MCS Auction Number 2000 - 2

Bids Must be Postmarked or E-mailed by May 16, 2000

Send Bids to:

Larry Haller
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 an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file [53k].

Also available is a List of the Prices Realized [77k GIF scanned image] from the previous auction of the Machine Cancel Society.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURES OF THIS AUCTION

ARE THAT IT CONSISTS PRINCIPALLY OF MATERIAL FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF TWO LONG STANDING MEMBERS WHO HAVE CLOSED THEIR ALBUMS

ANDY BUCKLAND (AUCTION PART FOUR), AND GORDON TWEDT

PARTICULARLY THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY 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 CONTINUE TO BE EXTENDED TO BIDDERS:

REGARDING THIS AUCTION:
The number of cancellation varieties, and the number of duplicates of many of them, cause the Buckland Flag Cancel Collection to be of a very large size. Central to the effort of lotting has been to present every item within the first-line collection, regardless of its scarcity rating or condition, and to Present the material in relatively small lot quantities. Items rated at 40 or more Points are usually listed as individual lots, but occasionally varieties from the collection is generally a quality collection, and most of it is on covers, impression, etc., do exist, and some varieties are on postcards. line collection, and all the 40 or more point items, are presented secondary collections. Cancels from the secondary collections and desirability. Beyond these standards, the items then went to the If you are hesitant to bid without further details, call with your questions or request photocopies.

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.

Bidding Increments Are:
$ 1. to $ 10. $ .50
$ 10. to $ 100. $ 1.
$ 100. and above $ 5.







Updated April 2, 2000



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