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Paulus Swaen   Buy-or-Bid 

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Rare Paper Sales  Buy-or-Bid

Paulus Swaen and New World Cartographic (Chicago) have joined forces to offer more Americana, posters, ephemera and other rare papers!
From the RarePaperSales Catalog of this unique Buy-or-Bid Sale, you can buy or bid on hundreds of fine, rare paper items and never pay more than the Buy price.

In our BUY-or-BID sale, you never pay more than the Buy price.

Rare Paper Sales
1200 W. 35th Street, #425
Chicago, IL 60609, USA
tel. : (312) 496 - 3622
email : @

Paulus Swaen Old Maps and Prints
Clearwater, USA - Amsterdam NL
tel. USA +1 727 687 3298
tel. NL +33 (0)6 27839704
email : @

Client Center

In the client  center you can find links to your purchases, shipments, certificates, future auctions and much more.

Amsterdam respresentative

Paulus Swaen Representative in Amsterdam — We a represebntative in Amsterdam to better serve our European buyers and sellers.

Consignor center
In the consignor center you can find links to add items to the Buy or Bid sale, see your sales records, get additional information how to photograph you maps and prints, and much more.

Buy or Bid Calendar

Now being been in the rare map business for 43 years and successfully organizing online auctions for 28 years I think it is time to explore other ways of selling old maps in an online format.

Being strangled by the costs (OSS, paperwork, bureaucracy, rules, processes, Brexit,  the difficulties in shipping items internationally in a secure, fast, reliable, and economical way have made the formula no longer profitable and organizable to deliver a good customer experience.