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BLACK DIAMOND ONLINE DIVISION
|Rare Stamp Exchange||Black Diamond Online|
Offering U.S. and World Wide Singles and sets at retail prices ranging from $100 - $100,000.
Offering U.S. and World Wide singles and sets at retail prices ranging from $3 - $5000.Black Diamond Online
|ABC Auctions||Michael E. Aldrich Auctions|
Selling U.S. and World Wide collections, accumulations, & balance lots via online auctions, six time each year. Lot values range from $100 - $50,000.
Selling U.S. and World Wide singles and sets via online auctions held six times each year. Lot values range from $50-$10,000.
|Books, Literature, and Albums|
Here is what some people are saying about Imagine No More Lies
"I enjoyed Imagine No More Lies and appreciated the intertwined philatelic references and applaud the author's imagination and creativity. He has an amazing ability to build intrigue and suspense. I couldn't put it down so I relaxed and settled in for the "ride". T.K. Minneapolis, MN
"This is the first time in history that a member of mainstream philately has published a major piece of fiction literature. A proud moment for the author and philately as a whole. A riveting tale of suspense, intrigue and with a entertaining philatelic twist. This is one of the best books I have read in years! Randy Neil, Editor of the American Stamp Dealer and Collector magazine
Mike you have a gift. The book is a wonderful piece of writing. It is a big book but once I started reading it I had to keep going to find out what was going to happen next. The characters are interesting and well developed. I hope there is a sequel. Joe Savarese, Executive Director for the American Stamp Dealers Association
This is the must read of the year! You'll hold your breath, laugh and cry. I put it down but had to pick it right back up again. This is an intriguing thriller which offers stamp collecting and dealing. There is murder, true love, non-stop action, true friendship and family tragedy and this is only tapping the surface. And don't miss the movie! I guarantee there will be one. Shari Jo Sorchych, Editor of the Sonoran News, Cave Creek, AZ
The author had enough twists and turns in the storyline that it will make you want to keep flipping the pages. In fact, I usually read two or three books at one time, but I was so fascinated with this one that the other were kept closed until I was finished. I found it truly amazing that this work of fiction was the author's first novel. This is a book you will want to read, and it's guaranteed to keep you turning the pages. Dr. E. L. Parker, Mekeel's & Stamps MAGAZINE
RareStampExchange.com is a membership driven philatelic website where members can buy and sell U.S. and Worldwide singles and sets. The minimum retail value of any item on the RSE website is $100.00. The website also provides extensive philatelic information to research members via The Rare Stamp Top 500, the RSE History Database, The Rate-a-Rarity feature and a customized Wantlist Service is available to all RSE members.
The website currently features many United States and Worldwide stamps. The RSE website is one of the most technologically advanced philatelic website on the internet.
Michael E. Aldrich Auctions sells U.S. and Worldwide singles and sets via online auctions. The company has held over 70 sales in the past few decades. This auction generally sells higher value items that typically realize in the $100-10,000 and up range. The Michael E. Aldrich Auctions often offers very strong sections of U.S. Revenues in their sales.
Our Michael E. Aldrich Auctions also have a live internet bidding component. We use Stamp Auction Network (SAN) as our live bidding platform. Those who are interested in bidding live during the sale will need to go to SAN and register as a bidder and they must request bidding approval from Michael E. Aldrich Auctions. Once approval is made, bidders need only go to the SAN home page and click on the Michael E. Aldrich Auctions link. This will take them to the Michael E. Aldrich Auctions screen and they will be given a live bidder number for that sale.
Aldrich Balances and Collections auctions is a mail and internet auction that specializes in selling U.S. and Worldwide collections, accumulations, dealers stocks and balance lots. ABC Auctions has been auctioning collections since 1998 and has run over 90 sales. Currently sales are run about every two months, and typically each sale has around 500 individual lots. Each lot in the sale is cataloged or an estimate range is provided in the lot description.
A printed catalog is provided for prospective bidders and each sale is posted on our web site. Opening bids are posted approximately 5-7 days before the closing date of the sale. The opening bids are updated at least once a day five days prior to the closing date. Several lots also have photo scans available on the web site.
Our ABC Auctions also have a live internet bidding component. We use Stamp Auction Network (SAN) as our live bidding platform. Those who are interested in bidding live during the sale will need to go to SAN and register as a bidder and they must request bidding approval from ABC Auctions. Once approval is made, bidders need only go to the SAN home page and click on the ABC Auctions link. This will take them to the ABC Auctions screen and they will be given a live bidder number for that sale.
The name Black Diamond is not new for many customers of Michael E. Aldrich, Inc. For many years the company ran Black Diamond Mail Sales which sold U.S. & Worldwide singles and sets in a mail sale format. Values of items in the past mail sales were generally in the $25-500 range. These sales would typically have over 8,000 lots. The new Black Diamond Online is a retail website which sells U.S. and Worldwide singles and sets. Each individual item listed typically has a retail price in the $3-5,000 range.
The look of the retail listings portion of the website mimics the popular and widely use "102 Card" format. This format which has been used by hundreds of retail and show dealers for more than 50 years is very familiar to collectors throughout the world. The Black Diamond Online website has one of the most extensive search engines of any philatelic website and includes several Custom Search Features. The site also utilizes a modern shopping cart format which simplifies the buying process.
Black Diamond Online currently has over 30,000 individual listings of singles and sets for U.S. & Worldwide stamps. Prices range from $3.00 to over $5,000.00. There are also several other features which make Black Diamond Online one of the most user friendly philatelic websites on the internet.