Lots 1107, 1108 & 1109 — Falkland Islands 1933 Centenary high values mint NH

A lovely consignment of Falkland Islands in several sets culminates in these three stamps from the 1933 Centenary.

Lot 1107-1109

Lot 1107 Falkland Islands #74 1933 5sh Centenary Pictorial, mint never hinged, fresh colour and very fine, with sheet selvedge at top and right. Catalogue value is for hinged only, with never hinged worth a significant premium. Scott CV$900.

Lot 1108 Falkland Islands #75 1933 10sh Centenary Pictorial, mint never hinged, with fresh colour and very fine, with sheet selvedge at top and right. Catalogue value is for hinged only, with never hinged worth a significant premium. Scott CV$800.

Lot 1109 Falkland Islands #76 1933 £1 Centenary Pictorial High value, mint never hinged, with deep, fresh colour and very fine, with sheet selvedge at top. Only 2721 sold and now extremely scarce in this pristine condition. Catalogue value is for hinged only, with never hinged worth a significant premium. Scott CV$2,400.

Introduction to Auction #16

Sparks Auctions is pleased to announce our 16th Public Auction, to be held at our premises at 1550 Carling Avenue, Suite 202/203, Ottawa, Canada, on January 27-29, 2015.

Our January 2015 sale starts with a solid representation of top quality Canada classics, with three very fines among the three penny Beavers and several respectable mint examples included the thirty-one pence lots. The thirty-four lots of the 1859 are notable for eleven used blocks including the largest used multiple of the ten cent Consort, the very rare two cent, and three blocks of the 17 cent Cartier.

Dominion issues of Large and Small Queens offer quality singles, varieties, and even intact collections in sixty-three lots. The Late Victoria through Edward’s reign offers 200 lots with many never hinged, often extremely fine, examples of stamps which are scarce and sought after in this top condition.

The Summerhill Collection of Admiral Issues is one of consistently high quality in the offering of singles and multiples of this popular collecting field. The major re-entries, and the jumbos including MR4a are among the temptations. In addition to new discoveries and rarities the modern issues are anchored by two very fine Seaway Inverts, one never hinged and one used.

Lot 846Back of the Book include a strong selection of Official Plate Blocks with ‘missing periods.’ British North America offers more tantalizing gems especially a Jumbo Newfoundland number two, the equally scarce first issue one shilling and the very rare Balbo Flight Inverted Surcharge.

The Stanstead Collection offers nice, solid and consistent quality British Africa in 154 lots followed by more than one hundred lots of British Commonwealth with strength in Great Britain (five pound Orange), unused New Zealand number two, and especially a collection of Falkland Islands. USA number one kicks off a smaller than usual worldwide section.

Postal History has a wide range of Canadian and worldwide single covers, a thematic grouping of covers and a physically massive quantity of filled banker’s boxes with interesting commercial mail from several consignors. This will require more viewing than usual.

Bidders will find abundance in the Lots and Collections. The overall quality and breadth of these will be a daunting task to view so plan accordingly in order to secure the best of the bargains.

For the first time, our new location at Suite 203, 1550 Carling Avenue (actually accessed via Coldrey Avenue — check our map on the bidsheet and don’t use GPS) will be the venue for the auction. On site daily parking is available and bus service is convenient.

Beginning the week of January 5th, full-colour print catalogues will be mailed to regular customers, and are available by request for C$25. Digital PDF versions of the catalogue are available now for preview at:
http://sparks-auctions.com.
The auction will be posted to stampauctionnetwork.com before the New Year.

We look forward to your bids, and want to wish Happy Hannukah to our Jewish customers who are presently celebrating the Festival of Lights. We also wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best in health and collecting for the New Year 2015.

-Sparks Auctions
Ottawa, Canada