30 days of Free Extended Services as we count down the Top 30 Stamps at StampAuctionNetwork.com!
Each day we will feature two stamps, one with a high population at StampAuctionNetwork, and one that sold the most in total sales volume.
Sign up for the 30 day trial and get full access to the data on those two stamps that day (Normally the trial restricts you to 5 records.)
If you signup for extended services $100, we will grant you PowerUser rights (a $479 value) for that time period, and you can join our DataMining Competition.
"DataMiners" get tools to link up the database (for any catalog numbers) and chances to get on the DataMiner LeaderBoard and win cash prizes.
1st Place Cash prize of $500 goes to the DataMiner that finds and fixes the most lots at StampAuctionNetork. We will give 2nd and 3rd place prized of $300 and $200.
DataMiners also get a sneak peek at tomorrows Stamps.
StampAuctionNetwork is an amazing database dating back 17 years that has captured some of the most prestigious sales held over the last two decades.
Here are a just a few interesting facts about the data that make it such a powerful resource for Philatelists.
Extended Features! (signup here)
StampAuctionNetwork is excited to announce this new level of service available to
all collectors, auction firms and dealers that will provide each with the ability to understand the trends in stamp values like never before!
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You may be asking in this day of FREE everything, why should I pay for this? First, knowledge is power, is money saved. Access to this information will
pay for itself. The problem here is not technology. We have written a number of important databases, Siegel's PowerSearch, the PF Search and Expertizing database,
we even scanned all of the Siegel Auction Catalogs and brought them online for Robert A. Siegel. The challenge is getting standardized information from a myriad
of data sources. You are paying for us to collect and provide a means to make sense of all the different ways auction firms categorize countries, catalogue numbers,
conditions and symbols. The following is just the major sections of data you can search through at StampAuctionNetwork now. We are in discussions with at least a half
dozen major contributors to the database. We plan to bring as much on line as possible, and create a database that will give you the best results. If you are
a serious collector, you will spend more than our subscription just finding and buying old catalogs to search through manually.
- 500,000 lots with prices representing $750 Million of sales
- 220,000 USA lots with $385 Million of Sales
- 102,000 Postal History Lots representing $120 Million
- Although most of sales that we have been saving were major US Auction sales, there are still 150 million of prices realized for Great Britain, Germany, France and the rest of the world.
We have come to the point where StampAuctionNetwork now represents almost 100% of the worldwide stamp auction marketplace. This will matter to the future generations of collecting as they will expect this kind of data to be at their fingertips.
| AuctionFirm || sales || Number of Lots || Total |
| Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. || 277 || 144,745 || 329,218,939 |
| Spink USA (formerly Charles Shreve Auction Galleries) || 118 || 83,877 || 178,545,310 |
| InterAsia Auctions Limited || 1 || 2938 || 68,275,296 |
| Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC || 84 || 89,255 || 64,809,127 |
| HR Harmer || 13 || 36,124 || 31,574,220 |
| Auktionshaus Christoph GÃ¤rtner || 3 || 22,703 || 15,602,589 |
| Brigham Auctions Ltd. || 11 || 7,571 || 10,827,012 |
| Sothebys || 1 || 1 || 9,500,000 |
| Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions || 8 || 9595 || 8,795,140 |
| David Feldman SA || 4 || 3523 || 5,807,670 |
| Cherrystone Auctions || 4 || 2639 || 2,762,415 |
| Matthew Bennett International || 2 || 1036 || 2,128,385 |
What this means....
- StampAuctionNetwork is committing to save all auctions we post. If the auction firm posts prices realized, we will keep the data on line. This will encourage all of the auction firms to provide prices realized.
- We are going to keep saving all your bids for you. The basic version will give you access to your bids back to 2014 and moving forward. You will be able to use that information in ways you haven't even thought of yet.
- We are committing to standardizing the data so it can be searched easily. This means creating intelligence in our software to translate the myriad ways we get the info from the auction firms. It is going to encourage Auction firms to provide catalog numbers, condition and symbols on every lot where it makes a difference, so the trending information is even more helpful.
What this means for you personally....
We really don't know the potential impact for stamp collecting, but this can be a real game changer. It will have a dramatic impact. This is a strong move for Stamp Collecting. With this initiative, and our unique position of the first and oldest internet auction site, we have the historical resources to offer immediate benefits to the philatelic community and the ability to grow that throughout the years ahead.
- You will be able to track and use StampAuctionNetwork to maintain much of your stamp inventory. You will be able to find out what you paid for an item 15 years ago.
- You have better information to assess the market and get bidding information. It was always a bad idea to "let the underbidder determine the market price",
now you will have real information.
- You will be able to pull up historically, your bidding patterns for a particular stamp.
- StampAuctionNetwork Users. You will have access to fully functional features including count totals of the number of qualifying records, but with the number of
results displayed restricted until you subscribe. All you have to do to sign up for the free trial is just pick one of the
StampAuctionNetwork extended features found in the My SAN dropdown or click here.
- StampAuctionNetwork Users - Pay by Check. If you want to pay by check follow this link.
- Not a StampAuctionNetwork member? You must be registered at StampAuctionNetwork first. Click here if you want to create a free StampAuctionNetwork Account.
OR you can signup right now below! You must be a registered StampAuctionNetwork user so we can tie your payment via your email to your registration.
Along with the normal free services that we have provided since 1994, these significant new features have been organized into two tiers:
Basic Version $100 / year -- we will give you 7 day limited access while you remit payment. It includes the following and more to come!
- Auction History by Catalogue#. 500,000 lots with prices representing $750 Million of sales back to 2001. Firm, Sale, Lot, Symbol, Condition, Grade, Full Description, Most Images (unless taken down by the website) with Price History Charting.
- "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.
Dealer / PowerUser $479 / year -- we will give you 7 day limited access to the basic version while you remit payment. It includes the basic features, the following and more to come! You will have access to the basic features until we process your payment.
- Aggregated Pricing Information. Examples: The Number of distinct buyers for a Stamp#, The number of different auction firms offering a Stamp#. Ask us for others
that you want to pull up.
- Anonymous Buy or Sell offer. Target a buyer or bidder for a Stamp, we will send an email on your behalf from StampAuctionNetwork to make the introduction.
Additional Charges apply if you send more than 500 emails.
- Expanded access to any of the Basic Version features, ie download a single Excel compatible data file for either (purchase history, Auction History, Archived bids)
- Research and Crowdsourcing. We recognize that each auction firm has submitted the data to use in varying formats. All the info is there, though it is not standardized. Powerusers with a collecting interest in a specific area may join us to make the database better through our "CrowdSourced Data Project".
We hope you sign up to use Extended Features today. Sincerely, Tom Droege