A substantial amount of kiloware is bought by the non-collector market. It is exported overseas where it is "re-birthed" as "unused no gum" and re-sold back into Australia as discount postage. Scandalous really.
Thanks Plateflaw! The clean skins and stamp cleaning destroys much available recent aus kiloware. It is a pain when only wanting stamps as stock stamps for collecting.
Have been winning Aus $1 & $1.10 kiloware from people contacting me plus eBay
. Standout is many sellers only want the clean skins out of the kiloware. They know nothing about stamps. Am doing nicely sorting through their left overs. A person who does not know about kiloware or stamps misses a lot of their target stamps when sorting. They score 5kg kiloware that is 22,500 stamps to sort not knowing what is up or down. Other advantage is a good amount of sheet stamps are showing up. Have sorted 12kg with another 10kg to sort. The amount of sheet stamps is encouraging. Am getting 20% fine/ very fine s/a stamps and another 15% with large light postmarks plus a couple of dozen High values. These light spray jet cancels are an improvement from the heavy black jet spray cancels as postie-bike and dog-aware we saw with the $1 issues. The cancels on these $1 stamps totally destroyed many of them.
Another area of interest for me is the $1.10 kiloware has been around for nearly 3 years now so the incoming stamps have bit of variety to them and is now a good time to start getting $1.10 kiloware from charity at auction.