Toronto Coin Expo Spring Sale 2014

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We are once again pleased to conduct our auction, in conjunction with the 2014 Spring Toronto Coin Expo. In this auction we are featuring The George H. Thomson collection of pre-Confederation tokens, and the Lorne Barnes collection of pre-Confederation Nova Scotia tokens. The sale is complimented with selections from numerous other consignors rounding out another outstanding auction. We feel privileged to be given the opportunity to be entrusted with such treasures and thank our contributors who have placed their faith in us.

We can't wait to see you at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto. Come and join us in person, or place your bids by phone/fax, email, or regular mail.

We look forward to helping you acquire the missing pieces of your collections.
The Cataloguers have taken every reasonable measure to ensure that all the lots are as described by Geoffrey Bell Auctions. Many of the lots are third party graded by PCGS, PMG, ICCS - We feel these are the most recognized grading companies in the industry.
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Br 8821446 - Br 882
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Br 882 - Hosterman & Etter, Courteau 335, CH NS-10A1, AU/Unc, a beautiful chocolate finish with the slightest wear, possibly from cabinet fricti...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold to f***r for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Lot of 3 Nova Scotia Merchant Tokens1447 - Lot of 3 Nova Scotia Merchant Tokens
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Lot of 3 Nova Scotia Merchant Tokens - Lot includes: Br 883, Courteau 336, CH NS-10B1, about VF; Br 884, Courteau 338, engrailed edge, CH NS-11A3, Fin
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to p****w for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Success, BR 895, copper,1448 - Success, BR 895, copper,
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Success, BR 895, copper, - Starr & Shannon, Courteau 339, plain edge, CH NS-11A1, about EF, a few small reverse digs. This lot is part of th...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Lot of 2 Nova Scotia Merchant Tokens1449 - Lot of 2 Nova Scotia Merchant Tokens
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Lot of 2 Nova Scotia Merchant Tokens - Lot includes: Starr & Shannon, Br 884, Courteau 338, engrailed edge, CH NS-11A3, about EF/VF+; Br 884, C....
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
 
 
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Br 8851450 - Br 885
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Br 885 - Commercial Change, Courteau 340, CH NS-12, EF. This lot is part of the extensive George H. Thomson Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold to C**********e for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Lot of 2 Nova Scotia Merchant Tokens1451 - Lot of 2 Nova Scotia Merchant Tokens
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Lot of 2 Nova Scotia Merchant Tokens - Lot includes: Genuine British Copper, Br 886, Courteau 347, CH NS-25A1, VF+; Courteau 348, CH NS-25A2, nice VF+
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9********3 for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Br 8871452 - Br 887
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Br 887 - Genuine British Copper, Courteau 346, reeded edge, CH NS-26A1, about VF for issue, small, unobtrusive dig on reverse at water line to left. A
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold to t*****l for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Br 8881453 - Br 888
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Br 888 - Success to Navigation & Trade, Courteau 353, CH NS-23A1, about EF. This lot is part of the extensive George H. Thomson Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
 
 
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Lot of Two Br 888 Tokens1454 - Lot of Two Br 888 Tokens
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Lot of Two Br 888 Tokens - Lot includes: Success to Navigation & Trade, Br 888, Courteau 354, CH NS-23A2, VF; Courteau 356, CH NS-23A4, attracti...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold to C**********e for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Br 8881455 - Br 888
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Br 888 - Success to Navigation & Trade, Courteau 356, CH NS-23A4, very attractive VF+. This lot is part of the extensive George H. Thomson C...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to a**********3 for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Br 8891456 - Br 889
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Br 889 - Halifax Halfpenny, Br 889, Courteau 351, CH NS-27A1, straight reverse, about EF. This lot is part of the extensive George H. Thomson Coll
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to a******1 for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Lot of 3 Halifax Halfpennies1457 - Lot of 3 Halifax Halfpennies
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Lot of 3 Halifax Halfpennies - Lot includes: Br 889, Courteau 351, CH NS-27A1, straight reverse, about VF; Courteau 352, CH NS-27A3, VF, cleaned; Mile
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold to C**********e for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Lot of 2 Nova Scotia Tokens1458 - Lot of 2 Nova Scotia Tokens
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Lot of 2 Nova Scotia Tokens - Lot includes: John Alexander Barry, Br 891, Courteau 342, CH NS-14A1, solid VF+; Courteau 343, CH NS-14A2, VF+. 2 Pcs.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold to C**********e for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Br 8911459 - Br 891
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Br 891 - John Alexander Barry, Br 891, Courteau 343, CH NS-14A2, EF or better. This lot is part of the extensive George H. Thomson Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9********3 for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Br 8911460 - Br 891
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Br 891 - John Alexander Barry, Br 891, Courteau 345, CH NS-14A5, AU-Unc, with just the faintest rub on the high points, tinges of original lustre sti
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 400.00
Sold to f***r for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Br 8921461 - Br 892
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Br 892 - Black’s Hardware, Br 892, CH NS-15A, a solid EF. This lot is part of the extensive George H. Thomson Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 225.00
Sold to f***r for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Br 8931462 - Br 893
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Br 893 - Black’s Hardware, Br 893, CH NS-15B, attractive VF+. This lot is part of the extensive George H. Thomson Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold to f***r for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Lot of 2 Nova Scotia Tokens1463 - Lot of 2 Nova Scotia Tokens
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Lot of 2 Nova Scotia Tokens - Lot includes: Black’s Hardware, Br 892, CH NS-15A, undamaged Fine+ or better; Br 893, CH NS-15B, VF, old, faint marks t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold to p****w for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Br 8951464 - Br 895
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Br 895 - Success, Br 895, copper, CH NS-28A, excellent VF. This lot is part of the extensive George H. Thomson Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold to a**********3 for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Lot of 3 Nova Scotia Tokens1465 - Lot of 3 Nova Scotia Tokens
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Lot of 3 Nova Scotia Tokens - Lot includes: John Brown’s Token, Br 896, CH NS-16A1, attractive VF+; Robert Purves’ Token, Br 897, VF; Halifax Ferry To
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold to f***r for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Br 8981466 - Br 898
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Br 898 - Robert Hopwood & Son, Br 898. This is not a Canadian token, but a Lancashire woolen mill token. However, it was listed by Breton and ha...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold to f***r for (350.00 + 70.00) x 1 = 420.00
 
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Br 8991467 - Br 899
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Br 899 - White’s Farthing, Br 899, Courteau 362, brass, CH NS-17A1, uncirculated. The original of White’s farthing was undoubtedly the extremely rare
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold to f***r for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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Br 9011468 - Br 901
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Br 901 - Blakley’s “Great Dry Salt Goods,” Br 901, brass, AU-Unc. Ex: Hoare Sale, June 1992, lot 1076. This lot is part of the extensive George H
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to r****t for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
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Lot of 4 Nova Scotia Tokens1469 - Lot of 4 Nova Scotia Tokens
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Lot of 4 Nova Scotia Tokens - Lot includes: Br 883, Courteau 337, CH NS-10B2, Fine+, but cleaned and a spot of verdigris on the reverse; Br 884, Court
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold to f***r for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Lot of 5 New Brunswick Tokens1470 - Lot of 5 New Brunswick Tokens
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Lot of 5 New Brunswick Tokens - Lot includes: Br 909 (1843 Pennies), CH NB-2A, Courteau 21, solid, problem free, VF; Courteau 23, VF+; Courteau 26, VF
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold to t*****7 for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Lot of 5 New Brunswick Tokens1471 - Lot of 5 New Brunswick Tokens
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Lot of 5 New Brunswick Tokens - Lot includes: Br 909 (1843 Pennies), CH NB-2A, Courteau 24, EF; Courteau 26, EF, without die break at T of TOKEN; Cour
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 275.00
Sold to 9********3 for (135.00 + 27.00) x 1 = 162.00
 
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Lot of 3 New Brunswick Tokens1472 - Lot of 3 New Brunswick Tokens
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Lot of 3 New Brunswick Tokens - Lot includes: Br 910 (1843 Halfpennies),CH NB-1A, Courteau 7, EF, broken reverse die; Courteau 12, EF; Courteau 14, so
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 175.00
Sold to 9********3 for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Br 9101473 - Br 910
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Br 910 - 1843 Halfpenny,CH NB-1A, Courteau 8, AU, with K of TOKEN blocked, once lacquered. This lot is part of the extensive George H. Thomson Col
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold to r****t for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Lot of 5 New Brunswick Tokens1474 - Lot of 5 New Brunswick Tokens
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Lot of 5 New Brunswick Tokens - Lot includes: Br 910 (1843 Halfpennies), CH NB-1A, Courteau 8, VF, with K of TOKEN not blocked; Courteau 9, VF, with l
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold to r***d for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Lot of 9 New Brunswick Tokens1475 - Lot of 9 New Brunswick Tokens
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Lot of 9 New Brunswick Tokens - Lot includes: Br 911 (1854 Pennies),CH NB-2B, Courteau 42, about VF; Courteau 46, about EF; Courteau 47, VF, dirt; Cou
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold to 9********3 for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
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Br 9111476 - Br 911
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Br 911 - 1854 Penny, CH NB-2B2, Courteau 45, AU/UNC with steel blue and dark chocolate toning, tinges of orange in the devices. This lot is part o
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold to a**********3 for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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Br 9111477 - Br 911
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Br 911 - 1854 Penny, CH NB-2B2, Courteau 49, all but uncirculated, although the obverse was once lightly cleaned, and there is the slightest rubbing o
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (85.00 + 17.00) x 1 = 102.00
 
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Lot of 4 New Brunswick Tokens1478 - Lot of 4 New Brunswick Tokens
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Lot of 4 New Brunswick Tokens - Lot includes: . Br 912 (1854 Halfpennies),CH NB-1B, Courteau 35, about EF, with whole K in WICK; Courteau 36, EF, reve
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold to 9********3 for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Lot of 5 New Brunswick Tokens1479 - Lot of 5 New Brunswick Tokens
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Lot of 5 New Brunswick Tokens - Lot includes: Br 912 (1854 Halfpennies),CH NB-1B, Courteau 30, VF; Courteau 32, VF, dirt; Courteau 35, about EF, once
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold to t*****7 for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Lot of 5 New Brunswick Tokens1480 - Lot of 5 New Brunswick Tokens
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Lot of 5 New Brunswick Tokens - Lot includes: Br 912 (1854 Halfpennies),CH NB-1B, Courteau 37, VF+, die break from A to bust; Courteau 37, VF+, with a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold to a**********3 for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Lot of 10 New Brunswick Tokens1481 - Lot of 10 New Brunswick Tokens
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Lot of 10 New Brunswick Tokens - Lot includes: Br 909 (1843 Pennies), CH NB-2A, Courteau 21, Fine; Courteau 26, Fine; Br 910 (1843 Halfpennies), CH NB
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to p****w for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Lot of 9 New Brunswick Tokens1482 - Lot of 9 New Brunswick Tokens
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Lot of 9 New Brunswick Tokens - Lot includes: Br 909 (1843 Pennies), CH NB-2A, Courteau 21, VG; Courteau 26, Fine, spot of verdigris; Courteau 29, VG,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to p****w for (55.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 66.00
 
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Lot of 2 New Brunswick Tokens1483 - Lot of 2 New Brunswick Tokens
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Lot of 2 New Brunswick Tokens - Lot includes: Br 913, St. John, N.B. Halfpennies, CH NB-4, oblique reeding, from a rusted reverse die, a good EF, a co
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 180.00 - 200.00
Sold to C**********e for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Br 914, Francis McDermott1484 - Br 914, Francis McDermott
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Br 914, Francis McDermott - Francis McDermott’s advertising token from King Street, Saint John, brass, about EF, a couple of edge knocks. It is said t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to j********s.. for (5,500.00 + 1,100.00) x 1 = 6,600.00
 
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Lot of 3 New Brunswick Tokens1485 - Lot of 3 New Brunswick Tokens
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Lot of 3 New Brunswick Tokens - Lot includes: Hanson Bros., 5 cents, all incuse, uniface, white metal, lumber manufacturers, Little Lepreaux, N.B. Fin
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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BR9161486 - BR916
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BR916 - Br 916, Sheaf of Wheat, CH PE-4, VF, all letters of the legends and the date fully legible; no major damage, only a small ding above the ploug
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to f***r for (1,950.00 + 390.00) x 1 = 2,340.00
 
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Lot of 3 Prince Edward Island Tokens1487 - Lot of 3 Prince Edward Island Tokens
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Lot of 3 Prince Edward Island Tokens - Lot includes: Br 918 (1855), Courteau 14, CH PE-7A1, VF+; Courteau 15, CH PE-7A2, EF, with a significant die br
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to j****0 for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Lot of 4 Prince Edward Island Tokens1488 - Lot of 4 Prince Edward Island Tokens
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Lot of 4 Prince Edward Island Tokens - Lot includes: Br 919 (1855), Courteau 17, CH PE-7B1, VF; Br 919 (1857), Courteau 19, CH PE-7C1, straight revers
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to j****0 for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Br 9191489 - Br 919
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Br 919 - Br 919 (1857), Courteau 19, CH PE-7C1, straight reverse, EF+, some dirt. This lot is part of the extensive George H. Thomson Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
 
 
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Lot of 4 Prince Edward Island Tokens1490 - Lot of 4 Prince Edward Island Tokens
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Lot of 4 Prince Edward Island Tokens - Lot includes: Br 919 (1857), Courteau 19, CH PE-7C1, straight reverse, EF, spot of verdigris; Courteau 35, CH P
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to a**********3 for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Lot of 2 Prince Edward Island Tokens1491 - Lot of 2 Prince Edward Island Tokens
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Lot of 2 Prince Edward Island Tokens - Lot includes: Br 920 (1855), Courteau 43, recut 5s, straight reverse, CH PE-6A2, EF; Br 921, Fisheries and Agri
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to j****0 for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Br 9211492 - Br 921
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Br 921 - Br 921, Fisheries and Agriculture, Courteau 45, PE-8A, EF+, light scratch above N of TOKEN. This lot is part of the extensive George H. Th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to a**********3 for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Lot of 5 Prince Edward Island Tokens1493 - Lot of 5 Prince Edward Island Tokens
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Lot of 5 Prince Edward Island Tokens - Lot includes: Br 917, Success to the Fisheries, Courteau 9, straight reverse, CH PE-5B1, VF; Br 919 (1857), Cou
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold to j****0 for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Lot of 6 Prince Edward Island Tokens1494 - Lot of 6 Prince Edward Island Tokens
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Lot of 6 Prince Edward Island Tokens - Lot includes: Br 917, Success to the Fisheries, Courteau 6, straight reverse, CH PE-5A, Fine; Courteau 7, strai
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to j****0 for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Lot of 12 Prince Edward Island Tokens1495 - Lot of 12 Prince Edward Island Tokens
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Lot of 12 Prince Edward Island Tokens - Lot includes: Br 917, Success to the Fisheries, Courteau 9, straight reverse, CH PE-5B1, VF; another, straight
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to j****0 for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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