This has been a busy fall season for us – that’s good but time seems to fly by faster than ever. We are still in the midst of buying a huge Austria estate and will have lots more really spectacular items to add to our lists in coming months. We are also buying all of the mint German offices and colonies collections that we can as we have substantially sold much of our stock of these. We are particularly seeking MNH sets and better singles.
This month we have updated our Austria Part A price list. Part 2 – we are breaking this list into 2 parts as it has grown too large. We are printing Part 2 before Part 1 so that we can add the new issues for 2016 and most of 2017. Next month we will be updating Germany Price list C so that we can update the listing for the 2016 and 2017 Germany new issues. We are also in the process of creating a new Austria price list for the back back of the book issues. This list will include Ganzsachen issues and many categories of issues listed in the back of the ANK catalog which are rarely offered any where such as stamps with overprinted labels attached, Germany stamps with Austria cancels, Covers with mixed franking of Austria and German stamps, personalized stamps in sheets and booklets, year books, Christmas cancels, etc.
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.
OUR NEW ISSUE SERVICE
If you collect new issues from the countries we stock , now is the best time to sign up for our new issue service. We are now just completing all new issue shipments for 2017 and are getting ready to line up our 2017 accounts. Germany year sets will post in mid – late December as Germany is again issuing stamps in December.
We can supply anything philatelic issued by Austria, Germany, 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 an invoice. You don’t have to pay until you receive the shipments. (Most of our new issue customers though 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 2018.
AUSTRIA PHILATELIC SOCIETY US
We will be starting our 17th full year of the Austria collectors club in January. The main stay of our club is our quarterly journals and our club auctions held twice a year. (Our auctions contain a lot of better Austria stamps and covers at very attractive prices.)
Now’s a great time to send us your $16 dues for a one year membership in the society. Make your checks out to Jill Steele (our club Treasurer) 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.
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Belleville IL 62223
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