Public Auction #456

Click here for pre-auction bidding, ended August 18, 2023 at 6pm (New York time)
Click here for live auction, takes place August 19-20, 2023 at 10:00am (New York Time)
Click here for unsold lots, available August 24, 2023 at 2:00pm (New York Time)
Bids updated August 18, 2023 at 6:18pm (New York time)

Here we find ourselves in the Dog Days of Summer with our third auction of the year which includes material from over 120 consignors. It has been hot and so has the stamp market. We travelled to northwest Wisconsin to pick up a valuable consignment for the second time this year. This holding accounts for much of the United States single section along with the first U.S. collection offered plus intact Newspaper stamps and Revenues collections. It is also the anchor for a great run of country collections. The strong selection of Asian countries from various sources will be of particular interest. One of the highlights is the Indian States collection, probably the best we have ever offered. Please take time to view as there are over 10,000 images to help determine the best bid possible. Don’t forget that if you have any further questions on a lot feel free to call our offices from August 7-16 and someone from our staff will be more than happy to help. Good luck and stay cool. On an accounting issue, please note that starting November 1, 2023, we will be adding a 2% surcharge to all credit card payments. We have been putting this off as long as possible but finally have succumbed to reality and joined the rest of the industry with this policy.

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, August 18, 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, August 19, 2023, for Session One and Sunday, August 20, 2023, for Session Two. Phone bidding is not available.

Opening Bids: Opening bids will be posted on our website and updated until Friday, August 18, 2023. There will be no updates the morning of Saturday, August 19, 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 (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 August 7, 2023, and no later than August 16, 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