Public Auction #427
- Pre-auction bidding ends February 19, 2016 at 7:00pm (New York time)
- Live auction takes place February 20-21, 2016 at 10:00am (New York time)
It is the week between Christmas and New Year's that this column is being written. All of us at Rasdale Stamp Company would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers, associates, friends and family for making 2015 a successful year and wish a prosperous 2016 to all. Since acquiring Rasdale Stamp Company at the end of 2002, we have remained vigilant and responsible, maintaining the costs we incur and the fees we charge without sacrificing the level of efficiency and quality of service. For 13 years we have held the line on our fees. However, the costs of running a small business has risen to the point that we find it necessary to raise our buyer's premium to 16% from 15% to continue providing the quality of service you have come to expect from us.
In 2015, Rasdale Live Auctions was added to our website. Rasdale Live Auctions provides you with the ability to view and bid in our Public Auction in real-time as the auction is taking place in our gallery. You, along with 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 are looking for. In addition, there is instant messaging between you and the auction administrator who is running the auction. Register on our website today. In addition to the upgrades of our website, we will communicate to our customers in real-time through 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.
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.
- Up to $50.00 — $2.00 increase
- $50.00 to $100.00 — $5.00 increase
- $300.00 to $500.00 — $25.00 increase
- $500.00 to $1500.00 — $50.00 increase
- $1500.00 to $3000.00 — $100.00 increase
- $3000.00 to $5000.00 — $250.00 increase
- $5000.00 to $10,000.00 — $500.00 increase
1527 S. Fairview Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
2016 Auction Schedule
- May 21-22, 2016
- August 20-21, 2016
- November 19-20, 2016