Sell Your Items
This auction is a service provided for our membership. We will gladly accept for auction any U.S. or foreign revenue stamps, documents, literature or related items valued at $5.00 or more. A 10% seller’s premium will be deducted from the sale price. The buyer also pays a 10% fee on the sale price.
The auction listings will be posted on this website with images of all lots. Exceptions are literature and documents too large to scan. If you wish your item to be pictured on this website, you must scan the image and send the file of the image to our auction manager at email@example.com. Please scan the image at 150 DPI. For single stamps, please scan the item at 100% of size. For vertical multiples, divide 100% by the number of stamps in the height of the multiple. All documents, checks, larger tax paids, etc., should be scanned at 50% of original size. If you do not have a scanner, the auction manager will do the scanning.
For each item that you submit, you should provide the catalog number, catalog used, catalog value and a description. The starting bid is the minimum value you would like the item to be sold for. Please remember that the Society’s 10% seller’s commission will be deducted from this price. Of course, we will do our best to realize a higher price than this minimum. If you have no minimum bid, please note that. Return the item description form(s) with your two copies of the contract.
Every consignor must complete two copies of our contract. After executing the two contracts, please forward both copies to our auction manager at the address listed on the contract. You will receive back (in the mail) one copy signed by the auction manager.
- Consigner’s Contract (PDF)
How to Submit Material for the Auction
Prepare the material for the auction by making up individual lots with the catalog number and value, description and condition. Use glassine envelopes, stock cards or stock sheets. If you use a specialized catalog (Barefoot, Erler, K&M, etc.), please note which one and the issue date. If you cannot identify the stamp or determine its value, then please provide an estimated value. Assign an owner’s lot number. Submit a list of the lots with all this information. If you have a reserve or a minimum acceptable bid, please list it also.
Mail your lots prior to the submittal dates provided for each auction, the earlier the better. Please send your lots to the PO Box (listed below) by insured or registered mail as you see necessary. You will receive a confirmation from the auction manager upon receipt and a detailed consignor’s statement after the auction has been assembled and lot numbers assigned.
What sells? Almost anything if it is priced correctly! There are some exceptions. Please check the prices realized to get a feel of what sells and what does not.
- Auction’s Consignment (PDF)
PO Box 74
Grosse Ile, MI 48138
Phone: (734) 676-2649
Fax: (734) 676-2959