Vance marks 50 years

From left to right: Vance Carmichael, president of Vance Auctions, stands with his grandson Mason and son Chris, the vice president of the Smithville, Ont.-based auction house, in 2018.

Vance Auctions, a family-run firm based in Southern Ontario, celebrated 50 years in business with its 359th sale this November. After working in his father’s Toronto-area stamp store, Vance Carmichael launched the namesake firm in November 1972 and ran his first mail auction with 348 lots. His 359th sale, held on Nov. 23, marked the... Continue reading →

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