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Oldlouis Auctions

Oldlouis Philatelic Auctions Terms of Sale

All bidders (including auction agents) are subject to the following Conditions of Sale.

Bidding and Payment:

1. Buyers commission of 15% will be added to the hammer price of each lot and it is payable by the buyer.

2. 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 group two or more lots; to withdraw any lot or lots from the sale, or to act on behalf of the seller. Oldlouis will bid on behalf of clients, but will not be responsible for any errors in the execution of bidding instructions. The auctioneer shall regulate the bidding and in the event of any dispute, his decision shall be final.

3. Successful bidders are expected to make payment in full before the lots are delivered. Sales tax will be added to purchases where applicable.

4. Payments by cheques/checks/drafts or money orders may be subject to verification and/or clearance. Bidders wanting to pay by credit card may be required, at the auctioneer's discretion, to provide address/bank details etc for verification before the auction lots are sent, and the auctioneer reserves the right to refuse credit card payment and require payment by other methods.

5. If the purchase price has not been paid within the time limit, it may be resold and any loss arising from such sale will be charged to the defaulter. Any account more than thirty days in arrears is subject to a late payment charge of 2% per month so long as the account remains in arrears. If the auctioneer, in his discretion, should institute any action to secure payment of a delinquent account the defaulting purchaser shall pay all expenses incurred by the auctioneer and such charges will be added to the amount owed.

6. Until paid for in full, all lots remain the property of Oldlouis Auctions on behalf of the seller.

7. The purchaser of the lot shall be the highest bidder, as determined by the auctioneer. If identical absentee bids are received, the first bid processed takes precedence, and absentee bids take precedence over identical room bids.

8. All forwarding and handling charges will be added to the purchase price. The mode of shipment shall be at our option unless we are given specific instructions.

9. The auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw or re-offer any lot, group several lots together, refuse any bid or to refuse admission to the viewing area or auction room to any person.

10. New clients must, at auctioneers discretion, provide verifiable references, or enclose a deposit in advance of the sale.

11. Agents are responsible for all purchases made on behalf of their clients unless other arrangements are made prior to the sale.

12. The placing of a bid shall constitute acceptance of the foregoing conditions of sale.


1. Descriptions in the auction catalog are made with the greatest care, to the best of the auctioneer's ability. However, they are not to be taken as statements of fact. All larger quantities are approximate, while catalog values are taken from the latest editions available to the auctioneer, but are not guaranteed.

2. Single lots are sold as correctly described and genuine*, unless indicated to the contrary. All single lots qualified as "sold as is" in the description are not returnable for any reason. Bidders should be familiar with our list of abbreviations and condition descriptions as they form an integral part of the descriptions.

* Exception: Some of the overprinted stamps of Civil War in Russia period.

3. Single lots that are proven (to the auctioneer's satisfaction) to be not genuine or not as described may be returned within 14 days of receipt, in the same condition as received. If an item has been altered in any way, the buyer has no return rights unless the auctioneer has agreed in writing to such alteration (immersion in water or chemicals, removal of hinges/adhesions, addition or removal of marks of any kind).

4. Lots stated to contain a collection/accumulation/range etc with more than 10 items and/or any undescribed material are sold strictly 'as is' and must be taken with all faults and description errors (if any). Therefore, the buyer of any such lot has no right of rejection or return. Our description of lots is as per our catalog/website, while any owner's descriptions/notations inside an auction lot do not form part of our description. Also, items visible in scans on the website but not mentioned in our descriptions are not guaranteed in any way.

5. Items described as having defects/faults/imperfections/blemishes etc are not returnable on account of these or any other factors relating to their condition.

6. Postally used covers/cards etc can be expected to show some wear from their travels or from opening (ie: filing folds, backflap or edge faults etc). Blocks or sheets of stamps may have some perf separations or marginal faults. Unless severe such will not be mentioned, and are not grounds for return.

7. No lot can be rejected if the buyer, or his agent, had inspected the lot before the auction.

8. Buyers who are late with payment may forfeit any return privileges (even if the lot is not as described), as the vendor may have been already paid.

9. The auctioneer shall not be liable for any default of the purchaser or vendor. Also, the auctioneer shall not be liable for any error in the catalog text or illustrations or on the website. The only remedy possible for such errors in the auction catalog or website is cancellation of the sale of the relevant lots as per condition of sale (22), and refund of purchase price and commission.

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Oldlouis Auctions

Oldlouis 37th Auction - Mute Cancels of Russia, Poland, and Baltic States
May 16th, 2024

The World's largest and most extensive collection of mute cancellations, collected over more than 30 years - 681 covers and postcards. The mute cancellations of Russia during the First World War are one of the greatest mysteries of philately. All items in the auction are included in The Arnold Levin Gold Collection. A significant portion of the items are shown in Arnold's catalogue. An additional collection is also listed, featuring items that have never been shown before.

Short Terms and Conditions

Buyers commission of 15% will be added to the hammer price of each lot and it is payable by the buyer.

Please note the Terms and Conditions

Lot Start Lot End Starting Time

1333 2007 -
Current Auctions
May 16th, 2024
Oldlouis 37th Auction - Mute Cancels of Russia, Poland, and Baltic States
Mute Cancels of Russia, Poland, Baltic States incl. "The Arnold Levin Collection"
May 17th - 18th, 2024
Oldlouis 37th Auction - Third Reich Propaganda - Postcards, Postal Stationeries, Olympics
Third Reich Propaganda incl. Rare Illustrated Postcards, Postal Stationeries, Olympics, Collectibles etc.
Auction Results
April 11th - 12th, 2024
Oldlouis 36th Auction - Germany - German Reich, WWII Occupations, Propaganda
German Empire, Weimar, third Reich, WWI-II Occupations, Propaganda, Fieldpost, Legions, Germany after 45
April 2nd - 10th, 2024
Oldlouis 36th Auction - Russia, Ukraine, World, and Displaced Person Camps
Specialized collections Russia, Ukraine, World, and Displaced Person Camps
February 6th, 2024
Oldlouis 35th Auction - World War I: Locals, Provisionals, Occupations & Propaganda
Rare stamps and postal history items of the WWI. Local and provisional issues, occupations, propaganda stamps and postcards, cinderellas, ...
December 26th - 29th, 2023
Oldlouis 34th Auction - Part 3 - Russia & Soviet Union
Russia of all periods: Russian Empire, Russian Civil War massive collection with Caucasus and Far East, RSFSR / USSR Rare issues, print ...
December 21st - 23rd, 2023
Oldlouis 34th Auction - Part II: Ukraine, Poland DP Camps, and The World
Ukraine of all periods, Ukrainian Tridents Podolia Specialized Collection, Poland, Polish and Batlic States Displaced Person Camps
December 18th - 20th, 2023
Oldlouis 34th Auction - Germany: Reich, Occupations, Propaganda
German Empire, Weimar Republic, Third Reich, WWI & WWII Occupations, Propaganda, Fieldpost, Legions, Germany after 1945
Postponed to April 6th 2023
Oldlouis 28th auction - Germany, Occupations, WWII Caricatures & Propaganda
German Reich, WWI & WWII Occupations, World War II Rare Propaganda & Caricatures and many more.
March 21st - 24th, 2023
Oldlouis 28th Auction - Russia & Territories
Russian Empire; Russian Civil War; RSFSR Varieties and Printing errors; Russian Mute Covers, Red Cross, Odessa; Russian Cinderellas; Tannu ...
December 13th, 2022
Oldlouis 26th Auction - Germany Occupations & Third Reich Propaganda
Germany Occupations & Third Reich Propaganda
December 8th - 9th, 2022
Oldlouis 26th Auction - Germany
Germany: Empire, Third Reich, Weimar Republic, and Booklets, Zeppelin Mail, German States, Colonies, Locals & Zones
30th November - 7th December, 2022
Oldlouis 26th Auction - Russian Empire & Wenden & Soviet Union & Tannu Tuva
Russian Empire Printing Errors & Specialized Collection, Russian Offices Abroad & Wenden Timma Collection
October 5th - 7th, 2022
Oldlouis 25th Auction - Ukrainian Tridents and local issues
Podolia, Odessa, Kiev, Kharkov, Chernigov, Zhytomir, and other types
September 30th, 2022
Oldlouis 25th Auction - Displaced Persons Camps & Scouts
Displaced Persons Camps & Scouts: Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Baltic States
August 24th - 27th, 2022
Oldlouis 24th Auction - Germany Specialized and Czechoslovakia Locals
Germany Occupations, Local issues, Third Reich, Propaganda, and Czechoslovakia Locals.
August 13th - 20th, 2022
Oldlouis 24th Auction - Russia & Area
Russian Offices Abroad, Civil War in Russia (including Siberia and local issues), Caucasus 1919-1923, USSR Varieties and Printing.
August 11th, 2022
Oldlouis 24th Auction - Worldwide First Airmail and Zeppelin Flights
Worldwide Airmail First Flights and Zeppelin Post, including Russia, United States, Germany, South America, and Europe.
May 27th - June 1st, 2022
Oldlouis 22nd Auction - Germany, Poland, Mongolia, and DP Camps
Germany Occupations, Local issues, Propaganda, Legions, Booklets and much more.
May 17th - 26th, 2022
Oldlouis 22nd Auction - Russia, Ukraine, and Armenia
Rare stamps and postal history items of Russia, Ukraine, and Armenia.
December 21st - 23rd, 2021
Oldlouis 20th Auction - Ukraine Specialized Auction
December 17th - 18th, 2021
Oldlouis 20th Auction - Germany Specialized Auction
December 7th - 11th, 2021
Oldlouis 20th Auction - Russia & Russian offices in Mongolia
December 3rd - 7th, 2021
Oldlouis 20th Auction - China and World
December 3rd - 18th, 2021
Oldlouis 20th Auction
From Germany, Russia and China to worldwide
October 9th, 2021
Oldlouis 19th Special Auction - Russian Revenues, Local Issues, and Non-postals
Stamps of all periods and territories of Russia
September 28th - October 5th, 2021
Oldlouis 18th Auction - Rare Russian Stamps and Postal History
Russian Empire, Civil War in Russia, Soviet Russia
August 17th - 27th, 2021
Oldlouis 17th Auction
Russian Zemstvo & Rare Postal History, POLAND and GERMANY Occupation of Lithuania, CHINA: Rare Stamps, Local Issues, and Postal History.
April 30th, 2021
Oldlouis Auctions #15 - Russian Mute Postmarks
Rare covers and postage stamps of Russia, World War I
April 29th - 30th, 2021
Oldlouis Auctions #15 - The Big Russian Zemstvo Auction
TĂȘte-bĂȘches, blocks of four, proofs, varieties, and printing errors
March 16th - April 1st, 2021
Oldlouis Auctions #14 - Rare Stamps of Russia, Germany, Baltic States, and The World
Rare stamps and covers of Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Baltic States, Austria, British Commonwealth, and other countries of The World.
March 3rd - 4th, 2021
Oldlouis Auctions #13 - 1933-45 Third Reich Propaganda and Postal History Auction
III. Reich Propaganda and Postal History
December 11th - 24th, 2020
Oldlouis Auctions #12 Rare Stamps and Postal History of Germany, Russia, and The World
Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Caucasus region, Austria
November 17th - 27th, 2020
Oldlouis Auctions #11 Postal History of Russia, Mute Postmarks of Russia, Carpatho-Ukraine, and Ukrainian Tridents
Postal History of Russia, Mute Postmarks of Russia, Carpatho-Ukraine, and Ukrainian Tridents

• PART #1. Russian ...
July 21st - 30th, 2020
Oldlouis Auctions Postal History Auction of Russia, Ukraine, and Germany & Ukraine Tridents Specialized Auction
Postal History Auction of Russia, Ukraine, and Germany + Ukraine Tridents Specialized Auction
June 23rd - July 8th, 2020
Oldlouis Auctions $1 START Rare Stamps Auction - Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France & The World
Oldlouis offers a wide range of philatelic material from Russia and the Soviet Union including Zemstvo, various armies ...