Invoicing, Shipping & Collecting

After four busy days of organizing, invoicing and packaging, all successful bidders should have received their invoices by e-mail.  Corrected Prices Realized are posted to Stamp Auction Network.

If you believe you were successful in the auction and you have not received an invoice, please contact us right away by e-mail or telephone.

Local bidders can pick up their winnings Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm.  If your lots are bulky, please let us know in advance so we can give you advice on parking nearby.  Saturday pickup can be arranged if payment is made ahead of time.

We thank you for your patience. Taking the time to make sure that the auction material is organized and that everybody has received notice of their winnings allows us to prevent problems and ship purchases in a fair and efficient manner.

Tomorrow we begin our daily highlights of better realizations from Sale #4.

Auction #4 Followup

Thanks to our customers both new and returning for joining us for Sparks Auction #4, we appreciate your involvement and your bids!

Telephone inquiries about auction results cannot be handled today. If you wish to determine your winnings, we suggest you check the Prices Realized on StampAuctionNetwork.

We prefer that local Ottawa area bidders start collecting their winnings next week to allow us time to prepare invoices for all bidders. Pick-ups can be made Monday-Friday, 10:00-5:00pm.

Customers who wish to pick up their material on Saturdays must make arrangements in advance to be sure we can accommodate them.

Post-auction commentary and notes on exceptional realizations will come later this week and next here at

Last Minute Advice For Auction Day

Auction # 4 begins today and is shaping up as our most active sale yet.

Opening bids can be seen at by clicking the link in the top bar for Openings. Remember that lots which are still opening for the $2 minimum may have received a bid, but not the second underbid that allows us to divulge a starting price before the sale.

The sound facility on Stamp Auction Network remains PC-only for this auction, but a platform independent solution is under development and we are hopeful that Mac users can be accommodated by the time of our next sale.

If you wish to bid and have not been approved, e-mail us or call and we will assist you.  Please read our tips for bidding at this link.

Good luck in the sale!

A Special Floor Lot

Local bidders or buyers with agents will be interested in an addition to our collections section. It is a collection in 29
2-post albums consisting of tens of thousands of stamps, with many well-filled pages. Good representation from Europe and the Americas. Includes numerous "classics" as well as stamps from the modern era. The collection is intact and as received from owner, whose stamp count is over 84,000. Est $2,900
(This lot is offered on the floor and to advance bidders only, there will be no internet live bidding. Contact us for more details.)