Direct Purchase Shop
Click on the links below to view items available for purchase.
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The following summary will assist in Navigating This Site to find the items of most interest to you.
Our stock is listed via the Headings on the left. You will have to click on these links to access the categories and images of items available for direct purchase. For example, click on 'Kangaroos' and five categories appear. Click on 1913 1st Watermark and images of 1st Watermark Kangaroo stamps appear in two formats.
The First Format are thumbnail templates containing 32 images. Click on a thumbnail and it will enlarge to show 32 stamps in Stanley Gibbons Catalogue order with the option to purchase any item via the Shopping Cart. You can of course also send your order by mail or email by listing the code numbers of the stamps you would like to buy. The template format gives clear images but they cannot be further enlarged and are not suitable for pairs, blocks, covers etc.
The Second Format, below the templates, provides single item images up to four across the page. Click on an image and it will enlarge to give higher definition, often with extra description. The description does not necessarily include details which are self evident from the image. All blocks, selvedge stamps, covers, postal stationery and some stamps with important Plate Flaws are in this format.
Condition: generally no comment is made on aspects of condition that are obvious from the image eg centreing, perfs etc. Other defects are noted in the description. Standard symbols are also used :-
** = Fine Mint Unhinged (**) = Less than Fine Mint Unhinged * = Fine Mint Lightly Hinged (*) = Less than Fine Mint = Fine Used () = Less than Fine Used CTO = Cancelled to Order
For Postal Stationery :-
* = Fine Unused (*) = Less than Fine Unused = Fine Used () = Less than Fine Used
A 'G' (Generic) symbol in the lower right corner of an enlarged image indicates that the image is representative and a typical example of the item being offered.
Colour: depending on the settings of your computer, the product you see on your screen may vary slightly in colour from the original. With our products, we guarantee our descriptions including Catalogue Numbers and any notes regarding the shade.
Order of Listing: This depends on the product. Stamps are generally listed by Stanley Gibbons numbers. Specialist stamps of Australia are generally listed by Australian Commonwealth Specialist Catalogue (ACSC) numbers. Covers are usually listed by Date of Issue. Australian Postal Stationery by ACSC numbers which are mostly in Date of Issue order. World Postal Stationery is usually listed by Higgins & Gage number which correlates with year of issue.
Postage Costs: Various postage options are presented on the order form however for larger items there may be an additional charge. In many cases eg for Year Albums, Books, Large Sheets and Presentation Packs these charges will be explained at the top of the relevant Category. In the event of an additional charge we will contact you before shipping your order.
Price List: An Australasian Price List including Australian Territories and New Zealand plus Postal Stationery with approximately 10,000 prices can be downloaded in sections in pdf format. This may be accessed via the tab at the top of this page. For $5, you can also request a print out of sections of interest be sent to you via mail in which case you will receive a voucher giving you a credit of $10 towards any purchases. For $10 we will send you our entire list together with a $20 credit. This Price List was initially compiled in 2009 and while most prices are unchanged we reserve the right to refuse to supply some scarce items at the stated price.
Unlisted Stock: Whilst I have approximately 6000 items listed so far, there are many more to be listed that are for sale. For instance I have a good range of Australian Covers including First Flight, Registered, Military WWI & II, Civilian and POW. Australian Postal Stationery - Prepaid Envelopes, Registered Envelopes, Postal Cards, Lettercards, Wrappers and Aerogrammes. British Commonwealth and World Covers. Also comprehensive Poland stamps and entires 1800 to 1945.
Buying: I use unwanted Australian Decimals for postage. If you would like to trade these in (minimum $100 Face value), I will give you a credit towards your purchases of 50% of Face Value for values from 20c to $1 and 60% of Face Value for values over $1.
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