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Our last auction, number 317, closed
Wednesday, 12 December 2018, at 4:00 pm EST (-05:00 GMT).

We will be posting Prices Realized for that sale in the next few days, together with our catalog for sale 318.

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.

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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