Ian Boulton

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First Name Ian
Name Ian Boulton
What is your business name? Ace Stamp Auctions
What do you sell? Australia and rest of world auctions.
Tell us something about your business I began this public auction format in 2008 following an apparent demand for a regular Western Australian based auction that is held on a frequent basis with pre-determined dates and reasonable estimates for all budgets. In addition, collectors were increasingly tired of paying sizable buyers premiums or commissions which increase the hammer price by up to 17.5%! Meanwhile vendors were looking for a professional auction service which was both friendly and cost effective with a lower vendor commission than those currently offered by both local WA and Eastern States auction houses. Therefore I have begun with a nominal 15% commission rate to encourage an attractive, interesting and varied range of philatelic material. I endeavour to offer a cross section of material in the sales to interest a variety of collectors. There is both classic material from the Commonwealth countries including Great Britain through to modern Australian errors that have only just been discovered. Attractive early Australian Kangaroos & KGV along with States material is also available. There is always a selection of the ever popular box lots and collections. As usual careful inspection is recommended! I have also included a section of miscellaneous lots to bring some variety to the auction. They have included unusual Cinderellas, model Post Office delivery vans and letterboxes, stickers, phone cards and even golf balls! I hope as many collectors as possible can attend the sale on the day. This makes for a lively auction and also gives collectors an opportunity to meet. There is an area where stamp clubs are more than welcome to promote their activities too. I have a stand at the venue offering numerous stamps, covers and accessories & publications for direct purchase on both the Saturday viewing and Sunday Auction days. Part of this exercise is to introduce the auction process to those who may not have participated in this before and hence we are always happy to answer questions on the day and assist where possible. If you have any queries before the event please feel free to call. Likewise any feedback that will assist in improving the service offered is very much welcome. In concluding I would like to thank those collectors and fellow dealers that continue to encourage me and offer words of wisdom, the vendors that provide such an array of lots, Marc, the IT guru who streamlines the website, & invoice production, friends who assist on the day, which allows me to remove high buyer's premiums and commissions, and finally my wife Christine for her continued patience and support.
Country: Australia