Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Want list review

I took some time this week to look over my want list. I have separated it out into five different categories:
1) Main collection items needed
2) Special Cancel items needed
3) Plate blocks needed
4) Shekel specialized plate blocks needed
5) Everything else

Today, I will focus on the main collection items needed. There are 36 items on this list.
1) 7-9 with tabs. I see these for sale from time to time, but they are out of my price range.
2) J1-5 with tabs. Again, they are available, but out of my price range.
3) 10-14 vertical gutters with tabs. Rarely seen, and out of my price range.
Then we move on to Computer Vended Postage:
4) National Science Museum FDC (12/5/96). I managed to find a copy mint, but finding a FDC has proven tough.
5) 11th Philately Day FDC (12/25/97). Again, the FDC has proven elusive.
6) 13th Philately Day FDC (12/7/99). Apparently, there was none for Philately Day 12 in 98 (or if there was, I am not aware of it).
7) 14th Philately Day FDC (12/26/00). Once again, I am lacking a FDC cover.
8) Hebrew Stamp Week Mint (12/90/93). Before there was Philately day, there was Hebrew Stamp week, and while I managed to find a FDC (addressed), I have not been able to find a mint copy.
9-16) The next 8 items are mint versions of the Israel 98 labels. There was a different one for each day, and I am missing the complete set. I do have the set on cover though.

17-20) Remembrance Letters for 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011. I have the complete set through 2006, but U haven't seen the recent ones at all. I am not sure where I found the 2008 one, but I do have it.

21) World Stamp Expo 89 Show card - Mint. I am looking for it without a stamp or cancel. Usually, they are offered as shown here. I know they were sold at the show without the stamps, but most people must have bought a stamp and had it cancelled.

22)Capex 96 show card - Mint. Like the World Stamp expo one from 1989, I am missing the mint version.
23-26) Touring Stamp exhibition covers from the Nahariya (6/4/50), Hadera (11/24/50), Even Yehuda (10/16/51), and Ramatayim (1/1/56). I believe I have the rest of these, but I have only seen them listed in the old Mosden catalog, and I don't believe that was a complete listing.
27-33) The generic sheets that I am missing: Good Luck (7/17/03), Good Luck (10/21/03), Good Luck (12/1/06), Mazel Tov - Wedding (1/12/04), Thank You (1/12/04), Thank You (12/5/06), and Blue and White (5/25/10). I have gone over these in detail in previous postings.
34) B2. 1st Coins, 6x5m, 6x10m, 6x15m, Car advert on back, green covers
The early booklets are hard to find, and a bit pricey when you do find them.
35) B2B. 1st Coins, back cover Giftboxes Oranges advert, both covers white.
36) B3A. 1st Coins, 6x5m, 6x10m, 6x15m, 6x20m, back cover Giftboxes Orange advert, covers orange. I have a copy that the previous owner opened and put on an exhibit page, but I would like an intact copy as well.
If you have any of the above for sale or trade, please let me know. Thanks.


Vandervecken said...

Dear Adam,
I recently came upon your blog doing some research on Israeli stamps. I'm an Israeli ex-pat living in the Bay Area, and recently came into possession of a collection of Israeli stamps from the 1950's and 60's, left by my grandfather who passed away. This is not an ordinary stamp collection. It seems he bought large numbers of sheets in an aim to store them to gain value. They have been kept in boxes for years, and as such, can probably not be called Mint. That said, there are a lot of them. Probably at least 10,000, in over a hundred different types. I don't know terribly much about stamps, but I tracked down a catalog, the Krause-Minkus, to get some idea of what is going on here.
I'm hoping to correspond with someone to get a good idea of what I have here, but cannot find your email anywhere. If you are interested, I will be happy to leave you my email address, unless I simply missed a link somewhere on the site.


Adam said...

Please send me your e-mail address and we can talk about what you have. I am located in the Sacramento area, not too far from you. Please let me know what years you have stamps from, as that will help give an idea of what you have.

hammersmith said...

Hello gentlemen,
I would like to talk to you both,
I am a collector and estate buyer of stamp collections by default finding it an excellent way to find new old stock.
I specialize in Israel and US revenue but have tons of stock from around the world to trade or sell.
I will always help with expertizing collections and auction preparation.
Let me know. I do have Israel booklets and other stock.

Adam said...

Please send your e-mail address.