We sincerely want to thank all of our customers for making 2017 our best sales year ever. Having my daughter help me with customer want lists and orders really made it easier to find stamps for collectors.
Also we have been very fortunate to acquire substantial collections which are providing a lot of seldom seen material which has enabled us to fill more difficult want lists.
Christmas went smoothly this year – we even had a couple of inches of snow – a rare occurrence here. We lost our family pet this fall and Christmas brought a cute tiny Cocker Spaniel. The wife is thrilled with the puppy.
Last January we commented on how hard we had been working on our web site but noted gremlins kept sneaking in – still true! Images seem to appear and disappear without any input from us. If you see an image that doesn’t relate to the stamp described let us know and we will correct it. We continue to try to keep the listings up to date so that everything listed on our web site is in fact in stock. Keeping the listings up to date is a major challenge!
This month we have updated our Germany Part C which includes all of the modern issues through 2017. Next month we will try to list more of the new Austria material that we have been buying. We have enough new stamps and covers to fill several price lists. We will also update our German states list Part 1.


We have just finished mailing all of the 2017 new issues The Germany Post now routinely issues unscheduled stamps every December.
If you would like to start a new issue service, we can supply anything that the posts of Germany, Austria or Luxembourg issue. We tailor our new issue mailings to the needs of each customer. Most customers collect all of the issues listed by Scott catalogs as major catalog numbers as these will be the stamps that spaces are provided for in American made albums. Some of our customers use European albums and we can tailor our mailings to include issues that will appear in these albums too.
If you want to sign up for new issues, all you have to do is let us know which issues you want and we will send on approval via quarterly shipments. (We can also wait until of the end of each issuing year and send you new issues in one big batch. The yearly shipments have become very popular as you can put the stamps on anyone’s album pages for at least several months into the next year). No deposit is required. (We prefer though that you give us a MC/Visa/American Express account number and then we charge the issues as we ship them – it really simplifies our book keeping.)

Dr Ferchenbauer’s Austria Handbook
We continue to maintain a small stock of the 2008 Ferchenbauer edition which is in 4 hardbound volumes and weighs 18 pounds. (That’s 3 times the weight of the 2000 edition.) There are about 2800 pages total – each page in color with images that are so true in quality that they can be reliably used by collectors to verify their own varieties. Essentially the catalogs list and describe all philatelic items created from 1850 through 1918 – stamps, covers and postal stationery. Prices are given for all items.

We are the sole US distributor for this handbook/catalog set. Again – we have a small supply of these catalogs on hand. The price of the set of 4 catalogs – delivered – is $370.00.
Due to the high shipping weight, we are offering the catalogs to US customers only.

Our Price Lists

Over the years our customer orders have shifted from coming from our price lists to ordering directly from our web site. Nevertheless we continue to mail at least one price list every month. The printed price lists do contain many more items than are listed on our web site – especially singles form sets. We try to send you only those price lists that you want. Following are all of the price lists we publish. If there are any that we publish which you don’t receive but want, just let us know which additional lists you want.
➣Austria and related areas
➣Austria covers, cards and ganzsachen
➣Germany proper
➣German WWI and WWII occupations
➣German Private Posts
➣German Zusammendrucke
➣German Offices and Colonies
➣German States
➣German area covers and cards
➣Soviet Zone and Post War Locals
➣German Private Post
➣Year Groups
Keep in mind that we review our mailing lists often and try to limit our mailings to active collectors. If you have not made a purchase during the past year, your name may be deleted from our mailings. If you haven’t ordered anything in a long time but you still want our lists please let us know.
Contact us at:
R Schneider Stamps
PO Box 23049
Belleville IL 62223
Office 618 277 6152
FAX 618 277 1050
email: RSchneiderStamps@att.net
web site: www.RSchneiderstamps.com