Paper money strong ‘as always’ at spring Premier Auction

A 1954 $50 radar note with a ‘solid eight’ serial number reading ‘B/H8888888’ sold for $12,650, doubling its estimate as Lot 1148 of the April 8-9 Premier Auction.

Canadian paper money continued to attract bidders’ attention at Colonial Acres’ latest Premier Auction. One of the only major in-person auctions held in Canada since the pandemic began, it saw more than 1,300 lots cross the block at Trajan Publishing’s National Postage Stamp & Coin Show in Mississauga, Ont. Despite ongoing pandemic concerns, the sale’s live floor was well attended with bidders vying for material in person for the first time in more than two years. “This auction was exciting as it was our first live venue since the pandemic started, and it was nice to see familiar faces at the show and in the auction room,” said Kirk Parsons, a co-owner with the Kitchener, Ont.-based auction house. “We were very pleased with the show, and the turnout was better than we expected – so an all-around success.” Continue reading →

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