We had a wonderful Christmas here as all of our daughters were here for Christmas.

Last month we spent our spare time assembling stock to display at a local stamp show – a time consuming project. As a result we were unable to finish updating our German area Part 2 price list. We will finish this list for February. All was not lost as we were able to update our Year Groups price list.
Also, the extra time gained from not updating the price list enabled us to catch up with changes and additions to our web site listings.
We also have taken a table at the big St Louis Stamp Expo in late March. The German Philatelic Society has a gathering at the show which bring more German area collectors than normal to the St Louis area. We hope to see some of long time customers at the show.


We just finished mailing our 4th quarter new issues and 2014 year sets. We were much slower than usual this year because Germany issued a lot of stamps in December for the second year in a row. Also, one of the shipments to us was delayed in the mail and we were missing two stamps needed to complete the year. The stamps finally arrived ten days after the other shipments that were mailed on the same date.
We also have year sets mint and used for 2014 in stock.
If you would like to start a new issue service, we can supply anything that the posts of Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein 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.) No deposit is required. (We prefer though that you give is 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. Last year we sold out of the handbooks but have obtained a small supply of these catalogs again. The price of the set of 4 catalogs delivered is $360.00.
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 lists monthly. 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 to send to you.
➣ 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
➣ Liechtenstein
➣ German Private Post
➣ Luxembourg
➣ 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
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