Welcome to our January 2018 sale!
This is an exciting time here at Sparks Auctions, especially since our memorable September 2017 sale, where we once again realized several world record prices, including the highest price ever paid for a Canadian stamp, $327,750 for a lovely mint 12d Queen Victoria. This sale will continue to offer a good variety of quality material, and for all collecting interests and budgets. We are proud to have been entrusted with several high quality collections.
The Canada and BNA section is full of lovely material, with probably the most high quality stamps we have offered yet in a single sale, as well as a very wide range of Unitrade listed items. Readers will also notice that a great number of lots in this section are offered with certificates. Of note are many fresh and mint never hinged stamps in singles, blocks of four, plate blocks as well as complete sheets.
We have the honour of offering a unique collection of Prince Edward Island stamps, which won the Grand Award at the 1957 National Exhibition in Ottawa, the Grand Award at the 1956 BNAPEX and which had been put away since 1964. You will find in it many rare and not often offered or seen material.
Our popular Canada and Worldwide lots and collections section yet again offers a good selection of different country collections, in albums, stockbooks, dealer stock, and more. Of note are some strong Netherlands collections, Nepal collectors will find a specialized selection of early sheets in 12 lots, especially the half anna issues, ex. Ken Kershaw. We also have a strong offering of very useful Canadian postage lots, including many self-adhesives, high values and “P” values.
The print catalogues will be mailed by year’s end, in plenty of time to reach subscribers. Here on our site we will be featuring interesting items from the sale, as well as listing any corrections or clarifications that come to light.