Our Spring Coins, Stamps & Collectables Show is tomorrow, Saturday from 9am to 3pm

JuanPerezDollar

It’s time for our Spring fair. There’ll be a full hall of 40+ tables of coins, stamps and collectables.  Buy – Sell – Trade! There’ll be dealers in Canadian coins, world coins, ancient coins, stamps, covers, postcards, medals, tokens,  bank notes, bank tokens, bric a brac and MORE! The Vancouver Coins, Stamps & Collectables Show is held at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre located at 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm Admission: $2, age 16 and under FREE 1999 $1 The Voyage of Juan Perez, 225th Anniversary – Sterling Silver Dollar Thank you Canadian…

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The Trudough political satire funny money coin.

Loon like a dollar coin

2018 Justin Trudeau political protest coin.  The coins name “Trudough” is a nod to Trudeau Sr. who had his own “Trudough” protest notes in the 60’s.  The coin is designed to loosely resemble a Canadian one dollar (Loony) coin but approximately double the size.  It highlights the Trudeau government’s pipeline deal with Kinder Morgan. The reverse features a loon coated in oil with the word “CANADA”, the date ‘2018’ and “TRUDOUGH”.  The obverse feature a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II shedding a large tear drop and the words ‘KINDER’ and ‘MORGAN’ on each side of the portrait. The coin featured…

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Club meeting this Tuesday March 19th 7pm

reverse of silver coin with coloured cherry blossoms

Hi everyone,  The next North Shore Numismatic Society Meeting is next Tuesday, March 19th.  The meeting is held in the Multipurpose Room in the Bonsor 55+ Senior Centre in Burnaby.   Doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting start at 7:00 pm.  The meeting is open to both members and non-members, so everyone is welcome.   Program: Michael Souza will present a PowerPoint entitled “Military Payment Certificates”.  This program was prepared by the London Numismatic Society and we thank them for sharing it with us.  Please don’t forget to bring your floor submissions for the auction and bring small change to…

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Stamps in a Can

Stamps in a Can

In November 2016, to celebrate the National Canning industry, Portugal issued a series of six stamps contained in an unopened can.  The idea behind this very special highlight was the inclusion of 50,000 series of these stamps presented inside food cans, specially prepared and screen-printed for the purpose, but otherwise identical to those used for seafood. These stamps show the different processes as well as the various types of fish, including Sardines, Eel, and Tuna, which you can find attractively packaged in colourful cans in food stores and souvenir shops everywhere in Lisbon! This is the first time that an…

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$4.20 CottonMouth Currency, Trudeau protest note

front of zigzag papers design

$4.20 CottonMouth Currency  Merchant Scrip / Political Funny Money. The note falls into a number of collecting categories; Advertising, Merchant Scrip and Political Funny Money. The note was given out at Vancouver’s 4/20 (4/20/2018) Sunset Beach marijuana celebration and protest. The note appears to have a dual purpose, the first is to promote the Cotton Mouth Smoke Shop at 1120 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC. by encouraging customers to redeem the note for $4.20 toward their next purchase at the Davie Street shop. The second is to slow legalization of marijuana by the Trudeau government. The note is printed on 70mm…

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Reminder – Meeting this Tuesday February 19th

Shinplaster

Hi everyone, Happy Family Day weekend Our next North Shore Numismatic Society Meeting is next Tuesday, February 19th. The meeting is held in the Multipurpose Room in the Bonsor 55+ Senior Centre in Burnaby. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting start at 7:00 pm. The meeting is open to both members and non-members, so everyone is welcome. Program: Michael Souza will present a PowerPoint entitled “Guess the Country – Quiz #13”. He will provide with one side of a coin or banknote and a multiple choice of three countries. All you have to do is select which country…

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Political Wood – Grant Devine, Saskatchewan 1991

Other side saying Good for Nothing, surrounded by Devine Promises Tory Bank of Deficits

CANADIAN POLITICAL WOOD / WOODEN NICKEL Grant Devine, Premier of Saskatchewan, 1982 to 1991 Patronage and Corruption,  1-1/2”  Political wood. Possibly issued as a political protest around the time of the 1991 Sask. election. Devine’s PC government fell to the Saskatchewan NDP in 1991 after driving the province into a record $14-billion debt. Devine became synonymous with corruption after 14 of his MLAs, including eight Ministers, and two party workers were convicted for fraud. Six went to jail. Another, former Assiniboia-Gravelbourg PC MLA Jack Wolfe, tormented over having to testify against his friends and former colleagues, and by the fact he was…

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Happy Lunar New Year / Show success / meeting is on Tuesday, February 19th

Canada Post pig stamps

Happy Lunar New Year everyone! Our Coins, Stamps and Collectables Show  on January 26th turned out to be a success with attendance up, some good feedback,  all of our tables booked, and a small “profit” for our non-profit club. If we have a profit at year end, we donate it to support local charities such as the BC Children’s Hospital, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, and the Union Gospel Mission. The next North Shore Numismatic Society Meeting is on Tuesday, February 19th.  The meeting is held in the Multipurpose Room in the Bonsor 55+ Senior Centre in Burnaby.   Doors open…

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2019 our first Meeting is Tuesday, January 15th 7pm

Benevolent Dragon on the coin

Hi everyone,  Happy New Year and all the best for 2019! The next North Shore Numismatic Society Meeting is on Tuesday, January 15th.  The meeting is held in the Multipurpose Room in the Bonsor 55+ Senior Centre in Burnaby.   Doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting start at 7:00 pm.  The meeting is open to both members and non-members, so everyone is welcome.   Program: Michael Souza will present a PowerPoint entitled “Canadian Chartered Banknotes of the West Indies”. The presentation will deal with Canadian banks that have branches in the West Indies and the issuance of banknotes for use in the…

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Merry Christmas! Chantou International Coin and Stamp

It’s our club policy to promote local collectables businesses and we’d like to remind you of .. Chantou International Coin and Stamp! They are the perfect place to pick up some last minute Christmas coins or bank notes or stamps. Chantou are official distributors for the Royal Canadian Mint and they have a huge stock there. Worldwide milled coinage, world stamps, Canada coinage including early tokens, covers, stamp and coin catalogues, coin and paper money supplies, stamp supplies and this is just what I noticed walking around. They are also offering members of the North Shore Numismatic Society a 25%…

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Wooden Nickel update

Vancouver Numismatic Society at Hotel Vancouver 1971

I asked about Wooden Nickels at the last club meeting. There were 4 of us collecting them! Gene knew of several sources of information. He also remembered spending one at a coffee shop! The idea of wooden money came from America apparently – back in the 1930s when banks in Washington State issued them in an emergency. Dec 4th Canada Coin News have just published a fascinating article on Wooden money by Jesse Robitaille Collecting wooden money remains strong in Canada There’s a collector’s society too! “Founded in 1975 with 45 charter members and expanding beyond 200 members by the end of…

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Happy Christmas! meeting on Tuesday Dec 18th

RCM Murano Holiday Reindeer

  Hello Everyone,  I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  The North Shore Numismatic Society Christmas meeting is on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The meeting is held in the Multipurpose Room at the Bonsor 55+ Senior Centre across the parking lot from the Bonsor Recreation Centre Main Building. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting will start at 7:00 pm. The meeting is open to members and non-members, so everyone is welcome. Instead of a program, this meeting is an opportunity for you and your significant other to…

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Club Meeting this Tuesday 20th + Wooden Nickels

Bad Girls of Vancouver wooden token

Does anyone remember wooden nickels? Many can remember being cautioned not to take a wooden nickel! Does anyone remember using them in shops ? I’ve been reviewing my collection of B.C. wooden tokens. Most are adverts for local businesses in Vancouver and British Columbia.  A few have ‘made in USA’. Was there a local B.C. firm producing them as well ?  We may find out more on Tuesday 20th 6.30pm at the North Shore Numismatic Society club meeting at our usual Bonsor 55+ .I’ll bring a selection of these fascinating pieces of British Columbiana. Here’s one from our sister club…

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Collectibles show coming – Saturday, November 24th..

Buyssen coins saved his life

Hi everyone,  This is a reminder that the North Shore Numismatic Society is hosting a Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show on Saturday, November 24th at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby, BC. Here is the Google Map location: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Nikkei+National+Museum+%26+Cultural+Centre/@49.2175751,-122.964433,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xcae9963c2ae4342d!8m2!3d49.2175751!4d-122.964433 The show hours are from 9 am to 3 pm.   Admission is $2, and age 16 and under is FREE if accompanied by an adult. For more information, please refer to our website at: http://northshorenumismaticsociety.org/ Thank you Michael Souza President btw BBC news clip from the recent Armistice 2018 coverage: These coins both endangered and saved the life…

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NS Numismatic Society Meeting is this coming Tuesday, October 16th

www.allcoinvalues.com Based on European Grading System Values are in UK Pounds Abbreviation guide Help us keep our website 'free to use' for everyone. We rely on income from our advertisers. Please 'whitelist' this site in your adblocker program. If you prefer not to see ads, would you consider letting people know we are here instead? 1844 United Kingdom Half Farthing

Hi everyone, The next North Shore Numismatic Society Meeting is this coming Tuesday, October 16th.  The meeting is held in the Multipurpose Room in the Bonsor 55+ Senior Centre in Burnaby.   Doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting start at 7:00 pm.  The meeting is open to both members and non-members, so everyone is welcome. Program: Michael Souza will present a PowerPoint prepared by the London Numismatic Society entitled “Canadian Coin Savings Banks”. The presentation will deal with some savings banks issued by Canadian chartered banks and other financial institutions. Thank you to the London Numismatic Society for creating…

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The Story of the French Spy Stamps

French 50 Centimes Stamp

              (The original French stamps are on the left, the British counterparts are on the right) Most philatelist know the part that stamps have played in making — and remaking — the history of the world.   They have started wars and celebrated peace; they have inflamed slumbering animosities into bloody outbreaks, ridiculed political leaders, and they have played a most important part in the waging of war. In recent times, stamps perhaps played no more important role than they did in helping the French underground, the famed Maquis, in their life and death struggle with…

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Remembering Norman Williams (1924-2018)

Norman Williams

Norm was born in 1924 at Fernie, B.C. to a Ukrainian-Canadian family.  His baptismal name was Vladimir Waslykow, which he later changed to “Norman Williams” before practising law.  His father ran a restaurant in Kamloops, B.C. – a fact that he would mention to servers whenever we were at a restaurant.  Norm attended the University of British Columbia’s law school and set up his law practice in New Westminster.  In the 1980s when I telephoned him at his office, he was often at the Elks Club for lunch which extended into afternoon card games.  His first wife was a Hungarian…

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