Australian Stamp Auctions & Stamp Collecting

Some may consider stamp collection and trading as a mundane pastime and that couldn’t be further from the truth. Philatelic auctions and online sales of rare stamps can be fiercely battled and incredible prices reached with some Australian stamps reaching the $100,000’s and overseas prices in the millions have often been reached.

Hints and tips for stamp collection

1. Locating stamps
Rare stamps collecting takes some tenacity in in visiting sales, auctions, garage sales etc. in the chance of discovering a find that may be oblivious to the holder. Other options for locating stamps is be sure to let everyone know that your collecting, many hunters are better than one so recruit as many people as you can to be your hunter gatherers!

Auctions are a major part of the philatelic market. The first step towards buying at auction is getting on an auction house’s mailing list, or at least getting to a catalog for an upcoming sale. Most auction firms gladly send catalogues without charge and may email updates.

2. Sorting out your collection
Sorting is necessary to facilitate the storing process. Most of the stamps you have are on paper because they are cut out from mailing envelopes. One idea is to sort them into:
• stamps with white background paper
• stamps with colored background paper
• stamps with rubber stamp ink
• stamps without rubber stamp ink

3. Trim the fat
Leave about 1-2 cm safety margin when you trim your stamps. Also, try not to cut the perforations, as it could reduce the value of your stamp.

4. Soak that waste away
Never try peeling a stamp off the paper, even if it’s loose. The way to do it is to soak it in water. The water temperature should be around 30-35°C. Water that’s too warm or hot will increase the chances of color running. Soak your stamps for around 15 minutes. Soak in batches, like you do your washing ie. colors separate from whites.After 15 minutes, pick up a stamp with your fingers and try to peel it off the backing. If there is even the slightest of resistance, drop it back into the water and wait for another 10 minutes or so.

5. Dry them off
After peeling, lay your stamps face up into a waiting paper towel. Put another sheet on top and gently blot the excess moisture. Be extra careful since wet stamps are very fragile. Afterwards, line them up in the plastic page of your stamp album. They should be dry after 4 hours or so.

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Australia Stamp Lots 100+ stamps FREE POSTAGE

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End Date: Tuesday Apr-14-2020 3:20:27 EST
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1/2 KG (approx 2500) Australian Stamps Bulk.

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End Date: Monday Mar-30-2020 18:30:55 EST
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Australian Stamps $1.00 2020/2019 Recent Used/Bulk

AU $15.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Monday Mar-30-2020 18:16:15 EST
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Collection of 100 Mixed USED Australian Stamps - All different

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End Date: Wednesday Apr-29-2020 14:33:07 EST
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Australian stamps - 27 Used stamp duty, postage due & colony

AU $7.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Tuesday Mar-31-2020 9:33:09 EST
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Australia a Nice collection of Used State Colonial Era Stamps

AU $6.00 (10 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Apr-5-2020 19:03:20 EST
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2020 Set of Tree-dwellers of the Tropics stamps, used on paper

AU $2.50 (1 Bid)
End Date: Thursday Apr-2-2020 21:38:27 EST
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2016 50 years of Playschool, 1 p&s FRANKED ON PAPER Australian Stamp

AU $1.00
End Date: Tuesday Apr-21-2020 15:02:39 EST
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Collection of Australian Cinderellas.

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2019 First England to Aust Flight, 1 P&S FRANKED ON PAPER Australian Stamp

AU $1.00
End Date: Tuesday Apr-28-2020 15:18:14 EST
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