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Terms and Conditions

Rumsey Auktionen


I. All bids (whether by floor bidders, mail bidders, or telephone bidders)
will have a premium of 18% added to the auction sale price.
II. All bids are per lot as numbered in the catalog unless otherwise
announced by the auctioneer at the time of sale. The right is reserved to withdraw
any lot prior to sale, to divide a lot, or to group two or more lots, or to act on behalf of
the seller. Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions, Inc. will execute bidding
instructions on behalf of clients, but will not be responsible for any errors in the
execution of such bids. Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions, Inc. is not liable for
bidding errors related to live auction internet bidding and/or the loss of internet
connection during the live auction.
III. The highest bidder shall prevail; lots are sold at one increment over the
second highest bid. Should any dispute arise between bidders, the decision of the
auctioneer as to the successful bidder and the reoffering or resale of the lot under
dispute shall rest entirely on the judgment of the auctioneer. The auctioneer shall
regulate the bidding and reserve the right to refuse any bid believed by him not to be
made in good faith.
IV. Consignor has and retains the right to bid personally, or by his duly
appointed agent, through the auctioneer, unless the sale is advertised and announced
as one restricting such bidding by consignors or their agents.
Payments of Purchases
V. FLOOR BIDDERS. Floor bidders shall furnish the auctioneer their
names and addresses prior to bidding on any lot. The name and address of the buyer
of each lot shall be registered with the auction house following the sale of each lot.
Payment of the whole purchase price shall be made by the floor buyer in such
manner as the auctioneer may determine. Special credit arrangements must be made
prior to the sale.
VI. MAIL BIDDERS. A successful mail bidder will be notified of lots
purchased and must remit payment before the lots are sent. Auction bills are due and
payable upon receipt of notification. If buyer's payment is not received within ten
(10) days, Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions, Inc. may resell all lots without
notice. Any and all losses incurred as a result of resale will be passed on to the
defaulting buyer. Cost of postage, registration, etc. will be charged to buyer. Proof
by the auctioneer of receipt of sending at the advised address shall constitute
VII. DIRECT DRAFTS/TRANSFERS. A successful mail bidder known to
us may contact our office at (415) 781-5127 for the information necessary to pay
directly into the vendor bank account. Any additional charges resulting from
processing payments by this method shall be borne by the buyer. Method of
payment should be noted on the bid sheet.
VIII. Title shall not pass to the buyer until full payment is received by
Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions, Inc.
IX. All of our lots are sold as genuine. Lots accompanied by recent (within 5
years of sale date) expert certificates are sold “as is” based on the description in the
certificate. The aforementioned expertized lots may not be returned under any
circumstances including those instances in which subsequent certificates yield
conflicting opinions. The accepted authorities for U.S. stamps are the Philatelic
Foundation (P.F.), the Philatelic Stamp Authentication and Grading, Inc. (P.S.A.G.)
and the Professional Stamp Expertizing Committee (P.S.E.). In addition, a lot may
not be returned because an expertising service grades a stamp lower than the
grade stated in the description, or differs from the accompanying certificate.
X. The Auctioneer must be notified within 5 business days from the date of
the auction of any request to place a lot on extension for expertising. All extensions
must be paid in full, in advance. There will be no exceptions and no lots may be
returned under any circumstances if this term has not been strictly followed.
XI. All lots on extension must be submitted for expertising by the auctioneer
exclusively. Each lot is sold as genuine, except those described “as is”, but when, in
the opinion of a competent authority acceptable to Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic
Auctions, Inc., the lot is declared otherwise, the purchase price will be refunded in
full. The lot must be received by Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions, Inc. within
a period of 21 days from the date of auction. Expenses incurred for purposes of
expertising shall be borne by the purchaser except where the lot is found by said
competent authority to be materially not as described, in which case the consignor
will be responsible for expertising costs incurred. Proof of the inability of said
competent authority to express a definite opinion is not grounds for return of an
XII. Any lot, description of which is incorrect, is returnable (A) within three
(3) days of receipt and (B) if received by Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions,
Inc. within twenty-one (21) days from the date of the auction. All disputed lots must
be returned intact, in the condition received; no adjustments will be made. The
following lots are not returnable: lots containing ten (10) or more items; lots from
purchasers OR THEIR AGENTS who had the opportunity to examine them before
the auction; items described as having defects or of a quality standard “Very Good”
(V.G.) or below; lots with disputed centering or margins when the item is
photographed; lots described “as is”.
XIII. JURISDICTION. In the event of any dispute between the auctioneer and
bidders, or between any parties requesting inspection of any of the lots and the
auctioneer, or between persons offering their lots to be auctioned and the auctioneer,
the jurisdiction over the dispute shall be in the City and County of San Francisco,
State of California.
XIV. In the event of any dispute, the prevailing party shall be entitled to court
costs and reasonable attorney's fees.
XV. The California State Sales Tax - or that of another state as ordered by the
laws of such a state (as appropriate) - is payable by buyers liable to tax. See below.
Sales Tax

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Rumsey Auktionen

Schuyler Rumsey 115th Auction - The Westpex Sale
April 25th - 28th, 2024

We are pleased to be the Official Auctioneer for the West Coast’s premier philatelic exhibition. For this important event we will be offering a wonderful array of stamps and covers of the world. The sale will feature a specialized section of Asia with a number of unusual and rare items, plus a fine selection of Mexico. United States material includes the Ron Lerch Collection of Illustrated California Miner's Covers. In addition, we will be offering Dr. Armando Grassi Collection of Superb United States Stamps and a specialized sale of Civil War Stamps and Postal History. Both of these important collections will be separate catalogs.

Short Terms and Conditions

All bids (whether by floor bidders, mail bidders, or telephone bidders) will have a premium of 18% added to the auction sale price.

Please note the Terms and Conditions

Lot Start Lot End Starting Time

Thursday April 25th, 2024

1 903 10:00 PDT

Friday April 26th, 2024

904 1469 16:00 PDT

Saturday April 27th, 2024

1470 1825 16:00 PDT

Sunday April 28th, 2024

1826 2402 10:00 PDT
Auction Results
April 29th, 2023
Schuyler Rumsey 109th Auction - The Concord Collection
The Concord Collection of Superb United States Postage Stamps
April 27th - Mai 2nd, 2023
Schuyler Rumsey 108th Auction - The Westpex Sale
United States and Worldwide stamps, postal history, collections, literature and more!
December 8th, 2022
Schuyler Rumsey 107th Auction - Gems of Philately
476 Stamps and Covers of the USA, Postal History of California and the West
December 6th-7th, 2022
Schuyler Rumsey 106th Auction - Stanley M. Piller Inventory of United States
The Stanley M. Piller Inventory of USA Stanley Piller with 1135 lots.
August 27th, 2022
Schuyler Rumsey 105th Auction - The Peter Iwate Collection of Classic United States
United States and Worldwide stamps, postal history, collections and more!
August 26th, 2022
Schuyler Rumsey 104th Auction - The Alan Parsons Collection of United States
United States and Worldwide stamps, postal history, collections and more!
August 25th - 28th, 2022
Schuyler Rumsey 103rd Auction - The American Philatelic Society Auction
United States and Worldwide stamps, postal history, collections and more!
April 23rd, 2022
Schuyler Rumsey 102nd Auction - The Gary Munson Collection of Hawaii
U.S.-Hawaii Stamps and Postal History highlighted by five Hawaiian Missionary Issue stamps and much more.
April 21st - 24th, 2022
Schuyler Rumsey 101st Auction - WESTPEX
Great Britain and  British Commonwealth
July 31st, 2021
Schuyler Rumsey 98th Auction
French Ballons Montés collection and United States Railroad Postal History
July 29th - August 1st, 2021
Schuyler Rumsey 97th Auction
United States and Worldwide stamps and postal history
June 8th - 11th, 2020
Schuyler Rumsey - 92nd Auction - United States and Worldwide
Stamps and postal history from USA to worldwide
December 12th - 13th, 2019
Schuyler Rumsey - 91th Auction
Stamps and postal history of the United States and rest of the world
December 11th, 2019
Schuyler Rumsey - 90th Auction
Vernon Morris "Fighting the Fed" and George J. Kramer’s Western and Trans-Continental Postal History
April 27th, 2019
Schuyler Rumsey - 87th Auction - New Zealand Chalon Heads
This grand award winning collection was formed over the last 30 years, comprehensively covering all aspects of the ...
April 27th, 2019
Schuyler Rumsey - 86th Auction - Postal History of Ecuador
One of the finest collections of Ecuador to come to market in recent memory. Formed over many years, the collection ...
December 11th - 12th, 2018
Schuyler Rumsey - 84th Auction
Foreign Stamps and Covers, International offer with strong British Commonwealth sections
December 10th, 2018
Schuyler Rumsey - 83rd Auction
Gems of Philately, International offer with strong US
April 28th, 2018
Schuyler Rumsey - Bradley Horton Collection of U.S. Postal Cards
Collection including extensive essays, proofs, trial color proofs, mint and used, rare items!
April 27th, 2018
Schuyler Rumsey - George J. Kramer Collection of Western Trails and Routes
417 lots with an outstanding collection of western and territorial postal history, express mail and local usages including many unique ...
April 26th - 29th, 2018
Schuyler Rumsey - Westpex Sale
2,674 lots United States and Worldwide stamps, postal history, collections, literature and more!
October 13rd - 15th, 2017
Schuyler Rumsey 75th Auction
International offer with strong US and British Commonwealth sections.
April 28th - 1st May, 2016
Schuyler Rumsey 67th Auction - Westpex Sale
3600 lots, featuring the Rob Lund 3c 1851-57 Collection, specialized United States Revenue stamps, Telegraph Stamps, U.S. Possessions ...
December 13th, 2014
Schuyler Rumsey 59th Auction
The Robert J. Karrer Collection of Charleston SC from Colonial to Post-Civil War including Carriers, C.S.A. Postmaster Provisionals, etc. ...
December 8th - 12th, 2014
Schuyler Rumsey 58th Auction
The Winter Sale with a focus on United States Postal History, Postage Stamps, Possessions, Naval Covers, British Commonwealth, Panama ...
April 26th, 2014
Schuyler Rumsey 57th Auction
The Hugh V. Feldman Collection of United States Waterways
April 24th - 27th, 2014
Schuyler Rumsey 56th Auction
The Westpex Sale including single lots and collections from the United States and Worldwide
March 10th - 12th, 2014
Schuyler Rumsey 55th Auction
Over 2500 lots of United States and Confederate States Postal History
December 9th - 11th, 2013
Schuyler Rumsey 54th Auction
The sale features United States, U.S. Possessions, British Commonwealth and General Foreign stamps and postal history. Some highlights ...
April 27, 2013
53. Schuyler Rumsey Auction
“The Richard Warren Collection of Confederate States” is one of the finest collections of Confederate States to appear on the ...
April 25-28, 2013
52. Schuyler Rumsey Auction
Worldwide sale with specialized groups of France, Mexico, Trans-Atlantic Covers, United States and Worldwide Collections.
February 5-6, 2013
51. Schuyler Rumsey Auction
February 4, 2013
50. Schuyler Rumsey Auction
The Richard F. Winter Collection of Trans-Atlatic Mails with 787 lots with rare usages and rates.
April 26-29, 2012
47. Schuyler Rumsey Auction
January 24-27, 2012
45. Schuyler Rumsey Auction - The Winter Sale
The 45th. sale with more than 3400 lots featuring the collections of Warren Albright Advertising covers and the Frederick Langford Machine ...