The W.H. Hunter Sale with Reprint Plates

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The W.H. Hunter Sale with Reprint Plates
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Chapman, S.H. THE COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL COINS AND MEDALS RELATING TO AMERICAN HISTORY, THE DOMINION OF CANADA, AND AWARDS TO INDIAN CHIEFS AND BRITISH REGAL AND WAR MEDALS FORMED BY W.H. HUNTER, ESQ., TORONTO. Philadelphia: S.T. Freeman & Co., Auctioneers, Dec. 9-10, 1920. 4to, original gilt-printed white paper covers. 92 pages; 856 lots. Spine only a little worn; near fine. [with] SET OF 9 VERY HIGH-QUALITY REPRINT PLATES. Fine. A scarce catalogue even in its unplated edition, here with a set of very well-produced reprint plates. Copies with original plates are genuine rarities and run mid-four figures. Unlike some rare catalogues, however, the Hunter sale remains of the highest importance for its content. John W. Adams rated the sale an A+, overall: “Superb historic collection, definitive for early war medals, Indian peace medals and Canadian.” The plates are of remarkable beauty and clarity and are among the best produced by the Chapmans, and the reprint plates present in this copy (produced by Warren Baker) are among the very best Chapman reprint plates. Largely devoted to depicting a wide variety of Canadian historical medals, the last four plates also illustrate American medals, British medals, and a few English coins. Bowman page 18: “Mr. Hunter was a barrister in Toronto. His collection ... included such rarities as 53 Indian Chief medals, a gold Beaver Club medal, 7 Louisbourg medals, 2 Oswego medals, 2 Canada Subdued medals, 2 Montreal Taken medals, 2 Upper Canada Preserved medals, 81 war medals, 4 jetons, wheat sheaf, a side view, Northwest, Molson, set Hudson’s Bay, Lauzon, 2 bridge tokens and many others.”