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GERMANY PHILATELIC SOCIETY

 

Mail Auction #2 Results

 

Second Mail Auction Report

Unbelievable is about all that can be said. Our second auction had 33 bidders, 27 were successful and of the 115 lots offered, all but 23 were sold. There were some hard to find items, those generated maximum bids of 2, 3 or 4 times the opening bid.  The best news is that the auction generated Society commissions that represent the equivalent of 4 memberships.

During the 2009 -2013 period, the Society lost 213 members, reducing our income by over $6,000.  That required the 2015 dues increase. A necessary action, which in turn, cost us even more membership loss. Every dollar of additional revenue is very welcome in our financial recovery.

The sold lots, the final price and in parenthesis (X), the number of bids for that lot.

Lot #1, $6.00 (1); #2, $5.00 (1); #3, $5.00 (1); #4, $5.00 ()1; #5, $5.00 (1); #7, $25.00 (1); #8, $10.00 (1); #9, $4.00 (1): #11, $21.00 (8); #12, $51.00 (6); #13, $75.00 (1), #14, $25.00 (1); #15, $8.50(2); #16, $5.50 (2); #17. $5.50 (2); #20, $6.00 (1); #21, $6.00 (1); #22, $16.00 (4); #23, $4.50 (4); #24, $52.00 (3); #25, $10.00 (3): #26, $33.00 (3); #27, $4.00 (6); #28, $17.00 (5), #29, $22.00 (4); #30, $9.50 (2); #31, $16.00 (3); #32. $13.00 (2); #33, $6.50 (2); #35, $8.00 (2); #36, $12.00 (3); #37, $20.00 (1); #40, $2.00 (1); #42, $8.00 (1): #43, $5.00 (1); #44, $5.00 (1); #45, $4.00 (1), #46, $7.00 (3); #47, $4.50 (3); #48, $4.50 (3); #49. $4.50 (3); #50, $25.00 (1); #51, $13.00 (7); #52, $75.00 (1); #53, $40.00 (1); #54, $25.00 (1); #57, $3.50 (2): #58, $13.00 (3); #59, $5.00 (1); #60, $7.00 (1), #61, $16.00 (2); #62, $9.50 (3); #64, $5.50 (2); #65, $41.00 (2); #66, $30.00 (1); #67, $16.00 (1); #70, $6.00 (3); #71, $10.00 (3); #72, $6.00 (3); #73, $6.00 (3): #74, $6.00 (3); #75, $20.00 (3); #76, $6.00 (3), #77, $6.00 (4); #78, $6.00 (3); #79, $14.00 (1); #81. $8.00 (3); #82, $5.00 (1); #83, $5.00 ()1; #84, $10.00 (1); #88, $66.00 (4); #89, $59.00 (3); #90, $60.00 (1): #91, $53.00 (3); #92, $48.00 (3); #93, $13.00 (3), #94, $41.00 (2); #95, $8.00 (3); #97, $20.00 (1); #99. $10.00 (2); #100, $12.00 (2); #101, $5.00 (1); #102, $37.00 (1); #104, $18.00 (2); #105, $53.00 (2); #106, $25.00 (1): #107, $30.00 (1); #108, $40.00 (1); #110, $2.00 (1), #111, $22.00 (7); #114, $26.00 (1); #115, $24.00 (1)

Unsold and returned to seller lots: Lot #6, 10, 18, 19, 34, 38, 39, 41, 55, 56, 63, 68, 69, 80, 85, 86, 87, 96, 98, 103, 109, 112, 113.

A few of the lots will be mailed from foreign members, unfortunately those successful bidders will be charged extra postage (appears to be about $6.50).  I will indicate foreign lots in the next auction so all will be aware of the extra shipping costs.

Our next Mail Auction will be in the March, 2016 Specialist.