SPINK USA | Spink have hit the
ground running this January 2017 with a host of auctions taking
place around the world and featuring the finest quality material!
Whether you're in Hong Kong, New York or London, Spink has
something for you. New York will see three auctions taking place
during the International Numismatic Convention, however there will
also be another of their famous Numismatic Collector's Series Sale
to round the entire event off with. The sale features a fine array
of coins, paper money, medals and militaria sure to pique the
connoisseur and the discerning collector's tastes.
From amongst the weighty section of
historical and world coins shines lot: 54. An English James II
(1685-1688) two guineas from 1687. A stunning piece sure to set the
room furiously bidding.
Lot 54, estimated: $7,000 -
There is also an exceptionally
beautiful 3 taler of the German State Brunswick-Luneburg-Celle.
Designed by Christian Ludwig (1648-1665).
Lot 37, estimated: $2,500 -
There is also a very large and fine
selection of Victorian pennies, of which lot 85 is a beautiful
Lot 85, estimated: $1,000 -
From amongst the medals and
militaria is a fantastic amount of foreign orders that are visually
very stunning, and also historically important to the military
history enthusiast. This portion of the sale also boasts a hefty
part of the John Lagioia Collection of Italian Orders and
decorations. Of particular note from this collection is lot 556. A
gold Italian Medal of Military Valour for actions in World War II.
Awarded to: SANTANGELO ANTONIO SICILIA - LUILIO 1943. A fantastic
collector's piece which we are sure will set the room, phones and
internet furiously bidding.
Lot 556, estimated: $450 - 550
The paper money section boasts a
spectacular piece of American numismatic collectibles history: a
Kansas Territory, Leavenworth City from the Office of Russell,
Majors & Waddell $50 (lot 839). The corresponding bankers,
noted at the bottom are Smoot, Russell and Company. Printed by
Francis & Loutrel 45 Maiden Lane, New York. Almost
Uncirculated, and perhaps a Proof. Interestingly, Russell, Majors,
and Waddell organized the Central Overland California & Pikes
Peak Express (known as the Pony Express) in order to demonstrate
that mail could be carried year round using the Central Route to
California. Once they proved the feasibility of this route they
were sure that government subsidies would be forthcoming. The Pony
Express proved to be an efficient mail service, but it did not turn
a profit. The company grossed $90,141, but that hardly even covered
the cost of the horses. While this note had been rumoured to exist,
no other examples are known to the numismatic community. Neither
John Ford nor Eric Newman ever managed to acquire one. This may be
your only chance to add this wonderful piece of Western history to
your collection, so bid accordingly.
Lot 839, estimated: $5,000 -
These items and many many more will
be available in this auction. For more information, please contact
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