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Chapman, Henry. CATALOGUE OF THE CELEBRATED COLLECTION OF UNITED STATES AND FOREIGN COINS OF THE LATE MATTHEW ADAMS STICKNEY, ESQ, SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS. COMPRISING ONE OF THE GREATEST COLLECTIONS EVER SOLD IN THIS COUNTRY. UNIQUE COLONIAL AND STATE COINS, BRASHER’S 1787 NEW YORK DOUBLOON, 1815 HALF EAGLE, AND AN ORIGINAL 1804 DOLLAR. Philadelphia, June 25–29, 1907. 4to, original white cloth and gilt-printed paper boards; two gilt-printed spine labels. ix, (1), 222, (10) pages; 3026 lots; fine engraved frontispiece portrait of Stickney; 20 very fine photographic plates; prices realized list bound in. Binding worn at extremities, with small crack to rear board. Very good, with better interior. A nice example of this monumental sale catalogue, with speckle-free impressions of the plates. The sale was Henry Chapman’s first major solo production after the breakup of the partnership with brother Samuel Hudson the preceding year. While still graced by the magnificent photographic plates executed by his sibling, Henry catalogued the entire collection. The first three plates depict choice colonials; one plate illustrates Washingtonia; two plates depict rare patterns and a few historical medals; two plates illustrate United States gold coins; two plates depict silver dollars and two more illustrate the remaining silver series and Canadian and other rarities, mainly foreign; three plates depict the choice large cents, Canadian tokens and a few colonial rarities; one plate is devoted to half cents; two plates depict pioneer gold coins, an ancient Greek coin, English and European coins and several choice lower denomination United States gold coins; and one plate illustrates a silver Libertas Americana medal and choice European silver coins and medals. Chapman notes in the preface: “To prepare this catalogue has been a labor of love, as I am greatly interested in our pursuit and expect to devote my life to it.” True to his word, Henry Chapman conducted nearly fifty sales over the following quarter century, including famous collections such as Jenks, Earle, Zabriskie, Parsons, Bement and Jackman, among others. Many would argue, however, that he never sold a finer collection of American coins than the amazing Stickney holdings. Adams terms it a “Famous early collection, perhaps the best. Replete with history and great rarities in all metals.” Truly it is a magnificent collection, featuring colonials, pioneer gold, patterns Washingtonia and United States coins in all metals. Clain-Stefanelli 12078 and 12430. Davis 197.