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Just Ordered 3 Kg Kiloware Scandinavia

 
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Posted 02/09/2023   3:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Northwinds to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Received an email from a large Dutch online Stamp seller called
Collectwereld.

3 KG of (older) Scandinavian kiloware, only 22.75.

I could not resist. :)

It should look something like this, I will show some pictures of the actual stamps once I have received the package.



Anyone who can share some experiences from buying kiloware from this
seller?

Peter
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Posted 02/09/2023   5:35 pm  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What a great buy. Have the best time.
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Posted 02/09/2023   7:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Going Postal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I look forward to seeing and hearing what you have to say about your purchase.

- Lance
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Posted 02/09/2023   9:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
10,000 paperless stamps, the majority is German, for about 40 EUR
https://www.ebay.com/itm/314183194465
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Posted 02/10/2023   01:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Northwinds to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello Rob, in my opinion that is not kiloware, just a bunch of (mostly) never postally used stamps from emptied albums.
Besides that I see no relevance to my initial post.

Peter
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Posted 02/10/2023   02:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looking forward to a report when you get this, not numbers of each stamp, but overall impression. Hopefully, it will be a good source for town cancels if you like such things.
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Posted 02/10/2023   11:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Northwinds, I bought from him before. Almost all stamps were canceled. Many duplicates.
I brought it as another example of quantity, (lack of) quality, and price.
How do you define kiloware? I thought it was usually a cheap quantity of stamps.
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Posted 02/11/2023   2:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Northwinds to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rob, personally I define kiloware as a large accumulation of postally used stamps that are still on paper. (so FDC clippings do not count)

Usually these stamps are/were collected from the mail room of larger companies, of course there is the 'mission' kiloware and some come from other sources.

I donot consider a box filled with off-paper stamps kiloware, as least not as I see it. In your Ebay example many stamps were never even postally used and basically these stamps come from emptied albums. They may be sold by weight, but I don't see this as kiloware.

One thing I like about 'real' kiloware is that the stamps are 'fresh' once they are off paper. No gum, no hinges, no yellowing from age or from storage in an old album.

Peter
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Posted 02/15/2023   2:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Northwinds to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well today the 3 kilo Scandinavia on paper has arrived.

The contents is similar to the picture on their website that I copied in my first message.

It's old kiloware, appr. from 1985 to about 1998.
Since I am a semi-worldwide collector and sofar never spent much time on Scandinavia I can use quite a few of these stamps for my own collection.

But first I like to start new collections for Denmark/Finland/Sweden and Norway with just the stamps in this mountain of stamps.
I am curious for the result.

Will post pictures once I have finished. (will take some time)

I plan to take out the stamps that I can use and sell the rest on a local site. If someone on the forum is interested I should be able to ship within Europe for not too much, I will take out only 2 or 3 of each stamp at the most.

Peter






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Posted 02/15/2023   2:44 pm  Show Profile Check johnsim03's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add johnsim03 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting thread!

I'm assuming that this is mostly definitives?! Or, are you seeing a decent amount of medium/large in the mix? Say, 10% or more? If mostly definitives, the end count could be significant. They appear to be not closely cut. Are you seeing mostly single paper, or?

Will you process everything, or just the ones you need? That's alot of soaking!

John
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Posted 02/15/2023   3:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Northwinds to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@John

Mostly definitives, not too closely cut but most is on single or double (thin) paper.
Because it's not too closely cut there are quite some good postmarks in here.

Just spent an hour going through the first bunch of stamps, this will not be done in 2 or 3 days I am afraid.

Will only take what I need, probably a couple of hundred of stamps. Will not soak more.
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Posted 02/15/2023   4:00 pm  Show Profile Check johnsim03's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add johnsim03 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Will only take what I need, probably a couple of hundred of stamps. Will not soak more.


That's exactly how I would do it, too. Have fun - bound to be interesting PMs and varieties...

John
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Posted 02/15/2023   7:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for posting the result,
I think we all were wondering,
Some nice Pmks, slogans etc

(AUD = $34)
Was that full price, or did you pay postage?

Be careful soaking the yellow Manila fragments, the colour is fugitive.
lay face down, and whip them out of the water as soon as they release.
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Posted 02/16/2023   08:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Northwinds to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the tip Rod, will definitely take care with the manila fragments.

I paid only 16.70, shipping included but that was because I had a 10 euro coupon that I was given recently as a welcoming gift after placing my first order for some Lighthouse Vario pages. (had to use it in 2 months or so)

This is the regular price (without shipping):

https://www.collectwereld.nl/scandi...66-148280898

Shipping to Australia is 7 euro.
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