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The Chubbuck Sale, with Plates

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:300.00 - 300.00 USD
The Chubbuck Sale, with Plates
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Haseltine, John W. CATALOGUE OF A VERY LARGE AND VALUABLE COLLECTION OF GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER COINS AND MEDALS, COMPRISING THE CABINETS OF S.W. CHUBBUCK, OF UTICA, N.Y., AND OTHERS. Philadelphia, Feb. 25-28, 1873. 8vo, original printed wraps. 127, (1) pages; 2896 lots; 5 fine photographic plates, mounted on very thick card stock as issued. Obviously a combination of two copies, with the wraps and first plate being from an untrimmed copy and the rest from a trimmed copy removed from a previous binding. The plates, smaller than their backing pages, are not affected by the trimming. A good candidate for binding. Very good or so. Very scarce with plates. Adams A: "Washington Funeral Medal in gold. NE shilling. 1823 and 1827 25¢." Adams page 48: "The only real rarity of the (Haseltine) series is a plated Chubbuck, of which fifty copies were made." Haseltine and Attinelli, for whatever reasons, are uncharacteristically silent about this important collection and the collector who formed it. The first plate depicts rare American silver coins; the second comprises illustrations of coins of the Far East; the third features large cents 1793-1832; the fourth depicts European and Latin American medals and two ancient coins; and the fifth illustrates three large European medals and a silver Libertas Americana medal. It is the only sale in the entire Haseltine series issued with plates, though two were prepared for the 1883 Harold P. Newlin sale that subsequently were employed in the Newlin monograph on half dimes, published later in the same year. It is regrettable that Haseltine did not issue plates for his famous 1881 "Type Table" sale though one can understand the economic logic of not doing so. All the more tragic is the lack of plates in Haseltine's other truly great auction sale: the 1883 Sylvester S. Crosby collection of American colonial coins.