Auctions

Postal Auction NS 12

The latest postal auction is now live. The closing date for bids is 5pm on Saturday 25th April 2020

We have 564 Lots from 17 members. There is a good range of Postal History, plenty of Occupation material, a huge range of Postcards including 4* and 5* LLs and Allix’s, post 1945 material from all the islands and some Literature and Ephemera. Hopefully there is something of interest for everyone

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

If you wish to download a pdf version of the Auction List please click HERE

The bid sheet can be can be downloaded, please click HERE

Virtually all the lots have been illustrated and you can click on the icon next to the listing to see the image

There is NO Buyer’s Premium

We have removed the buyer’s premium because we can no longer accept credit cards. As we are a very small organisation the charges by the bank to process a card payment are extremely expensive. In 2019 we were charged over £1,100 for less that 100 credit card payments.

Payments can be made by PayPal (as before) or by cheque drawn on a UK Bank Account

General Information on Auctions

At present the Society holds two postal auctions each year in the Spring and the Autumn. 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, our 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. You may contact him by email at auctions.vendors@ciss1950.org.uk.

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

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