World Mixtures

Your 1st Trial World MixBag is supplied FREE, simply Select the Best - up to 500 stamp FREE - Return the Rest

Contrary to what you might think, or have been told... You really don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy collecting stamps; read on to discover the reasons  why...

You go to a stamp fair. You order on line. You bid in an auction – almost always, if you’re buying ‘identified’ stamps, even cheap stamps, they’re priced against catalogue value aren’t they? Why do ‘stampy’ things have to be done this way?

One of the biggest problems when I collected stamps all those 47 years ago, (before girls came along), was that the stamps I wanted always seemed to cost more than I could afford!

Q: What made me collect stamps this way? – A: Catalogue Values !

Yes, catalogue values… That’s not to say that there’s anything wrong with catalogue values per se. But, there’s a simple answer, true even decades later, and even today. It was/is the philatelic industry norm. This is how ‘philatelic’ things are done.

BUT, I set out to break industry norms, creating my enormously popular off-paper world mixtures club more than 30 years ago. Some who were collectors then, have returned and are still ‘Avon/Omniphil’ Collectors today. Some of those collectors have ‘progressed’ their collections, so that they now bid in my ‘No Hidden Extras’ Universal Philatelic Auctions – also known as ‘The Collector’s Secret Weapon’

Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn’t it ?, but…

With the benefit of hindsight I suppose the problem was that I hadn’t set my collecting boundaries to my budget, but it’s so easy to say that now. But why does everything you collect have to be related to catalogue value ?

The simple answer is… it doesn’t !

Wouldn’t You enjoy picking stamps at low unit prices regardless of catalogue value? Wouldn’t You enjoy forgetting the prices? Wouldn’t You enjoy the thrill of making a ‘find’ and paying pence to do so…? Well, Now You Can. If you’re a real collector, not an investor, I’m putting the fun back into philately so you can enjoy collecting how it used to be…

It’s NOT a club, but it feeels like one…

It’s NOT a club where you, like me, may remember ‘swapping stamps’ but it feeels like one, and in order for You to Test my Avon World/Country Mixtures I’m offering you the opportunity to select up to your 1st 500 stamps free, so You can see for Yourself how much fun there is to be had from the trial mixture bag we’ll send you…

Send NO money Now: So where’s the catch ?

Simply, if You don’t like the idea of picking up to your 1st 500 stamps FREE and returning the rest, then that’s the catch. If You don’t like the idea of forgetting catalogue prices and paying ‘pence’ each per stamp you select – then this offer is not for you. If You collect ‘high-end’ stamps costing £100’s each then probably this is not for you too…

…BUT, if you, like I used to, enjoy sorting through stamps, seeing what you may find, enjoying the simple pleasure of adding inexpensive stamps to your collection, regardless of catalogue value, then this is for You... and I’m making it easy to get you started… All you need to do is complete the Request Form NOW. If you’re a stamp collector aged 18+ and NEW to my Avon World Mixtures, you’ll pick up to the 1st 500 stamps FREE from my off-paper world mixtures plus the chance to select other country stamps at low unit prices regardless of catalogue value. Just give us your address and contact details and let Pat and Martin do the rest… so you can pick the best – Please do it NOW whilst you’re thinking about it… Thank You

Andrew McGavin, Philatelic Expert & Author, Managing Director: UPA, Omniphil Approvals & Avon Mixtures.



  • Start/Stop service anytime.
  • Offer applicable to Stamp Collectors resident in the UK and West Europe, aged 18+, wanting to put the fun back into collecting, are pre-qualified, send NO money Now.
  • Overseas clients may be required to provide a deposit.
  • Collectors in some Countries cannot be serviced, please enquire to approvals@upastampauctions.co.uk 
  • One offer per philatelic household.
  • References may be requested.