In the publication the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce put out to celebrate their 150th anniversary, while our country was enjoying its own sesquicentennial, they note they opened for business as the Canadian Bank of Commerce in May of 1867, just before the confederation of Canada, but in a way, the bank is the original […]Read more "Paris in February Spotlight: Canadian Bank of Commerce"
With the recent success of the extensive Gannet Collection at Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Fall Sale it seems like a great time to focus on some possible collecting strategies. The availability of so many scarce and rare banknotes can be overwhelming, so highlighting specific collections can be valuable to any level […]Read more "Chartered Banknotes of the Royal Bank of Canada"
The bank with the quintessential metropolitan-sounding name began life to service rural areas outside of Toronto which were in need of banking opportunities. Slow-starting, the Bank of Toronto opened its doors to the public in 1856 and is still in operation today as the Toronto-Dominion Bank after amalgamating with the Dominion Bank in 1955. Geoffrey […]Read more "Two Bank of Toronto Discovery Notes for the Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale"
You would be hard-pressed to find a collector of coins, banknotes, medals, or tokens who didn’t know a thing or two about history; numismatics and learning about the past go hand-in-hand. To illustrate this, today’s blog post will pick a few items from the recent Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Paris Sale and insert a few […]Read more "Learning History Through Numismatics"
Following our blog posts on some great, early banknotes from the Exchange Bank of Toronto and the Bank of Prince Edward Island for the upcoming Paris Winter Sale, we couldn’t resist writing about another innovative institution – The Agricultural Bank. The Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Paris Winter Sale takes place February 3rd, 2018 in Paris, […]Read more "Banknotes from the Agricultural Bank for the Paris Sale"
The names of institutions like the Bank of Nova Scotia and the Bank of Montréal have been engrained as a part of our nation’s history, but there could have easily been another name just as iconic were it not for the misfortune of mismanagement. Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. has two banknotes from the Bank of […]Read more "Bank of Prince Edward Island Notes in Paris"
In less than a month the first Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Paris Coin Show sale will be in the books, so in the next few blog posts we are going to learn a little Canadian history while talking about some of the pieces being presented in Paris February 3rd, 2018. Our nation’s early banking history […]Read more "Exchange Bank of Toronto Banknotes in Paris"