Thanksgiving went well for the Schneiders – all three of my daughters were home for Thanksgiving again this year and we had quite a group at the table.
This month we have updated our German states Part I price list – the one we started to update in August. This list contains German states stamps from Bavaria through Brunswick. We have lots of new material added to these lists but much of the specialty items are one of a kind and won’t last long. We have much, much new material to add to our lists and our web site. We have purchased some very advanced collections put together by unusually picky collectors. It is a great pleasure to work with stamps of this quality! We will adding much of this material to our web site over the next few months.
For those who keep asking if we am going to be at a particular stamp show (and always getting a negative response), we will have a booth again at the St Louis Stamp Expo in late March 2015. My daughters have worked hard organizing some of our stock to be presented at the show. They also will be doing all of the work at the show! I’ll be there to supervise.
We thank you all for your orders this year! We very much appreciate each order!
Christmas Stamp Want Lists and Gift Certificates
You can influence what you get for Christmas by creating a stamp want list for family members. There is still time to let your family know what you want for Christmas! Some of my customers’ best stamps come to them at Christmas. We always get quite a few orders from family members for Christmas presents – almost always because the collector thought to provide want lists for family members! If you are tired of sweaters and ties for Christmas you might try distributing Christmas want lists for stamps.
Another way to add to your collection is to let family members know they can give you a gift certificate for stamps. We will provide certificates in any amount. (We add an extra 5% to the value of every gift purchase – e.g. a $100 dollar gift certificate costs $95.) We will mail the gift certificates the next day after we receive an order for them.
If you collect new issues from the countries we stock , now is the best time to sign up for our new issue service. We have just completed all new issue shipments for 2015 and are ready to line up our 2016 accounts.
We can supply anything philatelic issued by Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, or Luxembourg. Most of our customers receive issues as listed by Scott catalog but we can also supply coil strips, sheetlets, booklets, postal stationery, FDC, etc.
We can provide both mint and used new issues. Just let us know which issues you want to receive and we will send issues on a quarterly basis – four shipments a year. Alternatively, we can ship all new issues for the year in one year set as soon as received – normally by early December of each year.
Stamps will be sent with invoice
You don’t have to pay until you receive the shipments. (Most of our new issue customers prefer to give us their credit card information and we charge the shipments when we post them – it is also our preferred payment method as it reduces our workload.)
If you would like to start new issue service just let us know what countries you want and we will start the service with the first issues in January of 2016.
AUSTRIA PHILATELIC SOCIETY US
We are enclosing a big auction of Austria area stamps, Covers and philatelic literature with our quarterly bulletin in January. (You have to be a club member to bid). Now’s a great time to send us your $16 dues for a one year membership in the society. Make your checks out to AUSPS and send them to me.
We frequently remind customers to add a few alternates to their orders in case we have sold out some items on their order. Many of our customers always provide alternates and many never do!
Remember that our stock is not unlimited and inevitably we will get multiple orders for items for which we have only one or two.
We will always send your first choices if we have them but if you give us a few alternate choices you will always get stamps not refunds.
PO Box 23049
Belleville IL 62223
Office 618 277 6152
FAX 618 277 1050