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Feature Auctions

  • The Stampex Online Marketplace... It is Finally Here! - September 25-October 28, 2022 StampAuctionNetwork is excited to present to you the largest stamp show online marketplace in conjunction with one of the World’s Largest Stamp Shows. This Marketplace presents a new and unique way for PTS members, Stampex attendees (physically present and virtual), and the global StampAuctionNetwork philatelic community to interact. In the Stampex Online Marketplace, collectors at Stampex or anywhere in the world will be able to search and find featured items from participating stand-holders, buy them on the spot or find out in which stand they are located to physically inspect the item. Visit all participating stands at once in one place on your laptop or mobile device from anywhere in the world!


  • Sandafayre Ltd. Worldwide Internet/Mail Sale - September 27, 2022 Welcome to this month's Sandafayre's mail bid sale which includes some really items in over 2900 lots. Once again, we have some strong collections which include a comprehensive Danish collection with many elusive issues; the wonderful GB used in Ascension with many complete or highly complete strikes and the Heligoland specialised mint collection. For those planning to withdraw to the stamp room then our General Bazaar section will give you plenty of options for those dark evenings. The Falkland Islands, St Helena and Bahamas have strength with plenty of single items and sets. This week's star item is undoubtedly the 1½d rosy, mauve UNISSUED, SG 53a. A superb stamp and rarely seen at auction. We hope you find plenty of interesting items for your collections. Happy viewing and bidding!


  • Vance Auctions Worldwide Internet/Mail Sale - September 28, 2022 Welcome to our September 28th auction of over 6,600 lots. Some highlights are: France Ballon Monté covers from an exhibition collection; classic Canada; Titanic postcards; excellent United States including a St. Louis Bears Postmaster Provisional and 1869 Plate Proofs with inverted centres; United States covers and postal history including State Duck Stamps on hand painted covers; Falkland Islands with Centenaries; worldwide covers and postcards with many airmail and aviation related items; strong Germany singles, sets, and covers including WWII propaganda forgeries of Gr. Britain KGVI stamps; interesting coins (including many gold), plus some paper money; hundreds of collections, accumulations, box lots and dealer stocks. No buyer’s fee. Major credit cards accepted. Bids can be submitted via SAN, email, telephone or fax. Bidding will continue until Midnight EDT on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.


  • Postiljonen AB International Autumn Auction - September 29-October 1, 2022 Welcome to our International Auctumn Action. Here are some hightlights from the auction: Large exhibition collections Afghanistan, ex. Kaypmy; China including exhibit “Hung Hsien 1915-1916”, ex. Kaypmy; Exhibition collections, ex. Kaypmy; Risto-Matti Kauhanen's collection "St Petersburg Postmarks 1765-1914" and Extensive Scandinavian sections


  • Golden Oak Online Auctions Collector Series - October 1, 2022 Our 7th Collector Series Sale of the year features stamps, graded stamps, postal history and collections of the United States, the British Commonwealth, Asia and Europe. Of special note are: selections from the "San Antonio" Collection, formed by a meticulous collector with an eye to quality and rarity; over 50 collection lots, with estimates up to $2,000 each; 114 U.S. lots with graded certificates and over 100 lots of philatelic literature from the library of the late George McNamara.


  • Zurich Asia Worldwide Public Auction - October 5-7, 2022 This auction is undoubtedly 'The China auction' of the year with the largest offering of China stamps in 2022. Exceptionally the People's Republic of China section will cover two days (6 & 7 October) with most Cultural Revolution issues in multiples/corner and imprint margins. The highlight is a very fine mint copy of "The Whole Country is Red". Absentee bidding stops at 9.30am Hong Kong time on 5th October. At 10.00am, we will process a live online auction on Stamp Auction Network. Telephone bidding is also available.


Featured Stamp or Cover - eZine!!!

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    From Mail Auction - Vance Auctions - September 28, 2022 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 5634 - 1182a, Sheet margin IMPERF PAIR of the $2 Railway Station. Pristine fresh, XF, NH. Scarce....Cat 1,200.00

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    From Worldwide & Great Britain Stamps & Covers - Cavendish Philatelic Auctions Ltd. - October 11-13, 2022 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 207 - 1852 THIN WOVE PAPER - RE-ENTRY: 3d red, a fine used example clearly showing major re-entry [pane B, pos. 53]. Scarce. SG 8b from £950..... Currently GBP 120

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    From US and Worldwide - Resilient Ventures - Droege - StampAuctionNetwork - September 23rd --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 8 - 1875, 3c VERMILION BLOCK OF FOUR MINT, #178, three stamps NH, top right left hinged, bright color, cat. $1,650.00 as hinged block....Suggested Bid CV. Est. $1,500 Currently US$ 475

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    From India Specialized Auction #8 - Stampbay, Inc - August 20, 2022 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 44 - India 1852 Scinde Dawk ½a blue tied by diamond of dots cancel used on small part cover - Rare as such SG S2 £11,000+ - RPSL certificate US$0.... Currently US$ 9,500

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    From Box & Country Lot Sale #F658 - No Buyer's Premium - Paradise Valley Stamp Company - Sep. 30 2022 --- (details on this lot here)

    Lot 4303 - GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 ORANGE USED, #93, well-centered, centrally struck Darligton d.s., choice very fine, cat. $5,000.00 ($8,750.00 with premium for centering and cancel)....$1,500 Currently US$ 1,500

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    Visual Pricing Guide Explained using Six Lots from the upcoming Matthew Bennett Auction by Tom Droege, (full article), (video), (catalog)

    In this 2nd video introducing the Visual Pricing Guide, we take six lots from the upcoming Matthew Bennett Auction to pull it all together. The video shows how 20 years of pricing can be used to verify and expand the information provided by the auction firms. An added histogram takes the same data and presents it by year.

    Our Visual Pricing Guide is not as detailed as Provenance or Census, but for $50 a year it takes Get Market Data to the next level. It uses a percentile approach to present the data so the trends are obvious. If after watching the video, you want to test drive it for 45 days -- email me and I will sign you up for a demo. But the video should convince you to go ahead and do the $49.95 / year BASIC Extended features without a trial period.

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    Stamp Auction Network News and Facts
    • November 14th, the new record for a single C3a 24¢ Invert Position 49, sold to a SAN Live bidder for $1,350,000 + the buyers commission -- this is 2nd place on the all-time highest prices paid using Live Bidding. The bidder was asked if he wanted to be on the phone, and he said, "No I'm fine with StampAuctionNetwork Live".See the top prices paid by SAN live bidders.
    • June 20, 2018 -- StampAuctionNetwork Unattended Live Bidding was thoroughly test and performed exceptionally. We had 7 bidders participate in the test, They bid on 40 lots in the Siegel International Sale, they won 8 lots, won all the ties, bought lots totalling $14,500, and saved $1,650 at a cost of $145. Unattended Live fees are waived in June, 2018 to anyone who uses the service. You must join StampAuctionNetwork Basic or Extended features at some level (trial, BASIC, Extended, or PowerUser), but that can be as little as $9.95/year. Fees are 1% of the hammer price.
    • June 13, 2018 -- StampAuctionNetwork goes over $1 Billion! (adjusted for currency). With the addition of a number of recent David Feldman SA sales, and the restoration of Shreves Sales 7-39, 151-157, and 161-162 (31,000 lots with PR's of 45 million), StampAuctionNetwork officially crosses the $1 Billion mark in prices realized. No other auction site has this significant a database of prices realized.
    • June 11, 2018. Instructional Videos and Webinars are released at StampAuctionNetwork starting with "StampAuctionNetwork Unattended Live Bidding Explained"
    • February 23, 2018. Announcing StampAuctionNetwork Extended Features!
    • December 20, 2017. Record Breaking Results. SAN Bidders broke the record for percent of Sales sold for a major sale. Over 83% of Robert A Siegel's sale 1173 sold to SAN bidders, with another 11% of Lots where the SAN bidder was the underbidder. Only 6% of lots sold without SAN competition.
    • June 9th, 2016. Live Bidding results at WSS-NY 2016. Even though the entire world was at WSS, SAN Live bidders who were not at the show brought home great stamps. Live Bidders won $1,059,000 of lots offered by the four auction houses at WSS, and were the underbidders on another $700,000 worth of material, bringing the total impact of SAN live bidders to $1,734,000. Thank you live bidders!
    • May 29, 2016. Live Bidding at World Stamp Show-NY 2016. We are pleased to announce that all of the auctioneers at WSS-NY 2016 will also make their auctions available to StampAuctionNetwork bidders using our live bidding platform on any device. You can bid from anywhere in the world, or even the auction room floor using StampAuctionNetwork's live bidding.
    • April 18th, 2016. Tour de Cure Charity Auction to Benefit the American Diabetes Association. Our 4th annual auction for diabetes was a record breaker! Over $45,000 was raised that will go directly to research efforts to cure diabetes. My ride will be May 14th and 15th. Thanks again to all our auction sponsors who made generous donations of stamps and covers for the auction, and to our collector friends who also made contributions. A special thanks to Daniel Kelleher LLC who at the last minute provided some excellent Asia material which was hotly contested. When the dust had settled, Kelleher was responsible for over $30,000 of the $45,500 total. Paradise Vally and Earl P.L. Apfelbaum also made large contributions.
    • December 31, 2014. Announcing StampAuctionNetwork for Mobile Devices! Just click on the link or go to mStampAuctions.com or StampAuctionMobile.com to use StampAuctionNetwork on any of your mobile devices. The new interface has been in development for a year now, and has been tested by our own StampAuctionNetwork mobile evaluation team, so it is ready for general use. Please send any additional feedback my way!
    • July 10, 2014. The 1st Fantasy Philately! contest is concluded. See the Results!
    • June 26, 2014, a 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted (121b) sold in the Siegel Rarities of the World to a SAN Live Bidder for $290,000. See the top prices paid by SAN live bidders.
    • May 13, 2014, a few new records for SAN Live Bidders. The C3a 24¢ Invert Position 89, sold to a SAN Live bidder for $230,000. Interestingly, it last sold to a different SAN Live bidder two years earlier for $150,000.See the top prices paid by SAN live bidders.
    • April 1, 2014. The 2nd Annual TourdeCure Charity Auction for the American Diabetes Association realized over $11,000. The autographed copy of Bill Gross's book sold for $775.
    • November 5, 2013. Announcing "Fantasy Philately" at StampAuctionNetwork.com
    • June 25, 2013, SAN Live Bidders shattered several 6 year records which I did not think would be broken. First the new record for a single lot sold to a live bidder is $1,950,000 breaking the old record of $650,000. The new monthly record is already over $5 million which breaks the previous monthly record of $4.3 million. See the top prices paid by SAN live bidders.
    • June 8, 2013 - Let us do your Searches for you! Manage your Saved Searches and opt in for email notification. Just Login, and pick Search to turn your saved searched into email notifications. You will get matches on your searches via email when the auctions are first posted.
    • May 23rd, 2013 - Language Translation Introduced. Press the "Translate On" button to translate from English to any of several dozen languages, or to translate to English. Please send your comments to tldroege@StampAuctionNetwork.com.
    • March 29, 2013 - A record month at StampAuctionNetwork. 3,931 lots sold to 476 different live bidders for $3,870,432 for the month of March, 2013!
    • March 29, 2013 ** New Records** See the top prices paid by SAN live bidders.
    • January 30, 2013. New Search Features let you pull lots added since a date and then save that data to an excel file.
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    • May 4th, 2012. We added some pagination to the search feature to make it easier to use. No limits on results now.
    • Dec 14th, 2011. Non US Live bidders take most of Kelleher Delta Collection. 51% of the sale went to Live Bidders, but the US made up only 10% of that. Most went to Saudia Arabian, Egyptian, and UAE bidders.
    • October 31, 2011 - A record month at StampAuctionNetwork. 2,985 lots sold to 620 different live bidders for $3,851,952 for the month of October, 2011!
    • June, 2007. $650,000 record for a lot sold on the Internet, $3.1 Million, record for a day, $4.3 Million to Live Bidders for the month.
    • October 16, 2011 - Another busy live bidding week. 1534 lots were sold to live bidders totaling $1.3 million and 348 different winning bidders participated in auctions by Siegel, Apfelbaum, and Kelleher.
    • August 19-20, 2011 - a record 171 different live bidders were sucessful in the Spink Shreve's Collector's series sale.
    • June 4-5, 2010 - 137 different Live Bidders took home a record 837 lots totaling $660,000 at the Harmers Sale.
    • March 12, 2010 - A record 154 Live Bidders took home 515 lots totaling $672,635 at Spink Shreve's Collector's series sale.
    • Robert A. Siegel sells over 40% of Sale 983 to Live Bidders - February 23, 2010
    • 3,421 unique visits per day as of February, 2010
    • September 13, 2008 - A record 130 Live Bidders took home 796 lots totaling $817,000 at Spink Shreve's Collector's series sale.
    • with over 16,000 Registered Bidders!
    • October 21-24, 2010 - a record 174 different Live Bidders took home a record 1014 lots totaling $576,215 at the Daniel Kelleher Sale.
    • $2.7 Million to Live Bidders in April, 2009
    • $2.5 Million to Live Bidders in May, 2008,

Feature Auctions

  • François Feldman Mail Auction - France, French Colonies and Rest of World - September 27, 2022 The Parisian Auction House François Feldman is pleased to announce that our sale n° 130 closing Sept 27, 2022 (Bids will be accepted until 12:00 (noon). Eastern Daylight Time) is now online. This mega auction consisting of 3622 lots offers something of interest to every collector, dealer or investor. All prices are in Euros.


  • Sam Houston Philatelics, Inc. Internet, Mail, and Phone Auction 3096 - September 28, 2022 The sale contains over 630 lots, with material in all price ranges and something for everyone, collectors and dealers alike. U.S. lots with (41) lots of many nice Classics, Pictorials and Banknotes. A major highlight is the Buffalo Balloon VF-XF unused semi-official stamp. Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, India, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands and Colonies, Russia, Surinam, Switzerland, and Venezuela. And of course Duck and conservation stamps and collections of all kinds.


  • Status International Worldwide Public Auction - September 29, 2022 Public Auction 376 is huge with 8,505 lots catering for all types of collectors & dealers - from bulk accumulations and intact collections to desirable single items. This auction offers a huge range of material, with special emphasis on lotting stamps to cater for collectors with varying types of interests and budgets. There is over 2,600 lots of Australia which consist of collections, singles, sets and covers covering all periods, from the Kangaroo issues up to Decimal and contains numerous number of mint & used £1 & £2 top values in all watermarks. General Foreign including small and large collections and almost 5,600 lots of World stamps, covers and single country collections, highlights being in the British Empire sections and the Pacific including Papua and New Guinea. Also a great selection of Asia , European and The Americas rarities.


  • Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC Collections, Stocks & Accumulations of the World - September 30-October 1, 2022 Featuring: “Gatsby” Collection of United States , Estate of Robert H. Sweet Jr. , John A. Carey Bermuda & Canada , Major John J. Christensen, USAF Scandinavia , William Fuller Worldwide , Bruce Whistance US , Kenneth Cole Worldwide , Estate of Drew Nicholson German Colonies , Barend Timmerman US , Stephen S. Washburne Portugal & Colonies , Blizzard French Colonies , Richard L. Helms US & Worldwide , Harold Schachter US Coils , Jim Willis US & Worldwide , Beverley Pikul Collection , Plus properties from another 92 Consignors.


  • Universal Philatelic Auctions Wonderful Worldwide Postal Auction with No Buyer's Premium - October 4, 2022 There are many POSTAL AUCTIONS but NONE like this… £2.2 GBP million worth in 23,826 lots and NO BUYER'S PREMIUM! The auction offers 23,826 lots to the value of £2,231,265 GBP ($3,042,634 USD) comprising worldwide Collections, Sets, Singles, Covers, Proofs, High Values, Rarities, Topicals, FEO etc ... from the broadest range of regions including high quality classic Great Britain, British Empire, British Africa, British North America, India, Europe, British Asia, Asia with China, US and much more. Highlights once again include remarkable particularly strong in GB with High Values, British Empire plus exceptional Europe and overseas, with very good USA and many other countries too numerous to mention. UPA offers new winning bidders an amazing Introductory Offer - £55 GBP ($75 USD) OFF your first invoice if you spend £75 GBP ($102 USD)**.


  • Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner GmbH & Co KG Worldwide Public Auction - October 17-21, 2022 This auction offers a wide variety of remarkable items from all over the world, including unique pieces, world rarities and post-historically important items of all kinds. Liechtenstein collectors will find some remarkable lots in the Special Section. And: we offer a letter (lot 2727) from the Ukrainian war zone, where all proceeds will be donated to Ukrainian orphans. Areas of interest: Banknotes Worldwide & Germany; Numismatics; Single lots philatelie Asia / China, Thematics, Overseas, Airmail/Ships mail / Europe, Old German States, German Reich, Colonies, Germany after 1945; Donation Auction "Ukraina"; Special Section "Liechtenstein"; Picture Post Cards; Collections Overseas, Thematics , Europa, Germany and Estates, Wunderkartons


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