November, 2010 - Sparks Auctions Ltd.
This latest Sparks Auction offered a huge selection of Canadian stamps,
with strength in all areas from Classics to Modern. Many well centered
NH examples were offered in the key area of interest to collectors,
which include the Small Queens to the Scroll set in the 1920s. We noted
165 lots of Early Beavers in the Healy Pass Collection, a large group
of stamps cancelled with “C” for House of Commons, a number
of beautifully dated stamps and misperfs and finally, large numbers
of modern varieties.
Here are a few of
the more interesting stamps:
There were many
other similar cancellations for the subsequent sets…very interesting
as we seldom see these cancellations.
20¢ Edward VII –A Very Rare Pair
Admiral - No previous record
We find it hard to believe that we have no previous record of a Unitrade
105e at auction either in our pricing records or in our research files.
This is the 1¢ lemon yellow Admiral wet printing, Die I. There
are undoubtedly copies out there, but none that are in VF NH condition
have come to our attention. We find this very strange and congratulate
the successful bidder on his wise purchase.
to Sparks on a most interesting sale.