Sessions & Viewing Hours

This sale will take place in our offices without a public floor and broadcast live on Stamp Auction Network. Sparks Auctions remains conscious of the ongoing worldwide pandemic and will continue to do its utmost to support its staff and customers in safe and healthy practices. Our COVID-19 protocols are online and posted in our office.

Advance Bidding

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. Viewing will take place from Tuesday, April 19 until Saturday, May 7. We can only accommodate a limited number of viewers at once, and will allow time between scheduled viewings for cleaning and to minimize contact. Please book a time soon 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, Part 1
Canada to Back of Book (Officials)
Lots 1-697
Monday, May 9, 2022 9:00am EDT
Session #2, Part 1
Canada Back of Book & British North America
Lots 698-753, 754-847
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 9:00am EDT
Session #2, Part 2
British Commonwealth
Lots 848-1002
Tuesday, May 10, 10:30am EDT*
Session #2, Part 3
Lots 1004-1087
Tuesday, May 10, 12:00pm EDT*
Session #2, Part 4
Postal History (Canada/B.N.A.)
Lots 1088-1349
Tuesday, May 10, 1:00pm EDT*
Session #3, Part 1
Postal History (Worldwide ) & Literature
Lots 1350-1478, 1479-1511
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:00am EDT
Session #3, Part 2
Lots and Collections (Canada/B.N.A.)
Lots 1512-1760
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:00am EDT*
Session #4
Lots and Collections (Worldwide) & Miscellaneous
Lots 1761-2229
Thursday, May 12, 2022 9:00am EDT
We will be taking a lunch break at 12:00pm each day for approximately thirty minutes, which may affect the timing of afternoon sessions. Check the SAN Live Bidding & Audio Feed to see how the sale is progressing.
* Will begin immediately after the completion of the previous Session.
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.


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
Nick Martin, LoveAuctions UK
(44) 0120546 0968
Claude Michaud
902-443-5912, 902-456-0950 (cell)