RASDALE STAMP COMPANY Family Owned & Operated Since 1932

Current Auction

Public Auction #432

Our travels for this auction have literally stretched from coast to coast, San Diego to Buffalo, and are anchored by the “Fred” and “Niagara” estates which arrived in 16 cartons via FedEx ground and two pallets via FedEx freight, respectively. A third consigned estate tells an interesting story as it is connected to the circus. The many individual United States singles (session two held on Sunday, May 21st) with 2016-2017 Philatelic Foundation certificates and the power house United States and revenue collections in this catalog come from a holding that has not seen the light of day since 1956, when the collector passed away. The collector was M.T. Barnes, then partnered with an Ed Carruthers of the Fair Booking Association located here in Chicago. Mr. Barnes and his wife would travel all over the country as well as throughout the world looking for unusual talent to book into the circus. The collection section is a little smaller than normal, however it is not quantity that counts, its quality as you will find throughout the catalog. The United States singles section is comprised of two major estates. The first is an impressive Beer stamp grouping of superior quality. The second estate tells an interesting story as it is connected to the circus. The many individual front and back of the book items with 2016-2017 Philatelic Foundation comes from a holding that has not seen the light of day since 1956 when the collector passed away. The Worldwide singles group is well balanced featuring British Commonwealth, Canada, Eastern and Western Europe, Middle and Far East, Scandinavia, and Latin America. Rounding out session two is another fine group of individual covers with another installment of China from the Peninsular estate. As you may or may not know, we are diving deeper in the social media platforms as many of our travels are featured on our Facebook page. We have two videos on YouTube featuring “How to pack, ship, and sell an entire stamp store” and the “Sale of the rare imperf sheet of the Canadian Bluenose” in our last sale that brought over $52,000, a single lot record for our company. So friend us today to keep up with our adventures and company news.

Bidding: Bids will be accepted by mail, fax, email and phone until 6:00p.m. (CST) on Friday, May 19th. Bidding then will be closed to mail, fax, email and phone.

Opening Bids: Opening bids will be posted on our website and updated until Friday, May 19th.

Viewing of Lots: Lots will be available for viewing in our auction gallery at 35 Chestnut Ave. as follows: Saturday, May 13th from 9:00a.m to 4:00p.m.; Monday-Friday, May 15th-17th from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please note that the office is closed from 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm every day for lunch.

Questions Concerning Lots: If you have any questions regarding further information on any lot, please contact our office no sooner than May 8th but no later than May 17th and we will be pleased to assist you. Requests for additional scans on any lots are respectfully declined.

Auction Location: Rasdale Auction Gallery 37 Chestnut Ave. Westmont, IL 60559

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

2017 Auction Schedule

Unused w/o Gum or Regum
Coins or Currency