Sale 42 has finished

Lot 234 Canada #79b 1899 5c Blue Queen Victoria Numeral on Whiter Paper, XF NH
Lot 234 Canada #79b 1899 5c Blue Queen Victoria Numeral on Whiter Paper, mint never hinged, fresh and well centered among large margins, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2021 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV $1,050, sold for C$ $1,111 ($950 plus 17% buyer’s premium).

Auction #42 is over. Prices Realized can be seen on our Stamp Auction Network listing or downloaded from our site. Invoices for the sale were sent out to successful bidders on May 17 by e-mail or Canada Post.

Local customers please note that we will be coordinating appointments for those who wish to pick up their lots, which will be provided by curbside pick-up. If you want to have your lots shipped to you, please contact us.

Sale 42 Coming May 9-12, 2022

Welcome to our sale #42! The listing can be seen on Stamp Auction Network, where you can also sign up for your FREE Stamp Auction network membership (details here). The PDF catalogue is also available here on our website.

It has been a while since our last general sale, and during that time we were proud to offer three name sales, each of which was a huge success. Once you see this sale’s extensive offerings we are sure you will agree it was well worth the wait!

With 2,229 lots offered over a period of four days, this is by far our largest sale in quite a while. The property of 129 owners, it offers a very wide range of material, with something for most collectors, and dealers will be happy to see so many offerings catered to them, which should be perfect timing to stock up for CAPEX ’22 in one month.

Lot 913 Falkland Islands #65-76 1933 ½d to £1 KGV Centenary of British Administration Set, used, all with unobtrusive c.d.s. cancels, fine to very fine and rarely offered. SG 127-138, £6,500. Scott CV U$7,234

Here is just a short list of some of the many exciting offerings from this sale:

  • An extensive collection of Canadian Christmas stamp errors and other Christmas-related material.
  • Extensive dealer stock offerings of Canadian and foreign stamps and postal history, much of which is priced, described and ready to be re-offered.
  • The “Burnside House” collection of early Falkland Islands. This mostly mint collection spans Queen Victoria through the King George VI period, and features singles, sets, many varieties and complete sheets, panes and multiples not often offered.
  • The “Waterford” extensive and valuable collection of New Zealand stamps in 33 volumes, offered mostly by issue.
  • Large assortment of Canadian postal stationery lots.
  • The “Armstrong” find which includes thousands of Canadian and American covers accumulated by an Ottawa resident from the 1920s to 1960. None of these were purchased from dealers and they are offered to the philatelic market for the first time.
  • Over 30 lots of useful philatelic literature.

Please enjoy this sale!

We are also proud to be partner-level sponsors of both ORAPEX (Ottawa, April 23-24, www.orapex.ca) and CAPEX ‘22 (Toronto, June 9-12, www.capex22.org). We invite you to join us at our booths at both shows this spring, where we would be happy to discuss your consignment to future sales and show you catalogues of past and current sales.

Stéphane Cloutier, FRPSC, FPHSC
Auction Manager

Sale 40-41 Is Complete

Lot 180 Canada #MR2Di 1915 50c Black Admiral Overprinted INLAND REVENUE WAR TAX, mint never hinged with four large and balanced margins, fresh and extremely fine. A rare stamp in this exceptional condition. Unitrade CV$ 2,000, sold for C$9,360 ($8,000 plus 17% buyer’s premium).

Auction #40-41 (The Bytown Collection & The Red Baron Collection), has finished. Prices Realized can be seen on our Stamp Auction Network listing or downloaded from our site.

Invoices have been sent by e-mail or Canada Post. While we cannot usually interrupt our work to answer phones, all calls and e-mails will be returned as soon as we can provide the information you are seeking.

Local customers please note that we will be coordinating appointments for those who wish to pick up their lots, which will be provided by curbside pick-up. If you want to have your lots shipped to you, please contact us.

Sale 40-41 to be held February 26

Lot 14, Canada #30b 1875 15c Blue Grey Large Queen, mint with full original gum, never hinged, with fresh colour and well centered, extremely fine. Quite a handsome stamp. Unitrade CV$600.

Welcome to Sparks Auctions’ sales 40 and 41. These two personalized name sales include:

  • The Bytown Collection of exceptional quality mint Canada and Newfoundland. This collection was carefully assembled with attention given to obtaining the best possible examples of each stamp. The majority of the collection is mint never hinged, with mostly very fine to extremely fine centering and quality. It is quite comprehensive from the Queen Victoria through King George VI eras, with many shades and printings, plus interesting material before and after, including select back of the book issues and BNA, featuring Newfoundland.
  • The Red Baron Collection of exceptional quality mint never hinged Canadian Semi-Official Airmail stamps plus postal history. All the stamps in this extensive and impressive collection are mint never hinged and of very high quality, except for a rare complete pane of five of CL7 the Moose Jaw Flying Club issue (very lightly hinged, not known to exist as never hinged). The postal history is equally impressive, with many varieties and an excellent range of material.

The quality material in both of these sales is sure to impress. As an important note, both of these sales are being offered completely unreserved, which means that all the lots will start at $10 and sell for whatever the market determines. Our relatively low Canadian dollar and competitive 17% buyer fee add to the excitement of these sales, and we hope everyone will find those elusive items they’ve been seeking.

Enjoy these sales!

Stéphane Cloutier, FRPSC, FPHSC
Auction Manager

Sale 39 Has Finished

Lot 27, Canada twelve penny Victoria trial colour "scar" die proof in blue black
Lot 27 Canada #3TC 12d Queen Victoria Trial Colour Die Proof in Blue Black, on thin crisp bond paper (certificate notes it is on India), from the composite die proof. The so-called “scar” die proof, as it has a line in “CE” of PENCE. A rare and very fine item. Accompanied by a 2021 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$11,000, sold for C$15,000 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Auction #39 is over, and Prices Realized can be seen on our Stamp Auction Network listing or downloaded from our site.

Invoices have been sent by e-mail or Canada Post. While we cannot usually interrupt our work to answer phones, all calls and e-mails will be returned as soon as we can provide the information you are seeking.

Local customers please note that we will be coordinating appointments for those who wish to pick up their lots, which will be provided by curbside pick-up. If you want to have your lots shipped to you, please contact us.