The summer heat here in north Texas has finally faded and we are having really nice weather – 70’s and low 80’s. I am enjoying the yard and garden much more now that I can spend the days comfortably outside. I planted a raised garden in late August just to see if I could grow anything late in the year and the answer is yes. Everything has taken off and doing much better than I expected
Our customers are finding us again since we have moved and business has been very good. With the extra help I have been getting I have had a lot more time to organize our stock and am getting ahead in preparing new listings. We are also updating our on line listings – adding new stock, more images and adjusting prices.
This month we have updated Austria part C price list which includes the Austrian offices and occupations. There are a lot of new items on this list including many Michel and ANK listed varieties. We also added some post WWII issues to our web site listings – many very scarce varieties and almost all are expertized.
Next month we will update our price list for the Germany Part E – which includes the air mail issues through the back of the book issues and Berlin. This update will bring our Germany proper listings up to date and our expanded listings then will include 5 price lists.
AUSTRIA PHILATELIC SOCIETY (US)
We are ending the 18th 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. Our club auction offer a wide variety of Austria related stamps and covers for very reasonable prices.
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 the 2018 membership year.
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 45 years of 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-
Austria – #1 to 32 and Germany #1 – 116 mint hinged and never hinged issues. We particularly like Michel and ANK listed varieties.
German private post stamps – all
German offices and colonies – mint hinged and never hinged.
Post WWII local issues for Germany.
German states – mint issues for all areas.
German setenants never hinged – Particularly issues from 1920 -1935 and early Berlin issues.
Glossary of Symbols
These are the symbols most frequently used in our price list descriptions.
** – MINT NEVER HINGED
* – MINT HINGED
U – USED
ANK – Austria Netto Catalog
CAN or CANC – Cancel
CERT – Certificate
CL – Close
CPCR – Clipped corner
(2 perfs or more)
CR – CREASE
CTO – Cancelled to Order
DG – Disturbed gum
DT – Design touches perforations
EX – Expertized
FD – First Day
FERCH – Ferchenbauer catalog
F/VF – stamps is sound without flaws and nicely centered.
G – GOOD (Stamps will have large defects – a step above throwing it away)
G/VG – GOOD/VERY GOOD (Stamps will have small defects but look nice)
HOFF- Hoffman ppc
HOR – Horizontal
HR – Hinge remnants
HH – Heavily hinged
LG – Large
M or Mar- Margins
MI – Michel Catalog
NG – No gum
OP – On Piece
P – Poor – keep only if stamp is truly rare.
PC – Pen cancel or postcard
PF – Plate flaw
PPC – Picture postcard
PR – Paper remnants
RC – Rounded corner
SCHAN – Schantl catalog
SE – Straight edge
SP – Setenant strip
SPC – Special cancel
ST – Stain
TY – Tiny
TR – Tear
Vert – Vertical
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