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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The Newfoundland Counterstamped Coins of Nils Ohman

Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. sales have achieved a reputation for offering scarce material beyond typical Canadian decimal coins and paper money; tokens and medals are two examples of where the firm has assembled offerings of historical Canadian pieces often under-appreciated elsewhere.  Some extensive collections of counterstamped coins and tokens is another area in which they’ve […]

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