Kenneth Wills

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 keep.

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.


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