Sale 32 Coming in January 2020

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We are very pleased to announce our 32nd public auction. This is another exciting sale for us, as we have been again entrusted to sell a wide variety of interesting and impressive material by many different consignors. We also take pride in announcing that from now on, we will endeavor to include either a scan or a photograph online with each and every lot. We think this is yet another step, along with our exacting descriptions and live internet bidding, in helping our customers from around the world to have easy access to our auctions.

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Auction #31 has finished

Auction #31 has ended! Prices Realized can be seen here, and the list of unsold lots still available for purchase at the reserve price (plus 17% buyer’s premium) is here. We will have featured realizations highlighted on our website beginning next week.

We are now organizing material and preparing invoices, which will take us until Friday, October 4th. The office will be closed to the public until Tuesday, October 1st. Invoices will be sent by e-mail or by postal mail. While we cannot usually interrupt our work to take your phone call, all calls and e-mails will be returned as soon as we can provide the information you are seeking.

Buyers who pick up their auction winnings at our offices at 1770 Woodward Drive in Ottawa can make appointments beginning Friday October 4th. Please call or e-mail to arrange a time.

Sale 31 on September 27th-28th, 2019

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Sparks Auctions’ 31st sale will take place in our offices in Ottawa over five sessions on Friday, September 27th and Saturday, September 28th, 2019.

The sale has been posted to Stamp Auction Network for bidding, with many thousands of detailed scans to illustrate. More supporting material and complete information about the auction is available here on our website.

Print catalogues are in production and will be mailed on September 3rd. Subscribers who are attending BNAPEX 2019 in Ottawa on August 30th-September 1st can pick up their catalogue at our table. Director of Lotting & Consignments Stéphane Cloutier will be glad to discuss your collecting interests, our upcoming sales and especially potential consignments.

We wish you luck in the sale,

Sparks Auctions

Sale 30 has finished

Lot 32 Canada #30c 1880 15c deep violet Large Queen on Thick Carton Paper, used with neat Montreal cancel, deep rich colour and very nicely centered. An extremely fine and fresh stamp, without any of the faults normally seen on this difficult paper. An exquisite example, certainly among the very best known. Unitrade CV$2,000 Sold for C$5,750.00 including buyer’s premium. ex-HillsonSparks Auction #30, our biggest sale ever, is complete. Unaudited Prices Realized from the sale can be seen on Stamp Auction Network or downloaded from our site. In June, will begin highlighting some of the better and more interesting realizations from the sale. There is much to talk about, including what are certain to be a few amazing prices (including the extremely fine 15c Large Queen shown at left, ex-Hillson).

We are now organizing material and preparing invoices which will take us at least the entire next week. Invoices will be sent by e-mail. While we will not usually interrupt our work to take your phone call, all calls and e-mails will be answered as soon as we can provide the information you require. Payment can be made in cash, cheques in CD$ or US$ (we will provide the conversion rate), Mastercard or Visa (2.5% convenience fee applies) or by internet eTransfer or wire (see your invoice for transit details, or check with us).

Buyers who wish to pick up their auction winnings at our offices can do so by appointment beginning on Thursday, June 6th. We are not open to the public before that date. If you haven’t visited our new offices yet, we remind you that we are now at 1770 Woodward Drive in Ottawa. Appointments can be made by e-mail or by telephone starting on Wednesday, May 29th. While our building is locked on Saturdays, we will try to make arrangements for those who must pick up outside of work hours.

As always, we thank you for your bids!

Sparks Auctions