In response to questions from Henry Scott Goodman about his firm's recent Goetz die sale, last week, Michael Peplinski of Heritage Auctions wrote:
Actually, the dies were purchased from the Goetz family many years ago, but were recently consigned to our sale by their owner."
Goodman still has some questions about the dies, and copied The E-Sylum on additional correspondence. I'll publish his primary points here, but readers wishing more details can follow the provided link for more discussion. Thanks to both Heritage and Goodman for their E-Sylum contributions on this matter.
Henry Scott Goodman writes:
To be most accurate, the clarification should read, "Actually, the dies were sold by the Goetz family many years ago, but were recently consigned to our sale by their most recent/current owner." This material has been owned by at least four entities since it was sold by the Goetz family. I am trying to convey to Goetz collectors that these lots have essentially no provenance from their creation dates 90-100 years ago until today. With the exception of a general sales date sometime in the early 1970's by Guido Goetz to a dealer, we know nothing more.
For a full discussion the Goetz die provenance, see post #17:
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: AUGUST 25, 2013 : A Note on the Goetz Dies
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