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Sparks Auctions Sale: 30

Postal History, Canada
First Day Covers

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 722
Symbol: Cvr
Cat No: Collection

image Collection of Specialized Covers and FDC by Stamp Issue, Volume 1, 1917 to 1939, with 61 different items, all neatly displayed on pages, the owner collected different FDC (many better) and commercial usages (usually nice ones) for different stamp issues. In this volume, we noted better items such as 1927 2c Epstadt FDC, 1933 Ottawa UPU Conference official cover to Switzerland, 1933 Grain Exhibition illustrated congress cover, thirteen 1934 Jacques Cartier cacheted covers and usages, many nice advertising and exhibition covers, and more. See scans for a small taste, inspect to better appreciate. Ex. Liptak collection. (Image)

Est $ 500

Opening C$ 325.00
Sold...C$ 800.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:21:39 EST
Sold For 800

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 723
Symbol: Cvr
Cat No: Collection

image Collection of Specialized Covers and FDC by Stamp Issue, Volume 2, 1947 to 1951, with 154 different items, all neatly displayed on pages, the owner collected different FDC (many better) and commercial usages (usually nice ones) for different stamp issues. In this volume, we noted better items such as a 1947 Graham Bell stamp with perfin on a Bell cover, special delivery and registered usages, interesting destinations and frankings, including a cover to Austria with postage due, and more. See scans for a small taste, inspect to better appreciate. Ex. Liptak collection. (Image)

Est $ 300

Opening C$ 375.00
Sold...C$ 675.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:22:05 EST
Sold For 675

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 724
Symbol: Cvr
Cat No: Collection

image Collection of Specialized Covers and FDC by Stamp Issue, Volume 3, 1951 to 1953, with 147 different items, all neatly displayed on pages, the owner collected different FDC (many better) and commercial usages (usually nice ones) for different stamp issues. In this volume, we noted better items such as Royal train covers, special delivery and registered usages, felt FDC, good destinations including Brazil, Sweden, Turkey and India, and more. See scans for a small taste, inspect to better appreciate. Ex. Liptak collection. (Image)

Est $ 300

Opening C$ 375.00
Sold...C$ 850.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:22:39 EST
Sold For 850

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 725
Symbol: Cvr
Cat No: Collection

image Collection of Specialized Covers and FDC by Stamp Issue, Volume 4-5, 1953 to 1957, with 233 different items, all neatly displayed on pages, the owner collected different FDC (mostly, with many better) and a few commercial usages (usually nice ones) for different stamp issues. In these volumes, we noted better items such as nice group of Scout issues, Jamboree, Coronation issues, felt cachets, commercial usages such as destinations including Holland, Denmark, Iceland, Israel, Czechoslovakia, some with postage dues, also note special delivery and registered, and more. See scans for a small taste, inspect to better appreciate. Ex. Liptak collection. (Image)

Est $ 250

Opening C$ 375.00
Sold...C$ 725.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:23:12 EST
Sold For 725

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 726
Symbol: Cvr
Cat No: Collection

image Collection of Specialized Covers and FDC by Stamp Issue, Volume 6-7, 1957 to 1958, with 225 different items, all neatly displayed on pages, the owner collected different FDC (many better) and commercial usages (usually nice ones) for different stamp issues. In these volumes, we noted better items such as replacement and private cachet makers, some commercial usages such as special delivery, registered, Peterborough Transorma automated sorting machine marking, good destinations such as China, Hungary, Denmark, India, Central America, Indo-China, Thailand, a few Royal Visit covers, and more. See scans for a small taste, inspect to better appreciate. Ex. Liptak collection. (Image)

Est $ 250

Opening C$ 160.00
Sold...C$ 725.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:23:41 EST
Sold For 725

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 727
Symbol: Cvr
Cat No: Collection

image Collection of Specialized Covers and Mostly FDC by Stamp Issue, Volume 8-9, 1959 to 1962, with 329 different items, all neatly displayed on pages, the owner collected different FDC (mostly, with many better) and a few commercial usages (usually nice ones) for different stamp issues. In these volumes, we noted better items such as destinations (Israel, India, Iceland, Finland, Lebanon, etc.), and more. See scans for a small taste, inspect to better appreciate. Ex. Liptak collection. (Image)

Est $ 200

Opening C$ 525.00
Sold...C$ 525.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:23:58 EST
Sold For 525

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 728
Symbol: Cvr
Cat No: Collection

image Collection of Specialized Covers and Mostly FDC by Stamp Issue, Volume 10-12, 1962 to 1965 and 1976 to 1987, with 423 different items, all neatly displayed on pages, the owner collected different FDC (mostly, with many better) and a few commercial usages (usually nice ones) for different stamp issues. In these volumes, we noted better items such as many destinations including Cyprus, Portugal, Hungary, Italy, Austria and more. Noted a 1962 souvenir invitation for the official opening of the Trans-Canada highway by John D. Diefenbaker. See scans for a small taste, inspect to better appreciate. Ex. Liptak collection. (Image)

Est $ 250

Opening C$ 675.00
Sold...C$ 675.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:24:13 EST
Sold For 675

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 729
Symbol: Cvr
Cat No: Collection

image Collection of Specialized Covers and Mostly FDC by Stamp Issue, Volume 13-17, 1964 to 1966, 1988-2013 with 519 different items (263 of these are of the Floral Emblem series), all neatly displayed on pages, the owner collected different FDC (mostly, with many better) and a few commercial usages for different stamp issues. In these volumes, we noted better items such as a few destinations, air mail rates seldom seen cachet makers, etc. See scans for a small taste, inspect to better appreciate. Ex. Liptak collection. (Image)

Est $ 300

Opening C$ 1,000.00
Sold...C$ 1,000.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:24:26 EST
Sold For 1000

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 730
Symbol: Cvr

image 1927 2c Fathers of Confederation Eppstadt First Day Cover, with Ottawa flag cancel and addressed to himself in Maxville, fresh and extremely fine. (Image)

Unitrade $ 150

Opening C$ 5.00
Sold...C$ 90.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:24:52 EST
Sold For 90


British Columbia & Vancouver Island

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 731
Symbol: Cvr

image 1864 Victoria, Vancouver Paid Cover, mailed from Victoria B.C. to Stamford Canada West (FEB.6.1864 receiver on back), and handstamped on departure with blue oval "POST OFFICE / VICTORIA VANCOUVER ISLAND / PAID", franked with U.S. #65 and 69. Stamps cancelled by sunburst fancy cancels at San Francisco, along with a c.d.s. dated JAN.7.1864. This cover travelled a long journey through Panama, New York, Niagara Falls and Toronto, by train and by steamer. Tiny tear at right, still very fine and rare in such nice condition. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. (Image)

Est $ 1,250

Opening C$ 850.00
Sold...C$ 850.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:26:20 EST
Sold For 850

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 732
Symbol: O
Cat No: Collection

image Collection of Large Queens with BC Grid Numerals, etc. with a total of 14 stamps, we note a #1 (in blue on a ½c), 9 (on a 12½c), and 35 (on three 2c, four 6c yellow brown, a 12½c and two 15c). Also includes a 15c (perf 11½ x 12) with part Wells Fargo postmark on a well written-up page (ex. Lamb), and a 15c with Victoria BC datestamp from 1891. Overall fine group, with a few small faults, still difficult to assemble. Rsv. (Image)

Est $ 750

Opening C$ 750.00
Sold...C$ 750.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:25:46 EST
Sold For 750


New Brunswick

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 733
Symbol: Cvr
Cat No: Collection

image Collection of Town Postmarks on Cover, with about 300 covers and postcards all from the George MacManus collection. We noticed that towns are mostly organized alphabetically (from I to R) dating from the late 1800s to early 1980s, with the majority before the QEII era. Noted a lovely 1844 stampless folded letter postmarked MADAWASKA NEW BRUNSWICK mailed to Foulton, Maine at the 11½d rate, a folded letter mailed from Maine to Maitland, NS through St John, NB and other places, etc in 1853 with nice datestamps and rate markings. We noted many covers from closed offices which would be difficult to assemble. Good variety lot in mixed condition to very fine. See scan for a glimpse of the content and viewing is recommended. (Image)

Est $ 250

Opening C$ 350.00
Sold...C$ 450.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:27:18 EST
Sold For 450

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 734
Symbol: O

image Fredericton "13" in Oval Grid, a socked on the nose strike on a 3c red Large Queen stamp. A nice postmark with a rarity factor of 5 (very scarce) on this issue. (Image)

Est $ 50

Opening C$ 5.00
Sold...C$ 30.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:27:43 EST
Sold For 30


Newfoundland

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 735
Symbol:

image c1860s Tallis Colour Map of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, illustrated by A. Fussell and engraved by J. Rogers, printed by "J & F Tallis London & New York". A lovely map depicting "a cod fishery off Newfoundland" including a paddle steamer and sailboats, some dogs, fish, a view of the St Johns Harbour full of sailing ships. Appears to be undated, but pencil note on back reading "1851 Tallis" and owner described it as being from 1861. Bit of edge browning and tiny toning spots, still a nice quality map. (Image)

Est $ 100

Opening C$ 30.00
Sold...C$ 30.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:28:19 EST
Sold For 30

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 736
Symbol: Cvr

image Group of About 100 Covers from the 1940s, with various town cancels (mostly all small towns), many with corner cards, overall fine or better. (Image)

Est $ 150

Opening C$ 90.00
Sold...C$ 250.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:28:51 EST
Sold For 250

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 737
Symbol: Cvr

image Group of 26 WWII Covers, all but a few were censored, with tapes and/or markings, CAPO 1, 2, 4, and other postmark interest, addressed to Newfoundland, Canada, US and England, etc. Only one is larger size. Some faults, still overall fine. (Image)

Est $ 100

Opening C$ 95.00
Sold...C$ 275.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:29:33 EST
Sold For 275

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 738
Symbol: Cvr

image Group of 70 WWII Censored Covers, with many different frankings, postmarks, destinations, many also with CAPO military postmarks and more. Overall fine or better. (Image)

Est $ 150

Opening C$ 250.00
Sold...C$ 250.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:29:50 EST
Sold For 250

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 739
Symbol: O
Cat No: Collection

image Collection of "235" in Grid Obliterators, on ten stamps (including a pair), neatly mounted and described on a page. Mostly all socked on the nose strikes on Scott #s 30, 42, 42a (pair), 42b, 44, 44a, 44 shade, 46 and 48 (two shades). This obliterator was originally issued to a post office in Staindrop, England, then was used at the St John's post office. A very nice group, ex. Lamb. (Image)

Est $ 100

Opening C$ 110.00
Sold...C$ 110.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:30:04 EST
Sold For 110

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 740
Symbol: O
Cat No: Collection

image Collection of Town Postmarks on Stamp and on Piece, with about 820 in all, from 470 different towns, organized alphabetically in an album. Many are from outport offices and would be difficult to find, the stamps are mostly very fine with clear and readable strikes, dating from 1949 to 1967. (Image)

Est $ 150

Opening C$ 55.00
Sold...C$ 80.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:30:22 EST
Sold For 80
Sale No: 30
Lot No: 741
Symbol: O
Cat No: Collection

image Collection of Town Postmarks on Stamp and on Piece in a Stockbook, from Newfoundland and Labrador, with about 940 stamps from over 220 offices in pre-Confederation Newfoundland, on Unitrade #s 35/270, many are from small outport offices. Also includes a group of St John's street post offices and some CAPO military post offices. Good variety of different postmark instruments, with mostly clear and legible strikes, the 2018 Unitrade catalogue value for the stamps alone is $750, not taking into account the scarcity of many of these postmarks. A difficult to assemble collection. (Image)

Est $ 250

Opening C$ 130.00
Sold...C$ 150.00


Closed..May-23-2019, 10:30:47 EST
Sold For 150

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