Eastern Auctions is Canada’s largest stamp auction firm. Our Public Auctions specialize in Canada, Newfoundland and the Provinces, but we also regularly feature United States and British Commonwealth. Our Mail Auctions cover the world, and include over 3,000 lots per sale from single stamps to entire collections.
Stamp collector since the age of 5, Gary Lyon started in the philatelic business just after completing his studies. A member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants, admitted in 1975 . For many years he managed an accounting firm, as well as his philatelic business. With the growth of Eastern Auctions his time is now completely devoted to the stamp world. His two businesses are well known worldwide by dealers and collectors.
We are members of the following philatelic associations: CSDA, ASDA (New York), PTS (London), RPSC, APS, BNAPS, PHSC, RPSL
President & Founder
A collector since the age of five, Gary started buying and selling stamps while in high school in Kentville, Nova Scotia. He formed collections of Canada, Australian Dependencies, Pitcairn Island and United States before giving up collecting to concentrate on dealing. After moving to Bathurst, New Brunswick he formed L & M Stamps with a friend, selling stamps through retail price lists and at stamp shows in the Maritime provinces and New England states. Gary J. Lyon (Philatelist) Ltd. was incorporated in 1978 and Eastern Auctions Ltd. in 1980.
Since 1980 both companies have grown to become the largest of their kind in Canada. The business is located at 132 Main Street where all three floors are devoted to the buying and selling of stamps, with twelve full time and several part time employees.
Gary also was a chartered accountant and operated a public practice from 1976 to 1993. Other interests include guitar, tennis and classic movies.
With over 15 years of experience in philatelic auctions, Yohann is the chief describer for our public auctions. He often travels to look at collections for possible consignment. He is a member of the Vincent Graves Greene Foundation Expertising Committee and collects philatelic literature.
Gary J. Lyon Philatelist / Customer Service
Accounts Receivable Manager
Accounts Payable / Mail Sale Lotting
Mail Sale Lotter
Inventory Clerk / Customer Service
Shipping Manager & Philatelic Supply Order Desk
Mail Sale Editor & Customer Service
Senior Web Developer / Software Engineer
Database Programmer and Senior Analyst
Public Auction Consultant