The Comox Valley collection was formed over a period of 40 years, to
very high standards. Its owner purchased each stamp or set individually and
carefully from reputable dealers and auction houses, and the result is
immediately evident. The owner’s priority when purchasing was first to
obtain sound stamps; if a never hinged copy could not be located only a
lightly hinged one would do. For the used material, clear and light cancels
were his preference. Although the collector did not purchase many printing
or plate varieties, the collection contains many shade, paper and
The collection is now being offered in a two day completely unreserved
sale: Day One will feature Canada and BNA, followed by the United States;
Day Two will feature an alphabetical offering of wide-ranging British
Commonwealth countries, followed by strong worldwide.
The Canada collection is quite extensive, and includes strong Provinces,
with many desirable, often certified stamps. The United States collection
is also fairly complete and includes many rarities, with over 400
certificates of authenticity, many of which are graded.
The British Commonwealth and worldwide collections are also extensive to
about 1970 (for many countries) and are made up of mostly fresh mint
stamps, with a dusting of used here and there. Some of the better singles
and sets are being offered separately, and we have tried not to break up
any sets. This part of the collection is strongest in British Commonwealth
countries, with a high degree of completion, all collected with the same
The vast majority of this impressive collection has been scanned online,
and can be seen here on StampAuctionNetwork.com, where you can participate
in advance or live bidding. We gladly welcome requests for more scans. All
of our sales are conducted in Canadian dollars, with an industry-low
buyer’s premium of 17%.
Sparks Auctions is doing its utmost to keep its staff and customers safe
during the worldwide pandemic, and we have posted our COVID-19 protocols in
our offices and online. Sale 36 will be conducted without a public floor,
and bidding is available in a variety of ways including in advance by
several methods and live via the Internet or telephone.
We are planning to have in-person viewing between March 27 and April 17.
Please contact us early to make your appointment.
We hope you enjoy this sale and find many items that make you happy.
Sale Session Information:
Session 1, Canada & British North America (Lots 1-316) --
Monday, April 19th, 2021 10:00am EDT
Session 2, United States (Lots 317-684) -- Monday, April 19th, 1:00pm *
Session 3, British Commonwealth (Lots 685-1052) -- Tuesday, April 20th,
Session 4, Worldwide (Lots 1053-1155) -- Tuesday, April 20th, 1:30pm *
* Starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous