Lot 3714, Canada 1893 (?) three cent Small Queen with Revelstoke BC squared circle, VF

Lot 3714 REVELSTOKE B.C. a 50% strike on a 3c Small Queen, showing REVELS… and B at bottom, plus AU of the date (probably 1893). Only four examples are known, all on 3c Small Queen stamps, this one was discovered in England in 1985. Very fine. RF 250. From the Kerzner Squared Circles. Estimate $4000.

Auction #23 on January 31st-February 2nd, 2017

Auction #23

Welcome to the January 2017 Sparks Auctions sale! One of our largest offerings to date, this three-part auction will highlight stamps and postal history for a variety of collecting interests and budgets. Collectors seeking both choice individual items as well as those who enjoy our ever-popular lots and collections will find material to pique their interest.

First, we offer our traditional sale of quality stamps and postal history of Canada and the world. There are many scarce and interesting items worthy of note, including a lovely selection of classic Canada, an important collection of Great Britain, specialized Bermuda material from the reigns of King Edward VII and King George V, and the last of our two part offering of an in-depth collection of special delivery mail. You will also find a lovely section of Vimy Memorial collectibles, useful literature, the Sammy Whaley Newfoundland postal history collection and much more.

Second, we are pleased to offer the “Wolfe” collection of mint and used Canada, formed by a diligent collector who sought as many Unitrade-listed examples as possible. A previously unknown Newfoundland major variety is among hundreds of items offered as single lots. The results of his dedicated efforts are now available for other collectors to enjoy.

Finally, we are proud to present the Ted Kerzner Squared Circle Cancellations of Canada, the largest and most important offering of its kind ever assembled. Consisting of many rare and unique items, this sale will be presented in a separate print catalogue, which will serve as an excellent reference for collectors of these fascinating postmarks.

As always, we host thousands of high resolution scans online at Stamp Auction Network, where you can also follow our auction and bid live during the sale. We look forward to your participation!

-Stéphane Cloutier