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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 81

Sale no. 81 ends on April 15, 2018 and can be viewed as a PDF by clicking here.

U.S., France, Great Britain, Greece & Switzerland Highlight the sale

Sale 81 is another large and varied buying opportunity. There are quite a few early classics &endash; from U.S., France, Great Britain, Greece and Switzerland. There are also a number of large lots, many of which have minimum bids around 10 percent of CV. Be sure to check them out. There is a lot of U.S. BOB material to review as well. The market for people's Republic of China stamps continues to be strong, and there are several lots from there. As always, there are significant opportunities in the Bargain Bin. Check them out!

As a reminder, a lot of auctions end in a tie, so the first bid received wins the lot. Don't miss out! Bid early! And often!

Sale 82

Sale no. 82 ends on June 15, 2018 and can be viewed as a PDF by clicking here.

Sale 82 is a little smaller than usual but is filled with great lots! There is a significant number of worldwide lots offered at low minimum bids compared to the catalog value. Check out the extensive Italy. There are also nice selections of Mexico, Norway and San Marino in addition to the usual offerings of the rest of Europe and the U.S. And as always, there are great deals hidden in the Bargain Bin!

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