Spring Sale 2020

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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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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, cut down.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Men at Work.755 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Men at Work.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"Horse Shoeing" (BABN #285, engr. 1890); "The Smoothing Plane" (BABN #129, engr. 1874); "Carpenter Shop" (BABN #99, en...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 180.00 - 240.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Cattle.759 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Cattle.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"Texas Steer", tear and folds; "Lassoing On the Pampa"; unnamed, writing and thinning; unnamed (see U.S. Windham County Bank $1)...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (230.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 276.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Wildlife762 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Wildlife
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
"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
Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (190.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 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 are mo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 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, BABNportrait die #5, cut down and mounted on the same record card as a portrait of Champlain.[x=
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Selection of Eight Specimen Financial Documents772 - Selection of Eight Specimen Financial Documents
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Loblaw Inc. Share Certificate; George Weston Share Certificate, four different; Canada North-West Land Co. Share Certificate; Consumers' Gas Co....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Government Die Proof Vignettes on full card773 - 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
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Government Die Proof Vignettes on full card774 - 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
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (50.00) x 1 = 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 | Estimates : 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
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 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 ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 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.The fi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Engraved text items:784 - Engraved text items:
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
three denominational counters on one piece; Bank of London in Canada; Northern Bank; Western Bank of Canada, all bank names with additional text.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Engraved male portraits:785 - Engraved male portraits:
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 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
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 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.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 90.00 - 120.00
Sold for (65.00 + 13.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Specimen Bonds of various countries:791 - Specimen Bonds of various countries:
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Republic of Cuba $500 1937, with eighty interest coupons attached, has an allegorical vignette, ABNCo.A quite large document, folded
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 280.00
Sold for (400.00) x 1 = 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,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 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,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (40.00) x 1 = 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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (220.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold for (55.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 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 are cut down.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 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
Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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