Two-session coin, stamp auction to bring 1,600 lots to Mississauga

By Jesse Robitaille

More than 1,600 lots are expected to cross the block at the combined coin and stamp auction hosted by Colonial Acres at the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show this March.

The two-session sale begins with a live auction on March 22, a day before the show kicks off in Mississauga.

“As we roll into our third ‘Premier Auction’ event at the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show, we are pleased to say the auction is growing in both popularity and in size with over 1,600 lots up for sale,” said Kirk Parsons, co-owner of the Kitchener, Ont.-based auction house.

“We have received the best to-date response from consignors across Canada and the U.S., and this auction will have many highlights throughout all denominations and categories.”


The auction will highlight some finest-known examples, some “exceptionally rare items that don’t hit the market often” and “the usual assortment of great coins, banknotes and stamps for all collectors needs and budgets,” said Parsons.

Specifically, bidders can expect strong paper money and Canadian decimal sections consisting of most key-date issues and “many better varieties that are highly sought after.”

Some highlights of the upcoming auction include:

  • a 1921 50-cent coin certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) as genuine;
  • two 1921 five-cent coins in Very Fine-30 and About Uncirculated-50;
  • a 1916-C gold sovereign in PCGS About Uncirculated-55;
  • an 1890H 25-cent coin in International Coin Certification Service (ICCS) Mint State-65 from the acclaimed Victoria North Collection;
  • an 1871H 25-cent “Obverse 2” variety in ICCS Mint State-65;
  • a 1925 $5 Dominion Bank note in Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) Very Fine-20 and with a Bogart-Nanton signature combination;
  • two 1935 Series $50 notes, one in English and another in French, both of which are in PMG Very Fine-20;
  • a 1935 Series $20 French note in PMG Very Fine-25;
  • a 1954 $2 *Z/Z replacement note in Banknote Certification Service About Uncirculated-50;
  • a rare 1942 Newfoundland cent in ICCS Mint State-65 Red, one of only two known to exist;
  • an 1861 Nova Scotia cent “Large Bud” variety in ICCS Specimen-64 Red, one of only five known to exist;
  • a 1919 50-cent coin in ICCS Mint State-65, one of only six known to exist;
  • an 1890H 50-cent “Obverse 4” variety in ICCS Very Fine-30;
  • an 1889 10-cent coin in ICCS Very Fine-20;
  • an 1893 10-cent “Round Top 3, Obverse 6” variety in ICCS Very Fine-20;
  • a 1937 Mirror Specimen set certified by PCGS; and
  • a 1947 50-cent “Maple Leaf, Curved 7” variety in ICCS Specimen-62.


Both evening live-auction sessions on March 22-23 will be preceded by lot viewing throughout the day.

Lot viewing will be available at Colonial Acres’ storefront on 991 Victoria St. N., in Kitchener, Ont., from March 1-20. Viewing times are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

At the show, lot viewing will begin on March 22 at noon and March 23 at 10 a.m., followed by the live auction at 5:30 p.m. each day.

In addition to bidding from the floor, bids will be accepted online before and during the event as well as by phone and mail. Online pre-bidding begins on iCollector starting March 1.

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