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.