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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 23, June 4, 2006, Article 12

THE FORD COLLECTION: THE AMERICANA SALE OF THE CENTURY

Regarding Alan Weinberg's commentary on the most recent Stack's
sale of the John Ford collection, George Fuld writes: "Alan's
comments were most enlightening.  I had the privilege of cataloging
Ford's tokens and medals.  I cataloged over 5,000 pieces (or lots).
So far, the only parts sold have been the Hard Times Tokens and
the struck copies.  His merchant tokens are amazing and his
political medals and tokens are probably the best ever sold.
The four Nova Constellatio patterns remain to be sold.  It is
easy to picture seven more sales!!  This is truly the Americana
sale of the century."

Tom DeLorey slyly writes: "Which one will contain the
Western Assay Bars?"

Bob Lyall writes: "I think it should be put on record that
John Ford's first sale (to my knowledge) was his West Indian
coins (plus some world countermarked coins) which were sold
in London by Glendining on 16th October 1989 and expertly
catalogued by Peter Mitchell of Baldwins.

The evening after the sale, Baldwins invited buyers to a dinner
party at Rules Restaurant just off the Strand in London, which
was a quite delightful evening in the oldest restaurant in London.
Indeed, Rules has another reason for fame.  The Prince of Wales,
later Edward VII, entertained Lily Langtree there frequently.
Again, for the record, those collectors of plugged and countermarked
"joes" might like to know there were some 34 West Indian and North
American pieces in this sale."

[Ford consigned important material to various sales throughout
his lifetime, but I think the Glendining sale was the first
where he was identified by name as a consignor.  Has anyone
compiled a listing of earlier consignments of Ford material?
-Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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