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.


At our offices, 1770 Woodward Drive, Suite 101, Ottawa BY APPOINTMENT ONLY beginning Monday June 14th through Monday June 21st. You must contact us in advance to schedule a time between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT. 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).


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 1-382
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 10:00am EDT
Session #2
British Commonwealth
Lots 383-415
Tuesday, June 22nd, 1:45pm EDT*
Session #3 Worldwide
Lots 416-464
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2:00pm EDT*
Session #4 Postal History & Literature
Lots 465-864
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 10:00am EDT
Session #5 Lots and Collections
Lots 865-1457
Thursday, June 24th, 2021 10:00am EDT
* Session 2 and Session 3 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 Employing an agent is a good way to make sure your bidding intentions are well-represented if you cannot participate yourself. Auction agents can view material, execute OR bids and limit bids, and maintain your anonymity if desired. If conditions do not permit their participation in person, they connect by video in real time, so they can participate fully. All of the names below are knowledgeable, experienced auction buyers that we can recommend. Please contact an agent directly, well in advance of the auction, to make arrangements for them to represent you.
Jamie Hennebury
Frank Mandel
Peter Rennie
Gerald Tucker, Lighthouse Stamp Collecting
Nick Martin, LoveAuctions UK
(44) 0120546 0968
Claude Michaud
902-443-5912, 902-456-0950 (cell)