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7.  Other eUSC Projects

7.1.  Charity Auctions

1999

The first charity auctions were run in July 1999, soon after the club was formed. At that time, it was felt that the club "was founded on the premises of not only helping each other by using eBay services, but to also benefit communities outside the information superhighway."

The chosen charity was the Veterans' National Stamp and Coin Club. More information is available on the eUSC website under the Charity tab.

2000

In April 2000, charity auctions were held for MYSTERY stamps. ccmouse offered the first official eUSC stamp (eUSC 1) which depicted the incoming president iomoon. The sheets of eUSC 1 also included eUSC 2 which honored the outgoing president g.1. These auctions raised $1,400 which was donated to g.1's chosen charity, the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Details of these auctions can be found on the eUSC website under the Charity tab.

2001-present

After the election of cableguy52 as president in March 2001, ccmouse ran another set of charity auctions in early May. On offer was eUSC 3, the eUSC official stamp which honored cableguy52, in sheets with the other two stamps, a limited edition signed proof of the design (civil war theme) and a limited edition signed proof sheetlet. The money raised was donated to a naval relief association, a charity chosen by cableguy52.

After the 9/11 attack in 2001, some members ran their own charity auctions to help the emergency services. For example, ed845 raised money for the The New York Fire 9-11 Relief Fund.

rfaux and paperhistory ran charity auctions in time for Christmas in 2001, with the idea that bidders would donate the bid amount to a charity of their choice.

Since then, charity auctions have occasionally been run since by some members to help out after a tragic event.


6.6.  eBay's Response        eBay Users' Stamp Club        7.2.  Greetings from America Cover Project, 2002