Staggering once again for our 4-legged companions!

I am delighted to once again be serving as Grand Parade Marshall for this year’s Almonte Zombie Walk For Hunger, benefiting our local Food Bank, as well as both the Soi Dog (Rescue) Foundation and the Country Cat Sanctuary.

2018 Almonte Zombie Walk posterSaturday, October 27th, at the Almonte Arena
Registration from 1:00 to 2:00pm

Please join us for this short but fun stumble through town, and help us support these great organizations!

www.facebook.com/almontezombiewalk

Note: for non-locals who may not get the “inside joke” conveyed in my poster this year – we have just had the pleasure of having a Hallmark Christmas film shot in Almonte over the past month or so, directed by the iconic Megan Follows, A.K.A. the one and only original “Anne of Green Gables”. Notwithstanding the very spectacle of having a crew of 50 filming constantly throughout town for three weeks, I think we all were far more excited about Mrs. Follows’ presence among us!

Alliance Coin sponsors a team in the 2018 Mongol Rally

We’re really delighted to be sponsoring one of the young and crazy teams taking part in this year’s Mongol Rally. This motoring event, which lasts all summer, sees 200+ teams drive ludicrous and ludicrously under powered cars from western Europe to Ulan Ude, Russia (some 25,000km), raising money for charity on the way. All teams raise funds for Cool Earth, as well as charities important to the individual teams.

Team Shenlong is made up of four great guys: Oliver Barber (from Almonte, our local rep on the team!), Markus (German), Grayson and Seth (both Canadian). They’ve identified three additional charities that their fundraising goal will support:

  • Streetkids International e.V.
  • Taiwan Fund for Children and Families
  • British Columbia Schizophrenia Society

They’ve promised to keep an eye out for cool coinage on their route, of course!

If you’re interested to follow along, here are the coordinates for Team Shenlong:

https://www.facebook.com/teamshenlong/
http://teamshenlong.com/

2018 Annual Live Coin Auction

I am delighted to report that we continue to steam ahead with preparations for our second annual Alliance Coin & Banknote live public auction, to be held in the Almonte Old Town Hall on Sunday June 10th.

The sale will begin at 10:00 am, with a one-hour break for lunch at noon, before continuing at 1:00 pm.

2018 Live Coin Auction posterThis will be a very diverse sale of 500+ lots, representing virtually every area of the coin, banknote, medal and token fields, as well as some truly unusual items in our “Artifacts,  Collectibles & Bulk Lots” category. With estimates ranging from $10 into the thousands, there will be something offered for every collecting level and budget.

Please note that due to the unfortunate delayed receipt of some important Canadian material, printed sale catalogues will not be available until the actual weekend of the auction. Fortunately, however, complete listings will be available for both viewing and advance bidding on our website by mid-week prior to the auction, once we are able to complete the catalogue and assign final lot numbers.  We do sincerely apologize for the resulting very tight timing, but remain confident you will find it worth the wait.

Beginning this Tuesday the 29th, we are delighted to begin featuring a preview of selected auction highlights on our website, which will continue to expand as we move towards final completion of sale preparations.

Additionally, we invite our local customers to visit us for a preliminary viewing of available lots, this coming weekend.  Alliance Coin & Banknote will be open both Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 to 5:00, for your viewing pleasure.

Live Auction: Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Selected items online for preview: Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Live Preview In-store: Saturday, June 2nd & Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

 

As always, my family, staff and I warmly thank you for your continued patronage, and I look forward to your participation in our impending public sale!

Sincerely,

Sean Isaacs

 

Please join us for Mid Winter Milling this Saturday

For our customers in the National Capital Region, why not stop in and browse our inventory this Saturday, 24 February.

Together with numerous other Almonte merchants, we will be participating in the 2018 Mid-Winter Milling, and hosting “spiritual and self-awareness” practitioners for this one-day event.

Aidan Bliss Morton

Aidan Bliss Morton

At Alliance Coin & Banknote, we are pleased to welcome Reike Master Aidan Bliss Morton, who will be demonstrating her craft by appointment:

Aidan Bliss Morton is a spiritually-guided Intuitive Reiki Master who practices hands-on energy healing on a daily basis. Aidan loves sharing the power of Reiki with her clients and is so grateful to be able to assist people with physical, emotional and spiritual challenges. Aidan also uses Oracle cards as a way to connect with Spirit and will have several different decks available for clients to choose from.

Aidan offers a 20-minute Intuitive Reiki session (which includes a 1 card reading from an oracle card deck of your choice) for $20.

Get all of the details about Mid Winter Milling here!