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Complete Run of Mayflower Coin Auctions

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:350.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 500.00 USD
Complete Run of Mayflower Coin Auctions
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Mayflower Coin Auctions. COMPLETE SET OF AUCTION CATALOGUES. Boston, 1956-76. Gengerke Sale Numbers 1-30, complete. 8vo, all in the original printed card covers, illustrated; a few with annotations throughout; a few with hand-pricing; still a few more with prices realized lists. Generally fine. A complete set of notable auction sales conducted by Maurice Gould and Manuel and Joseph Lipson. Some are rarely offered. One of only a couple complete sets we have ever handled and perhaps the most notable series of American auction sale catalogues not included in Adams. In the first catalogue, Gould writes: "With this sale we hope to revive a famous New England numismatic institution, namely the Parker House Coin Sales. At one time Boston was the undisputed leader in the numismatic field, and Parker House sales were held right up until recent years by Hesslein, and the venerable H.M. Grant of Providence, R.I." From early on, these notable catalogues often featured important United States large cents and sometimes key American colonial coins and U.S. and pioneer gold, along with a wide variety of other mostly American material. Key sales include 1957 New England Numismatic Association (key colonials); Emerson Gaylord (a fine collection of choice U.S. gold coins formed over the first two decades of the twentieth century); C.H. Stearns (a major oldtime collection of colonials and over 400 lots of large cents, many in choice condition); two Bradbury Thurlow/American Antiquarian Society sales; Donald Belcher; Southern Collection; Andrew Y. Hodgdon; etc. Ex Michael Spurlock library.