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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 18, May 4, 2008, Article 13

STACK'S MINOT SALE FEATURES NUMISMATIC ART

The upcoming May 21-22 2008 Stack's sale of the Minot collection
includes some interesting art related to numismatics.  Lot
3033 is an original drazwing submitted by artist Charles
Schlecht for the 1896 Educational Series $2 bill.  Lots 3138
and 3139 at Trompe L'oeil paintings incorporating numismatic
themes.  Lot 3139 is an importance Otis Kaye work titled "Otis
Kaye's Coin Collection.

"Otis Kaye (1885-1974), was born in Neemah, Michigan. He
produced relatively few paintings previous to 1929, but then
suddenly became far more prolific. Kaye was one of the countless
victims of the Great Stock Market Crash, losing his family's
entire fortune consisting of over $150,000. He began painting
pictures of money, and his paintings reflect Kaye's deep
feelings of anger and loss.

"At a time when wealthy coin collectors were keeping their
numismatic treasures in ornate, stained and varnished wooden
'cabinets,' Otis Kaye's 'Coin Collection' is shown residing
in a battered wooden kitchen cabinet, protected by a lock that
might easily be opened with a skeleton key. Most of the coins
are well circulated, having been pulled from everyday pocket
change. The name of Kaye's collection isn't set in gold leaf.
Instead, the title has been typed on to a tattered scrap of
paper, and thumb-tacked into place. Kaye's frustration is
further echoed by the scrap of paper pasted to the bottom of
the cabinet which states 'MONEY COSTS.' "

 To view Stack's Minot Sale lot 3033, see:
 Stack's Minot Sale lot 3033

 To view Stack's Minot Sale lot 3038, see:
 Stack's Minot Sale lot 3038

 To view Stack's Minot Sale lot 3039, see:
 Stack's Minot Sale lot 3039

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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