NEWFOUNDLAND McAUSLANE TOKEN APPEARANCES
Darryl Atchison writes: "Recently while reading Hoare Auction
sale no. 72 (Jan. 2002), I noticed that they had a notation
referring to nine auction appearances of this exceptionally rare
token. I have accounted for six of these, as follows:
1) Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge - Murdoch collection - July 1903
2) Lyman Low - Frank Benson Sherman collection - July 1904
3) Wayte Raymond - W.W.C. Wilson collection - Nov. 1925
4) Max Mehl - William Forrester Dunham collection - June 1941
5) New Netherlands et al - A.N.A. sale -Aug. 1952
6) Jeffrey Hoare Auctions - sale no. 72 - Jan. 2002
The cataloguer of the Hoare sale states that other
appearances in the Nov. 1926 and Nov. 1927 W.W.C.
Wilson sales also by Wayte Raymond. Also they refer to
a [P.M.] Wickham collection sold in 1947 but they do not
mention the auction house which ran the sale.
Could our readers please check their copies of the
Raymond sales for Nov. 26, Nov. 27, and also May
1928 to verify if specimens of this token were indeed in
those sales? It seems incredible that Wilson could have
had as many as 50% of the suspected population of these
Also, if anyone has information on the Wickham sale I would
be pleased to hear from them.
Just to be absolutely sure of ourselves, I am talking about
Breton 956 which is the McAuslane token from Newfoundland
and not the McAusland token which is from Prince Edward
Island. Thank you, once again for your assistance."
Wayne Homren, Editor
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