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 […]Read more "Leroux Well-Represented in Paris"
Canada has always taken its hockey very seriously. Today we recognize the sport as a source of national pride and it was no different a century ago. To the sports fan, Olympic medals represent the pinnacle of achievement and such medals maintain that folkloric ambiance for the collector. Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. is pleased to […]Read more "Strike Olympic Gold with our Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Fall Sale"
Fans of the work of Emanuel Hahn are celebrating what would have been his 137th birthday and although every collector of Canadian coins is likely familiar with his work, many newer to the hobby may not know just how extensive his contribution to numismatics has been. As Canada’s top numismatic auction house, Geoffrey Bell Auctions […]Read more "Emanuel Hahn’s Most Noteworthy Contributions to Canadian Numismatics"
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 […]Read more "Moncton November Sale 2017 Summary"
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 […]Read more "A King Edward VII Collection"
Okay, it will actually be two unique lots, which isn’t something that happens terribly often in numismatics, but the Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Moncton November Sale for 2017 is already shaping to live up to the reputation past sales have earned – a fun auction that offers opportunity for collectors that aren’t often seen elsewhere. […]Read more "A Unique Lot for the Moncton November Sale"
“Diverse, yet structured,” was one comment about our Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Fall Sale that was overheard before the start of the first session Thursday, September 28th. We’re usually pleased with what’s heard during our inadvertent eavesdropping because one of our goals has been to deliver a genuine sale, one that […]Read more "Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Fall Sale Summary"