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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 27, July 2, 2006, Article 35

ISLE OF MAN COIN COLLECTION TO BE SOLD

Dick Johnson forwarded this article last week - sorry for the
delay.  If anyone is familiar with the results of the sale, or
could comment on the sale catalogue, please let us know.

"One of the most famous collections of Manx coins is set to go
under the hammer and it could fetch almost 50,000. The collection
of coins, tokens and vouchers was gathered by former hotelier
Hilary Guard over 15 years.

It was sold in the mid-1980s and has been in a private collection
in the Island ever since. However, London auction house Spinks has
confirmed the 189-piece collection  still known as the Hilary F.
Guard collection  will go under the hammer next Thursday.

'I think he was one of only two people interested in collecting
Manx coins in the 1960s and he became rather obsessed with it.'

Charles said his father's favourite was a Murray penny, which
was a 'particular prize because it was extremely rare'.

Hilary finished collecting in 1978, when he and wife Nan retired
from a career in tourism that had seen them take the helm of the
Grasmere and Hydro hotels in Douglas."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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