Coin Show in Westboro, Dec 6th

If you’re an avid coin collector, please consider coming out for a Coin Show in Ottawa’s Westboro neighbourhood on Sunday, December 6th.

Coin Show Location

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 480 Westboro, 389 – 391 Richmond Road, Ottawa, Ontario  K2A 0E7

9am – 3:30pm | 7 dealers – buy, sell, trade.

All Covid–19 safety protocols will be observed and enforced. Only 50 people allowed in at one time. Patrons must mask up and use the hand sanitizer provided upon entry, and always maintain physical distancing.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Ottawa coin auction

Live Coin Auction – 600+ Lots Listed in Just Released Catalogue

Sean Isaacs

Sean Isaacs

I am truly delighted to present The Alliance Coin & Banknote Sale, our first public auction here in Almonte since opening our gallery 12 years ago. It will be held Sunday, 2 April 2017 at the Almonte Old Town Hall from 10am to 5pm.

Among the 600+ lots in this sale I believe there will be something for everyone, and with No Buyer’s Premium, the opportunities for bargains will be plentiful and transparent.

We look forward to welcoming our live bidders on sale day, and invite you to explore our historic downtown Mill Street (just steps away from our store and from the auction venue, at the Almonte Old Town Hall) where you’ll find no shortage of cafes, antique shops and galleries to while away the lunch break.

I am very pleased to welcome my good friend and colleague, David Giles, who will serve as our auctioneer. David brings with him significant experience as caller for the venerable Sparks philatelic auctions in Ottawa, and I am confident he will provide a fun and well-conducted sale for all in attendance.

With all the diversity you have come to expect from Alliance Coin & Banknote, we promise a fun auction experience and the potential for some really great deals!

View the Auction Catalogue

You can download the complete catalogue and find out all the auction details, including viewing of lots and placing bids, on the Alliance Coin & Banknote website.

 

Ottawa Geek Market Far from the Ordinary!

Sean and a Veteran Storm Trooper

Sean and a Veteran Storm Trooper

The Ottawa Geek Market came to a close this past Sunday afternoon, and with it one of the most unusual experiences of our 2013 trade-show calendar.

Held within the colossal field house at Carleton University, this two-day show featured an eclectic (ok, bizarre) celebration of all things Comics, Super-Hero, Steam-Punk and Sci-Fi.  Indeed, one of the only shows I’ve attended where many of the customers were actually more interesting than the merchandise being offered.

My personal favorites?  Certainly the 8-foot Chewbacca, strolling the floor in huge strides with the occasional Wookie-howl echoing off the domed ceiling. I was also impressed by one of the coolest Storm trooper costumes I’ve seen, with his helmet depicting the wicked after-effects of a blaster-strike (see photo).

Sean at our Ottawa Geek Festival Tables

Sean at our Ottawa Geek Festival Tables

As the only coin dealer in attendance, our main interest in the show (aside from just having some fun) was to debut a number of thematic collectibles that fit in well with the Festival’s primary themes. Thus, in addition to the New Zealand Mint’s Star Wars and Doctor Who coinage, we also promoted the cool and bizarre new “Zombucks” apocalypse coinage, together with a large variety of authentic U.S. One Dollar novelty notes featuring the likenesses of [again] Star Wars and Doctor Who characters, as well as a few key “Walking Dead” characters.

We found the first day of the show (Saturday) well-attended but starved of willing buyers, whereas Sunday’s warm sun seems to have brought out the keen shoppers.

All-in-all a fun weekend (joined much of the time by my sister Shane, on her first visit from the west coast in 3 years!), but now time to concentrate of planning for our impending Montreal Nuphilex, the semi-annual “flagship” event in our show calendar.

Ottawa Comiccon special offer: Star Wars and Doctor Who

Alliance Coin & Banknote is coming to Ottawa Comiccon and we’re really excited about these special offers:

Exclusive Ottawa Comiccon Offer!

New Zealand Mint, set of four gold-plated One Dollar “Star Wars” coins in your choice of limited edition Darth Vader or Millennium Falcon case (with sound!).

  • Mint issue price: $125/set
  • Comiccon price: $60/set plus taxes

The Doctor is in!

Exclusively at Comiccon, the official 2013 “Doctor Who” Postage Stamps and Collector Medallions from England.