About Krone Stamps
Most long-time collectors have accumulated material that no longer easily fits into current collecting and exhibiting interests. Interests have also changed, perhaps too frequently, with the result that past material, from not so long ago, now have lost their strong appeal.
This web site was born out of the realization that some of this surplus may be the treasure of another collector and may help build another collection. Naturally, one collector's surplus material reflects his or her current or past interests and may thus be geographic or thematic very limited. On this site, postal stationery from some restricted geographic areas will be strongly represented (Southern Africa, Bechuanalands, Botswana, Madagascar). This does not exclude that other areas and subjects will appear in the listing as diggings into the surpluses deepens.
Why do I not use the traditional and current available venues for disposing of surplus material, such as commercial auctions, current internet sites, or club auctions? The answer is simple. Most of the material will not easily fit into high priced commercial auctions unless offered as collections or accumulations. This type of 'blind' collection lots are the source of many of the items that will be found on our site. Further, club auctions are unfortunately dying venues. Many specialized societies have discontinued their club auctions, apparently due to competition from internet auctions. Finally, the existing auction internet sites offer fast turn-around with little quality control. However, the real reason may simply be the excitement of trying something new.
Krone Stamps promises to offer quality material at a fair price. We also promise that any items can be returned for a full refund if for any reason you are not satisfied. Do not hesitate to let us know about your satisfaction or dissatisfaction. We listen and will try hard to improve.