RASDALE STAMP COMPANY Family Owned & Operated Since 1932

Current Auction

Public Auction #430

We have changed the order of the auction lot order format. Cover accumulations are in session one, single cover lots are in session two.

Our offices will be closed Monday-Tuesday, November 28-29, and again for the Thanksgiving holiday, Thursday-Friday, November 31-December 1.

Unsold lots will be available for purchase only through the website starting Friday, December 1 at 9:00am (CST) on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The first session contains 626 lots of Supplies and Literature, Coins and Currency, United States Postage, Miscellaneous Collectibles, Picture Postcards, Unites States and Worldwide Cover Accumulations, Unites States and Worldwide Collections, Accumulations and Stocks. Highlighting the session is the Donald A. Kuske estate (see last paragraph below) of Canal Zone, Great Britain and areas, and Framas.

The second session offers over 875 lots from 98 different owners and is well balanced in singles and sets from the United States, Canada, British Commonwealth, Europe and Asia. We have changed the format of this session to incorporate single cover lots at the end of the sale that will offer the third installment of the China cover “Penninsular” estate and another strong assembly of German and related areas.

If you would like to receive advance notice of the posting of the public auction send your request to Darlene@RasdaleStamps.com. We now offer Rasdale Live Auctions to provide you with the ability to view and bid in our Public Auction in real time. You, along with other Rasdale Live customers from around the world and those present on our gallery floor, will compete at the same time to buy the items you are looking for. Register on our website today. Once your registration is complete, feel free to contact Kim at (630) 794-9900 so he can walk you through the bidding process. In addition to the upgrades of our website, we will communicate to our customers via Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Google+. So if you would like to keep up with Rasdale Stamp Company updates, news, and sales promotions be sure to connect with us using the social media companies we subscribe to. We welcome all inquiries and comments.

In early September, Kim and Kevin traveled to Kansas City to assist the Kuske family in securing and shipping the stamp collection of Donald Kuske. Six hours of packing resulted in 90 cartons that were placed on three pallets and then shipped to our galleries. Don’s collection is so large that it will be sold in this auction and the February 2017 sale. Donald “Don” Arthur Kuske was born on October 5, 1934 in Jamestown, North Dakota. He attended North Dakota State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1956. He enlisted in the Navy and attended Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He served as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in San Diego from 1958 to 1962. Following his service he moved to Kansas City, Missouri and worked as a chemist. Don started collecting stamps around age ten and, as he grew, so did his interest and collecting, specializing in Canal Zone, Great Britain, Channel Islands, Framas and Worldwide Aerogrammes. After taking early retirement in 1980, Don turned his hobby into a business. He started B&D Stamps with fellow philatelist Bob Norman. After Bob passed away, Don worked for Americana Collectors in Independence, Missouri until 1991. He then started E&D Stamp Auctions with fellow collector Ed Myers. They sold the business in 2011, but Don continued to work with stamps until he passed away on August 7, 2016.

Lot Descriptions

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

Auction Agent

Charles Cwiakala
1527 S. Fairview Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Phone/Fax: 847-823-8747
Email CECwiakala@aol.com

2017 Auction Schedule

Unused w/o Gum or Regum
Coins or Currency