Toronto Coin Expo Spring Sale 2016

Auction Currency:CAD Auction Location:789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 2G8, Canada

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We are once again pleased to conduct our auction in conjunction with the 2016 Spring Toronto Coin Expo. We are excited to be featuring the Richard Cooper collection of Ontario Merchant Tokens, his Colonials of Lower Canada along with another installment of his countermark tokens. This sale is also complimented by wonderful Communion tokens from the Bob Merchant collection. As well as, selections from numerous other consigners to round 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.

Our spring auction is the first of the 2016 “triplet” sales. Not only are we conducting the spring and fall Toronto Coin Expo sales, we are privileged to have been chosen to do the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association auction in July in Ottawa. This spring sale features a fine variety of numismatic material for both the beginner and connoisseur. We thank our many consignors who once again have placed their faith in our firm.

To be held in conjunction with the
Toronto Coin Expo at the
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto

See you all there!



Buyer’s Premiums will be added on all items as per the Terms & Conditions of the sale. Invoices will be emailed out after The Toronto Coin Expo.

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Br 609. The Montreal Witness Canada Prize Competition, 1891.828 - Br 609. The Montreal Witness Canada Prize Competition, 1891.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
White Metal. EF, but with a bungled rim due to the striking. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Br 609. The Montreal Witness Canada Prize Competition, 1891.829 - Br 609. The Montreal Witness Canada Prize Competition, 1891.
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Copper. Unc. Five struck according to McColl, p.7. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
 
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Br 609 Reverse830 - Br 609 Reverse
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Ccombined with the reverse of the Mdme. Ireland's Card advertising her herbal toilet preparations at the 1892 Exhibition. Bowman 2894a. Al. AU...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (125.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Br 610. T. Phelan's Token, Good For One Half Loaf.831 - Br 610. T. Phelan's Token, Good For One Half Loaf.
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500 issued in 1888 by Sergeant Desjardins, then of the Montreal Police Force. This was likely the Alfred Desjardins, living on Notre Dame Street, Mont
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 180.00 - 225.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Br 610, and 610a.832 - Br 610, and 610a.
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T. Phelan's token, as previous lot. White Metal. VG. The Phelan tokens, unlike many of the other post-Confederation pieces was actually used. Th...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Br 611. L. Landry's token for 1 Pain.833 - Br 611. L. Landry's token for 1 Pain.
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White Metal. EF, but staining. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Br 611.  L. Landry's token for 1 Pain.834 - Br 611. L. Landry's token for 1 Pain.
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White Metal. Nice dark EF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Br 612. L. Landry's token for ½ Pain.835 - Br 612. L. Landry's token for ½ Pain.
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White Metal. Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (210.00 + 42.00) x 1 = 252.00
 
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Br 612. L. Landry's token for ½ Pain.836 - Br 612. L. Landry's token for ½ Pain.
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Copper. Unc., some lustre; a small spot on the bottom of 1 on reverse. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Br 613. Hoerner.837 - Br 613. Hoerner.
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One Glass St. Leon Water. Three Rivers. Brass. EF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (95.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 114.00
 
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Br 614. R. W. Williams838 - Br 614. R. W. Williams
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Trois - Rivières, Advertising Card. Brass. Unc. The token doubles as a numismatist token. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Colle...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Br 615. R. W. Williams.839 - Br 615. R. W. Williams.
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Good For 1 Glass Original Caxton Water. Brass. Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Br 615a.840 - Br 615a.
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Williams incused token For Glass Original Caxton Water. The likelihood is that this token preceded the die struck piece offered in the preceding lot.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (400.00 + 80.00) x 1 = 480.00
 
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Br 616. C. E. A. Langlois' token841 - Br 616. C. E. A. Langlois' token
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Drink St. Leon Water. This seems to be the original token, according to Breton. Brass. EF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Br 617. C. E. A. Langlois' token842 - Br 617. C. E. A. Langlois' token
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Drink St. Leon Water. The company didn't issue this token, which was likely another made for the avid collectors seeking to add a new variety to...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Br 618. St. Leon Mineral Water, 1890.843 - Br 618. St. Leon Mineral Water, 1890.
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Brass. Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Br 618. St. Leon Mineral Water, 1890.844 - Br 618. St. Leon Mineral Water, 1890.
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White Metal. Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Br 618. St. Leon Mineral Water, 1890.845 - Br 618. St. Leon Mineral Water, 1890.
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A nice pair of both the Brass and White Metal pieces. Both EF. 2 Pcs. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Br 619. St.  Leon Mineral Water, 1892.846 - Br 619. St. Leon Mineral Water, 1892.
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Brass. Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Br 619. St. Leon Mineral Water, 1892.847 - Br 619. St. Leon Mineral Water, 1892.
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Aluminum. Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (55.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 66.00
 
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Br 619. St. Leon Mineral Water, 1892. Lot of 2.848 - Br 619. St. Leon Mineral Water, 1892. Lot of 2.
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A pair of both the Brass and Aluminum tokens in VF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Br 620. I. B. Durocher's Richelieu Hotel token for 5c In Trade.849 - Br 620. I. B. Durocher's Richelieu Hotel token for 5c In Trade.
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(100 issued) Brass. AU. Ex:Buckley/Lepczyk Sale; ex-Henderson. The tokens were never used in the hotel; there are incused pieces in german silver that
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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Br 621. V(ital) R(aparie) Saloon token.850 - Br 621. V(ital) R(aparie) Saloon token.
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(100 issued) Brass. VF. The saloon was at the corner of Notre Dame and Guy Streets in Montreal, and Breton noted that it had moved in 1893 to 2276 Not
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Br 622. V(ital) R(aparie) Saloon token, 1886.851 - Br 622. V(ital) R(aparie) Saloon token, 1886.
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(200 issued) Brass. VF-EF. This check is Rare, one of the most difficult post-Confederation pieces in the Breton series. The token was made for collec
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 450.00
Sold for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Br 623. V(ital) R(aparie) Saloon token, 1893.852 - Br 623. V(ital) R(aparie) Saloon token, 1893.
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(500 issued) Aluminum. As with the last, the token was made to be sold to collectors. VF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 180.00 - 225.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Br 624. F(rancois) S(ylvestre), 5c In Trade.853 - Br 624. F(rancois) S(ylvestre), 5c In Trade.
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(200 issued) Brass. Unc. I have not found this gentleman in directories, but have located a Felix Sylvestre in 1889 who had the Grand Central Wine Hou
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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BR. 625. G(edeon) N(ormandin), 5c. In Trade.854 - BR. 625. G(edeon) N(ormandin), 5c. In Trade.
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(100 issued) Brass. Unc. This token for a saloon on Notre Dame Street in St. Henry, should have been the second of the two varieties listed according
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Br 626. G(edeon) N(ormandin), 5c In Trade.855 - Br 626. G(edeon) N(ormandin), 5c In Trade.
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(100 issued) Brass. EF. This is the first issue, according to McLachlan. Ex:Hughes/Hoare Sale, February, 1995; Ex:Henderson. Note: this lot is part
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Br 627. G(edeon) N(ormandin), 5 Cents In Trade.856 - Br 627. G(edeon) N(ormandin), 5 Cents In Trade.
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(100 issued) Brass. Unc. This is a "Good Luck" token. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Br 628. N(apoleon) T(remblay). 5 Cents In Trade.857 - Br 628. N(apoleon) T(remblay). 5 Cents In Trade.
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(100 issued) Another token for a tavern keeper on Notre Dame Street in St. Henry. Brass. Unc., but a small amount of rust. Note: this lot is part o
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Br 629. A(natole) P(apineau). 5 Cents In Trade.858 - Br 629. A(natole) P(apineau). 5 Cents In Trade.
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(100 issued) Papineau succeeded Tremblay as owner of the tavern. He had a hotel on Notre Dame Street in 1892. Brass. Unc. Note: this lot is part of
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Br 630. Louis Laurin's Numismatist Card.859 - Br 630. Louis Laurin's Numismatist Card.
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Brass. Unc. (300 issued). Louis Laurin was in the insurance business, and sold insurance to Doug Ferguson in the early 1930s. He was a collector and h
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 75.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Br 630. Louis Laurin's Numismatist Card.860 - Br 630. Louis Laurin's Numismatist Card.
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German Silver. Unc. McColl claims that only 12 pieces were struck in this metal. They are very scarce. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Br 631. M. Foley's Token.861 - Br 631. M. Foley's Token.
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Good For 25 Cents Drink. Brass. Unc. (100 issued) Ex:Buckley/Lepczyk Sale, November, 1981; Ex:Henderson. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Coop
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 75.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Br 632.  W. Smith's  Token.862 - Br 632. W. Smith's Token.
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Good For 5 Cents In Trade. Brass. Bright Unc. (100 issued) Both Foley's and Smith's tokens were likely due to the encouragement of Louis Lau...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 75.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Br 633. J. B. Neveu's Token, 1891.863 - Br 633. J. B. Neveu's Token, 1891.
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Good For 12 ½ Cents In Trade. (100 issued) Brass. AU. Ex:Buckley/Lepczyk Sale, November, 1981; Ex:Henderson. Note: this lot is part of The R...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 75.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Br 636. J. O. Marchand's Numismatist Card, 1893.864 - Br 636. J. O. Marchand's Numismatist Card, 1893.
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By Charles Tison. (223 issued) White Metal. Unc., dark spot on obv. near edge. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Br 637. J. O. Marchand's Numismatist Card, 1893.865 - Br 637. J. O. Marchand's Numismatist Card, 1893.
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By Charles Tison. (74 issued) White Metal. AU. Breton claimed that the dies were broken. I can see no such breaks. May he have confused it with the Tr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (85.00 + 17.00) x 1 = 102.00
 
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Br 638. Gareau & Marchand's Advertising Card866 - Br 638. Gareau & Marchand's Advertising Card
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By Charles Tison. (50 issued) White Metal. EF, minor rust. ex-Hughes/Hoare Sale, February, 1995; Ex-Henderson. Note: this lot is part of The Richar
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Br 638. Gareau & Marchand's Advertising Card867 - Br 638. Gareau & Marchand's Advertising Card
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By Charles Tison. (50 issued) Copper. Unc., small spot on rev. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Gareau & Marchand's Advertising Card868 - Gareau & Marchand's Advertising Card
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By Charles Tison. Mule, combining the reverses of Br 638, and that of Br 639. White Metal. AU. The Temple specimen sold for $300. plus buyer's p...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold for (185.00 + 37.00) x 1 = 222.00
 
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Br 639. Gareau & Marchand's Advertising Card869 - Br 639. Gareau & Marchand's Advertising Card
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By Charles Tison. (50 issued) Copper. Unc. Gareau & Marchand were purveyors of dry and fancy goods by 1892. Note: this lot is part of The Rich...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold for (135.00 + 27.00) x 1 = 162.00
 
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Br 640. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Oil Advertising Card, 1892.870 - Br 640. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Oil Advertising Card, 1892.
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These come with both straight and upset reverses, according to McColl's offering, p. 7. Brass. AU. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Coope...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 75.00
Sold for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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[146] Br 640. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Oil Advertising Card, 1892.871 - [146] Br 640. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Oil Advertising Card, 1892.
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Off-metal, in Lead. VF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Br 640. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Oil Advertising Card, 1892.872 - Br 640. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Oil Advertising Card, 1892.
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Off-metal, in Copper. Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Br 641. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Oil Advertising Card, 1892.873 - Br 641. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Oil Advertising Card, 1892.
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Brass. AU. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 75.00
Sold for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Br 641. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Oil Advertising Card, 1892.874 - Br 641. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Oil Advertising Card, 1892.
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Off-metal, in Copper. Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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Br 641. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Oil Advertising Card, 1892.875 - Br 641. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Oil Advertising Card, 1892.
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Off-metal in German Silver in my opinion. Mr. Cooper classified it as "plated brass to look like german silver." E.F. The Gravel inventor...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (575.00 + 115.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Br 642. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Token, 1892.876 - Br 642. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Token, 1892.
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Bon Pour Un Bidon Bo. 10. (Good for a pitcher of No. 10) Brass. AU. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 75.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Br 643. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Token, 1892.877 - Br 643. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Token, 1892.
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Bon Pour Un Bidon No. 20. Brass. AU. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 75.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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