Bundleware is a mass of used postage stamps still stuck on paper and sold to stamp collectors by weight. Some older collectors reading this page may remember a BBC Blue Peter Appeal for used stamps which fueled the kiloware industry for a long time!
On a Monday in July there are few things better for a philatelist than sorting through a pile of old used postage stamps. The bundleware you buy should appear to be a completely unsorted mixture of postally used stamps which are still stuck to clipped envelope paper. Sometimes mixtures of stamps off paper are offered for sale as bundleware but, most collectors would probably agree, this is not the correct use of the term as off paper stamps are more often sold by the number of stamps rather than in kilos!.
Advice on Soaking Stamps Off Bundleware
The philatelic press often contains advertising for so called mission mixtures. In reality, these mission mixes are usually just another name for kiloware accumulated and sold to raise funds by charities, churches, scouts or similar voluntary bodies. Mission kiloware will often contain heavy duplication of recent, common, standard letter rate stamps but, if it is genuinely unpicked, some better and more valuable stamps might well be there to discover by a patient and lucky sorter.
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