Peter Preston-Morley of Dix Noonan Webb forwarded this note on the result of the firm's recent sale of numismatic literature.
The auction of the David Griffiths reference library of British token literature, staged by Dix Noonan Webb on October 6th, was a success, the 301 lots bringing an equivalent total of US $116,015 including buyers' premium. There were 29 different buyers, mostly from the UK.
Principal lots were:
4215 Thomas Sharp, A Catalogue of Provincial Copper Coins, Tokens…described from the originals in the collection of Sir George Chetwynd, 1834, ex libris Boyne, Cutting, Davis, Waters, Eklund and Gibbs, $7,450
4290 Christopher Williams, A Descriptive List of the Provincial Copper Coins, 1795, ex libris Sarah Banks and Royal Mint Library, $4,000
4191 Charles Pye, A Representation of Provincial Copper Tokens, 1916, printer's proof, ex libris Waters, Hudson and Craige, $3,800
4205 Richard Samuel, Articles and Notes from The Bazaar, Exchange and Mart, 1880-9, ex libris Jacobs and Jan, $3,450
4192 Charles Pye, A Representation of Provincial Copper Tokens, 1916, ex libris Jan, $3,050
4214 Thomas Sharp, A Catalogue of Provincial Copper Coins, Tokens…described from the originals in the collection of Sir George Chetwynd, 1834, uncorrected proof copy, ex libris Koorlander, $3,050.
For more information, see:
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
DIX NOONAN WEB TO OFFER GRIFFITHS BRITISH TRADE TOKEN BOOKS OCTOBER 6, 2010
Wayne Homren, Editor
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