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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Canadian Countermark1563 - Canadian Countermark
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Rouleau countermark on obv. of U.S. Hard Times token, 1837, Low 39. (Brunk R-551).
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1564 - Canadian Countermark
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
M. RYAN / I. ONT. on obv. of U.S. dime, 1887 (M.I. 806, Brunk R-663).
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1565 - Canadian Countermark
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
M. Ryan countermark on obv. of U.S. quarter dollar, 1875 (Brunk R-663).
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1566 - Canadian Countermark
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
T.W on obv. of U.S. 50, 1827 (M.I. 905).
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Canadian Countermark1567 - Canadian Countermark
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
J. TROTIER. on rev. of U.S. Hard Times token, 1837, Low 110 (M.I. 925, Brunk T-427).
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1568 - Canadian Countermark
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
WENDEL & BRO. on obv. of Province of Canada 20, 1858 (M.I. 993, Brunk W-390).
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Canadian Countermark1569 - Canadian Countermark
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
WENDEL & BRO. on obv. of Province of Canada 20, 1858 (Brunk W-390).
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Canadian Countermark - Lot of 41570 - Canadian Countermark - Lot of 4
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
H. WETTSTEIN countermarks: On obv. & rev. of U.S. quarter dollar, 1870 (M.I. 995, Brunk W-438); on obv. & rev. of Canada Victoria 25, 1874-H
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Canadian Countermark - Lot of 41571 - Canadian Countermark - Lot of 4
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
H. WETTSTEIN countermarks: On obv. & rev. of U.S. quarter dollar, 1870 (M.I. 995, Brunk W-438); on obv. & rev. of Canada Victoria 25, 1874-H
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Canadian Countermark1572 - Canadian Countermark
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
RUTLAND V.T. J. YOUNG (in semicircle) counterpunched on obv. of Province of Canada 20, 1858. Piece holed.
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Canadian Countermark - Lot of 21573 - Canadian Countermark - Lot of 2
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
. A quartered circle on obv. of Newfoundland 20, 1865 (M.I. 1057); a quartered circle and an octagonally divided circle on obv. of Ca
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Canadian Countermark - Lot of 61574 - Canadian Countermark - Lot of 6
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
[Jewellers, Silversmiths or Engravers test pieces]. Test piece of three separate pseudo-Canadian marks, each within an i
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Canadian Countermark - Lot of 141575 - Canadian Countermark - Lot of 14
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Numerals: 1111 / 2 counterpunched on rev. of Bank of Montreal penny, 1844, Br 527 (M.I. 1036); 2 on obv. of Nova Scotia penny, 1856, Br 875
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Canadian Countermark - Lot of 161576 - Canadian Countermark - Lot of 16
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Numerals: 1 placed on the Queens neck on obv. of Prince Edward Island cent, 1871, Br 915; 1 placed on the Queens neck on obv. of C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Canadian Countermark - Lof of 111577 - Canadian Countermark - Lof of 11
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Province of Canada cent countermarks: W. NORTON on rev. of Province of Canada cent, 1859 (M.I. 688, Brunk N-128); OVOS on obv. of Province of Canada c
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Canadian Countermark - Lot of 211578 - Canadian Countermark - Lot of 21
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Province and Dominion of Canada decimal silver coin countermarks: G.H. MOWATT (curved) / 1871 (in center) counterpunched on planed rev. of Canada Vic
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 225.00 | Estimates : 450.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Lot of Eighty Six Phillips Packing Plant Tokens1578A - Lot of Eighty Six Phillips Packing Plant Tokens
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Lot of Eighty Six Phillips Packing Plant Tokens, Cambridge, Maryland. F-VF. 86pcs.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 30.00
Sold for (10.00 + 2.00) x 1 = 12.00
 
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Lot of Fifteen USA Tokens.1578B - Lot of Fifteen USA Tokens.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Lot of Fifteen USA Tokens. 25 Bar, 10c; Same as previous; same as previous; 25 Bar, 5c; Same as previous; same as previous; Same as previous; A1, 5c;
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Glyn, Mills & Co., Specimen cheques in booklet, Jan. 1953.1579 - Glyn, Mills & Co., Specimen cheques in booklet, Jan. 1953.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Three pages of font styles to choose from, and eighteen cheque formats in different sizes and colours.Unusual and attractive.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce, $5 Type of 1888-1912, Coloured Back Proof1581 - Canadian Bank of Commerce, $5 Type of 1888-1912, Coloured Back Proof
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
mounted on card, miniscule corner tip missing.Depicts the Head Office in Toronto.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold for (140.00) x 1 = 140.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce1582 - Canadian Bank of Commerce
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
1917 $10 face proof on card, Black printing only, with some wrinkling and light staining.Also a $10 back in green (issued colour was
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold for (200.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Dominion of Canada, die proof vignette, Lady Grey1583 - Dominion of Canada, die proof vignette, Lady Grey
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
on card.Engraved by ABN, # A-11, but title, die number and imprint are absent, thus likely printed prior to hardening of the die.[x=
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 90.00 - 135.00
Sold for (70.00) x 1 = 70.00
 
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Dominion of Canada, die proof vignette, Lady Grey1584 - Dominion of Canada, die proof vignette, Lady Grey
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
unmounted.Engraved by ABN, # A-11.Portrait is used on 1911 $1 Dominion notes, DC-18.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 90.00 - 135.00
Sold for (75.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Dominion of Canada, die proof vignette, Sir John A. Macdonald1585 - 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 : 50.00 - 90.00
Sold for (75.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Dominion of Canada, Potpourri.1586 - Dominion of Canada, Potpourri.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Die Proof Vignettes: Great Seal of Canada, in black, similar but not identical to back of 1878 $1 Dominion note and face of 1882 $4; Dominion Arms vig
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Dominion of Canada Mixture1587 - Dominion of Canada Mixture
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Pantograph, "Dominion of Canada / Two" in green; larger sheet, pantograph "Dominion of Canada" in black."Dominion of Canada...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce, Progress Proof1588 - Canadian Bank of Commerce, Progress Proof
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
1917 back (all denominations).A quite early stage - the two individuals are mostly just sketched out, and no denomination is specifi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 70.00
Sold for (325.00) x 1 = 325.00
 
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Selection of Eight Financial Documents1589 - Selection of Eight Financial Documents
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Bond: British Columbia Hydro,1982; Share Certificates: Hunter Douglas 1969; Canadian Javelin Ltd., 1974; British Controlled Oil Fields Ltd. Voting Tru
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Government Die Proof Vignettes on full card1590 - 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 (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Die Proof Vignette:  Wolfe's Monument,1591 - Die Proof Vignette:  Wolfe's Monument,
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
ABN #185, on full card.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
 
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Die Proof Vignette: "Arms of Upper Canada"1592 - Die Proof Vignette: "Arms of Upper Canada"
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson,1858 copyright notice engraved below.This lovely allegorical vignette was used on the high denomina
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Province of Ontario Savings Office Cheque Book, 1920s1593 - Province of Ontario Savings Office Cheque Book, 1920s
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
110 University Ave. Toronto branch.Eighteen unused cheques remain.Lot includes $10 Coupon book in panes of fifty 1
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 30.00
Sold for (30.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Die Proof Vignette:  Bank of Montreal Head Office1594 - Die Proof Vignette:  Bank of Montreal Head Office
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Canada Bank Note Co. die # V-72, featured on backs ofBank of Montreal 1892 $50, $100.Marginal notations.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (160.00) x 1 = 160.00
 
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Die Proof Vignettes:  Commercial Bank of Newfoundland.1595 - Die Proof Vignettes:  Commercial Bank of Newfoundland.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Arms of the bank, at centre of face of all notes of 1888 issue, BABN #256,; also "Cod Fishing #2", BABN #323,similar to vignette on
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
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City of Philadelphia 6% Bond, 18551596 - City of Philadelphia 6% Bond, 1855
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
intaglio printed by Draper, Walsh & Co.Adorned with no fewer than ten vignettes!City seal is embossed at lower lef
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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City of Providence, RI, $1000 Water Loan bond1597 - City of Providence, RI, $1000 Water Loan bond
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
intaglio printed by ABNCo.Three vignettes.Also included is a die proof vignette, Rebecca, seen at the left of this
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold for (15.00) x 1 = 15.00
 
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Canada Bank Note Co., Die Proof Vignette V-48, "Mitchell Factory"1598 - Canada Bank Note Co., Die Proof Vignette V-48, "Mitchell Factory"
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
and two engraved items upon which this vignette appears, on apparently for letterhead or other office document, and a possible advertising card.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Indian With Rifle, "Red Cloud", Vignette on Business Card.1599 - Indian With Rifle, "Red Cloud", Vignette on Business Card.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Created by Canada Bank Note Co. as Vignette V- 86, became BABN Vignette 428, used on a card of the Toronto News Company (Ref. CPMS Journal 1999 47).
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Advertising Card, Lactopeptine1600 - Advertising Card, Lactopeptine
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
for the treatment of Cholera Infantum.Circa 1885, engraved, with portrait of Dr. J. Marion Sims.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10.00 - 20.00
Sold for (10.00 + 2.00) x 1 = 12.00
 
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Engraved Insurance Documents, Canada Bank Note Co1601 - Engraved Insurance Documents, Canada Bank Note Co
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Canada Life Assurance header for a large document, with two vignettes, one being the arms of the company, proof on card, some wrinkles at top.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Saskatchewan Co-operative Wheat Producers1602 - Saskatchewan Co-operative Wheat Producers
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Elevator Deductions Certificate plus Commercial Reserve Certificate, 1924-27.Three folds, and slight water staining at top.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Municipal Loan documents:1603 - Municipal Loan documents:
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
City of Halifax, Consolidated Fund 1905, with arms of Halifax, one panel of a $1,000 bond.City of Montreal 3% Debentures, 1
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Crown Savings & Loan Co. Land Mortgage Debenture, 1918.1604 - Crown Savings & Loan Co. Land Mortgage Debenture, 1918.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Cancellation stamps, a little erosion along bottom and right sides.Wikipedia says this firm merged with the Royal Bank of Canada in
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Dominion Commercial Travellers Association, Montreal.  Proof sheet1605 - Dominion Commercial Travellers Association, Montreal.  Proof sheet
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
of four membership cards, 1887, mounted on card, folded at stub.Printed by Canada Bank Note Co
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Jacksonville, St. Augustine & Halifax River Railway (Florida)1606 - Jacksonville, St. Augustine & Halifax River Railway (Florida)
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
header for a 6% bond falling due in 1898, proof on light card.The railway was incorporated in 1881 and merged with another in 1892.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Engraved Insurance Document, Canada Bank Note Co1607 - Engraved Insurance Document, Canada Bank Note Co
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Canada Life Assurance, Hamilton, header for a large document, with two vignettes, one being the arms of the company, proof on card, slight foxing.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Engraved Insurance Document, Canada Bank Note Co.1608 - Engraved Insurance Document, Canada Bank Note Co.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Canada Life Assurance, Hamilton, header for a large document, with two vignettes, one being the arms of the company, unmounted proof with punch cancel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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American Bank Note Company, Specimen advertising1609 - American Bank Note Company, Specimen advertising
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
for Murphy Varnish Co. with vignette.ABNCo Proof of a John Deere Debenture interest coupon, mounted on card, with a portrait of J.D.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10.00 - 20.00
Sold for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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Canadian Electrical Power Bonds.1610 - Canadian Electrical Power Bonds.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
New Brunswick Electric Company, $500 First Mortgage Bond, 1891, Maritime Steam Litho imprint.Dynamo vignette.Three
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Residue of Railway Documents.1611 - Residue of Railway Documents.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Ontario & Quebec Railway, Share Certificate 1884, proof on card by Canada Bank Note Co.Stained and piece cut out.S
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
Sold for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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