Stamp collecting has been most active this year fueled by all of the extra time many of us have due to the Covid restrictions. I have devoted more time to my stamp business than ever before and my wife will attest that is a substantial amount. The most positive result is that we have organized a great deal of our stock much of which had been ignored for years. The negative side is that we don’t have much unidentified material to work on. I can’t remember when I have so many completed projects. We are actively looking for more large collections/ stocks to work with.
This month we have updated on Germany proper list Part E which includes the back of the book issues starting with the air mails and including feldpost and propaganda issues and ends with Berlin issues. We have quite a few varieties to this listing including some nice feldpost issues. The Berlin issues show quite a few price reductions
as has been occurring in recent years.
Next month we will update on German occupations price list Part 1 which includes starts with Albania and goes through Croatia.
AUSTRIA PHILATELIC SOCIETY (US)
We are ending the 20th 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 2021 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 46 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. We also like Michel listed varieties of all kinds but especially color varieties.
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.
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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