Auction #18

Sparks Auctions is proud to present Public Auction #18, held at Suite 203, 1550 Carling Avenue, on September 29th-October 1st, 2015. It is certainly our biggest and most exciting auction so far, with a great number of high quality stamps, many rarely seen or offered varieties and much more. Our customers will know that we do not over-use the adjective extremely fine, and this auction is no exception to that, but we can safely say that we have never used it on so many deserving stamps.

Of note in this auction is our extensive Canada offering, with just under 900 lots. Many not often seen varieties abound, from the Pence issues to modern. Those collecting as many Unitrade sub-numbers as possible will have many to chose from. One large consignment of note has not been on the market since the early 1980s, and was assembled in the 1960s and 1970s. It contains major rarities, such as a mint Canada #1 with major re-entry and a mint Newfoundland #C12a plus many other high quality stamps and covers not often seen or offered.

Lot 8 three penny beaver
Lot 8 — 1851 3d red Beaver Imperforate on Laid Paper, with Major Re-Entry.

Our Canadian postal history section is probably the most extensive we have offered yet, with over 400 desireable lots, from single items to a lot of over ten thousand covers, with something for just about everyone, from specialist collectors to postal history dealers.

Our always popular lots and collections section contains 635 lots from well over 100 different countries, in the form of dealer stocks, collectors’ accumulations and collections. We note extensive Great Britain, United States, Germany to name just a few, plus the lifetime collection of Father Beaulac in its own section.

Please make sure to view our auctions online, as this provides you with a great many extra scans, which do not fit in our printed catalogues. Our scans are renowned for their size and clarity, as we want you to be able to see exactly what you are bidding on. is the place to go for easy viewing of our catalogue as well as live bidding during the sale. Beginning the week of August, 31st, featured items, updates, corrections and additional scans can be found here on our site.

Enjoy the sale!

Stéphane Cloutier
Sparks Auctions