ASG Grading Stamps On-Site in Hong Kong in December
Posted on 9/29/2023
Authenticated Stamp Guaranty® (ASG®) will conduct on-site grading of stamps at the office of NGC Hong Kong Ltd. (NGC Hong Kong) from December 13-27, 2023. This is ASG’s second on-site grading event in Hong Kong, during which ASG’s full expert and impartial authentication, grading and encapsulation services will be offered on location with an extremely fast turnaround time.
Submissions for on-site grading must be received by ASG's Hong Kong office by 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. Submissions can be made in person (by appointment only) or by mail to ASG’s Hong Kong office. Please write "HK OS" on the shipping label or the outside of the shipping box to ensure that the submission is graded during the on-site event. Submissions can also be made at NGC Hong Kong’s booth (A5-A8) at the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair (HKINF) from December 11 until 12:00 p.m. on December 13, 2023.
NGC Hong Kong will endeavor to have all stamps submitted for this event completed and ready for pick-up or return shipment starting Wednesday, December 27, 2023.
Authenticated Stamp Guaranty (ASG) was established in 2017 to provide an accurate, consistent and impartial assessment of a stamp’s authenticity and grade. Every stamp that ASG certifies is backed by the comprehensive ASG Guarantee, which helps to protect consumers. ASG employs a team of expert stamp graders who are prohibited from buying and selling stamps commercially to ensure impartiality. The combined experience and expertise of the ASG grading team results in superior accuracy and consistency.
About the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair
The Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair is one of the world's leading numismatic showcases, featuring a wide variety of coins and currency for sale. The event features dozens of exhibitors and draws collectors and dealers from around the world. The December 11-13, 2023 event is being held at the Holiday Inn Golden Mile.
Preparing your Submission
The ASG On-site Grading Event will be held at the office of NGC Hong Kong, ASG’s affiliate in Hong Kong, China.
The following stamps will be accepted at this event:
- all vintage and modern stamps from Mainland China
- all stamps from Hong Kong and Macau issued from 1970 to present
- all stamps from the rest of Asia issued from 2000 to present
Stamps must fit into the regular ASG holder or the ASG Oversize Holder. Sheets, postcards and covers will NOT be accepted. For a list of ASG holder sizes, click here.
Submissions will be accepted from paid Collector members and Authorized Dealers with ASG, NGC or PMG. Submissions must be made using the ASG Hong Kong Submission Form. To download and fill out the form, click here.
Not a member? For just $25 (USD) per year, you can gain direct submission privileges to ASG, NGC and PMG. To join, visit NGCcoin.hk/Join.
Fees for on-site grading
For faster processing, collectors and dealers must pay at the time of submission. If payment is not made at the time of submission, stamps can be returned at the time of completion IF the customer provides proof that they have paid.
Grading tiers, services and fees:
A complete list of ASG’s services and fees for the Hong Kong on-site grading event is below. All fees and maximum values are in USD. The ASG Grading Tiers and ReHolder fees listed below include an additional $3 fee per stamp for on-site grading. To view ASG’s services and fees as a PDF, click here.
|ASG GRADING TIER||MAXIMUM VALUE (USD)||FEE (USD)|
|Unlimited Value WalkThrough||Unlimited||$303 + 2% FMV|
|Modern Bulk (Mixed Types) 50-stamp minimum||$300||$21|
|Modern Bulk (Same Types) 50-stamp minimum||$300||$20|
|ASG ADD-ON SERVICES||MAXIMUM VALUE (USD)||FEE (USD)|
|Early Releases / First Releases||N/A||Tier fee + $8|
|Special Label||N/A||Tier fee + $8|
|Variety||N/A||Tier fee + $10|
|Error||N/A||Tier fee + $10|
|ASG Oversize Holder||N/A||Tier fee + $20|
|Pedigree||N/A||Tier fee + $5|
|ReGrade||N/A||According to tier|
|ASG REHOLDERS||MAXIMUM VALUE (USD)||FEE (USD)|
|High Value ReHolder||Unlimited||$33|
|High Value Oversize ReHolder||Unlimited||$53|
|ASG OTHER SERVICES||MAXIMUM VALUE (USD)||FEE (USD)|
|Return Packaging||N/A||$5 per form|
|Handling Fee||N/A||$15 per form|
For more information and to submit, contact NGC Hong Kong:
Suites 1208-10, 12/F, Tower 1,
The Gateway, Harbour City
25 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui,
Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Phone: +852 2115-3639
By Appointment Only
Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), ASG's affiliate for grading stamps, will also be conducting an on-site grading event in conjunction with the HKINF in December 2023. To learn more, click here.
Interested in becoming a stamp expert with ASG?
ASG is actively seeking stamp experts to join its team in Hong Kong and contribute their knowledge to identify, authenticate and grade postage stamps. If you are interested in applying for a job with ASG in Hong Kong, please visit our careers page to apply!
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