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What to do with tons of Australia Post presentation packs?

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I have been tasked to clear the 'stamp stuff' of a recently-deceased friend, and I found five tubs of Australia Post presentation packs. Hundreds, if not thousands of them. Mostly three each, from the 1990s to the early 2010s. There are also some souvenir sheets. I figured that he had a standing order with Australia Post. There's also a note that said - TOTAL FACE VALUE: about A$5,000.

Any suggestion on what's the best way of 'getting rid' of these? I thought of consigning them to an auction house in Australia, but the weight (at least 30kg) makes the shipping cost prohibitive. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Yes weight is the issue for sure.

I mailed just a few kilos to Singapore this month and it was $150 post cost!

Being several of each, no interest to a collector as a lot, of an all different run, and being over 10 years out of date, a strictly under face 'postage' type lot. Via a dealer on an auction same result basically, but auctions levy 40% in buyer/seller/insurance fees, to make the end result a total disaster to seller, on such simple to value lots.

And as a foreign vendor all your lots are taxable 'T' lots at Auctions, and 10% GST is charged to buyers on top of the 20% buyer fees etc! So local buyers lower their real top bid by 30%.

We were in Singapore last month, and shipped back 7 pieces of checked baggage.

We are overnighting there in SIN next month on way back from Brunei, and if you do not find a home by then, can probably work out something. :lol:

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Take them out of the packs & sell as mint decimal stamps.

That will solve your weight issue.

Someone on the Board here, if they are the current local letter values, may make you an offer you can't refuse. :)
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Spoken like a true collector! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Brad, this era is now 'postage' whether in packs or singles, when in duplicate. However, apart from the 10 mere hours you are suggesting to be wasted for Margie to dismember them as a favour for a deceased friend, whose time is money, (yes TEN hours when adding and sorting is done - remind yourself - what do you charge YOUR business time at?!) Many 1000s of singles are a total nightmare to sort and handle and use - at both ends. And to later bag and count and double check at each end. Trust me.

Margie clearly mentions there are FIVE TUBS of them. Will be 1000s of packs.

And almost none are the current letter rate now, as you cheerfully suggest, which will likely move up to $1.50 in January anyway, and none of these will cover that.

Also, cheerfully totally unknown to most collectors who have never dismantled this era, the poor quality clear mounts often used then, means the lower perfs of MANY sets get and retain an oily greasy, sticky, dark brown staining, along all the lower perfs. AND are a nightmare to peel away as they are often glued in tight with this gunk. Another great reason to leave them alone. :!: :!:

But what would silly old stamp dealers know of such bog basic real world realities. 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Glen

You must come down to a Brighton Philatelic Society auction one night. You would have a great time. :D
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