January was the warmest ever for our area – we had a few cold days but most days were in the 50’s and 60’s. Weathermen are predicting an early spring so I am about to start my garden seedlings to get a head start. Last year I was able to set plants outside the first of April.

For well over forty years we have published a monthly price list for our customers. In recent years we have received fewer and fewer orders from those who received price lists. We estimate that 90% of our sales now are based on our web site listings and want lists.
Our monthly price list mailings dwindled from 500 a month to .less than 100 so last year we stopping mailing price lists regularly. Not mailing price lists monthly had no effect on our overall sales so we will continue our new policy of mailing a few lists each year. We do maintain price lists for all areas we stock but just update them less often.We will continue to mail newsletters to our regular customers who order through the mail and/or phone. Hopefully we can keep you informed via the newsletters as to what we have to offer that way.

For those who visit us via our web site, will note that we are 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!

Web Sight Glitch

Last month we moved our web site to a new provider who is better able to keep the site running on line more dependably than our previously provider. Unfortunately the transfer did not go as smoothly as we hoped. We lost 90% of our images of the stamps listed on our web site. We were able to restore some of them but we have to rescan thousands of stamps and upload the images. When you visit our site you will see some sectons with lots of images and some sections with very few. We are feverishly working to restore all of the needed images but it will be a couple of months before we are back finished. If you are considering buying a particular item but would like to see the image just let us know and we will send the image(s) to you.


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

Contact us at:

R Schneider Stamps
PO Box 978
Office 628 975 2099
FAX 940 213 3596

email RSchneiderStamps@gmail.net

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