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Mail Bid Sales

Welcome to the ISWSC Mail Bid Sales section. It is here that you can view current auctions and get all all the forms required to bid and submit items for auction. The mail bid sale is for ISWSC members only and is managed by Smokey Stover.

If you would like to submit a lot please complete the following form and send it to Smokey at the address listed on the form.

Sale 86

Sale no. 86 ends on February 15, 2019 and can be viewed as a PDF by clicking here.

Sale 86 is another enormous one. Take particular note of the extensive France - both in the regular auction and in the Bargain Bin. There is also a lot of New Zealand in both, and Iraq in the regular auction. A number of older classics are scattered throughout, including the United States, Cape triangle, Natal, Crete, German States, Marienwerder, and early Great Britain. There are also many club lots in this auction, giving you an opportunity to obtain material at good prices and help the club at the same time!

Sale 87

Sale no. 87 ends on April 15, 2019 and can be viewed as a PDF by clicking here.

Sale 87 is another large sale with a lot of great opportunities. Make note of all the Canada material – fill in some spaces in your collection! There is also quite a variety of US covers, including a few unique ones. Take a look at the new France lots. Denmark, Netherlands and Switzerland are also well represented. There are quite a few real bargains to be had in the Bargain Bin as well. Check them out!

Past Sales and Results

As a service here you will find links to the past mail bid sales and their results where available.

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Mail Bid Sale Basics

Bid Increments
$1 to $9.99 bid increments of 50 ¢
$10 to $29.99 bid increments of $1
$30 to $99.99 bid increments of $2
$100 or more bid increments of $5

Abbreviations Used in the Sales

& = And
+ = Plus
// = Incomplete
ADDR = Address(ed)
ANN = Anniversary
APPROX = Approximate(ly)
APS = American Philatelic Society
BKLT = Booklet
BLK = Block
BOB = Back of Book
CAT = Catalogued
COMMEM = Commemorative(s)
CTO = Cancelled to Order
CV = Catalog Value (Latest Scott or year listed)
DEFIN = Definitive(s)
DIFF = Different
DUP = Duplicate(s)
EST = Estimate(d)
F = Fine (off center, but perfs don't touch design)
FD(C) = First Day (Cover)
G = Good (perfs cut into design)
HBO = Held By Owner
HC = Heavy Cancel
HH = Heavy Hinge
HR = Hinge Remnant
ID'd = Identified
(IN)CPL = (IN)Complete
INCL = Include (s) (ed)
LC = Light Cancel
LH = Light Hinge
M or * = Mint
MC = Moderate Cancel
MH = Mint Hinged
MLH = Mint Lightly Hinged
MNH or ** = Mint Never Hinged
NG = No Gum
NMB = No Minimum Bid
OG = Original Gum
PNB = Plate Number Block
RET = Retired, Returned
S/S = Souvenir Sheet(s)
SE = Straight Edge
SON = Socked on the Nose
TH = Thin
U = Used
UNADDR = Unaddressed
VF = Very Fine (wide margins)
VG = Very Good (perfs touch Design)
W/(O) = With(out)
WMK = Watermark
XF = Extra Fine