Michael J. Sullivan writes:
Our bibliophilic community may be interested in the follow numismatic literature lot sold by Stack's Bowers in Chicago. For those not familiar with the sale, the B52 Collection (2 parts) was an outstanding collection of the finest banknote company engraving material, essay and proof notes, and engraving images on banknotes categorized by theme. I was a participant in the sale, securing a number of choice and rare items for my banknote company art collection.
Below is an excerpt from the lot description.
Superbly crafted presentation volume of the two 52 Collection Sales conducted by Stack’s in 2010-2011. Made to order by Harcourt Bindery, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Quarto. 8.5 by 10.75 inches. 1.25 inches thick. Full black morocco with raised bands and compartments on spine. Alternating gilt spine ornaments with two color title compartments. Upper with 52/HAGEN on red leather, ornament, then STACK’S/2010-2100 on green leather. Cover and back gilt stamp perimeter lines. Gilt stamped cover titles: THE 52 COLLECTION/PART I: JUNE 29, 201/PART II; JANUARY 25, 2011/STACK’S.
Two catalogues bound into one volume with card covers. Prices realized list tipped in. Top pages gilt. The 52 Collection Part I: Art & Security on American Paper Currencies. June 29, 2011. 208 pages. 781 lots. The groundbreaking sale focusing on the Hagen collection of obsolete proofs and related items associated with geometric lathe patents and design. Emphasis on the Cyrus Durand patents highlighted by 97 plates from the unique archive record book created for Durand. Essay The Mechanical Artistry of Cyrus Durand center of catalogue. Other featured collections including Federal Proofs & Essays, Colonial American notes, engraver sheets, banknote company certificates, vignette proofs from Roger H. Durand, and several other consignors. Prices realized nearly $1,500,000.
To read the complete lot description, see:
Lot #5394. Colonial Notes. Stack’s The 52 Collection Parts I And II. Bound Presentation Volume In Full Morocco By Harcourt Bindery.
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