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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 27, July 2, 2006, Article 22

CATALOGUE OF COUNT FERRARI'S BELGIAN HOLDINGS

Richard Margolis writes: "Concerning the numismatic collections of
the legendary Count Ferrari, I was fortunate in acquiring a nice
copy about a year and a half ago (from Douglas Saville; who else?)
of Ferrari's great modern Belgian holdings. In my experience this
fixed price offering comes on the market much less frequently than
the famous "Nobleman" auction sale of his extraordinary British
and Colonial collection.

Douglas' description of this volume reads, "[FERRARI DE LA RENOTIERE,
Count] Monnaies du Royaume de Belgique 1831-1914. Provenant des
Collections de Feu Mr. Ferrari de la Renotiere. Vente a Prix marques
Chez Louis Ciani, Paris, no date (1920s). Quarto, pp. 30; 1000 items
listed. 8 fine phototype plates. Finely bound in green polished
morocco-backed cloth, raised bands.gilt. Scarce.".

Louis Ciani was one of the leading Paris dealers in the 1920s and
1930s, from his 54 rue Taitbout address, running many auction sales,
both on his own and in collaboration with the Jules Florange firm
(the latter subsequently run by the late, lamented Mme. Nadia Kapamadji,
who usually had such fine things in her stock to tempt visiting
dealers and collectors).

Incidentally, there is an attractive silver portrait medal of the
moneybags who financed Ferrari's fabulous acquisitions, his mother,
the Duchess of Galliera.  I have two examples in stock, but if
anyone would like details it will have to wait until I regain
access to my stock later this summer."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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