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StampAuctionNetwork Unattended Live Bidding Explained!

First, the Name Change! If you are used to this feature as "SAN Agent Bidding", we have changed the name. Why? Because it is misleading. We are not acting as your agent nor are we hiding your identity from the Auctioneer. We do not bid "for" you. You place the bids to be executed "unattended". The feature allows you to leave a bid to be entered at the time the lot is opened. Once the bid is in the system, we don't even keep bidding for you. What happens is that we successively reveal only enough of your bid for you to win the lot. And, while you are getting used to the name change, we are not charging for this feature. No Fees through Dec 31st, 2020. We will send a statement showing your savings, but we will not send a paypal invoice. You can pay whatever you want, including nothing. Other than the name, and the fee structure -- nothing has changed.

During our recent survey the most requested new feature from StampAuctionNetwork users was for StampAuctionNetwork to not reveal their maximum bid. We have developed this feature and it is been thoroughly tested, and is already in use. If you leave book bids in an auction with Live Bidding at StampAuctionNetwork, you will find this very useful. SAN Unattended Live bidding is an Extended Features option, so you will need to support SAN at some capacity, a trial, a voluntary amount, or the full extended features subscription. Unattended Live Bidding is for placing bids in StampAuctionNetwork Live Bidding Auctions. Follow this link for a live demonstration of StampAuctionNetwork Unattended Live Bidding on Youtube.

StampAuctionNetwork Unattended Live Bidding is not anything like Hiring a real agent, this article explains how, but if you want to know why you would want to hire an Auction Agent -- Read this article by Jeff Purser

StampAuctionNetwork Unattended Live Bidding Explained

  • The auction firms will not see these bids until the lot is opened.
  • They will look identical to other live bids, except that your maximum bid amount will not be revealed.
  • You will get the benefit of your highest bid if there is a tie among other live bidders. In most cases, you will be the first bid in.
  • If your maximum bid is reached and beaten, and you are watching the live bidding, you can take over your bid. You will never have to worry about bidding against yourself.
  • During Live Bidding, you will also be able to place a Live SAN Unattended Live Bid. This will be identical to a Live Bid, except the Auctioneer will not see your max bid. Currently the SAN console operator and the Auctioneer (if watching their monitor) can see everyone's max bids in order to expedite the live bidding.
  • This will be optimal for both current live bidders and current absentee bidders. For absentee bidders this will give you the opportunity to keep the auctioneer from seeing your bid on the book. For live bidders it will keep the auctioneer from seeing your maximum live bid.
  • Be Careful! You can place bids both in MyBids and in MyAgentBids. This is not a good idea, but if you do, SAN Unattended Live Bidding will resolve them. If your Unattended Live Bid is higher than your book bid, it will take over, if it is lower, it will leave your book bid alone.
  • When you place an Unattended Live Bid, StampAuctionNetwork will register you with an "I" Paddle for Live Internet Bidding.
  • StampAuctionNetwork will automatically drop your linking OR bids if a bid marked as OR is executed for you.
  • Once your Unattended Live Bids are executed, they will become part of your regular MyBids and will be archived into MyArchivedBids when we take the sale down.
To Enter your SAN Unattended Live Bids
  • Check and see that the auction you want to bid in is in the "Live Bids" section. Right now SAN Unattended Live bidding is only available for Live Bidding Sales.
  • Make sure you are logged in and approved to bid with that firm. You can check by going to their auction, SAN will tell you whether you are approved to bid or not.
  • Place your mouse over [SAN Agent] and choose the auction from the list.
  • Follow the Auction Categories until you see the lot descriptions and a place to enter your bid.
  • To make changes to your bids, choose either [All my Current Unattended Live Bids] this will give you only the open lots.
  • or to look at your bids by Auction Firm and Sale Number, pick [Review Unattended Live Bids by Sale]
There are some diffences to note in SAN Unattended Live bidding.
  • You may change your SAN Unattended Live bid before the auction as your bid will not affect the selling price until the auction begins.
  • You may delete your SAN Unattended Live bid for the same reason.
  • You will not see your Unattended Live Bids, in the SAN.My Bids. "My Bids" go to the Auction Firms. For the same reason, you will not get a confirmation from the auction firm. You don't want them to confirm your bids, right?
  • Unattended Live Bids are seen under [Unattended] "All My SAN Unattended Live Bids" and "Review Unattended Live Bids by Sale"
  • StampAuctionNetwork will automatically drop your linking OR bids if a bid marked as OR is executed for you.
  • Once your Unattended Live Bids are executed, they will become part of your regular MyBids and will be archived into MyArchivedBids when we take the sale down.
Fees and Payment Instructions -- No Fees through Dec 31st, 2020. We will send a statement showing your savings, but we will not send a paypal invoice. You can pay whatever you want, including nothing.
  • We will charge you 1% of the realized amount, with no caps or minimums if your SAN Unattended Live bid is successful.
  • We will send you an invoice after the close of the sale. Payment is due on acceptance of the lot from the auction house. Paypal is the recommended payment method.
  • StampAuctionNetwork Unattended Live Bidding is part of Extended Features, however it is available for anyone to use who has signed up with either a trial, a BASIC voluntary subscription, or any of the entended features. Payment of the 1% is required.

Signup for StampAuctionNetwork Unattended Live Bidding Here!

BASIC - $79.95/yr or $7.50/month

The BASIC subscription will guarantee that you get everything that is free now, plus everything we develop for the basic subscription, email support, telephone support, access to new features, and access to on-line helps all at this reduced price.
Pay with a $7.50 monthly recurring fee at Paypal here. Or Pay $79.95 below.

It Includes:
  • StampAuctionNetwork Unattended Live Bidding. Prepare bids ahead of time that are executed at the opening of the lot in a live bid auction without revealing the maximum amount. Free if you win less than $1000 in winning bids.
  • "My Purchase History"... Access your individual purchase history for major sales from 2001-2017. Plus starting in 2018 we will keep all purchase history where the auction firm records you as the winner.
  • "My Archived Bids"...Access your individual bidding history for major sales back to 2014. From 2018 all your bidding history is kept for you to review.
  • "Post your own Prices Realized"...Join the movement to build the prices realized for the auction firms that won't.
  • "Quick Consign, Sell, Private Treaty"...Offer all or part of your collection or Exibit to vetted auction firms, dealers and other collectors.
Or Pay $79.95/year here.

Premium Extended Features $425

Pay with a $39.95 monthly recurring fee at Paypal - cancel anytime. Sign up here. Or Pay $425 below.

The premium subscription is the same as "Extended Features". It includes everything in the BASIC subscription, plus the following and more:
  • Access to your online Provenance Reports. Extended features is required to view your provenance reports online.
  • Search Auction History. Over 2 million lots with prices representing over $1.7 billion of sales worldwide back to 2001. Images, Charting, Topical Search, Worldwide Search, and more...
  • The StampAuctionNetwork 1000. These metrics are a measure of the stamps that are most likely to be offered as a single stamp or cover, and more...
  • Get Market Data. Pull Relevant data from the StampAuctionNetwork Database while browsing a catalog or making bids.
  • Integration with 5 Powerful Search Tools, Philatelic Foundation's PF Search (Census/Population), Siegel Auction Galleries POWER SEARCH™, and Professional Stamp Experts ("PSE") Population report.
  • Want lists and want list notifications. plus "WantList MarketPlace" peer to peer private treaty sales.
  • Connections Connect with other collectors to share your expertise, jump start a new collecting interest, or mentor a new collector.
Or Pay $425 here.
One Provenance Report - $79.95

Includes lifetime access to the on-line version of the report and any enhancements to the report. Please provide the country, catalog number and symbol (C=Cover, BL=Multiples, PR=Pair, **=Never Hinged, *=Mint, (*)=Unused)
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Note: Extended Features ($39.95/month) is required to view your provenance report on-line and to access updates. If you buy a provenance report without extended features you will access your report and updates as a PDF file.
"Exhaustive" Provenance Report - $129.95

The standard report includes an analysis of the stamp in a single format. If you want all formats, you want the exhaustive report.
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The Provenance Experience

Provenance will make you feel PREPARED, SMART, and CONFIDENT. The Provenance tools are the Numbering System, the Report, the Viewer, the Catalog and Purchases.

You will feel prepared with easy access to precise pricing information for the exact example offered. You will be smarter as you have what it takes dealers a lifetime to learn. You will feel confident when you score a bargain, and secure when someone paid more for an item than it is worth.

Provenance also gives you the ability to build targeted database searches, quickly discover upcoming offerings, and uncover the historical pricing for specific stamps and covers.

Our new custom advisory service includes everything in the BASIC and Premium Extended Features with expanded access to our database of over 1.75 Billion in prices realized, 2 million lots, and over 1 million scans.

What you get:

  • Provenance Report(s).
  • Live Auction Provenance Viewer.
  • Access to the numbering system
  • Custom searches and Notifications
  • Access to all Selling items with Provenance
  • Telephone and email access
  • Submit your stamp or cover for Provenance
  • Search PF Certificates (when Available)
  • And much more..
Provenance is also for investors, specialists and buyers who want advanced access to the data for their own research or pricing modeling.
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Provenance Catalog with Unattended Live Bidding No Yes Yes Yes
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Provenance Report requests 2 / month (when requested) 5 / month (on demand) 10 / month (on demand) 20 / month (on demand)
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