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April 15, 2021

To our valued customers:

Gil is currently out of the office on medical leave, and we are unable to respond to your questions that require his expertise. To be sure that the current auction, #333, is administered fairly and that bidders are fully informed, we are postponing its closing date.

The new closing for our sale #333 is Wednesday, June 16, at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Closing dates for subsequent sales may also be delayed.

We have shipped all winning lots from our last sale, #332, except for those requiring pre-payment.

Thanks for your understanding.

Best regards, The staff @ Downeast Stamps

Our last auction, number 333, closed
Wednesday, 16 June 2021, at 4:00 pm EDT (-04:00 GMT).

We will be posting Prices Realized for that sale in the next few days, together with our catalog for sale 334.

We are currently packing and mailing lots to successful bidders. You should receive yours soon.


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 is a sole proprietorship owned and operated by Gilbert M. Roderick with premises in 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 has been a member of APS since 1974.


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