Aldrich Balances and Collections (ABC) Auctions specializes in selling U.S. & Worldwide stamp collections and accumulations.
ABC Auctions has been auctioning collections since 1998 and has run over 124 sales. We currently offer approximately three collection auctions each year. Every sale presents around 500 individual lot listings of collections, accumulations, dealer stocks and balance lots. Values start at $100 and go up to $50,000 or more.
Some of our larger sections for each sale consist of:
- U.S. Covers
- U.S. Collections
- U.S. Face Value Collections and Accumulations
- U.S. Back-of-the-Book
- U.S. Revenues
- U.S. Possessions
- Worldwide Covers
- Worldwide Countries in Alphabetical Order
- Worldwide Countries by Area
- Philatelic Literature
Most of the lots in our ABC Auctions have scans or partial scans available on our website for viewing. If a bidder needs additional scans of a particular lot they can be furnished via an e-mail or a phone call request.
Bidding in our ABC Auctions is simple and easy:
Automated Bidding – Each lot on our auction web pages has a automated bidding link. Simply click on the bid button for the lot, and you will be taken to an automated bid sheet. Once you have completed all of your automated bidding, simply hit the send button and your bids will be emailed to our office.
Phone – We accept phone bids prior to the sale. Please call our office with any bids that you may have at: 480-488-1616. We also can make calls out to bidders during the live auction. Please call the office at least two days prior to the live portion of the sale, to set up phone bidding.
Email Direct – You may also email your bids to us directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail – We accept U.S.P.S. mail bids. Either use the printed bid sheet in the catalog or any other plain piece of paper. Mail to our offices at: ABC Auctions, Box 2295, Carefree, AZ 85377.
Fax – For those who wish to fax their bids to us, our fax number is: 480-488-1684
We are currently using Stamp Auction Network as our Live Bidding platform. Each of our sales has a live bidding component. You will need to register with SAN at: www.stampauctionnetwork.com prior to the live auction. Once you have been approved for live bidding by our company, you will be notified. Prior to the start of our live portion of the sale, you will need to log in to SAN and click on our auction link. Once you have done this, you will receive a paddle number. At this point you are ready to participate in the live portion of our ABC auction.
Bidders and buyers who are known to us may have their purchases shipped prior to payment. Once lots are received, payment must be made within seven days. Bidders and buyers who are new or unknown to us will be notified via email of their purchases and payment must be received prior to the shipping of lots.
Forms of Payment:
- Personal Checks
- Money Orders
- Cashier Checks
- Credit Cards – Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover (A 2% service fee will be applied)
- PayPal (A 2% service fee will be applied)
- Wire Transfer (Call or email for instructions)
Our staff is one of the fastest shippers in the industry. Generally all lots are shipped to buyers within three days after the sale date. Due to the size of most of the lots in our ABC sales, we utilize FEDEX and UPS for shipping. Smaller lots that will fit into large envelopes or Priority Boxes will be shipped via USPS.
Buyers may request special shipping arrangements. Any special requests should be made prior to the closing date of the sale. Please call our office with any questions. 480-488-1616
Local buyers may pick up their lots at our offices during business hours. Please call for an appointment for pick up.
Buyers are responsible for all shipping and insurance costs.
Consigning to ABC Auctions
We are constantly accepting consignments for our ABC Auctions. Since we have auction sales every four months, we are always writing and describing for the next sale. We will accept U.S. and Worldwide stamps and covers in the form of singles and sets, collections, accumulations, balance lots, dealer’s stocks and entire estates. For larger or bulkier lots we will pick up. All material that is in our possession is covered by our Lloyd’s of London Insurance Policy.
The minimum value per lot is about $150.00. If there are individual lots of lesser value we will usually group them with other lots.
The selling commissions range from 15-25% of the hammer price. For larger and/or more high dollar valued properties please call the office for special arrangements.
Consignors are paid 60 days after the date of the sale.
Any other questions should be addressed to our office.