We currently sell U.S. and Worldwide collections, accumulations, balance lots and dealer stocks. In our ABC auctions, our sales contain U.S. and Worldwide stamps. We have been long time specialists in U.S. B.O.B. material especially, U.S. Revenues. We want to discuss your collection and selling needs. All material in out possession is covered under our insurance policy.
We are very interested in obtaining consignments of individual U.S. and Country collections. Mint or used, singles, sets or multiples are what our clients are looking for. Also consignors with exihibition collections are eagerly desired.
Lot Values and Estimates
Consignments must have a minimum total value of $2,000. The minimum estimate lot value is $100.00. Lots with a lower value will be grouped with other lots from the total consignment. Larger value lots may be broken down into smaller individual lots to better maximize the overall results of the total consignment. Our experience is that collectors will bid and buy lots with lower values and pay more than dealers will for the same lot. Breaking down a large consignment into small units will almost always yield better results than selling large or expensive lots intact.
Each lot will have a catalog value in the description or an estimate listed. The catalog values will provide a starting point for the bidder. The cataloging is done by our describers.
The estimates are always done by our staff. Our staff and describers have over 85 years of philatelic knowledge and market experience. These estimates provide our bidders with a professional and informed evaluation of what we feel a particular lot will bring in the current market place.
Our staff has over 85 years of philatelic experience in evaluating and writing auction lot descriptions. We write the lot descriptions and will endeavor to include any information that the consignor desires to have included.
On large or more valuable lots we list and describe individually any better items that are contained in the lot. This philosophy in auction describing helps bidders to understand what is in the lot and where the concentration of value is.
We do extensive marketing and advertising for each our our ABC Auctions. Our customer database contains thousands of bidders and buyers of collections, accumulations and balance lots. We utilize both regular mail and email to notify our buyers of upcoming sales. We also use an email marketing system to reach our bidders.
We advertise in philatelic publications. We also market each sale on our website and StampAuctionNetwork.com.
The consignment fees for our ABC Auctions vary slightly depending on the individual consignment. Consignors can expect a fee range of 10-20%. Consignments that require traveling to obtain and ship or those that are exceptionally bulky will tend to have a higher fee. Also, consignments that require an extraordinary amount of staff labor to break down and describe will often have a higher fee.
The fee for high dollar consignments may be negotiated by the consignor and our firm.
Consignors in our ABC Auctions are paid 60 days after the date of the sale.