There’s always a palpable excitement around
the Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. offices, as the start of any offering draws near
and the energy in the room for the 2015 Moncton Sale is electric. Being able to
have a major auction right in Atlantic Canada, their home turf, is important to
the Bells and this November 21st sale is already delivering some promising
The quality and quantity of the incoming
consignments has been overwhelming, so the team has decided to “shut it down”
and Brian has indicated that, “Only specific items will be taken from this
The timing of the Moncton Sale is perfect;
it’s right on the heels of another very successful Toronto Coin Expo auction
and on the eve of the always-popular Coin Cabinet Collector Show.
Another exciting feature of the Moncton Sale
is a charity component. With the consignment deadline moved up, they’ve been
able to accommodate a new charity idea in which the end of the auction will
feature a number of select items from their own inventory with the proceeds
benefiting The Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation.
This challenging economic environment has
made it difficult for individuals, businesses, and charities, so because the
need to “give back” is of such importance to the Bells, this new aspect of the
auction will benefit everyone. “This exercise accomplishes two goals: to clean
up my desk and to help those who need an extra bump financially to reach
certain targets,” noted Brian.
The Moncton Hospital was front and centre
when Brian's father, Geoffrey was taking treatments for cancer, followed by
serious complications afterwards. "It gave me an opportunity to see what
was involved, and the people who saved my dad's life. I am forever grateful for
the superb care and professionalism that the hospital provided for my
It is a goal of Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.
to have others think about charities when disposing of their collections, as
Father Bernie O’Connor did in 2009, donating the proceeds, more than half a
million dollars, to the Ferguson Foundation.
The November 21st auction is set to take
place at the Coin Cabinet at 1141 Main Street, Moncton, NB at 5pm, with lot
viewing from Thursday to Saturday, 11am – 4pm.