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Welcome to the 424th Public Auction

Starting with the 424th Public Auction, you will start to see changes in format, content and presentation in our auction. The first is that the auction will be held over two days: Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th. Second, the order of the content will change. The collections, accumulations and stocks will be sold on Saturday while the singles, sets and single covers will be sold on Sunday, May 17th. Please review the index for the times and dates. Lastly, and the most dramatic, is that the Sunday, May 17th auction will be introducing live internet bidding. Rasdale Live Auctions allow you to view and bid in our Public Auction in real-time as the auction is taking place in our gallery. You, other Rasdale Live Auction customers from around the world, and those present on our gallery floor will compete at the same time to buy the items you have been looking for. Go to https://www.rasdalestamps.com/live-auction.asp to register today. You must be registered before Thursday, May 14th. In addition, there will be instant messaging between you and the auction administrator who is running the auction. Other features will be announced as they are developed. All Rasdale Live Auction and Rasdale Stamp Company news will be announced via email through Constant Contact. If you have not already, send your email address to darlene@rasdalestamps.com to get all the Rasdale news. Our Facebook page contains up-to-the-minute happenings such as consignment acquisitions and Public Auction postings. So "like" us today. Coming soon will be YouTube and Skype. The goal of these new changes is to get you — the customer — more engaged with Rasdale Stamp Company. We look forward hearing from you.

Bidding: Bids will be accepted prior to the auction by mail, fax, e-mail, phone, or from our website until 6:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday, May 15th. 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 for the first session.

Opening Bids: Opening bids will be posted on our website and updated through Friday, May 15th. 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, May 9th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday, May 11th-13th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, May 14th-15th, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 16th (the day of the auction), 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. 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 May 6th but no later than May 13th 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, May 16, 2015 — 1:00 p.m.
Supplies & Literature — Lot 1-4
Coins & Currency — Lot 5-7
Postcards — Lot 8-11
Miscellaneous Collectibles — Lot 12-29
Czeslaw Slania — Lot 30-52
Covers — Lot 53-97
Postage — Lot 98-104
US Collections & Accumulations — Lot 105-143
Possessions Collection — Lot 144
US & Canada Collections — Lot 145-164
United Nations Collections — Lot 165-170
Topical Collections — Lot 171-176
Foreign Collections By Country — Lot 177-425
Foreign Collections By Area — Lot 426-459
General Foreign By Area — Lot 460-499
General Foreign — Lot 500-592

To register for Rasdale Live Auction bidding go to https://www.rasdalestamps.com/live-auction.asp. You must be registered before Thursday May 14th.

SECOND SESSION
Sunday, May 17, 2015 — 9:00 a.m.
U.S. General Issues — Lot 1000-1111
U.S. Airmail Issues — Lot 1112-1127
U.S. Back of the Book Issues — Lot 1128-1147
U.S. Duck Stamps — Lot 1148-1156
U.S. Possessions — Lot 1157-1160
General Foreign A-C — Lot 1161-1295
General Foreign D-G — Lot 1295-1441
General Foreign H-M — Lot 1442-1556
General Foreign N-Z — Lot 1557-1680
Single Covers — Lot 1681-1688
Czeslaw Slania Art — Lot 1689-1712

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+ — $1000.00

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
May 16 and 17
August 15 and 16
November 21 and 22

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