STAMP TRADING PRINCIPLES
1 My collecting interests are in postally used British
Commonwealth countries. At a lower interest level, I also collect
postally used world-wide stamps.
2 I can offer a wide variety of used British Commonwealth and
world-wide. I am willing to provide printed copies of my duplicate
lists by country in Scott number order. I can also offer a wide
variety of mint stamps, but these, although sorted by country, are
not yet catalogued.
3 I am willing to part with any of my duplicates for cash at
50% of Scott catalogue value or to exchange them as described below.
I will replace any which are not in satisfactory condition, and
expect my trading partners to do the same.
4 Because my collection and duplicates are catalogued in a
computer database (apart from a huge backlog waiting for a few spare
months!), I prefer to exchange stamps with other collectors who can
send me lists of their duplicates. We then request stamps from each
others' lists, and work out a running balance by catalogue value,
eventually equalizing the debits and credits.
5 Some of my trading partners work on this basis with me,
but because they do not have lists of their duplicates, they send me
batches of stamps from which I can make my selection and return the
rest. However, I am not willing to send my used stamps out like this
because it interferes with my inventory records.
6 If you prefer, I will give you three times the
catalogue value in stamps of my choice (none of them junk, and all
cataloguing more than 25¢) in exchange for any of your stamps I
7 On the other hand, you can select stamps you want from my
lists, and pay for them with three times the value in stamps of your
choice, again provided they are not junk and all catalogue more than
25¢. Junk, in my view, is anything that most collectors don't like
to receive. This includes many used recent definitives of major
countries which are overvalued by Scott, such as the Germany 3DM.
8 If you have surplus large quantities of the same
stamp, so do I! To even out the overages and shortages, I find it
useful to trade batches of 10 of a kind by any of the above methods.
Take a look at my list of what I can offer
in batches of 10.
Now check my lists of
duplicates available for trading.
Back to my home page for information on how
to get in touch with me.