GILLMORE COINS & COLLECTIBLES

Paul Gillmore

I have enjoyed collecting for many decades, coast-to-coast, mostly antique tins and vintage hand-tinted photographs. Now retired, it’s time to display and share them with everyone. There are twelve items in this sale, but I do invite you to please come visit and browse my website for a greater selection. Thank you.

Contact Dealer

(250) 871-2270

pagillmore@hotmail.com

27-20 Anderton Avenue
Courtenay, BC V9N 2G8
Canada

1. LIONS GATE BRIDGE, VANCOUVER B.C.

Item Price: $180

Item Description:  Hand-Tinted antique photo by A J. Fred Spalding 100% original, all clean. Single Matte, Double Gold Traced. Pencil title and Photographer name. Rare CRISP image of a Steamer Ship passing under Vancouver’s famous bridge. Colour is spectacular. New dust cover and a Port Alberni, BC company logo on back.  

Image: 4.5 X 6.25
Framed: 7.5 X 9.5

 

2. WATKINS LAXATIVE COLD AND GRIP TABLETS ANTIQUE TIN

Item Price: $60

Item Description: Rare Canadian Watkins tin, both for the Canadian address, and the ‘GRIP’ portion in the description. Deep mustard yellow with shiny gold highlights. Hinge and clasp are perfect! A real gem of a tin.

Size: 2.5 X 1.75 X .5

3. CLOUDS OVER TANTRAMAR, New Brunswick

Item Price: $140

Item Description: This is a splendid Antique Hand-Tinted Photograph displaying a muted pink pastoral scene in Sackville, New Brunswick. Photo By R.H. Smith. Title and name in pencil. Photo mounted on 2-tone embossed matte, clean, original dust cover.
Image: 3.75 x 6.5
Framed: 9.75 x 11.75

4. ZUBES LOZENGES ANTIQUE TIN…10 cent packaging!

Item Price: $36

Item Description: Soothing and comforting ZUBES, throat lozenges by F.W. Hampshire and Company Ltd. Derby England. Vintage colours of deep red on dark beige, with gold lettering jumping out. RARE 10 cents packaging. Made in England.

Size: 2.5″ round x .5″ high

5. CLINTON, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Item Price: $150

Item Description: A stunning Antique Hand-Tinted Photograph of beautiful greens highlight this Clinton, PEI water scene. Titles in pencil, photographer signed L.H. Read. Hand-Coloured photo mounted to 2-tone embossed matte, with possibly newer matte. Clean crisp image, dust cover sealed with packing tape. Photo is dedicated on the back cover as “A little piece of P.E.I.” A True Island Treasure!
Image: 4.5 x 6.5
Framed: 9.5 x 11.75

6. OXO (CANADA) LTD ANTIQUE TIN, MONTREAL

Item Price: $75

Item Description: OXO CANADA LTD, in Montreal, Quebec, presents this Antique Tin called “A souvenir to celebrate the Coronation of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2nd June 1953”. In Stunning Condition, vivid RED, beautiful B&W photo portrait of her Majesty. Removable lid, graphics inside, clean in & out. Price sticker of $15 is what I paid decades ago, sorry…not my ‘today’ price 🙂
3.75 x 2.5 x .75″ high

7. TROUT COUNTRY – Nova Scotia

Item Price: $115

Item Description: A vivid, well-tinted, antique Nova Scotia photo by Vernand Jackson, dated 1958. Excellent composition and detail in photo, mounted on single embossed matte. Pencil titled and signed. Original Sealed back dustcover. Frame in gold paint is in good contion, and overall tight frame and lovely patina. A stunning full-size addition to any Canadian collection

Image: 7.5 x 9.75 
Framed: 12.75 x 14.75

 

8. BLUE BIRD TOFFEE TINS: Windsor Castle (3-Pack Special)

Item Price: $70

Item Description: Another “Paul’s 3-Pack!” Here’s an opportunity to amass 3 lovely identical tins, all antique Blue Bird Toffee tins by Harry Vincent Ltd. You can see how the lives of these tins have aged them separately. All clean graphics (some more sun-aged or scratched) good working hinges, some with original paper labels. Made in England. All 3 package priced at $70.

5.75 X 3.5 X 1.5″ high

9. DINGWALL, CAPE BRETON ISLAND

Item Price: $95

Item Description: An early antique hand-tinted photograph of a fishing boathouse in Dingwall, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Photo is slightly blurred (old camera’s eh?) and has wonderful overall muted tints. Photo is mounted to embossed backing. Dust cover is original but torn. Pencil titled and artist signed: S. Francis.

Image: 4.5 x 6.75
Framed: 8.75 x 10.75

10. BLUE BIRD CONFECTIONERY, Antique Tin-THE MARIONETTES

Item Price: $50

Item Description: This Rare Blue Bird Tin has a pair of marionettes dancing around a Victorian Lady doll. A very unique image for Blue Bird. Almost perfect tin here, lovely active colours, and amazing blue bottom. Clean hinge. Made in England. (Would make a colourful addition to a nursery, to hold pins or Q-tips?)

Size: 6.5 x 4.75 x 1

11. MOUNT CASCADE, Alberta

Item Price: $175

Item Description: Fully intact Antique Hand-Tinted photograph of Mount Cascade in Banff National Park, ALBERTA, Canada. Photo’s hand-colouring is vivid, bright and clean. Single Matte w/single black tracing, Pencil titled & Signed. 100% original, sealed back dust cover.
Image: 3 x 4
Framed: 7 x 8

12. HUNTLEY & PALMER BISCUIT TIN…THE ROSE BASKET!

Item Price: $50

Item Description: This is the Famous ROSE BASKET, by Huntley & Palmer. Beautiful condition, considering age. Straw colour wicker design, interlaced with Hunter Green, and topped with a brilliant embossed ROSE, on the removable lid. Overall Clean Patina, Made in England.

Size: 5″ round x 3.75″ high