Bank of New Brunswick Building

You can’t really think about those grand, old-time banks without picturing the architecture of their buildings; we see it on their notes, bills of exchange, sometimes on tokens, and in old pictures and postcards and they’re usually marvellous, formidable structures.  The Covered Bridge Collection, offered through Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd., featured some amazing material including […]

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2018 Auction Lineup

2018 promises to be one of the most exciting years yet for Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.  Coming off a tremendous 2017, featuring a million-dollar Toronto Coin Expo Spring Sale highlighted by the Covered Bridge Collection, we have five auctions scheduled for the coming year. Our first 2018 auction is designed to make an already successful […]

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Moncton November Sale 2017 Summary

The Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Moncton November Sale delivered again; our consigners were pleased and winning bidders found some great deals, but the auction succeeded in what it does best every year – provide an entertaining evening of numismatic fun right here in the Maritimes. Paper money did well, bolstered by Bank of Canada and […]

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Newfoundland Paper Money

Collectors of Newfoundland paper money are in for a treat in this edition of the Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Moncton November Sale; all issuers are represented, the Government of Newfoundland, Union Bank of Newfoundland, and the Commercial Bank of Newfoundland.  Great deals are often the order of the evening during the Moncton Sale, so it’s […]

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There’s Gold in Moncton

The Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Moncton November Sale is consistently a popular auction for a number of reasons; it’s a lot of fun and offers a wide selection of quality material, always with some “deals to be had,” as the expression goes.  One of the things we’ve noticed about this year’s sale is the range […]

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A King Edward VII Collection

King Edward VII of the United Kingdom was born November 9, 1841, reigning from 1901 until his death in 1910.  To honour King Edward on his birthday, we thought it would be a good idea to have a blog post highlighting a collection of interesting material with his image that has been sold through Geoffrey […]

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Bank of Montréal turns 200

November 3rd, 2017 marks 200 years since the Bank of Montréal first opened its doors to the public.  Two centuries ago it was known as the Montréal Bank, but by 1822 it was printing notes as The Bank of Montréal.  It is the oldest continuously operating bank in North America and bills itself as Canada’s […]

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