Thursday, July 19, 2012
With the third press sheet from Israel just starting to show up on E-bay, I was surprised to see the 2nd sheet (Children's Games) show up on E-bay with a buy it now price of only $93 with shipping of $4. The price direct from the philatelic service was $88 including shipping, so this listing represents less than a 10% premium over the new issue price. The previous low price for this sheet I had seen advertised was $125. Lets hope the philatelic service sees the writing on the wall, and stops releasing these.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
In the June 2012 bulletin distributed to subscribers, the philatelic service is offering a 24 page prestige booklet for the upcoming Tel Aviv 2013 International Stamp Exhibition. This features the birds of Israel. The price is shown as 49 NIS (about $12). I placed an order for one, but it is unclear to me if they will be sent soon, or only after the show. Time will tell.