Auctions

Postal Auction NS 8 –  April 2018

UNSOLD LOTS

We have several unsold lots available and many have had their reserves reduced by the vendors. The list can be accessed via this link HERE.

These are available on a first come first served basis so please e-mail me at  auctions.bidders@ciss1950.org.uk with your requirements as soon as possible.

The sale of these lots will finish at 5pm on Friday 11th May

The list of the lots and their descriptions can be viewed and downloaded HERE.

Key lots have been illustrated. See the links below:

Postal History & WW1; Occupation, Feldpost & Red Cross; Herm, Brechou, Jethou and Alderney; Telegrams, Liberation, 1947+ & Ephemera and Postcards

Buyer’s Premium

As from the start of 2018 the Society, like all organisations, can no longer add a 5% charge for the use of credit cards or PayPal.   Also, our bank charges have been increased as we are a small and occasional user of these payment facilities.

It is with the greatest reluctance that we need to add a Buyer’s Premium of 3% to all auction invoices, with immediate effect, to recover these extra costs imposed on us.

 

General Information on Auctions

At present the Society holds two postal auctions each year in April and October. A room auction of approximately 50 lots is also held at each General Meeting. While these are a very important source of revenue to the Society, individual members also benefit as these auctions are only open to members. The continuance of these auctions depends on the availability of material and all members are urged to take this into consideration when disposing of unwanted items.

In view of the heavy workload involved the role of Auction Secretary has been split into two.

Gerald Marriner is responsible for compiling and preparing the auction list. Please send any material you want included in the auction, along with a description, to him. If you wish to email him, please contact him on auctions.vendors@ciss1950.org.uk

Nick Stuart will deal with all other matters from this point onwards. Bids should be returned to him by email at auctions.bidders@ciss1950.org.uk or by post as indicated on the bid form.

Printed copies will be sent to all UK and C&I members. All overseas members will receive their auction list by email.