on stamps
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This is are 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! 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. Refer to the want list page for details on how to ask me

 

 

So grab a cup of coffee, sit down, and enjoy your browsing!

IMPORTANT! Every price on my lists is NETT, in weak AUSTRALIAN dollars!!
Check the low cost in YOUR currency by clicking here.

 

These Specials are for Internet buyers ONLY and are available for a VERY limited time, or until stocks run down too much...
(You MUST mention that you are ordering this off my WEBSITE to get these heavily discounted prices!):
 
 

 

 

Special Offer #19

 

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 #1

1985 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.

 10 sets of 9 ... $A85        25 sets of 9 ... $A175      50 sets of 9 ... $A300!
 

      
 
 

Special Offer #2

*GENUINE* UK MADE HAGNER SHEETS DISCOUNTED!


My Bulk Buy price is around $A1 a sheet !!!

This is over 40% OFF the current R.R.P. at $A1.75 a sheet.   Buy up .....  I have 1000's here, and as my replacement cost is going up each year, and supply issues are often CHRONIC!

 

200 sheets - $A290 ( Stock 827WF)

400 sheets - $A495 ( Stock 827WG)

600 sheets - $A715 ( Stock 827WE)

800 sheets - $A835 ( 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.  In some cases, like all of Sydney and 50K radius Metro area 800 (22 kilos) costs EXACTLY the same $ cost as one carton of 200!  Odd but true.  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.  I can mail these overseas for VERY attractive rates – using VFU stamps – ask me.

 

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Special Offer #3

 

DELUXE “LEATHER LOOK” BINDERS FOR HAGNER SHEETS, WITH MATCHING SLIPCASES - DIRT CHEAP - AS LOW AS  $35 A SET!

Superb big black real "leather look" jumbo thickness, with matching black heavy duty slipcase.   The photo above shows exactly what you will receive. (No stamps or Hagners of course!)   

These have the discreet 5 gold stripes on spine, and are superb.  Check the deep leather look graining .. they REALLY look classy, and are MILES better looking than some shiny vinyl things on sale for twice this price.  

5 or 10 of these on bookshelf REALLY look classy.  Red, green and blue never looked like leather to me, as I cannot ever recall seeing a red, blue or green COW!    

These have the LARGEST capacity you can buy.  Beware of thin spine binders, which often cost more, and of course store less sheets!  These 4 ring binders hold about 40-50 Hagner type sheets very comfortably in most cases, although if you store a lot of FDC or covers on #1 or #2 size Hagner sheets, they are clearly a little less per album due to thickness. 

So the 5 Binder/Slipcase deal will hold the 200 Hagner sheets VERY nicely.  And 400 Hagners will fit perfectly into 10 sets, and likewise 15 sets will house the 700 sheets.

The very classy leather look slipcase alone should cost this much!  ”Seven Seas Stamps” sell their garish colour album protective SLIPCASES ALONE for about $A22 EACH - www.sevenseas.com.au/catalog/?id=166   You MUST have slipcases for storage in this country especially. 

It keeps most dust and junk and moisture and insects OUT of your stamps, which is what causes rust/toning/foxing.   You MUST use slipcases - please read my detailed story about this very important matter here from my 'Stamp News' magazine article: www.tinyurl.com/GlenMay16   

 

I’ve seen retail elsewhere of over $A60 a set for this kind of Binder/Slipcase quality!  These are under $A35 a set – indeed are about $A30 a set when bought as a discount lot with Hagner sheets.

FIVE sets of Deluxe binders
AND the 5 matching slipcases for $A215 (Stock 827WJ)

Or a huge factory carton of 10 sets for just: $A400  (Stock 827WK)

Or TWO huge cartons i.e. 20 sets for just: $A700 (Stock 827WL

 NOTE: - Although these are VERY bulky as you can see – they are LIGHT, so post cost is VERY reasonable.  And of course I used light CTO valuable franking on ALL my parcels!  If you order 5 sets at the SAME TIME as the Hagner sheets special offer above, the extra cost to ship these Binders/Slipcases is generally minimal (often NIL) as weight is not great.

 

Special Offer #3a

COMBINE Hagner sheets AND Deluxe Binders/Slipcases

to house them all in, and SAVE another $A100!

Order 200 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 above, that will house them perfectly, and safely, and you save about 50% off retail price!

Instead of paying $A290 and $A215 - you pay only $A485 plus shipping, and save $A20 extra. (Stock 827WP)

And remember the shipping is nearly (indeed often exactly the same) the same cost for the Hagners, if you add the 5 x Slipcases/Binders to the same order in the same carton.

Order 400 Hagners of your choice or sizes (normally $A495) and TEN x Deluxe Binders/Slipcase to house them in (normally $400) together for $A895 and save a further $A40! (Stock 827WQ)  (Due to weight and volume, these are shipped as two parcels.)

Order 600 Hagners of your choice or sizes (normally discounted to $A715) and TWENTY x Deluxe Binders/Slipcase to house them in (normally discounted to $A700) together for $A1,315 and save a further $A100! (Stock 827WR) Due to weight and volume these are shipped as three parcels.)
 

 

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 #4

1985 33¢ "Barred Edge" Frama Labels Stamps:   Australia's - indeed the Southern Hemisphere's FIRST ever Frama machine label design stamps!  Same colorful red.white/blue design as the 1984 Barred Edge,  but these were a rate increase set, 33c from 30c, and thus are FAR scarcer to be honest.  Complete P.O. set 9 mint unhinged still in original PO glassines:  Ret. $A20 set (once was $A60!)   10 sets $A75   --   25 sets $A165   --   50 sets $A250
 

 
 
 
 

 Special Offer #5

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 #6

CHINA  ...  Mao Tse Tung - Entire Cultural Revolution series $A125!


From April 20th 1967 to August 1970.   Scott 938 -1046 complete, (less the cheap #1019/37)  i.e. you are buying 81 different stamps in total here.   Full colour perforated forgeries/reprints (no idea which is correct to be honest!) in a handsome 8 page, 7" x 10" full colour folder/mini stockbook. All neatly arranged in clear hawid mounts.  Includes all 4 of the valuable se-tenant strips 5 and the super rare 1968 8f "Entire Nation Is Red" stamp, Scott #999a.   Originals of that one  stamp alone are now selling MUH in auction for $A125,000.00 apiece – the PRC market is RED HOT in 2010 -  www.glenstephens.com/snapril10.html

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 #7

“The Engraved Stamps Of The Commonwealth Of
Australia” - price *Reduced* $A200 this month!

The quite magnificent official Australia Post produced coffee table book. Compiled by Richard Breckon. 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.  Being so recent they almost NEVER come on the market - no-one wants to let them go!

Semi opaque interleaved pages with designs on them. Real heavyweight grade archival weight paper. Varnished glazed paper for effect in parts. The photos really do not begin to convey the lavishness and class of this book.  My guess is the book and slipcase cost well over $100 to make.  Shows masses of issued designs and superlative background info.  Similar in size to a ‘Leather’ PO Year Book.  

Also contains 28 different Official correct size recess printed DIE PROOFS in black from the original dies - from 1913 1d Engraved KGV to 1965 Anzac. Inc most early commems - like Bridge, Jubilee, Canberra, Hermes, Sturt, Sesquicentenary etc.  Also high value Definitives like the £1 Robes and Arms, 7/6d Cook &c.  All this at around $14 an official die proof!  And NOT obtainable any other way than via this book.

The die proofs sold separately would realise FAR more than the entire book is selling for here.  The KGV 1d Engraved, or £1 Robes could very easily bring $100 on their own if sold separately as official PO issued die proofs.

A magnificent book for ANY collector to own. Words cannot describe the lavish production and contents and luxury "feel" .... EVERY person - dealer or collector -
who has seen it here in the office desk picked it up and said "WOW"!  Gary Watson's Prestige Philately got $437 for a set in a Public Auction. They call them "without doubt the BEST product released by Australia post in recent decades”.  Bought 3 in an estate, and have reduced price of last 2 from $500 to just $300 each! Buy yourself a classy GIFT you'll always love handling and looking at  $A300  - (Order as stock number 428YS)

 

 

Special Offer #8

 

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 #9

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 #10

Lady Diana Stamp Errors.

 Well,  I get to be offered all sorts of things in this business.  How about the apparent first offering after 15 years laying un-recognised, of Lady Diana stamps printed Tete-Beche???!!

 I bought them cheap,  and am selling them cheap.   They may well be worth TEN times my silly low price of a few dollars each from error specialists or mainline dealers.  As usual, my business logic holds fast – “you can’t go broke making a fast profit”!    In a short time they’ll all be sold.    And so what if they later get auctioned etc … it is not my worry.


For full details and colour photos click HERE: (https://www.glenstephens.com//diana.html is link to use)

 

 

Special Offer #11
 

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

 

LIGHTHOUSE STOCKBOOKS AT Under HALF THE COST OF HAGNER SHEETS !!!!!   



 

Bulk in bulk and pay 20% UNDER RETAIL!


This is a wonderful lot.   My BEST selling line all year.   Another few pallets of stock just arrived.  All BLACK pages as that is what all collectors prefer.  Your stamps look SO much better on black pages than white.  The universal best-seller 32 page size.   More details on this offer here - www.glenstephens.com/lighthouse.html

This new Deluxe line has really CLASSY looking covers front and back - like a rich 'marbled' leather look I suppose you'd call it.  SO much nicer looking than the boring solid colours used for the past 30 years - even by "Lighthouse"!  A lovely mix of cover colours per carton as you can see in photo.  Five different colours - 2 books in each colour per carton.  PERFECT for your fast location of your GB, NZ, Norfolk or USA or Canada collections.   

These are top quality West German made "Lighthouse" books.  The BEST!  Surely your stamps DESERVE the best .... and at HALF the usual storage costs ..... why ever not?!   The photos above were taken by me, and are of the books and colours you actually receive.

These books have CRYSTAL CLEAR strips - 9 strips per page.  This is much more expensive than glassine to manufacture of course, but with glassine your stamps are always half hidden behind murky/cloudy type glassine when you look at them.  VERY few stockbooks (only a few %) sold in the past 25 years have CLEAR strips, as the cost to make them is high. 

Strong LINEN HINGED pages on both sides for very long wear, and DOUBLE glassine interleaving to protect all your stamps - and stopping the cheaper single interleaved pages from tangling and crumpling up - which they ALWAYS do! 

 

 

Retail price is $33 each.  My 2 carton buy is more than 20% below retail price! 

 

I am selling these ONLY in  Factory cartons of TEN for $A270  (Stock code 592SK)

 

Or TWO factory cartons of ten = 20 stockbooks -  for just $A515!
 (
A80¢ a  page!)
– over 20% discount retail. (Stock code 592SL)

 

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

 

 

Postage and insurance is of course extra, but as always, I use carefully selected, light cancelled, philatelically VERY valuable stamps and se-tenant strips, small run modern mini sheets of 10 etc on every carton mailed, so the "real" shipping cost is often basically zero to you.  POSTAGE ON TWO BOXES is exactly the SAME as ONE box within Sydney!  Indeed, TO ANYWHERE within the Sydney Metro/Central Coast/Newcastle/Wollongong costs the SAME for 1 or 2 boxes - i.e. $A10 Registered post and packing in total.  

Don't ask me why but if I mail you ONE stock book it costs exactly the same as TWENTY books costs!  Australia Post calls anything over 500g a "parcel" therefore 501 grams to 20 kilos costs the identical dollar figure to ship to these areas.  So you save a FORTUNE on shipping if buying your stockbooks in one order. 

REMEMBER: It is a great idea to now and again re-house ALL your stamps.   At this price why not do that NOW?  Stockbooks 10-15 years old WILL have mould growing on the pages if stored in Australia.  NO doubt about it.  In any coastal areas it will start in well under 10 years.  And on black pages it is VERY hard - indeed almost impossible -  to see with the naked eye.  You WILL see it using a UV lamp - go check your books!  For a measly $26 a new stockbook to put your $1,000s of stamps into a brand new clean book makes superb sense. 

In 25 years of stamp dealing I have learnt one truism.  No collector can EVER have too many empty stockbooks!  Just because you "think" you will not use 10 or 20 (or 30 or 40 or 50) you are WRONG.   Trust me 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Offer #13



Papua New Guinea WHOLESALE High Values at  5%  of Catalogue value:  

    1994  5 Kina  Gogodala dance mask 100 copies, superb CTO from Papua New Guinea Bureau.  
Cost literally $A625++  from the Bureau to purchase at the time, as Kina was worth 25% more than one $A!!   S.G. #723, Catalogue Value £375 = $A1,100.  Or Scott # 839, Retail $US900    = $A1,500    Cheap at $A120

 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 #14

                                                                                                                    

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

 

To see a larger image, click here.

The IMPERFORATE Navigator mini sheets issued at the exhibition caused a sensation when it was discovered only 30,000 sets were issued - and about half of those received the "A99" perfin.  (See lowest sheet photo.)  The "brown" sheet all got a rare 15½ perf gauge.  Therefore only 15,000 stamps can exist with that perf.

They are well catalogued in all international stamp catalogues.  See the official letter from Australia Post on these - https://www.glenstephens.com//letter.pdf

I have good stocks and these are easily the scarcest post-war Australia post issue.  Tuck a few sets away for the future - or your collection.

The Seven Seas "ASC" Catalogue value on this pair is $A120.  My special price is HALF Cat - $A70 a pair MUH.  5 sets for $A300.  10 sets for $A500

To see a larger image of all THREE, click here.

For far more details on this issue - click here: https://www.glenstephens.com//sept99text.html

Or to cover all bases - an IMPERF set, and an "A99" set MUH for $90.   5 sets $350.   10 sets $A600. 

 

 

 

 

Special Offer #15

AUSTRALIA POST YEAR BOOKS CHEAP!!   


I Have a MASSIVE stock purchased cheap from a very financially embarrassed "Investor" of these ever popular Annual Collections. 

Generally 15 or 20 of EACH book, 1981 to 2000, including all the expensive "Black Leather" Executive books,  and the Deluxe brown boxed 1988 Bicentennial set of 5 albums which cost $50 to buy ex PO.  (My price $40 if purchased separately) - and this is a very popular line for me.   

I am always buying year books and always have a ton of stock ... an entire wall to ceiling bookshelf full in fact!

All must clear regardless of cost.  Let me quote on what YOU need: my price will amaze you!   I can supply full sets, single books,  multiples of any year,  or just the 2 or 3 or 4 you need for completeness.   For more details of these and GB, NZ and PNG Books -  just click HERE!  THE most extensive website listing in the southern Hemisphere on these. discounts of 10% and 15% for multiple purchases too ... off my already low prices!

Not only Australia - but NZ and PNG and GB Year Books are also listed and priced on the hot link above.  Please check it out today - photos and details etc on Year Books.

SPECIAL - JUST IN STOCK -- 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 $200 under the Post Office cost! $A765

 

 

Special Offer #16

1999 Lord Howe Island Courier Post "Damaged At Sea" Covers. 
The tiny island  'David'  -  who whupped  the "Goliath" Australia Post in a legal exchange!!   Superb looking 4 colour,  4 stamp,  Marine Life Issue - in MUH sheets 40 (Face value $A72!)  $A85,  TEN of the stunning booklets containing same (Face value $A72) for $85,  and the FDC.   Ten for $A85.    Read my article on the legal battle HERE!   

 

Also, even better,  I have TWENTY FIVE  ONLY of the striking  Captain &crew signed ‘Damaged At Sea’ version of these FDC’s - with FDI postmark.  There were only 100 of this design existing - #1 was presented to the NSW Governor who launched the stamps.  Rest of envelopes destroyed as wording was in error.  They were actual yacht carried to Australia by Alan Pitt - M.D. of Renniks/Lighthouse and a crew of friends,  and are covered in color cachets inc ‘Paquebot’ &c.   Other cachets inc a boxed red "Damaged By Sea Water In Transit".   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.   Full details on this amazing voyage here.

 

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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 $A 60, per 5 for $A 225. 

 

  

 

The standard FDC above. Sailed "Damaged by sea water" cover below above 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 #17

 
Special Australia Post '2000 Olympic Gold Medal Winners' Album:
 
 
(Missed by MOST collectors!)
 
 
     
   

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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 clicking here:

Australia Post rushed out this special album, with all 16 Gold Medal Winner sheets inside, perfectly housed on black #1 size Hanger sheets.  A LOT of dealers and collectors overlooked this official issue, as it did not receive much publicity at all.  As "Olympics" is a major thematic/topical worldwide, this will always be a key item. And it is of course an 100% OFFICIAL Australia Post Album.

The FACE value of the stamps inside alone was $A72, and the album and Hagner sheets cost extra.  I bought a bunch of these as I had a hunch they'd be overlooked. 

 

Cost for the whole deal illustrated above is $A100

    

 

 

Special Offer #18

 

 
. Adolf Hitler ‘FUTSCHES REICH’ (Ruined Empire)12pf red  Propaganda forgery Mini Sheet of 4: 

Fresh mint unhinged and imperf.  The then current Hitler German 12pf letter rate stamp design lampooned with smiling Hitler ‘Death Mask’.   Originals were part of the World War 2 USA Office Of Strategic Services (OSS) “Operation Cornflake” propaganda campaign to undermine the German public. 

Details of this wide ranging stamp propaganda campaign were not found until shortly after the death of wartime USA President Franklin D. Roosevelt - whose stamp collection was sold at auction and official letters outlining this issue were discovered among it.

The original "Skull" stamps were key part of a high level clandestine plan to undermine the morale of the average German citizen.  The Allies felt that if many German people started receiving Anti-Nazi propaganda in their morning mail delivered punctually at breakfast time by the mailman, they would feel that their "German Empire" was falling apart from within.

They were the brainchild of General "Wild Bill" Donovan, head of the OSS - the U.S. espionage agency during World War II (that later became the CIA) who ordered the original stamps printed by OSS operations in Switzerland.

The OSS decided that the best way to smuggle the mail into the regular German postal system was to bomb mail trains.  In addition to the bombs possibly destroying the trains, they dropped sacks of mail containing Anti-Nazi propaganda.  During the confusion of cleaning up the wreck, the false mail sacks were mixed with the damaged German mail. 

The OSS re-created all aspects of the German Postal system from real business return addresses to many thousands of names and addresses pulled from the telephone directories.  They even replicated the mail bags, postal markings and every other detail of the postal system.  Every letter was franked with the fake "Skull" stamps.  On opening the letter, they would find it filled with anti-Nazi propaganda often including the 12pf red "Futsches Reich" stamp.

"War is Hell" as we all know and Donovan wrote to Roosevelt: "Every fortnight approximately 500 to 1200 copies of the Frankfurter Zeitung are likewise sent into Germany where they are mailed to individuals whose addresses appear in the death notices of soldiers who are reported to have died for the fatherland."

The original forgeries are fully catalogued in Michel, and of course are rare and expensive and seldom are offered on the market.  A huge amount of detailed info on this amazing propaganda campaign, and the Hitler forgeries and reprints can be found here:

 
I bought these mint reprint/forgery Miniature Sheets of 4 stamps over 25 years ago in my first year of stamp dealing, from an old dealer of Jewish background,  and have not seen them since until cleaning up this month!   I have no idea of their origin, but they are obviously well over 25 years old. 

Surely be useful for Judiaca or Germany or USA or forgery collectors?   One x  fresh imperforate MUH Miniature sheet as shown in photo $A30  or per 5 -  $A90

 

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