The last two weeks of January set all kinds of local bad weather records. We had lot’s of below freezing weather accompanied by winds 30-45 mph. No snow but the winds made outside activities most unpleasant!

It has been two years now since we stopped mailing monthly price lists regularly. During that period we have had very few requests for price lists. Our most detailed listing of our stock is now on our website. We list many more varieties now than ever before. (Many of our customers collect the Michel listed varieties of which we have many.)

We update our web site continuously and add new items as they are acquired and delete items as they sell out. If you order from our site items should always be in stock.

Our biggest problem with our web site is keeping images posted properly.. It would seem that it is a pretty routine matter to attach images to particular listings but it has not turned out that way. Somehow the images tend to migrate and/or disappear. Any time you need to see an image before you decide to purchase and one is not displayed just email us and we send an image to you immediately.

For those who visit us via our web site, you will see us adding new items continuously. You might want to check more often for items you need. Don’t forget to check our Specials page – bargains to be found!


– and on our web

We have been using these abbreviations for nearly 50 years and forget that some of our customers are unfamiliar with all of them. (We can tell from all the questions we receive.) We used to list all of abbreviations on the first page of each price list but have stopped doing this to save space. Here is a listing of most of those abbreviations. If you use our web site these abbreviations are listed via the link “Purchase Terms” at the top of the home page.


ANK – NETTO Catalog

CAN or CANC – Cancel

CERT – Certificate

CL – Close

CPCR – Clipped corner
(2 Perfs or more)

CR – Crease

CTO – Cancelled to order


DT – Design Touches Perforations

EX – Expertized

FD – First Day

FERCH – Ferchenbauer catalog

G – Good (stamps have large defects)

G/VG – Good/Very Good (stamps have small defects)

HOFF- Hoffmann PPC

HOR – Horizontal

HR – Hinge remnants

HH – Heavily hinged

LG – Large

M or MAR – Margins

MI – Michel Catalog

NG – No gum

OP – On piece (on paper)

PR – Paper remnants

P – Poor

PC – Pen cancel or post card

PF – Plate Flaw

PPC – Picture postcard

RC – Rounded corner

SE – Straight Edge
SM – Small

SP – Setenant strip

SPC – Special Cancel

ST – Stain

TY – Tiny

TR – Tear

SCHAN – Schantl Catalog

Vert – Vertical


If you would like to receive new issues from Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein or Luxembourg let us know . We provide new issues on a quarterly or annual basis. Our normal service is to send one copy of each Scott listed issue to our customers. We can, however, provide any new issues in any quantity as long as we are notified in advance of issue. We can provide sheets, combinations, booklets, postal stationery, etc.

2023 year sets for Austria and Germany are now in stock. Prices are posted on our web site.

Contact us at:

R Schneider Stamps
PO Box 978

Office 618 975 2099
FAX 940 213 3596


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