Harold Don Allen Collection at Toronto Coin Expo 2021 Fall Sale

Last July, noted Canadian numismatist Harold Don Allen passed away shortly after his 89th birthday. Dr. Allen began collecting at least seventy years ago. His interests were unusually wide ranging, and he was never content with merely accumulating money and its substitutes. He investigated the stories that his collectibles told from many different angles, and […]

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Paris in February Sale 2021

Their dead-of-winter auction has been a welcome respite for eager numismatists in normal years, but the current Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Paris in February Sale really amplifies that sentiment. With their first offering of 2021, Canada’s premier numismatic auction house puts something for every level of collector on the block. They have pulled out all […]

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Paris in August Sale 2020

This year’s Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Paris in August Sale is a little different; it’s not in Paris. With the cancellation of the popular Paris Coin Show due to COVID-19, the firm will be conducting their auction from their home base of Moncton, New Brunswick. This format worked successfully with their Toronto Coin Expo Spring […]

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Spring Sale 2020 Announcement

To our loyal auction clients, Given the current state of events regarding the COVID-19 virus, we feel it is important to relay information regarding Geoffrey Bell Auctions. We plan to continue moving forward with our Spring Auction, mindful of this unprecedented situation. If you are unable to, or uncomfortable attending in person, Geoffrey Bell Auctions […]

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Annual Premier Auction Banknotes

Geoffrey Bell Auction Ltd’s Annual Premier Auction is set for October 4th, 2019 in Toronto.  Held in conjunction with the Toronto Coin Expo, the sale features a format a little different from the New Brunswick based auction firm’s usual setup: one session only, packed full of the best rare and scarce numismatic material, making it […]

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Multiple Radar Notes for Paris Sale

Fancy serial numbered banknotes are a hot commodity in the numismatic market place right now and there’s no sign that that’s going to change. As witnessed in past sales, low numbers, solid numbers, ladders, and radars have consistently exceeded pre-sale expectations. Here are a few special radar notes that can be found in Geoffrey Bell […]

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Who Surprised in Paris?

Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. kicked off 2019 with its Paris in February Sale, part of a biannual auction held in conjunction with the Paris Coin Show, and this eager crowd didn’t disappoint.  The numbers were good across the board, but the strongest performers were fancy serial numbered banknotes, pre-confederation tokens, and some American coins.  A […]

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Leroux Well-Represented in Paris

Joseph Leroux was one of the pioneers of Canadian numismatics.  On the cover of his 1888 book, The Canadian Coin Cabinet, he stated that, “This work has been honoured with a subscription from the French government,” and he also put that statement on the reverse of his promotional medals, so it seems only fitting that […]

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It Was a Very Good Year in Moncton

Collectors often ask, “What’s hot?”  They want to know if their particular genre of the hobby is popular and if prices are trending up or down.  Without question, fancy serial numbers – radars, low numbers, solid numbers, ladders, etc. – have performed exceptionally in recent years and there’s no indication this is about to change […]

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