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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

734549
Wonder Color (140) Gauge, With Index: A classic printed gauge / guide originally distributed by the Meghrig company back in the 1940-1960s; this is from post-1963 (it has a zip code and an orange front slip with a $1.50 original price). It has 140 colors which are usually seen a bit later. Complete set of five cards, plus an index card, intended to represent the range of 140 (in this version) typical stamp colors (i.e. it includes colors like "lake"). Is contained in a very old glassine; I am not sure if that was the original package for this version ($1.50 with orange front slip). Appears to be brand new, HOWEVER, there are foxing spots on the backs of the cards. (The package is worn, but the contents are fresh.) 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 the only the fourth example of this version of the cards that I have had, but may be the first example of the orange front slip that I have had. Very low price due to the foxing spots on the backs of the cards (otherwise would be $12).

5.00

734454
Precision U.S. Specialty Multi-Gauge (revision 5.11, November 2007: Sonic Imagery Labs): A must-have tool for the U.S. specialist. In addition to a perforation gauge (gauge 8.0 to 16.0) and a 240 mm ruler (by .25 mm), there is a diameter gauge out to 50 mm (great for circular cancellation measurements) and a frame size measurement gauge. There is also a flat plate / rotary plage gauge, private perforation (such as Shermack) identifier, Liberty series small vs large perf hole gauge, guide dot [or any variety feature] locator, grills pattern size gauge, frame size gauge, and a "specialty perforation gauge for Bureau issues" (based on the Kiusalas gauge) which is an absolute must for detecting fake perforations, etc. Since size changes of the plastic substrate would throw off all measurements, the maker says "Cross grain triple hydraulic lamination prevents shrinkage due to aging and temperature" and "Lamination prevents printed image from scratching off." This is revision 5.1.1 (November 2007) -- a 5.2 exists, but I do not know the difference. This is supported by a website (address on the sleeve) with further information on how to use this great gauge. This is a truly professional tool that most U.S. collectors have never seen. Though from an estate, appears to be brand new in the original sleeve. New price from the maker appears to be about $15 plus shipping.

12.00

734458
Morley-Bright Inst-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 held tightly on the stamp, the viscous material instantly shows (through a "window") the watermark design because it collects (in the sachet, of course) where the stamp paper is thinner. 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 appears to be 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.

6.00

734729
NEW
SAFE Signoscope Watermark Detector: One of the best-known and often-recommended watermark detectors on the market! The Signoscope from the SAFE album company (SAFE brand product number 9886), is a German-made electric device. I believe that it was introduced in the 1980s -- this example seems to be from the mid- to late-1980s. From new sales information: "Safe electronic watermark detectors use light and pressure to detect watermarks. The stamp needs to be clean and free of stamp hinge remains, place stamp into the holder insert into the device apply pressure and switch on the light to reveal the watermark. The light source can be dimmed or brightened by use of the dimmer switch on the device." This appears to be the "professional" model with the dimmer switch on the light source. The new list-retail price is about $550, however one can find them offered (new) in the $250-350 range (but some of the lower prices may require shipping from Europe, consuming much of the savings; also be sure that you are getting the professional model). This example is in USED condition AND NEEDS SOME CLEAN-UP -- SOME SORT OF STICKY SUBSTANCE IS UNDER THE METAL "GLASS BLOCK CARRIER" AND NEEDS TO BE CLEANED UP (probably with careful, well-ventilated -- no smoking or open flame! -- use of alcohol or acetone (nail polish remover). It has the dust cover, but it does *NOT* include the original instructions (you can surely find that information on the web) and does *NOT* include the plug-in power supply (you can probably obtain that from www.safepub.com). It is PORTABLE and, when not plugged in, operates on 5 (five) 1.5 volt AA batteries, NOT INCLUDED. I HAVE POWERED UP THE UNIT (with batteries) AND IT DOES LIGHT UP, ETC. If the light source ever burns out, replacement appears to be generic, but can also still be ordered from www.safepub.com -- they also have a couple other commonly replaced parts for sale; I would suggest getting those, especially the "vinyl spacers", at the same time to bring it up to date. The light looks slightly dim to me, so I would go ahead and replace the bulb if fresh batteries do not brighten the light. Detecting watermarks on the stamps of different countries often requires different techniques. I have heard it said that the Signoscope is especially useful on surface-printed stamps, Great Britain and British Colony stamps, German stamps, etc., and is sometimes the last resort for stamps with very hard-to-see watermarks. This type of pressure and oblique lighting device can also sometimes point out certain types of stamp repairs. Any watermark detection method is an art and takes some time and patience to learn. This is an extremely valuable tool for those times when other methods are not working for you. [Battery installation instructions: Remove spring-loaded plate on underside. The battery holder easily tips out. Three batteries go on one side, two on the other side. Do not try to put a battery in the sixth slot that is filled with a brass plate. Load the outboard (toward the edges) batteries first and then the center batteries. To remove batteries a BLUNT kitchen knife can help to pry from the NON-spring end; remove center batteries first.] Batteries are NOT included. The last example that I had of this vintage quickly sold five years ago for $135. Because this unit is not as fresh and needs some clean-up and does not include the plug-in power supply, it has been PRICED VERY LOW.

SOLD

734061
G and K Quadrilled 2-Round-Hole Pages -- Lot of 39: G and K style GK-SCPR02 quadrilled (greenish print) pages with black border, cream-colored paper. Printed both sides. 2-round-hole punched (181 mm on center). Page size 235 mm wide x 285 mm high (9-3/16 x 11-3/16 inches). Brand new condition.

5.00

734329
"TEMPO 76" 2-Hole Blank Album Pages with Quadrille: Group of 38 unused blank ivory-colored album pages, with light gray quadrille, branded "TEMPO 76". Measures 10 wide x 11.75 high inches, with two round holes (195 mm apart, center hole to center hole), with three scored bending lines to facilitate lay-flat(er) page turning. I am not familiar with this brand, but if somebody has one or more of this brand of albums/binders, I am sure they will value having these pages.

7.50

734384
Philatelic Flip-File Cover Album. Model "FDH-50". Dark Red.: "VPD" (Joshua Meier Corp) "Philatelic Flip-File First Day Cover Album". Model "FDH-50". Hard cover, 8 x 11 inches, 2.5-inch wide binder, with "racks" of crystal-clear cover holders on right and left. 50 holder will either 50 with both sides visible, or 100 covers back to back. The holders "flip" so you can easily see the other side or other item. The holders are sized for U.S. standard 6-3/4 envelopes, but is perfect any type of covers or cards (or anything else) up to that size. Though this was probably made in the 1970s (?), this appears to be "new old stock"; everything about it looks brand new except that the gold "First Day Covers" stamping on the spine and front has faded with time. If you already have some of these you will probably be delighted to get more. Includes matching dark red slip case. DARK RED.

12.00

2 Available.

734385
Philatelic Flip-File Cover Album. Model "FDH-50". Blue: "VPD" (Joshua Meier Corp) "Philatelic Flip-File First Day Cover Album". Model "FDH-50". Hard cover, 8 x 11 inches, 2.5-inch wide binder, with "racks" of crystal-clear cover holders on right and left. 50 holder will either 50 with both sides visible, or 100 covers back to back. The holders "flip" so you can easily see the other side or other item. The holders are sized for U.S. standard 6-3/4 envelopes, but is perfect any type of covers or cards (or anything else) up to that size. Though this was probably made in the 1970s (?), this appears to be "new old stock"; everything about the binder looks brand new except that the gold "First Day Covers" stamping on the spine and front has faded with time; the slip case has sun-fading in some areas (thus part bluish-gray and part gray). If you already have some of these you will probably be delighted to get more. Includes bluish-gray slip case. BLUE.

12.00

4 Available.

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.

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734451
G and K #GK-CP34 "Euro Cover Protectors 8 x 5-1/4 Ultralight Holders" Top-Opening. Pack/100. NEW.: These are high quality G and K brand #GK-CP34 "Euro Cover Protectors 8 x 5-1/4 Ultralight Holders" Top-Opening. In NEW packages of 100. While these are called "ultralight", they are still substantial, but they were designed for dealers who travel by air and for collectors who want crystal-clear holders but do not want the extra bulk of some types of holders. THESE APPEAR TO NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE from G and K / Subway (they seem to be cutting back on their own-manufactured products). They appear to be a "Mylar" type which are considered to be archival quality, free of plasticizers, etc (but I am no longer able to find details on this particular product. These have been used in enormous quantities by dealers for many years, with good results. They have a crisp bottom fold and very narrow side-seams. Open at the top with a 1/8th inch lip to aid in insertion. For covers of normal thickness deduct about 1/4 inch from the overall dimensions to determine maximum size of cover that will fit (for thinner items like souvenir sheets, best to not exceed 7.5 inches in width. These are also useful for large post cards, souvenir sheets, large booklets, small stamp sheets, and other paper collectibles. I bought these from a retiring dealer; I do not use this style of holder myself, otherwise I would absolutely keep them. New prices for similar products run in the range of $32-40 per 100. These are packaged per 100 (these packages may have been opened, but they are new and count has been verified). BRAND NEW, PERFECT CONDITION. As far as I know, these are no longer available from any regular sources.

24.00

8 packages of 100 are available. If all 8 are ordered, will get another partial package free.

734127
Supersafe Mint Sheet Album: Supersafe is a good brand (sold by Vidiforms which is the U.S. supplier of Showgard stamp mounts). This is a large album that holds 100 sheets (or documents, or anything else up to about 9.5 x 11 inches). The pages are black, double sided, with crystal-clear fronts. The binder is grayish-black, 12 inches deep and 12.25 inches high, with gold decoration. This appears to be absolutely brand new (it is from a recent estate that had a lot of recently purchased unused supplies). Normal new price is $67.95. Great for sheets, but also for any other large items.

32.00

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

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