Fall leaves are disappointing this year – we have had too much warm weather and the leaves just dried up and fell off – disappointing.
I am truly getting spoiled. Now that Jill is working with me full time I actually have gotten to many of the postponed projects – some of which I have been intending to get to for years.
We have sorted almost all of our recent acquisitions to the point where we can find just about everything we have when some asks for it. (This is unheard of around here.)
This does not mean we are caught up though. We have sorted almost 1000 new items that have to be scanned and integrated into our web site listings. Pinning images to specific listings is our most time consuming task in maintaining the web site.
This month we have updated our German states list Part 2. This list covers the issues of Hamburg through Wurttemberg. We should have another couple hundred German states images added to our web site listings by now also.
As the holidays approach we are again offering an additional 5% discount for those who read this newsletter. Remember that you have to ask for the extra 5% discount to get it. The offer is good on all orders posted during November including orders placed on our web site.
Christmas Gift Certificates
Now is the 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 good way to give a collector a stamp gift is to give a stamp gift certificate. When asked what you want for Christmas – suggest a gift certificate. We will provide certificates in any amount. (We add an extra 10% to the value of every gift purchase – e.g. a 50 dollar gift is really a $55 gift certificate.)
Our Mailing Lists
Periodically we update our mailing list to remove inactive customers. If you have not bought from us within the past 12 months but wish to continue to receive our monthly price lists, please let us know and we will keep you on our mailing list.
If you have a computer but have not visited our web site, you should give it a look. We have many thousands of items listed and also have hundreds of pictures of the more expensive items. You can order directly on line. As we have price lists for 17 different collecting areas, and many of our customers collect only some of these areas, we have organized our mailing lists into the following categories
All – Lists for those who collect all areas we stock,
Austria – Lists for Austria and related areas.
Gal – Lists for Germany and all related areas – e.g. states, colonies and occupations.
Germany – Lists for Germany proper, Soviet Zone and DDR only.
GA – Lists for all German areas except Germany itself.
GS – German states only.
If you aren’t getting a category of lists that you want – just let us know!
We are ending the 15th full year of the Austria stamp club. If you are a collector of Austrian stamps and covers you should consider joining our group. We publish a quarterly bulletin in color and hold two auctions a year. Our next auction will be included with the January bulletin.
Dues are still only $16 a year for our US members and $23 a year for overseas members. You can join by sending us your check now. Dues received from now through December will cover 2017 membership.
If you would like to see one of our club bulletins to help you decide , we will send you one.
Stamps We Need
We are frequently asked if we buy stamps – really. After 40 years stamp dealing, we do have a sizable stock, but we are always in need of some stamps. We can always use the really scarce singles and sets – items cataloging $200 and up.
Here are some of the areas that we most need including even the less rare items-
WWII German occupations – all except Bohemia and the General Government.
German private post stamps – all
German offices and colonies – all
Post WWII local issues.
German states – mint issues for all areas.
German setenants never hinged – Particularly issues from 1920 -1935 and early Berlin issues.
Of course we also buy complete collections. When it becomes time for you to sell your collection please remember us.
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BELLEVILLE IL 62223
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FAX: 618 277 1050
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