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6 June, 2008 - Sparks Auctions Ltd.

This was Spark’s second public auction held in Ottawa. We were impressed by both the improvements in its catalogue and the excellence of the material. The sale resulted in 4 new record prices. Here are some of the highlights:

 



Lot 1012
Scott 8
Catalogue $1,000
Realized $2300


 



Lot 1057
Scott 25a
Catalogue $14,250
Realized $7,000



 

This strip of three of the 3¢ Large Queen on watermarked paper is believed to be unique according to Sparks. This strip previously appeared at an Eastern Auctions sale on October 23, 2004, where it sold for $4,250.

 



Lot 1172
Scott 67 NH
Catalogue $87
Realized $230



Lot 1134
Scott 53 NH
Catalogue $45
Realized $110

 



Lot 1195
Unitrade 93i NH
Catalogue $1,800
Realized $1,600


 



Lot 1262
Unitrade MR3b NH
Catalogue $180
Realized $190



Lot 1268
Scott MR6 NH
Catalogue $280
Realized $475

 



Lot 1269
Scott MR7 NH
Catalogue $140
Realized $400

 



Lot 1380
Unitrade 1945ii
Catalogue $1,800
Realized $1,100


 



Lot 1382
Unitrade 2201i “missing gold”
Estimate $1,000
Realized $220


 



Lot 1453
Scott 110 Precancelled
Catalogue $2,000
Realized $4,200


 


Our congratulations to the team at Sparks Auction. We are glad to see they have successfully joined the Canadian auction scene.

 

This sale had 4 new record prices:

Scott
Description
NRP
Previous
NRP
90iii
2¢ Edward VII imperf. Corner block
925
750
1945ii
$1.25 Cdn. Masterpiece imperf.
1,100
800
MR3b
2¢+1¢ War Tax, rose red
190
77
MR7
2¢+1¢ War Tax, brown
400
172


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