Older GB Kiloware

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by Bionicbelly, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Bionicbelly

    Bionicbelly Getting this stamp thing licked

    Via the charity I receive stamps on behalf of, I have been sent a good quantity of older GB Kiloware.

    From Kings through to some current. Including wildings, pre decimal commems and machins, a few foreign etc
    A few are obviously ex collectors " throw outs" but I would say the bulk is perhaps an estate lot or similar ( no way of telling ) As I am unsure of the source, I can not make any promises as to what is in it.

    If anyone is interested in this material for a moderate sum, please email / PM me

    I will put a scan up later when I get the opportunity

    NOTE THIS IS KILOWARE ~ Stamps Sold by the Kilo ( or weight ) ~ Not suitable for beginners as it will contain much duplication , but more of interest to the specialist.

    Photo Added from one of the boxes ( 11.15am )

    View attachment 2016
  2. West

    West New Member

    A Kilo of stamps, my goodness. I look forward to seeing what a kilo of stamps looks like?
  3. Bionicbelly

    Bionicbelly Getting this stamp thing licked

    Photo added on intial post
  4. steve logan

    steve logan Logie Bear

    Kiloware are stamps that have been collectied mostly used on paper, and are sold by the kilo, my preference is not to take stamps off paper as i am not very good at it yet and ruin more stamps than i save, but some collections only collect stamps in the fashion, and taking the paper away from the stamp is very satifying for them
  5. West

    West New Member

    I spy with my little eye, something begining with G V. !
  6. West

    West New Member

    So half a kilo of stamps then, right?
  7. Philactica

    Philactica Active Member

    A mention was made and referred to older GB kiloware which is en masse. Modern stamps postally nicely cancelled should as said, not be washed off or removed from the envelope - times have changed.

    A little statistic re kiloware.
    100 stamps (kiloware quality, all of GB commemorative size yielded 1/3 of the weight in paper (on which the stamps were stuck) and took me 2 hours to wash, dry and bundle.
    A labour I like to reserve for the novice.
  8. Bionicbelly

    Bionicbelly Getting this stamp thing licked

    Hi Philactica

    Like every thing else, this hobby is based on one's own preferences.

    I do not get a buzz from collecting stamps from a post office - I know many do, but that holds no enjoyment for me

    I am more than happy to while away the hours sorting through Kiloware and the like and not finding anything worth while - but when I do find something -- whoooopppeeeee

    However, I would suggest you review the way you are removing stamps - in 2 hours you should easily manage far far more than 100 stamps
  9. West

    West New Member

    Do you not like the new stamps that come out each month? I was considering saving them until I realised, they will not be worth something in just a few years, like the stamps of past monarchs?
  10. Bionicbelly

    Bionicbelly Getting this stamp thing licked


    A great deal will depend on what you collect and for how long.

    I have been collecting for some 50 years and have built up a fairly comprehensice GB collection. The stamps I require to complete my collection, when offered for sale (which is rare ), are quoted with the sellers telephone number behind the £ sign ( e.g, £ + 44296777999 ~ LOL ) far beyond what I can afford to spend on the eve of entering pensionhood ( at this point you supposed to say "ah" and send me a few Million )

    However, I do stand a chance of finding such material ( albeit remotely ) via Unsorted Kiloware and Auction lots of dealers / collector estate lots.
  11. Steve Robinson

    Steve Robinson Moderator Moderator

    I am with David on this, there is always the off chance of finding something nice add to that I find sorting through such lots fun LOL
  12. West

    West New Member

    Everytime I message someone I realise how little I know about the subject.
    I am not going to get down hearted though.
    I am going out on a drive tomorrow and my destination is a stamp fair, if I get anything tasty I will be sure to proudly proclaim it on these walls.
  13. kacyds

    kacyds New Member

    West, Please dont taste the stamps.......that will ruin them.....lol :p
  14. Philactica

    Philactica Active Member

    You are quite right, I had to wait for them to dry and the criteria was to measure the weight wastage against the stamps gained.

    As said 1/3 of the weight was paper, damaged stamps and that went back on the compost heap as harmful gum chemicals went down the drain to be recycled at the waste water depot.
  15. Philactica

    Philactica Active Member

    As Bionocbelly stated :- Like every thing else, this hobby is based on one's own preferences.

    I always look for certain rare stamps and they are not even expensive ones like this one:-
    View attachment 2028

    Otherwise I collect used only on cover. Such covers tell you so much more than just a plain stamp.
    A single used stamp is deemed less valuable than if it were still on the cover.
    In a way it is like learning to walk before one can run.
    Stamps are a good starting point the knowledge to collect covers requires much more insight to literature and is daunting to novices.
    It is like being rich, buying all that one fancies because money is of no consequence and discovering afterwards the good find or the rip-off which remains still, of no consequence.
    So the less endowed are disciplined to progress by fault.
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  16. Philactica

    Philactica Active Member

    Wow ! That is a wonderful idea going to a stamp fair.

    Just rummage through their offers and you will get the feel of the price for what you fancy - women should be good at that and you do not have to buy it.
  17. Darrin

    Darrin Active Member

    I can only agree with you. To me the ah-ha moment is what it is all about...love kiloware and love estate lots. Especially like old collections that have odd bits of unlisted revenues, cinderellas and stuff you just don't know what to do with...occasionally, very occasionally you find something that fills one of those spaces you never thought you would fill...
  18. West

    West New Member

    I have just come back from the flea market and found a chap selling toys DVD's and Stamps.
    I bought some George V would anyone like to see them ?
  19. steve logan

    steve logan Logie Bear

    we sure would, i do live the early GB Kings series
  20. kacyds

    kacyds New Member

    Sure, as long there not in a Radley...... ha ha
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