Lot 39, Canada 1865 ten cent red lilac Consort cover Hyde Park Corner to Victoria BC, sold for C$2,106

Lot 39, Canada 1865 ten cent red lilac Consort cover Hyde Park Corner to Victoria BC, sold for C$2,106Lot 39 Canada #17 10c Red Lilac Consort on 1865 Cover to Victoria BC, an attractive stamp, just tied to cover mailed from Hyde Park Corner U.C. with free strike of broken circle in red ink, with manuscript date OCT.28.1865, paying the 10c rate to pre-Confederation Victoria, Vancouver Island with London U.C. transit cancel and pencil docketing “Received Dec 13th”, cover professionally restored at left edge and very clean and attractive. Among the prettiest of the fifteen recorded 10c. rate covers to Vancouver Island. Provenance: Daniel Cantor and illustrated at page 118 of Canada’s Decimal Era 1859-1868 by George B. Arfken and Arthur W. Leggett. The cover was routed through London, Windsor-Detroit exchange and by closed bag across the continent to San Francisco and north to Victoria, for a total transit time of 46 days. From The Outaouais Collection. Estimate $400, sold for C$1,800.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

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.