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Our current auction is number 339, closing
Wednesday, 27 July 2022, at 4:00 pm EDT (-04:00 GMT).

Please use the menu on the left to find the catalog for this sale, and to find Prices Realized for our prior sale, number 338, which closed Wednesday, 01 June 2022.


We are a quality stamp auction house serving collectors and dealers since 1975. We strive to provide accurate descriptions, realistic estimates, and a no-nonsense return policy. Most lots in our sales are from consignors, but some material we own outright. We are always looking for new material and invite you to submit your quality items (collections or individual stamps and covers) for consignment or outright purchase.

We hold six auctions each year. In each auction we try to provide a wide range of stamps, covers and collections with appeal to the most meticulous collector as well as to the beginner and bargain hunter. Printed catalogs are mailed about one month prior to each sale; the on-line catalog is available several weeks earlier.

Although many bidders submit bids through the Stamp Auction Network (SAN), about 80% of our bids are received by postal mail, email, fax, and phone. For bidders on the SAN website, that means you may not be seeing the current high bid on a lot, and you may want to submit your highest bid at once. If your bid tops the the next highest bid, you will be charged only one bid increment over that bid (see our How To Bid page).

We are proud to honor, and to observe in all our business dealings, the American Philatelic Society's (APS) Code of Ethics and Internet Code of Ethics.

Customer satisfaction is our primary goal. If you are unhappy, we are unhappy. We hope you will come to enjoy the personal service we have offered to our customers over the years.


Downeast Stamps was founded by Gilbert M Roderick as a sole proprietorship and is now operated as a sole proprietorship by his son, Scott G Roderick, with premises at 52 Fern Street, Bangor, Maine USA. Originally established in 1969 as an approval service, Downeast gradually evolved through dealing at bourses, and finally into a public auction house in 1975.

Gil is now an unpaid consultant to the business.


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