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Collins Typescript and Photos for Altman Washingtonia

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Collins Typescript and Photos for Altman Washingtonia
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This item SOLD at 2014 Nov 01 @ 16:01UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Collins, Jack / Pine Tree Auction Company. ORIGINAL TYPESCRIPT AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ALTMAN COLLECTION OF WASHINGTONIA SOLD BY PINE TREE AUCTION COMPANY IN THE 1975 ALTMAN-HAFNER SALE. Includes: 1) Original 29-page typewritten catalogue of the Washingtonia collection, dated March 13, 1975, written by Jack Collins and occasionally edited with correction fluid. 2) A small group of material marked "From WB" consisting of a three-page typewritten checklist of the consignment with handwritten notes by Walter Breen in ink, two additional handwritten pages by Breen, two memos from Collins to Pine Tree including his invoice for services rendered, and a note by Breen typewritten on the front of an envelope discussing the consignment. 3) Eighteen original black and white photographs depicting Washington pieces in the sale (two measuring 8 by 10 inches and sixteen measuring 8 by 5 inches). One of the large size photos has a small tear. A copy of the printed catalogue is included. Materials generally fine. Archival materials relating to this notable collection of Washington pieces, including pre-publication typescript drafts and original photographs of the pieces catalogued by Jack Collins. The original typescript by Collins is more detailed than the published catalogue's descriptions, with Collins paying more attention to rim nicks, scratches, stains, and so forth than the unnamed editor felt was warranted. In some cases (e.g., lot 781, "Possibly Unique Set of Washington Headquarters Medalets in Copper, Struck in Proof, Baker Nos. 184-193") Collins's original description was cut in half. [online description truncated: see PDF or printed catalogue for full description]