Omaha Monthly Stamp Auction

A highlight of club membership is our monthly exchange, which is held at our fourth-Friday meetings.  The exchange includes stamp collecting favorites such as stamp singles, plate blocks, coils, souvenir sheets, postcards, first day covers, albums, and much more from the United States and all foreign countries.  Members can submit philatelic material to be auctioned, and bid on lots submitted by other members.  Download the current exchange list here.

A great benefit of our local exchange is that members can inspect items before bidding, win philatelic material at bargain prices, and take the treasures home the same night. And there’s no shipping involved, which helps keep costs low.

Members selling items through the exchange usually receive their funds at the next scheduled meeting, minus a 10 percent fee which helps pay club expenses.

Philatelic Items Most Needed

The exchange is always very much in need of a variety of philatelic items varied foreign countries and from the USA.

Guidelines for Exchange Submissions

Owner Code: Each member must have an owner code, assigned by our Exchange Manager, to submit items to the exchange.

Exchange Submission Form: All exchange submissions must be accompanied by an exchange submission form, downloadable here. Fill in as much as you can in the fields at the top of the exchange sheet.

Please leave the “Lot” space at the top of the form and the three spaces at the bottom blank. These spaces are for Exchange Manager use only.

Please don’t write anything in the Catalog # field except for catalog numbers. If a catalog number does not exist, write in “n/a.” If you don’t know the catalog number or catalog value, leave that field blank.

Describe any faults in the description field.

For unused stamps, indicate in the description field whether the stamps are MNH (mint, never hinged), MH (mint, hinged), MNG (mint, no gum), or MNGAI (mint, no gum as issued). This is very important, as bidders may not be able to examine the back of the stamps before bidding, and if this information is missing the item will more likely result in a “no sale.”

If you have an item that appears to be MNG (mint, no gum), and it was not issued without gum, you must use as the catalog value the lesser of the mint or used value. The mint catalog value is not to be used unless that value is lower than the used value. It is incorrect and misleading to use the higher mint value for a stamp that is MNG.

If you’re submitting a set of stamps with some missing from the set, please specify which catalog numbers are included.

Attach your items to the exchange sheet without blocking the fields on the form. If your items are too large to affix to the front of the sheet, please attach them to the back of the sheet. If attaching them to the sheet would block where a three-hole punch would be used in the event of a non-sale, please place everything in a document protector or don’t attach it. Also, please don’t insert the exchange sheet inside a document protector, as this prevents the Exchange Manager from writing on it during the exchange.

Submitting bulky Items: If you want to submit bulky items such as binders, or anything that won’t fit in the 3-ring binder of unsold lots, you must schedule the submission with the Exchange Manager in advance. Be sure to describe the item in detail.