PHILAS AUCTIONS

Auction 136

Part 1 - Box Lots                                                Part 2 - Albums and Folders

                       closing 2.00 pm Sunday 4th October                                            closing Saturday 14th November

 The list of box lots (without images) for Part 1 is being mailed

out now and can be read by clicking the button below. Note

that because of COVID-19, strict conditions must be followed.

 

Viewing:

  Viewing of lots will be by appointment only from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 3 October, 10.00 am to 3.00 pm and on Sunday 4 October, 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. Viewers must wear masks and gloves while handling the lots.

Placing bids:

  There will be no room bidding. Bids must be submitted on the form sent out with the list of lots or printed off from the links below. Completed bidding forms may be mailed to Philas or scanned and attached to an email sent to:

                                                  auction@philas.org.au

 

or telephone (02) 9264 8301 (Tuesdays & Saturdays)

                 or (02) 9264 8406) to record a message.

 

Bids will be accepted until 2.00 pm on Sunday 4 October.

Use the Contacts menu button at top of screen for more information on the location of Philas House.

Absentee  Bids

  It is important that absentee bids be submitted on a postal bidder's form.

  If you do not do this, your bids have to be re-written on to a form by a volunteer and mistakes may occur.

  Do not simply list your bids within an email and hope that they will be transcribed correctly.

Print off a postal bidders' form here.

  You can:

  • mail the completed form to Philas

  • or scan your completed form; save it as a .pdf or .jpg file and attach it to an email

  • send the email, with the attachment, to  auction@philas.org.au .

 Or you can use the  interactive form.

 A guide to completing the interactive form is available here. 

For earlier auctions, visit the Previous Auctions page.

How to bid in a Philas Auction (in 'normal' times)

In  The  Room

   Fill the gaps in your collection by bidding at the Philas auction. You can read the auction catalogue and view the lots by following the links on this page or contact Philas to receive a printed catalogue.

   View the lots at Philas House during the preceding week (see times opposite). On auction day, arrive early to obtain a bidder's number. The auction starts at 12.00 noon.

See the next column for postal and interactive bidding forms.

Absentee  Bids

  It is important that absentee bids be submitted on a postal bidder's form.

  If you do not do this, your bids have to be re-written on to a form by a volunteer and mistakes may occur.

  Do not simply list your bids within an email and hope that they will be transcribed correctly.

  Print off a postal bidders' form here.

  You can:

  • mail the completed form to Philas

  • or scan your completed form; save it as a .pdf or .jpg file and attach it to an email

  • send the email, with the attachment, to  auction@philas.org.au .

  Or you can use the  interactive form.

 A guide to completing the interactive form is available here. 

Do you want to sell material through the Philas auction?

   The Philas Stamp Auction has been running since 1975 and is the oldest

philatelic auction service in NSW run by and for the benefit of stamp collectors.

   Proceeds from our auctions remain in NSW to foster philately - there are no share-holders and no paid staff.

   Philas is a 100% voluntary, not-for-profit independent organisation. All auction -related work is performed by local stamp collectors who volunteer their time.

   You too can become a Philas helper.  Check our volunteers page.

   Many sellers (vendors) come to Philas following a recommendation from their local stamp collecting club or from a satisfied vendor at a previous auction.

   You can lot your material or we will lot it for you. It is fully insured while in our care. We mail out the auction catalogue to over 1500 potential buyers in Australia and overseas and send settlement cheques to vendors about 6 weeks after the sale.

   Our auctions attract a large number of room bidders (unlike some commercial auctions) as well as postal bidders.

 For full information on selling through Philas, see the Vendor Information page.