What would you do if you found a People’s Bank of Halifax $20, 1864 banknote? For one thing, you may be surprised to find out that you could still redeem it for face value, but that may not be the wisest financial decision. Since there are no known issues, your discovery would be worth a […]Read more "People’s Bank of Halifax at the Paris Sale"
Industries such as the pulp and paper sector and the fur trade shaped Canada into the country we know today and numismatic pieces that link to our history are attractive additions to any collection. Those already interested in this genre know about Grand River Pulp and Lumber Co. scrip and this week’s Geoffrey Bell Auctions […]Read more "Historic Merchant Scrip No Longer Scarce"
When working with Canadian banknotes, there are lots of terms to learn: devil’s face, overprint, discovery note, and the names of various types of errors are just a few. Another term that’s important is “changeover” and there’s no readily available definition to help any confused collectors. Today’s Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. blog post will provide […]Read more "What are Changeover Banknotes?"
Assigning an estimate to an auction lot is not an exact science; when dealing with scarce and rare material, catalogue prices are often not available or don’t really apply. The Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale saw many lots exceed their pre-sale estimates as eager bidders jockeyed over a chance at […]Read more "Estimates Routinely Exceeded at Toronto Coin Expo"
At Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd., we see every level of collector and one thing we’ve noticed is that not every client is comfortable with all the options available to them when it comes to bidding on our sales. While the information in this post will apply specifically to our Toronto Coin Expo sales, it will […]Read more "How To Place Your Bids at our Toronto Coin Expo Auctions"
Whether you collect them as bullion or numismatic issues, the Chinese Panda precious metal coins hold a special place in the heart of many and the assemblage at Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale is expected to draw some serious attention. When compared with Canadian Maples or American Eagles, the Panda […]Read more "Chinese Panda Precious Metal Coins"
The upcoming Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale may be the most rounded offering yet, featuring quality rare and scarce numismatic material for every genre of collecting. We posted an article a short while ago explaining the difference between specimen and proof banknotes, so it seems apt to highlight some of […]Read more "Specimen Banknotes at the Toronto Coin Expo"