Volume 56 – #10

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Volume 56#10

August 21 – September 3, 2018

Long-time collector and part-time dealer Jim Bulmer mans a booth at Hornby Island's Ringside Market his wife Dr. Barbara Froehner during Canada Day weekend in 2018.

Local collector funds trade token for Hornby Island

Businesses in Hornby Island, B.C. – a Salish Sea island located east of Vancouver’s Comox Valley – are now accepting municipal trade tokens as a form of currency. The tokens were designed and funded by Jim Bulmer, a coin collector for more than 50 years. He donated $8,000 to produce 1,000 tokens and collectible pins. The tokens, each of which have a denomination of $20, can be redeemed for their full amount at participating businesses, which make a small profit; however, the majority of the funds will go towards the Hornby Island Community Fund to support local committees. Continue reading →

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John Regitko
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Jeff Fournier
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