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733520
Wonder Colour Gauge, With Index and Original Package: A classic printed gauge / guide distributed by the Meghrig company back in the 1950s or early 1960s. Complete set of five cards, plus an index card, intended to represent the range of about 120 typical stamp colors (i.e. it includes colors like "lake"). Still in the original package! Please remember that printed (instead of ink chip) color guides are the combination of one editors opinion and perception of color combined with the quality of the printing process used to make the guide. Furthermore, the names of colors differ from one catalog to another and the perception of actual stamp colors differs from one person to another. This kind of guide can be useful, but nothing replaces comparing to confirmed examples of actual stamps. This is also a great and attractive item from the "history of philately" -- which is a lot of fun to collect itself. Quite scarce in such nice, brand-new condition.

16.00

734006
NEW
Stanley Gibbons Stamp Colour Key: Color key with 200 different colors that Stanley Gibbons endeavors to use in their catalog color naming / description scheme. Though this example bears a 1973 copyright date, based on the collection it came from, the style of the holder, and the excellent condition of the padded plastic holder, I suspect that it was purchased new in the 1990s. It fits easily into the pocket with the "pages" on a pivot at one end. Each color is printed edge-to-edge as well as has a hole punched in the center so that you can place it over a stamp in any way that you wish. Though from a collection, this appears to be in brand new condition. Gibbons lists this at 19.50 plus shipping from England, but last I looked they stated that it is not in stock. I found a U.S. source with a retail of $44 and a net of $35; also one more recent but same type offered at auction starting at $49! A very useful philatelic tool.

24.00

733942
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USPS Stamp Decoder - NEW: Official USPS product probably dating from the late 1990s, used to view (decode) hidden images, symbols, and text on U.S. stamps. Starting in the late 1990s, as a security feature, the USPS started including hidden images on stamps using a process called "Scrambled Indicia". This is a "patented encoding process that scrambles, distorts, and overlaps images and symbols that, when printed, will not be visible to the naked eye. The encoding process can combine multiple images and make them appear as one. The images become clear only when viewed through a specially manufactured decoder lens. The decoded images cannot be effectively reproduced or counterfeited. ... The decoder lens is a precision optical device manufactured with the same acrylics used for prescription eyeglass lenses." It is the same size as a credit card, but 3-4 times as thick. It was originally sold by the USPS for $4.95. A recent internet search showed "new" examples being offered, and actually sold, at prices ranging from $12 to $25 and active bidding in the $15+ range. It is really fun to look for these hidden images in your collection! BRAND NEW example.
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SOLD
If you are seeking this, let me know; I may have another soon.

733951
Cascade Color Filter Kit (for viewing / excluding stamp colors): This is a very simple, but invaluable tool for the philatelist. A set of three (red, green, blue) high-quality plastic color filters. This type of filter is essential for viewing some difficult stamps (for example, to increase color contrast) and to "subtract" colors (for example, to better view a cancellation by subtracting the color of the stamp itself). Larger sets of various types of professional filters are easy to find at $25-50 or more, but this is simple and inexpensive. I am not aware of any current source for a similar philatelic product. Very gently used, but in like-new condition, with original instructions and original package.

SOLD

733949
Morley-Bright Roll-A-Tector Watermark Detector: This type of watermark detector makes use of a sealed plastic sachet containing a thin layer of viscous material. This is placed on top of the stamp (it includes a holder for loose stamps). When the roller part of the device is rolled over the stamp, the viscous material instantly shows the watermark design because it collects (in the sachet, of course) where the stamp paper is thinner. A main advantage is that this is one of the few detectors that is easy to use for stamps on cover or post card. Everybody has their own opinion about watermark detectors, etc. I have used this type in the past and have found it useful for British Commonwealth stamps when the watermark is otherwise hard to see in fluid, such as a faint watermark or a stamp printed in a color such as orange (or if the stamp is on a cover). This is a nearly-new, in box with instructions, example, HOWEVER THE MATERIAL IN THE PLASTIC SACHET HAS DRIED OUT. I have been unable to find a source for replacement sachets and the Morley-Bright website seems to be defunct. By searching the internet I have found discussions on making your own sachet (at your own risk!). If you can make a sachet (should be easy with a little experimentation), this can be very handy. Seldom offered.

SOLD

733449
Plate Block / Souvenir Sheet / Block Mini Albums (Files): Group of two types of mini albums to hold or organize items such as plate blocks, other types of blocks, small souvenir sheets, etc. 1) "White Ace mint stamp files": 8 "files" with light-blue cover and glassine "pages"; each holds 20 items, or 40 if back to back, up to size of 95 x 160 mm. There is a label affixed to the front of each, but otherwise fresh. 2) Unbranded "Mint Block Files": Total of 7 "files" with three different colors of leatherette covers; each holds 16 items back to back -- there is a built-in glassine safety divider -- up to size of 90 x 130 mm. Very handy. One of the best uses I have seen for these is for use at stamp club meetings or stamp shows to safely transport mid-size items. All offered as a single lot for only $1.25 each!

18.75

Price is for the LOT of 4+ packs.

733947
DenniSEN Stamp Hinges - Group of 3 sealed packages of 1000 each: LOT OF THREE (3) brand new, sealed packages of 1000 DenniSEN hinges. (I opened one package to make sure that they were in good condition, not curled, and seemed to be "right" -- they are fine.) NOTE: THESE are DenniSEN (with an E); they are NOT DenniSON hinges. These are made by Unitrade in Canada and mostly seem to get 5-star reviews. Everybody has their own opinion about hinges, but given the available choices, I believe that this brand is among the better options if you do not want to pay $25/pack for new-old-stock DenniSON hinges. Normal new retail appears to be about US$25 for 3 packs, plus shipping. If you order this from me at the same time as some other supplies or heavy items, they are not likely to increase the shipping cost of the package.

SOLD

733948
Supersafe Stamp Hinges - Group of 2 sealed packages of 1000 each: LOT OF TWO (2) brand new, sealed packages of 1000 Supersafe hinges. These are made in Germany and are distributed by Vidiforms (the U.S. distributor for Showgard mounts) -- known for high quality products. I did not open a package, but I can tell that they are in good condition, not curled, and seemed to be "right".) Everybody has their own opinion about hinges, but given the available choices, I believe that this brand is among the better options if you do not want to pay $25/pack for new-old-stock Dennison hinges. Normal new retail appears to be about US$8 for 2 packs, plus shipping. If you order this from me at the same time as some other supplies or heavy items, they are not likely to increase the shipping cost of the package.

SOLD

733952
Showgard (Split-Back Style) Stamp Mounts (Black) LARGE Group of Bulk Strips: Black Showgard (split-back style) stamp mounts: This is a very unusual offering -- I have never before had a group of bulk strips like this. These are not retail packages, but are larger bulk packages intended for high-volume users. There were originally 50 strips per package, but most of the packages have some strips missing; in only a few packages are most of the strips consumed. Except for size 40, which are 265 mm long strips, they are all 215 mm strips. There are a lot of them -- it is a stack of strips 3.5 inches high. The sizes are commonly used by many collectors. Included, in varying quantities of full strips, are sizes: 20, 22, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 36, 39, 40, 41, 44, 48, 50, and 57. The size numbers refer to the height, in millimeters, of the stamp that will fit into that size. These are genuine Showgard brand mounts and all appear to be first grade (not seconds). There are so many mount strips in this lot that it is hard to guess what the original retail cost would be if in retail packaging, however, I am going to guess that there are between 500 and 600 strips, which is the approximate equivalent of about 25 retail packages that sell for around $9-10 per package or somewhere around $225 to $290 depending upon exactly how many strips are present. All are brand-new strips and ready for your use. If you use black split-back mounts, this will save you an enormous amount of money!

SOLD

733813
Stamp Storage Boxes: #1 Glassine Size, RED: The so-called "red boxes" that dealers use for stamp display cards or glassine envelopes. This is the smallest size, made for #1 glassines. 3 inches wide, 2 1/16 inches high, 14 inches long/deep (inside measurements). Will hold roughly 1200 display cards and probably even more glassine envelopes per box. They are much, much more sturdy than the boxes that glassines come in. Priced per box; note that shipping may be subject to "dimensional" weight shipping cost due to very light weight for the volume. This size now seems to be very unusual -- I could not find any source for new supply. CORRECTION: Has label and/or removed label and/or scuffs on the exterior. Price reduced from $3.95 to $2.45 -- this is still a scarce item.

2.45

3 AVAILABLE.

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733815
Stamp Storage Boxes: #2 Glassine Size, BLACK: Just like the so-called "red boxes" -- but this is BLACK -- that dealers use for stamp display cards or glassine envelopes. This is the 2nd size, made for #2 glassines. 3-11/16 inches wide, 2-3/8 inches high, 14 inches long/deep (inside measurements). Will hold roughly 1200 display cards and probably even more glassine envelopes per box. They are much, much more sturdy than the boxes that glassines come in. This is very gently used; may show slight signs of use, but not more than you will likely inflict upon it in a couple of months of use. Priced per box; note that shipping may be subject to "dimensional" weight shipping cost due to very light weight for the volume. This size now seems to be very unusual -- I could not find any source for new supply.

4.60

27 AVAILABLE.

733950
Nordest Long-Wave Portable UV Light: This is a portable, battery operated LONG-WAVE UV light, but it is much more substantial and weighty than the cheap pocket UV lights that can be found for $20 or less. Unlike the cheap ones that use 2 or 3 AA batteries, this uses 5 C batteries, which can better power the 5-inch bulb and put out a much stronger light. While this may be too heavy to have in your pants pocket all day, this light is bright enough to be reliably and regularly used in a fully-light room -- I cannot say that about any other portable that I can recall using. This is great for checking fluorescent stamps at stamp shows, club meetings, or in your stamp room. Due to the shape, you could easily use a few pieces of cardboard to set up a holder / platform so that you can just turn it on and stick stamps underneath it. Because the viewing port cover can be easily slipped off, this light could also be mounted to make a "UV light box" -- great for stamps, mineral specimens, etc. Works on Scandinavia and many European stamps, but... IMPORTANT: LONG-WAVE UV LIGHT DOES *NOT* WORK ON U.S. STAMPS (which require short-wave UV light). While the company is no longer in business, the light bulb (which should last a very, very long time) appears to be completely standard and should be available from a variety of sources if you ever need to replace it. This is a "RARE" model of UV light -- I have only seen one other! This example is pre-owned, but appears brand new. It has 5 (working at this time, but not new) batteries in it. This example works as it is, but you should plan on getting 5 C batteries for future replacement. Being such a "RARE" item I suppose it is a bit of an oddball, but it is a valuable tool. I do not know the original selling price, but I would not be surprised if it were as much as $100 -- this is a very solid device and I do not know of anything currently available that is this good anywhere near this price level. [STANDARD WARNING: NEVER LOOK INTO ANY UV LIGHT and turn it off when not in immediate use (to also avoid reflected UV light from reaching you). AVOID prolonged exposure to any body part.]

SOLD

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