THE CURRENT AUCTION CLOSES ON 2016-01-06 (6th January 2016)
CURRENT POSTAL AUCTION - BIDS TO BE RECEIVED BEFORE 2016-01-07 (7th January 2016)
Please note the Postal Auction Manager is changing address after 7th January 2016. The email address remains the same but do not send anything by post that will arrive after the 7th January until you have been notified of the new address.
The current Postal Auction is PA 115. The black and white illustrated catalogue was distributed to members with the December 2015 Match Label News No. 412. A full colour version can be seen on this website. Just click on Current Postal Auction
The October 2015 Postal Auction PA 114 closed 2015-10-31. The results of PA 114 are included in the black and white illustrated catalogue for PA 115 distributed to members with the December Match Label News No. 412. The prices realised can also be seen against the lot details in the Postal Auction archives. Click on the appropriate archive below for details.
POSTAL AUCTIONS ARCHIVES
Details of the next Postal Auction PA 116 during February 2016 will appear here a few days after the February 2016 Match Label News No. 413 has been sent to members.
KEY POINTS AND REMINDERS
- Please note that only full members of the British Matchbox Label and Bookmatch Society (BML&BS) may participate in Postal Auctions.
- If you are not a member you can bid in the Postal Auction if your first subscription and a completed membership application form is received before bids close. Click on the PDF icon to download an application form:
- The minimum bid is £1.00
- All bids must be in pounds sterling (GBP). Bids must be placed in 50 pence steps up to £10; £1 steps up to £25; £5 steps up to £100; and £10 steps thereafter. A bid not conforming with these steps will either be rejected or reduced to a legitimate step entirely at the discretion of the Postal Auction Manager.
- Bids must be in writing, either by post or email giving clear indication of the bid, lot number, name, address and membership number of the bidder.
- The Postal Auction Manager may refuse to enter any lot that is considered unsuitable for the Postal Auction and due to legal restrictions imposed by Royal Mail live matches cannot be included in Postal Auction lots.
- Sellers are responsible for all costs in getting a lot and its description to the Postal Auction Manager.
- All bids will be considered as a maximum. Where more than one bid is received on a lot it will be knocked down at one bid step above the second highest maximum bid.
- Where only one bid is received on a lot it is knocked down at one bid step above half the maximum bid.
- Lots that attract no bids are automatically carried over into the next Postal Auction. Lots that remain unsold in two Postal Auctions are treated as receiving a bid of 50 pence by the seller at the normal rates of commission and postal expenses for return.
- Reserve prices are treated as bids by the Seller at that price. Unless a bid received meets or exceeds the reserve price the lot is treated as being sold to the buyer at the normal rates of commission and postal expenses for return.
- A winning buyer of a lot contracts to pay the winning bid amount and the postage and packing cost involved before it can be sent. Buyers may pay by a British cheque drawn on a pound sterling (GBP) account or by PayPal. Any costs or postal charges are added to the amount due.
- Sellers will receive the proceeds of their sales by a British cheque drawn on the Society's pound sterling (GBP) account or by PayPal. Any costs or postal charges are deducted from the amount due.
The full rules of the Postal Auction were published on pages 9-10 of your Membership List. An up-to-date copy of the Rules is maintained online at Postal Auction Rules.