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The 1911 Baldwin Sale, with Plates

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:275.00 USD Estimated At:400.00 - 400.00 USD
The 1911 Baldwin Sale, with Plates
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This item SOLD at 2015 Jan 10 @ 14:26UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Chapman, Henry. CATALOGUE OF THE MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF EUROPEAN SILVER COINS, GOLD COINS, MEDALS, ETC. THE PROPERTY OF C.A. BALDWIN, ESQ. COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO. Philadelphia, April 20-21, 1911. 4to, original white cloth and boards. v, (1), 147, (1) pages; 1371 lots plus 1 unnumbered; 8 photographic plates. Prices realized list bound in. Very few signs of wear; near fine. A remarkably clean copy of an outstanding sale of European silver coins and medals, important for crowns and thalers. Chapman notes in the preface: "The splendid array which this distinguished collector has brought together is described in the following pages. First, those of the Holy Roman Empire; second, Empires; then Kingdoms, and so on through the Archbishops, Bishops, Princely Houses, Cities, etc., the arrangement of the catalogue by Adolph Hess, of the great Reimann Collection, being followed and to which reference is made under R., and the number therein where the coin may be found. For many years Mr. Baldwin has sought the finest examples he could find of the coins he was interested in, and even though he had a specimen it was discarded if a finer one was procurable, hence the coins here offered are of a grade above those usually seen, especially in this country and even rarely abroad... There are eight (8) plates of the rarest coins, instead of six (6) as advertised, no extra charge being made." The first seven plates mainly depict superb European crowns, and the final plate is largely devoted to choice historical medals. Adams 15 (A for Germany, France and general European). Clain-Stefanelli 7954. Davis 201. Ex Charles M. Wormser / New Netherlands Coin Company library. Ex Kolbe & Fanning Sale 120, lot 408. Ex Dave Steine library.