Lot 235 Prince Edward Island #2 1851 3d Blue Queen Victoria, Perforated 9, mint with full original matte gum, very lightly hinged and fresh. A gorgeous and very fine stamp. Accompanied by a 2006 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Ex Leonard Beck. Unitrade CV $4,000.
Lot 213 Prince Edward Island #1c 1861 2d Dull Rose Queen Victoria Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between, mint with part original gum, paper adhesion on back and tiny hinge removal thin (this not mentioned in certificate), still a fine appearing example of this great PEI rarity. All of the four recorded examples have faults and this is one of the most visually pleasing example. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. From the Outaouais Collection. Rsv. $10,000. Unitrade CV$15,000.
Welcome to our January 2018 sale!
This is an exciting time here at Sparks Auctions, especially since our memorable September 2017 sale, where we once again realized several world record prices, including the highest price ever paid for a Canadian stamp, $327,750 for a lovely mint 12d Queen Victoria. This sale will continue to offer a good variety of quality material, and for all collecting interests and budgets. We are proud to have been entrusted with several high quality collections.
The Canada and BNA section is full of lovely material, with probably the most high quality stamps we have offered yet in a single sale, as well as a very wide range of Unitrade listed items. Readers will also notice that a great number of lots in this section are offered with certificates. Of note are many fresh and mint never hinged stamps in singles, blocks of four, plate blocks as well as complete sheets.
We have the honour of offering a unique collection of Prince Edward Island stamps, which won the Grand Award at the 1957 National Exhibition in Ottawa, the Grand Award at the 1956 BNAPEX and which had been put away since 1964. You will find in it many rare and not often offered or seen material.
Our popular Canada and Worldwide lots and collections section yet again offers a good selection of different country collections, in albums, stockbooks, dealer stock, and more. Of note are some strong Netherlands collections, Nepal collectors will find a specialized selection of early sheets in 12 lots, especially the half anna issues, ex. Ken Kershaw. We also have a strong offering of very useful Canadian postage lots, including many self-adhesives, high values and “P” values.
The print catalogues will be mailed by year’s end, in plenty of time to reach subscribers. Here on our site we will be featuring interesting items from the sale, as well as listing any corrections or clarifications that come to light.
Our twelfth public sale begins at 10:00am EDT today. New rules for Canada harmonized tax calculations in Prince Edward Island and British Columbia have prompted us to make featured lots of some stamps from those jurisdictions.