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I’ve busily listed up a ton of new stuff this week, many cheap COLLECTIONS - and REDUCED the prices of much older material after my stocktake on June 30 - do take a look. June 30 was the end of our Financial Year here, so have chopped the prices on MANY offers below to get July sales - DO take a look right now!

LOTS of folks here add nice stamps to their Self-Managed Superannuation Funds here - a great system!

The FIRST person to complete the order form always secures the goodies, and the lots are then deleted, so be fast, as each month dozens of orders arrive too late. No nasty, cheeky, 20-25% 'Buyer Fees' off ME! See $1,000 and pay $1,000 - not $1,250. :lol:

Please bookmark THIS page - www.tinyurl.com/RarityGlen - and do pass that link onto your stamp buddies - I am sure they'll apprecate the deals! :mrgreen:

For those not following the story, Stanley Gibbons Limited has now recently officially changed its name to 'SGLB REALISATIONS 2023 LIMITED' and the Stanley Gibbons websites now appear to be www.baldwins.co – I am not making this up – no-one could. Seems like they owed about £45 million, with trading stock worth only a few million, before the new owners spent over a million quid (so far) with PWC, placing them into Administration so someone new called Strand Collectibles Group could emerge as a buyer/owner somehow. This month they were selling things on ebay for 99p, to try and turn the ship around! A lot more reading of the details, and financials here for those interested – www.tinyurl.com/Mess-SG

And 100s of lower priced stamp goodies are here NOW - www.tinyurl.com/StampDeals - do check them out - they change each few hours, and are regularly discounted 30%-50% etc!!

I update this page each day or so, often several times a day. Anything sold is removed very quickly. These offers below are hence *ALL* in stock. Glen. :mrgreen:

They are listed in no order whatever - too busy - use your 'CTRL+F' keys to allow you to search for ANYTHING on this page. i.e. type 'Tasmania' or 'Canada' in there, and all listings with those words in here, show up etc. :!:

When these lots are SOLD via a competed order form, they are removed forever - very fast. Each month, dozens of folks order something that has just been sold to others. Often the items were UNIQUE, so *never* hesitate! :idea:

Save $A650 legally on your ebay sendings, or your work mail, by buying a carton of current and legitimate $1.20 peel and stick stamps etc off me. These are NOT the usual illegal Chinese forgeries from FakeBay. Good for all letters, parcel and foreign mail. 'INTERNATIONAL' stamps dirt cheap too, in peel and stick booklets. When sold, they are gone forever. Pass this link to your business friends, ebay sellers of anything, or any Charities you might be connected with, to save them a fortune in mail costs - legally.

Have loaded up below some cool lots - - many untouched stamp collection lots DIRT CHEAP. The new ACSC 'Federal Period 1901-1912' - 353 huge A4 pages in COLOUR! India 1882 Q.Vic 1 Anna, 6 Pies Sepia Brown INVERTED Watermark at $600 UNDER SG!

Take a look below - some amazing low prices. The AUD will bounce back - history tells us this - the SMART ones overseas, are the ones who lock in near this LOWEST FOR YEARS rate.


July 26 here now - The $A has weakened very badly in recent times - a SUPERB time for Americans to buy up! It is like a 'Turkey Shoot' as they say there! A $A1,000 piece costs an American about $US660 today. Even STERLING (now about 2 to 1) and Euro and $ Canadian etc look SUPER strong! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Local buyers can't even THINK about buying from overseas now - buy from the list below at the exact weak AUD prices you see - no nasty 20%-25% Auction Buyers fee added, PLUS credit card fees added on, and no 10% import duty on top of the quite terrible exchange rates!

$1000s of superb stamp prizes to be won here in a 20 second simple guess - you have about a 1 in 50 chance of winning - total no brainer - www.tinyurl.com/2024-SPA - and the AFL Football comp with $100s prizes is with us again - www.tinyurl.com/AFL-2024 - all totally FREE to be in! Any MANY other free prize threads each week.


SUGGESTION .. check your email SPAMBOX please. As my client emails are wordy, and often contain shock/horror words like - 'Discounts', 'Save', 'Bargains' and 'Specials' etc, some programs auto mark them as 'SPAM'. Please find them in your Spam/Junk Box, and click the 'THIS SENDER NOT SPAM' tab, and the issue is then fixed forever!


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*EVERY* Australia Annual stamp yearbook since 1981 in stock - CHEAP! - www.tinyurl.com/yearbks

HAGNER sheets and superb binders/slipcases CHEAP - www.glenstephens.com/hagner.html

Cartons of Lighthouse stockbooks near 40% under retail! - www.tinyurl.com/lighthouseSB

All Special offers are here - www.glenstephens.com/special.html

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Please order via new HTTPS encrypted SECURE site - click HERE ---> https://tinyurl.com/GlensOrder


And even more latest stamp gossip and breaking news is here here - www.tinyurl.com/SIN7-24 and www.tinyurl.com/June-SN and www.tinyurl.com/SN-5-24 and www.tinyurl.com/Margo4-24 - and also here - www.facebook.com/stampboards


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100s of my FAR cheaper stamp lots here - *Bookmark* It! ---> https://tinyurl.com/StampDeals
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1996 Aust Olympic Mini Sheets CTO full gum Melb GPO x 30 - $40 under face! - $A95 - 2024 is the OLYMPIC year, and all things Olympic will be popular and SALEABLE thus. A gorgeous design, with gold foiled embossed design of the Olympic torch on face of each unit as you can see. 1996 Aust Olympic stamp Miniature Sheets CTO full gum Melbourne GPO x 30 - just $A95. ATLANTA 1996 to Australia Olympic SYDNEY 2000 Miniature Sheets - CTO full gum Melbourne GPO x 30 - Face value $A135. To clear at just $95! High retail. Brilliant ebayer lot. $A40 UNDER face - $A95 - Stock 362DEL

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Australia 1932 5/- Bridge fresh unused, only $A325! - The stamp missing from 99% of Australian collections. Came from England recently with a migrant, where I imagine it has been for probably 82 years. Clean fresh unused no gum, with NO usual ugly hinge remains, or usual aging. Perforations are MILES better than usual for these as you can see – remember, these were printed on what was essentially cheap, coarse weave, blotting paper, which hinge thins VERY readily, and also 'fluffy' or 'woolly' ugly perfs are the 100% norm on these. Printed at the height of the Great Depression. A bargain prioced copy to fill that blank space for someone. Only 72,800 printed, our rarest stamp, and near all of those were corner 'CTO’d' for the Specimen packs, so unused copies are RARE, and actual postal used are seldom seen. In the Great Depression 5/- was a fortune to spend on a mint collector stamp, when anyone who HAD a job got only 10/- a week pay! SG 143, £425=$A850. Bought cheap in a large collection lot, to sell in DAYS for just $US215 at $A325 - Stock 564EK

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New Zealand 1927 3/- Pale Mauve Admiral Superb Used - The thick Cowan chalk faced paper, recess intaglio printed, using the superb engraved Bradbury Wilkinson London plate. SG 470, £200=$A400. Scott 183. Superbly clean and fresh, and perfect centred, with superb perfs too. Crisp dated NZ cds. Remember near all used copies of this very high value parcel stamp at that time got the large rubber thicj ring ‘Killer’ cancel that look really terrible. So top copies get a strong premium .. as about 1 in 50 copies qualify! These were printed on Chalk Faced watermarked paper. This is literally very finely powdered chalk, that is ‘rolled on’ to normal paper, offering a super silky smooth printing finish, versus the comparatively clearly pocked and uneven surface of regular stamp paper.

So, for intaglio, recess printed steel plate, raised print stamps like this, it offers a vastly superior surface, and razor sharp impressions. HOWEVER, the porous chalk sucks in humidity and moisture like a sponge. Over ~97 humid summers, this paper dampness causes overall brown toning at minimum, and very often noticeable perf foxing and ‘rust’ as well. Occurs with ALL chalk faced issues, and choice copies are SCARCE. and of course the use of this paper stopped quickly, as it also was very expensive. Clean and flat and fresh, free of old hinges and gook. SG 470, £200=$A400 – just $US115 at $A175 - Stock 692PQ


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Sydney 2000 Olympic Gold Medal Winner INSTANT stamps FDC x 200 - Cat $2,000 for just *$150*! - Amazing lot, created by a local chap here personally, back 24 years back. Australia Post NEVER sold FDC of these stamps as a standing order. One needed to do them yourself in person. These 'instant' Gold medal stamps were a world first – the issue of which, I broke to the stamp word at the time, after being flown by AP to Melbourne to unveil it – and it made the front page of ‘Linns Stamp News’ etc - see tinyurl.com/Glen2000 etc - one needed to line up and get the ‘instant print’ stamps at the GPO, and affix them yourself and line up to have then hand cancelled. This chap took it to heart. :mrgreen:

He went and bought 200 of the Official Post Office Olympic blank covers at 40c each (=$A80!) lined up and bought the ink still wet ‘instant’ stamps, then affixed 200 x 45c stamps (cost $A90), and then had most of them cancelled for the first 2 medals – the men’s Freestyle Swimming Relay and Ian Thorpe’s stunning 400 metres win. He did 90+ each of those, and a handful of other medal swimmers. We have 200 covers here – some age storage issues after 24 years, but many totally superb of course, and ACSC is cat $10 each for these, so ACSC cat is $2,000+. In this Olympic Mad Year, someone will make a killing listing these on ebay etc. You pay less than these cost to make, 24 years back! Just $US95 at $A150 – Stock 482PX

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Aust 1995 $15 Pygmy Duck Wetlands Stamp sheet 20, FACE $300 for just $A80! - The stamps were 100% official issues by the Federal Government. They were approved and sold at face value by the Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service, which changed its name in 1993 to the Australian Nature Conservation Agency. Both are governed by the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act of 1975. Monies from their sale went to Federal Government consolidated revenue. These beautifully printed large sized stamps were primarily issued to receipt the entry fees to Wetland Parks, most notably the famous World Heritage Site - the Kakadu Wetlands in the Northern Territory. These stamps were used on entry tickets to the superb Kakadu Park Wetlands. All visitors needed to pay a $15 entry fee to the Park at this time, and the entry ticket was receipted with a cancelled copy of this stamp being affixed.

Robin Hill, the designer of the 1995 stamps, is a highly respected waterfowl artist. Hill also did the illustrations for the complete catalogue of this genre - "Waterfowl of North America: The Complete Ducks, Geese and Swans" - Robin Hill was born in Australia in 1932, and studied art in both Australia and England before moving to the Washington, D.C area in 1971, where he still lives. He has had many one-man art shows in the United States and abroad. Superb flat MUH – FACE VALUE $300 which is what someone paid. Imprint and plate numbers as you can see for re-sellers etc. Superb BIRD topical. Or ebay re-seller lot etc. Yours for just $A80! About $US55 for US buyers - Hill is well known in the USA. BIRDS ON STAMPS is the world's biggest selling stamp thematic and BIRD collectors are always seeking someone new and unusual. $US50 at $A80 – Stock 892LP

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Kenya Uganda Tanganyika 1936 KGV 1/- rare perf with RPSL Cert - KGV 1/- black and green, rare perf 13 x 12 depicting ‘Lake Naivasha’ – superb recess printed intaglio by De La Rue in London. Only one small print was done kit error with this comb perf gauge. The very common normal issue was the fine gauge, line perforated 14, with the pointed perf tips, of course, and easily separated at a quick glance. (The cheap stamp is INCLUDED in this lot for reference.) Very fine, bright MVLH with superb perfs (lint speck on scanner top right!) Has a totally clear RPSL Photo Certificate (1969) signed by none other than Sir John Wilson - The Keeper Of the Royal Collection! A chap who knew just a little about rare stamps! SG 118b, Cat £1,500=$A3,000. $US825 at $A1,250 - Stock 682TK

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Hungary rare 1949 Centenary of the Budapest Chain Bridge, attractive MUH – 20% of SG! - The key Post War issue from Hungary, and WHO in this immediate Post-War depressed economy, in downtrodden Communist Bloc Eastern Europe was buying huge face 50 Forint sheets, when postage was just 20 Heller. And far more surprising, keeping them *totally MUH* after 75 years when heavy hinges were king! SG MS #1077a – Cat £800=$1,600. An iconic and key issue for UNDER 20% of Gibbons - $US195 at $A299 - Stock 472KD

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NEW 2024 Editions of Brusden White *ACSC* KGVI and QE2 Pre-Decimal in COLOUR: - now in Full Colour, and in the new large A4/Quarto type size. So LOTS more data, and superb Dr Geoff Kellow research, and the 'KGVI' includes all the BCOF issues of course. All Proofs and essays and trials, and errors and imprints, and plate numbers, and the usual vast amount of ACSC data found NOWHERE else. These new editions supersede and update the previous 2015 and 2018 editions. The listings have been fully revised, with some additions and corrections, and substantial price increases, and with many additional illustrations. 8-)

Two on-cover prices are now provided for every stamp - for solo usage and for other uses of each stamp. With prices that will gob-smack you! The relevant Postage Due issues have also been included in each volume - a HUGE plus. QE2 includes Australian Antarctic Territory and Cocos (Keeling) Islands issues. For most buyers, purchasing both together add zero extra post cost over a single copy - so get yours NOW. As I have typed a million times - 'Knowledge Is Power' and using these just ONCE, can easily pay for themselves. A solo use on cover of a very common stamp, now Cat $500, will in fact pay for these TWO times over! 'King George VI' is 238 x A4 pages. $A135 (Stock 892JF ) and 'Queen Elizabeth 2' is 286 large A4 pages, price $A145 (Stock 892JG ) Or buy the both TOGETHER and pay $20 less at just: $US180 or $A270 - Stock 892JD


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1918 20 Rupee, East Africa & Uganda (Kenya) superb MVLH high value with clear Photo Certificate - the 1912-21 KGV Watermarked, Multiple Crown CA. Purple and Blue on the blue security paper and superb De La Rue printing. Very fine MVLH with totally genuine original gum, SG #60, way uncatalogued at £600=$A1,200. Comes with very detailed Sergio Sismondo Colour Expert Photo Certificate. ESSENTIAL for all KENYA KGV high values, as they were nearly all used fiscally, and the spivs for 100 years have bleached off pen cancels etc, and offered the stamps as unused no gum, or have added fake cancels - Gibbons has a clear note about this sad reality, before SG #1. Indeed used are cat £850 each, so buying MINT is the most savvy option. A superb high value - same as a mint 10/- Roo here, which is cat double this, but is 1000 times more commonly offered! As good as these get, AND with a $100+ cost, Expert Certificate. ‘Genuine on all respects, and free from all faults and repairs’. Buying top quality ALWAYS pays off on high values. $US395 - $A600 - Stock 493JQ

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GB 1948 £1 KGVI marginal MUH *BLOCK of 4* just $A120! - These came from a UK collection, so clean and fresh, A delight to the eye - yet priced LESS than you pay at PO for the ciurrent year's Annual Album for - INSANE! Wildly underrated in MINT Blocks. In the immediate post-war era these cost a fortune. WEEKS of average wages - literally. SG 478b - 76 years ago this was a MASSIVE sum. A first class letter was 2½d. So this £4 (= 960 pence) bought 384 of those stamps - or taking today’s $1.50 first class letter rate as a current yardstick, so this set cost $A576 in today’s money relativity. Stamps all MUH, and has part of the sheet double lined watermark letter along top margin ‘POST’ of POSTAGE, as a bonus. :mrgreen:

The AVERAGE annual UK gross wage in depressed, ration book, post-war UK in 1950, was just £100 - I kid you not - www.tinyurl.com/UKwage - around TWO quid a week gross before tax. FACT. (And paid annual leave was typically just ONE week!) And that £2 a week was the average national gross wage, not the minimum wage. So this set literally cost someone a fortnight’s GROSS wages - a $2,250 block on today’s earning power. Would you buy a current New Issue block for $2,250? Of course not! This BBC link, outlining the Food Rationing in the UK well after WW2, might surprise some - www.tinyurl.com/RationUK - National rationing did not totally end until 1954. Meat, bacon, sugar, and butter were all tightly rationed across the UK, right up to the QE2 Coronation year in 1953. $A120 - Stock 617BJ

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Kangaroo 1915 WWI Emergency Colour use of Dull Dark Blue ink. fine MVLH - $A199
- Issued mid WWI, and the printer used ANY colour ink he could secure, as Austria and Germany were the usual suppliers of printer ink globally! This was a tiny printing, and the current ACSC figure does not reflect the scarcity of it – I see one once a decade -maybe. Easily many tines scarcer than the common shades, which ACSC does not reflect. ACSC 19c, Cat $A325. Very fresh bright MVLH - $A199 – Stock 674JQ

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New Guinea 1932 Undated Birds Paradise Airs 5/- AND 10/- *fine MUH* for $A250! - A FORTUNE in ’The Great Depression’. WHO bought mega high stamp values stamps THEN? This was literally a week’s wages for anyone who HAD a job up there then. The Australia 5/- and 10/- Kangaroos from this exact same era are cat $5,000 in MUH. These 2 are CRAZY low priced - right now. SG 201/202. This series was printed on what was essentially very coarse, fibrous, acidic, cheap blotting paper, and carelessly perforated with blunt pins.

They generally look terrible, and are also prone to HEAVY gum browning, and/or foxing and rust. Luckily, these were in the UK near all their life so are nice and clean and bright. A superb BIRD collector pair, and a key New Guinea pair. Both *MUH*, with the 105% guarantee by me that they are clean original Gum Arabic PO gum. A great piece of eye-candy – MUH are clearly worth *TREBLE hinged of course, just like Kangaroos of this era, after 92 years. About $US165 as I type at $A250 - Stock 427LC

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Switzerland 1951 ‘Lunaba’ Mini Sheet superb MUH, Cat £375 for $A225 - The scarce ‘Lunaba’ Stamp Exhibition Lucerne mini sheet. Priced high at issue time, at 7.5 times the already high face, at 3 Francs, and hence very few were sold. Only 121,000 sheets were sold. Vibrant colour, and very fresh, flat MUH. On the special fine silk thread fibre, 'Granite' paper used in this era by Courvoisier. After 75 years, near all those surviving, are HINGED of course.

Guaranteed to be MUH, with fresh Original Gum, and MANY on FakeBay etc, are roughly REGUMMED of course. Also, a LARGE number of them have been cut up over the past 75 years. Why? As Michel and Zumstein catalogues both list and price the central single as an IMPERF - and album pages make allowance for those chopped up sheets! So heaps of sheets got cut up to create that catalogue listed item, and to fill spaces in album pages. SG MS 531a, £375=$A750. Just $US145 at $A225 - Stock 493HP

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Ceylon 1927-29 KGV 20 Rupee top value, bright and attractive - just $A185! - 20 Rupee KGV dull purple and blue, overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ bright and attractive, super fresh MVLH - very unusual on Century old CEYLON area material - been in the UK all its life. - the superb De La Rue London printing. Only a few 100 literally of these were sent to UPU member countries, where near all still reside today in Archive collections.

This is easily 100 times scarcer than the issued mint stamp. SG #367s - this was the £2 Roo top face value of Ceylon, near a Century back. Real ‘Eye Candy’ in nice shape, and NEVER offered globally really. Bought very well in an Estate to sell fast - so out it goes at what last year’s Australia Post Annual Stamp Album costs retail - quite insane. What will THAT be worth in 10 years’ time??!! Just $US115 at $A175 - Stock 582KA

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Australia 1918 5/- Grey & Yellow with 'Ewe-Faced Roo' - Cat $1,350 for $A450! - The major plate variety on this issue, from sheet position L10, from the very early printing on this Third Watermark in WWI, showing the very sharp pointed ear, and the distinctive white face. ACSC #44(V)f, Cat $A1,350. Variety shows very clearly as you can see, and is almost never seen offered MINT - even used are seldom seen. Fresh Mint Hinged, with a slightly shortish perf at top, and priced accordingly, at $900 under cat! $USD295 - $A450 - Stock 482KQ

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British Commonwealth Fresh Mint collection - Aden to Zanzibar - SG $2,300 for $A350 - Juicy lot on a thick wad of quality, linen hinged, SG album pages, in a very clean red, expensive, SG 'New Age' gold blocked Springback. The album is a $75 item bought new. Nearly all Mint, and was formed in the UK, often from KGV and KGVI era New Issues at the time, and those I spot checked looked clean and fresh and attractive. Many high cat pockets all through it, that would often cost you $50 or far more a page, buying separately. Too busy right now to break this down - out it goes at just $A350 to get it off my desk. SG Cat marked per page and adds to £1,150=$A2,300. MANY more pages here - www.tinyurl.com/SG-Red - A great nucleus to add to, as time goes on, in this popular collecting area. $US230 at $A350 - Stock 376LJ

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Stanley Gibbon’s ‘Stamps Of The World’ Cat 2022, 6 MASSIVE Volumes under HALF price! - Just purchased the new 2024 set - retail $660. So out goes my clean, little used 2022 set to someone at under HALF that. These 2022 cost $A650 from SG London plus a TON of shipping ex UK. Get in fast at UNDER HALF that price. Best of all, I spent literally an hour or two, adding inner hard board stiff covers, to inne covers of all 6 books, and gluing and clear taping them on securely, as the absurdly flimsy SG thin card cover as supplied, bends and buckles and self-destruct fast, and refuse to stand upright - these will last you a lifetime now! AND I need to do it all again with the new set. Another wasted hour or two.

Huge box – LARGE books exterior wise - a ton bigger than Scotts - about 17 kilos. Buy this NOW if you have not updated for a few years. Stanley Gibbons has been removed from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) as their share price crashed from about £4, to 1 penny. And are now in PWC Administration as I type this. Rumours are we might be seeing the LAST ever of this mega set. So do not miss out. All in full colour, on BriteWhite classy paper, and all miniature sheets globally are listed and priced etc. Compare this to the INSANE retail prices of the Scott catalogues locally these days, where you need TWELVE volumes now! A set of those is WAY over $1,000 retail here. This edition includes over 2,500 newly listed stamps. In Colour. 1840 to 2022. EVERY stamp globally is listed and priced - mint and used. $A325 - Stock 432DW

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Australia 1937 3d Blue KGVI ‘White Wattles’ fresh MUH – Cat $A400 - $A175 - The very scarce, and seldom offered FIRST trial printing. Printer John Ash was not happy with the initial Die 1 ink stripping, and ACSC tells us after just 2 days of printing, he re-engraved it to the standard Die 1, where normal shading was added to the Wattles on both sides, and to the King’s ear, and the joined base of ‘TA’ at right was re-engraved, and cut apart in the new Die variant. They always have been scarce, and in fresh *MUH* after 87 years, are near never offered. These were printed on Chalk Faced watermarked paper, in a John Ash experiment he started mid-1930s on a few selected issues.

This is literally very finely powdered chalk, that is ‘rolled on’ to normal paper, offering a super silky smooth printing finish, versus the comparatively clearly pocked and uneven surface of regular stamp paper. So, for intaglio, recess printed steel plate, raised print stamps like this, it offers a vastly superior surface, and razor sharp impressions. HOWEVER, the porous chalk sucks in humidity and moisture like a sponge. Over ~87 humid summers, this paper dampness causes overall brown toning at minimum, and very often noticeable perf foxing and ‘rust’ as well. Occurs with ALL chalk faced issues, and of course the use of this paper stopped very fast here, as it also was very expensive, and only used on a half dozen issues. SG 168a, £180=$A360 ,and ACSC #190, $A400 – just $US115 at $A175 - Stock 692PQ

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Bermuda KGVI, the super rare WW2 bombing May 1941, 2/6d Major Plate Var - SG $8,500 for $2,950! - A super rare WW2 Emergency printing, due to the De La Rue works being bombed and damaged by the Germans. This 14¼ x 14¼ single line perforated issue was printed by Williams Lea & Co, under DLR supervision. It is confirmed officially, that only 200 sheets were ever printed, (versus 5,300 sheets of the other prints!) and as usual there, MOST higher values were used fiscally, as Scott warns clearly. SG Cat prices this at TEN times higher than the common comb perforation 13.9 - SG 117b. With the major Plate Variety ‘Lower Right Scroll with Broken Tail’ which shows clearly. (Sheet Position R2/10). SG 117ac, Cat £4,250=$A8,500. :mrgreen:

So only 200 ever existed, and how many MINT survive now - maybe 5 or 6. Quite SUPERB MVLH - barest hinge touch - near MUH, and FAR better than usual gum - these line perfs often have streaky toned gum. STUNNING centering for these single line perf issues that MOSTLY are poor centred, as looking at examples shows readily. This superb detailed collection of this issues shows this is clearly SG 117 – www.tinyurl.com/BermKGVI - in the distinctive Deep Red and on the Grey Blue paper stock, and the gorgeous high sheen chalk coated paper - totally ‘unrubbed’ as often occurs on all chalk faced issues. As good as these get. 105% Guaranteed. Been in one collection since a new issue - 83 years back. Bought very well, so out if goes at $5,500 UNDER the SG cat price! - $US1,950 - $A2,950 - Stock 395LK

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1920 ‘PALS’ Air Mail stamp – well centred MUH – A super rare stamp – very few have survived. Mint blocks 4 of these are cat $4,000, and only one used on cover has even been recorded. Better printed than the issued stamps of the era, and with stunning perfs and centering and fresh original uneven local gumming. Been 20 years since I had one. The full story on these historic stamps is here - www.tinyurl.com/RedPals – Eustis AAMC Cat 51c, $200 – 16 years back for the usual ratty no gum copies! There are LESS of these existing than the 1919 Ross Smith labels – which are Cat $9,000 hinged with no selvedge - go figger. These PALS are so scarce, that replicas are now peddled on FakeBay .. this is of course, the real McCoy, and as fine as you can get. $A250 – Stock 592PQ



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South Africa 1913 £1 Green and Red KGV Top Value, official green UPU ‘SPECIMEN’ overprint superb MUH - Super rare. The new unified South Africa Post Office rubber HANDSTAMPED ‘SPECIMEN’ in pale green ink. See the same example, on page 391 of Bendon UPU ‘Bible’ handbook. He confirms examples of these handstamped £1 were dispatched in September 1916 to UPU Berne, for distribution to the 126 member countries. That is the ONLY source of these stamps. - NEVER on sale. Near all of these still remain in PO Archive collections, so an incredibly rare beast in collector hands, especially in fresh MUH. SG cat £1,700=$A3,400 for these as HINGED! Deep strong bright colour, and super fresh MUH original gum and exceptional perfs and centering. The bi-lingual pairs of course started from the NEXT set. A MUH *NON* Specimen sells for more than this! $US430 at $A650 – Stock 583LC

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Old 19th century newspapers x 13, mostly Hobart, under $20 each! $A250 - THIRTEEN x 19th Century Australia large format 'broadsheet' newspapers - fascinating glimpses into the past! The ads are hysterical to read,150 years on. Including a rare very early issue of 'The Australasian' printed in Melbourne. This copy is April 1869 - this one from later that same year is on offer for $A300+ - www.ebay.com.au/itm/400866705659 - FAR superior than usual condition for newspapers of this age, as all were on highly acidic low grade newsprint 150 years ago! HEAPS more images here - www.tinyurl.com/13Papers - and a complete list of the dates and Titles etc. A wonderful lot for an Ebay reseller etc. If they are on eBay now at over $300 EACH, getting just $40 apiece doubles your money. And WHO ELSE has them on offer. You are competing against no-one. Try them at $50 and see what occurs? I just do not have time lately, to mess about with splitting these up. Just $US160 at $A250 - Stock 928VG

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*FIJI* - 1875 major Variety, Inverted 'A' for 'V', also round raised stops after 'R' and 'V' Cat £5,000, with BPA Cert - $A1,600! - Surcharge on 12c on 6d rose (Gothic Overprint) surcharged in one operation 2d (in black) with BPA London Photo Certificate confirming it is unused, and genuine. Also extra expertised on reverse. SG #26e, Cat £5,000=$A10,000. Very small blemishes as usual on these primitives, mainly a shallow corner thin, as these were printed on very coarse local blotting paper basically, that are now near 150 years old! Only a very few exist of these mint, and a rare stamp missing from near all advanced collections. Bright colour, and clean and fresh and flat. Nineteenth century better Fiji is VERY strong in recent years. $8,400 UNDER SG Cat! About $US1,040 at just $A1,600 - Stock 385HQ

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Australia 1982 60¢ Humpback Whale trial *Unissued Proof* MUH! - With solid blue-green background - rejected at last moment by the PO AFTER being printed - and not the common issued stamp, with white sunlight streaked background, in a very different dark blue. ACSC 930 E(1) - Fresh well centred MUH. SG 841a, £250 = $A500. Ever popular, due to 'Whale' theme, and this was a GENUINE unissued proof error, sold over the counter in a few sheets by the Post Office. Indeed at the time, I received 2 of them on a $1.20 Certified Mail package from Charles Leski in the early 1980s, who had no idea he was using rare unissued PROOFS for 60c postage! I had paid him $2 for the postage, and sold the cover for $750. That is believed unique, and was on the cover of 'Stamp News' at the time. This offer comes complete with the issued normal 60c stamp = 2 stamps in this lot. A spectacular looking item, and a major Decimal Rarity piece, for about $US185, or just $A275 - Stock 593KQ
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Geoff Kellow the superb 'Stamps Of Victoria' Retail $175 - *WEB SPECIAL* at $A115 or $US71: "The Stamps of Victoria", by Dr Geoff Kellow, FRPSL, RDP. The definitive publication on this subject, this book presents in a comprehensive and readable form, an in-depth treatment of all of Victoria's stamps. For each Victorian stamp, a history is presented in its entirety, including design essays and printer's proofs. It is large A4 format hardbound and beautifully illustrated (approximately 900 illustrations), many in colour, over 400 pages. Still the pre-eminent reference, this book presents an in-depth treatment of all of Victoria's stamps. For each stamp a history is presented in its entirety, commencing with essays and proofs, production techniques, printing characteristics and quantities. All known errors and varieties are discussed. Extensively illustrated. Awarded a FIP Gold Medal as a publication. A must-have reference for collectors and EVERY dealer, and those interested in the Philately, and history of Victoria. This superb publication has won many awards at Philatelic Exhibitions including a Gold Medal at FIP Kuala Lumpur. High original price - of retail $A175 - and I have seen these get as high as $200 + buyer's premium at auction. Found some BRAND NEW books in a carton in my stock room! NO-ONE else GLOBALLY has this in stock. No-one. 8-)

THE Ultimate reference on Victoria. Quoted as "The Bible" by most. Large hardbound by RPSV. Almost never offered. Profuse illustrations, incl colour plates. With original gloss outer dust jacket. BRAND NEW. Stamps, Stamp Duties, Dues, Railways, excellent Postal Stationary, forgeries, reprints, Specimens, CTOs - the WORKS on this state - and all compiled by Dr. Kellow, the man who had a superb personal collection of this state. And he worked using full access to Rodney Perry’s collection too - who owned THE finest collection ever formed of this State - surpassing even Bill Purves superb efforts. Numbers sold, and numbers printed and listed for many issues .. info found nowhere else. Detailed write ups of how to sort printings within printings. For the early Victoria issues that info is a GOLDMINE! Unbeatable preface on printing and perforation styles used. Brilliant coverage on the complicated "Half Lengths". The much thinner, modern era, Robert Gibbs "GRI" book sold for $A750 at a Prestige Auction sale, so superb content hard-cover books, in a small print run always do very well long term. Retail $175 - Save $60 at just $US73 or $A115 Stock 842FQ or TWO for $A200 or $US126 - Stock 842FR


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LED Magnifier in zippered storage case - Hint as a Gift! - Here’s something absolutely EVERY reader of this email needs Only $A52 = $US35 - mailed right to your DOOR globally [/color], and will last for years. REAL metal, and REAL optical glass lenses. In a very classy zippered hard storage dust case too! And WAY less per unit if you buy along with a stamp buddy, your Club, or for re-sale - been a HUGE seller this year for me - Many HUNDREDS units sold click - www.tinyurl.com/LED10xx for a dozen more photos of it - $A52 mailed globally - Stock 682RQ

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ACSC "Postal Stationery" Catalogue - 484 huge pages, all in colour - Including Australian Territories, the latest Edition which updates the first edition of nine years earlier, incorporating a number of corrections and new discoveries. In particular, the Postal Cards up to 1936 have been extensively revised, and there are many additions to the listing of Lettercards. The decimal Stationery produced by the Note Printing Branch is included for the first time. All prices have been fully updated. In full colour, 484 x large A4 heavily illustrated pages, perfect bound. If you only buy one catalogue each decade, whether you are a dealer or a collector, or Auction, you MUST have this. Detailed review here - www.tinyurl.com/GlenAP2018 - The most common innocuous looking thing on your desk might be valued at ten times the purchase price of this catalogue! I kid you not. Maybe 25 times.

There are HUNDREDS of items in here listed at between $5,000 and $15,000 EACH. EVERY item is illustrated in colour (reduced in size of course) - a GODSEND for many of the earlier Registration envelopes etc. (Only about 4 pieces in the entire book, they were unable to get copies of to scan!) Very coolly, all down the outer spine is colour coded to go to Wrappers - go right to the BLUE tagged edges. For postcards go to PURPLE tags etc. A breeze to use quickly, as I need to do each day.

I HATED using the initial huge ring binder edition as time went on, as the printer punched the holes way too small in my view. Making finding any given section an annoying juggling act, risking damaging and tearing all earlier pages each time. This one is a BREEZE to use. For instance ALL the “View” Lettercards are now all illustrated and priced SEPARATELY - some 170 different! Some of these are worth a fortune, and dealers and collectors without this book have not got a CLUE as to what is scarce, and what is not. You will easily pay for this book with the first vaguely scarce view you pick up on ebay etc.

There are all the Aerograms illustrated - many quite valuable, all the wide range of Military material, WW2 Food Parcel labels (one is cat $10,000, and another $7,500!), and even all the myriad of different views on the initial 1911 “Coronation" set. All priced separately. The highest price in here I saw was $15,000 for a KGV low face value reply card, that I bet a lot of overseas (even local!) sellers would price at $20 retail and cross their fingers! It is huge - near 500 large A4 pages, on quality grade paper, in full colour - all proudly printed and produced here in Sydney Australia.

Edited by Dr. Geoff Kellow, the usual super high standard of original research work and fine attention to detail has taken place here. Geoff told me much of his original research on numbers printed of the early issues has never been published before the ACSC did these. Not only Australia is covered, but the 'Territories' and that includes all the 'Formular' Aerograms and airletters etc for the Territories. And all the Papua early issues, and GRI material, and PNG and Cocos and Christmas Islands etc. This area is now all listed and priced. www.tinyurl.com/ACSC-PSTAT - Heaps more pix are here of contents etc are on that link - about $US151 at $A245 Stock 782DV


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Kangaroo 1913 £1 Brown and Blue First Watermark attractive used, at a budget price - $A600! - A truly rare stamp missing from near every Australia collection on the planet. Bought from an old collection today. Well centred, nice colour, with light ‘Ipswich - Queensland’ cds cancel, and a neat central repair. SG 15, £2,500=$A5,000, and nice well centred FU copies sell routinely for $A4,000 or so these days. For many folks this will look darn nice in the long empty space on the album page! When the Lotto Win comes along, you can upgrade! [/i][/b] I have EASILY the world’s largest stock of used Roos, normal and ‘OS’ in FIVE grades for each. Contact me re ALL your Australia USED gaps, pre 1980. Read up on Used Kangaroo Grading here - www.tinyurl.com/GlenJune19 - out it goes at just $US395 at $A600 - Stock 437LK

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1989 Sports Definitives, the SPECTACULAR miscut Booklet error! - 39c Fishing in $3.90 booklet, (Leigh-Mardon Scoresby printing, on CPL paper, Perf 13.33 x 13.60) with error of 'Misguillotined Booklet' resulting in the booklet pane having an astounding 'zig-zag' effect, with no stamps complete, as you can clearly see. Stamps 6 and 10 have 'AUSTRALIA' printed TWICE, and stamp 9 has '39c' printed twice. Those 3 units I could offer separately at $450 apiece! Selling complete is faster and quicker. ACSC 1374cb, cat $A2,000 and have never seen another. EVER. Only 2 or 3 recorded, hence the huge cat price. About $US665 at $A995 - Stock 482KC

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Australia 1963 Navigators set 6 attractive *MUH* $A180 (*Or* Fine Used just $A140!) : If there is just ONE stamp absent from any QE2 collection of Australia it is the £2 Admiral King stamp. Every time. THE priciest Australian stamp post-war. Super high value issued late 1964, and replaced a year or later by the new Decimal $4 of same design, so a VERY short life. £2 Admiral King stamp, and the ship “Mermaid” is the KEY post-war stamp from Australia and sells for far more USED than mint out of interest! £2 was 480 pence. The set 6 cost 1,038 pence at the PO. A standard letter cost 5 pence (5d) then, until decimal currency in 1966, when it became 4c.

So this cost 207.6 first class stamps. Taking today’s $1.50 first class letter rate as our guide, this was $A311 in today’s money, so you needed a BIG wage to warrant that high cost on a new stamp set - SIXTY years back. You are paying about HALF the initial PO cost price essentially! (Clean *FU* cds set of 6 is just $A140 - Stock 742JB - the £2 is FAR scarcer used than mint!) Quite nice centering for these, especially key values, clean and flat, with guaranteed original gum MUH. Retail $275, and out they go at $100 under retail - which is about $US113 as I type this. $A180 - Stock 742JA

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Australia 1915 Second Watermark 5/- Roo Perf “OS” Fine Used - just $A299! - The priciest 5/- watermark by a long way. Clean fresh copy, excellent perfs and centering for these. With neat dated clear dated ‘Stock Exchange – NSW’ 1918 cds, and not the usual huge smeary rubber thick lettered “Killers” used on Government parcels! This Second Watermark (emergency war-time use on the KGV watermark paper) was only on sale for a short time during WWI, before the Third watermark 5/- was issued. Only one printing of 679,920 were ever issued. Issued in the middle of WWI, as Germans were sinking merchant ships bringing the correct Roo watermark paper from the UK. Good centering is truly scarce on any early OS, as the Government printer deliberately put aside BAD centred sheets for puncturing for the “Free Government use” and most copies are SHOCKERS, as you would know if you have looked about. :D

These as we all know, usually have ugly 'fluffy' perfs barely punched out, so this is miles superior to most, which also have centering all over the place. Deep rich, unfaded, GLOWING Chrome Yellow colour. Clean and flat and very fresh, with no typical aging, and totally free of usual thins, creases, hinges, gook or gunk on back, to hide faults. I keep EVERY Australian stamp in stock 1913-1980 and in FIVE grades for each, from Spacefiller to Superb Used, to suit EVERY budget. I have EASILY the world’s largest stock of used Roos, normal and “OS”. I have this exact stamp in stock from $150 to $500 in cost, depending on how fussy or non-fussy you are! Contact me re ALL your Australia USED gaps, pre 1980. Read up on Used Kangaroo Grading here - www.tinyurl.com/GlenJune19 - I’ve seen similar looking copies of this 5/- get over $500 lately! SG #037. ACSC Cat 43a, $A700. About $US195 right now. $A299 – Stock 714BJ


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Cocos Island 1991 Provisional Overprints Complete Set: Fresh MUH set of 7 of the regular size stamps, SG 234/239, and that includes the very rare 1991 Coconut "OFFICIAL - PAID MAINLAND" which as always, is CTO with full gum - and was never sold Mint without the corner cancel - see SG footnote. A cover with 3 copies of this, sold for $A4,800. (SG #01) - see www.tinyurl.com/Glen4-19 – Cocos prices have gone quite INSANE at auction - click the link here! ASC 140a/148a, cat. $A350 for just the 7 small stamps.

This includes both types of overprint grid bars on 10¢ Shell, as per cat listings - one is VERY scarce. One of the priciest and most sought 'Shell' stamp sets of the post war era - globally. The ASC Catalogue Retail is $350 a set 7. I also have the scarce and huge, December 1990 size $5 on 65¢ Aeroplane, Emergency overprint MUH, ASC 186a, cat $A110, for $A70 (Stock 107CR ) So, the basic set of 7, ASC Cat $350 is from me $A275 (Stock 107CQ ) or all EIGHT overprint stamps as per photo above, including the scarce and huge $5 Aeroplane, for a $A25 discount - all 8 stamps MUH or clean FU (do specifiy) - for about $US200 or $A320 - Stock 107CT


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South Africa - Orange River Colony major 'IOSTAGE' variety, with BPA Photo Cert, Cat $950 for just $A399 - 1905-09 KEVII Watermarked Multi Crown/CA, SG #144a, 4d scarlet and sage-green with strong deep colour. With the striking and major variety for this issue - 'IOSTAGE' for 'POSTAGE', fine used, clear early state, with corner cancel way clear of the variety. SG Cat £475=$A950. Totally clear, no faults, BPA London Certificate 'SG 144a used, is genuine'. SG Cat $950 - bought well, so out it goes at $550 UNDER SG catalogue! Just $US260 at $A399 - Stock 492LX


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INDIA 1926-33 KGV 10 Rupee super High Value, bright MVLH normal AND Inverted Watermarks! - Watermarked Multiple Star, SG #217 and 217w. 10 Rupee, KGV Green and Scarlet (2) Watermarks, upright AND watermarks inverted, both fine bright fresh MVLH. Superb original sheen, faintest hinge touches, and bright white gum ex UK - ANYTHING from India in this era has ugly heavily toned gum. This 10 Rupee stamp was a month or two wages for a worker there in this era, a century back. A £1 Roo type face value - very few were sold. For some time, I have predicted that high value KEVII and KGV India higher values have enormous upside from their current super low base. The middle-class numbers in India have exploded, as so has interest in ‘Buying back the Farm’, and stamps are strongly bought there now. The gum tones very readily on MINT, in the climate there, and SUPER FRESH ones like these, near a Century on, are super scarce. Cat £440=$A880. (2) Just $US255 at $A399 - Stock 486KW


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Box of 5 x 'MICHEL' Catalogues for GERMANY and EUROPE 2007-2012 - $A120 - Super handy lot for someone, from the Estate of an old German chap that I recently bought. All fairly recent editions covers in Western Europe, Middle Europe, South Western Europe and Central Europe plus the fat GERMAN volume as well the covers all issues from German States and Colonies, right up to EURO issues. Covers all sorts of countries as can be seen here - including GB and Channel Island etc. Everything from Russia to Spain to Norway to Ireland to Poland and Gibraltar! ESSENTIAL reference set [/b]for collectors or dealers here trying to sell into the Europe market, or to look up complicated listings not listed in SG or Scott etc, or deciphering foreign seller listings on Delcampe or Ebay etc who use ONLY Michel numbers etc.

Use these once or twice, and they will pay for themselves forever. Super detailed with different perfs and watermarks and shades and printings, and FDC values etc, and notes on forgeries and reprints etc. About 5,000 pages here - German retail as can be seen about 250 euro = $A425 back then, but cost HERE is always double German price due to high shipping costs, tax and dealer margins etc. Michel has split these up into many more volumes these days, SEVENTEEN VOLUMES in fact, so these will cost you $A1,000s to duplicate! $A120 - Stock 532DC


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£1 Grey Kangaroo, Fine Used - SG Cat $600, for $A325 or $US210! - 100% free of the thins, tears, creases and foxing so normal on these 90 year old stamps that were used on VERY heavy parcels. Missing from near EVERY Australian collection on the planet oddly! Clean and fresh, and cancelled with neat Perth WA ‘REGISTERED’ cds - doubtless used on a Pre-War sea parcel to UK. Clean and flat, and fresh and attractive, the best perfs and centering you’ll ever see on a £1 commercial used Roo, and totally free of the usual old hinges, thins, creases, and typical gook and gunk and ageing etc, near always seen on these, after 90 years. They are MOSTLY totally stuffed - thins, creases, tears, and HEAVY 'Killer' Parcel Branch cancels. I keep EVERY Australian stamp in stock 1913-1980, and in FIVE grades for each, from Spacefiller to Superb Used, to suit EVERY budget. I have EASILY the world’s largest stock of used Roos, normal and ‘OS’. SG 137, £300=$A600. I have this exact stamp from $50 to $750 in cost. Contact me re your Australia pre-war USED gaps. Special offer – near HALF Gibbons for just - $US210 or $A325 - Stock 583JC


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GB 1840 1d Black on piece with *BROWN INK* Maltese Cross cancellation - Bought in a lovely collection of early GB I am breaking down. His 2/- Brown with Cert will be listed shortly. Owner had it noted it on page as 'Brown Ink Maltese Cross' and his pencil note also said 'purchased Stanley Gibbons, Strand, May 1982.' Annoyingly, he left no note re price paid. The SG Specialised QV catalogue lists and prices Maltese Cross cancels in all sorts of different colour ink, more than in 'Part 1' as tiny town postmasters needed to mix up the ink themselves for these new fangled cancel devices, as very oddly, no ink supply was supplied from the GPO - the steel cancel only. So clearly all sorts of odd local variations occurred, using whatever ink colour was easiest to source! Even YELLOW ink exists. :mrgreen:

Colour cancels that are SG listed include Blue (£8,000) Violet (£12,000) and Magenta (£2,250) etc. ‘On cover’ SG trebles these prices - ‘on piece’ I have no firm idea - probably double. SG A1(vi) Cat £3000 off piece, and £9,500 ‘on cover’. SG Specialised notes the Brown ink MX exist from many different villages. I'd call it a 'Russet-Brown' if it were a stamp colour being discussed. British Paints seem to agree - www.tinyurl.com/Russet-Brown - VERY fortunately, being on neat piece still, the chances of ink changing or altering when being washed etc can be discounted. I put it into stock at 250 quid as it cost me a modest sum in the Estate - attractive looking 4 margin example, very clean, no foxing, sold as seen - $US325 at $A500 - Stock 547LH


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Newfoundland 1931 Airmail high value 50c green Wmk *AND* No Wmk Blocks 4! - The iconic and large sized classic depicting, 1931 Vickers-Vimy Biplane carrying the first even trans-Atlantic airmail, flying over the first sailed carrier of ocean mail in St. John's Harbour! Superb steel engraved recess printed, by Perkins Bacon & Sons in London. SG #193-96 Without Watermark and Watermarked 'Coat-of-Arms' type in well centred blocks of 4, fine mint, both multiples with lower units MUH, Cat £292-$A584 mint hinged, and TWICE that in used! SG Cat $584 - Just $US160 at $A250 - Stock 836PW


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South Georgia, 1963/70 QE2 ½d Reindeer, Watermark Change in Plate/Imprint Blocks - $A70 - Remarkable pair of Lower sheet, plate and imprint blocks. The 1963/67 perf 14x15, Block 12 - Plate 1A. SG Cat #1a. Also, the very scarce later Sideways Watermark last printing – SG #17 x 24 = £60=$A120+++. Both a different shade of course, as an extra distinction. Fine MUH, well centred and rare offered together. Both with full De La Rue Imprints AND the relevant Plate numbers - Plates 1A and Plate 1B. (36) A huge premium over single cat prices. Under $2 apiece = 55 years old now. Just $A70 - Stock 314BX


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Switzerland 1940 ‘National Fete Day’ Mini sheets superb MUH, Cat £400 for $A295 – The super rare Pro-Patria Red Cross Charity mini sheet, issued at the onset of WW2. Priced high, at FIVE times face at 5 Francs, and hence very few were sold, as folks had other issues on their mind then – only 75,000 sheets sold! Tiny master sheet position number '8' at lower left. Vibrant colours, and fresh MUH. After 84 years near all those surviving are HINGED of course. Guaranteed to be MUH, with fresh Original Gum, and MANY on FakeBay etc are roughly RE-GUMMED of course. SG MS 404a, £400=$A800. Zumstein #12, Cat 500 CHF = $A825. Just $US190 at $A295 - Stock 352KT


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Canada 1951 $1 Fisherman High Value superb MUH Plate/Imprint block 4 $A225 - The gorgeous steel engraved $1 Bright Blue ‘Fisherman and Nets’. Superb steel engraved, recess printed intaglio, a superbly fresh pristine MUH block 4, bought as a new issue 75 years back, and stayed in the same glassine ever since until sold to me in the estate! PRISTINE - flat and totally unfolded. Excellent perfs and centring and colour as can be seen. With full CBNC Imprint, and Plate number 1, single line perforated. SG #433, £140 =$A280 as 4 average singles. Unitrade cat $C300=$A330 for an average Block. Top quality eye candy for just $US145 at $A225 - Stock 653LJ


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Switzerland 1945 ‘Lifeboat’ Mini Sheet superb MUH, Cat £170 for $A135 – The scarce Lifeboat Charity mini sheet, issued at the end of WW2. Priced high, at THREE times the already high face at 10 Francs, and hence very few were sold, as folks had other issues on their mind then – only 128,000 sheets were sold. Vibrant colour, and fresh MUH. On the special fine silk thread fibre, 'Granite' paper. Tiny master sheet position number '13' at lower left. After 80 years near all those surviving are HINGED of course. Guaranteed to be MUH, with fresh Original Gum, and MANY on FakeBay etc, are roughly REGUMMED of course. SG MS 446a, £170=$A340. Zumstein #21a, Cat 250 CHF = $A415. Just $US190 at $A295 - Stock 892JQ


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Tanna Tuva 1932 *INVERTED OVERPRINT* - superb marginal MUH! - 1932 Surcharges done in Moscow. Perf 10½, with the ornate watermark, on the coarse paper, 3 Kop on 70 Kop, red and Black brown. Top marginal MUH. Clean and fresh with good perfs and centering, with attractive solid color margin line. Regummers cannot do margin or corner copies, as the air brush sprayed gum clogs up the marginal perf holes! Guaranteed genuine gum and genuine overprint. Scott 31aa, $US600 as MUH = $A925++. Purchased by me in Feb 2012 from Raritan Auctions in the USA, the acknowledged specialist in Russian and Tuva material. Lot 1195, it cost me $US255 = $A400, TWELVE years back! My invoice attached, and the prices realised list, and the original Raritan lot card, for your guarantee of Provenance. A very rare stamp, with a strong future, from an area growing in popularity - $US325 - just $A499 - Stock 692KQ


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Bermuda 1943 KGVI Keyplate £1 ‘GASH ON CHIN’ - Cat £2,500 for just $A1,750! - The top value of the set, Perforated 14, SG #121cf, £1 deep reddish purple and black, on pale red paper. Has the Major plate variety ‘Gash on Chin’, very fresh 'unrubbed' MUH with exceptional perfs and centering and colour for these. Occurred on Row 2, stamp 5, and was only found on the tiny De La Rue WW2 printings between May 1941 and March 1943. Scanning anything black on red paper is very tough, as the scanner optically ‘reads’ them nearly the same largely! SG 121cf - Cat £2,500 = $A5,000 – one of the most elusive and pricey of the KGVI catalogued stamps from the entire Commonwealth, other than watermark errors, that of course cannot be seen facially. UK retail for this is £1,400 (=$A2,800+10% GST!) – www.tinyurl.com/KG6Gash - save $1,300 from ME - Just $US1,135 at $A1,750 - Stock 482LQ


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New Zealand 1898 5/- Mount Cook, flat MLH, SG Cat $800 - for just $A275! – The ‘5/- Bridge’ of NZ pre war issues. Missing from near all collections. Top value of the attractive pictorial set, and was seldom used other than fiscally with crayon cancels and punch holes etc. Most one sees of these 'lumpy' perf 11, have rough perfs and poor centering, and are tatty. Being a large sized stamp, they were very often thinned or creased, or torn from heavy parcel use. This guy flat MVLH, with no usual hinge remains. Superb deep original Vermillion color, and excellent perfs and centering for this issue. No watermark, perf 11. SG 270, £400=$A800. (And Cat £500 in used!) $US175 at $A275 – Stock 746BJ


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HONG KONG MUH 2006-2010 - SG cat £201=$A400 for $A175 - Current SG cat noted on each set for your easy checking on small neat stickers. The ''as new'' #7 Hagners alone retail $16. Bought a large collection off a banker, who moved around globally, and bought stamps and FDC from POs from wherever he was posted. Often very obscure places. He was in HONG KONG in 2006-2010, and bought these MUH full sets and many mini sheets. GLOBALLY, all mint sets are scarce post 2005. "LIQUID GOLD" - can you see anyone else offering these in 1 hit - of course not. All fresh MUH. Gorgeous clean lot. And WILL get pricier over time of course. Only a very few of the Hagner sheets shown here, as late night now. Bought cheap to sell cheap for $A175. HEAPS of pix here - www.tinyurl.com/HK-MUH - Adding these up on eBay would be a big hit as almost no-one else globally will have these past 2005 – trust me! Clearly, almost NO-ONE bought these mint as new issues, that much is pretty clear - lots of $20 sets among these of course. $A175 or $US110 - Stock 574ZQ


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France 1936 50 Franc, top value Airmail attractive FU - Cat £500 for just $A250! – The scarcest Twentieth Century single stamp from France. The iconic ‘Plane Over Paris’ top value 50 Franc Green, and a stamp missing from near every album on the plant. SG 540, £500=$A1,000 - and remember MINT is cat £1,300, so clearly USED is the only viable option for most. The ‘5/- Sydney Harbour Bridge’ iconic stamp of France. A massive face value in The Great Depression. Clean and fresh and flat and free of hinges, and the usual creases, and thins and tears that this high value got being used on VERY heavy parcels. Terrific centering - many are poor centred, and great perfs and light neat cancel. Just $US160 at $A250 - Stock 759JB


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Australia 1932 5/- Sydney Harbour Bridge stamp, attractive *COMMERCIAL* used - At least 100 times more elusive than the corner CTO copies, which were essentially given away in the PO ‘Specimen’ packs for 15 years - literally. Gibbons current ’Part 1’ Catalogue now has a note outlining this very important distinction - ’postally used are worth much more’. The ACSC of course, prices postal used at MUCH more than CTO - ACSC $500 - 80% higher than CTO. And these are FAR scarcer than mint of course despite that modest price. This is REAL way to collect this stamp. Bought this sexy looking postal used copy in an Estate this week.

Has not been on the market since owner bought it in 1974 his notes indicated - FIFTY years back! These were printed essentially on very coarse, acidic, blotting paper, in ’The Great Depression’, and they thin, and crease, and fox/rust readily, from the heavy parcel use. And have the thick, huge, oval rubber Melbourne Parcel Office ‘Killer’ cancels mostly found on postal used, are often absolutely HORRIFIC! VERY few exist with dated cds cancels. Clean and flat and fresh, totally free of the usual hinges, and creases and thins and gook and foxing, with light dated cds of 'REGISTERED - 2 SP:32 - ADELAIDE’ cds. As good as you’ll EVER find offered anywhere, for clearly POSTAL used, with far better than usual perfs, and superb centering as you can see. $A399 - Stock 692HR


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Norway coll 1856-1980 in new ‘Lighthouse’ classy album + slipcase - Ret $A6,250 for just $A999! - Lovely looking, near all postally used collection in a huge, and classy literally ‘as new’ top quality ‘Lighthouse’ German made black album with matching hard slipcase - retail of the empty album and slipcase is well over $450 ALONE! Masses of 25 extra pix here - www.tinyurl.com/NorwayColl - Stamps are largely complete, with many earlier top values, inc 1867/68, 8Sk rose, 1872-74 Defins complete ex 25 Ore etc. Also, a good range of elusive Officials and Postage Dues etc.

SG cat of the stamps is noted neatly in erasable soft 4B pencil for ready checking on each item or set. This totals £2,903=$5,800, plus the $450 album, is a $A6,250 collection here. 100s of stamps and impossible to assemble out here. A very conservative and popular stamp issuing country, and VERY completable down the track. Condition looks a cut above average - as it was formed in Norway, where 'condition is KING'! A wonderful solid nucleus to complete, and add to. Retail $6,200, for about 15% retail at $US650 at $A999 - Stock 546SH


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Australia 1974 Hi-Val PAINTING packs x 10 Cat $250. $A110 - ASC P27, Cat $250. Bought these in an estate today and these are REALLY scarce. Issued in 1974, when a local First-Class letter stamp cost 7c. These were the 3 highest face values at the time, (Same as $20, $10 and $5 today) and face was $7 .. i.e. EACH pack cost what 100 x Letter Rate stamps cost. So the cost of these 10 packs would have also bought you 1,000 x letter rate stamps. Using today’s First Class rate of $1.50 apiece for a letter, we have a relativity cost of these 10 packs of $1,500 on today’s spending levels. So $1,500 badly spent! He literally could have bought a FU 1915 £2 Roo back then, 50 years back, with what these cost. One to tuck away, or an ebay re-seller delight as these are missing from most PO Pack collections due to the high face! $A110 - Stock 384AJ


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Canada 1897 Queen Victoria $5 Olive, 'Diamond Jubilee' top value - clean used - A glamorous item of this era and missing from near all collections on the planet. This was mega bucks at the time - a couple of weeks wages. A highly unpopular set at the time due to the massive face value. Only 25,000 were printed and of those only 16,500 were sold. Compare this to the Australia 1913 £2 Kangaroo of the same face value, and same era, that had 240,000 sold and yet today is cat £4,000=$A8,000. SG 140, £750=$A1,500. Scott #65, $US1,000=$A1,525.

WHY it is this low - with only 20% of the far most very highly available Roo top value, I’ve never understood. Clean and flat and fresh and quite attractive, great perfs for these single line perf issues, and nice centering. Lighter than usual parcels branch cancel as found on these high values, and totally free of the usual ugly old hinges, thins, creases, tears, and typical gook and gunk and ageing etc, near always seen on these, after 128 years. Pay near $1000 LESS than the already oddly low SG or Scott cat - $US340 - $A525 - Stock 592JW


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St. Helena KGV 1922-37 'TORN FLAG' major variety bright SUPERB MVLH, SG Cat $1,000 for $A399 - The famous KGV 'Badge Of The Colony' design, watermarked Script CA. SG #106b, 1/- Grey and Brown, with the major plate variety 'TORN FLAG'. Very Bright colour MVLH, super fresh and white gum, and as can be seen, NO usual surface ‘rubbing’ on these 100 year old, superb De La Rue printed, chalk faced paper stamps, that have been in many collections since. Super popular, with ‘Ships On Stamps’ topical collectors globally of course, as well as with popular St. Helena collectors. No finer example possible. Cat £500=$A1,000 - Just $US260 at $A399 - Stock 842LQ


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1915 6d Blue Kangaroo ‘INVERTED WATERMARK’ clean Superb Used - The Inverted Watermark was from the first WWI Cooke printings of 1915 and 1917 as ACSC tells us, so this is now well over 100 years old. They are not common, and the ones generally encountered are really grotty, are average parcel used, with smeary ‘Killer’ parcel postmarks, and the usual ugly ‘fluffy’ perfs of this issue, not well centred, and most of them are creased. Superb used, PERFECT centred, crisp dated cancel, clean and fresh, with bright deep colour, and the light dated 1917 cds cancel - ‘Registered - Adelaide – Sth. AUSTRALIA’. Totally free of the usual old hinges, and gook and foxing, and thins and tears etc, found on these parcel used stamps. ACSC 19a, $275 for normal average grade. (And cat $750 for hinged mint!) As good as these get - Just $US130 at $A200 - Stock 516BX


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Johore 1922 $50 Sultan Mega Face Value, quite superb Bright near MUH - *with clear RPSL Cert* - SG $3,000, for $A1,499 - One of the key KGV era high values of this popular region. Stated to be about £20 Sterling face value at that time - i.e. a block of 10 x mint £2 Roos, in PO cost! Fresh and bright MVLH original gum ex UK - *near MUH* - barest hinge touch - after over a century, these are mostly badly gum toned/foxed, with several ugly yellow hinge remains, and/or 'rubbed' on the chalk surfaced paper, used by De La Rue in London. 1922 Wmk Script CA watermark, SG #126, $50 Green and Ultramarine, Sultan Ibrahim, stunning grade, totally flat MVLH original gum, superb perfs and centering, and the deepest possible, vibrant colours. SG Cat 126, £1,500=$A3,000 - INSANELY under-catalogued - a zero should be added. Has a totally clear Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL) Photo Certificate as mint - 'Genuine' and also expertised on reverse.

The ONLY sane way to buy these 'mint', is with a British Photo Certificate, as they were heavily used fiscally, and very many have since had the pen and violet oval cancels chemically cleaned off, and then passed off as 'mint'. No genuine USED copies are known, or are catalogued by SG of course, of this mega high value - this cost someone a month or two wages there at this time. NONE were ever used postally, but were legal to do so. To obtain a cert these days, with insured Registered mail each way and high RPSL fees, costs $250 alone. Superb perfs and centering for stamps laid down near touching each other on the plate, and stunning colours, and WITH a totally clear Royal Certificate - yet just HALF Gibbons! Only a few genuine mint exist - this will be the VERY finest extant, I am certain. Show me another for sale ANYWHERE, with a UK Cert at ANY price! You cannot. $US970 at $A1,499 - Stock 394KG


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Australia M+U Decimal collection in Maroon 'Seven Seas' Hingeless Album $150 - or just $US95! - Gold blocked, Maroon cover, Seven Seas album from start of Decimals in 1966 .. retail $150 new. A trifle aged looking on some pages, but not too bad. HEAPS of images here - www.tinyurl.com/MaroonDec - The stamps form nearly a complete collection here - mostly FU, Many of the modern the owner has bought as full gum MUH sets, and had his PO add light corner cancels!

Just the pages shown here, are worth well over $140 ALONE! Retail stated to be $406 plus album so $550 or so retail. As can be seen, all the key sets and items are here - only a few pages shown. Fantastic lot for someone to secure, and then simply buy the PO annual Albums thereafter, to be complete - I have special heavily discounted deals on those too - www.tinyurl.com/yearbks - Just $US95 at $A150 - Stock 178HK


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Hong Kong 1914 KGV $5 'SPECIMEN', Cat £450=$A900, for just $A375 - The attractive multiple CA watermark, red and green on white back. Overprinted 'SPECIMEN' for UPU distribution - superbly fresh, bright mint original gum - appears *MUH* - very bright and attractive as you can see. After over a century, these are mostly badly gum toned/foxed, with several large ugly yellow hinge remains. Ex UK - totally Free of the usual gum aging as occurs if these stay in Asia for 110 years! Superbly deep rich colours and totally 'unrubbed' as you can see - very common on these De La Rue printed, chalk faced paper high values. 1914 SG #115as, $5 green and red on green, with the white back - only a few 100 ever overprinted 'SPECIMEN' for UPU distribution, and near all those are still in PO Archive collections. These are numerically 100s times scarcer than mint OR used! A key stamp - missing from near all HK and KGV collections - even normal mint and used are cat many £100s each. SG Cat £450=$A900. Just $US245 at $A375 - Stock 592LF


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Nauru 1924/48 Ships/Freighter complete set 14 unusually fine condition $A150 - The iconic ‘S.S. Century’ Ship set, complete set of 14. Unusually fresh and bright MVLH/MUH. Near all one sees of these are badly gum toned, but this one is miles better than usual. Super popular BOAT topical set. Scott #17a/30a, $US272. SG 26b/39b Cat £225=$A450. (and cat £275 used!) Will sell fast at $US97 at $A150 – Stock 714BR


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Australia Post superb hard cover BLUE BOOK of 30 x *Official Die Proofs* – just $A275! - These are EACH listed and priced in the ACSC now, and buying these at just over $A8 each is way less than a beer costs! And these are MILES under Cat price. Superb recess printed intaglio - each neatly arranged in a clear faced Hawid mount for protection. My normal price for this album is $A400 – but a clean hard covered metal corned album from Estate came in today very cheap, so out it goes at just $A275!

A HEAP of extra pix and detail here - www.tinyurl.com/BlueProofs - 'Federation: A Selection of the Engraved Stamps of the Commonwealth of Australia' - Released on 8 November 2001, at a selling price of $A145, and sold out almost immediately, and containing 30 die proofs in shades of blue and bluish-grey and quality acid free heavy card stock, each in a Hawid mount, on a special page with complete details of the issue. In a gold embossed super deluxe outer cover with MATCHING hard blue slipcase, also gold embossed. $US175 - $A275 - Stock 384LW


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GB 1902 £1 KEVII Dull Blue Green, Clean FU. SG $2,450, for just $A650 - save $1,800 - De La Rue printing, clean FU. Neat central GUERNSEY cancel - SG 266, cat £1,235 = $2,450 for well centred, light cancel used, which this very clearly is. Stunning perfs and centering for these massive stamps - 4 or 5 times the size of the lower KEVII values, so near ALL existing used copies are creased and/or torn. Clean and fresh and flat, totally free of the usual hinges and gook and gunk and aging and creases on these massive high values, that hide thins and tears and creases etc.

This was a fortune back in the day, over a week’s wages, and were used on heavy parcels and got banged about, and got damaged, and received the ugly large boxed grid Parcels Branch 'Killer' cancels. The £1 Kangaroo from this era is $3,500 for FU, so these are WILDLY under-rated, and grossly under-priced right now. One in 50 are flat, sound, and neat cancelled. From a superb album of GB I am breaking down. Let me know what WANTS you have - all going out CHEAP! $1,800 under SG price at just $US420 as I type - $A650 - Stock 453RC


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NAMIBIA 1997 African Bird/Animal Set 18 x *15* complete MUH Booklets - Just $A125! - Namibia 1997 African Bird and the 'Big 5' Animals set, SG 749 to 766. SUPERB set of 18, all printed in Holland by Enschede as can be seen, with Enschede imprint, and set of plate numbers. Supplied in the special booklets, or can be sold as a complete Hagner size sheet/pane of 18 with margins all sides, or as 18 singles - wherever you prefer. An ebay seller DREAM, stunning topicals, from a respectable and popular country, that no-one is offering globally. These are costing you about EIGHT $A BUCKS a set - a very small beer costs more than that now .. and they go right up to the $10 top value Cheetah! WAY under PO cost, from a very fortunate purchase. $US80 at $A125 - Stock 541SKL


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Ascension Island 1938 KGVI 2/6d Pictorial, Perf 13, with legendary *Davit Flaw* - $1,900 UNDER SG cat! - The most famous of all the Ascension plate flaws, very fresh flat MVLH - lightest hinge touch. SG #45ca 2/6d black and deep carmine, Cat £1,400=$A2,800 UK dealer price is DOUBLE this level, for THIS superb colour and freshness, yet is $1,900 *UNDER* SG catalogue as bought super well! Just $US575 at $A900 - Stock 269PA


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New Hebrides 1953 Postage Dues complete set of 5 VFU – Full set with genuine dated Nouvelles Hebrides Condominium cds cancels. Clean and fresh. A set missing from near every collection. Mint are scarce, and used are double that. All FNH issues of all eras, are MANY times harder than British issues. SG cat FD92/96, Cat £120=$A240. Just $US65 at $A99 – Stock 583LJ


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1913 Kangaroo First Watermark 2/- Brown Large ‘OS’, superb centred, fresh MVLH - Cat $1,750 for just $A800! - A surprisingly scarce stamp in ANY shape. The values above 1/- were seldom sent to Federal Offices, as usage was negligible in this Penny Post era. This LARGE 'OS' size puncture was quickly dropped within a few months, as the huge perfin meant the stamps literally tore apart when being separated on this coarse tough long paper fibre paper, where even tearing apart NON ‘OS’ pairs is impossible, without ripping out a perf or three.

Even FAIR centering is truly scarce on any large ‘OS’, as the Government printer deliberately put aside BAD centred sheets for puncturing for the ’Free Government use’ and most are SHOCKERS, as you would know if you have looked about. Nice colour, and also this has better than usual perfs for any 1913 Roo - near all First Wmks of any value have pulled perfs on one or both sides as you know. Very nice appearance for these stamps, that near always have really ’wonky’ and several ripped out perfs. Fresh MVLH, very near MUH, and FRESH - indeed owner had a $1,500 invoice for 'MUH' from leading dealer! ACSC 35ba, $A1,750 for usual average centering mint. Just $A800 - Stock 456JR


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Australia 1984 30c FRAMA set 7 x FIFTY sets MUH =$A175; What a wonderful estate buy. Our first ever FRAMA Vending Machine label, and machines were outside each Capital City Post Offices in the country, from Hobart to Brisbane, and Perth to Sydney etc! 50 sets of 7 postcodes MUH, on this our first EVER Frama set from 1984. The best looking of all the FRAMA sets in my view. Owner receipt in with them for $2,000 from Max Stern .... true, these were the prices back in the 1980s - $40 a set. These were red-hot, and I too did big business in them. 50 sets of 7 fresh MUH. Cat today is just $15 a set = $750. ebay retail still $A17 a set - you are paying $3 a set! - ebay.ie/itm/362935900493 - Great Estate price to tuck away at under 10% of what original owner paid! $US124 - $A175 - Stock 482KQ


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GB uncancelled, mostly pretty Commemoratives face £150+ just £60! - Must be handy for someone? Mostly lick and stick large attractive Commems, all readily soakable, as can be seen. Heaps more pix here - www.tinyurl.com/FaceGB I usually mail this sort of stuff to a dealer colleague at around 65% face (100 quid) who sends a lot of packets, but he is on vacation for 5 weeks. Someone cheekily might glue the Machins onto the white GB Buyback sheets! Even as VFU these commems sell way more than face. So out they go for 60 quid or $A120 to get them off my desk - payment direct into my UK Bank account if you prefer, saving currency exchange rate hassles, and overseas credit card fees etc. No VAT on the imports the way I ship - all yours for just 60 quid or $A120 - Stock 464CSL


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New Zealand Decimal coll 1967-1997 in Seven Seas Hingeless Album Ret $1,600 just $A450! Terrific estate buy today. In expensive ‘Seven Seas’ Hingeless album - **retail $400 EMPTY!** Looks pretty complete, and all that I checked were fresh MUH or VFU - many CTO ex NZ Bureau. HEAPS more detailed pix here - www.tinyurl.com/DecCollNZ - only a few pages shown there - a HUGE album - ACS Retail noted lightly on pencil on corner of each page in erasable soft 3B pencil - for your easy checking.

Complete hi-cat Definitive sets etc, and heaps of the VERY expensive ‘Health’ mini sheets 1960s and 1970s - these all fresh MUH. The NZ ‘Arms’ set 4 to $10 etc. Retail of the stamps is $1,234. Plus the album and brown binder we have a $1,600 retail collection here. All here in one hit to save you years or tracking them down, and endless postage on small purchases. The buy of the year for SOMEONE! It will sell fast at $U290 - $A450 - Stock 865FD


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Hong Kong - 1921 MUH KGV 8c Orange, *INVERTED WATERMARK* - SG Cat £1,400 just $A995! - Watermark Script CA, SG #123w, Cat £1,400=$A2,800 as HINGED, KGV head, 8c orange, ‘WATERMARK INVERTED’ - easily seen on the stamp thin paper, fine well centred, bright fresh MUH ex UK. (Copies that stayed in Asia, gum toned readily.) Crisp plate impression. Only a very few are recorded, hence the high SG cat, so possibly only one sheet was printed by De Le Rue in London, whose security checking was legendary. After over a century, these are mostly badly gum toned/foxed, with several ugly yellow hinge remains. Totally superior example, of a really major KGV era rarity, from a SUPER SOUGHT after wealthy country, bought well, to sell fast, at $1,850 *UNDER* SG Cat! About $US650 at $A995- Stock 387JQ


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Great Britain - 2004 'A British Journey' 68p stunning *IMPERFORATE* CORNER PAIR! - SG #2471a, 68p 'Marloes Sands, Wales', Imperforate upper right corner pair, fresh MUH, Cat £700 = $A1,400. I am driving around Wales at present, and we hope we get a chance to see this well known landmark on our travels this week. Just $US260 at $A399 - Stock 492LQ



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Estate carton of Australia Post Year albums **42% under retail!** - Bought an estate that had a nice clean run of these super popular items. Many now buy these to easily keep up to date, year by year, or buy them for the kids etc. NO very expensive hingeless albums needed then - and all in hard, matching, protective slipcases. I have THE largest stock of AP Annual Books on the planet - I have a complete listing of all years here if you are missing any - www.tinyurl.com/APyearBks - Buy 1991-2000 together - 10 books for $A635 - That's about 30% off my already low prices, and very near issue price. (Stock 451WD) Buy 2001 to 2010 inclusive - 10 books - my usual retail as can be seen on link above, is $A1,455. SUPER discount, well over 35% off my retail of this red hot era, at just $930 (Stock 451WL) Or, all buy all 20 books, and pay 42% under my $2,360 cheap retail - save a cool $1,000! 20 Books will ship in 1 large carton. Just $A1,360 - Stock 451WZ


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MALTA - 1922 KGV Overprinted 'SELF-GOVERNMENT' 2/- Purple and Bright Blue on blue paper, very fine MUH, Cat $500+ just $A225 - Watermarked Multiple Crown, 1922 KGV Overprinted 'SELF-GOVERNMENT' in bold RED - 2/- Purple and Bright Blue on blue paper CA, very fine, and attractive MUH original gum for this Century+ old issue KGV high value. Grossly under-catalogued - 25 years since I owned one - SG #111, Cat £250=$A500 as hinged - add 100-200% for MUH high values - and ditto for Scott #82, $US275. After over a century, these are mostly badly gum toned/foxed, with several large ugly yellow hinge remains. Ex UK - totally Free of the usual gum aging as occurs if these stay in Mediterranean for 100 years! Superbly deep rich colours and totally 'unrubbed' as you can see - very common on these De La Rue printed, chalk faced paper high values. Bought well to sell fast, at $300 UNDER SG cat - only about $US145 - $A225 - Stock 594JR


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New Zealand 1970-76 Pictorials 4c Moth, major missing colour, block 4, SG Cat $A2,000 for $A699! - The major missing colour - a most unusual slip from the high security printer of these, Harrison & Sons in London, whose quality control was legendary. All the Dark Green colour is totally missing - evident especially in all the many thick dark green veins in both upper wings being totally absent! 4c Puriri Moth, superb centred fresh MUH block of four, error Bright Green (upper wing veins etc) totally omitted. Cat SG #919ba, £1,000=$A2,000. Never seen another. Is sold complete with a normal MUH block 4 for comparison - 8 stamps total here. (Only 4 illustrated) Rare stamp - the only other I could see are from leading PTS dealer - £140=$A280 a single for terrible centred ($A1,120 for 4) - see here - www.tinyurl.com/Moth-4c - don't pay $1,120 for very bad centred - pay near HALF that, for superb centred - $A1,300 UNDER SG cat - About $US450 at $A699 - Stock 837PQ


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NZ 1953/59 Queen On Horseback 2/6d, Plate #4, Bradbury Wilkinson Imprint – just $A150 - SG 733d, £60 even as 4 singles. CP cat, N13a as Imprint and Plate #4 block. Exceptional perfs and centering for these large stamps, that are notoriously badly centred. MLH/MUH. Complete imprint of Bradbury Wilkinson in Surrey UK, and the sought after Plate number #4. 70 years ago this was a large sum. A first class letter was 2d. So this 10/- (= 129 pence) bought 60 of those stamps - or taking the new NZ $2.30 rate increase as a current yardstick, this block cost $138 in today’s money relativity. We often forget that the AVERAGE annual UK gross wage in depressed, ration book, post-war UK in 1950, was just £100 - I kid you not - www.tinyurl.com/UKwage - around TWO quid a week gross before tax. FACT. (And paid annual leave was typically just ONE week!) And that £2 a week was the average national gross wage, not the minimum wage. NZ pay was similar. So this block literally cost someone near 2 days GROSS wages - a $400 purchase on today’s earning power. Would you buy a current New Issue stamp set for $400? Of course not! Just $US96 at $A150 – Stock 836LJ


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Netherlands Indies 1947 Registered airmail to Aust with 2½G Top Val. $A65 - A HEAVY advertising cover, large and doubled over. SOERABAIA Red Registered label which has had over it an Aust official 'FOUND OPEN - OFFICIALLY SEALED' label from PMG. The large Queen Wilhelmina 2½ Guilden top value of set VFU, as airmail on heavier sendings was very pricey right after WW2. A rare stamp used on commercial advertising cover. SHOW ME ANOTHER! Very attractive Multi colour cover. $US42 at $A65 – Stock 579RL


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Kangaroo 1913 2/- Brown CTO superb and fresh - $A225: CTO Kangaroo prices have gone insane in recent times - single stamps selling for up to SEVEN times the recent ACSC prices. So stamps like this one are worth grabbing NOW = ACSC 35wb, $A300 as cheapest CTO date, in average grade - which most are, with pulled perfs, and bad centering etc. First Watermark - Superbly Fresh - been in Scotland all its life. I keep EVERY Australian stamp in stock 1913-1980 and in FIVE grades for each, from Spacefiller to Superb Used, to suit EVERY budget. I have EASILY the world’s largest stock of used Roos, normal and “OS”. I have this exact stamp in stock from $35 to $400 in cost, depending on how fussy or non-fussy you are! Contact me re your Australia USED gaps. Read up on my Used Kangaroo Grading here - www.tinyurl.com/RooGrade - The reason Grange Hermitage red wine sells for $500 a bottle, and rough reds are always $5 a bottle, is the same as VFU stamps - some savvy folks in life recognise real quality - and will gladly pay a tad extra for it! $US140 - or $A225 Stock 462KY


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FIJI 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee 1/- Slate and Purple, major variety *MUH* 'Frame Printed Double, One ALBINO' - Cat $A3,200++ for $A1,200! - A major and seldom offered variety. The albino overprint impression is visible in lower and left margins, fresh *MUH* - NEVER seen thus! SG #245a, Cat £1,600=$A3,200 as HINGED. For MUH you can add minimum 100%+ for *anything* MUH in the KGV era, from anywhere, so a $6,400+ rarity in the real world. Clear RPSL Photo Certificate (1994) - 'SG 245a, Frame Printed Double, One ALBINO - is Genuine'. These errors are evident when in your hands, but are hard to show on scans, so a clear British Certificate is ESSENTIAL on them. Attractive and very well centred *MUH*, with good perfs as you can see - at $2,000 under the HINGED SG cat price! Just $US925 at $A1,200 - Stock 692KA


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Reduced $85 to as low as just $A90! (Or $US62 as I type) Superb hard bound, with dust cover


Have stocks right here of all these superb titles below -- brilliant additions for any library. Buy yourself a USEFUL Gift! :)

My lifetime Stamp Manta is "Knowledge Is Power", and I HEAVILY support Philatelic Publishers. Just one modest find using any of those books, will repay the cost right there, and a decent find, just ONCE in your life, will repay book price FIVE times over. A no-brainer really!

Shipping cost is often around the SAME in Australia for 1 or 3 or 4 or 5 books! LayBy/Layaway is of course always available on all my stock. ALL are in stock here and now - NO other dealer in the country has stock of all these. NONE. 8-)

Geoff Kellow - the superb hardcover "The Stamps Of Victoria" Retail $175. Discounted to as low at $A90 each!
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The superb, MASSIVE Hugh Freeman "Barred Numeral Cancels Of Victoria"CURRENT 2018 Vol #2. $A210
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The Numeral Cancellations of New South Wales, 2nd Edition (2017), Hugh Freeman, APR - $A195
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ACSC Brusden White 'Australian States Federal Period 1901-1912' Catalogue - 2024 - massive A4 size with 362 pages - $A185 (Stock Code 385BJ)

Stanley Gibbons AUSTRALIA (and related Pacific area, inc all Norfolk) 2022 - 465 pages full colour - $A85 (Stock 762TX)

Brusden White - ACSC - 'Postage Dues, inc Vic & NSW'' - NOW IN *FULL COLOUR* - New Large A4 format - $A125 (Stock 483KQ)

Australia KGVI and QE2 Pre-Decimals - huge A4 *NEW* 2024 full colour - the BOTH books for $A270 (Stock 892JD)

ACSC "KANGAROOS" 170 pages, Full Colour, new 2021 A4 large size. ESSENTIAL! $A145 (Stock 382KR)

New 2018 ACSC "Australia Postal Stationery" Catalogue - 484 huge pages colour - $A245
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Brusden White 'DECIMALS 1966-2001' current large A4 COLOUR, 2 huge Volumes, near 1,200 pages! - $A385 (Stock 582KQ)

FULL COLOUR 2022 Huge A4 ACSC "Australia KGV Reign" Cat ~ 325 pages - $A185 (Stock 382KX)

Current SG *2024* Part One Commonwealth Catalogue" Cat ~800 pages - $A190 (Stock 592LW)

Brusden White - ACSC 'Stamp Booklets' - 1904-2001 - SUPERB! 3rd Editon, Full Colour, 190 pages, detail packed. Large A4 size - $A130 - Stock 398RT


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Tonga 2015/2015 Butterflies complete set FACE $A361 for just $A261 - save $100!!! - A gorgeous set - cost owner $361 buying direct from the Tonga Bureau as a New Issue, as Tonga uses $A currency of course. These tiny islands now have MASSIVE postage rates as EMS screw them terribly. Each is inscribed - 'Airmail Express EMS' and the relevant zone that each stamp covers franking to. We were in Samoa last month, and visited the GPO there, and see my photos of clerk's counter book, with sheets of stamps up to $200 FACE - all those shown here - www.tinyurl.com/FV200 - and clerk said she needed to put several x $200 on heavy air parcels to Europe/USA etc. These Butterflies were all for legit POSTALLY use. Values up to $A89 face each. SG #E13-16 and 18-19, $15 to $89 'Airmail Express' set of 6 x imperforate Mini Sheets, each 76mm x 51mm, fresh MUH, SG Cat £329=$A658. A truly gorgeous looking, high cat set, for butterfly thematic or Tonga collectors, and seldom offered anywhere, much less at $100 UNDER face value! (6) $US169 - $A261 - Stock 497JQ


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Roo 10/- CofA Dark Grey and *Aniline* Pink at $1,000 UNDER Cat! - The very last, December 1937 Emergency printing, before the issue of the 10/- Robes in early 1938, due to unexpected technical issues, about printing that one, on the new to the printers, chalky faced paper. ACSC advises most of this Roo printing was withdrawn and destroyed, when the long-awaited Royalist Coronation Robes design was FINALLY printed, and rush issued. Quite superb perfs and centering and colour as you can see. What a Pretty looker – incredibly deep and vivid rich unfaded colours - glows even in normal lighting, and it lights up like a volcano under UV light. I have a dozen other 10/- mint CofA, and next to them under UV, this one glows like a VOLCANO! :mrgreen:

I’ve never seen the grey this deep on any ANY CofA 10/-. Attractive flat fresh MVLH original gum. Scan does no justice at all to the deep colours. The pink ‘suffuses’ to the reverse, as these must do of course. This final printing was also on paper markedly thinner than the usual printing, hence the watermark is far more evident from the face, as we see here. The MEGA million $$s, Stuart Hardy, Hugh Morgan and ‘GOLDFARM’ and Peter O’Rourke and the ‘Artemis’ stupendous Roo collections did *NOT* have this shade in mint or used, or 'Specimen' - all were totally absent. Clearly a super rare tiny printing and shade. Fresh bright MVLH, flat and fresh, a GEM, and a truly gorgeous stamp, to suit the VERY fussiest buyer. One for the bottom drawer! ACSC 50E, Cat $2,750 in hinged normal grade, and normal centering. $1,000 UNDER cat, for a gem condition example. $US1,135 at $A1,750 - Stock 982EQ


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British New Hebrides 1938 ‘Gold Currency’ Definitive complete set 12 - Fresh, bright MVLH - way above average for these, which fox and age very badly. Superb recess printed in London by Bradbury Wilkinson. Near all of them are marginal copies. SG 52-63 (12) Cat £325=$A650 and full sets to the 10 Francs are almost NEVER encountered, as this was a few £ Sterling at time of issue. About $US175 = $A275 - Stock 467EK


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Nauru 1978 Stamp Surcharges, Imprint MUH ½ SHEETS 10. Cost $500! $A125 - One of THE scarcest Pacific Islands sets of the past 50 years. Fresh MUH half sheets of 10 each value. Now 45 years old. An emergency issue due to a shortage of low values on the islands. No standing order clients got these, nor dealers globally as New Issue supply. Numbers printed were about 10% of other sets from the era. Prices soared immediately after issue date. For this reason blocks of any kind were near unheard of.

PERFECT size for Hagner sheet storage as you can see, or stockbook or album page. Bought this off a collector who paid Max Stern $500 for them in 1981 - his invoice was attached. Incredible as that may seem, retail was $50 a set 4 from many dealers here. The ASC cat had it at $50 a set 4 ($50) for several editions at the time. Fresh and attractive MUH. Each with Harrison London Imprints and all Colour Plate numbers - these rate a large premium on this set. Current ASC Cat $20 a set = $200 as non-imprint singles! Bought cheap in an estate so out they go around $US80 at $A125 – Stock 782JA


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Aust 2008 real Gold *and* Silver real metal stamps, on numbered POPE covers in special wood box just $A199 - In a classy velour lined mahogany or rosewood type wood hard classy presentation case, all stored in the original outer white storage box as well for long term protection. Ebay price even today from leading sellers is $1,000 - www.ebay.ie/itm/392861282272 - Even the matching style SILVER numbered issue is a $100 item retail. You are buying one each of the highly sought after pure GOLD and SILVER stamp FDC's, with a gold stamp depicting Pope Benedict XVI - specially issued, in a wooden presentation box. Sold out in an hour. cost $250 or so as I recall. The Silver ones also were pricey to buy at the same time of issue. ONLY 500 sets ever existed worldwide - each is numbered. These commemorate "World Youth Day 2008" in July, when Pope Benedict XVI and up to 500,000 people attended Mass at Randwick Racecourse Sydney.

World demand from Papal thematic collectors has always been huge for these. AP could have sold the 500 in Italy alone. The real thing looks a lot classier in the flesh than these pix. The cancel and the lower left numbering and wording are also printed in gold metallic shiny ink. The stamp photo here looks like foil topped cardboard, but it is solid 9 carat Gold. Seeing Bullion is now $A3,600 an ounce – a world record high price level – well over the price when these were issued, the pure BULLION value is not peanuts .. for starters. A VERY classy wooden box I must say, like a really deep rosewood or Mahogany etc. The STAMP is a big surprise. It actually is very attractive beingreal METAL in SILVER and Gold Bullion, and not foil coated cardboard, like the Tonga type things or French colonies etc. Really classy. 99% of those purchased have stayed in the hands of the buyers, as they are nice looking. $US130 at $A199 – Stock 541HP


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Victoria 1980 $25 Stamp Duty - complete fresh MUH sheetlet of 10 - face value $250, for just $A150! - The $25 Violet and Pale Green, mega face value, in an issued sheetlet of 10. This was purchased by someone over 40 years back - would have been $1,750 in today's money relativity. (Remember a local letter cost 22c to mail then, and is now $1.50!) Never seen one before, and might well be unique. USED one sees now and again from receipts etc, and even they are scarce, but MINT are another story! High value revenues are going crazy in recent times, and socking this away at near half issue price will never be a bad move! Single line perforated 11, fresh MUH and well centred. Just $US95 at $A150 - Stock 793KQ



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2016 'Jewel Beetles' IMPRESSIONS, Deluxe numbered folder **200 made** - 10% UNDER PO COST - Just 200 numbered folders made, and sold out in hours. A TINY mintage figure from here. Fancy gatefold folder with 2 PNC covers with gorgeous double sided literally JEWELLED Beetle medal/coin, and a matching number mini sheet and a numbered FDC - cancelled at 'JEWELLS NSW'! These Sold for $89.95 by the PO as you can clearly see above. All housed in a heavy vinyl outer folder. HEAPS of pix here - www.tinyurl.com/BeetlesAP - The Estate had FIVE of these - 1 for $A95 - Stock 387BW - 2 for $A180 - Stock 387BX - OR all 5 for $A400 - Stock 387B,Y which is 10% UNDER PO COST!! Estate super buy - These will sell FAST. :D



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Luxembourg 1956 **RARE** Europa set 3, Hoard - Superb MUH. SG Cat £700=$A1,400, for well under 7% of SG - at $US78!: Bought a few sets very attractively from the Estate of an old French gentleman, who had bought them off leading dealer BEHR in Paris, as an Investment, some years back. This is the KEY set to the entire EUROPA Omnibus series, and has always been highly sought. Mint Unhinged, with guaranteed fresh original gum. This set is 66 years old now of course. One of the scarcest mint sets from post-war Europe, and the absolute KEY to any “EUROPA” Omnibus collection. Bright, well centred, with good perfs, and guaranteed original gum mint unhinged, and will look brilliant in any album, at under 10% of SG! THREE sets of 3 for the “bottom drawer” - SG cat $A4,200, for just $A275 or $US170 (Stock 568UR ) - One set 3, SG 607/609, cat £700=$A1,400 - $US71 or $A115 - Stock 568UQ


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Hugh Freeman’s debut 'NSW NUMERAL CANCELLATIONS' on CD Rom just $A40! - I still have a few copies left of the superb NSW CD Rom shown above for just $A40, of Hugh Freeman’s debut opus 'NSW NUMERAL CANCELLATIONS' epic 400 page hard cover work. High resolution CD Rom of the debut huge NSW cancels handbook, with rarity ratings on all, exactly as it appears in the 400 page printed version, with all colour photos etc. Detailed review of it all here – www.tinyurl.com/FreemanCD - Only 220 numbered copies were ever done for the world - these books fetched up to $440 at Public Auctions - see many comments on this superb work here - www.tinyurl.com/HughCD - and with shipping cost added, was hence not economic for many buyers, especially overseas, with $100 shipping added, for being over 2 Kg.

I secured a few CD Roms off Hugh, which can be mailed globally as a large letter, and not a 2+ kilo book! Exact same contents - just $400 cheaper! All in a white CD protector for your stamp library or den - full colour CD label as shown. Finding just one vaguely scarcer numeral cancel, on NSW or early Roo stamps, will repay this modest cost MANY times over – so an essential for every dealer and collector. I found a scarce numeral in a $10 kiddies album recently and sold it fast for $450. State number cancels are now getting near $9000 at auction - www.tinyurl.com/NumCancs -This CD is just $US26 as I type! Or buy one for a local friend or stamp buddy, or sell it off on ebay etc, and save even more, as post is exactly the same globally for 1 or 2 CDs - ONE for $A40 or $US26 (Stock 637KA ) or TWO for $A70 (637KB ) or THREE for $A90 (Stock 637KC ) - Global air post is a flat $A5, for 1 or 2 or 3 CDs


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ADEN 1937 2R Dhow High Value Superb MVLH SG £120. $A90 - ADEN 1937 2R 'Dhow' traditional Arab fishing boat stamp, High Value - a bit like a 10/ -r £1 CofA Kangaroo face value, superb fresh MVLH. A highly sought after KGV era series. Scott #10, $U125. SG 10, £120=$A240. Only $US58 at $A95 - Stock 483RX


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Cook Islands, 1932 1d Captain Cook - attractive MUH Block 4 *IMPERFORATE PLATE PROOF* - $US95 - $A145! - Fresh, well centred, great margins, with 100% guaranteed, original gum, *MUH* hand applied, gum arabic and deep sharp bold original colour - a gem block. Been in Scotland near all their life. Captain Cook is a super popular topical globally, and being from the COOK ISLANDS, is a cool bonus for those folks! Very striking. No watermark as issued - SG 100. SG notes that these are Plate Proofs. Superb recess printed, steel engraved intaglio, by Perkins Bacon in London with razor sharp impression. Show me another block for sale ANYWHERE globally. For just the cost of last year's Annual PO Book! Near a Century old, and how many genuine MUH would still exist? Just $US95 at $A145 - Stock 495BC


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Australia 1915 Second Watermark Roo 5/-, Clean Used - SG $A700 for just $A275! - - The priciest 5/- watermark by a long way and missing from MOST collections. Clean fresh copy with dated cds cancel as you can see, and not the usual huge Parcels Branch, rubber, thick lettered 'Killers' - used on near all parcel mail in this WWI era. SG 30. These, as we all know, have ugly “fluffy/woolly” perfs, barely punched out, and with centering all over the place. This Second Watermark (Emergency war-time use on the KGV watermark paper) was only on sale for a short time during WWI, before the 3rd watermark 5/- was issued.

Only one small printing was ever made, and near all were used up on Telegrams, and officially destroyed. Issued in the middle of WWI, as the Germans were sinking merchant ships bringing the correct size Roo watermark paper from the UK. Deep rich, unfaded, GLOWING Chrome Yellow colour. A most collectible good used example, trust me. Clean and flat, and very fresh, with no hinges, or gook or gunk on back, to hide faults. Of the 5 x different 5/- Roos, this is the ONLY one where no CTO copies are available for VFU collectors. I’ve seen similar looking copies to this get way over $600 lately.

I keep EVERY Australian stamp in stock 1913-1980 and in FIVE grades for each, from Spacefiller to Superb Used, to suit EVERY budget. I have EASILY the world’s largest stock of used Roos, normal and 'OS'. I have this exact stamp in stock from $80 to $800 in cost, depending on how fussy - or non-fussy you are! Contact me re your Australia USED gaps. Read up on Used Kangaroo Grading here - www.glenstephens.com/snjune19.html - SG #30, £350=$A700, ACSC Cat 43b, $675 for average used. Only around $US175 as I type. A decent looking copy of this tough stamp, as all can see - $A275 - Stock 794LQ


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2000 "FOR VALOUR" $1 Victoria Cross PNC Retail $300, for just $A135: The absolute key to any PNC collection. The ONLY way to source the Victoria Cross design $1 coin is by tearing open one of these. Coin dealers rip up 100s a year, and toss the scarce strip of 5 x VC stamps into the Fine Used box. All collectors of face different Australia coins *HAVE* to secure this one. In 10 years’ time, a complete PNC such as this will be many times the cost of a coin as the PNC’s will be near extinct - the conservative McDonald retail of the loose coin alone is $295 - the PNC is listed at $360. eBay prices are up around that $300 mark for this PNC as you can see. Bought cheap today to sell dirt cheap today. Clean condition - been in an album since bought from mint. This is "For Valour" PNC (Stock 284YQ ) for $A135. I also have the near as scarce 2000 Australian Legends - "The Last Anzacs" PNC for $A70 - (Stock 284YR ) and the 2001 "Australia Army" PNC, Cat $100 for $A60 (Stock 284YT ) and the mega "Biggie" the 2002 "QE2 Coronation Accession Jubilee PNC" Ret $295 for $A125 (Stock 284YV ) AND all the other scarce early PNCs in superb condition at great prices - enquire! "FOR VALOUR" $1 Victoria Cross PNC - Under $US87 at $A135 - Stock 284YQ


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These 2/3d values were $25 EACH in the 1980s Stamp Boom!


Australia 1960s 2/3d Commems MUH x 141 - cost $2,800. Out for $275! - Younger members may not realise these were high-flyers in the Stamp Boom. Retail was $25-$30 EACH. See ASC catalogue page above that the owner had with them. Estate had an invoice from Max Stern at near $20 each, for $2,800 'Special Deal'. Indeed, I recall these got to $30 each at one point - they were red-hot. 1965 ANZAC x 18, 1962 Commonwealth Games x 69, 1963 Compac Cable x 54 - Total = 141. Photos of them all here - www.tinyurl.com/Boom60s - This Doctor amassed this nice little MUH parcel of them, inc blocks, and even imprints. No-one will have checked these for the endless ACSC flaws as they were not listed back 40 years ago. I certainly have not! All looked fresh on a quick spot check. Pay under 10% of what the Doctor paid at the time! Just $US175 as I type for all 141 stamps! $A275 - Stock 595PN


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GB 1951 KGVI Hi-Vals to £1 Well Centred *MUH* SG $200 just $A80! - The AVERAGE annual UK gross wage in UK 1950, was just £100 - I kid you not - www.tinyurl.com/UKwage - around TWO quid a week gross before tax. FACT. (And paid annual leave was typically just ONE week!) That was the average national gross wage, not the minimum wage. So this set literally cost someone near a week’s GROSS wages, 71 years back – a $1,000 set face on today’s earning power. This BBC link, outlining the Food Rationing in the UK well after WW2, might surprise some - www.tinyurl.com/RationUK National rationing did not totally end until 1954 - well after this set was issued. Meat, bacon, sugar, and butter were all tightly rationed across the UK, right up to the QE2 Coronation year in 1953. Well centred bright MUH with great perfs. A key Definitive set missing from near ALL Mint post war GB Collections. SG 509/512 £100=$A200. 73 years old now, and HINGED one sees pretty often, but seldom MUH. Bargain priced to clear at just $US50 at $A80 - Stock 649AJ


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Australia 1932 5/- Sydney Harbour Bridge stamp, Superb VFU: - The most iconic stamp from this country, and missing from 95% of collections. It was printed on what was essentially very coarse, Scott-towel type rough blotting paper, and perforated with blunt nails! This was the absolute height of The Great Depression, and even the Government Printer was economising. The coarse paper means a very large number are thinned - try and carefully peel an old hinge off these, and you WILL thin them! And the perfs, as all will know are often terrible and ripped out, and 'fluffy' and poorly punched. They were perforated with the single line machine, rather like a fancy treadle sewing machine, so one line at a time, then sheet rotated 90 degrees, and the other sides done. Hence wide margin centering is not common at all. A beauty - clean and perfect with superb perfs and centering for these 'terrors'. Yes these do sell a little lower at times BUT that is due to the inferior centering and reverses, and/or thins, aging, etc. Buy QUALITY, first up. Buy top grade for about $US170 at $A265 - Stock 912AX

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2024 Commonwealth & British Empire Stamp Cat. 1840-1970 - (SG went into Administration at Xmas - this MAY well be the FINAL edition of this book - do NOT miss it!) - For the first time, there are 4.5 PAGES of priced South Australia Departmentals with a 'G.P.' 1d green on front cover even! Very many 100s of new listings of these - priced mint and used and based on major auction sales results. Prices up to $7,500 each = $A15,000. Have never sold as many copies of this book - most to keen collectors of S.A. Departmentals! Most dealers do not have stock here. One super modest Departmental find, just ONCE in your life, will repay the cost of this book. If you only buy a new ‘Part 1’ each decade or so, THIS is the decade to do so! Order NOW! $A189 - stock 592LW. Well priced in spite of the totally crashed AUD against STG, and the now huge air freight costs to fly these out. A brand new priced listing of the Departmental Officials of South Australia – where no less than 54 government departments had stamps overprinted with their initials for official correspondence. $A190 - Stock 592LW



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French Polynesia superb collection 1954-2000 in Lighthouse. Retail $10,000 for just $A2,500! - An outstanding collection, on fresh and clean and new 'Lighthouse' Hingeless album pages, all in a German Binder, and matching hard slipcase. As can be seen, pages and binder and slipcase retail for about $A1,000 ALONE! A magnificent collection of stamps inside, from the first issue, to end of 2000. Fresh and clean - a few earlies MVLH, the rest all superb fresh MUH, including all the key items and scarce mini sheets. Many more pages shown here - www.tinyurl.com/Poly-Fra - There are two lots of superb MUH mini sheets here cat £400 alone! A **NEVER** seen area offered locally, and it is nearly complete - 670 stamps, and sheets.

Catalogue value of them is lightly marked in erasable 4B pencil for your very easy checking. That totals £4,520 = $A9,000. Add the superb new album and pages, and we are at about $10,000 retail here. A truly GORGEOUS collection of recess printed, intaglio printed material, NEVER seen here, in terrific condition, and all housed in a quite EXQUISITE finest quality album. (That of course can be added to if required) Retail prices locally for this material are VERY high - www.tinyurl.com/Fr-Poly - Have NEVER had a decent collection of this era to offer. $10,000 retail for just $2,500. Just $US1,625 now. $A2,500 – Stock 764VF


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Australia 1997 Sir Don Bradman $5 Coin and Stamp PNC with *AUSTRAILA* Spelling Error for ‘AUSTRALIA’ - just $A90! - The just released Greg McDonalds’s debut cat - “The Essential Reference to Australian Post And Numismatic Covers” - a huge 456 pages – a bargain from all dealers at just $A49, highlights this spelling error, that was soon corrected he notes, and states there have been ‘no recent sales’. I bought one in the Estate of a Cricket Mad collector who had an invoice from Max Stern for $200 for it, around the issue time 26 years back. The PNC contains the special bi-metal, $5 legal tender don Bradman coin, and the se-tenant pair of 45c Australia Post stamps cancelled ‘Bowral NSW’ – the home of Sir Don Bradman of course. Cricket is one of the world’s most popular topicals, hugely popular in the UK and India especially, and scarcer stamp related cricket related pieces OFTEN get way into 4 figures. Sir Don Bradman is THE most famous cricketer of all time. A very striking error - Bought well in the Estate, so out it goes at less than HALF what he paid, for just $A90! Stock 489DR


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Papua New Guinea 1994
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Papua New Guinea 1994 "Emergency Overprints" stamp sets 11 or 20: I have always had the largest stock of these overprints in the world. Buy DIRECT from the original dealer "source"! Thousands of collectors NEED this set to complete their collections, as all album pages on the planet have spaces for them. Only 45,000 sets were ever printed, NONE were ever sold by the global agents, or the Papua New Guinea Bureau, or even Australia Post. Nearly all were used up on genuine commercial mail. Not discovered by the stamp world until months after all the key values were all used up on mail! I first reported their existence to the stamp world in 1995. 'Set of 11' - SG # 730/740. Michel # 714 -724. Scott # 860/871. ASC Cat $A420, for the basic set 11 alone.

Definitive sets like the 1967 Anguilla overprints set 16 are already cat at £25,000 mint in Stanley Gibbons - and Anguilla has NOTHING like even 1% of the global collector following of PNG - think about it! This PNG set has a LONG way to go yet - that seems very clear. For very detailed and comprehensive background on this issue, with all numbers printed etc - see my special page on these issues: www.tinyurl.com/1994PNG - WEB SPECIAL - set of 11 (ASC Cat $420!) for just $A200 ~$US130 (Stock 928XG) or the Fine Used set 11 for $A140 (Stock 928XH) Complete Set 20 as illustrated for $A300 or $US195 (Stock 928XL) or the Set of 20 Fine Used for about $US120 at just $A185 (Stock 928XP)

Finally - all the 1994 "Emergency" sets I sell are of course guaranteed 105% genuine. You may ask for my Photo Certificate Of Genuineness on my security watermarked colour letterhead for this set of 11 or 20, mint or used, dated and signed, illustrating in full colour the exact set I mail you. If required, this CERTIFICATE costs you an extra $A70 (Stock 928ZW) on top of price of the stamps, largely to cover the considerable time and messing around of individually preparing each one, typing, and scanning to size etc.

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 and full insurance costs to you - in both directions. And quite frankly, the RPSL would not have a clue about these issues. 'Too Modern, Old Chap' they would sniff! Years down the track when the set sells for a multiple of what it does now, such a certificate Guaranteeing these came from original PNG sources in 1994/5 will add FAR more than $A70 to the extra price you obtain when selling. MUH Set of 11 (ASC Cat $420!) for just $A200 ~$US130 - Stock 928XH


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Solomon Islands 1991 **UNISSUED** stamp - fully SG and Scott noted - Cat $550, for just *$A80* each ($US50) MUH!: 1991 Health Campaign, 65¢ UNISSUED value, depicting “Less Healthier Food” at left. A set of 5 stamps were printed by Walsall Security Printers in the UK, on the usual CA sideways watermarked paper. On arrival of stock in the Solomons, it was decided not to issue this 65¢ value, as it was noted the more correct English term was of course - “Less Healthy Food”. In error however, a small number of sheets were delivered to some remote Post Offices, and they were certainly used on commercial mail, and several clearly dated used in period pieces and stamps are recorded, from charity kiloware. 'LATA' is a tiny, remote, very tropical island there - population 550 persons!

Full story here - www.tinyurl.com/Glen4-19 - Used singles have fetched up to $760 each at auction. I have 4 of them on piece here, plus another Dolphin stamp, all with a clear “LATA - March 12 - 1992” cds, dated part envelope to Canada - see pic above. This unique used multiple is just $A400 = $US260 - cat will be well over $US1,400. (Stock 362CB) The last 2 loose singles Auctioned by Status Auctions got $670 and $760 each they confirm, see - www.tinyurl.com/SolsError - Scott 693a, listed at $US350 = $A550 a mint single. I was sold a block 6 fresh MUH, and I can sell a MUH margin Block 4, Scott cat $US1,400 (= $A2,100), for just $A250 - Stock 362JA or a MUH single as pictured above, Scott Cat $A550, is around $US50 at just - $A80 - Stock 362JB


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'The Engraved Stamps Of The Commonwealth Of Australia' REDUCED $200! - The quite magnificent, official Australia Post produced coffee table book - Compiled by Richard Breckon, the respected PO Archivist, and the PO Senior Design Team. Brass cornered, beautifully gold deeply embossed leatherette cover, even 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 at the time. A joy to handle and own. Cost was no object here. Contains 28 different, recess, engraved, raised print, DIE PROOFS, taken from the original steel Dies. From 1913 1d Engraved KGV, to 1965 Anzac. Incs most early commems - like 1932 Harbour Bridge, Jubilee, Canberra, Hermes, Sturt, Sesquicentenary etc.

Three very similar later books were issued - 'Royalty', 32 Die Proofs (Stock 428YR ) Blue book 'Federation', 30 Die Proofs (Stock 428YU ) - those are $A400 each, and the rarest Green Book 'Transportation', 32 Die Proofs (Stock 428YX - $A550) were also sold in even FAR lower numbers - Or all 3 for $A1,200 or $US775, and save $A150. (Stock 428YZ the three. ) Being modern, these almost NEVER come on the market - no-one wants to let them go! HEAPS more pix of them here - www.tinyurl.com/StampEngr - Prestige Philately got $437 for a single book in a Public Auction. They called them 'without doubt the BEST product released by Australia Post in recent decades'. Just bought 3 in an estate, and have reduced the price of last two by $A200, reduced from $A495 to just $A295 each! Buy yourself a classy GIFT you'll always love handling and looking at - $US185 at just $A295 - Stock 428YT


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Buy a box of current $1.20 Peel and Stick stamps and save $650! - In the past I have almost *NEVER* had current letter rate stamps in peel and stick to offer at well under face. Bought a Sprintpack printer carton with 20 x sealed boxes of 100 = 2,000 stamps in the box. 'Native Animals' - Platypus etc. Very pretty stamps as you can see. The rate increased to $1.20 on January 3, 2023, so these will be historically valid for you to use up for YEARS - the last price increase was January 2020. STOCK UP now - once sold, they can't be replaced by me. A business bought them early January to do a client mail out, but decided last minute to use a mass email program instead, as they could attach large PDF images that way, and save huge mail AND the even far larger print costs. Lots of senders use white plastic bag outer packaging - these stick tight - normal lickable gum does NOT of course. Huge plus. :!:

These are guaranteed 105% GENUINE Australia Post produced stamps. Near everything today on FakeBay are Chinese forgeries - read more here - www.tinyurl.com/China-Fake - Those fakes cost more than this, and YOU (not the seller!) are breaching The Crimes Act Of Australia to use them on mail. They show images of PO boxes etc on FakeBay, stolen off AP website, but mail you forged flat strips 5 of 10 etc ‘to make pack it easier for you’. MINE are genuine printed in Melbourne, and not Shanghai - $2,400 face for $1,750 cash - save $650 legally! Affixing 1, 2 or 3 or 5 of these, covers all rates up to 500g - FAST. And you can also use these on ALL overseas mail of course - very pretty Animal design stamps. FAST and easy - more details here - www.tinyurl.com/CheapStamp - pass that link on to friends or Charities or business colleagues who mail a lot, or who have ebay stores etc. Or if you can't use 2,000 - will sell 10 boxes of 100 = 1000 stamps, Face $1,200, for $A900 cash - Stock 692JX . In these very toughest of economic times, legally saving $650 a box of 2000 is a quite MASSIVE plus - $A1,750 cash - Stock 692JW



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1948 KGVI Silver Wedding Malaysia Trio superb MUH - A gem condition trio – freshest MUH as they have been in Denmark most of their life. After 76 years near all these are HINGED by now of course. And from S. E. Asia, are mostly TONED mint too if they were in that region for 76 years! Two are sheet marginal copies. Perlis, Selangor and Kelantan – SG Cat £96 = $195. These are under-priced in SG for FRESH MUH – correct for toned ones maybe, but not NICE ones like these. $A115 - Stock 659LG


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SAUDI ARABIA MUH hoard blocks 1960s-1980 Cat $A3,500 for $A650 or about $US430! WHAT a juicy hoard, from this super popular area. An immensely wealthy local population, who are very keen on stamps, and buying of them as New Issues has not been the case, until recent times. More pix and checklist here - www.tinyurl.com/SaudiMUH - These older issues ARE Liquid Gold. Inc 5 x scarce 1984 Solar Village Mini sheets, cat £100 each for starters! Full checklist on link above. Total SG Cat £1,766=$A3,500. Fresh MUH, bought as New issues. A goldmine lot for an ebay reseller at way under QUARTER cat, set by set, or in MUH blocks 4, which Saudis like enormously. No-one else has this material for sale - go check. Total £1,766 in SG 2022 Catalogue - for near $US410 as I type, at just $A650! Stock 746DC


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Wide Range Australia & States designs, 24K Gold on solid bullion, Replica Stamps: $A30 each!: A perfect opportunity for you to own stamps from a Deluxe collection of Australian stamps, in gleaming precious metal proof, struck in solid silver, and plated with 24 Carat Gold known as "The Australian Collection" - for the 1988 Bi-Centenary of Australia. Each in original classy packaging, and unopened. Some of the linked photos are taken from the advertising brochure - the copy from my Archive files - that Australia Post mailed to all those on the ‘Stamp 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 and great investment etc. See his actual letter on link below from my files. Each ingot is identical in exterior size to the huge original stamp, but MUCH thicker of course.

Highly polished Deluxe Proof quality, hand struck in solid sterling silver, mirror finished plated with 24 Carat Gold, and each is a substantial 2.2 mm thick as you can see in photo. Quite a bit of “melt” value in the large chunk of thick Sterling Silver here alone. Rear of all ingots are stamped with "The Australian Collection" and ".925 Silver HF" to authenticate them. In 1988 - over 32 years back - these replicas cost subscribers exactly $A98.60 an ingot. True! See original receipt scanned on link nearby. These are brand new in the original secure and protective packaging. Each ingot is in a special clear moulded mount, inset into a large Racing Green solid card outer folder about the size of a FDC or PO pack. The ingots are thus still in as minted, highly polished mirror proof state, unscuffed or damaged. VERY few would have been retained thus after 30 years, as near all were inset into the fancy display box that came with the set. A bit like better Dinky Toys, or Barbie Dolls etc, in clean ORIGINAL un-opened packaging - worth MANY times the items if outside the packaging.

Easy to store in a #2 or #3 Hagner, or stockbook pages etc, or even stored flat in a large glassine etc. I bought a hoard off someone who paid $A98.60 each - receipt in link below. A first class letter costs 4 times more than it did in 1988, so this had a relativity value of $400 an ingot in today’s money. You are paying under 10% of that!! I have duplicates of near all the Bullion ingots in the collection, if you want more than one of all of these for the same stamp design, if they suit your collecting themes. Or for ebayer-selling etc. He has duplicates of many - this guy spent $10,000s on these! MASSES of pix and paperwork here - www.tinyurl.com/BullionStamp - Each stamp design has a unique order code - click link for all details of those. ONE packaged ingot of your choice for $A45 (Stock 526AL ) FIVE of YOUR choice stamp ingots for $A200 (Stock 526AK ) TEN for $A350 (Stock 527AB ) TWENTY ingots of YOUR choice for $A600 or $US400 (Stock 527AC ) or have ONE set only of 23 DIFFERENT Bullion ingot stamps for just $US455 - $A700 - Stock 526AAC


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2020 Aust 'States Birds' set 6 in 33 special MUH sheets! Face $218 - Just $A210! - An amazing hoard of 33 copies of this special MUH special format sheet. Perfect Hagner or stockbooks size. Only a small number were made, and this format was available NO other way, and were not buyable as single sheets from AP. Due to a very fortunate purchase, can sell these at UNDER FACE!! Face is $6.60 each. For an ebay or Delcampe reseller etc, these are a GOLDMINE lot. A superbly popular topical, and WHO else has them on offer at ANY price??? Surely a treble face apiece easy seller at $20 apiece? Scan and list once, and just keep selling them.

An Official PO issue, and one to sock away for the future - these 33 superb pieces will be a UNIQUE numerical holding of these, I can guarantee - well worth placing aside to see where the value settles. Even postally used on a parcel etc, these would likely be unique. From same source had several other Hagner sized sheets of other 2020 sheets in same format as this, also UNDER FACE - can do you a great deal on those as well if you want to corner the world market in these! An amazing opportunity for someone. Just $US136 at $A210 – Stock 988XK


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1915 SECOND Watermark 2/- Pale Brown Kangaroo stamp Fine Used. SG29, Cat $A450 - just $A185 - A most under-rated stamp. A stamp missing from near EVERY Roo Collection. The small Emergency single printing done in midst of WWI, on the KGV watermark paper, as the Germans were sinking shipping from UK to here. A very FU example sold recently at Public Auction here for near $600. (Est. $160!) I sold it to that seller for about $50, only 15 years back. 95% of those offered on DopeBay etc are NOT Second Watermark, sadly. Amateur sellers can rarely pick the first 3 x 2/- Browns apart accurately. This stamp was my ‘Stamp News’ Tip Of The Month - www.tinyurl.com/Glen6-19 - I can pick apart all Kangaroo stamps at a glance from the front, but most folks cannot. A WILDY under-rated stamp.

Second Watermarks are always a paler brown like this – Thirds never are, and these always have clean cut perfs .. the cheap THIRD watermark never do. Clueless or conniving Ebay Bunny sellers know neither fact of course, and most "2nd Wmk" offered on ebay are of course NOT. Much of the time the buyers are near as clueless as the sellers, so a perfect storm - with the blind leading the blind. Buying from me, you get GUARANTEED Second Watermark on these 109 year old stamps. Clean and fresh and flat and neatly cancelled – totally free of the usual hinges and gook and gunk and ageing. SG 29, £225 = $A450. ACSC 36a, $A350. Juzwin retail $275 for an inferior Good Used grade. I keep EVERY Australian stamp in stock 1913-1980 and in FIVE grades for each, from Spacefiller to Superb Used, to suit EVERY budget. I have EASILY the world’s largest stock of used Roos, normal and “OS”. I have this exact stamp from $40 to $400 in cost. Contact me re ALL your Australia USED gaps. Around $US120 as I type - $A185 - Stock 392JX


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New Zealand Post Clean coll of official PO FDC ‘Liquid Gold’ post 2000 era - Retail $1550 for $A399! : My camera is playing up and no pix, but of this lot, not really needed! These Kiwi FDCs are in tip-top condition, running from 2000 right through 2011. They look beautiful - I've never seen most of them before! Plenty of Exhibition mini sheets, even some ‘Lord of the Rings’, plus of course, plenty of Rugby (you know the Kiwis and their 'All Blacks'!) There are about 125 covers, with a total 2022 ACS catalogue value of over $1,550. Face value of the stamps alone is over $700 and of course they cost MORE than face to buy from PO. There is even a handy complete inventory of it all.

FDC from the Australia and NZ regions, fall into several distinct bands - 1. - Latter 1970s to late 1980s are incredibly abundant, as we had a massive "Stamp Boom" then, where investors jumped onto the scene, often buying 5 or 10 of each FDC. 2 - 99% of these buyers ceased in 1990, as the POs issued a $20 Definitive stamp. Back near 30 years back $20 was SERIOUS money - $50 in today's spending power, and vast numbers of folks simply said "Forget it" and stopped buying FDC’s. OVERNIGHT! HENCE the FDC from 1990 onwards are 20 times harder to get than the 1980s era. FACT. Catalogue values for the 1990s FDC are high, and even as Fine Used these are worth MANY times face ….. some up to TEN times face, as you can see in catalogues. 3 - ANYTHING after 2000 FDC, is near impossible to source. Masses of collectors and dealers drew a line in the sand at this time, at that BIG round year figure, and said "that's it".

Dealers did not buy them, and most collectors did not either. So when they appear on ebay etc they get double or treble face readily. Of course years on, they all regret it, and nearly all want and need those issues. Dealers did not stock them either, so sourcing them is near impossible - at any price. All clean PO unaddressed. Even as FINE USED these are worth easily DOUBLE my asking price! Under $US250 at $A399 - Stock 395KC


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*40* x Australia 1984 SPECIMEN Paintings sets MUH - Face $680 for just $A300! FORTY of the special deluxe Post Office packs from 1984, each containing $17 face value of fresh MUH paintings each - all in lavish Gold Embossed packs. The owner notes showed he had bought these as an ‘Investment’ in 1990 for around $1,000 the bundle of 40, off Max Stern. He had high hopes these would also get to the same $600 a set price of the 1963/65 “Specimen” sets of 4, of 30 years earlier! Condition looks nice and clean. I see quite a few of these stamps arriving used on parcels - not ‘supposed’ to occur, but it seems few notice these days at AP. I saw a mint single pack get $30 on ebay recently! Possibly a 'Paintings On Stamps' collector looking for something a little different? Bought well in Estate, so OUT they go at under $A8 each! $US190 or - $A300 - Stock 842KA


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Papua New Guinea 1971 SHELLS Booklet x *50* Mint copies! Just $US125 Estate buy today. Someone looks like they bought these near a Half Century ago, and they have only just now reached the market. Pretty booklet, with marginal blocks 10 of the 1969 7c Shell Definitive stamp. SG SB3, Cat £650 = $A1,250. Pfeffer #3 cat $1,500. Very seldom seen early booklet, and a great ebay re-seller etc, as both PNG and Shells are globally super popular. Just $A4 each, or US$2.5 apiece - Cat £650, retail $1,500. Just $US125 - $A200 Stock 782RT



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Kangaroo 1929 10/- Small Multiple Watermark, Fine Used, at *HALF retail*: A rare stamp - SG 112. In my long experience with Roos, is at least TEN times scarcer than the Third Wmk or CofA Watermark 10/- values. There were in fact only 240,000 of this printed, v/s over 1.2 million of the Third Watermark 10/-, yet Cat value is near the same - absurd with a higher than 5:1 printed ratio. This was the 10/- stamp on national issue all during The Great Depression, and was used on heavy parcels and Telegrams - the latter were destroyed under audit.

Indeed there was the exact same low print number of this, than of the super expensive 1913 £1 & £2 First Watermark Roos - 240,000 on all 3 of those. Nice bright nice colour as you can see, for this 95 y.o. issue. SG 112, £500=$A1,000. My retail for VFU is $850. Very light MELBOURNE cds cancel. Fine used grade, clean stamp, that will suit most general collectors. Clean and flat and fresh and attractive, good perfs and centering, light cancel, and totally free of the usual hinges, thins, creases, and typical gook and gunk and ageing etc, near always seen on these, after 95 years. Bought well in a collection today, so out this goes for just $US270 or $A415 - Stock 825KR


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Australia 1970 Definitives, rare Post Office Pack Cat $650, for just $A275 or $US180: The *Gorilla* - the scarcest Australia face different PO pack by several miles, as it cost a FORTUNE back then. I see one each few years or so. This larger sized B5 pack has all the current Defins right up to the 1966 Navigator set 6, in a plastic Hagner type sheet inside. Add it up - FACE was $10.47 of the stamps here. ‘No big deal’ you might think today. Well over Half A Century back, that was huge. A First Class letter then cost 5¢! (There are 2 different 5¢ Queens in here) so $10.47 bought you 210 x first class stamps. Today a First Class letter is $1.50, so 210 of those is $A315 in today’s money. Would YOU pay $A315 TODAY for a new issue Post Office pack? Of course not, and certainly almost no-one did in 1970, so they are super scarce, and retail MANY $100s despite being on sale nationally at capital city Philatelic Bureaux. The $4 King alone cost EIGHTY times the then 5¢ letter rate. So the pack was about $A315 type buying price, adjusted to today’s money. You are paying miles LESS than that! Little wonder almost none sold. ASC P7, Cat. $650, and seldom seen or offered ANYWHERE. Fresh and un-opened. $US175 - $A275 -Stock 542JKL


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NZ 1969 Capt Cook Bicentenary *MINI SHEET* issue FDC 5 x clean FDC - $A85 - Amazing lot from Estate. SELDOM seen unaddressed and clean .. now 55 years old now. Once a $70 FDC each. Now, retail is around half that, making these $200 retail. An ebayer 'double your money' dream lot. Photos taken late at night - in real daylight they are superb. $A85 - Stock 238UTL


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Lebanon 1968 Antiquities MS Perf *AND* Imperf x 10 each! Under 10% of SG - SG $1,350 for $A130! - Amazing little hoard I bought from the Estate of an old chap who had Lebanese heritage. He presumably bought them as a New Issue? 'Tyre Antiquities' Mini Sheet, depicting the Roman Banquet Bas Reliefs. Superb intaglio, engraved recess printed issue. TEN of each Perf **AND** imperf, fresh MUH. (20 x MUH Mini Sheets) Ebay re-seller dream deal - WHO else has these for sale?! Bought cheap, so out they go at near 10% of Gibbons! SG MS #1018 - cat £33 each - Perf or Imperf = £660 = $A1,350. $A130 - about $US82 - Stock 435BL


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FAROE ISLAND 41 x MUH Corner Plate Blocks 4 collection - Just $A99: What a deal! - Faroe Islands were THE hottest thing on the stamp planet in the early 1980s. Prices were TEN times today’s level - indeed the deceased owner paid Max Stern $750 PER set of blocks for these, his invoice showed. He bought 10 such sets, and the invoice was generously rounded down to $A7,000. We have 41 Top left numbered Plate number blocks here - 161 x Fresh flat MUH stamps at about SIXTY CENTS OZZIE a stamp! The 1975 Defins (issue #1) were a really expensive set, and those were about $100 a single set on their own back in the day. LOTS of photos of them all here - www.tinyurl.com/FaroeIs

The VERY first 11 Faroes issues are here, in corner Plate Blocks 4. Includes the super high face value 1979 25 Krona Ram - a real FORTUNE back 45 years ago! The CURRENT SG cat as 4 MUH is £202=$A400 valued as single sets and clearly, matched Top Left corner Plate blocks is a nice premium added on top of that. YOU pay just $A99 the LOT! All MUH, odd minor blemish as usual after 50 years. Beautiful steel engraved recess printed, line engraved gems - most seem to be engraved by the Master of the genre - Czeslaw SLANIA. The original buyer got TEN sets of matched blocks 4 for his $7,000. Superb lot to offer per set of blocks on ebay etc, or break into singles etc. Bought VERY well from Estate so OUT they go at a silly low price - One set $A99 - Stock 287LR


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QANTAS $2 Airbus A380 stamp, totally **IMPERFORATE** Block of 4 - just $A75 or $US49!: - Australia Post a few years back, released just 750 x IMPERFORATE uncut press sheets of these $2 stamps. A FIRST from anywhere. Striking and gloss varnished etc. You needed to phone a special '800' number after midday, and maximum order was one sheet a person, and they sold out within hours, as you'd expect. All the $2 stamps depict the massive Qantas Airbus A380. Qantas staffers and aviation collectors keenly seek this sheet, as do the 1000s of pure “A380” theme collectors. Each press sheet was foil numbered in lower right margin, and also comes with a hand numbered PO 'Certificate Of Guarantee' that only 750 sheets in TOTAL were ever sold, including all left and right panes. (Uncut IMPERF sheet of 12 in special black folder is $A550 - Stock 482YX)

Indeed there were only 375 left pane, and 375 x right pane ... both sheets of 12 are marked and numbered thus lower left. This is a Qantas Airbus A380 issue, and that is a red hot theme, even for non stamp collectors. Pilots and aviation fans buy them as this was a FIRST. And it is fully imperforate. It is an 100% OFFICIAL PO issue, and one of the very smallest issues in the post war era. It was VERY limited, and has remained RED hot - just like the stamp border colour! I obtained a few, by paying folks $100 cash profit to sit on the phone for hours re-dialling until they got through. THERE WAS *NO* OTHER SOURCE FOR THESE! Price per IMPERF mini sheet is from $A75 - full details here - with a LOT more photos of all the options and choices on these, even full uncut press sheets of 12 are available for just $A550 - www.tinyurl.com/QantasStamp - $A75 - Stock 482YL


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Jordan - 1982 National Monument stamps set 3 IMPERFORATE! $US60 Bought from someone whose Father had been a senior postal official at the time, ~40 years back. He had the complete set of 3 in MUH pairs, and the same set in Imperforate strips of 3. All fresh MUH. Attractive group, fresh and bright, and will offer them separably, and as a group for anyone wanting to re-sell etc. The horizontal PAIRS as shown are $A100 (Stock 683HW) The strips of 3 are $A135 (Stock 683HX) or the entire holding of all 15 imperfs is about $US125 to clear (under a tenner each!) - or $A200 - Stock 683HZ


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AAT 1979 1st Flight 170 sets postal USED sets in GUTTER PAIRS! Just $A99 - AAT 1979 sets on piece mostly CTO gutter pairs, blocks SG 35/6 cat value £340=$A680. Interesting lot. Created by me back over 40 years back when these were current. Been lost in an old box ever since in my junk cave here! I recognised that these were not going to see any real POSTAL use, as these stamps were only available from Philatelic Offices at GPOs in those days. So I bought 200 sets, near all in traffic light GUTTER PAIRS and mailed them to folks who were posting me material I'd bought.

About 170 SETS of 2 got back to me - all POSTALLY used, paying correct prevailing rates. A GOLDMINE lot for someone to ebay over a period, as all are UNIQUE and AAT is HOT globally, and postally used on PIECE near unheard of. SG 35/36 cat £340 (=$A680) as 170 used sets OFF piece. (i.e. SG cat used is £1.85 a pair of single stamps. Add a ton of premium for used GUTTER pairs, and a premium for postal used in ISSUE PERIOD as these clearly are .. all around 1980. A once in a lifetime lot for just $A99 - SG Cat $A680++++ Indeed many have extra AAT stamps used as well - with Ship Values to $1 top value - these I have NOT included in SG catalogue value above. Those extras are essentially "free" to the buyer. $US63 or $A99 - Stock 345SC


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India 1882 Q.Vic 1 Anna, 6 Pies Sepia Brown INVERTED watermark - A rarely seen printing error. Watermark easily seen on the stamp. Neat upright cds of ‘Calcutta - AU 12 - 89’. SG 90w £550=$A1,100. (Mint are unknown and of used, only a few copies are recorded, hence the high cat.) Clean and flat and fresh and attractive, great perfs, light cancel, and totally free of the usual hinges, thins, creases, and typical gook and gunk and ageing etc, near always seen on these Indian stamps, after 141 years. SG Cat $1,100 – just $US260 at $A415 – Stock 493JK


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Kangaroo 1913 5/- Grey and Yellow fresh CTO, $A299: CTO Kangaroo prices have gone insane in recent times - single stamps selling for up to SEVEN times the recent ACSC prices. So higher value stamps like this one are worth grabbing NOW = SG 13, £225 = $A450 for average used. With the lovely crisp gloss ink PO CTO cancel of “MELBOURNE - DEC 3 - 13” Superior perfs and centering for any 1913 CTO, as you can see, which often are ripped out and perfs touching. Nice rich glowing original Chrome colour, and fresh and clean, and totally free of hinges and gook and gunk etc - so usual on these with original gum. I keep EVERY Australian stamp in stock 1913-1980 and in FIVE grades for each, from Spacefiller to Superb Used, to suit EVERY budget. I have EASILY the world’s largest stock of used Roos, normal and “OS”. Contact me re your Australia USED gaps. Read up on Used Kangaroo Grading here - www.tinyurl.com/GlenJune19 Only $US189 right now - $A299 - Stock 836KF


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Lighthouse top end new black cover *DELUXE* version Stamp Drying Book - with 10 sheets, made from extra-strong blotting card and 10 extra strong interleaves. These maintain the shape of the drying book even after many years of use, and prevent the stamps from sticking. Thick card cover and spiral binding for flat usage. Large A4 type Size - 220 mm x 300 mm (8¾’’ x 11¾’’)

For those who have not seen these stamp drying books, they are a large A4 sized book (stockbook sized) with thick black Spiro edge binding that as you can see allows them to lay flat. The pages are of REALLY thick blotting type paper. i.e. thick heavy cardboard thickness. It is some special "fast release" formulation - no idea what they use, but it really does WORK! Have sold many 100s over 15 years. Lots of photos, and how to buy here - www.tinyurl.com/DryingBks

There is then a special smooth plastic coating on one side. So you wash your stamps, and IF you leave them to air dry on tea towels or blotting paper or newspaper, light creases and bends will always stay there. If they are placed into this book when touch damp (not sopping wet) and a few books added on top to add weight, and left there with the gum side to the plastic side and the front of stamp to the blotter side, they dry perfectly flat, and many light bends and creases vanish.

Nearly all of them. It is amazing the difference they make, which is why I sell so many! Just put your stamps in, pile a few heavy books etc on top, to add weight, and forget them for a week. Just one book is not wise - most collectors have two or 4 books, as that is the secret - do NOT touch them for a week, and let them air-dry slowly under weight. Most important. The special formulation plastic coated side is super important, as otherwise many stamps STICK to blotter if damp and between 2 sheets of blotting paper, with heavy weight on top. These do not.

Again it is some special matt coating Lighthouse have figured out, which works perfectly for this specific job. Almost any other kind of plastic sheet you may try to experiment with at home will leave a real ugly mirror like "SHEEN" on the gum side if placed in damp, under weight, which looks really stupid, and really shows what you have been doing. These do NOT. The books last for decades, they really do. $A40 for ONE book (Stock 482FX) $A70 for TWO books (Stock 482FY) Or FOUR Books for $A125 (Stock 482FZ)



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Yemen Arab Republic, 1975 Revolution 25 Fils, Fully *Imperforate* Pane 50 MUH - Just $A6 each! 12th Anniversary of Revolution : IMPERFORATE pane of 50 x 25 Fils denomination, depicting the 7th Century Al Janad Mosque - one of the world’s oldest. Fine, fresh MUH. Catalogue numbers for the normal issued perforated issue 13½ x 14 are - SG #539, Scott #316 and Michel #1545. Cannot see any other IMPERF versions of this about anywhere on the globe for sale, and a full sheet may well be unique - and after 43 years, none will turn up NOW! Just $US3 each - superb ebayer opportunity to offer in imperf pairs and blocks 4 - an easy treble your money deal here surely? about $US160 at $A250 - Stock 492RJ


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*Set of 60* Different Essays from the 1911 First Australia Stamp Design Competition just $A125 - There are 5 x 1d designs, and they come in sets of 30, or 6 Miniature sheets of 5, on quality gloss, white thin card, in 6 colours. So each set is of 30 different unadopted Essays. MOST attractive as you can readily see. Red, blue, green yellow, brown and black. I bought a few sets of 30 of these from a dealer in the late 1990s. ACSC tells us just 100 sets were printed letter press and the plate was then donated to the Australia Post Archive Collection. A closer scan of one colour, I just did above. ACSC tells us this fairly crude essay design series for our first Commonwealth stamp was engraved by a Mr Grant of Wonthaggi, Victoria. Nonetheless, the 3 single original essays from this set that Arthur Gray offered at auction in 2007, were invoiced at about $A3,500 each! All way above the full ACSC value of $2,500 each.

ACSC also records these same reprints from the original printing block on gloss thin card. The Gray copies looked TERRIBLE - I looked at them all, but sold for about $A10,000! This ugly one below in black - www.tinyurl.com/Gray1911 - was invoiced at $A3,750! This is the actual photo from Shreves Auction catalogue - un-retouched by me. $3,750 there - from me they cost just $2 a stamp. These same sets 30 are currently offered for $A750 a single set by a leading ebay Dealer as you can see - www.tinyurl.com/1911Set - Most collectors like to buy two sets .. one of the 30 singles, which fills a Hagner or album or stockbook page perfectly, and most colourfully - and the same 30 stamps in Miniature Sheets as shown. $A70 for the 30 imperf singles (Stock 568TG), or $A85 for the set of Mini Sheets (Stock 568TH) Or, Buy BOTH the above, and save a huge $30 - $A125 - Stock 568TJ - or TWO sets 60 (120 Essays) for just $US139 or $A220! - Stock - 568TK


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NEW - ACSC Brusden White 'Australian States Federal Period 1901-1912' Catalogue - a massive 352 x large A4 pages, and now all in FULL COLOUR. Far thicker than the huge recent 'KGV' Volume even. Selling like CRAZY. This is THE hottest area of collecting here - these are all truly 'AUSTRALIAN' stamps, being issued after Federation in 1901. This new edition updates the debut 2004 section, that was included in the 'Kangaroos 4th edition', and is in the new full colour, large page, A4 format. I routinely got $150 for that 20-year-old mono book, as it was the ONLY source of this info. All the listings and prices have been extensively revised, many with massive price increases of up to 400%, and with many new discoveries and finds being listed and priced. Further archival information has been included, and numerous new illustrations and listings have been added. Have pre-sold boxes of them! Adding in 1 or more of the other TEN x ACSC Volumes, generally adds zero, or very little extra mail cost - see all 10 volumes listed here - www.tinyurl.com/SetACSC

Numbers printed and sold are included where known, of EACH printing, and perf and watermark change - an invaluable resource. Proofs and essays, and all official CTOs, and all SPECIMENS - Imperforates and part perforates are listed and priced here, as are all known constant plate varieties, sheet sizes are given, watermark inverts etc, monograms and imperfs shades, and ALL official perfins etc. All perforation variants are listed and priced, and ON COVER PRICES are given - a goldmine area for collectors and re-sellers. ONE medium find, just once in your life, will pay for this book easily. Totally re-numbered - using the old version is now a disaster! These are HUGE - near 1.5 kilo, (over 3lbs) so a 'parcel' for postage purposes. I mail in special rigid book mailing boxes, not flimsy padded bags that often ding and dent the book in transit etc. And best of all I use superb VFU intelligent and unusual franking, protected when cancelled UNDER PLASTIC - worth far more retail fine used, than you pay in shipping cost! Max Stern price is $189 = www.tinyurl.com/New-BW - From me - only about $US120 at $A185 - Stock 385BJ


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1928 Kookaburra Miniature Sheet MUH. ACSC Retail $A425 - for $A275! - THE item missing from 99% of pre-war Australia collections. Especially in MUH. Near all of those existing are HINGED/Thinned - and/or otherwise defective. Also very popular with "Bird" topical collectors, globally - the first BIRD Mini Sheet anywhere I understand? Indeed, one of the world's FIRST Miniature Sheets of any kind, from ANYWHERE. Juzwin retail $350 for AVERAGE centred, average gum, MUH sheets these days. The Stuart Hardy imperforate version of this Sheet was invoiced for $A326,200.00, and that was global headline news, and gave prices for all other sheets a boost. Full story here - www.tinyurl.com/Kooka1928 - These sheets were single line perforated, one line at a time, both ways, and centering is generally appalling for that reason. Often fair centred for 2 stamps, and perfs touching the next two, vertical and/or horizontal, and corners of course never have comb perf 'neatness'.

Vivid steel blue colour, and crisp sharp plate impression, with truly excellent perfs for these as you can see. A nice looking item in your album, at a VERY affordable ex-estate price. These were printed on what was essentially thin, very soft, and super coarse acidic blotting paper, like Scott paper towels - hence the really "fluffy" perfs generally. And these sheets thin, tear and crease, and fox VERY readily, and the outer margins and perfs often rip out when being separated from the Master Sheet of 15 Mini Sheets, due to the coarse paper. Guaranteed 105% original gum Arabic hand applied gum, and flat and bright and unfolded. Stamps and margins all totally unhinged Slightly overall 'honeyed' or 'zoned' Gum Arabic as quite usual on these, after 95 years. A great budget priced sheet to fill that missing space! I see HINGED copies sell for this price often on eBay etc, to clueless buyers! ACSC MS 133 - $A475. I have over 20 Kooka sheets in stock – MUH, MLH, used, and on piece, one attractive piece with the special RED Exhib FDI cancel, on piece Cat $A475 for $A250 (Stock 565TJ) and ditto on a large part of FDC cover (Cat $1,750!) for $A350 (Stock 269LR), and all in various grades and pricings - ask me! This one is $A275 - Stock 565JK


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New Zealand 2006 Kapa Haka Maori Dancers Rare “Unissued” set of 5 - $12,000 UNDER auction price! - Sold, advertised, mailed and charged to some standing order clients by NZ Post. But hastily withdrawn in panic at the Eleventh Hour, as some radical Maori activists did not like the design images! (Despite Ta Papa Museum fully approving the designs.) Only 39 mint sets of 5 were ever mailed out, and a few FDC, booklets, and one coil roll, and they are the rarest post-war issues for 100 years from NZ. (See detailed note on these in SG “New Zealand” cat after SG #2285.) An affordable way to buy these is via the un-issued 45c "Poi" Maori dancer self-adhesive booklet stamps, or the 45c coil version. FAST ordering is recommended, as when my small stock is gone, they can't be replaced.

The current market leading NZ Len Jury mass selling NZ catalogue is $17,500 a set of 5, FDC at $25,000, and coil or booklet 45c singles $2,500 each. MY price is $A1,500 a single (Stock 583AB ) 45c self-adhesive booklet stamp, neatly cut from the block, or $A2,750 (Stock 583AC ) a horizontal pair. (45c Coil stamps the same prices - Coil strip of FOUR for $A5,000 - Stock 583AH) Or $A5,000 a booklet block of 4 (Stock 583AD ) - if a block is still intact of course when you order! (A block of 4 is a booklet “pane” - each booklet has 2 panes of 4, and a pair.) Or the complete booklet of 10 for $US6,600 or $A10,000. (Just ONE only booklet of 10 on hand - Stock 583AE )

These figures are miles lower than NZ retail which is high, as tiny supply rapidly shrinks, and news of their existence slowly spreads overseas. "Linn's Stamp News" carried my story on these front page in colour. And best of all, the NZ dollar has strengthened a lot against $A in recent months. Noticed a phenomenal $21,185 invoice price for a set 5 at Auckland City Stamps Auction in May 2022, on an estimate of just $12,500. Intensely keen bidding for it. Forget $21,000 Public Auction prices - I have a full set of 5 for sale MUH at $US5,750 or $A8,500 a set 5 (Stock 583EF ) or $A30,000 for matched MUH blocks 4 - Stock 583EG

If you buy them off me, you avoid a certain 15% GST impost upon arrival from NZ as a highly insured item, versus ordering locally, and avoid the nasty new 3%-4% "overseas use surcharge" + bad exchange rate your credit card bank will certainly levy. Likewise for NZ buyers, I mail in such a way Registered, as to cause no 15% GST and Customs “interest” there on entry. My copies are IN-STOCK, and ready to mail now. NZ Buyers can pay into my NZ account if they choose, to save card and Forex fees. :!:

Remember only 39 mint sets of 5 of these were EVER sold, and a few booklets and coil stamps, and NZ Post has confirmed that in writing, and confirmed these were a fully legit PO issue - see article below. Each stamp in each set is FAR scarcer than the 1906 1d "Claret" Christchurch, which have fetched up to $NZ22,500 each at public auction. See recent strong sales and that stamp’s history here These Kapa Haka are Classics of the future. For FAR more details of them all here - www.tinyurl.com/Kapa-NZ - A full set of 5 from me costs only $US5,750 at $A8,500 (Stock 583EF ) - or just $A1,700 apiece!


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MAURITANIA 1982 Grand Prix Car Racing M/S x 500! SG $2,300: $A125: Amazing hoard from the Estate of a Doctor, who invested in all sorts of things from the early 1980s boom era. He had a PO bundle 500 of the Australia 1976 Miniature sheet if anyone wants those! He had 200 each of many Aust PO packs and full sheets. Masses of Aust face value in there. He had bought a bundle of these from France for $A625 his file notes said. 75th Anniversary of Grand Prix Car racing. Fine CTO with full gum at capital city, NOUAKCHOTT. SG MS 729, £2.30 each used x 500 = £1,150 = $A2,300. Under 5% of SG to find them a new home FAST! Brilliant items for an ebay re-seller to offer per 5 or 10 or 50 pieces a time etc - popular thematic, and a seldom seen sheet and seldom offered anywhere. Pay near $500 LESS than original buyer did 40 years back! $US79 as I type - $A125 - Stock 614RL


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Australia PO Packs 1974 Science x 100 NEW! SG 582/585. Just $1.25 each! Bought these 50 year old packs from Bill Hornadge (founder of Stamp News and Seven Seas Stamps) who had in turn bought them as New Issues, and they were still in a box from the Distributor of Stamps Sydney! As purchased direct at that time. Condition as good as you'll ever for anything 50 years old. MUST be a surefire “double your money” prospect on ebay surely at this price? In sealed PO packs NOT often seen, as the "Stamp Boom" did not start until late 70s, so PO PACKS are worth 10 times a mint set. ASC Retail $500. Priced to clear at - $A125 – Stock 186XD


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Adelaide 2016 $1.00 set 6 Mint, CTO in week of issue, "Albino", or on “Last Day Cover” $A199: The early 2016 Emergency issue of the ADELAIDE CPS set caused a global sensation, and the set of 6 x 30¢ is listed and priced in Gibbons at £250 PER stamp, and indeed is priced at $A4,500 a set 6 in Renniks. (My price is just $A1,995 a set of 6 - 2 sets left.) The $1.00 value in exact same design issued around the same time and on same machine is - so far, is oddly largely overlooked. Only a tiny number were sold mint, and I’ve yet to see a single postally used copy of those, despite that being the new postal letter rate. For many collectors the ONLY cost acceptable way to fill up these 6 spaces on the Hingeless Seven Seas Stamps, or other printed pages globally, will be with a set of 6 x $1.00, so demand will keep increasing. And prices too. Ton more discussion of this exciting new issue here - www.tinyurl.com/2016set

I managed to have serviced just SIX Last Covers as shown here. I have ONE left now. On Official PO cover, with the pictorial Adelaide Philatelic Sales Centre “Clocktower” pictorial cancel. Superb item, and a star of the future, at just $A199. I doubt more than 20 exist globally of these. No mail orders were accepted, no credit cards accepted, hence very few secured them in person. The CPS machine went back to MEL on that same day for scrapping. So a double piece of Philatelic History. Set of 6 x $1 MUH or VFU your choice - $A75 (Stock 571GX) or MUH and VFU sets 6 for $A125 (Stock 571GK) or 10 sets MUH and/or FU - $A500 (Stock 571GU) or my VERY last of the tiny number made of LAST DAY COVERS illustrated above: $A199 - (Stock 571GZL )


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Your #1 source for USED Kangaroo Stamps!


For well over 45 years, I have held the largest stock of used Australia KGV heads and Kangaroos in the world. From poor to superb. Many collectors find it really tough to sort and source these by watermark, and shades, and Dies accurately. In the early 1980's I ran dozens of full page ads in the 2 local magazines listing EVERY key Australian stamp in 5 different grades from "Spacefiller" to "Superb". Even the 1913 Mega Scarce £2 Roos. Not one dealer has done that kind of ad - before or since. 😊

My grading is precise, my stock is enormous, and I have assisted many THOUSANDS of collectors complete their sets of these difficult issues. From budget conscious pensioners filling Seven Seas albums for their grandchildren, where space-fillers of scarcer values will suffice absolutely perfectly, to multi-millionaires who want and buy the BEST - from cars and houses .... to their stamps! You may not be able to afford to LIVE as well as Hugh Morgan or Ron Brierley does, or drive a Bentley like they do, but your used Roos can look JUST as nice!

If you want a complete set of "Melbourne Dec 3, 1913" half circle gloss black cancels on First Watermark - I can supply them. If you want the full gum corner CTO from later Specimen packs I can help. (All these are now listed in the ACSC as CTO, and priced accordingly, per type.) If you want just lovely postally Superb Used like those in the photo nearby - I have always been the #1 choice to buy from. I have 1000's just like them - Read my recent stamp column HERE - www.tinyurl.com/RooGrade - about WHY you should collect only USED stamps in this country.

Unlike mint, used stamps do not tone or rust nearly as fast - and are readily ‘cleaned’ if they do! And unlike mint - no-one goes about regumming used Kangaroos. And when it comes to filling gaps in high value Roos, opting for USED, even lovely copies, will cost you a TINY FRACTION of what mint hinged will. So it is VERY possible to fully complete your used Roo collection. Mint hinged will cost you $40,000. USED are a tiny fraction of that, as you can see below.

I purchased Private Treaty from Harmers Of Sydney in 1979, the massive H .F. McNess accumulation of used "OS" perfins. He was obsessed with accumulating these issues, and had books full. I still have much of this stock. This was at a time when perf "OS" were poorly regarded by collectors and dealers alike. Not me. I still have multiple copies of items that most dealers have never seen or handled genuine examples of, like - 4d Lemon Yellow, ½d and 1/4d Small Multi perf 14, KGV No Wmk pair, Roo 2½d and 4d Yellow 1st Wmks etc.

I was the person who got the £2 Small Multiple perf “OS” Roo listed into the ACSC after 75 years, by proving beyond doubt 2 totally genuine copies did exist. One of which I bought from a WW2 assembled collection. (The used Arthur Gray copy, who owned the other, then sold for $A40,000.) These “OS” perfins (especially First Wmk) are usually HORRIBLE looking stamps.

The stamp printer directed that badly centered sheets of stamps, too poorly produced for sale to the public, be put aside, and be perforated “OS” for these “nuisance” Free Government Official stamps. That makes CHOICE copies about one in a 100 of the higher 1913 values above 3d. And do note - all perf “OS” sold by ME are genuine, from the massive H.F. McNess hoard I bought etc. Do not TOUCH 90% of what you see on eBay. Read of the ENDLESS FakeBay fakes exposes on this board.

Australian dealers in general are pretty lazy and slap-dash and vague with used stamp terminology. The Term “FU” is applied to ANYTHING, with any cancel, most times! Loosely translated it means “NOT MINT.” Convenient for them - yes. Accurate - NO! Entire price lists headed “Fine Used” exist. However they often mean if you order “FU” and the dealer has a single copy in stock that is truly graded AVERAGE used, you’ll be cheerily supplied with that unless you complain - end of story. As for private sellers on ScamBay ... “rust and toning and foxing - what's that”?? Is a 3 mm tear, pinhole, or bad corner crease worth mentioning - of COURSE not! "Is that a paper thin, or the watermark - let’s say watermark" as it will sell for more. "What is re-perfing?" - they do not know (or care), and you do not know. The Blind leading the Blind in many cases.


I have FIVE specific USED grades in my stock - from Spacefiller Grade, to Superb Used Grade. You pay for, and GET exactly WHAT grade suits your collection best. Warning - the very TOP grade “SUPERB USED” sets are incredibly tough to source, as you might imagine, and are priced accordingly, and can take quite a time to assemble and ship. Always ask FIRST. The other 4 grades below are good to go right now, when you order. For MOST buyers, “Clean Good Used” is actually perfect. Better than MOST other dealer’s “VFU” grading!

"Instant Kangaroo Collection”: I’ve assembled full sets of 34 different Roos in EVERY Watermark. 1st and 2nd Wmks to 1/-, 3rd Wmk to BOTH 2/- colours, Small Multi Wmk to 2/-, CofA Wmk to 5/-, and even both the 6d “OS” overprints - which are actually VERY scarce used, but are needed for EVERY printed album. Melbourne retail for these same 34 stamps in normal used condition is well over $A1,000. ACSC cat is way higher. Buy just the EXACT grade that suits your budget, and collecting requirements as follows: (Order as stock number 245RU and specify GRADE.)

Spacefillers - $A225 - Average Used - $A425 - Nice Good Used - $A595 (about $US375) - Clean FU - $A925 - Or for the perfectionist - hand selected Superb Used complete set of 34: $1,650. And I also have great stocks of the higher face values than these - and the best stock in Australia of Perforated “OS” Roos - all GUARANTEED GENUINE unlike the ebay Forgery Factory. Also I have great stock of the Stanley Gibbons listed watermark errors, perfs, shades, Dies, and SG listed printing varieties etc. Please enquire. - (Order as stock number 245RV and be sure to specify your wanted GRADE.)

Roo "Upgrade" Kit: Add these real key values to the Roo set above. Add the 1913 2/- First Watermark, the 2/- Second Watermark, and both the scarce 5/- Third Watermark, and Small Multiple Watermarks. And last but not least, add the 10/- CofA to your page. These five scarce stamps are missing from near all collections. The 10/- Roo is going up in price strongly each year. ACSC Cat for “normal” average used grade for just these 5, in very cheapest shades, is $1,350! So the attractive Good Used set at $US440 at $A695 is near HALF CAT.

My price for these 5 ''Upgrade'' stamps: Spacefillers - $A345 Average Used - $A525 - Nice Good Used - $A695 - Clean FU - $A975 - Or for the perfectionist - a hand selected SUPERB Used complete set of 5: $A1,625 - (Order as stock number 245RW - and specify your wanted GRADE.)

This offering above is just a tiny "taste". READ up on my used GRADING - www.tinyurl.com/GlensVFU - The prices on this page for these collections supersede any of my other prices on the web. I will gladly price ANY used single stamp you need, and naturally all the later issues. Whether KGV Heads sets of 72, 5/- Bridges, Kookaburra Mini Sheets, £1 Thin paper Robes, £2 Navigators etc. I have them ALL in 5 diff. condition grades. I stock Australia 100% complete, 1913-1985, in used condition. And I have all these above in MINT of course … and MUH. Let me quote you! Glen



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Australia Post in 2016, issued THEIR scarcest new issue for 100+ years - see photo below. A genuine local and totally official "Emergency" postal issue, as the dullards in Australia Post had not planned for our new $1 postage rate from 70c too well, and were wildly short of 30c stamps. :roll: :roll: :roll:

Stampboards of course reported it to the world first - if you collect Australia you DO need these - https://tinyurl.com/rare30c - NO dealer in the country has stock - except me AFAIK.

PO's sold out fast, and I am down to a couple sets 6 as I type this. There are TWO very distinct sets 6, Type "A" and Type "B" and I have just 2 sets of each in stock. If anyone has any spare sets, singles, or postally used covers to sell - please email ASAP!

These sets ARE now listed in Stanley Gibbons with full catalogue numbers and £250 PER stamp pricing - SG 4492/4497. And also listed and priced at $2,500 a set 6 in the Seven Seas Stamps "Australian Stamp Catalogue", Renniks "Stamps Of Australia" etc. The Renniks 'Stamps Of Australia' cat has these at $4,500 a set of 6 mint. If you collect Australia you MUST source these, OR be incomplete.

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It is clearly THE scarcest Australia new issue stamp set for 100 years.


If YOU still need these, prices are heading just one direction now that they have been allocated full SG Numbers and pricing - full details here - www.tinyurl.com/GlenMay16 and are in the leading Renniks Australia catalogue, at $4,500 a set 6.

This amazing stamp issue made the big selling Newspapers, Fairfax and News Limited websites, and Radio media nationally. And this story was the Number #1 viewed article on the Linn's Stamp News website in the USA, and was in UK Magazines -

https://www.glenstephens.com/snmarch16.html


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Adelaide 2016 30c Emergency Set of 6 - My today's price of $A1,995 ($US1,235) per set of 6 - Stock 582GY - will seem cheap next year!

I can offer the identical "Adelaide 2016, $1.00" sets of 6 for $A450 for 10 sets 6 MUH, but strictly while stock lasts. (Stock 571GU ) (Or 1 set is $A75 - Stock 571GX ) Or TWO sets one M one FU is $A125 - Stock 571GF. Retail on those is up to $A100 a set already. 8-)


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Hong Kong, 2007 “PRESTIGE ANNUAL STAMP ALBUM” $A110: An overlarge, hard slip cased, classy looking album. Far larger than any Australia Annual album. Totally unopened and pristine. Cost price was $HK490 = $A90+ with note on back from PO to that effect. There is a somewhat similar design cover one from 2007, that cost less at PO. Even they are not common, and retail for well over $A100. After a 15 minute search I could not see one offered anywhere, for any price, at any time. Check for yourself - these must have had a tiny number done? Bought from an ExPat banker then working in HK, for whom cost was never an object! A really superb deal for someone. $US69 - $A110 - Stock 397KQ


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Australia Post Annual "Year Books" Black LEATHER "Executive"
Editions complete – Book #1, to 2000 - 22% off - *$A425 UNDER retail*!


ONE set only at this price - these Leather (Executive) books are VERY classy. All have been black genuine Leather covered, with brass corners, since the first issue in 1986, so they are a fully matched classy Black leather set, in matching black slipcases. Covers are thickly padded and deeply gold inscribed on front and spine. Each book has a matching gold embossed heavy slipcase ….. see the main photo above - the 3 slipcases are standing at back. These keep dust and moisture OUT of your stamp albums and are ESSENTIAL in this climate.

Australia Post charges $35 more for each Leather album over the regular Year Books, due to the far higher cost of making leather covers etc in short runs. So retail of each is accordingly much higher - add that extra cost up over 15 books! Numbers produced are a small FRACTION of normal books, so re-sale value stays very strong. Sitting in a neat row on a loungeroom bookshelf these look super classy - like a set of Law Books or Encyclopedia Britannia etc! They come out each year in exact same design, so you can readily keep up to date.

The presentation of the stamps and the artwork and detail on the pages in these books is an absolute credit to Australia Post. High gloss varnished paper, and double facing pages of info on EVERY stamp issue. Laden with photos and factual background information. For collectors with younger children or Grandchildren, this is a goldmine for their education and general knowledge. Or a family heirloom collection to keep up to date. The 2000 regular Year Book surprised everyone by having in it, the Australia Sydney Olympic Gold Medal winner sheetlet of 16. You could obtain this sheet NO other way. That sheetlet alone retails for $100 from many dealers. The 1988 LEATHER book has always been near impossible to source etc. Full retail list of ALL these superb books here - www.glenstephens.com/yearbook.html

I have ALWAYS have the largest stock of Year Books in Australia - true. No other dealer comes ever close. I buy more estates than anyone else it seems, and also folks come to me when selling these books, as they know I will buy them cash. And I thus MUST on-sell them as cheaply as I can, to MOVE all this stock, or I will drown in it! Bought this nice clean collection CHEAP in an Estate, so OUT they go. This is a lovely clean collection of EVERY Black Leather Year Book issued from 1986 (Leather Book Number #1) right up to the scarce 2000. FIFTEEN matched leather books. A large wine carton FULL.

My normal discount retail on these 15 books, as you can see from link above, is $A2,175. (All the later year Leather Books are in stock of course. I can do a similar bulk discount deal for 2001-2020 etc, or for any other single years you are missing - ask me for my rock bottom price!) A superb gift idea perhaps for someone? As always on pricier lots, happy to do a time payment or LayBy system etc - 4 monthly payments of around $425 and these are yours! To clear this Estate lot fast, out they go for $425 UNDER my retail - a super bargain figure for this ONE discounted set of 15 - 22% off retail at just - About $US1,125 at $A1,695 - Stock 451WX


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18K Solid Gold and Sterling Silver German OTTO HUTT Fountain Pen, brand new: **$A250 off**! I made a big wholesale buy from local Agent, Renniks/Lighthouse, to celebrate this exciting new product range, and can offer to clients for $A255 off, at just $A999! All German made, top end quality. The superb Xmas gift for a partner, Boss, someone special, or YOURSELF! In stunning award winning Italian made gift/storage box, with slide out drawers, with polishing cloth, and Deluxe leather carry case, extra ink cartridges, and ink converter etc. A hand numbered and timeless pen, for those who like the VERY finest things in life. VERY expensive 18 carat solid GOLD nib. This exact same pen was advertised in the current PO “Impressions” Deluxe catalogue, page 41, for $A1,254, and totally sold out fast - see https://tinyurl.com/OttoAP and https://tinyurl.com/OttoRoller - full details of these pens on those links. Comes with the popular Medium thickness nib. Save $250 on nib pen at $A999 - indeed that is only $US700! (Stock 386LW) The similar design Platinum/Sterling Silver body with roller ball tip, also superb gift boxed (see PO link), is discounted $A150, and is only $US535 - $A850 Stock 386LX


In this low interest rate climate, and Euro zone jitters, good stamps often perform FAR better than money in the bank, the evidence shows clearly. The overheated Real Estate market in Australia is experiencing a correction as we speak, given our economy and COVID lately, and stamps are generally unaffected in such downturns, indeed usually go up.


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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. :twisted:


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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 - lowest for years! 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. :idea:

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 *EXPRESS* 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! :lol: :lol:

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
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The FIRST order received, secures newly listed bargains like these - and NO 20%-25% BUYER fees to add on top! HUNDREDS of superb images of them on the links above. A few of them are -


Box of Mint Rolls Australia Post legit $1.20 current 'peel and stick' at $650 UNDER FACE VALUE!

Luxembourg 1956 **RARE** Europa set 3, Hoard - Superb MUH: SG Cat £700=$A1,400, for well under 7% of SG!

Dr. Geoff Kellow superb 'Stamps Of Victoria' hardback, Retail $175 - SALE - as low as $A95. NO-ONE else has stock!

SAUDI ARABIA MUH hoard blocks from 1960s-1980 Cat $A3,500 for a steal $A750.

New Zealand 2006 Kapa Haka Maori Dancers Rare “Unissued” set of 5, and coil pairs, full booklet, or Booklet or booklet singles!

Hong Kong, 2007 “PRESTIGE ANNUAL STAMP ALBUM” An overlarge, hard slip cased, classy looking album $A110

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