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Posted 03/12/2018   11:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jtfat to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Kiloware opinon,

The term kilowre used to mean Stamps collected by a charity, school, etc for the time to aquire a few kilos to sell to a dealer. When you bought it from the kiloware dealer the stamps were generaly 85% issues of the last 1 to 5 years.
Now I find Current Kiloware sold today about 30 to 40 percent current the rest 10, 20, 30 years old with high price and high shipping with only as small picture to judge if this is worth $40 a pound.

Dealers that kind of mix is called a MIX not Kiloware. Or what opions.
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Posted 03/12/2018   11:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ksam931 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi, It's a really Grey area, KiloWare suggests at least 1 Kilo. Thing is, it is not a money earning option, unless one can buy a Kilo for $1.00 and sell it for $3.00 plus postage, if you cannot, do not go there, simple.
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Posted 03/13/2018   11:01 am  Show Profile Check 3Dadeo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 3Dadeo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The problem, of course, is that modern used is so hard to come by (and more valuable/sought after depending on the country).

So most "kiloware" sellers pad the "mix" with common older stamps.

I agree it should not be called "kiloware", but no matter what it is called, the seller should tell you what you are getting (within reason).
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Posted 03/13/2018   2:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Personally, I am not aware of any source where you can buy a kilo for a buck? That also includes definitive stamps as well simply because a lot of collectors will buy cheap kilos to search for the varieties. The definitive stamps are the best odds for these because they were printed from multiple plates.

If buying by the kilo is your thing, then go for it. I have bought kilos in the past but haven't for a number of years now.

Chimo

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Posted 03/16/2018   11:14 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
Kiloware is the way it comes. Simple as that.

My best kiloware source is from a large charity.

22kg at a time. It contains everything decimal Australia, predec Australia + world.

About 5kg is recent being the last 10 years.

When you take the defin's out you get 1.5kg of the very recent Australia $1 issues only. It costs $400 per kg.

Check out how many people are selling Australia $1 issues comm's only. Or $1 new issue kiloware.

Status sells at auction Very recent $1 kiloware comm's & defin's for around $1,000 per kg.

Edit: Forgot the 20% seller tax & the 20% buyers tax = $1,400 per kg
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Posted 04/01/2018   9:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scvstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Kiloware" is just suggesting that the lot is being sold by weight. Doesn't mean anything about the contents or where it came from. Does a shoebox full count as "kiloware"? Or it is just "poundage"? One could spend hours splitting hairs, instead of enjoying the actual hobby.

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Posted 04/01/2018   10:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StamperMA to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is more than you ever wanted to know about kiloware, mixtures, packets, lots, etc.:

https://www.linns.com/insights/stam...erence-.html

Does Linn's still evaluate the quality of anonymous kiloware purchases in their Kitchen Table Philately column?

Dennis
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Posted 04/20/2018   11:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add steevh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Kiloware is traditionally stamps on paper sold by weight. People also sell off-paper stamps by weight, in which case they refer to it as "off-paper kiloware".

Of course, the make-up of typical kiloware lots has changed radically in the past couple of decades commensurate with the radical changes in the postal services caused by the Internet and email, and its consequent effects on stamp dealers, charity stamp collection etc etc.

Good kiloware has become a much sought-after and hard to find item. Gone are the days of authentic bank and mission mixes!
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