5630 Dunbar St. at 41st Ave.

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.

It's being offered by All Nations in our 2016 weekly auctions

Check our Historic Vancouver page (new images each week)

Hugh Nelson

Hugh Nelson

Hugh Nelson was active in the legislature and as a politician in early Vancouver. With his business partner George Dietz he operated the Gold Rush Express and together they bought into the Moodyville Mill.

He was enrolled as a Justice of the Peace in Burrard Inlet where he acted alongside Jeremiah Rogers.

Hugh Nelson later went on to become the 4th Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.

1878, Burrard Inlet,Recognizance to Give Evidence, signed Hugh Nelson See here.
sold for $484 in our May 21 2016 auction.

Burrard Inlet P.O.

Page 31 of Wellburn's album Realized $ 280.50 in our 14th May 2016 Auction

On 30 December 1873 Charles Newton Young, the secretary of the Nanaimo Freemasons, mailed a list of officers to J. McDonald at the Mount Hermon Lodge in Moodyville, Burrard's Inlet.... Read more here

Page 31 of Wellburn's album is
Realized $770 in our Auction Saturday 7th May

1863 Moodyville Sawmill, Burrard Inlet

Originally the "Pioneer Mill" the first sawmill on Burrard Inlet. Sewell P. Moody took over in 1864, enlarging and improving the new "S.P. Moody Burrard Inlet Mill"

19th May 1874 "We started the Mill today after having made good a faulty boiler. Tomorrow we start up full blast" Original letters realized $715 in our 23 April auction Read more

Jeremiah Rogers - The Greatest Logger Of Them All

Jeremiah Rogers

The man behind the name 'Jericho" Beach
See the Wellburn Album Pages here
Realized $1,100 in our 2nd April Auction

Hauling the logs with oxen
+ Jerry Rogers and his Engine

Realized $88 in our 16 April auction

Sam Greer and Greer's Beach

Sam Greer is one of the historical characters that come to life in the Gerald Wellburn historic Vancouver collection.

Sam Greer

"The Fall of 1891 is when our Family story of Greer’s Beach began.  Our Great Grandfather Sam Greer was forced off his 200 acres of land in English Bay called Greer’s Beach, known today as Kitsilano and Kit’s Beach. .. " Read more

Granville Shooting Affray, 1876

In 1876 Gregorio Fernandes, the first shopkeeper in Granville (later Vancouver) is accused of shooting and wounding. The statement is signed by Justices of the Peace including Jerry Rogers of Jericho Beach.

Read more here
Realized C$ 550 in our 9th April Auction

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

Gassy Jack autograph

See Gerald Wellburn Historic Vancouver page for a larger image

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

Another interesting recent Lot: A One Pound Sterling and a Five Shilling promissory note from the Hudson's Bay Company York Factory at the Red River Settlement.

New items

Please see the New in Stock pages and the Sales index for a detailed listing, but here are some featured items from the last few days.

Friday 20th May 2016
New at All Nations Stamp and Coin price
British Columbia Indian Heritage Series I 1977 Trade Dollar Boxed Set (5) $19.95
Victoria, B.C. Unc 1981-1985 Famous Ships Series B Trade Dollar Set (5) $14.95
Canada Proof 2005 VE-Day Commemorative 5c Coin & Medallion Set (2) $14.95
Canada BU 2010 cased coloured 25c Goldfinch  $179.95
Canada Proof 2002 cased Golden Jubilee Silver Dollar $34.95
Canada BU 2006 Special Edition 7-coin Uncirculated Set  $29.95

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Hudson's Bay Company 1818/1846 41/8”x31/8” colour Columbia District Arms label realized $ 480 in our 21 May 2016 auction. Bid in our current Auction

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All Nations has gone Upscale!

Or at least uphill. All Nations Stamp and Coin is now in the lovely Dunbar neighbourhood. The store is located at 5630 Dunbar St, just a few steps north of 41st Ave, home of the venerable Lawrence Used Books.

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There is ample free street parking and the shop is adjacent to the Dunbar bus loop, with service on the following routes: #7 Dunbar - Nanaimo Stn, #22 Knight - MacDonald, #32 Dunbar Express (rush hours only), #41 Joyce Stn - UBC, #43 Joyce Stn - UBC Express, #49 Metrotown Stn - Dunbar - UBC and #480 UBC - Richmond.

Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30am to 5:30pm and by appointment. We will continue to buy, sell and appraise all your collectables, the weekly Saturday auction will be at noon, perhaps with the addition of a coffee pot and of course the web site will bring you all the latest information. See you there!

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Collecting is like a box of chocolates, you don't know what you are going to get.

Richard Purdy opened his first chocolate shop, on Vancouver’s high end shopping mecca, Robson Street, in 1907. Purdy’s now has over 50 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario, often at the entrances to shopping malls. How often do collectors get to combine their love of chocolate and their love of covers?

Purdy's recently approached All Nations with an offer to buy the remaining limited supply of their 2007 Centennial Covers, which had quickly sold out at Canada Post. Order one here and read the newsletter here.

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Phone 604-684-4613.


Featured items listed in our Sales index page are now available to be purchased directly from this site. Ordering is hosted by Mal's e-Commerce, and secure payment is handled by PayPal.

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Our Auctions are full of treasures in collectable stamps, covers, postcards, coins, tokens, bank notes, militaria, books, manuscripts, numismatica

Previously Featured

Hudson's Bay CompanyFort St. James was founded by Simon Fraser back in 1806, 37 years before Fort Victoria was established and 80 years before Vancouver was incorporated.

It was originally a North West Company trading post, but was taken over by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1821. It remained a HBC trading post until 1952, and today is a National Historic Site run by Parks Canada.

After the First World War a merchant named Norman Wesley ran a general store there. One day a First Nations man came in to trade an ancient relic — a brass Hudson’s Bay company crest that had hung on the door of one of its early trading posts.

A century later, the crest is being auctioned this Saturday by Brian Grant Duff of All Nations Stamp & Coin Sold for $7,000 in our April 30th Auction


To boldy go: Canada Post issues 50th Anniversary Star Trek stamps 5 May 2016 
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