With many of Ontario’s COVID-19 restrictions still in place, Kitchener’s Colonial Acres is gearing up for its third virtual Premier Auction this April. It will be Colonial’s seventh Premier Auction since 2018, about three years after the coin-dealing company entered the auction business. But since last spring, just as the pandemic was beginning to take hold, the firm has been forced to host all of its sales, including the twice-yearly Premier Auction and its regular monthly auctions, online. “Consignments were more difficult this past year as we didn’t have the standard means of approaching people and discussing consignments in person, but over the years, we have acquired more people that have been consigning more and more to our Premier Auctions,” said auctioneer and Colonial co-owner Kirk Parsons. Continue reading →
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