RASDALE STAMP COMPANY Family Owned & Operated Since 1932

Current Auction

Public Auction #438

Please Note: Pre-Auction Bidding closes at 5:00 (CST). In our 437th catalog we announced, starting with our February 2019 auction, we would no longer be printing a catalog. Due to numerous reasons we will not bore you with, we pushed the change up to this auction. Rasdale Stamp Company, founded in 1932, the oldest family operated stamp auction house in the United States, will be the first to use an all digital platform. We encourage you to use our website to bid by using the pre-auction bidding process. This feature will close on November 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm (CST). Then on Saturday, November 17th, and Sunday November 18th you are welcome to participate in the “Rasdale Live Auction” feature. Rasdale Live Auction is a dynamic element in which you will be able to bid while the auction is taking place. You, other Internet bidders, and floor bidders will be able to compete on a single platform to buy lots we are offering. PLEASE NOTE: you can bid in either or both aspects of the auction. All you need to do is register to bid prior to the auction. It is strongly recommended you register as early as possible as last minute registration cannot be guaranteed. For more information and a 10 minute tutorial on how to use these features, please contact Kim at 630.794.9900. We freely admit this change will have an immediate impact on a segment of our customers. To those customers we offer two ideas. First, contact a family member, friend, anybody you know with access to a computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone. Second, go to your local library and use the computer lab there. Most libraries today offer a myriad of services and most are free. The time needed to search, copy and print both the lot description and bid sheet takes just a few minutes. You can then send a copy of your bid sheet by mail.

Pre-Auction Bidding: Bids will be accepted by mail, fax, email and phone until 5:00pm (CDT) on Friday, November 16th.

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

Opening Bids: Opening bids will be posted on our website and updated until Friday, November 16th.

Viewing of Lots: Lots will be available for viewing in our auction gallery at 35 Chestnut Ave. as follows: Saturday, November 10th from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.; Monday-Friday, November 12th-16th from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

The office will close from 12:00pm to 12:45pm (CDT) every day for lunch.

Questions Concerning Lots: If you have any questions regarding further information on any lot, please contact our office no sooner than November 5th but no later than November 14th and we will be pleased to assist you. Requests for additional scans on 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
Email: CECwiakala@aol.com

2019 Auction Schedule

Unused w/o Gum or Regum
Coins or Currency