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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 1, January 2, 2000, Article 9

DESERT STORM SALE POSTPONEMENT  

   Alan Luedeking adds: "It was interesting to note that the 
   Canceled Sale quiz responses consisted exclusively of U.S. 
   sales, in keeping (unfortunately) with the general focus of The 
   E-Sylum and The Asylum.  Nevertheless, at the risk of boring 
   our 250-strong membership, here's my 2-cents' worth:  

   Postponed due to the commencement of Desert Storm, Swiss 
   Bank Corporation's Sale #27 of the tremendous Emilio Ortiz 
   collection, originally scheduled for Jan 24, 1991, in Basel, 
   canceled and later held on Sept. 17, 1991 in Zurich. This sale 
   featured (among many other stupendous rarities) the "Rincon 8" 
   which graces in gilt the cover of the Guttag catalog, (and which 
   was also the highlight of Sellschopp's collection - Swiss Bank 
   #20, where auction fever over this coin ended a lifelong 
   friendship and set a price record.)  An example of the original 
   (unadulterated) catalog, and the later much rarer edition (with 
   its new date sticker covering the old date) recently sold in 
   Kolbe's sale 79 (lots 622 & 623). Of interest is Kolbe's 
   footnote to lot 623, mentioning the "...Lars Emil Bruun collection 
   of  Swedish coins [whose] first component, featuring medieval 
   coins, was sold in May 1914, but the eruption of World War I 
   prevented the second part of the sale, scheduled for October 26 
   & 27, 1914, from taking place."  Seems George already had 
   your contest in mind long before it started!" 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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