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Lot 312 - 1911 5c and $1 British Columbia Telephone Engraved Compound Die Proof, in black, with die number 327 at bottom, signed (and dated 1911) between both stamps by the engraver Silas Allen. Mr Silas Robert Allen (1888-1958) was considered the founder of the Canadian school of engraving and first great Canadian security engraver of the twentieth century. He engraved many Canadian stamps from at least 1911 to the 1950s including items such as the 1928 20c Harvester, 1947 Bell issue, $1 Fisherman....Estimate $ 500 Sold for C$ 650

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Sparks Auctions Sale - 48

Sparks Auctions' Sale #48 - November 2-4, 2023

Welcome to our General Sale #48, our fifth auction of the year.

The material in this sale is the property of an impressive 143 different consignors, and the result is this wide range of material, with quality Canada and provinces, British Commonwealth and worldwide singles, sets and collections, including part one of the W.J. McGill collection of Scandinavia, a good offering of early Great Britain, and much more.

Be sure to have a close look at our over 450 exciting lots of postal history offerings, including part two of the extensive David Hobden and Michael Rixon pre-Confederation Upper Canada postal history collection and part two of the Gordon Richardson early Manitoba postal history collection, as well as the Ted Nixon collection of Canadian fancy cancellations of the Small Queen issue, and an excellent offering of R.P.O. postal history from the Peter McCarthy collection. You will also find a large selection of other useful postal history from Canada and a wide variety of worldwide countries including those in Scandinavia. Also of note in this sale is a great offering of philatelic literature.

We are proud to continue our long-standing tradition of showing online photos or scans of every single lot, so you know what you are buying, especially if you are not able to do pre-sale viewing in person. This sale is accompanied by about 10,000 high quality pictures, which can all be seen in full colour on StampAuctionNetwork.com.

As usual, this sale will be conducted live on StampAuctionNetwork.com, also with a live floor, via telephone and other traditional bidding methods. A reminder that our buyer’s fee is still at an industry-low 17%, and that all transactions are in Canadian dollars - a bonus for US customers and those using other currencies.

Enjoy the sale!

Stéphane Cloutier FRPSC, FPHSC
Auction Manager

Sale Session Information:

Session 1: (Lots 1 - 378) Thursday, November 02, 2023 at 9:00 AM EDT
Session 2: (Lots 379 - 442) Thursday, November 02, 2023 at 1:30 PM EDT
Session 3: (Lots 443 - 523) Thursday, November 02, 2023 at 2:00 PM EDT
Session 4: (Lots 524 - 1038) Friday, November 03, 2023 at 9:00 AM EDT
Session 5: (Lots 1039 - 1565) Saturday, November 04, 2023 at 9:00 AM EDT

For more information please contact us at:

Sparks Auctions
1770 Woodward Drive, Suite 101
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 0P8 Canada
Toll free: (844) 252-2032 North America
Phone: (613)567-3336
Fax: (613)567-2972

To request more information by email: info@sparks-auctions.com

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