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As I buy collections, I sometimes end up with unused supplies in good condition. Here are a few samples of items currently available. I guarantee your satisfaction.

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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

734524
NEW
USPS Stamp Decoder - NEW: Official USPS product dating from the 1997, 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 $10 to $14. It is really fun to look for these hidden images in your collection! This example has a brand new looking decoder with the original instruction card upon which the previous owner wrote some notes. [Website image is of a generic new example.]

SOLD

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

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.

734529
NEW
Dennison Stamp Hinges NEW OLD STOCK: Pack of 1000 New Old Stock: Original stock never used, from an estate, apparently ranging from the early 1960s to the 1970s (these are from the era of 29 cent price). The red and blue sealed package may be a little discolored or such, but the hinges are obviously like-new (they individually move around freely inside the package and are not curled). These are in constant demand by people who appreciate good hinges that are peelable. One can still find them offered in online auctions, fetching very high prices, but the supplies seem to be getting slimmer and slimmer. Every time I have offered these, they sell very quickly. My price is equal to or less than the online auction prices I have seen, but without all the messing around for either of us.

25.00

Price is per pack. Up to 24 packs available.

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734135
Cover and Card Holders / Protectors: Group of Gently Used Holders.: Gently used group of TWO TYPES. GROUP #1: About 100 (?) gently used post card sized holders / protectors. Appears to be the usual excellent archival quality "Mylar" type. Side opening. These are light to medium weight. Exterior size: 6 x 3 1/8 inches. Interior size (will fit items up to): 5 3/4 x 3 5/16 inches. This is a excellent quality cover holder / protector for cards, small postal stationery, very small covers, and other items including booklets, Scout patches, etc. (If you are going to use a side-opening holder for thinner things like souvenir sheets, then I recommend trimming off the top edge for easier in-and-out access; that is what I do.) Gently used. I did not count, but I estimate 100. New retail for this size ranges from $18-24/100 for this level of quality. If you collect post cards you will like these. Once you put something in one you will not notice that it was previously used. GROUP #2: Gently used group of about 40 (?) wrap-around style crystal-clear holders for long covers, measuring 9 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches -- and holds items up to about 1/8 inch smaller dimensions. Lightweight. The wrap-around style can be easier than trying to slide a long cover into a holder. I do not have current price information, but these are very useful. THE PRICE IS FOR THE LOT OF TWO TYPES/SIZES.

12.00

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

12 AVAILABLE.

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