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Have You Ever Found Treasure In Kiloware?

 
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Posted 08/01/2012   6:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 597596 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
When everyone is talking about kilo-ware, is that just a lot collection picked up for cheap?

Sorry, I'm just not familiar with this phrase until I joined the site two months ago, and I hear a lot of this terminology.

I was going to start reading at the beginning of this topic, but its way to much reading. It would put me out lick a light regardless of how interesting it is.


Sorry- Went back and read. Got it!

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Posted 08/03/2012   11:07 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I used to get US kiloware lots mostly back in the 1990's looking for used plate number coils, but never found anything particularly valuable that I can recall. Some lots were clearly pre-picked-over while others appeared to be fresh (even lots from the same source varied from purchase to purchase). In auction lots, that is a different story - I have struck gold in some of those.
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Canada
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Posted 08/04/2012   01:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I bought a very small amount of kiloware of North America ( eBay in Europe uses this category) and found a US self adhesive definitive nice misperf once.

Sometimes people just sell the stuff they do not collect. They might collect only birds on stamps or some such idea or one country only and all the rest is extra. These are good lots to go through if you are collecting something different than the seller is.
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Posted 08/15/2012   10:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Clutch to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I recently ran across a major color shift on a Scott US#1610 from a box of kiloware. With 13 more pounds still to sort no telling what else could be in there!

These are used but mint copies of the same color shift are selling for about US$45 each... which is more than I paid for the kiloware postage and all. I'm not breaking this though and it's now in my collection as you see it.

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Posted 08/15/2012   10:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No absolute real treasures but quite a few Classics have popped up in kiloware lately and I even a few grills amongst some stuff I though had no hope! I love the hunt though. I truly do Love Stamps!
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Posted 11/13/2012   10:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NBSTAMPER to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Recently, I purchased a large lot of British Commonwealth stamps and after poking around among the 10,000 or so stamps, pulled out an 1857 New Brunswick 3 penny no. 1. Knowing that forgeries of this stamp exist,I was a little sceptical but the engraving on the stamp looked so perfect compared to a genuine copy I already owned that it was hard to believe it wasn't the real thing. Then started checking it in detail and found that the design was almost 1 mm. too wide. Thus the stamp was a fake and with the help of some knowledgeable collectors, we identified the forger. Some of these forgeries have some value and I haven't bothered to see what this one is worth but it was fun chasing it down.
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Germany
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Posted 11/14/2012   03:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add George P. to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Recently, a person in Dresden, Germany bought kiloware at a flea market and found a Benjamin Franklin Z-Grill worth about 2.5 Million. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z_Grill , http://german.ruvr.ru/2012_11_02/93336441/ It was all over the news and in the newspapers here about 2 weeks ago.
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Posted 12/02/2012   03:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add luvthecommonwealth to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I bought the entire KGV Silver Jubilee series (less Egypt) for $400. Found two varieties easily worth the cost!
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Posted 12/02/2012   06:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jimjamtwo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Technically, I've found 'treasure' in some larger German lots. The problem is that, with German stamps, you often can't sell a high CV item without a cert.

In an Austrian lot a few months ago, I found a set of 1851 Zeitungsmarke. These are almost certainly all forgeries, but two of them appear to be Spiro forgeries and the others may be Fournier's work. These forgeries sell for pretty high prices (as they are offered by leading European auction houses), but I'm not in a position to identify them precisely. They are probably going to languish on my desk for months to come.
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Posted 12/03/2012   05:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ryan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've certainly never found anything worth sending off to a fancy-pants auction house. But very occasionally I'll come across something odd, like this Brazilian misperf.

Ryan

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Germany
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Posted 12/07/2012   07:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add George P. to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Back to my posting above - about the Z-Grill find in Germany. It has all been complete BS blown up by a local equivalent of the "National Enquirer". See: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/...2023161.html

Just wanted to add this so my posting above is corrected.

George
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Posted 01/19/2013   01:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bas S Warwick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've found all sorts in kiloware....nothing worth huge amounts, but mostly there is something that is worth more than the price paid.

Last lot I bought was a real junk box to look at but it contained a genuine B&W photograph taken in a WW2 concentration camp. Wasn't sure if it had an value but it sold on eBay for more than I paid for the whole lot of KW.

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Posted 01/27/2013   7:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LONEDAN to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
i have found enough liberty bells to wallpaper my apartment.
but on the other hand I found hundreds of plate numbers but it is still the joy of the hunt.
i think I have found maybe a stamp with a catalog value of $15.00 or so in each lot I purchased.
but I am happy with that
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Posted 01/27/2013   8:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Joe Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
but it is still the joy of the hunt


Exactly, its why I always look for stamps.................
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Posted 01/28/2013   04:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add George P. to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Right on. Exactly the reason why I "waste" so many hours on kiloware, too. However, it is a very nice bonus to find something valuable in kiloware. A bit like digging for gold and finding a nugget :-)
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