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Unrestricted public coin auction : classical coins from the cabinet of J. Pierpont Morgan; Italian gold coins from the Ovazza collection; H.D. Gibbs, silver dollars of the world; A.M. Tracey Woodward, Chinese gold and silver ... [04/24/1952]

Auction Summary

Scheduled for 04/24-26/1952, Hotel Waldorf Astoria, Park Ave, New York.

Classical coins from the cabinet of J. PIERPONT MORGAN Part II. as Consigned by Wayte Raymond; Italian gold coins from the OVAZZA COLLECTION as consigned by A.L. Schrijver; The H.D. GIBBS COLLECTION Part II. Silver Dollars of the World; United States and Foreign Coins from the Estate of BURDETTE G. JOHNSON. St. Louis, MO.; Chinese Gold and Silver from the Late A.M. TRACEY WOODWARD of Shanghai; The DELMAR DUPLICATES of Tangier, Morocco; and many other consignments.

64 pp., 1495 lots, XXIX plates.

Note on title page “The auctioneers wish to draw your attention to the important fact that this is a sale without reserve and the auctioneer’s books are open for inspection following the sale. Out-of-town buyers may request Photostats of any page, assuring them also of a completely unrestricted public auction.”

The first 456 lots are the Howard Gibbs (and others) section of “Silver Dollars of the World” with only a few Spain and Spanish–American coins. The April 26-28, 1951 Schulman sale offered 895 lots of Spain and Spanish–American coins from the Howard Gibbs Collection. Each specimen of the Ovazza Collection, lots 1348-1466, are plated on XXII-XXVII & XXIX.

The remaining lots were broad selection of ancients to modern world-wide.

A separate catalog was issued for lots 1495A-1954 sold same day (April 26, 1952). The Collection "Marques de LL…" Spanish and North, Central and South America Colonial Coins.  [Auction description courtesy of Herman Blanton.]

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