I mailed this very pretty stamp to a member here interstate, Registered Post early May, and it has gone missing.
Presumably nicked by someone in the postal service, and that is really disappointing.
He is the CEO of a highly respected organisation, and I have no doubt at all that he did not receive it. He has been overseas on a long vacation and has only now got to chasing it up.
However it is a very distinctive stamp, and in fact several folks wanted to buy it when I listed it up, as it is so striking looking.
So just in case someone nicked it, and quietly consigns it to a real auction somewhere, or on ebay, 15,000 sets of member eyes, and many times that in "lurkers" - and the google match to this thread, might just let us nab the thief - hence I started this thread.
Please contact me or Dan direct if you hear or see it offered anywhere, and we may see justice done in the end.
I compensated him the standard compensation fee available from the PO, but that is not the point. It should NOT have been stolen in the first place.
Also the PO compensation $$ level has not increased for over 50 years since Decimal Currency in 1966 - I kid you not, despite the Registered fee being hiked 20 fold.
More on that here - https://www.glenstephens.com/snjune15.html
For more valuable sendings like this, I urge folks to have the sending insured. Much like travel insurance - we almost never need it or use it, but it is still very sound policy and I take it for ALL trips.
For a small extra fee you get full cover over the PO sum, should something be damaged or lost. For credit card orders I add generally on that fee, but this was a paypal payment, and only Registered was requested, and paid for.
It was only a few $100, and not a few $1000 very luckily, but we need be mindful that Registered mail to home addresses here is not as safe as it once was. I always urge clients now to give me a PO box address, if they have access to one.
So please keep your eyes open folks. Take a good hard look at this stamp and file it away in your memory bank, and DO contact me if you see it around.
It must be somewhere out there.
Trains went overnight from MEL to Adelaide, to catch the sailing ships at Largs Bay, gaining 2 days over sail time – more detail here - https://www.tinyurl.com/n2ywtcv So this was used on a parcel for 10,000 miles to the UK.
Superb deep Chrome Yellow colour, clean, flat, fresh and free of usual creases, tears and foxing. A BEAUTY. A commercial used high value, still having the interpanneau central gutter, is literally as rare as one having a margin Monogram. (ACSC $25,000 for a used single - think about it!)