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Circuit Sales acts as an agent for APS members who wish to sell some of their philatelic material.
Selling is Easy!
- Purchase Supplies - Special sales books are used for selling thru the APS. The sales books measure 5 x 8-inches and are available in five different styles depending on the type material you are submitting (singles, blocks, or cover). Items larger than the book size of 5 x 8 inches cannot be accepted. You may also purchase low-cost mounts for use in the sales books.
- Prepare and submit your items - The seller mounts, describes, and prices items within each sales book, and sends the completed book(s) to Circuit Sales via insured or registered mail, depending on the seller’s preference for mail security.
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- Items are received and prepared for circulation - Circuit Sales checks each sales book for pricing, clarity of description, and proper mounting. Each book is then assigned to a category; given a unique APS book number; photographed (each page is photographed for the protection of our members); and an acknowledgement is sent to the seller.
- Circulation Time - Sales books are circulated for approximately 18 months, after which, they are automatically processed for retirement and returned to the owner with payment for items sold. A book will be retired before eighteen months if there is less than $10 in unsold material remaining. NOTE: BOOKS MAY TAKE LONGER THAN 18 MONTHS TO BE PAID OUT AS THE CIRCUIT MEMBERS MAY NOT HAVE THEM RETURNED TO US IN ORDER TO RETIRE AT EXACTLY 18 MONTHS. Some may pay out in 20+ months.
Payment and Charges
Payment is made to the seller upon retirement of the sales book, and after deduction of appropriate charges:
20% commission on material sold, with a $3.00 minimum per book.
1% insurance charge, based on the original value submitted. (This provides complete coverage against loss or damage while the material is in the hands of Circuit Sales.)
Any fines levied by examiners for improperly identified items.
All Circuit Sales charges are deducted at the time of retirement and are itemized on the retirement statement.
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