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Gerald Wellburn's 45 page 1858 Fraser River Gold Rush See the historic collection

Gerald Wellburn's 45 page 1858 Fraser River Gold Rush collection front page

Elizabeth II & Philip Signed 1957 Christmas Card
Lot 1 in our 13 October 2018 auction sold for $2,000 and see more Royal signatures from our auctions here

Matthew Baillie Begbie was the first Chief Justice of the Crown Colony of British Columbia see some of the historic Begbie lots in our 2018 auctions

New Philip Timms real photo postcards added to our page about Philip Timms - early B.C. photographer

Philip Timms

Timms English Bay


Royal Visit to Canada North West Territories in 1970

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip with their children, Charles and Anne, visited the Canadian Northwest Territories in 1970. They alI signed the official Guestbook along with the Governor General, other luminaries and press. Read more about the official Guestbook and the Royal Visit of 1970

Lot 1 in All Nations' 26 May auction, the 1970 Royal Dinner signed guestbook, sold for $9,000. The Commissioner was writing his memoir when he died. Auction proceeds will go towards completing and publishing the story, and other Northern causes.

See the Vancouver Sun Queen's signature sells for $9,000 at Vancouver auction

All Nations milestone 1150th Auction was on 17th March 2018
Documents from birth of B.C. put on auction block Vancouver Sun - John Mackie
"All Nations’ 1150th sale exceeds expectations" in Canadian Coin News and in Canadian Stamp News

See Auctioneer's Report for the 1150th Auction




  • Star Trek stamps
    28th April 2017
    "Canada Post today issued a set of seven Star Trek stamps that celebrate each of Starfleet's finest leaders, dramatically depicting them with the most cunning of the adversaries they confronted on their voyages." Read more here

  • 2017 Gerald Wellburn - Historic Vancouver 1851/1899

    The Gerald Wellburn collection of Historic Vancouver is an 88 page Album of postal history, postcards, notes on history, documents, drawings and diverse ephemera...all with the larger-than-life characters from the early story of Vancouver.

    The Gerald Wellburn collection of Historic Vancouver is an 88 page Album of postal history, postcards, notes on history, documents, drawings and diverse ephemera.

    Gassy Jack, Jeremiah Rogers, Captain Stamp, Sewell Prescott Moody, Jonathan Miller, Lord Stanley, Robert Burnaby, Sam Greer...

    .. and many more larger-than-life characters with their stories from early Vancouver.

    Take a look at the Historic Vancouver page (with new updates each week)

    Gerald Wellburn's album is being offered page-by-page by All Nations in our 2016 and 2017 weekly auctions

  • Major General George Randolph Pearkes
  • George Randloph Pearkes
    We are delighted to be offering the Stamp Collection of a Canadian Hero Major General George Randolph Pearkes. He won the VC in the First World War at Paschendaele and he was also the 20th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. Read more about him here


Top 10 Lots at All Nations auctions in 2016


Computer vended postage returns to Vancouver, B.C Read more

Brian Grant Duff visited the new Canada Post concept store at 425 W. Georgia downtown Vancouver. He took some snaps. See > Canada Post reboots Main Vancouver Post Office for the twenty first century online shopper

Newly discovered, first time being offered at auction: A signed 1890 ltter from Lord Stanley of Preston. This is the man who donated the Stanley Cup to Hockey in 1892 while he was Governer General of Canada. See the Stanley letter here.

Hudson's Bay Company mounted plaque

Hudson's Bay Company mounted plaque used in an old Trading Post Sold for $7,000 in our April 30th Auction

The Three Pence Beaver
The Province of Canada issued its first postage stamp on 23 April 1851 Read more here


Gerald Wellburn Historic Vancouver Album

Gerry Wellburn's 88 page Album of the earliest days of Burrard Inlet.

Gassy Jack Deighton

Gassy Jack signed letter in our 1050th auction on 12th March 2016 sold for $44,000

Read more in the Vancouver Sun and Metro Vancouver

And on our Gassy Jack page


Hudson's Bay Company

Rare Scrips from H.B.C. Trading Posts in Northern B.C. around 1910 from Sydney Hogkinson. They can be found in the weekly auctions 2016.

A Hudson's Bay Company document written at Fort Vancouver in 1842 has sold for $7700 The 15”x12” original document listing the Returns of the H.B.C. Columbia District 1841, and dated 1842

See article in The Columbian for more about the H.B.C. accounting document. .

And in the Vancouver Sun - West coast Trade 1842

A Hudson's Bay Company document written at Fort Vancouver in 1842 has sold for $7700 The 15”x12” original document listing the Returns of the Columbia District Outfit 1841, and dated 1842

H.B.C. York Factory Note
A One Pound Sterling and a Five Shilling promissory note
from the Hudson's Bay Company York Factory at the Red River Settlement.


August 12, 2015
Canada Post Recalls UNESCO Stamps

1,000th Auction

February 21, 2015
Auction 1000 prices realized



October 4, 2014
The Mint Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of WW II

August 27, 2014
Canada Post Honours 5 Comedians
July 31, 2014
kd lang honoured on 31 July 2014 Canada Post stamp
July 16, 2014
Vancouver Photographer Fred Herzog Honoured by Canada Post
June 15, 2014
British Guiana 1c Magenta
February 10 2014
Auction #950 Results
February 5, 2014
Pioneers of Winter Sports Stamps
January 13, 2014
Year of the Horse Stamps


From time to time, the staff at All Nations put together a newsletter, commenting on topics of current interest to the collecting community. We hope you enjoy reading them.

Volume 1: 2000 - 2001
Volume 2: 2002 - 2003
Volume 3: 2004 - 2005
Volume 4: 2006 - 2007
Volume 5: 2008 - 2009
Volume 6: 2010 - 2011
Volume 7: 2012 - 2013


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