RASDALE STAMP COMPANY Family Owned & Operated Since 1932

Current Auction

Public Auction #437

Please Note: Pre-Auction Bidding has been changed to 5:00 from 6:00 (CDT). As always we encourage you to use our digital platform using the “Rasdale Live Auction” feature. For more information and a ten-minute tutorial on how to use this feature, please contact Kim at 630-794-9900. These two sentences were the last two from the 436th Public Auction catalog. I place them at the beginning of this catalog because Rasdale Stamp Company, founded in 1932, the oldest family operated stamp auction house in the United States, will now become the youngest using an all-digital platform. In other words, starting with the February 2019 auction, we will no longer be printing a catalog. 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. Finally, we recommend that you send us your email address to receive all the information you will need to participate in Public Auctions starting in 2019.

Pre-Auction Bidding: Bids will be accepted by mail, fax, email and phone until 5:00pm (CDT) on Friday, August 17th.

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

Opening Bids: Opening bids will be posted on our website and updated until Friday, August 17th.

Viewing of Lots: Lots will be available for viewing in our auction gallery at 35 Chestnut Ave. as follows: Saturday, August 11th from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.; Monday-Friday, August 13th-17th 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 August 6th but no later than August 15th 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

2018 Auction Schedule

Unused w/o Gum or Regum
Coins or Currency