Public Auction #458

Click here for pre-auction bidding, ended February 16, 2024 at 6:00PM (New York time)
Click here for live auction, takes place February 17-18, 2024 at 10:00 AM(New York Time)
Click here for unsold lots, available February 22, 2024 at 2:00 PM(New York Time)
Bids updated February 16, 2024 at 6:19pm (New York time)

Here we are with our first sale of 2024. You’ll find throughout the sale among the many U.S. and worldwide country collections, several nice solid bread and butter lots along with small to medium value specialized types. There is a very outstanding picture postcard section which includes a lifetime collection of vintage Detroit Publishing postcards. The singles also contain a wide variety with notable PRC. We would like to finish by drawing attention to the shipping of the material. We pride ourselves on the speed and accuracy of this process. However, we have noticed, as we are sure you have, the increased cost. This has prompted us to investigate cheaper alternatives, without compromising safety. As such, we will be shipping more through FedEx freight. We are going to work with, on some orders, a different logistics company as well as a different method of FedEx. Through trials over the last couple of months the savings can be up to 50%. Smaller packages will be sent via USPS, especially international. With every shipment we will explore the different alternatives to best suit the customer. This may slow the process, but we are sure you will appreciate the savings. We welcome your input. When bidding, should you have a preference, let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate you. As a reminder, a 2% surcharge will be charged to all credit card payments. Good luck and happy philateling.

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, website and phone until 5:00pm (CDT) on Friday, February 16, 2023. Bidding will then be closed to mail, fax, website and phone.

Rasdale Live Auction Bidding: Live bidding takes place at 9:00am (CDT) on Saturday, February 17, 2023, for Session One and Sunday, February 18, 2023, for Session Two. Phone bidding is not available.

Opening Bids: Opening bids will be posted on our website and updated until Friday, February 16, 2023. There will be no updates the morning of Saturday, February 17, 2023.

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

Please note that we do not show lots on Monday and Tuesday.


Viewing schedule:

The office will close from 12:00pm to 12:45pm (CDT) 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 Pam at

Questions Concerning Lots: If you have any questions regarding further information on any lot, please contact our office no sooner than February 5, 2023, and no later than February 14, 2023, 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

2024 Auction Dates