Bids Must be Postmarked or E-mailed by November 12,1999
Send Bids to:
Auction Manager, MCS
P. 0. Box 546
Sierra Madre, CA 91025-0546
or e-mail: LjHaller@aol.com
Description and auction rules follow. The Listing of Lots is available both as HTML and as a RTF document file.
Also available is a List of the Prices Realized from the previous auction of the Machine Cancel Society.
ONCE AGAIN, THE SIGNIFICANT FEATURE OF THIS AUCTION IS THAT IT CONSISTS
PRINCIPALLY OF MATERIAL FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE LATE ANDY
BUCKLAND, WHO WAS THE AUCTION MANAGER OF OUR MACHINE CANCEL
SOCIETY. THIS AUCTION IS THE INITIAL OFFERING OF SEVERAL THAT WILL BE
COMPRISED MAINLY OF ANDY'S FLAG CANCEL COLLECTION.
THIS IS A EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MCS MEMBERS TO BID ON A VERY FINE COLLECTION OF FLAG CANCELS ON COVERS AND CARDS
BECAUSE THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL OFFERING, AND TO INVITE AND STIMULATE COMMENSURATE BIDDING, THE FOLLOWING POINTS ARE MADE TO BIDDERS:
The condition of the cancellation is indicated first, then the condition of the cover or card.
For example, F/VG means a fine cancel on a very good cover or card.
Condition of the cancel (consists of the postmark and the stamp invalidator)
VF = Very Fine; all letters and cancel virtually perfect.
F = Fine; letters and cancel well imprinted, considerably better than average.
VG = Very Good; letters and cancel well imprinted but perhaps some lightness or other defect.
G = Good; some defect, such as some letters or portion of cancel light or not imprinted, or right ends of lines or bars run off the edge of the card or cover.
P = Poor; merely an identifiable and countable example.
Condition of the cover or card
VF = Very Fine; attractive, no faults.
VG = Very Good; minor fault such as toning; not described.
G = Good; some fault, such as opening reductions; described.
P = Poor; doggy; faults; described.