Public Auction #451

Click here for pre-auction bidding, ended May 20, 2022 at 6:00PM (New York time)
Click here for live auction, takes place May 21-22, 2022 at 10:00 AM (New York time)
Click here for unsold lots, available May 26,2022 at 2:00 PM (New York time)
Bids updated May 21, 2022 at 10:04am (New York time)

Welcome to our 451st Public Auction. By all indications from our last auction, the “Pandemic surge” in demand for stamp collecting remains strong. The market continues to evolve towards internet sales as collector and dealer participation continues to grow. This sale features properties from over a hundred consignors from a number of places around the country. The United States material has many desirable lots in both collections and singles. Notable foreign collections are British, Portuguese and Colonies, Russia and modern Topicals scattered throughout. Lastly, not to be missed, is the nice selection of various Covers, Picture Postcards and Coins and Currency. If you haven’t tried our online bidding, give it a go. It’s easy, fun and the best way to secure the lots you really want. Good luck!

Should you like to participate in the live auction, please register on our website. Kindly register at least 72 hours prior to the sale.

Pre-Auction Bidding: Bids will be accepted by mail, fax, email and phone until 5:00pm (CST) on Friday, May 20, 2022. Bidding will then be closed to mail, fax, email and phone.

Rasdale Live Auction Bidding: Live bidding takes place at 9:00am (CST) on Saturday, May 21, 2022, for Session One and Sunday, May 22, 2022, for Session Two. Phone bidding is not available.

Opening Bids: Opening bids will be posted on our website and updated until Friday, May 20, 2022. There will be no updates the morning of Saturday, May 21, 2022.

Viewing of Lots: Lots will be available for viewing in our auction gallery at 35 Chestnut Ave.


Viewing schedule:

The office will close from 12:00pm to 12:45pm (CST) every day for lunch. There will be no lot viewing during this time.

Please call our office at 630-794-9900 to make your reservations or email Kristin at

Questions Concerning Lots: If you have any questions regarding further information on any lot, please contact our office no sooner than May 9, 2022, and no later than May 18, 2022, and we will be pleased to assist you. Requests for additional scans of any lots are respectfully declined.

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

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

Auction Agent

Charles Cwiakala
1527 S. Fairview Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Phone/Fax: 847-823-8747

2022 Auction Dates