Our 2018 Spring National Postage Stamp and Coin Show features leading coin and stamp dealers from across Canada.
In addition to offering a smorgasbord of material on the bourse, they will be selling and buying all things numismatic and philatelic. Be sure to take advantage of this great 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.
After certifying its first banknote in January 2008, the Banknote Certification Service (BCS) has since certified more than 57,500 notes. Owner Steven Bell said he was a collector as a child and a part-time dealer throughout high school and university. “When I completed my degree, I decided to start the business because I saw an opportunity,” added Bell. “We specialize in Canadian and use strict Canadian standards.” The company’s holders are made of an inert plastic that does not contain any of the softening agents used in some plastics. Located in Kitchener, Ont., BCS is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bell will be accepting submissions at the upcoming show in Mississauga.
“I love silver; I always have,” said Beaver Bullion founder and owner John Masterson, who’s a member of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association; Ontario Numismatic Association; Canadian Association of Token Collectors; Toronto Coin Club; and Canadian Centennial Collectors’ Club. “The way if feels, the way it sounds, the satisfying heft it has when you are holding it in your hands has always appealed to me.” Beaver Bullion is Canada’s only hand-powered silver company. A long-time collector, Masterson has more than 30 years of hobby experience. “I was sorting pennies when I was 10 years old,” he said, adding he now specializes in exonumia, trade dollars, 20th-century Canadian medallions and silver bars. “I like collecting silver bars, and that’s how I actually got into pouring silver: I wanted to figure out if I could actually do it for myself because it’s fun to collect, but sometimes it’s also fun to get your hands dirty and make something.”
C. 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,” said Frank Hoyles. “There will be numerous additions to our extensive stock of postcards, stamps, and postal history for this Spring Show. I am a member of the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association; Royal Philatelic Society of Canada; British North America Philatelic Society; and American Philatelic Society in addition to several postcard and stamp clubs and 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.”
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.
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.
CANADIAN NUMISMATIC RARITIES • Oliver M. / 289-208-0025 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Burlington, Ont.’s Oliver M. is the owner of Canadian Numismatic Rarities, which will be at table #29 on the bourse of the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show in Mississauga this April.
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.
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 by Trajan Publishing Corp., 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 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 Spring National Postage Stamp and Coin Show this April, he will be bringing his stock of Canadian decimal coins and banknotes.
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.
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 career. 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, and 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 and banknotes, world lots, bulk lots and much more. To receive a catalogue in the mail please email or call us.”
COVERNUTZ • George Kaltenecker / 416-420-4540 / email@example.com
George Kaltenecker, of Etobicoke, Ont., established Covernutz six 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 more than 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 and has since grown to become one of 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 3-4. 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, 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 sections, 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. Deshaye is a director of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada and the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association as well as vice-president of the Postal History Society of Quebec and a social media officer with the British North America Philatelic Society. 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.
This year marks Les Garvey’s 42nd 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 British colonies and British North America as well as 14 volumes of Scott International album 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.
This year marks Lighthouse’s 101st anniversary as well as its 46th year distributing hobby supplies in Canada. 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 18 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 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.
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; 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.
Maddy’s Philatelic Service was established in 1977 – 41 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 ever 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 / email@example.com
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, 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.” His business 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, as well as the Paris Coin Show (formerly the South Western Ontario Numismatics Show).
MIKE’S COINS • Mike Wilson / 1-506-866-6468 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.”
MONNAIES DE VERSAILLES • Yvon Chicoine / 514-352-9101 / email@example.com
Montréal, Qué.’s Yvon Chicoine is the owner of Monnaies de Versailles, which has been in business for more than 20 years. Chicoine specializes mostly in coins but also deals in stamps. He will bring both coins and stamps to the upcoming show in Mississauga. “I have really good prices for selling and I’m a strong buyer as well,” he said, adding he has been a collector since the age of 13, before he was a dealer. He personally collects paper money from Canada and around the world.
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.
R. 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. As Canada’s largest philatelic auction house, they will be seeking consignments for future sales at the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show this April. “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.” Please note the business has moved locations from downtown Toronto to 2 Vata Ct. (unit six) in Aurora, Ont.
ROD PAIGE • Rod Paige / 905-227-0176 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 / email@example.com
This year marks the 45th year in business for Roy’s Stamps, which was established by St. Catharines, Ont.’s Roy Houtby in 1973. His specialities include the stamps and postal history of Canada and the British Commonwealth, and he boasts the world’s largest stock of Canadian first-day covers. “Better Canadian mint, used and Canadian provinces are always featured,” he adds. At this year’s Spring Show, he 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 Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association and has organized St. Catharines’ Best Western Stamp Show since 1977 as well as 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 is also the bourse chair for Royal 2018, which will be held June 22-24 in St. Catharines.
SELECT CURRENCY • Gary Fedora / 416-705-4068 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 / email@example.com
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Canadian Numismatic Auction Company (TCNAC) has been in business since 1981 – nearly four decades. The company, owned by Marc Verret and Eric Paquet, specializes in Canadian coins, tokens and banknotes. They will be bringing a selection of error banknotes to the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show in Mississauga this April, and they will also be accepting consignments for future sales.
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. Next year marks his 20th 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 recently moved into the medals business and will be bringing a “nice collection of medals” he describes as “unusual.” He’ll also be bringing a “nice selection of turn-of-the-century watches.”
THE CONNOISSEUR • John Brown / 705-692-3995 / email@example.com
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.
George Smith, owner of Hamilton’s Traders Goldcorp, has been in business since 1972 – a total of 47 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 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. He has a “very rare” Cromwell crown and a 1798 U.S. $10 gold piece.
With more than 40 years in the hobby business the family-run 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 April, Unitrade will be bringing various coin and stamp supplies and will offer a show special on the MAX Binder and Stock sheet line. To place orders in advance, call ahead to prepare it 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.