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.


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.




ANK – Austria Netto Catalog

CAN or CANC – Cancel

CERT – Certificate

CL – Close

CPCR – Clipped corner

(2 perfs or more)


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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