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Recent Auction Highlights

3 April, 2013 - Sparks Auctions Ltd.

This sale, which took place earlier this month in Ottawa, had the usual high quality we expect to see in a Sparks’s auction. It contained a large number of VF NH imperforates from the 1930s which are so popular with collectors these days. We also noted a number of “Back of the Book” full sheets from the same period.

Here are some of the stamps that caught our attention:


Ribbed soft wove
Imprint copy

Lot 26
Unitrade 4c
Catalogue $750
Realized $900

Lot 32
Unitrade 4var
Catalogue $300
Realized $325


Printed on laid paper

Lot 115
Unitrade 33
Catalogue $2,000
Realized $1,800


Lot 137
Scott 39
Catalogue $725
Realized $2,100


Imperforate Pairs

Lot 355
Scott 163d
Catalogue $2,400
Realized $2,200

Lot 356
Scott 173a
Catalogue $2,400
Realized $1,800


Lot 365
Scott 202a
Catalogue $950
Realized $900


Lot 366
Scott 203a
Catalogue $950
Realized $750


Lot 367
Scott 204a
Catalogue $950
Realized $950



Lot 370
Scott 209a
Catalogue $2,100
Realized $1,800



Matched Set of 4 Plate Blocks

Lot 394
Unitrade 1172h
Catalogue $12,000
Realized $4,400


Lot 400
Scott 1815 var
Estimate $2,500
Realized $1,250


All the above stamps were VF NH and represented, for us, a very strong offering of imperforate pairs in excellent condition. We look forward with interest to the next sale from Sparks.


This sale had one new record price:

Previous NRP
4c (used)
3d Beaver on ribbed soft paper

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