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Bill Langs Passed Away

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Posted 01/04/2021   5:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Their weekly Internet sales have had some of the Langs material lately.

Not sure if they publish prices realized for those ...
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Posted 04/12/2021   11:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Oracle of Delphi to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm still getting weekly emails from "Bills Bargain Stamps" that direct me to a HipStamp site with what looks like 1000s of stamps still listed. Didn't bid on any of them just to see if the listings were still active since I have no interest in buying any of this stuff. I thought the inventory was passed on to Kelleher to auction off so I am surprised that I'm still getting these emails. Does anyone know what the story is here?
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Posted 04/12/2021   12:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rismoney to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I believe they are still running "sales" and the business trying to offload any material via retail channels simultaneously.

I've been wondering the same thing. While there have been several Kelleher auctions with his holdings, including the latest collections and accumulations, I am a little surprised as it feels as though his personal collection and better quality holdings haven't been made available yet. Much of the material auctioned thus far has been on the medium to low end, including the error catalog albeit there were a number of exceptions.

I know he had a lot of error sheets, and perhaps there is an issue with bringing them to market considering they would be priced based on quantities known/available and he may be the only holder of. I am eagerly awaiting a motherload of material to drop. As Tom Petty said, the waiting is the hardest part.







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Posted 04/12/2021   2:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What we have seen offered so far is going to be it. There is no secret stash of "Wow" stuff IMO. They would have offered it (there is zero benefit to waiting) at Kelleher. I have never understood what the game plan is with the auctioning of Lang's collection and stock versus the retail side still in operation simultaneously. A strange animal indeed.

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Posted 04/12/2021   2:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hobsun013 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


I had been watching a single item for some time on the BAY and offered what I thought was a fair price. It was accepted and my item arrived today as expected. It was "as described" and I happy to add it to the collection. I had previously seen a few items that I know were already sold in recent auctions so there remains some clean up work but at least in this case, an item was still available and was processed and received.

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Posted 04/12/2021   2:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BobInRye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In the last 24 hours, I've received 3 unsolicited e-mails from the "Bill's Bargain..." encouraging me to check out their inventory online. I still find the stuff to be overpriced for what's being offered.
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Posted 04/12/2021   3:43 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I still find the stuff to be overpriced for what's being offered.


It's always been overpriced. That was his business method. If there's something you want, don't be afraid to make an offer at 50% (or less).
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Posted 04/13/2021   10:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add caspian65 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Of the 4 or 5 items I bought from them in the past few months, had to return all except for 1.
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Posted 04/13/2021   11:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What were the issues?
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Posted 04/14/2021   7:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add caspian65 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Significant gum issues not disclosed in the description.
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Posted 04/15/2021   10:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It sounds like the business model is unchanged.

I would occasionally buy from Bill, but I always assumed that what I was buying had at least a small fault or detractor, which it usually did.
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Posted 04/15/2021   11:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SPQR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I always assumed that what I was buying had at least a small fault


Me too (and, unfortunately, true for many other dealers on eBay)
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