Public Auction #454

Public Auction #454 will be held February 18-19, 2023. The auction will be posted on our website approximately 30 days prior to the sale. Should you like to participate in the live auction, please register on our website. Kindly register at least 72 hours prior to the sale.

Click here for pre-auction bidding, ended February 17, 2023 at 6:00PM (New York time)
Click here for live auction, takes place February 18-19, 2023 at 10:00 AM (New York time)
Click here for unsold lots, available February 23 2023 at 2:00 PM (New York time)
Bids updated February 17, 2023 at 6:20pm (New York time)

Welcome to the first of four public auctions scheduled for 2023. Again, we are offering properties from over 100 consignors. The auction should have something for everyone. There are over 80 U.S. collections and accumulations with suggested bids ranging from $60.00 to $3,500.00. Additionally, there are over 60 cover and picture postcard lots along with more than 20 postage lots, several with a probable value of over $1,000.00. Lastly, there are over 100 sets and singles, many with certificates. The worldwide has many of the ever-popular multiple box lots that contain various contents and/or country groupings. The country collections are notable for the Asia and British spread through the section. The sets and singles are strong in British with many Stanley Gibbons listed varieties. The coin section is the best offering in some time. Not to be overlooked is the U.S. Grant autograph in our usual varied “other collectable” section. This section features a massive model train collection from rural central Michigan assembled over many decades. We look forward to hearing from all our customer friends because “there is something for everyone”.

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 (CST) on Friday, February 17, 2023. Bidding will then be closed to mail, fax, website and phone.

Rasdale Live Auction Bidding: Live bidding takes place at 9:00am (CST) on Saturday, February 18, 2023, for Session One and Sunday, February 19, 2023, for Session Two. Phone bidding is not available.

Opening Bids: Opening bids will be posted on our website and updated until Friday, February 17, 2023. There will be no updates the morning of Saturday, February 18, 2023.

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

Starting with our February 2023 auction, we will not be showing lots on Monday.


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 Pam at

Questions Concerning Lots: If you have any questions regarding further information on any lot, please contact our office no sooner than February 6, 2023, and no later than February 15, 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

2023 Auction Dates