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Canessa’s Sale of the Enrico Caruso Collection

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:300.00 USD Estimated At:450.00 - 450.00 USD
Canessa’s Sale of the Enrico Caruso Collection
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Canessa, C. & E. COLLEZIONE DEL FU COMM. ENRICO CARUSO. MONETE E MEDAGLIE IN ORO: GRECHE, ROMANE, BIZANTINE, MEDIOEVALI E MODERNE, ITALIANE E ESTERE, MEDAGLIE PAPALI, ITALIANE E ESTERE. Napoli, 28 Giugno 1923 e giorni seguenti. 4to, later black cloth, gilt. (8), 104 pages; 1458 lots; fine portrait of Caruso; 64 fine phototype plates. Very good, in a new binding. An important collection of gold coins formed by the celebrated Italian grand opera tenor and sold less than two years after his untimely death in 1921 at age 48. Though most important for ancient and Italian coins, the sale featured 36 lots of United States and pioneer gold coins, nearly all illustrated, including several fractional California pieces. A scarce catalogue. Clain-Stefanelli 7966. Grierson 275. Spring 96 [also listed under “Most important sales of Roman Imperial coins” and “Most important sales of Byzantine coins”].