Michael E. Aldrich (MEA) Auctions sells both single and sets of U.S. and Worldwide stamps.
The company has held over 106 auction sales in the past few decades. This auction generally sells higher value items which typically realize in the $100-$100,000 range.
MEA Auctions frequently offer very strong sections of U.S. Revenues in their sales. MEA Auctions has three to four sales each year. Each sale usually contains 1000-2500 individual lot listings.
Some of the larger sections in each sale consist of:
- U.S. Covers
- Classic U.S. Postage Issues
- Banknote Issues
- Washington-Franklin Issues
- Back-of-the-Book Issues
- U.S. Revenues
- Match & Medicine Stamps
- Duck Stamps
- U.S. Possessions
All of the lots in our Michael E. Aldrich Auctions have scans or partial scans of each lot available to bidders. If a bidder needs additional scans of a particular lot they can be furnished via e-mail to those who request them. Due to staff limitations and high activity the few days prior to the closing date of the sale, we request that those needing additional scans please request them prior to the last week of the sale.
Bidding in our MEA Auctions is simple and easy. All lots are available for viewing on our website.
Automated Bidding – Each lot has a bidding link. Simply click on the “bid” button, and you will be taken to an automated bid sheet. Once you have completed all of your 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
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: MEA 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. At this point you are ready to participate in the Live portion of our Michael E. Aldrich 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)
- We also accept Zelle direct bank payments at: email@example.com (No service fee)
Our staff has always prided itself in being one of the fastest shippers in the industry. Lots are shipped to buyers within three days after the closing date of the sale. We ship via USPS by either Insured Mail, Certified Mail, Registered Mail or Express Mail. We also may use UPS and FedEx for bulkier shipments.
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.
Local buyers may pick up their lots at our office during business hours. Please call for an appointment for pick up.
Buyers are responsible for all shipping and insurance costs.
Consigning to MEA Auctions
We continually accept consignments for our Michael E. Aldrich Auctions. We have several sales each year. We accept U.S. and Worldwide stamps and covers in the form of singles and sets, collections, accumulations, balance lots, dealers stocks and entire estates. All material in our possession is covered by our Lloyd’s of London Insurance Policy.
The minimum estimate market value per lot is $100.00. If there are individual lots of lesser value we will usually group them with other items. The minimum total consignment value must exceed $3,000.00 market value.
The selling commissions range from 10-25% of the hammer price. For larger valued individual items or higher valued collections and estates please call the office for any special arrangements.
Consignors are paid 60 days after the date of the sale.
Any other questions should be addressed to our office.