Auction #37

Welcome to Sparks Auctions’ Sale 37. Many thanks to all of our bidders and buyers who helped make our last sale, the Comox Valley Collection, a tremendous success. That sale and other recent sales are proof that the market is strong for good quality material.

At Sparks Auctions we consider the property of our consignors to be of the utmost importance. Our aim is first and foremost to make sure every consignment, whether it be a single stamp or several cartons, to obtain the highest realization. Our lotting, descriptions and numerous high quality scans speak for themselves. This is why we are receiving more and more consignments, not only from estates, but also from collectors directly; each consignor considers it very important that their treasures be handled in the most professional and lucrative way.

Lot 423 ** People’s Republic of China #628 1962 $3 Scene from “Drunken Beauty” by Mei Langfang Souvenir Sheet, mint never hinged, pristine and fresh, extremely fine and very rare. Scott CV U$18,500

This is the third of four sales we have planned for 2021, and we are certain there will be something in it for everyone. The many interesting items offered in this sale include:

A lovely collection of early Canadian registered mail in 69 lots
A good selection of modern Canadian varieties
Over 50 lots of Large Queen singles and groups
Specialized collections of Ireland and Newfoundland in several lots
A nice selection of Newfoundland postal history
16 lots of picture postcards
Over 350 country-specific collections including many from France, Great Britain, Germany (50 lots) and China.

As a reminder, all of our sales are conducted in Canadian dollars, and our buyer’s premium remains at an industry low of 17%. Please visit to look at our high quality scans and place your bids, both before the sale begins and live during the auction. Our online images include many thousands of high quality scans.

Sparks Auctions is doing its utmost to keep its staff and customers safe during the worldwide pandemic, and we have posted our COVID-19 protocols in our offices and online. Sale 37 will be conducted without a public floor, with bidding available in a variety of ways including in advance by several methods and live via the Internet or telephone.

While we hope to offer in-person viewing before the auction, it will be subject to current pandemic health and safety regulations. We are not in a position at this point to provide potential dates. We will announce pre-sale viewing to all customers on our mailing list, if such viewing becomes possible.

Enjoy the sale!

Stéphane Cloutier
Auction Manager