Well – things were running along too smoothly- Three weeks ago I was in a hurry to answer my office phone and grabbed the phone while plopping into my office chair. Unfortunately the chair scooted out from under me and I dropped like a rock three feet onto my wood covered concrete floor. The fall broke my hip and left me immobile of the floor. I had to wait three hours for my wife to find me. Boy, was getting from the floor into the ambulance a real treat.
My surgeon said my break was nice and clean and an easy operation for him. It has been almost three weeks but I am now back home and slowly getting back to work. I am still pretty immobile as I am not permitted to put any weight on to the left leg. I move around by hopping with a walker. It will be another 6 weeks before I will be walking around normally.
Jill has filled in for me superbly. As we are set up to operate independently she has had to shuttle back and forth between our houses to keep up with our orders – in addition to doing her own business management work! She noted that my stock organization is not up to her standards.
Before my operation I was chugging along staying ahead of schedule on updating our price lists. If I remember correctly December is the month we mail our private post price list part I. We have been able to buy another dealer’s complete stock of private post issues which has replaced much of our stock which we sold plus added some fresh material to our inventory.
Next month we will update our Soviet Zone price list which is about six years old now. We also have a sensational Yugoslavia/Austria collection which contains most of the known overprint varieties. The difficulty for us in creating this listing is that a lot of research is required to identify and price the varieties. If you collect this area keep an eye for this listing as there will be many one of a kind items listed.
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 2019 and are getting ready to line up our 2020 accounts.
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 2020.
AUSTRIA PHILATELIC SOCIETY US
We will be starting our 19th 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.
Periodically we list the areas that we particularly need to buy. Naturally we buy complete collections too but the items listed below include stamps we especially need.
Deutsches Reich SXC 1 through 78 *, ** and also Michel listed varieties * & **.
Germany setenants 1924-35 * , **
German offices and colonies *, ** and also town cancels.
German states – *, ** F/VF or better
Danzig & Memel – *, ** singles and sets and Michel listed varieities *,**,U.
Post WWII locals – Germany and Austria – *,**, U.
German Privat post issues – *, **, U.
Luxemburg 1910- 1935 *, **
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