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We currently hold four-five sales each year or approximately every two to three months. Typically each sale has around 600-700 individual lot listings of U.S. & Worldwide singles and sets. Values for each lot will generally start at $100 and go up to $25,000 or more.

Some of the larger sections in each sale consist of:

  • U.S. Covers  
  • Classic U.S. Postage Issues
  • Banknote Issues
  • Washington-Franklin Issues
  • Back-of-the-Book Issues
  • U.S. Revenues
  • Match & Medicine stamps
  • Duck Stamps
  • U.S. Possessions



All of the lots in our Michael E. Aldrich Auctions have scans or partial scans of each lot available to bidders. If a bidder needs additional scans of a particular lot they can be furnished via e-mail to those who request them. Due to staff limitations and high activity the few days prior to the closing date of the sale, we request that those needing additional scans please request them prior to the last week of the sale.


Bidding in Michael E. Aldrich Auctions is simple and easy. Each sales' listings are available for viewing on our website. Each listing has an automated bidding link. Simply click on this link for the lot that you are interested in bidding on and you will be taken to a automated bid sheet. Once you have completed all of your automated bidding, simple hit the send button and your bids will be emailed to our office.

We accept phone bids prior to the sale. Please call our office with any bids that you may have: 480-488-1616 or you may use our toll free number: 480-488-1616

You may also email your bids to us directly at: aldrich@aldrichstamps.com

We also accept regular mail bids. Either use the printed bid sheet in the printed catalog or any other plain piece of paper and mail to our offices at: Michael E. Aldrich Auctions, Box 2295. Carefree, AZ  85377.

For those who wish to fax their bids to us, our fax number is: 480-488-1684

Live Bidding

We are currently using Stamp Auction Network as our Live Bidding platform. Each of our sales has a live bidding component. You will need to register with SAN at: www.stampauctionnetwork.com prior to the live auction. Once you have been approved for live bidding by our company, you will be notified. Just prior to the live portion of the sale, you will need to logon to SAN and click on our auction link. Once you have done this, you will receive a paddle number. At this point you are ready to participate in the Live portion of our Michael E. Aldrich sale.


Bidders and buyers who are known to us may have their purchases shipped prior to payment. Once lots are received, payment must be made within seven days. Bidders and buyers who are new or unknown to us will be notified of their purchases and payment must be received prior to the shipping of lots.

We currently accept Credit Card payments via Visa, Mastercard or Discovery. Please include the account information with your bids prior to the sale or provide them after the sale via phone.

We also accept personal checks, postal money orders or cashiers checks. In addition we also accept wired bank transfers. If you wish to make payment via this method, please call the office for our account transfer details.


Our staff has always prided itself in being one of the fastest shippers in the industry. Generally all lots are shipped to buyers withing three days after the closing date of the sale. Generally we ship via USPS by either Insured Mail or Registered Mail. Those successful bidders who would like to have their lots shipped by Express Mail, FedEx or UPS, should make note of that on their bid sheets.

Buyers may request special shipping arrangements. Any special requests should be made prior to the closing date of the sale. Please call our office with any questions.

Local buyers may pick up their lots at our offices during business hours. Please call for an appointment for pick up.

Buyers are responsible for all shipping and insurance costs.

Consigning to Michael E. Aldrich Auctions

We are constantly accepting consignments for our Michael E. Aldrich Auctions. Since we have several sales each year we are always writing and describing material for our next auction sale. We will accept U.S. and Worldwide stamps and covers in the form of singles and sets, collections, accumulations, balance lots, dealers stocks and entire estates. For larger, bulkier or more valuable lots we will travel to pick up.

The minimum estimate market value per lot is about $100.00. If there are individual lots of lesser value we will usually group them with other items.

The selling commissions range from 10-15% of the hammer price. For larger and more valuable properties please call the office for any special arrangements.

Consignors are paid 60 days after the date of the sale.

Any other questions should be addressed to our office.


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