It has been some time since our last auction. Since then, we have totally revamped and reorganized the website. This is in hopes that the auction will become more streamlined, easier to bid and promote participation. Our website, www.TPAAuctions.com, is fully functional and ready to accept bids. With 157 lots, there are a bunch of items for everyone. It includes a nice selection of United States (including #C13-15 covers), a few more collections priced to sell, a surprising number of foreign lots (including a nice collection of Eritrea) and some literature (mostly old sales catalogues).
I want to dedicate this more to the new auction website format which is a live auction. Rather than entering in bids manually and having a spreadsheet internally, this will provide a quicker response to entering bids. Here are some key things about the new auction program:
1) Registering: You must be registered to bid. This is a very simple process. Click “Register” at top. Enter your details. Wait for your confirmation email. Click the link and log in to participate.
2) Bidding: All start bids are $1.00. There is a minimum on each lot. Similar to eBay, if you have NOT met the minimum price, there is a red statement saying you have not done so. You will be sent a confirmation email of your bid as well as if/when you are outbid.
3) Donation Lots: Each donation lot is mentioned right by the lot number.
**For those uncomfortable with bidding online, you are still able to send me your bids directly as before.**
The sale will end promptly on May 20, 2015 at 6:00 C.S.T. The next Texas Philatelist journal is due out in early May so there is plenty of time to participate. If there any questions, concerns or issues, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.