The Week in Shows (Jan. 20-26)

There are three major annual events taking place across three provinces this week.

The first big event is the Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers (CAND) Convention, which returns to the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel on 116 King St. W. on Jan. 26-27. The show and bourse will be open Jan. 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Jan. 27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission on Saturday is $4 for adults and $2 for seniors and free for young collectors under the age of 12. Admission on Sunday is free.

This popular show, which kicks off the Canadian coin show season each year, features dealers from across Canada.

Jeffrey Hoare Auctions will also host Numismatic and Military Sale No. 128 in conjunction with the show, among the highlights of which is a rare First World War meritorious service medal, one of only 15 awarded to Canadians.

A First World War meritorious service medal awarded to Sergeant Charles Edward Wilson for rescuing a fellow unit member from drowning is expected to bring $1,200 at auction this weekend.

To be offered as Lot 408, the silver army medal is described by the auctioneer as being in Very Fine condition. It was awarded on May 14, 1919, to Sergeant Charles Edward Wilson and is impressed on the reverse with “104616 SJT C. E. WILSON. CAN: E.” The obverse features the left-facing effigy of King George V in his field marshal’s uniform alongside the legend “GEORGIVS V BRITT : OMN : REX ET IND : IMP :.” Its ribbon is crimson with white edges and a white centre stripe.

The lot has a pre-sale estimate of $1,200.

Other highlights of the two-day sale include “high-end” ancients; Canadian coins, tokens and Hudson’s Bay Company pieces; world coins, including early U.S. dollars; a 1938 Newfoundland Specimen set; paper money; and military medals and other militaria.

For more information about CAND, click here.


Also on Jan. 26-27, the aptly named Coin and Stamp Show will return to De Mortagne School on 955 Boulevard de Montarville in Boucherville, Qué.

Sponsored by the Association des Numismates et des Philatelistes de Boucherville, the show will feature 35 dealers.

The show will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days, and both admission and parking are free.


Lastly, the Coins, Stamps and Collectibles Show will also be hosted Jan. 26 by the North Shore Numismatic Society.

Held at the Nikkei Centre on 6688 Southoaks Cres., in Burnaby, B.C., the show will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and feature 40 tables of coins, stamps, banknotes, tokens, medals, postcards, art, pins and more. Admission is $2 (or free for children under the age of 16 if accompanied by an adult), and free underground parking is available.


For more information about upcoming shows, visit our “Events” page or look out for our Canadian Coin and Stamp Show Planner 2019, which is a comprehensive handbook-sized listing of all local, regional and national shows in Canada as well as major international shows abroad.

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