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Check Out Our New eBay Shipping Policies

Posted by Anna-Vija McClain on

As OquistStamps continues to grow, we like to reach out to our customers to gain their input. Recently, we set up a survey asking customers how they felt about tracking labels vs stamps for their shipments. As a result of this survey we have made some changes to our shipping policies effective October 2015. Below are the new shipping options that will be displayed at checkout.   US shipments: USPS 1st Class PKG using label – WITH TRACKING - $3.00 US shipments: USPS 1st Class letter using stamps -NO TRACKING - $2.00   Orders over $50 will receive free shipping with tracking....

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Theft Alert! Items stolen at Kalamazoo Stamp Show on Saturday October 3, 2015

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Theft Alert! Items stolen at Kalamazoo Stamp Show on Saturday October 3, 2015

We wanted to pass along this theft alert, issued by Stamps Tech Plus. Their alert is as follows: Attention APS Dealer Members: The following covers were taken from a dealer display at the Kalamazoo Stamp Show on Saturday October 3, 2015 between Noon and 1 p.m. • Cover with used US Scott 112 tied with Nov 2 Sparta WI Bullseye fancy cancel. This cover is missing the back flap and has some glassine reinforcing from the back. The cover is addressed in blue ink to W.H.Blytyn Esq. Sparta Wis. Back in pencil "No WPHS#."• Cover with used Scott 23 with...

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Technology is Great!

Posted by Anna-Vija McClain on

Technology is Great!

  How far can you travel on $14.80? Recently we sold an item on eBay to one of our longtime customers in Peru. Because of the cost of the item we sent it by registered mail. Typically international registered mail takes anywhere between 10 days to 2 months to arrive depending on the destination. This cover took a bit longer… and a bit of a detour. Thanks to electronic tracking implemented in many countries that are part of the Universal Postal Union, we can quickly locate letters and packages with a few keystrokes. Given the nature of our mailings, we...

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5 Steps to Start Selling Online

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5 Steps to Start Selling Online

Currently, you can find millions of things to buy on eBay. From clothing to cologne, it seems anyone can sell almost anything. But listing an item for sale is just the first step in starting a successful business as a seller.  Recently, one of our buyers asked for some tips on how he could start his own store, and we thought the information might be interesting to others: Nik and I started selling stamps about 12+ years ago as a hobby.  Nik had collected since he was a kid.  We started out selling some of his duplicates to pay for...

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Theft Alert

Posted by Anna-Vija McClain on

We wanted to pass along a THEFT ALERT from the American Philatelic Society.  They sent out an email alert to dealer members and we wanted to post it so that others could see it. The text of the email from the APS is as follows:   Stamp Theft alert shared for Lawrence Clement:  Stolen collection of World War ll German occupation  stamps, p to z countries and  Japan/Japanese occupation stamps.  There are many Burma occupation stamps with the peacock overprint including 1N1-3, 1N29 (2 copies), 1N45-6, 1NO1, etc.   The stamps are on hanger pages with 3/4 inch white tape with...

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