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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 100

Sale 100 closes on June 15, 2021 and can be viewed as a PDF by clicking here.

We have another large sale – our 100th! Scattered throughout this sale are lots priced at under 20% of catalog value; look for them. There are a lot of classic Canadian lots, German States and Plebiscites, Italy, and Monaco, and quite a few of the very popular worldwide mixtures at great prices. Bolivia, Cuba, Ethiopia, Fiume, and Hong Kong are here in larger numbers than usually seen. In the Bargain Bin there are great deals on many classics, as well as discounted prices on the books that did not sell in Sale 98.

Sale 101

Sale 101 is another large sale with many, many new items. Again, plenty of new lots start below 20% of Catalog value. Check them out. Classic Great Britain is again well represented in both the new and Bargain Bin areas. This sale also contains quite a bit of Latin America – especially classic Mexico, which is not often seen. Other highlights include good BOB US, extensive Canada, Germany, Italy and topical Worldwide selections.

Past Sales and Results

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

Mail bid sale 101
Mail bid sale 100
Mail bid sale 99 - mail bid sale 99 results
Mail bid sale 98 - mail bid sale 98 results
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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
CDS = Circular Date Stamp
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