“It was the greatest auction I’ve ever been a part of.” Charles “Chuck” Moore made the remark earlier this month, after the Canadian Legacy Sale II realized $4.1 million in total sales. With its first two sessions bringing in more than $3 million, the auction was the largest sale of Canadian materials in Canadian numismatic history. In fact, by the time the sale’s fourth and final auction was set to begin, auctioneer Steven Bromberg announced the sale had already set a new record for Canadian auctions. Continue reading →
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Sales records were smashed earlier this month as collectors from around the world bid on unprecedented amounts of fresh material at the Canadian Legacy Sale II, setting the pace for an exciting year
The collection’s centrepiece, a stunning 1921-dated 50-cent in ICCS MS-65, realized a price nearly $50,000 over its original estimate after feverish bidding on the floor, the phone and the Internet.
George Alfred Hickson, who was in the 7th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers and has a street in Kitchener named in his honour, received a homecoming parade.