In spring 2012 I closed my Delcampe sales because I was just too frustrated with the slowness of the site. 2012 has been a challenging year for Delcampe and apparently they decided it was time to do something.
They are currently working on infrastructure to ensure speed and stability. This is indeed an important improvement.
The log in problem seems to be gone. There was a time I was unable to even log into my account.
So I went back and restart all my sales on my seller’s account. I dropped moneybookers (now Skrill) as a form of payment because it is just too much hassle.
I have always been fond of Delcampe, especially as a buyer because this is seriously the best place to find those low value stamps and collectibles. Patience is needed because there is quite a lot of crap (I mean how many pages of used 1p Machin head does a seller need to list….) but overall navigation is now easier than it was. You can now cut at the source all those annoying “European checks only” sellers and show Paypal sellers only. Saves a lot of time.
Have you been using Delcampe yourself? As a buyer, seller or both?
My Delcampe Listings
Sometimes we get unusual stuff in a kiloware lot. I am always thrilled when I find stamps or paper ephemera I don’t expect and the last lot I picked had a selection of those gold and silver foil stamps, off paper, mint. Not something I collect, but it was fun to find something interesting and unexpected.. I prefer these to those ugly meters and automated labels that seems to find their way in mixtures more and more often.
The Round Burundi stamps are not in a complete set, the Fujeira and Sharjah ones can be paired (gold + silver foil stamps).
I will put these stamps on auction later this week.
I added quite a few $0.99 lots on auction, mainly small worldwide selection and well as Africa stamps mix. Good decent stamps lots for the wordlwide collectors who are looking to add the less common stamps to their collection.
Stamps and kiloware
Abba_teemu is a stamps seller from Finland. At the time of writing this post he had some nice looking kiloware lots as well as a selection worldwide covers (mainly modern/recent). I spotted some interesting looking Kenya, Mauritius and Tunisia kiloware among other. Lots of nice registered covers as well from smaller countries.
He ships worldwide from Finland. See all his latest auctions here: Abba_teemu
Disclaimer: when I do a seller spotlight, I do it because I feel the seller may have lots of interest for my readers. I don’t do “paid for” spotlight and will never do it.