Spring Sale 2020

Auction Details

Welcome to the exciting Spring Sale 2020!

The Auction takes place at 6pm on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings, April 30th, May 1st & May 2nd, with lot viewing taking place during the day, 10am-4:30pm, by Appointment.

Internet, Phone, Fax, eMail, Mail, and Living Online Bidding.

Contact us to order your copy of the beautiful catalogue of items in this sale.

Buyer’s Premiums will be added on all items as per the Terms & Conditions of the sale. Invoices will be emailed out after all sessions of the Spring Sale have concluded.

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Union Bank of Canada Vignettes:704 - Union Bank of Canada Vignettes:
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"Reaper" on glazed paper, vignette V-5 by Canada Bank Note Co., on 1886 $10; Queen Victoria on 1886 $5, $10, a reduced version of this, GF...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold for (450.00 + 90.00) = 540.00
 
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Banque Canadienne Nationale, die proof,705 - Banque Canadienne Nationale, die proof,
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
portrait of Hon. J. M. Wilson, as seen on both 1935 denominations, on a full card.  Lot also includes the engraved heading for Head Of
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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Prime Ministers: Sir John A. Macdonald,706 - Prime Ministers: Sir John A. Macdonald,
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
engraved by Canada Bank Note Co. for an 1882 Dominion of Canada $2 Essay, ref. CPMS Journal, Jan. 1978, page 5.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) = 84.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce, die proof vignettes:707 - Canadian Bank of Commerce, die proof vignettes:
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"Parisian #3" (similar to ship on 1887 $10), "Off Sandy Hook" (1888-1912 $20) and "Naiad" (on 1893-1912 $50). ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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Home Bank of Canada, die proof vignettes.708 - Home Bank of Canada, die proof vignettes.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Woman and horse vignette on $10, study group of three: one with ABN No. 121, another with No. 121 crossed out and V-47687 added, a third cut down and
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) = 120.00
 
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La Banque Jacques Cartier, die proof vignettes.709 - La Banque Jacques Cartier, die proof vignettes.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Jacques Cartier aboard ship, chin in hand, on 1862 $2.  ABNCo has entitled this vignette "Jaques Cartier" - they engraved better...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (140.00 + 28.00) = 168.00
 
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Selection of Vignettes as Counters:710 - Selection of Vignettes as Counters:
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4 (BABN #147), 4 (ABN V-46197), V (probably BABN, #154), 10 (Britannia with child, lion, used on British Canadian Bank); X ten ABN V-45943. 
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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Bank of Brantford, die proof vignette,711 - Bank of Brantford, die proof vignette,
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
scene on $4 note, JDS pencilled below (J. D. Smillie engraved the vignette, and was so bold as to enter part of his name on the building at the far ri
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 140.00 - 210.00
Sold for (180.00 + 36.00) = 216.00
 
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Bank of Montreal, die proof vignettes.712 - Bank of Montreal, die proof vignettes.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Head office building, vignette V-72 by Canada Bank Note Co., another, different, no imprint but BABN work.  Used on backs of some note
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (575.00 + 115.00) = 690.00
 
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Tint Proofs.713 - Tint Proofs.
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Banque d'Hochelaga $10 1889, multicoloured, printed by Canada Bank Note Co., mounted on card.  Molsons Bank $10 1903 a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (300.00 + 60.00) = 360.00
 
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Dominion Bank, die proof vignettes.714 - Dominion Bank, die proof vignettes.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"Prince Arthur", as found on the 1871 $4; Approval proof on card, C. A. Bogert, on 1931 issue notes.  C. H. Carlisle, approval p...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 130.00 - 200.00
Sold for (210.00 + 42.00) = 252.00
 
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Bank of British North America, die proof vignettes,715 - Bank of British North America, die proof vignettes,
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
seated Indian (possibly a princess?), used on various $4 and $5 notes 1840s and 1850s, very scarce.  Britannia No. 2, found at left of
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (150.00) = 150.00
 
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Banque Internationale du Canada.716 - Banque Internationale du Canada.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Die proof of R. Bickerdike portrait, on card, of which a corner has broken away, well clear of the portrait.  Additional vignettes inc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold for (80.00 + 16.00) = 96.00
 
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Merchants Bank of Canada, die proof vignettes:717 - Merchants Bank of Canada, die proof vignettes:
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"Steer's Head" study group, BABN #486 on 1907 $20; the larger ABN copy on 1917 $20, #816 on card, light staining, and #V 47159 (same e...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold for (350.00 + 70.00) = 420.00
 
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"Cadana" $1, Reversible Paper Money by Rene LaFlamme, Hull, 1961.718 - "Cadana" $1, Reversible Paper Money by Rene LaFlamme, Hull, 1961.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Design concept for notes adorned with Grace Kelly portrait and provincial shields, not engraved.  Top, bottom, face and back are all i
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 70.00 - 120.00
Sold for (150.00 + 30.00) = 180.00
 
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St. Stephens Bank, die proof vignettes:719 - St. Stephens Bank, die proof vignettes:
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
St. George slaying dragon, found on 1873-86 $2 notes, cut down and remounted on card, some staining; a highly peculiar piece of engraving consisting b
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold for (120.00) = 120.00
 
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Bank of Ottawa die proof vignettes:720 - Bank of Ottawa die proof vignettes:
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"Shepherdess" on 1880 $5; "Parliament House, Ottawa" on $5 1895 - 1903; "Eastern Block Ottawa" on $10 1895 - 1903....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) = 156.00
 
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City of Ottawa721 - City of Ottawa
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
cut-out engraving with Royal Crest etc. for City of Ottawa; "City Hall Ottawa" vignette, faults.  Die proof vignette, "Duff...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold for (110.00 + 22.00) = 132.00
 
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Back Panel of a $1000 bond722 - Back Panel of a $1000 bond
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
printed in red-brown, with matching die proof vignette, "Study", National Bank Note Co. N.Y. (amalgamated with ABNCo. in 1879).  ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold for (80.00) = 80.00
 
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"The Pretty Snowshoer"723 - "The Pretty Snowshoer"
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Hamilton, Ont. draft, 188_, proof on card printed by Canada Bank Note Co., a thin strip has been removed at the bottom.  With matching
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) = 72.00
 
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Merchants Bank of Canada, $5 1917 back proof.724 - Merchants Bank of Canada, $5 1917 back proof.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Unfortunately the proof has been torn in two but everything is present for restoration.  Worth $250 undamaged.
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Farmers Bank of Canada, die proof vignette,725 - Farmers Bank of Canada, die proof vignette,
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, on the 1907-08 $25 note.  Quite rare in its own right and as a representative portion of $25 note.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) = 120.00
 
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Bank of Montreal, Proof Cheque, 188_726 - Bank of Montreal, Proof Cheque, 188_
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
engraved for Thomas May by Canada Bank Note Co.  A very attractive cheque with a vignette and blue pantograph tint, no stub attached.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 180.00 - 240.00
Sold for (100.00) = 100.00
 
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Newfoundland Railway Company, Share Certificate, 1881727 - Newfoundland Railway Company, Share Certificate, 1881
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
ten shares.  Printed by Franklin Bank Note Co.  in black with brown tint.  Between 1881 and 1884 the c
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold for (275.00 + 55.00) = 330.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce, die proof vignette728 - Canadian Bank of Commerce, die proof vignette
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"La Critique", on 1888-1912 $100 note.  National Bank Note Co. engraving mounted on card; also a close copy, no imprint.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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Dominion of Canada, 25¢ Fractional, 1923.729 - Dominion of Canada, 25¢ Fractional, 1923.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Photographic record copy of a model; "Comptroller of Currency" and the Saunders signature appear to be pasted in, pantograph is not the ad...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (275.00 + 55.00) = 330.00
 
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Share Certificate engraved by Canada Bank Note Co., Proof.730 - Share Certificate engraved by Canada Bank Note Co., Proof.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Henderson Lumber Co., Montreal, small marginal bits missing at top and bottom, mended on the back with gummed paper.  The vignette at
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) = 48.00
 
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Merchants Bank of Canada, $5 1917 back proof.731 - Merchants Bank of Canada, $5 1917 back proof.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
The left end has been torn away but everything is present for restoration; also has a paper clip stain and a few small thinned spots. 
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Merchants Bank of Canada, $5 1917 back proof.732 - Merchants Bank of Canada, $5 1917 back proof.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Thinning at the right from rough removal from mounting; a little pencil notation at top left.  Worth $250 undamaged.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce, $5 1892 Full Colour Face and Back Proofs733 - Canadian Bank of Commerce, $5 1892 Full Colour Face and Back Proofs
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Imprint Vertical at right, CH 75-14-04P. S/N 00000/B, two punch cancels in signature area as usual. Face unmounted, has a pin hole and missing lower
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold for (300.00 + 60.00) = 360.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce, $5 Type of 1888-1912, Coloured Back Proof734 - Canadian Bank of Commerce, $5 Type of 1888-1912, Coloured Back Proof
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
mounted on card.  Depicts the Head Office in Toronto.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 140.00 - 175.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) = 144.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce, $10 1888 Full Colour Face Proof735 - Canadian Bank of Commerce, $10 1888 Full Colour Face Proof
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
CH 75-14-16P.  Punch cancels in signature area as usual.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold for (400.00 + 80.00) = 480.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce, $10 1892 Full Colour Face Proof736 - Canadian Bank of Commerce, $10 1892 Full Colour Face Proof
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
CH 75-14-18P.  Punch cancels in signature area as usual.  Mounted on card.  The card has a small corne
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold for (400.00 + 80.00) = 480.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce, $5 1917, White Background737 - Canadian Bank of Commerce, $5 1917, White Background
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
CH 75-16-02-04P.  Full colour face proof on card, official pencil writing at top of card, proof is pristine.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold for (180.00) = 180.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce, Set of Small Size Back Proofs:738 - Canadian Bank of Commerce, Set of Small Size Back Proofs:
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
1935 $5, $10 and $20.  First and last are mounted on card.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold for (250.00 + 50.00) = 300.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce739 - Canadian Bank of Commerce
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Two Progress Proofs on card, 1917 $10, at different stages before lettering was entered in the centre.  No tint, as is normal with pro
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) = 84.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce740 - Canadian Bank of Commerce
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Two Progress Proofs on card, 1917 shared back design, printed in black at different stages before lettering and counters were engraved.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce741 - Canadian Bank of Commerce
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Three Progress Proofs on card, 1917 $5 Face design, one on white paper, mounted, and a second, with the engraving just a trifle more advanced, printed
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 225.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) = 120.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce, Three 1935 Small Size $5 Back Proofs742 - Canadian Bank of Commerce, Three 1935 Small Size $5 Back Proofs
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
mounted on card.  One is marked "rejected proof", another "wrong colour", and the third is in a blue-green shade more ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold for (300.00 + 60.00) = 360.00
 
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Canada Life Insurance Co., Hamilton743 - Canada Life Insurance Co., Hamilton
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
proof of an insurance certificate mounted on card; two vignettes, building and corporate crest.  A nice mounted die proof vignette of
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold for (40.00) = 40.00
 
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Union Bank of Halifax.744 - Union Bank of Halifax.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Engraved bank name, various denominations, etc.  Die proof vignettes:  crest etc. seen on 1904 $50 note; also two near
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (110.00 + 22.00) = 132.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  four different sailor vignettes745 - Die Proof Vignettes:  four different sailor vignettes
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"On the Lookout", "Show Your Colors", "Aloft", "Land Ho" (Quebec Bank $4 1860-63).  On card, all c...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (275.00 + 55.00) = 330.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  four different ship vignettes746 - Die Proof Vignettes:  four different ship vignettes
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"The Yacht", "Coast Steamer", "C.P. Lake Steamer", "Steamboat Montreal" (#487).  All BABN, cut dow...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) = 156.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  six different ship vignettes747 - Die Proof Vignettes:  six different ship vignettes
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"Majestic", "Sealing", "Homeward Bound", "Loading Cargo" (#225), "Parisian #4" (wrinkled, soiled),...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (275.00 + 55.00) = 330.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  dock scenes.748 - Die Proof Vignettes:  dock scenes.
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"Ocean Freight" (BABN #247), "Shipping Cattle" (BABN #248), another of the same but with two die cracks, and a third with slight...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (240.00 + 48.00) = 288.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Queen Victoria749 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Queen Victoria
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Chalon portrait on card, piece missing at top which does not quite intrude into portrait border, also portrait as a younger woman as seen on Bank of U
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (250.00) = 250.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Children and Cherubs.750 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Children and Cherubs.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Raphael's Angel (as on Union Bank of Canada $50 1886 but mirror reversed and with wings); Carvalho's "Child with Rabbits"; child w...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) = 120.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Trains and Streetcar.751 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Trains and Streetcar.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"On Time" train in station; "Limited Express"; streetcar, BABN #550.  Three vignettes, not mounted, cut down, the latt...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Buildings.752 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Buildings.
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"City Hall" (Montreal), BABN #213; "Dominion Bank Building", cut close; two others.  Four vignettes
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Sailing Ships.753 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Sailing Ships.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"The Yacht", BABN #457; "Loading Cargo", BABN #225, with staining; "Shipping Cattle", BABN #248; "Sealing Vessel&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold for (210.00 + 42.00) = 252.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Steamships.754 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Steamships.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"Homeward Bound", unevenly cut; "C.P. Lake Steamer"; "Sealing"; "Coast Steamer".  Four vignettes, ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold for (170.00 + 34.00) = 204.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Men at Work.755 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Men at Work.
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"Horse Shoeing" (BABN #285, engr. 1890); "The Smoothing Plane" (BABN #129, engr. 1874); "Carpenter Shop" (BABN #99, en...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 180.00 - 240.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) = 156.00
 
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Die Proof Vignette:  "In Vigilance Security"756 - Die Proof Vignette:  "In Vigilance Security"
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
ABN V-44296/93392, in four settings:  from unhardened die (no title, number or imprint), on card; with title, unmounted, cut down; wit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) = 156.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Allegorical Women.757 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Allegorical Women.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"British America", ABN #V 47403, unmounted; "Harvest Queen", BABN #279, engr. 1890, on card, cut down; "Canada Commerce&quo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) = 156.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Allegorical Women.758 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Allegorical Women.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Justice figure, as on Colonial Bank of Canada $4 but without helmet; "Antique Poesy", as on Standard Bank of Canada $5 1914-19, engraver&#...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 140.00 - 200.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) = 120.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Cattle.759 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Cattle.
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"Texas Steer", tear and folds; "Lassoing On the Pampa"; unnamed, writing and thinning; unnamed (see U.S. Windham County Bank $1)...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 140.00 - 200.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) = 156.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Men and Horses.760 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Men and Horses.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"The Farmer", writing; two different reaping scenes, including "#500" which is probably "Northwest Reaper" by BABN, th...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Farm Livestock.761 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Farm Livestock.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"Hay Making"; "Load of Brush", these both mounted on white fabric, numbered 1397 and 1427 in pen; oxen pulling a sled, no inform...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (230.00 + 46.00) = 276.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Wildlife762 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Wildlife
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"Deer Startled", by National Bank Note Co.; another similar but no text at bottom; "The Stricken Deer", BABN #78; three deer, no...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) = 120.00
 
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Dominion of Canada, die proof vignette, Sir John A. Macdonald763 - Dominion of Canada, die proof vignette, Sir John A. Macdonald
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
engraved by Canada Bank Note Co. and used on 1886 $2 Essaie.  Similar to portrait on DC-30, 1896 $5,000 Bank Legal. The Macdonald port
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (150.00 + 30.00) = 180.00
 
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Dominion of Canada, die proof vignette, Lord Aberdeen764 - Dominion of Canada, die proof vignette, Lord Aberdeen
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
on full card.  Engraved by ABN, # A-3.  Portrait is used on 1897 and 1898 $1 Dominion notes, DC-12 and DC-13.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (170.00 + 34.00) = 204.00
 
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Dominion of Canada, die proof vignette, Lady Grey765 - Dominion of Canada, die proof vignette, Lady Grey
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
on full card.  Engraved by ABN, # A-11, but title, die number and imprint are absent, thus likely printed prior to hardening of the di
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (190.00) = 190.00
 
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Dominion of Canada, die proof vignette, Sir John A. Macdonald766 - Dominion of Canada, die proof vignette, Sir John A. Macdonald
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
engraved by Canada Bank Note Co. and used on 1886 $2 Essaie.  Similar to portrait on DC-30, 1896 $5,000 Bank Legal and, slightly enlar
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (150.00 + 30.00) = 180.00
 
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Dominion of Canada, die proof vignettes for 1870 $2767 - Dominion of Canada, die proof vignettes for 1870 $2
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Wolfe and Montcalm portraits, BABN #4 and #5, and "Nor-West", BABN #46.  Three die proof vignettes, all cut down, the portraits ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (325.00 + 65.00) = 390.00
 
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Dominion of Canada, die proof vignette, Marquis of Lorne.768 - Dominion of Canada, die proof vignette, Marquis of Lorne.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
BABN (portrait die #68), used on 1882 $4 note, for which it constitutes a complete set of vignettes.  Cut down, mounted, paper toning.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (375.00 + 75.00) = 450.00
 
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Dominion of Canada, die proof vignette for 1870 $2769 - Dominion of Canada, die proof vignette for 1870 $2
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Gen. James Wolfe portrait, BABN  portrait die #5, cut down and mounted on the same record card as a portrait of Champlain. [x=
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (180.00 + 36.00) = 216.00
 
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La Banque d'Hochelaga,  Portrait of Champlain770 - La Banque d'Hochelaga,  Portrait of Champlain
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
as on 1889 $100 note.  Closely trimmed and mounted on small piece of card, Canada Bank Note Co. engraving.  Also a sli
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) = 84.00
 
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Dominion of Canada, proof impressions of the Department of Finance Seal771 - Dominion of Canada, proof impressions of the Department of Finance Seal
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
by Pritchard & Andrews.  One impression as used on the large size notes and two as used on the 1923 fractionals.  A mo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) = 120.00
 
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Selection of Eight Specimen Financial Documents772 - Selection of Eight Specimen Financial Documents
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Loblaw Inc. Share Certificate; George Weston Share Certificate, four different; Canada North-West Land Co. Share Certificate; Consumers' Gas Co....
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (110.00 + 22.00) = 132.00
 
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Government Die Proof Vignettes on full card773 - Government Die Proof Vignettes on full card
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B-12 (altered in pencil to B-13), Provincial crests, somewhat similar to back of 1914 $2 but probably created for use on bonds; Canada B-15, Great Sea
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) = 120.00
 
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Government Die Proof Vignettes on full card774 - Government Die Proof Vignettes on full card
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B-12 (altered in pencil to B-13), Provincial crests, somewhat similar to back of 1914 $2 but probably created for use on bonds; Canada B-15, Great Sea
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Government Die Proof Vignettes on full card775 - Government Die Proof Vignettes on full card
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
B-12 (altered in pencil to B-13), Provincial crests, somewhat similar to back of 1914 $2 but probably created for use on bonds; Canada B-15, Great Sea
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (50.00) = 50.00
 
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Government Die Proof Vignettes on full card776 - Government Die Proof Vignettes on full card
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
B-12 (altered in pencil to B-13), Provincial crests, somewhat similar to back of 1914 $2 but probably created for use on bonds; Canada B-15, Great Sea
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Government Die Proof Vignettes on full card777 - Government Die Proof Vignettes on full card
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
B-12 (altered in pencil to B-13), Provincial crests, somewhat similar to back of 1914 $2 but probably created for use on bonds; Canada B-15, Great Sea
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes: Poultry778 - Die Proof Vignettes: Poultry
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"Feeding Fowl", BABN #306 (not named on vignette), mounted on card; "Poultry", BABN #148, not mounted.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (25.00 + 5.00) = 30.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Dog and Safe.779 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Dog and Safe.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Two vignettes, not quite identical, one as seen on back of Union Bank of Newfoundland $50 1889.  The other is a BABN copy, "On Guard&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) = 120.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  "British America"780 - Die Proof Vignettes:  "British America"
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
ABNCo. die #220, with ribbon under crest blank; similar, ABNCo. V-47538, with motto added; BABN copy, "British America No. 2", #307, with ...
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Estimate : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) = 144.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Sheep.781 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Sheep.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"Agriculture" on full card, ABN die #279, on Union Bank of PEI $1 1872, back notation "Charles Skinner's engraving", stained...
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Estimate : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) = 72.00
 
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La Banque Jacques Cartier, Illustrated Cheque 188_, Proof782 - La Banque Jacques Cartier, Illustrated Cheque 188_, Proof
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
A portrait of Cartier adorns the left side of this rare proof by Canada Bank Note Co.  Previously mounted, two partial punch cancel ho
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) = 84.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Canadian Bank of Commerce.783 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Canadian Bank of Commerce.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"Naiad", seen on 1893 to 1912 $50 notes, and "La Critique" seen on 1888 to 1912 $100 notes, both by National Bank Note Co. ...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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Engraved text items:784 - Engraved text items:
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three denominational counters on one piece; Bank of London in Canada; Northern Bank; Western Bank of Canada, all bank names with additional text.
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (300.00 + 60.00) = 360.00
 
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Engraved male portraits:785 - Engraved male portraits:
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J. M. Wilson, on Banque Canadienne Nationale 1935 issue, on full card with a slight corner bend; C. A. Bogart, on Dominion Bank 1931 issue, on full ca
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Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) = 72.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Crests.786 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Crests.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"Royal Arms", Canada Bank Note #V-13; "Collection Provincial Arms", BABN #499, in green, rather soiled; Royal crest, G-5; "...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) = 144.00
 
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Russian Bond, 1917, 200 roubles - Lot of 6787 - Russian Bond, 1917, 200 roubles - Lot of 6
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
printed by ABNCo.  Vignette at upper centre is the Security Allegory seen on the backs of Bank of Canada $1,000 notes of 1935 and 1937
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Bank of Montreal, Proof Cheque, 188_,788 - Bank of Montreal, Proof Cheque, 188_,
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
engraved for Thomas May by Canada Bank Note Co.  A very attractive cheque with a vignette and blue pantograph tint, no stub attached.
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Estimate : 90.00 - 120.00
Sold for (65.00 + 13.00) = 78.00
 
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Prince - The Story of An Ordinary Dog.789 - Prince - The Story of An Ordinary Dog.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
A collection ready for display!  Lot consists of an unused Farmers Deposit National Bank (Pennsylvania) Share Certificate including st
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (80.00 + 16.00) = 96.00
 
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Die proof vignette, allegorical male quite similar to vignette on backs of 1935 and 1937 $5.790 - Die proof vignette, allegorical male quite similar to vignette on backs of 1935 and 1937 $5.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Cut down and mounted, creased and slightly toned, but very rare.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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Specimen Bonds of various countries:791 - Specimen Bonds of various countries:
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Republic of Cuba $500 1937, with eighty interest coupons attached, has an allegorical vignette, ABNCo.  A quite large document, folded
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 140.00 - 280.00
Sold for (400.00) = 400.00
 
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Non-Canadian Bonds etc792 - Non-Canadian Bonds etc
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Great Britain (3 diff.):  Moore, McQueen share certificate, proof on card; Edinburgh North American Investment Co. share certificate,
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) = 144.00
 
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Bank Note Company Advertising.793 - Bank Note Company Advertising.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Engraved American Bank Note Co. name on banner; Western Bank Note Co., Chicago, sign, mounted on card which has unfortunately broken down the centre,
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (30.00 + 6.00) = 36.00
 
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Sample Book of Share Certificate Designs794 - Sample Book of Share Certificate Designs
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
nine pages.  The last page and back cover have come loose.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) = 144.00
 
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Metropolitan Opera and Real Estate Co., Specimen Bond for $1,000 1893.795 - Metropolitan Opera and Real Estate Co., Specimen Bond for $1,000 1893.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Lithographed by ABNCo., twenty interest coupons attached.  Interesting vignette, incorporating the National Bank Note Co. vignette "St
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (40.00) = 40.00
 
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Assorted Canadian Documents.796 - Assorted Canadian Documents.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
British Canadian Lumber Corp., Share Certificate, 1914, Waterlow.  Riordan Pulp & Paper Preferred Share Certificate, 1920, Canadian Ba
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) = 72.00
 
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Government Die Proof Vignettes on full card:797 - Government Die Proof Vignettes on full card:
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
B-12 (altered in pencil to B-13), Provincial crests, somewhat similar to back of 1914 $2 but probably created for use on bonds, card has a missing cor
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (220.00 + 44.00) = 264.00
 
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Six Different Die Proof Vignettes - Allegorical Women.798 - Six Different Die Proof Vignettes - Allegorical Women.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Britannia, two different, one used on Bank of British North America notes of 1877; "Rebecca"; "La Critique", on Canadian Bank of...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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Four Different Die Proof Vignettes - Places.799 - Four Different Die Proof Vignettes - Places.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Parliament Buildings, one view from the Ottawa River and one from the Laurier Street Bridge; Montreal Old City Hall; Niagara Falls, from the American
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (55.00 + 11.00) = 66.00
 
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Four Die Proof Vignettes - Men (Two Allegorical, Two Not).800 - Four Die Proof Vignettes - Men (Two Allegorical, Two Not).
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"Neptune", cut at bottom; "Water God", as on R. G. Reid $1.50 note, mounted on card; "Show Your Colors (sic)" as on Pi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) = 72.00
 
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Five Die Proof Vignettes - Transportation.801 - Five Die Proof Vignettes - Transportation.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Steam locomotive at station; "Coast Steamer"; "In Port"; "C. P. Lake Steamer"; "The Yacht".  All a...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold for (160.00 + 32.00) = 192.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes, Farm Livestock.803 - Die Proof Vignettes, Farm Livestock.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"Steer's Head", BABN #486; "Natural Love", Canada BN #V58; "The Jersey", BABN #263; Woman with horse (on Home Bank...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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Eclectic Selection of Die Proof Vignettes.804 - Eclectic Selection of Die Proof Vignettes.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"Royal Arms", Canada B.N. #V-13; "Natural Love", Canada BN #V58; "Steer's Head", BABN #486; "Niagara", A...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold for (110.00 + 22.00) = 132.00
 
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