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 […]Read more "Who Surprised in Paris?"
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"
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"
Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s Paris Sale takes place August 11, 2018 at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Brantford, Ontario. This offering, held the evening prior to the popular Paris Coin Show, can be summed up with one adjective: strong. These are the types of sales for which the Moncton based numismatic auction house has become […]Read more "Paris Sale Banknote Types"
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"
“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?"