Extensive Canada, BNA in next Sparks sale

Sparks Auctions‘ next sale – to be held Jan. 30-Feb. 1 – will feature what’s “probably our most comprehensive offering ever of early Canada and BNA (British North America) with many listed varieties,” according to a recent statement from the Ottawa-based auction house.

Among the highlights are:

  • extensive collections of Large Queen and Small Queen stamps, postmarks and postal history;
  • historically important documents from the 1759 Québec Campaign (including three letters written during the battle at the Plains of Abraham and a commission document signed by King George II);
  • the second part of a consignment of mint never-hinged Canadian blocks and multiples from the late 1890s to early 1930s, all on the market for the first time;
  • part one of the Leon Pont Collection of pioneer India first-flight covers, rocket mail and more, also on the market for the first time; and
  • the Robert Heasman Collection of early Canadian machine cancellations.

Worldwide highlights include an extensive collection of People’s Republic of China, both mint never-hinged and used, from 1949-79 and including rarities; 1938 British Commonwealth “SPECIMEN” perforated sets; and a collection of New Zealand Pigeon Post stamps and flimsies.

Later in 2020, Sparks will also host auctions in May and September.

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