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.

Viewing

At our offices, 1770 Woodward Drive, Suite 101, Ottawa BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Viewing will take place from Monday, November 1 until Saturday, November 20. 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

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 1-585
Monday, November 22nd, 2021 10:00am EST
Session #2
British Commonwealth
Lots 586-652
Monday, November 22nd, 3:30pm EST*
Session #3 Worldwide
Lots 653-725
Tuesday, November 23nd, 10:00am EST
Session #4 Postal History & Literature
Lots 726-1184
Tuesday, November 23rd, 10:30am EST*
Session #5 Lots and Collections
Lots 1185-1824
Wednesday, November 24th, 10:00am EST
* 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.

Agents

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
709-351-4103
probuck5@hotmail.com
Frank Mandel
212-675-0819
busybird1@me.com
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