Rasdale Stamp Company, a Chicago-area stamp company and auction house, has published the catalog of items that will be up for sale during their first auction of 2017. The catalog is available in full on Rasdale’s website, which is provided in the contact information below. Pre-auction bidding on the items has already begun, and the live auction will take place on February 18th and 19th.
In addition to viewing the catalogue of items that will be available at the upcoming auction, interested parties may also place bids on the items through Rasdale’s website. This current window of bidding is referred to by the stamp company as pre-auction bidding, and it is scheduled to be open until February 17, 2017 at 7:00pm (New York time), the evening before the live auction. Rasdale frequently updates the bids on their website so viewers are able to get an accurate sense of a lot’s current price point.
The catalog currently lists over 1,880 lots available; beyond stamps, a variety of other collectible items are included in the ongoing auction. The stamps available are listed by their country of origin; the countries are listed in alphabetical order. In cases where there are a particularly high number of lots from one country, the stamps may be further divided by era. There are nearly a hundred lots available from the United States, for example, and a separate category has been made for stamps related to the Civil War. In addition to stamps, other collectibles that will be available are listed in the catalog—these include stamp supplies, stamp literature, coins, currency and postcards, among other miscellaneous collectables. Entire collections, such as an estate’s stamp collection, will also be available at the auction.
Rasdale Stamps has also included information about each auction item in the catalog. Visitors to their website may click on an individual auction item to read a brief description of the lot, see the condition of the item as well as view an image of the item. Clicking on a particular item in the catalog also displays the item’s value, the price of the current bid and the minimum bid that must be placed for the item. Information can be obtained by visiting http://www.rasdalestamps.com/auction_catalog.asp
The Rasdale Stamp Company was founded in 1932, making it the oldest family owned and operated stamp auction house in the United States. Prior to inclusion in their auctions, each item is inspected and vetted by the company’s expert research department. To learn more about the ongoing auction or to learn how to sell a stamp collection through Rasdale, the company’s contact information is provided below.
Rasdale Stamp Company
Address: 35 Chestnut Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559
Phone: (630) 794-9900
Fax: (630) 794-9958