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"
“If it ain’t broke, break it,” is a new take on an old cliché that’s essentially been applied to the Paris Coin Show. The show that was often referred to as the SWON Show has been the best one-day coin show in the country for quite some time, but with this last show it just […]Read more "The Paris Sale Roundup"
Do you have an interest in Canadian pre-confederation tokens? We have good news! Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. has assembled an impressive offering of nice-grade tokens for their Paris Sale, which takes place February 3, 2018, giving opportunity for enthusiasts of these historic bits of metal to fill some of those hard-to-find holes or upgrade their […]Read more "Need Canadian Pre-Confederation Tokens?"
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 […]Read more "Newfoundland Paper Money"
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 […]Read more "The Newfoundland Counterstamped Coins of Nils Ohman"
A few months ago we discussed the history of the Union Bank of Newfoundland and their bank notes, highlighting a few of the superb examples that were available in the Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Spring Sale as part of the Covered Bridge Collection, so it’s only natural to talk about the […]Read more "Commercial Bank of Newfoundland Notes"
Canadian history and numismatics are obviously linked; each item tells a story of the happenings in the lives of the residents at that particular place and time. It’s that storied connection that becomes exciting when viewing such offerings as The Covered Bridge Collection by Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Four particular pieces from the Union Bank […]Read more "Union Bank of Newfoundland Notes"