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I Need Some Advice From All You Kiloware Veterans

 
 
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Posted 10/24/2018   09:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add JamesFarrow to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all,

I've just finished organising my collections of Australia (1913-1999) and New Zealand (1855-1999) and I've started the long process of filling in all of the inevitable holes.

The majority of the spaces are from the 1960s-1990s and I've tried filling the holes by buying the individual stamps from dealers but I gather that this is by no means the most economical (or rewarding) solution. I need (and would be so grateful for) your advice as to whether kiloware would be a viable solution.

A) I'm worried about the time period kiloware stamps will come from - if it's post-2000 it isn't of use to me so is it possible to source pre-2000 kiloware?

B) It's only about 100 stamps I'm looking for each Australia and New Zealand so would it be economical to look for a select few amongst thousands, especially if I can't resell the ones I don't want?

C) Many years ago I remember doing a sort of 'kiloware-approvals' service where the company charged a set rate per stamp in a huge pile of them and you sent back the ones you didn't want and paid roughly 10p (13c I think?) for each one you kept; am I being naive or is this still a thing?

D) Is there a third solution other to buying from dealers and kiloware?

Sorry if this seems like a long list - I'd be so grateful for any help from anyone in any way.

Thank you in advance!

James
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Posted 10/24/2018   10:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
D) Is there a third solution other to buying from dealers and kiloware?


Yes. Find yourself a stamp exchange partner with whom you can trade by wantlists.

-k-
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Posted 10/24/2018   10:32 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you need so few, why not try listing your wants here? If you needed more, the approach might be to pick up a modern single-country collection. Kiloware is just going to give you a mountain of stuff with no guarantee you'll find any of your wants - individual purchases from dealers, or perhaps dealers' approval books for Aus/NZ would be a better bet than that.
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Posted 10/24/2018   10:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You can also become a member of a (local or national ) stamp club that has circuits you can buy from

Peter
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JamesFarrow,

Nobody has mentioned attending stamp shows in your local area. Sometimes you can find "exactly what you are looking for" at them. And for a nominal price as well.

Jack Kelley
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