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"
Coins of the French Regime are some of the most important pieces of history in Canadian numismatics and Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. is pleased to announce the sale of the largest specialized collection of coinage for the French Colonies of North America ever to appear at auction, in conjunction with the Toronto Coin Expo, May […]Read more "Historic Offering of Early Canadian Coins"
Many lots exceeded their pre-sale estimates at Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Fall Sale and it’s worth taking a closer look at those that did to see if those examples are providing an indication of how our hobby is performing, perhaps even foreshadowing growth areas. The sale was expertly crafted to provide […]Read more "What was Hot at Toronto Coin Expo"
The consigner of the Gannet Collection possessed a sharp eye when it came to banknotes and this is certainly apparent when looking at the drool-worthy serial numbers available in the Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Fall Sale. “Eye candy” is a particularly frequent description we’ve been hearing as we eavesdrop on conversations […]Read more "Fancy Serial Numbers for the Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Fall Sale"
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"
If you have an interest in birding, you’re likely aware gannets utilize highly evolved hunting techniques; when you witness the material in the Gannet Collection, it will be obvious the collector responsible for this assemblage possessed some superior banknote hunting skills of their own. Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. is very pleased to present the Gannet […]Read more "Introducing the Gannet Collection"
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"