Sessions & Viewing Hours

This auction will be closed to the public with only limited Sparks Auctions staff on hand to conduct the online sale and we 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. The Terms and Conditions of Sale can be seen on our site, along with information about bidding. Contact us if you need further help and we will talk you through the process.


Due to pandemic restrictions, there will be no further pre-sale viewing of the lots being offered in Sale #36.


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.

Session #1 Canada & British North America
Lots 1-316
Monday, April 19, 2021, 10:00am EDT
Session #2
United States
Lots 317-684
Monday, April 19, 1:00pm EDT*
Session #3 British Commonwealth
Lots 685-1052
Tuesday, April 20, 10:00am EDT
Session #4
Lots 1053-1155
Tuesday, April 20, 1:30pm EDT*
* Session 2 and Session 4 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.


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.
Hugo Deshaye, Hugo Deshaye (Philatelist) Inc.
Jamie Hennebury
Peter Rennie
Gerald Tucker, Lighthouse Stamp Collecting
Nick Martin, LoveAuctions UK
(44) 0120546 0968
Claude Michaud
902-443-5912, 902-456-0950 (cell)
Frank Mandel