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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 74

Sale no. 74, ends on February 15, 2017 can be viewed as a PDF by clicking here.

This sale is quite large and heavily focused on Europe, especially Germany and Great Britain. There are a couple of large Ireland collections priced very attractively. The Bargain Bin also includes the four French albums produced by La Poste. These albums are of coffee-table quality and the stamps themselves are at about a third of CV. There are also quite a few revenues, both Canadian and worldwide. Keep in mind that specialty items that are not listed in Scott – like non-U.S. revenues, Canadian precancels, errors, European local stamps, etc. – are often priced by alternative catalogs when available. When we can, we give the Scott catalog numbers for identification, but the values for the variants – errors, precancels, unissued stamps – are best identified by the values listed in the alternative catalogs. If we are using an alternative catalog for pricing, we identify that catalog in the listing. If the value is listed in an alternative currency, the estimated dollar equivalent will also be provided.

Good luck bidding

Sale 75

Sale no. 75, ends on April 15, 2015 can be viewed as a PDF by clicking here.

This is a huge sale - the largest one to date. Pay particular attention to the extensive U.S., including early FDC booklets and a lot of revenues! There is much early Australia, including states. There are also scattered German Colonies throughout. Don't miss some of the higher value Monaco, the solid Britain inventory and several large lots, including a North Africa selection, mint Egypt and Manchukuo.

Good luck bidding

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