Germany & Colonies Philatelic Society
The year 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the first year of operation of the Germany & Colonies Philatelic Society following the amalgamation of the Germany & Colonies Stamp Club (established 1947) and the Stockton German Study Group (1960).

The G&CPS celebrated its inaugural year in 1964 with the first Germania Posta philatelic exhibition held in Stockton.

Title: Pre 1940s and WW2 occupation - huge collection
Posted By: Giles du Boulay (
Posted On: 14/09/2019 at 06:37:23
Message: It is usually the case that dealers will simply not have the time to appraise a collection in detail but will take a fairly quick look through and make an offer based on their experience and knowledge. That offer may only represent a very small percentage of the eventual market value of the stamps. It is not that they are deliberately undervaluing the collection, but dealers will have to put in many hours of work to check and prepare stamps for sale, hundreds of which may duplicate others already in their stock, they will have expenses of their own in connection with selling the material and it could take years for them to make a return on the money paid out. It is better therefore first to try and make some sort of estimate of one's own then perhaps take the stamps to an auctioneer for it to be sold on one's behalf. Even better is to use some of it as a basis for starting collecting oneself ! Some more detail on the stamps would be helpful for me to advise you further. For example which country (countries) are they from ? How many approximately ? Are they used, unused ot both ? How are they mounted ? What is the general condition ? Are there any rarities described ? In inheriting the collection was any value given or was there any collateral paperwork ? Regards Giles du Boulay Chairman Germany & Colonies Philatelic Society
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Pre 1940s and WW2 occupation - huge collection Sian Coughlin 13/09/2019 06:03:54
    Pre 1940s and WW2 occupation - huge collection Giles du Boulay 14/09/2019 06:37:23
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