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35 Chestnut Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
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Welcome to the 423rd Public Auction

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The first auction of the 2015 season starts off with a bang. 1,480 lots from over 90 owners are being sold, anchored by several hundred lots from the stock of a recently retired major Internet retail dealer. With the collector in mind, we selected hundreds of United States, British Commonwealth, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, Scandinavia and Latin America singles and sets to be run on their own. So many that we will be offering the remainder of the group over the next few auctions. In addition to the numerous groupings of retail stock, we are proud to offer a well balanced assembly of unpicked country collections highlighted by United States, British Commonwealth, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, Scandinavia and Latin America. If you are a Chicago sports fan, you are in luck. We are offering 19 lots of Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls and Cubs items, highlighted by an autographed Walter Payton jersey.

Finally, starting in 2015 we will be bringing an array of exciting and new products and services to our customers via digital technology. Send us your email address today as we will be making announcements via email blasts as these new products and services come online.

Bidding: Bids will be accepted by mail, fax, e-mail, phone, or from our website until 6:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday, February 27th. Bidding will then be closed to mail, fax, e-mail, phone, and our website. Bidding will resume as per the schedule below at the auction location. There is no live internet or phone bidding the day of the auction.

Opening Bids: Opening bids will be posted on our website and updated through Friday, February 27th. There will be no updates the day of the auction.

Viewing of Lots: Lots will be available for viewing in our auction gallery at 35 Chestnut Ave. as follows: Saturday, February 21st, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday, February 23rd-25th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, February 26th-27th, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 28th (the day of the auction), 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Note that only second session lots (736-1,482) can be viewed the day of the auction. The office will close from 12:00-12:45p.m. every day for lunch. There will be no lot viewing during this time.

Questions Concerning Lots: If you have any questions regarding further information about any lot, please contact our office no earlier than February 18th but no later than February 25th exclusively. Requests for additional scans of lots are respectfully declined.

Auction Location: The Rasdale Stamp Company Auction Gallery, 35 Chestnut Ave., Westmont, IL 60559-1127.

FIRST SESSION
Saturday, February 28, 2015 — 9:00 a.m.
U.S. General Issues — Lot 1-137
U.S. Airmail & B.O.B Issues — Lot 138-191
U.S. Possessions — Lot 192-195
General Foreign A-C — Lot 196-316
General Foreign D-F — Lot 317-386
General Foreign G-H — Lot 387-514
General Foreign I-M — Lot 515-603
General Foreign N-V — Lot 604-735

SECOND SESSION
Saturday, February 28, 2015 — 1:00 p.m.
Supplies & Literature — Lot 736-743
Coins — Lot 744-751
Miscellaneous Collectibles — Lot 752-764
Sports Memorabilia — Lot 765-788
Covers — Lot 789-822
U.S. Face — Lot 823-836
U.S. Collections & Accumulations — Lot 837-894
U.S. & General Foreign Accumulations — Lot 895-923
U.N. Collections & Accumulations — Lot 924-926
Topical Collections — Lot 927-932
Foreign Collections By Country — Lot 933-1337
Foreign Collections By Area — Lot 1338-1412
General Foreign Collections — Lot 1413-1482

DESCRIPTIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS
Extremely Fine: highest quality in all respects. Very Fine: significantly better than normal. Fine: Perforations clear of design on 20th Century issues but may cut slightly on 19th Century issues. Fair: off centered or lacking freshness. All defects specifically mentioned. Except where noted otherwise, the values listed are the most recent Scott Catalog values. The "nh" premiums have been used, also the values listed for stamps without gum. Note that accumulations of mixed condition can be expected to contain some items without gum and or faults.

BIDDING INTERVALS
Bids/Increase
up to $50.00 — $2.00
$50.00 to $100.00 — $5.00
$100.00 to $300.00 — $10.00
$300.00 to $500.00 — $25.00
$500.00 to $1500.00 — $50.00
$1500.00 to $3000.00 — $100.00
$3000.00 to $5000.00 — $250.00
$5000.00 to $10,000.00 — $500.00
$10,000.00+ — Auctioneer's Discretion

AUCTION AGENT
Charles Cwiakala
1527 S. Fairview Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone/Fax: 847-823-8747
E-Mail CECwiakala@aol.com

2015 Auction Schedule
February 28
May 16
August 15
November 21

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