Lots 73 & 74, Canada 1896-70 Louis Riel Essays

Lot 73 Canada Ca. 1869-70 Louis Riel Essay in RedLot 73 Canada Ca. 1869-70 Louis Riel Essay in Red, imperforate with margin just cut into at top, on vertically wove paper, reading “Republique Canadienne / Canadian Republic”, with no denomination. Much has been written about this essay, including that it might have been produced by Henry Robinson, of the New Nation newspaper for the Provisional Government PM, A. Bannatyne, or even printed by the foreman of the “Norwester”, a newspaper in Fort Garry. A rare early Canadian essay, with only 8 to 10 copies known in this colour, small black spot on front, still fine. Accompanied by a 1997 Saskatoon Stamp Centre Guarantee of Authenticity. Estimate C$1,000.

Lot 74 Canada Ca. 1869-70 Louis Riel Essay in GreenLot 74 Canada Ca. 1869-70 Louis Riel Essay in Green, imperforate with four margins and part of original gum remaining, on vertically wove paper, reading “Republique Canadienne / Canadian Republic”, with no denomination. Much has been written about this essay, including that it might have been produced by Henry Robinson, of the New Nation newspaper for the Provisional Government PM, A. Bannatyne, or even printed by the foreman of the “Norwester”, a newspaper in Fort Garry. A rare and possibly unique early Canadian essay in this colour, small black spot on front, still very fine. Accompanied by articles published on the subject, as well as very interesting personal correspondence with the owner about the existing copies of these essays and their possible provenance, etc. Estimate C$1,500.

Sparks Auctions Joins CAPEX 22 as Partner-Level Sponsor

David McLaughlin, President of CAPEX 22 and Peter MacDonald, General Manager of Sparks Auctions, are pleased to announce that Sparks Auctions has joined CAPEX 22 as a Partner Level sponsor. “Sparks Auctions exists to support consignors, collectors, exhibitors and dealers with our auctions, so it is natural that we would play a major role in supporting Canada’s next international exhibition. We are proud to join the entire philatelic community in next year’s celebration of philately,” said MacDonald recently. “We are especially happy to sponsor the CAPEX 22 website, since online platforms and social media become even more essential for the philatelic community to interact and share its stories.”

McLaughlin added, “The participation of the philatelic trade is vital to the success of CAPEX 22 and we are thrilled that Sparks Auctions is among those leading the public and financial support of the show, early and substantially. In addition to sponsorship of the CAPEX 22 website, Sparks Auctions will sponsor other opportunities for our community to gather, which will be announced as plans roll out in the coming months.”

For more about CAPEX 22, you can read the entire press release at this link. La version française se trouve sur cette page-ci.