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* * *  I bought Pallet loads from Germany!  * * *











Red Sea Terrorist - EXCHANGE RATE ADJUSTMENT on imported products below:  The current Yemeni ongoing Red Sea Terrorist attacks, and currency market uncertainty, due to the ugly Ukraine and the ever increasing Middle East Wars and tensions, has seen the Australian Dollar soften and fluctuate.  Far worse, as we know, due to the terrorist Yemen rebels Red Sea attacks on commercial shipping, cargo boats are now needing to route via the Cape Of Good Hope, and freight rates to here have hence soared 20%. The kilo cost of air shipping has also rocketed up, aviation fuel has increased a lot, and DHL/Fedex are now often needed, at Ransom Rates.  My landed cost of anything imported has also SOARED since, of course. 
All lots on this page, being fully imported from Europe,
will thus be invoiced at 10% higher than the older AUD prices shown here, until some normality returns.  With supplier base price hikes as well, I still am making WAY less than I was, even at that level.  Cost of a shipping container from Europe-Aust has skyrocketed in recent months etc.  Shipping from Europe to here is also taking 16-20 weeks by sea, not the usual 7 days airpost, unless you pay an absolute fortune for DHL/Fedex Express Courier etc.  But I *DO* have stocks of these items - so secure them NOW!   Glen


 Buy in bulk and pay near 40% UNDER RETAIL!



In 45 years of stamp dealing I have learnt one truism.
No collector can EVER have too many empty stockbooks!
Just because you "think" you will not use 10 or 20 (or 30 or 40 or 50) -  you are WRONG!



This is a wonderful lot.  My BEST selling line all year.  Another few pallets of stock just arrived from Germany.  Your choice of Black or White pages - each collector has their own strong preference here.  The universal best-seller 32 page size.  And remember these are all the LARGE standard "A4" (Quarto) page size.  One dealer was offering a "special" to clients at a cheaper price per stockbook, but they were the teeny little half  "A5" sized pages!  And beware, many sellers offer skinny SIXTEEN page A4 size Lighthouse on "Special" - literally HALF the capacity of these, hence no bargain at all.

Each factory box has 10 x 32 page stockbooks with a combo of covers of Red, Blue, Green and Black.  There are 2 each of 3 colours, and 3 of the other colour to make up the 10.  EACH book is factory cello shrink-wrapped.  This ensures no dust or moisture gets into them before use, (store them until time to use) and also is perfect for gift giving of course.  Lots of stamp clubs buy these for monthly Best Exhibit/Guest speaker type gifts etc.  Retail here is $A55 each as you can see - - you truly save HEAPS at my price!

These are top quality, and famous for many decades, German made "Lighthouse" or "Leuchtturm" brand books.  The BEST!  Surely your stamps DESERVE the best .... and at near HALF the usual storage Hagner Sheet costs - why ever not?!  The photos above were taken by me, and are of the exact books and colours you actually receive.  Attractive grained leather look covers and spine as you can see, with the classy Gold Lighthouse logo and Gold spine banding.

Do NOT even think about buying Asian made and/or "No Name" stockbooks.  They all look cheap and nasty right from day #1, the pages and covers are often highly acidic, mostly are non-linen hinged, and the pages readily warp.  They can RUIN your stamps, as the highly acidic board and glassine content, combined with our humidity, bathes your stamps in literally a weak acid bath - all year long.  Decade after decade.  This accelerates toning/foxing, which RUINS your stamps.  "Saving" a few dollars a book, could ruin your stamps worth many $1,000s.  Just totally dumb.

Lighthouse uses neutral bleached board for pages and covers to alleviate this problem.  German top quality.  For many decades the brand "Lighthouse - Leuchtturm" in stockbooks and stamp accessories has been synonymous WORLDWIDE with meaning "top quality".  The BMW, or Mercedes Benz, of the stamp storage industry.  All with the famous 5 Gold embossed bands on the spines, and the famous "Lighthouse" logo in Gold on spine and front cover.

The black page books have CRYSTAL CLEAR strips - 9 strips per page.  This is much more expensive than the glassine used on white page books to manufacture of course, but with waxed paper glassine strips, your stamps are always half hidden behind murky/cloudy type glassine when you look at them.  Look at the photos nearby - can you even see where the strips ARE??  You see 100% of the stamps.  LOTS of pricey stockbooks sold in the past 25 years have CLEAR strips, as the cost to make them is high.

Strong LINEN HINGED pages on both sides for very long wear, and DOUBLE glassine interleaving to protect all your stamps - and stopping the cheaper single interleaved pages from tangling and crumpling up - which they ALWAYS do!  For a while Lighthouse experimented with clear plastic interleaving pages.  These were a disaster, as static electricity charges build up from synthetic carpets and clothing in our humidity here, and the 2 interleave pages "stick" to each other, and crease easily, and stay creased, and look terrible. 

HINT FOR A BOX AS A GIFT!!  Tired of Gifts that you do not really want - well hint to the Spouse or kids, that a box of LIGHTHOUSE STOCKBOOKS is the smartest thing they can buy you.  Print out this page, and leave around the kitchen a week before Birthdays, Christmas or Father's Day or Mother's Day etc! 

Postage and insurance is of course extra on all orders, but as always, I use carefully selected, light cancelled, philatelically VERY valuable stamps and se-tenant strips, small run modern mini sheets of 10 etc, on every carton mailed.  So the "real" shipping cost is often basically zero to you.  POSTAGE ON TWO BOXES is near exactly the SAME as ONE box within Sydney region area!  (+$5 for Registered on all Australia orders.)  Shipping interstate or overseas is much higher of course, but superb CTO franking under protective plastic is used - often worth more used than you pay for shipping - see here for endless proof -   So you save a LOT on shipping if buying your stockbooks in one order.  Band together with a few folks at the local stamp club - SMART.  Many do.

At under $A1 a page, getting 2 cartons is a deal you cannot NOT seriously consider.  Near HALF the page price of a Hagner sheet!  In all of Australia, heavy parcels are delivered to your door by an Australia Post Parcels Contractor - i.e. no lifting for you!  All boxes are sent Registered Post (+$5) for signed-for security in Australia.  Full "all risk" Marine Transit Insurance is wise, due to wet weather or theft or damage issues - cost is only $2 per $100 covered, or just $8 extra per box 10, and is added to invoice unless you decline it in writing on order form, in which case you assume total risk.

Boxes of these at times have arrived damp at base, due to encountering wet weather somewhere on route, or in wet floor mail vans etc, with all books
damp and with pages buckling. Just $8 extra a box of 10 covers full replacement cost insurance, if your PO records such damage on arrival.  Insured mail for anything worth above $100 is getting to be ESSENTIAL these days sadly - as I outlined here recently -

And remember if you buy the box of 20, your books are wonderfully extra protected from transit corner damage, being DOUBLE boxed. Each box of 10 is in a separate Factory Carton.  Then both those cartons are in a REALLY thick purpose made outer carton - as they were shipped from Germany in, on pallets.  Even if dropped from a metre up, a box of 20 will survive!

That is 320 pages of top quality low acid, black page storage for under $A1 a page in bulk buy.  A British made HAGNER sheet is RRP $A1.75 each these days - with no binder of course!  So you are getting classy German made 'Lighthouse' stockbooks for in effect near HALF the price per page of 32 Hagner sheets - which have no binder or cover!  (And which of course are nowhere near as classy or permanent a storage medium, as a Lighthouse Stockbook of course!)

Order fast before these are sold out - the last shipment was gone in WEEKS.  My next shipment will likely cost me FAR more with the strong Euro/weak AUD - sad but true, as wholesale price has also increased - I cut my own margins to keep prices the same on this shipment.  Band together with a friend and share them 5 each, or order a carton or two via your stamp club etc.

One client in Newcastle has ordered FORTY cartons (400!) of these off me since I have ran this special.  He has a bookshelf stacked with them he advises!   As I point out above, the postage cost to him for TWO cartons (20) is near the same in $$s as ONE carton!   A huge carton delivered Registered Post right to your front door locally for $25 seems nuts.  Just ONE stockbook attracts the near identical mailing cost - literally.   A strange Australia Post quirk.

REMEMBER:  It is a great idea to now and again re-house ALL your stamps.  At this price why not do that NOW?  Stockbooks 15-20 years old WILL have mould growing on the pages if stored in Australia.  NO doubt about it.   In any eastern coastal areas it will start in under 10 years.  And on black pages it is VERY hard - indeed almost impossible -  to see with the naked eye.  You WILL see it using a cheap UV lamp - go check your books!   For just over $A35, a new stockbook to put your $1,000s of stamps into makes superb sense.  Foxing/rust on them might lose you $1,000 - or far more of course.

Foxing on the STAMPS will lose you half their value - or indeed, often FAR more.  Once mould starts on the stockbook pages, that toning/foxing/rust spreads like a cancer to the other pages, and to the stamps inside.  Like fruit in your fruit bowl at home .... one piece of fruit gets mould, and the entire bowl has it within 24 hours.  Stamps are no different.  It spreads fast.  AND your old black page stockbooks are bound to have the VERY old fashioned cloudy GLASSINE strips, so you can't see your stamps clearly anyway!  Another good reason to replace them all NOW at this great price!




Local official Retail is now $A55 each for Black pages, in 2023 - - those are my prices for single books etc. Buying a box saves you BIG money.  My 2 carton Bulk Buy deal below is near  40% below retail price!

Factory cartons of TEN for $A350 White Pages (Stock code 592SW)

Factory cartons of TEN for $A350 Black Pages, Ret $550 (Stock code 592SB)

Or save even more when Bulk Buying! -

TWO factory cartons of Ten 20 x 32 WHITE pages for just $A635! (Stock 592TW)

TWO factory cartons of Ten (Ret. $A1,100) 20 x 32 BLACK pages for just $A635! (Stock 592TB)

 (Gets down to just under $A1 a page) - or
40% below retail!!

Some collectors like the super thick 64 page books.  They are a niche seller these days - about 1% of all stockbook sales, and less volume means a price premium, like any product of any category! They are $A435 a factory carton of 5. (Stock 592SA)

Each factory carton of 10 BLACK PAGES comes with a mix of 4 colours - Red, Blue, Green and Black - 2 of each,
 and 3 of the other.  The WHITE paper books generally are in cartons of 10 in GREEN or BLACK outer covers. That is h
ow they are packed.

 All boxes are mailed well packed, and Registered and insured for full protection,
and the applicable cost in each instance, will be added to credit card charge as outlined above.







Every credit card shown is accepted WITHOUT fee. Earn Frequent Flier points
while buying at bargain prices! ALL prices are in weak Ozzie Dollars.
I charge NO nasty, nasty "Buyer's Commission" on stamps
like nearly every "Auction" does.



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