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Welcome to the 420th Public Auction

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The 420th auction contains over 1,400 lots from 104 owners representing 14 states ranging in size from a small box to multiple cartons. Highlights are a fine selection of singles and sets from Bosnia and Herzegovina (multiply perf varieties), France (including imperfs), Germany, Italy and Area, and Liechtenstein. Being offered this sale is a phenomenal and impressive Papua New Guinea collection starting with the first Lakatoi issues. Other country collections of note include Bosnia and Herzegovina, China from Imperial to ROC, France and areas, Germany and areas, and Russia. Our area collections and accumulations contain a large selection of British. A wide variety of other country, area, and topical collections are present as well as many general box lots. The sale also is balanced with over 700 singles and sets from the United States, Canada, British Commonwealth, Europe, and Asia. Rounding out the auction is a plentiful selection of cover lots for both dealer and collector alike.

Bidding: Bids will be accepted by mail, fax, e-mail, phone, or from our website until 6:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday, May 16th. Bidding then will be closed to mail, fax, e-mail, phone, or 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 Friday, May 16th. 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 10th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday, May 12th-14th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, May 15th-16th, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 17th (the day of the auction), 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Note that only second session lots (708-1,410) 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 May 7th but no later than May 14th 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, May 17, 2014 — 9:00 a.m.
U.S. General Issues — Lot 1-34
U.S. Airmail & B.O.B Issues — Lot 35-46
Confederate States. & U.S. Poss. — Lot 47-50
General Foreign A-E — Lot 51-232
General Foreign F-J — Lot 233-505
General Foreign K-R — Lot 506-614
General Foreign S-Z — Lot 614-707

SECOND SESSION
Saturday, May 17, 2014 — 1:00 p.m.
Supplies & Literature — Lot 708-711
Coins & Currency — Lot 712-720
Postcards — Lot 721-723
Miscellaneous Collectibles — Lot 724-730
Covers — Lot 731-779
U.S. Face — Lot 780-787
U.S. Collections & Accumulations — Lot 788-834
U.S. Possessions & U.N. Colls. — Lot 835-843
U.S. & General Foreign Accums. — Lot 844-872
Topical Collections — Lot 873-888
Foreign Countries Collections — Lot 889-1162
British — Lot 1163-1212
General Foreign Collections by Area — Lot 1213-1281
General Collections — Lot 1282-1410

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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