Introducing the Gannet Collection

If you have an interest in birding, you’re likely aware gannets utilize highly evolved hunting techniques; when you witness the material in the Gannet Collection, it will be obvious the collector responsible for this assemblage possessed some superior banknote hunting skills of their own.  Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. is very pleased to present the Gannet Collection for our Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Fall Sale, one significant piece of a truly world-class offering of rare and scarce numismatic pieces.

Collectors with a hole to fill in their early chartered banks portfolio, especially with Atlantic Canadian banks, will be happy to see names like the Bank of Prince Edward Island, the Farmers Bank of Rustico, the Bank of Liverpool, the Bank of Acadia, the Peoples Bank of New Brunswick, and the Westmorland Bank of New Brunswick nicely represented, just to name a few.  Government of Newfoundland enthusiasts will have some choice pieces to choose from too.


Look for a Royal Bank of Canada (Jamaica) £1, 1938 CH 630-54-02. PCGS EF40. This has superb paper quality and very bright. Although 20 notes are on the registry, there’s nothing in Charlton for this condition, suggesting many of the notes are in lower VG-Fine conditions.

The Canadian government notes practically run the gamut starting with the Province of Canada, with an especially strong offering of Dominion of Canada examples.  The varieties of the Dominion of Canada 1912 $5 “train” note are well represented, including a spectacular DC-21c, PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ, as are the other iconic notes from this period of our nation’s history. 

For Bank of Canada collectors, look forward to bidding on a 1937 complete Specimen Set $1-$1000.  Very few complete sets are known to exist. The $1 is the rare H/A Narrow Panel Type. The set is the type that has the word Specimen perforated in each note. We handle very few of these.

Fancy serial numbered note aficionados will appreciate the astounding number of ladders and radars, including many solids, being presented.

Our Toronto Coin Expo auctions have come to be known as the highlights of the year for collectors and investors of quality rare and scarce numismatic material and the Gannet Collection covers all the bases for banknotes.  This year’s Fall Sale takes place September 27 & 28 live at the Toronto Reference Library and online via iCollector.


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