Norfolk 1974 UPU freeform M/sheet unaddressed FDC! $A40
Easily the scarcest FDC for all of Norfolk issues. Period.
As no were supplied to standing order clients. And they were NOT reprinted.
The sets of 4 were, but the Bureau never thought anyone would want the MINI SHEET!
The Bureau sourced some plain white envelopes for anyone who asked for FDC. There were **NO** printed cacheted envelopes for these.
I understand this was the world’s first free form self-stick sheet – remember we are talking 50 years back here.
Clean and fault free and fresh.
Same logic applied to dealer supplies. Crown Agent delivered the sets of 4 but the small print of mini sheets were not distributed by them. So they always were scarce and seem to recall getting $75 each for them back in the 1980s stamp boom.
Best of all these were part of the GLOBAL 1974 UPU Omnibus that had 100+ countries and this is one of the very scarcest pieces in the entire collection, and always sought.
These will get far more sought after now, as Norfolk Island from July 1, 2016 as we all know, became 100% "Australian" for the first time for postal and legal purposes - exactly as Cocos and Christmas Islands and AAT are now.
So prices of all things NORFOLK will keep rising, that is for sure, especially for nice 'CHOICE’ grade scarce material like this
All Australia Post standing order clients have now been getting Norfolk stamps and FDC for the first time in recent years, and of course many of them will opt to buy the older issues back to stamp #1. Creating vast demand - see [url]http://tinyurl.com/NorfolkPO%5b/url] for details on the MASSIVE changes that took place from June 30, 2016.
$A40 plus $A3 Global Post
Call it - "74 UPU : Stock 367KQ" - please order via new HTTPS encrypted SECURE site - https://tinyurl.com/GlensOrder And please do that NOW. Too many think “I’ll do that later” and then quickly “forget”. I then often lose the stamps in the rubble here, and waste an annoying hour finding them again.
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As most know - I do NO fairs or shows, have NO shop, and do NOT bother with ebay or any other auctions. I buy endless bulk lots from Estates, and distress sales etc, in this massive city of 6 million, with no other real stamp buyers here, and offer it here at *NETT* prices for fast turnover. NO "20%-25% Buyer Fees" and “3% credit card fees” to add to my *NETT* prices, as in auction! ZERO extra charged to use any cards - and Amex is accepted too or PayPal in ANY currency. .
Many similar mouth-watering NETT price offers are being loaded weekly onto - http://tinyurl.com/GlenRare and http://tinyurl.com/StampDeals Unless noted by me, all stampboards lots priced *$A100 and under* are generally mailed Unregistered and untracked at *YOUR* total risk, unless YOU specifically note otherwise on order form. 1,000s of my transactions here for 15 years have been delivered safely by normal post.
Orders over $100 are ALWAYS sent Registered (but Max PO cover is for $A100 only sadly) - cost is extra $A4 local. Request this on order form if you require it, under $A100. Letter size FOREIGN sendings gobally are usually only $4 untracked. Smallish large packet items FOREIGN up to 500g/1lb are normally sent in pre-paid Registered envelopes cost $17 total, near always dodging you inward VAT/GST Taxes/Fees!
Only *YOU* know if your street or Apartment address is secure - a packet covered in pretty stamps left outside, just might tempt passers-by? Only *YOU* know that, I do not. Mail contractors these days are often lazy, and leave packets or large letters on top of mailboxes etc in view of public, and/or out in wet weather etc. PO Boxes, or mailed to your work address etc, are FAR safer, if you are not home during day. If un-registered mail goes missing - sorry, your issue entirely.
"All Risk" Insurance is always possible if required as well, and is cheap at $A2 per $A100 covered locally, or $3 per $A100 overseas - and all buyers are strongly advised to use this, and I generally will add it automatically, unless asked not to. Full detail on all of this - http://tinyurl.com/Glen2-15 It is like Travel Insurance - decline that when booking your ticket, and THEN tell Qantas you really meant to take it out 3 weeks back, and ‘you now need to cancel your ticket, with no nasty penalty please’, and see how you get on with THAT one!
As per stampboard convention - this lot is offered exclusively first to board members - and on no other sales venue. For members who make a BANK TRANSFER or Money Order etc, you WILL generally get your goods faster, as it saves me some hassle - but you MUST email me the confirmation number etc - many "forget"! Phone me anytime with any queries on these stamps - 0409 399 888
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