Thanksgiving went well for the Schneiders – all three of my daughters were home for Thanksgiving and we had a great time. My daughter who lives in Chicago is responsible for bringing all of the pastry products as the bakery in Chicago is at least twice as good as any bakery in the St Louis area -and I love anything freshly baked! The holiday season seems to have started early this year – at least the weather has turned cold much earlier than normal!
This month we have updated our German area Part I list which covers the German Plebiscites and WWI and WWII Occupation issues from Albania through Danzig. We have lots of new material added to these lists but much of the specialty items are one of a kind and won’t last long. Next month we will update the German area part II list which includes issues from Estonia through Poland General Government.
For those who keep asking if we are going to be at a particular stamp show (and always getting a negative response), we are indeed planning to take a booth at the St Louis Stamp Expo in late March 2015. My daughters are working hard now to organize some of our stock to be presented at the show. They also will be doing all of the work at the show! I’ll be there to supervise.
We thank you all for your orders this year! We very much appreciate each order!
Christmas Stamp Want Lists and Gift Certificates
You can influence what you get for Christmas by creating a stamp want list for family members. There is still time to let your family know what you want for Christmas! Some of my customers’ best stamps come to them at Christmas. We always get quite a few orders from family members for Christmas presents – almost always because the collector thought to provide want lists for family members! If you are tired of sweaters and ties for Christmas you might try distributing Christmas want lists for stamps.
Another way to add to your collection is to let family members know they can give you a gift certificate for stamps. We will provide certificates in any amount. (We add an extra 5% to the value of every gift purchase – e.g. a $100 dollar gift certificate costs $95.) We will mail the gift certificates the next day after we receive an order.
This year we are sending out the 4th quarter issues much later than normal. Germany usually finishes their new issue program in November but this year there will be December issues. The specific December stamps to be released have not yet been announced so we will complete the 2014 new issues as soon as we receive Germany’s issues.
Now is a good time to sign up for new issues starting in 2015. We can supply anything philatelic issued by Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, or Luxembourg. Most of our customers receive issues as listed by Scott catalog but we can also supply coil strips, sheetlets, booklets, postal stationery, FDC, etc.
We can provide both mint and used new issues. Just let us know which issues you want to receive and we will send issues on a quarterly basis – four shipments a year. Stamps will be sent with invoice – you don’t have to pay until you receive the shipments.
AUSTRIA PHILATELIC SOCIETY US
We are enclosing a big auction of Austria area stamps, Covers and philatelic literature with our quarterly bulletin in January. (You have to be a club member to bid). Now’s a great time to send us your $16 dues for a one year membership in the society. Make your checks out to AUSPS and send them to me.
We frequently remind customers to add a few alternates to their orders in case we have sold out some items on their order. Many of our customers always provide alternates and many never do!
Remember that our stock is not unlimited and inevitably we will get multiple orders for items for which we have only one or two.
We will always send your first choices if we have them but if you give us a few alternate choices you will always get stamps not refunds.
PO Box 23049
Belleville IL 62223
Office 618 277 6152
FAX 618 277 1050
Our Website: http:www.RSchneiderStamps.com