We’re super-excited to share our session of the impending Toronto Coin Expo sale with our customers, and apologize that due to a few technical issues getting launched with the iCollector platform, we are running a few days late.
Currently, we hope to have the full sale launched by the weekend, and continue to prepare the lot images in batches.
It has been several weeks since our commercial lockdown ended, and things are once again hopping in the collectibles world as we begin to welcome customers back into our shops and galleries.
Toronto Coin Expo Session I Sale
For us, all efforts and planning are currently going into preparations for our largest ever online auction with a live auction component at the end of the event. We’re doing this as part of the Toronto Coin Expo Session I Sale, which will replace the Expo’s normal in-person auction this fall (Session II of the sale will be run by our auction partners Geoffrey Bell Auctions). This is now shaping up to be the most exciting event we have ever hosted. Thanks to some wonderful consignments, we now anticipate offering a sale of more than 700 lots of quality Canadian and world material.
We are very pleased indeed to announce that Alliance Coin & Banknote has been invited to co-host the Fall Toronto Coin Expo sale, in partnership with the venerable auction house of Geoffrey and Brian Bell.
Scheduled for early October 2021, we will be dividing the two auction sessions between our two companies, although it is not yet possible to determine whether this will feature a return to a live in-person auction setting, or if we will be continuing current mandated health protocols and featuring our sales exclusively on-line.
Speaking personally, I am humbled and delighted to be taking on this new roll alongside the Bells and Expo founder Jared Stapleton, and for my part have already begun the work of assembling the most interesting and diverse selection of material possible.
More details will follow as our plans begin to crystalize, however I would like to invite our customers who may be thinking of disposing of portions of their collections or holdings – please consider consigning with us for this fall Coin Expo sale! I would be happy to meet or correspond with you in complete confidence, and are prepared to offer excellent terms in order to make our sale the very best that it can be!
I don’t believe I had any sense of what it was to be a “man’s man” until Frank McPhail came into our lives. A status not erroneously earned through athletic prowess, bombast or the ability to survive two weeks in the bush with just a can of beans and a bowie-knife. Rather, Frank quietly impressed with an unwavering dedication to those most ancient of qualities – ethics, humility, and an unparalleled mastery of carpentry.
It is almost 13 years ago that Frank was recommended to us by the venerable Leonard Lee, to whom I sought advice on who might assist us with the intimidating task of renovating our new permanent headquarters at 88 Mill Street. Mr. Lee told us Frank was our man, but he cautioned us with one piece of advice.