Auction 2018 an enjoyable success!

On June 10th, 2018 we held our second live public coin auction, once again from the floor of Almonte’s venerable Old Town Hall.

With 52 registered bidders and an overall sell rate of approximately 90%, this offering of more than 600 diverse lots attracted a good crowd, and by all accounts, an enjoyable time was had by all.

Auction Catalogue print cover

Auction Catalogue

Highlights of our sale included a lovely “Queen Mary” Five Dollar note of 1924, which sold for $6,000 in spirited bidding, while the nod for “most active lot” went to a very scarce 1939 Royal Visit presentation medal to a member of the Queen’s R.C.M.P. escort, which also included an excessively rare embossed luncheon napkin from the visit. With a pre-sale estimate of $150, this historically significant pair of items found a new home at $450.

Our sincere thanks go out to all who participated in our sale, as well as to David Giles for once again serving as our auctioneer, and to Foil Media for their fine work in designing our online auction template and print-catalogue production interface.

We look forward to hosting our third sale in 2019, and will strive to have our printed catalogues available in much better timing.

Live Auction preview working fully now!

Some of you will have experienced issues with accessing the auction preview at times over the last two days. I apologize for the inconvenience and am writing now to assure you that all is fixed. We encountered some unexpected performance issues, and our website developer has implemented some changes that have remedied this!

Click here to preview of selected auction highlights on our website, which will continue to expand as we move towards final completion of sale preparations.

Please note that the complete auction inventory will be available online from next Wednesday, and that print catalogues will not be available until the day of the Auction.

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 (10-4pm) and Sunday (10-5pm), 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 (10-4) & Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 (10-5)

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

 

The Return of our “Weird & Wonderful” Sale!

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new round of our “Weird & Wonderful” offerings of medals, tokens and assorted collectibles, starting at midnight this Friday May 26th on Ebay.

Follow our Ebay sale for a diverse selection of material from two important collections of Canadian transportation tokens and Diplomatic Medals, highlighted by a pair of rare early Quebec bridge tokens – the first examples we’ve handled in almost two decades.

Future impending lots will feature the remarkable diversity you have come to expect from Alliance Coin & Banknote, including a delightful early copy of “Anne of Green Gables”, autographed by Lucy Maud Montgomery herself!

Join in on the fun at our eBay auction page: Alliance Coin.

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Important update to Live Auction 2017

Our live auction is coming up fast, this Sunday April 2nd at the Almonte Old Town Hall (10-5pm). We have a few important announcements to share:

Erratum
Please note the addition of a short list of corrections & clarifications pertaining to our Sale Catalogue.
Download the Erratum.

Lot Viewing
In order to offer our local customers sufficient opportunity to examine the lots in our auction, we are pleased to offer the following special extended viewing times at 88 Mill Street:

Thursday March 30th – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday March 31st – 9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday April 1st – 10:00 to 5:00 pm

Important Change to Lot Pickup Terms:
For those attending our sale in person, please note that lots will now be available for immediate pick-up after the sale at our store (88 Mill Street; a three-minute walk from the Old Town Hall), beginning at 5:00 pm Sunday evening.

For offsite bidders and/or those who prefer not to stay until the conclusion of the sale, all unclaimed purchases will be invoiced and available for pick-up/shipping within 48 hours, as per the original terms detailed in our Sale Catalogue and on our website.

Planning to attend our Sale in Person?
In order to assist us in making sure we have booked the correct sized room, it would be very much appreciated if those planning to attend could confirm your plans to do so, as well as the number of people that may be joining you. Please just send a quick email to sean@alliancecoin.com.

View the complete auction information and catalogue on the website.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday, April 2nd!

Sean Isaacs & Staff

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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.

 

The Return of our ‘Weird & Wonderful’ Sale on eBay!

Our newest batch of more than 130 unique medals, tokens and artifacts is now live on eBay. Closing this Sunday, October 2, 2016 – don’t miss out, place your bids today!

Join in on the fun at our eBay auction page: Alliance Coin.

Sean Isaacs

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