Chicago’s Rasdale Stamp Co. celebrates 85th anniversary

Rasdale Stamp Company, a long-running philatelic auction house located in the Chicago metropolitan area, is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year.

Rasdale began operations as a family-owned company in 1932 and remains a family business today.

The company continues to run live stamp auctions out of its Chicago headquarters; however, the Internet has enhanced the live auction experience, allowing for features like “Rasdale Live,” which allows users to place bids on live auctions via the website.

Located at 35 Chestnut Ave. in Westmont, Ill., Rasdale is “actively involved” with the American Philatelic Society, the American Stamp Dealers Association (ASDA), the Midwest Stamp Dealers Association (MSDA), and the Collectors Club of Chicago. Some of its staff are board members of the ASDA as well as the MSDA.

According to a statement issued by Rasdale, the company is “honoured to have served stamp collectors for the past 85 years, and looks forward to serving them for many decades to come.”

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