Links to Other Resources
We are pleased to provide the following links to other destinations which we expect will be of interest to our customers.
Ian Kimmerly is president and auctioneer for Sparks Auctions, a prestige philatelic auction house which shares our premises in Ottawa. Sparks Auctions has sales two or three times a year, featuring hard-to-find classic stamps of Canada, British Commonwealth and worldwide, postal history, as well as bulk lots and collections.
The following philatelic organizations offer a wealth of information for collectors of all levels and interests:
We are fortunate that our hometown of Ottawa is also an important tourist destination. Just about every week we welcome out-of-town customers who recognize our store on The Sparks Street Mall, just steps from Parliament Hill.
As Canada’s political and cultural capital, Ottawa is the location of several major museums and galleries. Our city is truly a four-season outdoor destination as well: busy in summer, but also popular for the spring Tulip Festival, the gorgeous fall colours of the Gatineau Hills, and for Winterlude. A good basic guide to the many attractions and museums in Ottawa is the website of the National Capital Commission.
The Canadian Postal Museum, housed at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in nearby Gatineau, Quebec, was closed in 2012. We look forward to announcement about future plans to display “Reflections of Canada – The National Stamp Collection.”