Early Australian stamps have been modestly but steadily rising in value for the past 10 years or more. ‘Modest’ and ‘steady’ are key terms when applied to sure investments. When you see rapid increase over an historically short time-frame, then invariably there will be a correction, often severe and protracted.
Since the advent of the global financial crisis, momentum in the philatelic market has increased, experienced collectors having recognised that such items are still relatively under-valued. So, if there are gaps in your collection that you’d like to fill, it’s worthwhile consulting Mickel. He can also help with issues from more recent years; these are proving difficult to find, since many stamp dealers could not afford to buy them for posterity.
Aside from Australian stamps, Smits stocks first-day covers, stamp packs, booklets, annual albums and PNCs, while specialist collectors will delight in the postal history, flight and commemorative covers, postcards, varieties and West Australian postmarks.
Smits also carries Australian Antarctic Territory, Cocos, Christmas and
Beginners and general collectors can choose from a selection of basic collections sold album by album, as is, from $10, along with a range of packets and cheap sets.