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Fourth Mail Auction Report

Our fourth auction had 26 bidders, 15 were successful and of the 111 lots offered, only 47 were sold. In the years to come, I am sure that some will look back and realize the “bargains” that they missed. I look back at the offerings in the Specialist when I first joined and see Berlin Bear sheets selling for 50 cents.

There were some hot lots, those generated maximum bids of 2, 3 or 4 times the opening bid.  The post office took about 3 weeks to deliver the Specialist, so everyone only had a short time to read and place their bids. The best news is that the auction, with sales of just over $1,100, generated Society commissions that represent almost than the equivalent of 3 memberships.

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

Lot #3 $76(3), 7 $4(2), 8$36(3), 12$10(1), 13$15(1), 14 $34(4), 16$2(1), 17 $10(1), 24 $20(1), 25 $30(1), 26 $20(1), 27 $10(1), 29 $2(1), 30 $2(1), 31 $2(1), 32( $21), 38 $20(2), 40 $15(1), 44 $5(1), 45 $5(1), 47$9.5(3), 48( $41), 64 $100(1), 65 $100(1), 68 $49(3), 72 $43(4), 73 $15(1), 74 $15(1), 75$35(1), 76 $5(1), 77 $50(1), 81 $31(2), 83 $24(1), 85 $56(3), 86 $23(2), 87 $11(3), 88 $12(2), 89 $10(2), 90 $22(3), 91 $2(1), 92 $15(1), 93 $7(1), 94 $15(1), 95 $9.5(2), 96 $32(3), 97 $4.5(1), 101 $36(3), 102 $40(1).

Lot Unsold and returned to seller lots: Lot #1,2,4,5,6,9,10,11,15,18,19,20,21,22,23,28,33,34,35,36,37,39,42,43,46,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,66,67,69,70,71,78,79,80,82,84,98,99,100,103,104,105,106,107,108,109,110,111.

Our next Mail Auction will be in the September 2016 Specialist.  The auction will close on October 15.