Stamp Program - Mail & Email Bid Sale
Will Close on 25 November 2016.
From Oxfam Mail and eMail Bid Sale #19
Mail and eMail Bid Sale #19
closes on 25 November 2016.
to our second
auction of 2016. We had our best year ever in 2015, raising $26,000 for
Oxfam’s flagship project in Asia, and with this auction we are on
course to raise over $20,000 this year too. We have lots of material to
offer, and plenty in reserve for next spring.
features a large donation that included many old postcards.
of them are interesting as postcards, but some such as those shown
above have postal significance as well, for their postmarks, perfins
and postage due. So we have introduced a new category of postcards
postally used. As well, this auction includes a wide selection of small
collections and bulk lots some of which might be suitable for junior
collectors, or those who enjoy hunting for treasures among a lot of
common material. We realize these bulk lots are difficult for bidders
to assess. If you would like a scan of any lot, please let us know
soon. We will do our best to send you a copy and to post it on our
volunteer-hosted web site. For those in the Ottawa area or visiting, we
will also be holding a viewing day at the Oxfam National Office on
Wednesday 23 November.
As you probably know, we use Canada Post
for our mailing, and we plaster stamps on all over our parcels. When
you bid, please keep in mind that postage costs are higher for small
parcels than for large ones over 1kg – so it is often better to win
more than one lot, and some of our customers add some mail order items
after they know what auction lots they have won, to save on postage. We
hope you find many items of interest!
scans are on the web at http://www.ohmygosh.on.ca/.
If we miss scanning the image of a lot in which you are particularly
interested, please let us know and we will send it to you or upload it
to the website.
Basic Information for Bidders:
Buyers Premium: what you bid is what you pay, except for postage
- Lot Descriptions
- All mint stamps in this sale are hinged unless
specifically identified as “MNH” = never hinged.
- We use common stamp abbreviations: F= fine, VF= very
fine, M= mint, NH= never hinged, DG= disturbed gum, s/sheet = souvenir
sheet, SON = sock on the nose cancel and b/s = backstamp.
- Scott catalogue numbers and prices are shown except for
Canada where the Canada Specialized Catalogue 2013 prices have
generally been used. C.V. = Catalogue Value.
- All estimates, and all bidding and billing will be in
- Bidding Instructions
- Minimum bid for any lot is $1.00.
- Bid in increments of $1 up to $30; increments of $2
from $30 up to $50; and increments of $5 over $50.
- When there is only
one bid on a lot, the bidder pays 50% of the estimate. When
there is a tie, the first person who submitted a bid will pay the
amount of the bid. When there is a clear winner, they will
pay one increment above the underbidder.
- No lot will be
sold for less than 50% of the estimate.
will be notified of successful bids and will be expected to send
payment before lots are released. Payment should be by personal cheque
or money order addressed to Oxfam Canada Stamp Program. Unfortunately,
we are not equipped to handle credit cards.
Buyer's Premium: what you bid is what you pay, except for postage
For information about sending your donations for
OXFAM Mail Bid Auction #20 please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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