Public Auction #452

Click here for pre-auction bidding, ended August 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm (New York time)
Click here for live auction, takes place August 20-21, 2022 at 10:00 AM (New York Time)
Click here for unsold lots, available August 25, 2022 at 2:00 PM (New York Time)
Bids updated August 19, 2022 at 6:28pm (New York time)

Here we are in the midst of the most normal summer since 2019, offering our 452nd public auction. The principal consignment originated out of Northern Indiana, formed by the owner of a fourth-generation family business, given to us by the fifth generation. This man’s United States holding held a highly valuable and desirable collection along with many seldom seen 19th century issues with certificates. Another notable consignment was acquired from an old friend out of Lansing, Michigan which encompasses the most extensive Latin America group we have handled in many years. Of no less importance are the other hundred plus consignments which round out the best sale of the year to date. This sale is sure to have material for every collector, so peruse through the over 1,200 lots to find what you are looking for. We, at Rasdale’s, are always looking to put together the best auctions possible and could never do it without you, our dedicated customers and consignors. So, thank you for your continued support.

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, August 19, 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, August 20, 2022, for Session One and Sunday, August 21, 2022, for Session Two. Phone bidding is not available.

Opening Bids: Opening bids will be posted on our website and updated until Friday, August 19, 2022. There will be no updates the morning of Saturday, August 20, 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 Pam at

Questions Concerning Lots: If you have any questions regarding further information on any lot, please contact our office no sooner than August 8, 2022, and no later than August 17, 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