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John Ford's Plated Simpson Sale

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:2,750.00 USD Estimated At:4,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD
John Ford's Plated Simpson Sale
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2,750.00USDto r*****n+ (495.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Jan 10 @ 14:30UTC-5 : EST/CDT
A buyer’s premium of 18% will be added to the cost of all lots purchased by absentee bidders. The premium is reduced to 15% for floor bidders. See shipping info and full terms.
Chapman, S.H. THE COLLECTION OF CENTS AND HALF CENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, INCLUDING COINS OF THE STATES, WASHINGTON CENTS, GOLD, PAPER MONEY AND NUMISMATIC BOOKS OF MR. F.G. SIMPSON, WALLINGFORD, CONN. AND SEVERAL CONSIGNMENTS OF FOREIGN SILVER. Philadelphia: Davis & Harvey, Auctioneers, June 9, 1924. 8vo, original gilt-printed white paper cover. 23, (1) pages; 498 lots; 1 very fine photographic plate depicting early large cents. Original printed prices realized list tipped in. Slightly dusty covers; still fine. Ex libris John J. Ford, Jr. Very rare. The Simpson collection was the prelude to the fabled Alvord sale of half cents, held later on the same day. In the foreword to the Simpson catalogue, Chapman notes: "A plate of the Cents has been made and with the five plates of the Alvord Collection will (with price list to be sent after the sale) be sold for $2.50." Though the Alvord sale with plates is also quite rare it is not in the same category as a plated Simpson -- the nexus was somehow broken. Perhaps the diminutive supply of plated Alvords emanates from Chapman's unsold stock and the corresponding plated Simpsons somehow became separated and have not survived. Ex Kolbe Sale 93, lot 352. Ex Dave Steine library.