Lot 121 Canada #43 1890s 6c red brown Small Queen, mint with full original gum, never hinged. This remarkable stamp is fresh and has four large, even margins, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$1,200. (See also lot 122 for another almost as nice.)
Sparks Auctions is proud to present its 22nd auction, and one of its most important in terms of quality and range. We always try to offer something for every collecting tastes and budgets and this auction is no exception with its 1,893 lots and just under $1.7M in value. The timing of this auction allows BNAPS members to attend the auction immediately after the BNAPEX 2016 convention in Fredericton.
Highlights in the Canadian offerings include desireable Queen Victoria Leaf and Numeral plus Admiral plate blocks and multiples, part of the Dr. Nesbitt Special Delivery stamp and cover collection, rare World War I items from the Gary Collins collection, a lovely specialized collection of aerogrammes ex. Earle Covert, many lovely early plate proofs and trial colour proofs, modern varieties, and much more.
The worldwide contains a nice selection of singles, sets, collections,dealer and collector stock and postal history. Of note is an unprecedented large hoard of mint never hinged Cuba in 13 lots, with complete sets and souvenir sheets, bought there by the owner during his monthly travels there from the 1970s to 1990s. These are all sorted and identified in 102 cards in red boxes. A great lot for topicals, with a total 2016 catalogue value of US$267,500. We also note 27 lots of GB collections, a very nice consignment of British South Africa and much more. We are confident you will be able to find something for your collection.
This auction will be particularly interesting for dealers, as we have many lots containing dealer stock, all catalogued, priced and ready to go.
Lot 645 Lanark County Collection, 1823 to Modern on cards and cover in a shoe box, with a few hundred items. A good starter collection which includes Carleton Place 1837 double circle money letter, Franktown 1847, Hopetown 1845, Lanark from 1845, 1882 and 1887 as well as 9 Perth items 1823-1854. Also early items from Ramsay, McDonalds Corners, Pakenham and Poland. Mostly fine or better. Inspect. Estimate $1,000, sold for $800 plus buyer’s premium.