Iceland big collection from 1882-2016. Very few gaps in the collection except perhaps early 2000s. Included mostly complete sets and almost all mini sheets. Some duplication to keep more than one customer happy!
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Australia new issues: Edith Cowan + HMVS Cerberus single stamps, Perth Stamp Show mini sheet and Holden Cars (set of 5 plus 5 self-adhesive and mini sheet)
AAT New issue for Arts Fellowship: four stamps plus mini sheet.
A small but valuable collection of Italy:
—“Normal” stamps from 1863-1942 with several high values
—Early Postage Dues
—Parcel Post issues from 1927-38
—1924-5 stamps with advertising labels
—a big selection of Social Republic
Plenty of new material here.
Various early Commonwealth stamps:
—Southern Rhodesia 1924-35
—Southern Nigeria 1901-12
—St Lucia 1864-1935
—Sierra leone 1859-1932
—St Vincent 1895-1932
My existing stock is strong but there were a few new items across the board.
Fabulous lot of Italian Colonies with most areas represented: Dodecanese, Eritrea, Libya, Tripolitania, Somalia, East Africa and General Colonies. I thought my stock was strong but over half the stamps in this selection were new.
I was 6 months behind with new listings, using SG numbers from SG Monthly. The countries involved are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Faroes, France and Norway
—New Zealand: extensive stock from 1873-1926 with a few later. Good selection of QV advert stamps and perf and watermark varieties throughout. Also back of book.
—St Christopher a few stamps 1870-86
My stock of Germany is strong but there is always room for improvement. I had a collection of Germany 1872-1945 sitting on my shelf for ages and I finally got around to sorting the stamps. It had been put together by a Scandinavian collector with some duplication and attention to many of the varieties: watermark, colour etc. Only a few new stamps for my list but useful back-up.
The latest Australian new issues arrived. It is a set of four portraying Ramsar Wetlands. If my memory serves me right, Ramsar is a town in Iran where an international agreement was reached many years ago to protect wetlands and their wildlife. In addition to the four stamps, there are three with self-adhesive gum. The 20c stamp does not exist self-adhesive.
I acquired a small batch of Swiss back of the book stamps and found time to work on them. Most were from the International Bureaux, especially that for Education. Some postage dues and frank stamps were also there.
My NZ supplier sent me the latest new issues. There is a set and mini sheet for the Yacht Squadron plus a topical sheetlet of 9 stamps for Holiday at Home!
Just as the Chile, I processed a collection of Peru. It was from the same stable, so it covered the years from a few early stamps then gradually petering out in the 1980s. It was nowhere near complete but provided me with several new stamps for my list.
It has been a little time since I added any Latin America. So parts of the last two days have been spent working on a collection of Chile. The collection was by no means complete but it covered the period from early issues towards the 1980s. There were lots of items new to stock, including back of book issues.
Today I have worked on some older Commonwealth material. The largest lot was from New Zealand, the 1898-1908 pictorial set with its many varieties. I already had a decent stock but there are quite a few new items in my list now.
I added more items from 1898-1921 Rhodesia. Most of the stamps from this selection were already in stock but there were a handful of new stamps.
Lastly there was a section of the Falklands, from 1887-1924. This resulted in many new listings.
Over the last week, I have been working my way through a huge assemblage of QE2 GB. It had been put together lovingly by a collector who ensured he got as many varieties as possible. I do not handle Machins or Regionals, but the Wildings, commemoratives and mini sheets were just about complete from 1952 to autumn 2020. There was some useful duplication in places which gives my stock much-needed depth. There are several GB specialist dealers in the country but I am selling GB more and more these days.
I had a rare find recently: a good collection of modern Lithuania. I am strong on the three Baltic States from 1919-40 but only a small quantity of more recent issues has come my way. This collection covered the period 1995-2010 and was almost complete until the very last years. The range of mini sheets was good too.
It was the turn of Finland today. I had bought two separate lots recently with good duplicated ranges of Finnish mini sheets and booklet panes. The selection went from the first block up to 2009. There were a few single stamps as well. Recent Finland is hard to come by and a visit to various dealers in Helsinki and Tampere shortly before covid, did not achieve much.
The latest effort has been on Spain from 1955-83. This was a dealer’s stockbook with good duplication in places. Only a few new stamps for stock, as I already have a solid range of these issues, but I always need good back-up.
Over the last three days, I have worked on new stock of Kenya. The first collection started with early KUT issues, some of which were new to stock. The later KUT issues were complete. Stamps of early independent Kenya were also complete and continued to be comprehensive to the 1990s with some items to 2000. I had also bought two more lots of independent Kenya which gave more substance to my stock.
The first issues for 2021 are now in stock. Three single stamps: Love, Disestablishment of the Church and a stamp for Ireland. Also a miniature sheet commemorating Patrick Scott.
Another Australian new issue. Frontline Heroes is the subject with a strip of five stamps with normal gum an another with self-adhesive gum. A mini sheet too.
More French stamps from my Parisian supplier. This lot included some more recent stamps plus some sets from self-adhesive booklets. Also various precancels I needed for stock and a few recent mini sheets.
The latest new issue set from Canada has arrived: Crab Apples in 4 stamps and a mini sheet.
It was the turn of my German supplier to impress. The list I gave him was for stamps of West Germany and above all, re-unified Germany. This time, all I asked for was sent, including singles, sets and mini sheets along with more new issues.