We just returned from our first show in Oklahoma – We are closer to Oklahoma City than to Dallas. We met a lot of collectors for the first time as well as some fine dealers from this area. Still the work of setting up for a show has gotten difficult for me so we will not being attending too many more shows. Jill and I stay as busy as we would like to me without hitting the road!
Our price list for July is our German area Part A – which includes issues from Albania through Danzig. We also completely updated our listings of covers and cards on our web site. We added about 400 scans of covers and cards to our site
and reorganized our listings to make them a bit easier to find.
We have recently acquired several large collections of German offices and colonies which includes many issues and varieties not previously in stock. We are working to organize our inventory of the offices and colonies and will update one of our price lists for these for August.
A reminder to our Austria Philatelic Society members – our summer auction will close on 15 August. Nonmembers can join out club for $16 a year – there’s still time before the next auction.
2020 Scott Catalog Volume 3
This year’s volume 3 listings of German related issues is the first in almost 10 years with a significant number of price changes. There are many hundreds of price changes in almost all sections of the German related listings. There are price changes in all three pricing categories NH , hinged and used but the most significant changes are to be found in the NH category. Prices go both up and down with more decreases than increases but changes in both directions exist side by side.
The German colonies show scattered price increases-
1-5* was $180 now $222.
22-9* was $146 now $185
7-19* was $227 now $246
GSWA issues show modest increases of about 5%
37-42* was $58 now $65
45-51 ** was #20 now $341
65* was $1350 now $1200
65C-74was $1365 now $1890
The 1930’s issue show many 5% increases and decreases among all three categories.
Bundesrepublik issues show mostly decreases of 5 to 10%. Price changes run through 1950’s to 2010.
Early Semi-postals show some decreases of up to 5% in all three categories with a few significant price changes.
B58* was $1450 now $1150
B58 U was $10,000 now $7,500
B68* was $875 now $1150
B68 U was $700 now $825
Later semi-postals show mostly decreases of 5 to 10%
B292-3 NH was $75 now $60
B310-3** was $125 now $83
B316-16 ** was 160 now $170
O62-79** was 275 now $21)
Both Berlin and DDR show very few price changes of any kind
Overall, the 2020 Volume 3 is a worthwhile purchase if you’re an active buyer or seller of German issues.
Our Treasure Boxes
We have been offering these boxes for about 10 years – almost every customer who has tried one box has ordered another. We have quite a supply of treasure box material – excess stock, areas we don’t normally stock, and just plain stamps we don’t have time to examine. We always insure that there are stamps of value included in the boxes but otherwise don’t check anything. There of course will be a lot German and Austrian related stamps and covers in the lots but there can be almost anything philatelic, These lots are designed for collectors who like to search through lots of philatelic items. Each $175 lot is different from the others and each will fill a medium priority box.
Our Online Specials
We offer specials on our web site regularly. For some reason we sell fewer of these than we expected to sell. It seems that our web site customers just don’t notice the special listings. We think this is happening because we frequently get orders for items in the regular listings which are also offered in the specials section at a lower price.
We also list items in the special sections which don’t quite fit into our regular categories – e.g. mini-collections and unusual varieties.
R Schneider Stamps
PO BOX 978
Iowa Park TX 76367
Office (940) 213 5004
FAX: (940) 213 3596
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