Lot 1150, Canada 1857 six pence reddish purple Consort, F-VF with 4-ring #5

Lot 1150, Canada 1857 six pence reddish purple Consort, F-VF with 4-ring #5Lot 1150 Canada #10 1857 6d reddish purple Consort Imperforate on Thick Soft Paper, used with 4-ring #5 in blue (Brantford), margins are very large to just clear at top right, fine-very fine. Expert pencil signature and A. Roig (Barcelona) handstamp on back. A lovely scarce stamp, accompanied by a 2010 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$6,500.

Lot 30, Canada 1855 six pence grey violet Consort, XF used, sold for C$3,105

Lot 30 Canada #5d 1855 6d grey violet Consort on Thick Hard Paper, used with a light grid from a duplex cancel, four very large margins, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. A scarce and exceptionally lovely stamp, and probably one of the finest known, ex. Dr. Lewis Reford. Rsv. Unitrade CV$4,000.

Sale 29 has finished

Auction #29 is over. Prices Realized from the sale can be downloaded from this link. For a limited time, we have a listing of unsold lots which are still available for the opening bid, plus 15% buyer’s premium.

Starting next week we 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 (such as the extremely fine 10c Prince Albert Consort shown below!).

We are now organizing material and preparing invoices which will take us until 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, January 31st. 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, January 30th. 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

Lot 53 Canada #17 1859 10c red lilac Consort, unused (no gum), fresh and very well centered for issue, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. A lovely stamp in all respects. Sold for C$1,840.00 including buyer’s premium.