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Welcome to the 421st Public Auction

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With the summer starting to wind down we can start thinking about stamps again. The August auction is a great presentation of 683 United States and Worldwide singles and sets with better areas like Australia, Canada, France and Colonies, Germany and Areas, Greece, Italy and Areas, New Zealand, and Switzerland. The collection section includes over 700 lots with nice sections of United States, Topicals, Canada, China, France and Areas, Germany and Areas, British Colonies, and a large section of Worldwide. We have been exploring the possibility of expanding our market reach to include other types of collectibles while concentrating on stamps and related areas. We started with coins a number of years ago. In the this auction you will find over 125 lots of model railroad trains and related areas, a collection of over 1,100 arrowheads and other worked stone points, autographs, engraved prints, an antique weapon, and a beautiful Zeppelin pocket watch.

Bidding: Bids will be accepted by mail, fax, e-mail, phone, or from our website until 6:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday, August 23rd. Bidding then will 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.

Starting Bids: Starting bids will be posted on our website and updated through Thursday, August 22nd. 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, August 16th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday, August 18th-20th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, August 21st-22nd, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, August 23rd (the day of the auction), 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Note that only second session lots (684-1,398) 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 August 13th but no later than August 20th 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.

Shipping: It is our policy to ship out winning bidders known to us within five business days. However, due to the holiday shortened week following the auction there might be delays to some customers.

FIRST SESSION
Saturday, August 23, 2014 — 9:00 a.m.
U.S. General Issues — Lot 1-43
U.S. Airmail & B.O.B Issues — Lot 44-66
U.S. Possessions — Lot 67-70
General Foreign A-B — Lot 71-175
General Foreign C-F — Lot 176-276
General Foreign G — Lot 277-374
General Foreign H-I — Lot 375-482
General Foreign J-N — Lot 483-587
General Foreign P-Y — Lot 588-683

SECOND SESSION
Saturday, August 23, 2014 — 1:00 p.m.
Supplies & Literature — Lot 684-693
Coins & Currency — Lot 694-696
Postcards — Lot 697-705
Model Railroad Trains & Accessories — Lot 706-834
Miscellaneous Collectibles — Lot 835-845
Covers — Lot 846-896
U.S. Face — Lot 897-904
U.S. & Areas Collections — Lot 905-965
U.S. & General Foreign Accumulations — Lot 966-998
Topical Collections — Lot 999-1006
General Foreign By Country Collections — Lot 1007-1230
General Foreign Collections by Area — Lot 1231-1290
General Foreign Collections — Lot 1291-1398

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 to $30,000.00 — $1000.00
$30,000.00 and above — 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

2014 Auction Schedule
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2015 Auction Schedule
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