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Wanted: Stamps 1st or 2nd class - bulk lot preferred -10+% below value

Liddle ol' me Avatar
8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month agoFeedback:220 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
Bulk lot preferred at competitive rate. Please let me know what you have.
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Liddle ol' me Avatar
8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month agoFeedback:220 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#1
? why dont you get it from the Post Office website? They sell it by rolls.
#2
kippy
? why dont you get it from the Post Office website? They sell it by rolls.


... because I'm trying to get them cheaper. I've bought them on here before from sellers who get paid in stamps from talking surveys etc and who are will to exchange for cash at reduced rates :thumbsup: (edited header)
#3
superdrug are selling books of 1st class stamps at 5% discount. I know its less than the 10% requested but would be easier to obtain
#4
deadhac
superdrug are selling books of 1st class stamps at 5% discount. I know its less than the 10% requested but would be easier to obtain


Thanks - yes, I've never bought stamps at full price yet! Always some retailer or other doing this kind of discount. Still hoping for better though :thumbsup:
#5
i might have some, well my mum might she had sheets of them. ill ask her today.
#6
awoodhall2003
i might have some, well my mum might she had sheets of them. ill ask her today.


Thanks - will wait to hear from you :thumbsup:
#7
why in good gods name would someone sell you something which is rated as currency at less than face value?

its like asking someone to sell you a 10 pound note for 9.90...it just doesnt make sense.
#8
1duck
why in good gods name would someone sell you something which is rated as currency at less than face value?

its like asking someone to sell you a 10 pound note for 9.90...it just doesnt make sense.


:lol: It was only a matter of time before this comment appeared!

p.s. As far as I know nobody here is doing anything "in gawd's name" either!
1 Like #9
1duck
why in good gods name would someone sell you something which is rated as currency at less than face value?

its like asking someone to sell you a 10 pound note for 9.90...it just doesnt make sense.


Because you cant got down the pub with a book of stamps :lol:

I do what the op does & have brought loads under face value & some at over 20% of face value so shows how much you know!

By the way op I don't have any stamps but if you keep an eye on ebay every now & then you can make huge saving's :thumbsup:
#10
stgeorge
Because you cant got down the pub with a book of stamps :lol:

I do what the op does & have brought loads under face value & some at over 20% of face value so shows how much you know!

By the way op I don't have any stamps but if you keep an eye on ebay every now & then you can make huge saving's :thumbsup:


:lol: Yeah, they kicked me out of my local for trying to pay in 2nd class stamps!

Thanks for the advice stgeorge - I'll have a look on eBay too. :thumbsup:
#11
right the mother will have a look when she gets home, shes currently in ireland! didnt even know! so middle of next week, shes not sure how many shes got left. but ill let you know when i know!
#12
awoodhall2003
right the mother will have a look when she gets home, shes currently in ireland! didnt even know! so middle of next week, shes not sure how many shes got left. but ill let you know when i know!


Merci!
#13
I can give you about 20 sheets of 100 regular 2nd class stamps (blue peel on type), about 6 sheets of 200 1st class stamps (lick type) and about 100 x £1.50 stamps all at 90% of face value. May get some more 2nd class soon. Let me know if you are interested.
#14
HotDealGuy
I can give you about 20 sheets of 100 regular 2nd class stamps (blue peel on type), about 6 sheets of 200 1st class stamps (lick type) and about 100 x £1.50 stamps all at 90% of face value. May get some more 2nd class soon. Let me know if you are interested.


Yes, I am interested but would expect a little more value on a large purchase if poss.

I also notice you are a virgin poster here, so I'd want you to deliver first. You can have all my details and see from my feedback that I'm to be trusted. You would be paid as soon as they are delivered, by either PP gift or BT. :thumbsup:
#15
Hello, thanks for the rather quick reply! Yes, I was browsing the net for something and came across this rather great website (which I cannot believe I have never came across before). I have just joined about an hour ago.
Well, I have my own stamp website under construction, trade on eBay with reputed feedback and power seller on another eBay account, am webmaster of 2 national philatelic societies - hence have my little own references. However, really do not know about how deals work amongst members on this forum. Sorry, no offence, but how do things work out in terms of payments/deliveries here amongst members? Could do a bit less on the 1st class ones, will round off a bit on the overall figure and throw in free special delivery. This is extra value on top of this deal. I do sell postage occasionally from collections/deals/auctions, etc and will be posting here definitely in the future. Please do let me know more about trading amongst members here.
#16
Well, actually from what you've said, this forum might not work for you as they will probably classify you as a business seller - not alllowed here. As for how things work, members buy and sell much like anywhere else and it is based on a trust / feedback system. Occasionally, new members will be asked by others with established feedback here to send items on a COD basis. This is one way of avoid the inevitable scammers who sign up quite regularly. But obviously, new sellers would also have to be comfortable doing this and would need to trust their buyer etc - and of course are under no obligation to accept such conditions. As for trading rules, you can see them on the site - the link is posted under FS/T mods' posts. I'll try and find the link.

EDIT: Smarter tigers than me have pointed out that the rules are in front of my face every day. But to be fair, I've always been blind to rules ... :whistling:
#17
Liddle ol' me
Well, actually from what you've said, this forum might not work for you as they will probably classify you as a business seller - not alllowed here. As for how things work, members buy and sell much like anywhere else and it is based on a trust / feedback system. Occasionally, new members will be asked by others with established feedback here to send items on a COD basis. This is one way of avoid the inevitable scammers who sign up quite regularly. But obviously, new sellers would also have to be comfortable doing this and would need to trust their buyer etc - and of course are under no obligation to accept such conditions. As for trading rules, you can see them on the site - the link is posted under FS/T mods' posts. I'll try and find the link.


It's at the top of every For Sale/Trade thread :-D
#18
bazzaric
It's at the top of every For Sale/Trade thread :-D


Yes, just noticed that!!!! http://hotukdeals.com/item/13761/updated-for-sale-forum-rules-and-gu/

As you know, I haven't traded on here very much, so an easy mistake to make ... erm....
#19
Thanks for the clarification Actually, I am not a businessman and I do not operate a business. Both my eBay accounts are private where I buy mostly but somtimes sell the odd thing from home, and my stamp dealings are from a collector's point of view, trying to sell/swap surplus. I am not a businessman nor operate a business. But if this is missunderstood, then I can always stay away, no worries.
#20
HotDealGuy
Thanks for the clarification Actually, I am not a businessman and I do not operate a business. Both my eBay accounts are private where I buy mostly but somtimes sell the odd thing from home, and my stamp dealings are from a collector's point of view, trying to sell/swap surplus. I am not a businessman nor operate a business. But if this is missunderstood, then I can always stay away, no worries.


That sounds fine then. You will only be judged to be a business seller here if you link to an external sales site or sell the same time of item regularly. Something like that - I don't know exactly but it must be in the rules somewhere (I must read them someday myself :roll:).

But if you want to sell stamps to me under the conditions above, then I am more than happy to deal with you. After all, I am looking for stamps at a reduced price and you seem willing to sell some :thumbsup: Shall we talk?
banned#21
I have some 2nd class stamps one roll of 1000 2nd class stamps, cheapest I can do is £236.25 which is 12.5% Off the face value, cash on collection from Truro, Exeter or Bristol. Please note: Under Royal mail Special delivery stamps are not covered under insurance, so sending would be under the buyer's risk. Dan
#22
DA63147
I have some 2nd class stamps one roll of 1000 2nd class stamps, cheapest I can do is £236.25 which is 12.5% Off the face value, cash on collection from Truro, Exeter or Bristol. Please note: Under Royal mail Special delivery stamps are not covered under insurance, so sending would be under the buyer's risk. Dan


Ok. Thanks anyway. :thumbsup:
#23
I buy them at about 30-40% as non gummed stamps have taken hours using double sided tape making them look 100% normal can buy some them (though will be postage etc. and only if the forum rules allow it which i dont think they will) or can tell you the guy i bought them from (which is with in rules),

Obviously i only use them for my stamp collection and would hope you would do the same though cant control what you do with them,
#24
Thanks Liddle ol' me, we can surely talk. I have a 9-5.30 office job and deal with stamps as a hobby. Not to worry, no website links shall be given, but strangely enough, I have seen posts here that gave links to websites like eBay etc.
Following up on another topic here in this thread, non-gummed stamps are basically postally used but uncancelled, hence in real terms, they are illegal to use, as they have 'done their duty'. Hope everybody who deals with these know about this fact.
#25
jamhops
I buy them at about 30-40% as non gummed stamps have taken hours using double sided tape making them look 100% normal can buy some them (though will be postage etc. and only if the forum rules allow it which i dont think they will) or can tell you the guy i bought them from (which is with in rules),

Obviously i only use them for my stamp collection and would hope you would do the same though cant control what you do with them,


Thanks, but I'll stay away from non-gummed stamps I think - just in case. :)

HotDealGuy
Thanks Liddle ol' me, we can surely talk. I have a 9-5.30 office job and deal with stamps as a hobby. Not to worry, no website links shall be given, but strangely enough, I have seen posts here that gave links to websites like eBay etc.
Following up on another topic here in this thread, non-gummed stamps are basically postally used but uncancelled, hence in real terms, they are illegal to use, as they have 'done their duty'. Hope everybody who deals with these know about this fact.


The point about website links here is that you can not do so in any way that is deemed to be self-promotion - a fair and good rule.

Ok, well are you interested in selling stamps to me - probably about £30 worth to begin with - and posting RM recorded delivery on a COD basis? Unless you are willing to post in advance then there isn't much point talking any further, unless you'd like to send me your personal details and feedback elsewhere which I will be able to verify?
#26
Hi Liddle, thanks for the message and suggestion.I am happy to post you RMRD £30 worth as requested and happy to take any payment (preferably not paypal due to high comission charges) - cheque, cash (£, US$ and Euro if you need to get rid off), PO's. However, my discounted price (over 90% as mentioned) is for the whole lot as discussed. Do you mean you take £30 worth now and the remaining soon after? Or, if not, how much do you have in mind to purchase? Actually I put together these large lots from collections, etc over a period of months, and try to sell them in bulk in a single of few transactions to save me time - my toddler deserves all the time I can give him. Please do let me know how much you want to purchase in total and also how do I go about getting your details for posting. Please rest assured I am a trusted member. Thanks.
#27
Ok, thanks HotDealGuy. Let me think about what I need and get back to you on this if I want to go ahead with a large purchase. Btw, fyi PayPal now has a 'gift' payment option which means that fees for sender or receiver as long as the payment is not drawn on a credit card. It also releases paypal from any insurance obligations though.
#28
I've got a shoe box full of used stamps, and a few stamp albums in the cupboard somewhere. No idea if they are actually worth anything or not though :oops:
#29
Chances are the stamps in the shoebox will hardly be worth anything. By default, if somebody gives you any valuable stamps, they will be carefully stored and displayed. Also, if you buy any valuable stamps, then they won't difinitely be stored on a shoe box... if you post a couple of pages of your album, then it is possible to 'have an idea' of its worth. Please remember: many philatelic houses like Stanley Gibbons will give you an estimate of what it is worth for them. They are dealers, hence it is something of far less value it is actually worth. So, please be careful if you sell blindly to dealers, it is always better to sell to collectors.
#30
HotDealGuy if liddle ol' me doesn't mind & you have plenty of stamps I wouldn't mind some :)
#31
With rain and snow outside, I rather stay indoors and go through my stocks and boxes/albums to pickup more material for postage this weekend. Actually, I am certain I would have a bit more than I have offered Liddle ol' me (he has first refusal on that particular lot of 1st, 2nd and high values offered to him). Hence if you want, you can let me know what is your budget is, or what you are particularly looking for, and I can see what I have surplus and offer it to you. My base is 10% discount for any amount (plus postage), but can do better deals for anyone who deals in bulk orders including free RM special delivery insured.
#32
HotDealGuy
Chances are the stamps in the shoebox will hardly be worth anything. By default, if somebody gives you any valuable stamps, they will be carefully stored and displayed. Also, if you buy any valuable stamps, then they won't difinitely be stored on a shoe box... if you post a couple of pages of your album, then it is possible to 'have an idea' of its worth. Please remember: many philatelic houses like Stanley Gibbons will give you an estimate of what it is worth for them. They are dealers, hence it is something of far less value it is actually worth. So, please be careful if you sell blindly to dealers, it is always better to sell to collectors.


http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/xcookx/stamps1.jpg
That's everything.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/xcookx/stamps2.jpg
And that's all the mint stamps / first day covers.

Not all of the albums are full, but most of them have quite a few stamps in from various countries.
1 Like #33
Thanks for posting the images. It is a bit clear that the collection is a bit starter types, which kids mostly start with - the SG blue starter packs are worth nothing. You albums are the hinge type, hence even if there are mint stamps, they lose value as their gum is disturbed. Your shoe box as expected is of hardly any value. The presentation packs could be worth about 15 quid, the FDC's a couple of pounds perhaps.Sorry for sounding negative, but I feel it is a necessary to have a realistic idea of one's collection. If yo do not mind me giving you a good tip, I feel if you group the presentation packs to gether as one lot, the FDC's as another and the loose stamps as a third lot (with a couple of photos of the spread), then you could get the best result on eBay. Good luck!
#34
HotDealGuy
Thanks for posting the images. It is a bit clear that the collection is a bit starter types, which kids mostly start with - the SG blue starter packs are worth nothing. You albums are the hinge type, hence even if there are mint stamps, they lose value as their gum is disturbed. Your shoe box as expected is of hardly any value. The presentation packs could be worth about 15 quid, the FDC's a couple of pounds perhaps.Sorry for sounding negative, but I feel it is a necessary to have a realistic idea of one's collection. If yo do not mind me giving you a good tip, I feel if you group the presentation packs to gether as one lot, the FDC's as another and the loose stamps as a third lot (with a couple of photos of the spread), then you could get the best result on eBay. Good luck!


I think I might end up keeping the FDC's and presentation packs for the time being if that's the case. I never realised that the stamps lost value when you actually stuck them into a book!

If I get the chance I'll end up eBaying the rest :)
#35
Sadly, mint stamps are valued on catalogues as they were initially issued - with the glue intact at the back of it. It can loose as much as 50% of its value. Modern mint stamps particularly, are all expected to be intact, as with the availability of proper mounts, there is no excuse to glue them with hinges to albums. In Germany, old mint stamps can have their glue washed up in order to preserve them, but they still have the full value as a mint stamp. But the same is not with other countries.
Why don't you assemble the old ones, go to a library and try to value them youself with a Stanley Gibbons catalogue? You never know what you could have. Modern stuff, I would not bother...
#36
This is turning into something of an educational thread - which I like btw :thumbsup:
#37
Sorry, I could not help, I have more than 30 years with stamps, ruined my first ones when started, but improved over time! :-) I am actually writing 2 books on specialized fields of philately which I am into at the moment...
#38
HotDealGuy
Sadly, mint stamps are valued on catalogues as they were initially issued - with the glue intact at the back of it. It can loose as much as 50% of its value. Modern mint stamps particularly, are all expected to be intact, as with the availability of proper mounts, there is no excuse to glue them with hinges to albums. In Germany, old mint stamps can have their glue washed up in order to preserve them, but they still have the full value as a mint stamp. But the same is not with other countries.
Why don't you assemble the old ones, go to a library and try to value them youself with a Stanley Gibbons catalogue? You never know what you could have. Modern stuff, I would not bother...


Well I'm pretty sure I don't have any Penny Blacks lying around ;-) When I get a spare couple of hours though I'll have a decent sort through. Do charity shops still take used stamps? I know for a fact I've got hundreds of basic 1st/2nd class stamps, and various other values with just Elizabeth's head.
#39
Seeing as this has turned into a bit of a chatty tread, I've got a question for HotDealGuy (hope you don't mind) My father told me that there was the rarest stamp in the world and that there was thought only to be one of them for many years, then someone found another and it went up for auction. So the story goes that the person who owned the first stamp thought that there being two of them would de-value his stamp so he bought the other at auction and burnt it so as to retain the value of his as the only one of its kind to remain. Is this story true or one of my father's chinese whispers story? I've always wondered.
1 Like #40
Hi Sickly sweet, thanks for sharing the story.

There is a debate on which are the rarest stamps in the world - the Swedish 3 sklling or the British Guyana 1 cent magenta. However, there is a similar story to yours that accompany the fascinating history of the Mauritius blue and red 'Post Paid' stamps. Throuout history, people have gone into all sorts of trouble to own them for their rarity and splendour. There were cases where auctions were 'rigged' to achieve results, a friend was murdered by another in order to just rob him of that stamp, etc etc. Fascinating story (please read 1. 'Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps (Hardcover) and 2.'The Error World (Hardcover) by Simon Garfield (Author). These are absolutely fascinating books on philately that can be enjoyed by everybody.

There is also some element of fraud in one of the auctions of the Hawaiian missionaries, which till today stirr up a lot of debate about their authenticity and ownership.

So, from what I know, I think your story is not quite correct, as there is no mention ever that a rare stamp was ever burnt for that purpose. What is interesting is that new technology has been identified that can identify the special crystals embedded into the Mauritius stamps and that current owners, who have paid even millions to own one, are affraid to get them tested for authenticity, for the fear of these being found to be fake - in which case they would be worth a lot less. Hence, none of these stamps come up for auction often.

Finally, please read this link if you have the time:
http://sammler.com/stamps/expstamp.htm#world

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