Extremely Rare & Visually Appealing Mammoth 1863 Numismatic Broadside: The First Cincinnati Coin Auc

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Extremely Rare & Visually Appealing Mammoth 1863 Numismatic Broadside: The First Cincinnati Coin Auc
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Hubbard, S.G. [auctioneer]. GREAT SALE OF OLD COINS, TOKENS AND COIN CASE, AT AUCTION! (Cincinnati), March 18, (1863). Broadside [78.5 by 63 cm / 31 by 24 inches], professionally framed [frame dimensions are 88.5 by 70.5 cm / 35 by 28 inches]. 682 lots. Printed label adding year inserted at base. Most of the fold marks and separations noticed in earlier cataloguing of this item were addressed when it was professionally framed. Near fine with minor restoration. Ex Harry W. Bass, Jr. library (Kolbe Bass Part Four sale, lot 331); later sold in Kolbe’s 100th sale as lot 322. Attinelli page 28 (Adams R-7). Not in the 1994-95 Champa library sales, the 1971 Fuld library sales nor, to our knowledge, any catalogue in the modern era until two examples turned up in the Harry W. Bass, Jr. library. The first was sold in Bass Part Two (June 5, 1999, lot 341). This comparable copy graced the stair entryway to Harry W. Bass, Jr.’s superb numismatic library adjoining his home in Dallas (the frame has been replaced) and was sold in the fourth Bass library sale. Beyond these two examples, we know of only one other, the copy permanently impounded in the American Numismatic Society Library. Nearly 300 lots of "the finest, rarest and more desirable bronze and copper tokens of England, struck during the last decade of the 18th century" were featured in the sale, which was among the very first in this country to feature Conder tokens. Beyond a handful of ancient and foreign coins and tokens, the remainder of the sale is devoted American numismatic items, including political medalets, colonials, large cents and half cents, store cards and tokens, several coin sale catalogues, etc. Perhaps the ultimate wall decoration for the historically inclined American coin collector or numismatic bibliophile. Ex Stephen Epstein library.