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We put together newsletters from time-to-time featuring topics that interest us and anything exceptional that passes through our Auction. We let everyone about new ones on our regular email. We hope you enjoy them!

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The Sydney Hodgkinson Find

Card scripts (or card tokens) from the H.B.C. Tradings Posts in Northern B.C. were collected by Sydney Hodgkinson and brought in to All Nations by his family.

Sydney Hodgkinson worked as an accountant with the Hudson’s Bay Company from 1908 to 1935.

Marcus Smith, early railway-engineer of Canada

Marcus Smith was an early Railway-Engineer in Canada, He became acting Chief Engineer on the Canadian Pacific Railway. “I do not desire any encomiums. I have simply tried to do my work faithfully and well.” His letters and reports appear from the early days of Railway feature in All Nations auctions.

新年快乐 Happy Lunar New Year!

"Canada Post rings in the Lunar New Year with a two-stamp issue on January 18, the 11th in its current 12-year series. In honour of the Year of the Pig, the stamps feature Zhu Bajie, or Pigsy, a character from the celebrated 16th century Chinese...

1851 Used 3d Beaver private treaty

Canada’s first stamp, and the world’s first animal stamp. Designed by Sandford Fleming, who invented standard time. 1851 Used 3d Beaver,

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