Sessions & Viewing Hours

NB January 12th, 2021: Owing to the COVID-19 State of Emergency Order in Ontario, this auction will be postponed until a date yet to be determined. Please check back on our site or subscribe to our mailing list to be notified.

The auction sessions and viewing will take place at our offices at 1770 Woodward Drive, Suite 101, Ottawa. This will be a CLOSED auction with only Sparks staff on the bidding floor as well as one agent who has been invited to attend and will do so in accordance with our Pandemic Policy. Bidders may place advance bids via email, telephone, fax, or use an Agent (see list below). The preferred method for real-time bidding is to participate and follow along LIVE via Stamp Auction Network. If on-line bidding is new to you, we have detailed instructions on our How To Bid page. Contact us if you need further help and we will talk you through the process.

Viewing

At our offices, 1770 Woodward Drive, Suite 101, Ottawa BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Mondays through Saturdays beginning Monday December 14th. You must contact us in advance to schedule a time between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST. We can only accommodate three customers at once, and will allow one hour between scheduled viewings for cleaning and to minimize contact. Please book a time as soon as possible so we can provide the best possible viewing experience. We can be reached by e-mail or telephone at 613-567-3336.

During viewing, there is guest parking in the lot behind the building and more on nearby streets (subject to City of Ottawa parking regulations).

Sessions

In the interests of protecting our customers and our staff, this will be an entirely remote auction, with only staff on the floor. You may place your bids in advance by phone, fax, email. We will conduct the sale on Stamp Auction Network in the usual fashion. Telephone bidding can also be coordinated with advance notice. Bidders with complicated instructions may wish to use an agent (see list below for those who represent buyers at our sales).

The sale will be take place at our offices, 1770 Woodward Drive, Suite 101, Ottawa on the following dates and times. Placing of a bid indicates your agreement to the Terms & Conditions of Sale.

NB January 12th, 2021: Owing to the COVID-19 State of Emergency Order in Ontario, this auction will be postponed until a date yet to be determined. Please check back on our site or subscribe to our mailing list to be notified.

Session #1 Canada & British North America
Lots 1-559
Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 10:00am EST
Session #2/3
British Commonwealth & Worldwide
Lots 560-610
Thursday, January 28th, 10:00am EST
Session #4 Part One Canada & B.N.A. Postal History
Lots 611-1094
Thursday, January 28th, 10:30am EST*
Session #4 Part Two
Worldwide Postal History & Literature
Lots 1095-1394
Friday, January 29th, 10:00am EST
Session #5 Lots & Collections
Lots 1395-1698
Friday, January 29th, 1:00pm EST*
* Session 4 Part One and Session 5 will begin immediately following the conclusion of the previous session.

There will be no checkout at the conclusion of the sale. Buyers will be notified when their material is ready. Pickup will be by appointment only, one customer at a time, and drop-ins will not be accommodated.

Agents

Auction Agents An agent on the floor is a good way to make sure your bidding intentions are well-represented if you cannot participate in person. Auction agents can view material, execute OR bids and limit bids, and maintain your anonymity if desired. We recommend the following agents.
Please contact an agent directly. All of the names below are knowledgeable, experienced auction buyers.
**Can execute live floor bids at the sale.
**Hugo Deshaye
Hugo Deshaye (Philatelist) Inc.
418-655-4132
hdphil@videotron.ca
Doug Lingard
613-737-4864
lingardd@istar.ca
Peter Rennie
450-218-1616
peter.e.rennie@videotron.ca
Gerald Tucker, Lighthouse Stamp Collecting
506-433-2232
seasidebs@yahoo.ca
Nick Martin, LoveAuctions UK
(44) 0120546 0968
nick@loveauctions.co.uk
Claude Michaud
902-443-5912, 902-456-0950 (cell)
jcm.ph@ns.sympatico.ca
Frank Mandel
212-675-0819
busybird1@me.com