I bought these off someone who literally paid $98.60 each - 34 years back!
Gold and Silver bullion prices have been VERY strong lately as you know.
1 - 1854 Western Australia 1d Black Swan - (Stock 526AA)
2 - 1860 South Australia 2/- Queen Victoria - (Stock 526AB)
3 - 1882 Queensland QV Chalon Head £1 - (Stock 526AC)
4 - 1888 NSW Centennial "Lord Carrington" 20/- or £1 Top Val - (Stock 526AD)
** 5 - 1900 Victoria Boer War 1d Victoria Cross - (Stock 526AE)
6 - 1913 £2 Kangaroo and Map - (Stock 526AF) *NOW SOLD OUT!*
7 - 1927 Parliament House Opening 1½d Maroon - (Stock 526AG)
8 - 1931 Sir Charles Kingsford Smith Aviator 6d - (Stock 526AH)
** 9 - 1932 Opening Sydney Harbour Bridge 5/- - (Stock 526AI)
10 - 1934 John Macarthur's Centenary "Ram" 9d - (Stock 526AJ)
11 - 1940 WW2 Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) 6d - (Stock 526AK)
12 - 1949 £1 Pound Coat Of Arms high value - (Stock 526AL)
13 - 1949 Henry Lawson 2½d - (Stock 526AM)
14 - 1951 Foundation Commonwealth 3d join pair (Stock 526AN) (*STOCK LOW!*)
15 - 1953 QE2 Coronation 2/- ... (Stock 526AO) (*STOCK VERY LOW!!*)
16 - 1955 Cobb & Co Stage Coach 2/- (Stock 526AP) (*STOCK VERY LOW!!*)
17 - 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games 7½d - (Stock 526AQ)
18 - 1957 7d Australian Flying Doctor - (Stock 526AR) - (*STOCK VERY LOW!!*)
19 - 1960 5d Melbourne Cup Centenary - (Stock 526AS) (*STOCK VERY LOW!!*)
20 - 1961 Dame Nellie Melba Cent. 5d - (Stock 526AT) (*STOCK VERY LOW!!*)
21 - 1964 10/- Captain Matthew Flinders - (Stock 526AU)
22 - 1964 Captain James Cook 7/6d - (Stock 526AV) *NOW SOLD OUT!*
23 - 1965 Anzac Landing on Gallipoli 2/3d - (Stock 526AW)
24 - 1986 America's Cup Yacht Race 36c - (Stock 526AX) (*STOCK VERY LOW!!*)
25 - 1988 Australian Bicentenary 37c Commemorative - (Stock 526AY)
(All except 19/20/24 are in hard green card long DL original shipping folders ex Hallmark.)
A perfect opportunity for you to own a collection of Australian stamps, gleaming proof struck in Solid Silver and plated with 24 carat gold known as "The Australian Collection".
The iconic Australia and State stamp issues are here - SAME size - £2 Kangaroo, 1932 5/- Harbour Bridge, 1d Black Swan, £2 "Arms", Victoria Boer War Charity, NSW £1 Lord Carrington, £1 Queensland £1 green 'Large Chalon' etc, etc.
A few of the following photos are taken from the Deluxe advertising brochure - the copy from my Archive files - that Australia Post mailed to all those on the Bulletin mailing list back then.
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 etc. See his letter below from my files.
The Australian Collection - Issued under the authority of Australia Post, to commemorate Australia's Bicentenary in 1988, by Hallmark Diemasters & Engravers Pty. Limited, was made in a Limited run.
Each ingot is identical in exterior size to its original stamp but MUCH thicker of course. Highly polished Proof quality, hand struck in solid sterling silver, plated with 24 carat gold, and each is a substantial 2.2 mm thick as you can see in photo.
They near all come in the original mail out folders with the ingot securely encased in a large, DL size hard and thick original folder like this -
FIVE of YOUR choice# of precious metal ingots for $A200 (Stock 526ABC)
TEN of YOUR choice# of precious metal ingots for $A350 (Stock 527ADE)
TWENTY of YOUR choice# of precious metal ingots for $A600 (Stock 527AFJ)
Call it - "Ingots : Stock 562??" - please order via new HTTPS encrypted SECURE site - www.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.
All payment details etc are on: www.tinyurl.com/GlenPay - NICE VFU franking is used whenever possible, when I mail (depending on how busy PO counter is!) and I ALWAYS use stamps of some kind locally : see member pix of some of that franking here - www.tinyurl.com/GlenCTO COMBINED POSTAGE is fine - save big money when buying more than 1 lot at once! For overseas members, to find out the approx goods cost in YOUR currency, click here - www.xe.com - the $A has CRASHED lately, and for USA buyers etc, my prices are REALLY cheap in your money! MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - don't like it - mail it back within 48 hours of receiving it. No-one ever has yet.
Remember, adding another lot of mine (posted by either Admin, GlenStephens or Global Administrator or ozstamps) here (or on my website www.glenstephens.com/rarity.html ) for sale, in general adds ZERO to your shipping cost, so have a good look at what is on offer on the pages here, in case something else appeals. And "lay-by/layaway" is always possible - email me with any queries to ozstamps [at] g mail dot com - OR "trade-ins" always possible! If you have a pile of surplus stuff, I may well be happy to offset that against this item, see: www.tinyurl.com/GlenBuy
As most know - I do NO fairs or shows, have NO shop, and do NOT bother with ebay or any other auctions. I buy endless bulk lots from Estates, and distress sales etc, in this massive city of 6 million, with no other real stamp buyers here, and offer it here at *NETT* prices for fast turnover. NO "20%-25% Buyer Fees" and “3% credit card fees” to add to my *NETT* prices, as in auction! ZERO extra charged to use any cards - and Amex is accepted too or PayPal in ANY currency. .
Many similar mouth-watering NETT price offers are being loaded weekly onto - www.tinyurl.com/GlenRare and www.tinyurl.com/StampDeals Unless noted by me, all stampboards lots priced *$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 globally 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!
"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 - www.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 send cheque 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