Hello, thank you for dropping by. My name is Jude Koch, the proprietor of Blue Owl Stamps Pty Ltd. I like to know who I am dealing with, as I'm sure you do too, so before telling you about the services and ways I can assist you with your collecting, here is a bit about me...
Background: My interest in stamps and postal history was aroused in the mid 1980's when a box of Covers was passed onto me. Within a short time I was seeking out and sifting through everything and anything I could get my hands on... I made quite a spectacular "find" early on, an unrecoverable philatelic bug bite you might say, everyday since has been a treasure hunt for me! I became a part time dealer in Adelaide, South Australia in the late 1980's, but ended up in a marketing career working mostly in the Information Technology industry but returned to my philatelic passion in 2001 and plan to stay in the industry now till the end!
Personal Philatelic Interests: My main areas of interest lay in Australian Issues, especially the Kangaroo & Map Series along with the Specialty Pieces & Varieties from all of the Pre-Decimal period. I am also a keen student of Papua, New Guinea and German Pacific Colonies in both stamps and postal history.
Business Operation: Blue Owl Stamps is a full time ever expanding business operated by myself and my wife Bridget. Our office is located in South Yarra, Melbourne Victoria, Australia. Blue Owl Stamps Pty Ltd is an Australian registered business ABN 78158415493
After operating on eBay, and supplying material to our private clients for a number of years, we decided in 2006 to offer our material to a wider range of collectors. This website is part of that overall plan. Listed on the website you will find an extensive range of material priced from as little as a few dollars to many $10,000's. There is something for everyone and with new material being added daily, it's well worth putting us on your Favourites List.
Free Consultancy ServiceI invite you to sign up within the site to receive the latest information from your areas of philatelic interest. It's a simple process and by doing so you can also avail yourself to my obligation free consultancy/information service regarding your collection or any other philatelic assistance I maybe able to offer you. It pays to consult before starting any new areas of collecting. I have had exposure to most and can most likely save you some time, frustration and money!
My contact information is shown when you click Contacting Us under the Customer Service heading. I consult personally too, just contact me to make an appointment.
Want List ServiceBlue Owl Stamps also provides a Want List Service. Contact me to discuss your requirements or just send through your list. I am pleased to assist where possible.
Thinking of Upgrading, Part trading or Selling your Collection? We are always seeking out suitable material for our business. Should you be looking to sell or trade, please contact me for an obligation free valuation. For example, say you wish to take a new direction with your collecting, contact me for assistance. I can trade your old material and assist you in getting started with the new. No collection is too large.
Website stock is constantly being turned over with many new items being added each month. Be sure to bookmark the site and check back regularly on us. Better still send me your Want List, I'll be happy to quote or advise. We have much stock that is not listed on the site with much of that placed with collectors who have provided us with their 'Wants'.
Lay-buys we are happy to put items aside on a 20% deposit with monthly payments to clear the balance. Please contact me personally to discuss.
Operating PhilosophyI believe in building long term relationships with my clients and strive to assist them in reaching their collecting goals. I invite you to avail yourself to any or all of my services.
All the best with your collecting.Jude Koch
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