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One of the significant benefits of APNSS membership is the mail auction.  Each issue of Plate Numbers includes a mail auction of about 160 lots of plate number singles, as well as plate blocks and other marginal markings.

If you are interested in selling plate number single material in the APNSS auction, contact the Auction Director for details and suggestions.

Bidding Terms

APNSS members may submit bids in the auction.  Minimum bids, bid increments, abbreviations and other details are listed along with the lots in each issue of Plate Numbers.

Lots are described using the Scott Catalog numbering system.  Unless otherwise indicated, prices are from the latest 2011 edition of the Hebert's Standard Catalog of Plate Number Singles.

Bid sheets should be mailed to the Auction Director.  Mail early, as tie bids go to the earliest postmark.

Successful Bidders

Lots are sold to the highest bidder, at a price one bidding increment above the second highest bid.  Tie bids are awarded to the first bid received.

Successful bidders will be notified of the lots they have won and total amount due.  Payments should be sent to the Auction Director.  Please make checks payable to APNSS.


Settlement for sold lots is made shortly after successful bidders have paid.  Sellers are provided a statement with sale price, less 10% commission to APNSS, and listing any fees.  Settlement checks are mailed to sellers by the APNSS Treasurer.

Prices Realized

Prices realized are published in the following issue of Plate Numbers.

Unsold Lots

Sellers are charged .10 per unsold lot.  Sellers may wish to reconsider minimum bids or take other actions to attract bidders' interest in your material.  Lots unsold after three auctions are returned to the seller.


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This page last updated May 30, 2011.

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