Auction #31

Welcome to our September 2019 Sale. Our May 2019 sale, including the John Hillson and Andrew Liptak collections was a huge success, surpassing by far our expectations. Our firm is constantly growing and gaining the confidence of more and more new and repeat consignors and buyers, for which we are greatly thankful, and we will soon be offering more single name sales, which we think will interest many of our customers. Our business model allows us to offer a great variety of material for all budgets and collecting interests.

Lot 221, Canada #116 1916 10c plum Admiral MNH pair with 80% Type C Lathework

Our Canada and BNA section offers our usual great variety of singles and sets, including part 1 of an old time holding of early Canadian mint never hinged stamps, mostly in blocks and multiples. This section also features the archives of Jean Morin, a stamp designer who worked on many Canadian stamps from 1973 to 1994, a large holding of early plate proofs and much more.

Our British Commonwealth and Worldwide singles and sets sections are some of the better we have offered recently, again with a little something for everyone, including another installment of the SPECIMEN perforated stamps of the 1930s, many good Great Britain and United States items, etc.

Our postal history section continues to be strong and offers the best collection of Canadian First Flight covers we have ever offered, with mostly better items and very few common $3 covers.

Our very popular Canada and Worldwide lots and collections section is rich with variety, with strong offerings of Germany, Great Britain, United States and more, including some valuable collections sold intact cataloguing from $50,000 to well over $100,000.

Our sales are conducted in Canadian dollars, with a competitive buyer’s fee of 17%, and we always charge the actual shipping cost and not a “flat fee.” In our continued promise of transparency to our customers, all of the reserved lots at Sparks Auctions are indicated with the letters “Rsv” at the end of the description and start at the reserve price.

Happy bidding, and please contact us if you have any material to consign!
Stéphane Cloutier