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2003 at All Nations and the Bay

2003 at All Nations and the Bay

Memories from 40 years in the stamp and coin businessby Brian Grant Duff 2003 at All Nations and the Bay Coin and Stamp department Auctioned the Blair Henshaw Aids awareness collection. It was donated to Simon Fraser University by the buyer. Blair Henshaw There is a...

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2002 at All Nations and the Bay Coin and Stamp department

2002 at All Nations and the Bay Coin and Stamp department

Memories from 40 years in the stamp and coin businessby Brian Grant Duff 2002 at All Nations and the Bay Coin and Stamp department Helped promote the Canadian Numismatic Association show in Vancouver. Got to see the Bank of Vancouver $5 banknote on display there. A...

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2001 at All Nations and the Bay Coin and Stamp department

2001 at All Nations and the Bay Coin and Stamp department

Memories from 40 years in the stamp and coin businessby Brian Grant Duff 2001 at All Nations and the Bay Coin and Stamp department Canada's first postage stamp, the 3d Beaver, turned 150. The Royal Canadian Mint produced a 3d Beaver stamp and coin set. The 3d Beaver...

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1997: Eaton’s coin and stamp department Vancouver

1997: Eaton’s coin and stamp department Vancouver

1997: Eaton’s Coin and Stamp department Vancouver
Helped Dan clear out his storage in the basement of the Georgian Club, once a bank. The bulk of items stored there were Leonard Frank postcards and Royal Hudson Train cinderella stamps, which are 50 years old this year.

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StampOutWar limited edition Ukraine support maxicards

StampOutWar limited edition Ukraine support maxicards

Montreal artist Linda has chosen All Nations to auction their StampOutWar limited edition Ukraine support maxicards starting April 20 2024 All proceeds to Canada Ukraine Foundation. Linda's story of the international collaboration, now approaching 50 countries, was...

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2000: All Nations and The Bay Coin and Stamp Department

2000: All Nations and The Bay Coin and Stamp Department

Memories from 40 years in the stamp and coin businessby Brian Grant Duff All Nations and The Bay Coin and Stamp Department 2000 Ran the Bay Coin and Stamp department for a year and a half by myself. David Hamilton operated All Nations for us. The Bay shop was on the...

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1996: Eaton’s coin and stamp department

1996: Eaton’s coin and stamp department

1996: Eaton’s coin and stamp department
Eaton’s started moving the department around. Everytime we changed locations we lost a third of our clients. The Bank of Canada issued the last two dollar banknote. The last two dollar bill and first $2 coin were popular with collectors.

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1999 at Eaton’s and All Nations

1999 at Eaton’s and All Nations

Memories from 40 years in the stamp and coin businessby Brian Grant Duff 1999 at Eaton's and All NationsThe Royal Canadian Mint issued monthly millennium quarters and a $2 coin for Nunavut. Our website downtownstamps.bc.ca began. Eaton's went bankrupt and we escaped...

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1993: Elvis at Eaton’s

1993: Elvis at Eaton’s

Dan was at PHILEX in Toronto when the U.S. Elvis stamp was released and managed to secure some for sale at our Eaton’s stamp and coin department. Most news media covered the sale and people were lined up for two weeks to buy sheets, blocks, t-shirts, and first day covers of the 29c Elvis stamps.

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1992: Canada 125 coins at Eaton’s

1992: Canada 125 coins at Eaton’s

To mark Canada’s 125th birthday, the Mint issued 25c coins showing scenes from the provinces and territories, plus a commemorative aureate Dollar. The circulating versions were popular with collectors and the public and introduced new collectors to the hobby.

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1991: The impact of GST 

1991: The impact of GST 

The GST began and impacted store visits and purchases. We started bid board style auctions to offset the losses. We also stopped handling antiquities as border crossing became more difficult. A cruise ship visitors shuttle to Eaton’s helped.

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1989: Return to Vancouver

1989: Return to Vancouver

Macdonald’s invited me to their Toronto headquarters to discuss commemorative covers from the 1988 Soviet-Canadian Polar Bridge Expedition with a Russian delegation. It was an important meeting as Macdonald’s was expanding into Russia at the time. I was paid in Big Mac and Taxi passes.

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1988: Detroit, Montreal, Virginia Beach, Wellburn auction

1988: Detroit, Montreal, Virginia Beach, Wellburn auction

I wrote the stamp column for the Canadian Antiquer and Collector. Show visits included a train trip to Montreal and an earthquake during the show at Place Bonaventure, where the lights went out and we all lay across our displays in the dark, sheepishly rising when the lights returned.

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1986: Toronto and Chicago

1986: Toronto and Chicago

Brian Grant Duff is celebrating his 40th anniversary of serving the collecting community in Vancouver and around the world. (Part 3) 1986 Toronto and Chicago Fred Eaton and I run monthly auctions in our Queen Street East location. John Beddows is among the...

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Brian is on CTV with a USPS semipostal idea

Brian is on CTV with a USPS semipostal idea

Brian Grant Duff, owner and operator of All Nations Stamp and Coin in Dunbar is campaigning for the United States Postal Service to create a commemorative stamp honouring T-Swift, and hopes people can raise Stamp Awareness with the petition. The Swift Stamp would...

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1985: Toronto and New York

1985: Toronto and New York

Brian Grant Duff is celebrating his 40th anniversary of serving the collecting community in Vancouver and around the world. (Part 2) 1985 Toronto and New York The Eaton brothers move from Kerrisdale to Richards street downtown, near their father's old...

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All Nations Stamp and Coin are celebrating 75 years

All Nations Stamp and Coin are celebrating 75 years

2024 All Nations Stamp and Coin are celebrating 75 years of serving the collecting community.  1949 George VI to 2024 Charles III All Nations conducts weekly online auctions. The firm's 1450th sale is Saturday 16 March at 130pm.All Nations advises, appraises,...

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Peace to Us Artwork by Linda in our 25th November auction

Peace to Us Artwork by Linda in our 25th November auction

The artist behind the Stamp Out War project has consigned their unique philagraph Peace to Us to Vancouver' All Nations 25th November online auction All proceeds from the sale of the signed and certified 27.9x35.2cm graphite, charcoal, colour pencil, and watercolour...

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Stamp Out War! Support Ukraine by Linda

Stamp Out War! Support Ukraine by Linda

Linda has written an article of distinction about the birth of the Stamp Out War project and the genesis of the Ukraine maxicards.  "On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. A few days later, I dug through my visual archives looking for a relevant...

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NHL All Stars series two 2001 47c Hockey error sheet

NHL All Stars series two 2001 47c Hockey error sheet

Previously unknown to Unitrade #1855g 2001 47c NHL All Stars sheet missing two colours brought $6,600 in All Nations' 17 June online auction #1413 Eight bidders competed to acquire the newly rediscovered sheet that Darnell lists for $15,000. There is no buyer’s...

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1858 Fraser River Gold Rush Diary on Global News

1858 Fraser River Gold Rush Diary on Global News

One of four known diaries from the 1858 Fraser River Gold Rush - and the only one written by a Canadian and the only one in private hands , sold last week for $25,0000  Brian Grant Duff of All-Nations Stamp and Coin gives us some of the history behind this rare diary...

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Our 1400th Milestone in Canadian Coin News

Our 1400th Milestone in Canadian Coin News

"After more than 26 years of weekly sales, All Nations Stamp & Coin will mark its next major milestone in mid-March. The Vancouver-based firm, led by owner and auctioneer Brian Grant Duff, will host its 1,400th weekly auction...

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All Nations Stamp and Coin 1400th Auction Milestone

All Nations Stamp and Coin 1400th Auction Milestone

Vancouver's All Nations Stamp and Coin continues its annual tradition of conducting a milestone auction 1400th Milestone Highlights The sale includes one of five known imperforate plate blocks of the 1934 3c Jacques Cartier issue, Scott #208a, an estimate of $1000....

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Fraser River Gold Rush Diary, offered for sale

Fraser River Gold Rush Diary, offered for sale

One of four known Fraser River Gold Rush diaries. The only one written by a Canadian and the only one in private hands.For sale by private treaty through All Nations Stamp and Coin c$25,000.00 Contact Brian collect@direct.ca or 604-684-4613 Brian Grant Duff...

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The passion for the stamp! Mornings with Simi

The passion for the stamp! Mornings with Simi

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-passion-for-the-stamp/ Simi interviews Brian who talks of the upcoming sale of a 12d Black and of his early collecting days. The passion for the stamp!Mornings with Simi Simi's interview was prompted by the sale last week...

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 Julian G. Maksymczuk Award to Brian Grant Duff

 Julian G. Maksymczuk Award to Brian Grant Duff

The Ukrainian Philatelic & Numismatic Society have awarded Brian Grant Duff the Julian G. Maksymczuk Award for his dedication in petitioning Canada Post for a Ukraine relief semi-postal stamp.  Ukraine relief stamps are sold in the weekly auction....

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Restoring West Vancouver’s oldest Pioneer house

Restoring West Vancouver’s oldest Pioneer house

Built about 1872, Navvy Jack House is a rare surviving example of an early pioneer building in British Columbia. It is the oldest home, the first Post Office, and was the longest continually-occupied building in West Vancouver, from 1873 to 2017 Help preserve our...

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New Canada Post stamp for Ukraine Humanitarian Relief

New Canada Post stamp for Ukraine Humanitarian Relief

Brian Grant Duff, owner and operator of the All Nations Stamp and Coin shop in Vancouver, says the stamps could be difficult to find.

“It’s going to be hard to get because they only made 50,000 booklets, so 500,000 stamps, in booklets of 10 … I understand that post offices will probably get something like 100 booklets each and the first day cover is extremely limited and hard to get they only made 7000 examples.”

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1,350th Auction noted in Canadian Stamp News

1,350th Auction noted in Canadian Stamp News

Canadian Stamp News "All Nations Stamp & Coin, based in Vancouver, B.C., hit another major milestone with its latest weekly sale on Feb. 26. All Nations marks 1,350 sales “Our 1,350th auction was a success in spite of world events,” said owner and auctioneer Brian...

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12d Black Sale Brokered

12d Black Sale Brokered

All Nations and Canada Stamp Finder brokered the sale of the finest of two known pairs of the 170 year old 12d Black, for $165,000 in August 2021. This pair is illustrated in Howes' Canada handbook and has previously graced the Pack, Adler, Jephcott, Leggett, Hillmer,...

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