Industries such as the pulp and paper sector and the fur trade shaped Canada into the country we know today and numismatic pieces that link to our history are attractive additions to any collection. Those already interested in this genre know about Grand River Pulp and Lumber Co. scrip and this week’s Geoffrey Bell Auctions […]Read more "Historic Merchant Scrip No Longer Scarce"
When working with Canadian banknotes, there are lots of terms to learn: devil’s face, overprint, discovery note, and the names of various types of errors are just a few. Another term that’s important is “changeover” and there’s no readily available definition to help any confused collectors. Today’s Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. blog post will provide […]Read more "What are Changeover Banknotes?"
People working in coin shops all across the country have undoubtedly fielded more than a few inquiries about some sort of suspicious-looking mark on a Canadian coin, often taking the form of a dot, from eagle-eyed members of the public hoping to have found something worth a small fortune, but rarely do any of these […]Read more "Some Famous Canadian Dots"
Fans of the work of Emanuel Hahn are celebrating what would have been his 137th birthday and although every collector of Canadian coins is likely familiar with his work, many newer to the hobby may not know just how extensive his contribution to numismatics has been. As Canada’s top numismatic auction house, Geoffrey Bell Auctions […]Read more "Emanuel Hahn’s Most Noteworthy Contributions to Canadian Numismatics"
So called bullion coins made news at our Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale thanks to a number of very impressive Chinese Pandas that greatly exceeded their pre-sale estimates, which pleased everyone at Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. because we were aware of their potential. Our clients were happy with the results too. In general, bullion […]Read more "Collecting Bullion – Mexican Libertads"
Assigning an estimate to an auction lot is not an exact science; when dealing with scarce and rare material, catalogue prices are often not available or don’t really apply. The Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale saw many lots exceed their pre-sale estimates as eager bidders jockeyed over a chance at […]Read more "Estimates Routinely Exceeded at Toronto Coin Expo"
At Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd., we see every level of collector and one thing we’ve noticed is that not every client is comfortable with all the options available to them when it comes to bidding on our sales. While the information in this post will apply specifically to our Toronto Coin Expo sales, it will […]Read more "How To Place Your Bids at our Toronto Coin Expo Auctions"