Our 2018 Spring Show is featuring leading coin and stamp dealers from across Canada, who will be selling and buying all things numismatic and philatelic. Please be sure to take advantage of this opportunity.
Based in Almonte, Ont., Sean Isaacs has been in the numismatic business since 1988. He first established his own company, Alliance Coin & Banknote, in 2000. A past contributor to the Standard Catalog of World Coins as well as the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Isaacs specializes in world coins and has handled millions of coins from hundreds of issue countries, territories and states. His coin-hunting travels have taken him to five of the world’s continents, and he personally enjoys collecting love tokens, interesting historical silver coins, and the coinage of Indonesia and the colonial East Indies. He is delighted to be bringing to the Fall National Postage Stamp and Coin Show a fresh new inventory of modern world coins sets from more than 100 diverse countries.
ANDY GRECCO • Andy Grecco / 905-227-3534 / 905-931-4632
Andy Grecco doesn’t describe himself as a dealer but instead as a long-time collector; however, he is a member of the Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers and is a fixture on show bourses in his home province of Ontario. He’s also involved in organizing the annual Niagara Falls Coin Club Show, which is held each November in Niagara Falls, Ont.
FRANK HOYLES • Frank Hoyles / 519-676-8925 / firstname.lastname@example.org
It is always a pleasure to be involved with the Mississauga show which is extremely well-organized in a spacious and attractive environment. There will be numerous additions to our extensive stock of postcards, stamps, and postal history for this spring’s show. I am a member of CSDA,RPSC,BNAPS,APS, several postcard and stamp clubs, and various study groups. With 28 years of dealer experience, I know what to target when buying for my customers. I am constantly hunting for new material so that my customers can find significant items for their collections. Please stop by and check out my stock.
Maxime Herold, owner of Canada Stamp Finder, has been dealing stamps for more than 30 years. What began as a part-time job in college has grown to become a full-time business, which specializes in “putting buyers and sellers together,” said Herold. “I try to get them what they would get at auction but with more of a guaranteed price since I’m selling direct.” At the upcoming show in Mississauga, she will have a large collection of mint never hinged Canadian plate blocks as well as a U.S. revenue collection; a U.S. Confederate state collection; and other rarities.
Ottawa’s Stephan Bilodeau is the owner of Canadian-Stamps, which specializes in Canadian mint never hinged stamps and covers ranging from the classics to modern material. “Many of you may know me as the new young guy,” he said, although he has more than 15 years of experience as a dealer and has helped thousands of collectors acquire the material they need. “We offer a large stock of worldwide stamps, first-day covers, postcards, stationery and much more. We always have very nice, diverse and fresh new material in each and every month.” A member and director of the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association as well as a member of many philatelic clubs, Bilodeau participates in more than 20 stamp shows a year. He’s also the auction director of the Amicale des philatélistes de l’Outaouais. A former employee of Library and Archives Canada as well as the Canadian Museum of History, he has been collecting for more than 30 years. “We provide collectors with a complete philatelic service regardless of their collecting interest or need,” he said, adding his regular business hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
CAMPBELL’S COLLECTABLES • Terry Campbell / 778-883-5909 / email@example.com
This year marks the 26th anniversary of Terry Campbell’s business, Campbell’s Collectables, which he established in 1992. His areas of specialty include world coins and paper money with a “slight focus” on Canadian material. Campbell was also the author of CCN’s extensive “Question and Answer” column for 22 years between January 1989 and December 2010. As an avid collector for more than 50 years, Campbell’s personal collection includes coins, paper money and tokens with a special interest in British Commonwealth material.
Canadian Coin News (CCN) and Canadian Stamp News (CSN) are Canada’s go-to magazines for all things numismatic and philatelic. CCN was launched in 1963 followed by CSN in 1976. Published bi-weekly, the two magazines have a very large Canadian audience plus U.S. and foreign members. CCN and CSN also have a very strong online following, thanks to Trajan’s commitment of being the essential resource for the advanced and beginner collector. In 2015, Trajan launched www.coinstampsupplies.com (CSS) which offers CCN and CSN subscribers a convenient option to purchase their coin and stamp supplies at a 15 per cent discount, plus other benefits. Trajan is also the host of the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show.
Citadel Coins is owned by Gerard Feehan, of Halifax, N.S. In business for nearly 25 years, Feehan specializes in Canadian decimal coins and paper money; Royal Canadian Mint products; gold and silver bullion; and jewelry. At the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show this October, he will be bringing his stock of Canadian decimal coins and banknotes as well as a series counterstruck coins designed by store manager Martin Phillips. A “small quantity” of counterstruck 1967 silver dollars, now featuring a Canada 150 design, will be available at the show. Counterstruck pennies commemorating the Halifax Explosion and the Battle of Vimy Ridge will also be available.
Robert Cooperman, founder of Montreal’s City Stamp, has been in business for more than 35 years. His area of expertise is Canada and British North America, and City Stamp specializes in stamps for “advanced collectors and investors,” especially of early Canadian rarities. At the upcoming show in Mississauga, Cooperman will have “many valuable collections” from various countries around the world.
Ontario’s Nick Cowan is a long-time collector and dealer as well as a past president of the North York Coin Club and the Etobicoke Mississauga Coin and Collectables Club. This year marks his 18th year in business as The Coin Collector, which specializes in Canadian decimal coinage; Canadian paper money; silver bullion; and Canadian Maritime provincial coinage. He also has some “nice” certified 1858 Maritime/Canada coins and has now added a selection of tokens. Lastly, he has some old railroad notes and will bring the Van Horne passes that were featured in CCN last year.
Todd Sandham, co-owner of Kitchener’s Colonial Acres, has been collecting since 1991, when he began attending the Waterloo Coin Society’s monthly meetings. What began as a hobby and then a part-time job in high school has since become a full-time job. Fellow co-owner Kirk Parsons began working at the store around 2004, when he graduated. Colonial Acres, which will have three tables at the upcoming show in Mississauga, specializes in Canadian decimal coins, paper money and Bullion. “We will be bringing all of our Canadian decimal, paper money and world coins, including some scarcer coins that seldom come around” said Sandham. “We are hosting our Premier Auction at the show on the Friday and Saturday night, viewing is available Friday and Saturday afternoon at the hotel. This is a well-rounded auction consisting of Decimal, Paper Money, Gold, Tokens, RCM, Error Coins & Notes, World Lots, Bulk Lots and much more. To receive a catalogue in the mail please email or call us.
THE CONNOISSEUR • John Brown / 705-692-3995 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Connoisseur, based in Naughton, Ont., is owned by John Brown, who doesn’t specialize in one particular area. Instead, he describes himself as “a huge history buff,” adding the history of coinage is “amazing.” As always, at the upcoming show in Mississauga, Brown will bring a wide variety of coinage, medallions and medals. “We will be bringing a large variety of coins with mint errors and low mintage,” said Brown.
COVERNUTZ • George Kaltenecker / 416-420-4540 / email@example.com
George Kaltenecker, of Etobicoke, Ont., established Covernutz five years ago. He returned to the hobby in his 30s with a special interest in postal history and postcards. “The interest in postcards all started because my dad was a part-time stamp dealer for 30-plus years, and as a kid at the shows, I would help him out. He would give me a box of postcards and I would keep whatever I sold. The interest in postal history came along with that.” Kaltenecker specializes in Canada and worldwide material. At the upcoming show in Mississauga, he will have a “pretty extensive collection” of covers and postcards for sale.
COVERS-ONLY • Peter Lim Swee Beng / 416-417-1807 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Toronto’s Peter Lim Swee Beng established Covers-Only in 2010, although he has been collecting for the past 15 years. A second-generation collector and dealer, Beng specializes in covers of Imperial China as well as worldwide stamps, cancellations and postmarks. A “very close friend” – himself a long-time Toronto dealer – sparked Beng’s interest in the hobby at a young age. From there, he gained knowledge on worldwide covers and postal history from the late Dr. John Nunes Nook, owner of Nunes Nook, who died Jan. 16, 2011, while attending Unipex in Toronto. “I would like to say thank you,” Beng added.
With the vision to create a Canadian numismatic auction house that not only delivers the results clients deserve but also provide much-needed integrity and transparency. Geoffrey Bell Auctions emerged in 2008, growing to become Canada’s premier numismatic auction firm. Implementing the innovation that gave Geoff Bell and his son, Brian, success for more than 30 years with their retail store – The Coin Cabinet in Moncton, N.B. – they’ve worked hard to earn and maintain the trust of Canada’s numismatic community. That trust, along with the education and growth of our hobby, is just as important to them as their bottom line. Their tables at the show in Mississauga will feature a wide selection of quality material for every level of collector, plus they will have some highlights from their Toronto Coin Expo Sale, which takes place May 3rd and 4th. Stop by their tables and say hello.
HUGH ANDERSON • Hugh Anderson / 905-842-2143 / email@example.com
Oakville’s Hugh Anderson has been in business since 1967 – that’s half a century – and he specializes in worldwide topical stamps, including trains (for which a 109 page price list is available), scouts, birds, butterflies, transportation, and royalty, among others. Another strength is his classic Canada and British North America, of which he focuses on the highly valued early issues with quality ranging from Very Fine to Superb. He will also bring a large selection of British Commonwealth countries, including Great Britain; the Channel Islands; British Africa; British Europe; South Pacific; and the Caribbean. “I’m going to bring everything I have to the show,” he said, adding he will also have philatelic supplies, literature, and catalogues for sale.
Huge Deshaye, of Québec city, is the owner of Hugo Deshaye (Philatelist) Inc., which specializes in Canadian postal history such as covers, old correspondences, postcards, stationery, stamps, documents, vintage photography and personal archives. Hugo is a director of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, the British North America Philatelic Society social media officer, director of the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association and vice-president of the Postal History Society of Quebec. He has been a collector for more than 30 years and a dealer for 25 years. He personally collects prohibited mail dating from the 1880s to the 1930s.
Last October marked Les Garvey’s 41st anniversary as a philatelic dealer. Garvey and Sons carries “a very general stock” comprised of Canada, British Commonwealth, and worldwide material. “It’s always changing because we’re buying collections back from collectors who started with my father back in the ‘60s.” said Garvey, of Edmonton. “It has gone so full circle.” Recent purchases include a 17 volume collection of Br. Colonies and BNA, as well as a 14 volume Scott Int. to 1971.
LA TIMBRATHEQUE ENR. • Patrick Chalifoux / 450-223-0082 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Chalifoux, of Sainte-Julie, Qué., has more than 30 years’ experience as a stamp dealer. He began collecting in 1976, and less than a decade later he started dealing part time. He has been a full-time dealer since 2004 and specializes in Canada and its provinces; France; Monaco; India; and Russia, although the long-time dealer added he has countries from around the world in stock. Chalifoux said he plans to bring most of his inventory to the upcoming National Postage Stamp and Coin Show this April.
LEWIS OF OTTAWA • Bill Roderick / 613-769-8658 / email@example.com
Bill Roderick, of Ottawa, Ont., has been in business for 57 years. As a long-time philatelic dealer, he specializes in Canada, Great Britain and the British Colonies. “People know me, and they know what I’ve got. I’ve been doing it long enough,” said Roderick, who will have his usual inventory at the upcoming National Postage Stamp and Coin Show in Mississauga.
At the upcoming show in Mississauga, Lighthouse will be featuring some new products: coin boxes, magnifiers, and the new series of banknote albums
LIGHTHOUSE NUMISMATICS • Greg Jones / 902-452-8131 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Jones, owner of Lighthouse Numismatics, will be at table #77 at the upcoming show in Mississauga.
LONDINIUM COINS • Gary Miller / 416-953-2465 / email@example.com
Toronto’s Gary Miller has been in business since 2007, when he revived Londinium Coins, which was established by his father in 1969. “I grew up in this business,” Miller said. He specializes in “everything but Canadian decimal,” including world coins and banknotes, historical medals, ancient coins and military medals and collectables. At the upcoming show in Mississauga, Miller will, as always, “mix it up” with his inventory, which will include a selection of European thalers. “I’m going to bring a nice, new collection of Greek silver, and I probably have the largest stock of British coins in Canada, from hammered coins to modern English coins. And I’ll also bring a good selection of historical medals, many from the Maritime provinces.”
Waterdown, Ont.’s Bill Longley has been in business as Longley Auctions for 17 years and specializes in Canadian stamps, postal history and worldwide. “My strength is postal history because that’s what I do,” said Longley, who began collecting at age 10 – 40 years ago – and started with postal history about 10 years later. As a dealer, he focuses on early Canada, particularly “unusual, better items.” As a collector, he has many Canadian postal history collections, including stampless covers as well as post office publications and documents. He has also exhibited Uruguay and won a Grand Award at the national level in Toronto, and a Large Vermeil internationally in Spain.
Maddy’s Philatelic Service was established in 1977 – 40 years ago – and has been serving customers in the Greater Toronto Area and Niagara peninsula ever since. They specialize in stamps of the British Colonies; Canada; Germany; and other parts of Europe. Part-owner Ed Yonelinas, who inherited a cousin’s stamp album at the age of nine and has been collecting every since, said they will have a “good selection” of material to meet the needs of collectors at the show this April. Maddy Yonelinas, who also works for the business, is the other co-owner.
MEDALLION STAMPS • Rick Day / 905-319-2920 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Burlington, Ont.’s Rick Day is a long-time philatelic dealer and owner of Medallion Stamps, which he established in 1979. Day, who’s also president of the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association (CSDA), specializes in U.S. stamps but also carries a good stock of modern Canada, coils, booklets, souvenir sheets and older town cancels.
Jared Stapleton established Metro Coin and Banknote in 2013 following a lifelong interest in collecting. “I have been collecting my whole life,” he said, adding his interest was piqued at a young age with coins, but eventually “drifted to banknotes,” which is his main interest now. “I collect rare Chartered banknotes or error notes. I like the artwork, and every banknote is unique by the serial number.” Metro Coin and Banknote specializes in Canadian and worldwide coins and banknotes. Stapleton is the past president of the Canadian Paper Money Society and currently sits on the pricing panel for the Charlton Standard Catalogue for Canadian Government Paper Money. He’s also the owner of the long-running Toronto Coin Expo, which is held every spring and fall at the Toronto Reference Library.
MIKE’S COINS • Mike Wilson / 1-506-866-6468 / email@example.com
Moncton’s Mike Wilson worked as the manager of a local coin shop for 30 years, from 1986 until 2015, at which point he semi-retired and started Mike’s Coins. “I sell on e-Bay and am at most of the major shows across Canada and some in the U.S. I specialize in Canadian, U.S. and world coins but always have a decent selection of banknotes and even a few tokens as well. I always have a nice selection of Canadian silver dollars, including five or six 1948 dollars, and world gold coins. I especially like the mid-priced collector coins in the $50-$1,500 range as I have always enjoyed interacting with collectors like myself. Retirement has made the hobby much more enjoyable as now I buy collections and always find a piece or two to add to my own collection. Drop by my table at the show and I am sure you will find something in your collecting interest.”
MACKEY PHILATELICS • Nigel Mackey / 289-685-0092 / firstname.lastname@example.org
In business since 1984, Nigel J. Mackey specializes in Canada, Great Britain and British Commonwealth stamps. He also offers general worldwide stamps as well as revenue stamps. A retired correctional officer, Mackey has been collecting stamps since 1967 with significant interest in Canada, Great Britain and anything related to prisons and the criminal justice system. Mackey is a member of the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association; Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC); and American Philatelic Association. Mackey’s “Crime and Punishment” exhibit featuring stamps and covers showing criminals, crimes, courts and jails earned him a silver medal at the 2015 RPSC Convention. Since then, he’s been working on expanding and enhancing that exhibit for future exhibitions.
Baddeck, N.S.’s Sandy Campbell, owner of Proof Positive Coins, will be carrying high-end Canadian coins and paper money as well as collectable watches at the upcoming show in Mississauga.
Maresch and Son was incorporated in Toronto in 1942 by Dr. Richard Maresch and his son, Bill (although the firm was founded in Vienna, Austria, in 1924). They specialize in Canada and its provinces as well as British Commonwealth and worldwide material. And as Canada’s largest philatelic auction house, they will be seeking consignments for future sales at the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show this October. “If you have items you wish to consign or just want to say hello and put a face to a name, please stop by for a visit.”
ROD PAIGE • Rod Paige / 905-227-0176 / email@example.com
Rod Paige is a long-time collector who, as an extension of his hobby, began dealing stamps and covers more than 10 years ago. He specializes in British Commonwealth and Great Britain, the latter of which piqued his personal collecting interests for many years. “That’s where I came from, Britain,” said Paige, who’s now a resident of Thorold, Ont. He has also exhibited Nationally and Internationally for many years. His stock at the upcoming show in Mississauga will feature stamps and covers from virtually all British Commonwealth countries, “from Antigua to Zululand,” he added. Paige is also the past vice president of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada and a Nationally accredited philatelic judge.
ROY’S STAMPS • Roy Houtby / 905-934-8377 / firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 will mark the 45th year in business for Roy’s Stamps, which was established by St. Catharines, Ont.’s Roy Houtby in 1973. Specialities include the stamps and postal history of Canada and the British Commonwealth, as well as the world’s largest stock of Canadian FDCs. Better Canadian mint, used and Canadian provinces are always featured! At this year’s spring show, Roy’s will have lots of new postal history and semi-official airmail covers, as well as a number of new hand-painted first-day covers. Houtby is a Past President of the CSDA, has organized St. Catharines’ Best Western Stamp Show since 1977 and the Ottawa Fall Stamp Fair for the past 15 years. He has also served as bourse chair for several national events, including Royal 2009 and BNAPEX 2015. He will also be the bourse chair for Royal 2018, which will be held June 22-24 in St. Catharines.
SELECT CURRENCY • Gary Fedora / 416-705-4068 / email@example.com
Georgetown, Ont.’s Gary Fedora, owner of Select Currency, has been in business for about 25 years and specializes in paper money and coins. He began collecting paper money in 1987, after which time he became interested in gold and silver before adding coinage to his collection about seven years ago. For the upcoming show in Mississauga, Fedora might bring some U.S. Morgan dollars, including some rare dates. “There’s always interest in that,” he said. Morgan dollars – named after their designer, George T. Morgan, an assistant engraver with the U.S. Mint – were struck from 1878-1904 and again in 1921.
TAYLOR STAMPS • Rob Taylor / 905-799-0103 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Brampton, Ont.’s Rob Taylor is the owner of Taylor Stamps, which specializes in Canada from the 1851-59 Pence and Cents issues to Large and Small Queens in booklets, panes and coils. Taylor, who’s a director with the West Toronto Stamp Club, is also interested in material of Great Britain, Australia and the U.S. He’s also a member of the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada as well as the expertizing committee of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation.
TED’S COLLECTABLES Inc. • Ted Bailey / 866-747-2646 / email@example.com
Paris, Ont.’s Ted Bailey, owner of Ted’s Collectables, has more than 50 years’ experience in the hobby. He buys, sells and appraises Canadian, U.S., and worldwide gold and silver coins as well as paper money. What’s more, Bailey is the former long-time owner and host dealer of the annual South Western Ontario Numismatics (SWON) coin and collectables show in Paris, Ont.
George Smith, owner of Hamilton’s Traders Goldcorp, has been in business since 1972 – a total of 45 years. He’s always “aggressively buying” scrap gold and silver; bullion, gold and silver coins, paper money, estate jewelry, gemstones and fine watches. For the upcoming show in Mississauga, Smith will have a rare 1921 50-cent coin, which he estimates is worth upwards of $50,000, and a 1921 five-cent coin, which he estimates is worth about $8,500. In addition to Canadian coinage, Smith also deals in rare U.S. and British coins.
With more than 40 years in the hobby business, Unitrade is a major Canadian importer and distributor of stamp and coin supplies for several brands. Unitrade carries supplies such as albums, accessories, and publications globally. At the upcoming show this October, Unitrade will be bringing various coin and stamp supplies and will offer a show special on the MAX Binder and Stocksheet line. Unitrade is also hoping to release the 2018 edition of the Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canadian Stamps in time for the show.
With experience from working in his father’s Toronto-area stamp store, Vance Carmichael ran his first mail auction in November 1972. It consisted of 348 lots on one page in Linn’s Stamp News. Since then, Vance Auctions has hosted more than 320 sales. What began as a “one-man show” now requires a staff of more than 15 full- and part-time employees to run seven auctions a year. Although their headquarters in Smithville, Ont. has expanded four times within the same building, the address has remained the same for more than four decades. At the Spring National Postage Stamp and Coin Show, Vance Auctions will be carrying a wide range of worldwide stamps and covers available for outright sale.
WILLIAM COATES PHILATELIST • Bill Coates / 289-668-0314 / firstname.lastname@example.org
William Coates, owner of William Coates Philatelist, has been a collector since he was about seven years old. He began dealing part time in 1981, and the hobby became his full-time job by 1997. He specializes in the stamps and postal history of Canada and British North America. At the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show this April, Coates will have a “really nice selection of Canadian coils” as well as various examples of Canadian war tax stamps; postal history of both Canada and Newfoundland; and a wide range of Disney stamps. He’s a long-time member of several philatelic societies, including the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada, and is a member of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation expert committee.