The weather here was completely different than in the past 4 years we have been in Texas – May weather during those years was like mid summer weather – very hot and dry. This year May was always in the mid-70’s to mid 80’s with lots of spring showers – really nice! My grass and garden are doing great with almost no effort on my part. If I could lot in this May’s weather I would.

Six months ago we moved our web site to a new provider and the transfer of data resulted in many glitches in our site. We lost many hundreds of images and some sections of our current listings were replaced by earlier versions – resulting in the removal of many newly added items and the relisting of some sold out items. The only way to correct the problems has been to go through our data base spreadsheets and compare the spreadsheets to what is showing on the web site – line by line. In May we finished checking the Germany regular issues and the Austria regular issues. We also finished updating the German states and most of the plebiscite and occupation listings. Our update of these sections include our adding many hundreds of new items to our web site. All in all we are half way through updating our web listings.

We did mange to update our Germany Part C printed price list which includes all of the German post WWII regular issues. We mailed the lists to our customers who do not access the web site. If you didn’t  get a copy and would like one just let us know and we will send to you.

Deutschland -Spezial 2013

We received this year’s two catalogs. They are essentially reprints of last year’s catalog with no added information and very, very few price changes. If you have a specialized catalog printed in the past 7-8 years there is little reason to buy a new one. We buy our Michel catalogs now at (The .
Michel publishing company)

The ordering process is easy and one can pay via Paypal.

Our Treasure Boxes

We continue to offer these boxes – 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.

We have been selling a lot of our treasure boxes because the large volume of stamps and covers gives collectors a lot of pleasure searching through the pile. We have plenty of boxes on hand and ready to mail!

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.

Contact Us:

R Schneider Stamps
PO BOX 978
Iowa Park TX 76367

Office (618) 975 2099
FAX: (940) 213 3596