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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 84

Sale no. 84 ends on October 15, 2018 and can be viewed as a PDF by clicking here.

This sale is the largest we've had with almost 600 lots! There is a vast selection of France, including many mint semi-postals. Other countries well represented include Australia (with strong states), Belgium (especially semi-postals), Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mongolia, and New Zealand. Don't miss the extensive German states lot, the penny black and the Canal Zone lot.

There are also several box lots in this sale.

Sale 85

Sale no. 85 ends on December 15, 2018 and can be viewed as a PDF by clicking here.

Neglected Countries! This sale is again quite large. Pay particular attention to the countries that aren't usually so well represented: Egypt, Singapore, Syria and Thailand. We also have a nice selection of German States to check out. For Great Britain enthusiasts, there are quite a few Machin head lots at very good prices. This sale also features a number of Aegean Islands and Trieste stamps. The worldwide section is also much larger than usual. Don’t overlook the Bargain Bin &endash; there are several very large lots at a fraction of CV, and classic Switzerland at good prices as well.

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