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Sparks Auctions Sale: 30

Canada Small Queen Issue
Three Cent

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 141
Symbol: O/Cvr
Cat No: 41 var

image Two 3c Small Queen Printing Varieties, first is a NOV.21.1888 cover from St John NB franked with a 3c rose carmine Small Queen with extra row of horizontal perforations cutting through the centre of the stamp (cover is creased and reduced at right). Also a single used 3c vermilion Small Queen dated 1890 with prominent pre-printing crease. A scarce group. (Image)

Est $ 150

Opening C$ 120.00
Sold...C$ 140.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:42:51 EST
Sold For 140

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 142
Symbol: O
Cat No: 41a var

image 1890s 3c rose carmine Small Queen with Vertical Stitch Watermark, a used stamp with watermark clearly visible to the naked eye, lightly cancelled and well centered among large margins. This is the first example of this variety recorded on this printing. (Image)

Est $ 200

Opening C$ 475.00
Sold...C$ 475.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:43:45 EST
Sold For 475

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 143
Symbol: (*)
Cat No: 41b

image 1892 3c orange vermilion Small Queen Imperforate, an unused (no gum) single, with large margin at bottom, fresh and very fine. (Image)

Est $ 100

Opening C$ 130.00
Sold...C$ 130.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:44:48 EST
Sold For 130

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 144
Symbol: *
Cat No: 41b

image 1892 3c orange vermilion Small Queen Imperforate, a mint horizontal pair with full hinged gum, fresh and very fine. (Image)

Unitrade $ 600

Opening C$ 200.00
Sold...C$ 210.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:45:33 EST
Sold For 210

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 145
Symbol: *
Cat No: 41b

image 1892 3c orange vermilion Small Queen Imperforate, a mint horizontal pair with full hinged gum, fresh and very fine. (Image)

Unitrade $ 600

Opening C$ 170.00
Sold...C$ 160.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:46:07 EST
Sold For 160

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 146
Symbol: **
Cat No: 41i

image 1888 3c deep rose carmine Small Queen, a mint horizontal pair from top of sheet, with full original gum, never hinged. The margin at top shows a good portion of Boggs Type V imprint from the Montreal Gazette printing, and a small part of plate number "1", fine. Catalogue value is for two singles only. Illustrated in H&N, page 123. (Image)

Unitrade $ 1,600

Opening C$ 110.00
Sold...C$ 1,200.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:47:23 EST
Sold For 1200

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 147
Symbol: Cvr
Cat No: 41i

image 1888 Illustrated Advertising Cover, mailed from Winnipeg on NOV.30.1888 (duplex) to New Westminster, BC (DEC.3 receiver), and franked with a 3c deep rose carmine (early use of this Montreal Gazette printing). The cover is from the New-York Life Insurance Company (from its Winnipeg agent) and depicts a lovely engraved eagle feeding its eaglets. There is also some text advertising on back (see scans). Tiny bit reduced at left, still quite fresh and very fine. (Image)

Est $ 100

Opening C$ 30.00
Sold...C$ 65.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:47:50 EST
Sold For 65

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 148
Symbol: Cvr
Cat No: 41vi

image 1893 Cover with "Vampire Bite" Variety, mailed on FEB.23.1893 from St John NB to Moncton NB (FEB 25 receiver), this lovely colour illustrated cover is franked with an early state of the "Vampire Bite" variety. Very fine and scarce variety on cover, especially on such a nice one as this. (Image)

Unitrade $ 400

Opening C$ 250.00
Sold...C$ 240.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:49:10 EST
Sold For 240

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 149
Symbol: O
Cat No: 41vi

image 1893 3c vermilion Small Queen with "Vampire Bite" used with Paris, Ontario c.d.s. dated JAN.27.1893. A very fine and quite early example of this popular variety. (Image)

Unitrade $ 300

Opening C$ 160.00
Sold...C$ 275.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:49:49 EST
Sold For 275

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 150
Symbol: Cvr
Cat No: 37, etc.

image 3c Small Queen Remainder of the Covers, with seven in all, dated from 1875 to 1889. We note a variety of different subjects, such as an OHMS cover, two covers have stamps with imprints in the selvedge (scarce, with Types III and IV), an 1884 double rated cover originally mailed free by Lord Melgund (later Earl Minto) to his mother in law in England, franked with a strip of three 3c plus a 1c, a cross-border cover mailed from Québec City in 1887 with a light strike of a crowned LEGISLATURE QUEBEC datestamp, an undated cover franked with a Montreal gazette printing 3c deep rose carmine, same but dated Toronto FEB.9.1889. A very fine group. (Image)

Est $ 150

Opening C$ 5.00
Sold...C$ 220.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:50:14 EST
Sold For 220

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 151
Symbol: O/*
Cat No: 37, 41

image 3c Small Queen Remainder of the Stamps, with 90 used stamps in all, each chosen to represent an aspect of the printing process, etc. We note shades from the early rose to the vermilion, with interest in postmarks, some stamps are dated, many re-entries (often with blow-up illustrations), a group of imprint copies, a block of four, several rose carmine shades, etc. A nice quality lot, still on Hillson pages with descriptions. (Image)

Est $ 150

Opening C$ 300.00
Sold...C$ 300.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:50:40 EST
Sold For 300

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 152
Symbol: Cvr/O
Cat No: 41, etc.

image 3c Small Queen Remainder of the Second Ottawa Printing Stamps and Covers, with 151 stamps and 7 covers, all mounted and described on quadrille pages, with re-entries, dots, plate imprints, aniline inks, non-constant varieties, scratched, three states of the "Vampire Bite" variety, plate wear, postmarks, dated copies, etc. Noted a bulk mailing receipt with a pair of 3c on one side and a single on the other. An interesting lot, all scanned online. (Image)

Est $ 150

Opening C$ 375.00
Sold...C$ 375.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:51:08 EST
Sold For 375


Five Cent

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 153
Symbol: E/P
Cat No: 38P

image 1876 5c Small Queen Plate Proof in slate green, on a thicker India paper, very fine. (Image)

Unitrade $ 600

Opening C$ 5.00
Sold...C$ 230.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:52:01 EST
Sold For 230

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 154
Symbol: E/P
Cat No: 38P

image 1876 5c Small Queen Plate Proof in slate green, on card-mounted India paper, very fine. (Image)

Unitrade $ 600

Opening C$ 5.00
Sold...C$ 180.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:52:22 EST
Sold For 180

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 155
Symbol: *
Cat No: 38

image 1876 5c slate green Small Queen, mint with full original gum, lightly hinged and fine-very fine with rich colour. (Image)

Unitrade $ 650

Opening C$ 5.00
Sold...C$ 100.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:52:41 EST
Sold For 100

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 156
Symbol: **
Cat No: 38

image 1876 5c slate green Small Queen, a mint block of six from upper right corner of sheet, with full original gum, never hinged. The margin at top shows a full counter "FIVE CENTS" with shading almost absent due to plate wear. Described by Hillson as being from a worn state of plate 1. Fine and desirable. (Image)

Est $ 2,000

Opening C$ 2,600.00
Sold...C$ 2,600.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:53:25 EST
Sold For 2600

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 157
Symbol: Cvr
Cat No: 38

image 1887 15c UPU Rate Cover to Australia, presumably mailed from Ailsa Craig, Ont (no despatch datestamp, but corner card) to Melbourne, Australia (JUN.29.1887 receiver) through San Francisco. Front shows a clear boxed UNCLAIMED AT / MELBOURNE handstamp, back shows several datestamps including a purple DLO from Melbourne (JUL.7.1887) and two different DLO datestamps from Canada, one dated AUG.23.1887. The cover is franked with a strip of three of the 5c olive green paying the 15c rate, very fine. Illustrated in H&N, page 140. (Image)

Est $ 500

Opening C$ 220.00
Sold...C$ 425.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:54:34 EST
Sold For 425

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 158
Symbol: O
Cat No: 38 var

image Group of Three Plate Cracks on 5c Small Queens, each is used and clearly show extensive cracking to the plate at top or bottom. Each stamp also shows a prominent position dot at lower left. Fine and scarce. (Image)

Est $ 150

Opening C$ 25.00
Sold...C$ 240.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:54:59 EST
Sold For 240

Sale No: 30
Lot No: 159
Symbol: O
Cat No: 38 var

image 1876 5c slate green Small Queen with Slip, or Double Print, used and clearly showing the variety, very fine. (Image)

Est $ 100

Opening C$ 90.00
Sold...C$ 90.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:55:36 EST
Sold For 90
Sale No: 30
Lot No: 160
Symbol: Cvr
Cat No: 38a

image 1876 5c slate green Small Queen Perforated 11½ x 12 on Cover, mailed NOV.2.1877 from Dunnville, Ont to Dublin, Ireland (NOV.12 receiver) through Toronto (NOV.2 transit), very fine and fresh. Ex. Simpson. (Image)

Est $ 150

Opening C$ 5.00
Sold...C$ 210.00


Closed..May-22-2019, 10:55:57 EST
Sold For 210

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