The LaRiviere Sales, Annotated by Hodder for Ford

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The LaRiviere Sales, Annotated by Hodder for Ford
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Bowers and Merena Galleries. THE LINDESMITH & LARIVIERE COLLECTIONS. Baltimore, Nov. 11-13, 1999. 296 pages; illustrated, including 7 color plates. [with] THE CABINET OF LUCIEN M. LARIVIERE, PART II. Baltimore, Mar. 15-17, 2001. 331, (1) pages; illustrated, including 8 color plates. [with] THE CABINET OF LUCIEN M. LARIVIERE, PART III. New York, May 21, 2001. 208 pages; illustrated, including 7 color plates. Three catalogues. All 4to, original pictorial card covers. Annotated in the LaRiviere medal sections (see comments). Fine. Mike Hodder's specially annotated copies of these hugely important sales, prepared for John J. Ford. While the annotations in Parts I (mostly LaRiviere's Washingtonia) and III are limited to opening and closing prices with bidder numbers and occasional initials, the annotations are far more substantive in Part II (the most important of the three sales), with Hodder providing commentary on the medals themselves, giving opinions regarding restrikes, grading, coloration, scratches, rim nicks, and so forth, in addition to providing opening and closing prices and bidder numbers. The annotations to Part II are dated April 11, 2001 and those of Part III May 29, 2001 ("Annotated for John J. Ford, Jr. by his friend, Michael Hodder"). The LaRiviere sales were profoundly significant offerings of Betts medals and did much to establish the modern market for them prior to the Ford sales. It was the first medal collection to bring over $1 million at public auction and the descriptions, written by John Pack (Washingtonia) and John Kraljevich (Betts), were detailed and meticulous. Hodder's annotations, while occasionally debatable, are of considerable interest to the specialist.