OXFAM Canada Stamp Program - Mail & Email Bid Sale #20
Will Close on 2 June 2017.

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Oxfam Mail Bid #20: Overview

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Mail and eMail Bid Sale #20 will close on 2 June 2017.


From Oxfam Mail and eMail Bid Sale #20

Oxfam Mail Bid lot #245

Oxfam auction lot #245

Oxfam Mail Bid lot #254
Oxfam auction lot #254

Mail and eMail Bid Sale #20 closes on 2 June 2017.

Welcome to our 20th auction. Over the past 17 years our auctions have more than doubled in size and value, and attracted more collectors. We hope we are getting better at selecting and presenting interesting and unusual philatelic material.

As well as our normal variety of mostly modern stamps and covers, this auction features some better used 19th Century Canada and several large donations of first day covers (FDCs). There are many Canadian FDCs with uncommon or scarce cachets, and a wide selection of modern World FDCs, including some organized by topical subject. And for the cancel collector, in the Canadian Bulk Covers section we are clearing out our show stock of covers from the 1980s & 90s which contains many exceptional strikes of Canadian town cancels. We also have 11 lots of modern hand cancels sorted by province & territory.

We realize 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 of a representative sample 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 31 May.

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!

Some 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:
No Buyers Premium: what you bid is what you pay, except for postage charges.

  1. Lot Descriptions
  2. Bidding Instructions
  3. Determination of Winners

Table of Contents:
1-243: Collections, Bulk Country Lots, and Covers 244-467: Canadian and World Stamps
468-545: Canada Post Products and Miscellaneous

For information about sending your donations for OXFAM Mail Bid Auction #21 please email: stamps@oxfam.ca
For more information on the development of this page, please contact Andrew Gondocz