King of Siam Proof Set Color Photographic Negatives

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King of Siam Proof Set Color Photographic Negatives
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(Merkin, Lester). ORIGINAL COLOR PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVES DEPICTING KING OF SIAM PROOF SET AS RECEIVED ON CONSIGNMENT FROM DAVID SPINK. (New York, c. 1979). Two large size [12.5 by 10 cm] color photographic negatives, one depicting the obverses of the nine coins as displayed the set, and the other showing the exterior of the set’s case. Housed in envelope inscribed, “Original photos of Siam set when consigned to L.M. by D. Spink.” As new. David Spink purchased the King of Siam proof set in the 1950s and retained it until the late 1970s, with Lester Merkin selling the set to Elvin Unterman on consignment for Spink in August 1979. These photographs were apparently prepared for Merkin’s use and were preserved by him and gifted to the current owner.