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The E-Sylum: Volume 18, Number 37, September 13, 2015, Article 32

SELECTIONS FROM THE RICHARD COOPER COLLECTION SALE

Here are a few items that caught my eye in the catalogue of the Richard Cooper sale from Geoff Bell auctions. -Editor

Lot 118: Br. 525. Banque du Peuple Sideview Penny, 1839.

1839 Bank of Montreal side view token obverse 1839 Bank of Montreal side view token reverse

Br. 525. Banque du Peuple Sideview Penny, 1839. - Courteau 39. CH LC- 11C. 18.56 grams. Choice AU, and in my opinion at least as good as the specimen described as Unc. in the Ford Sale which netted $25,850. U.S.

To read the complete lot description, see:
(http://auctions.gbellauctions.com/Br-525-Banque-du-Peuple-Sideview-Penny-1839_i23266507)

Lot 300: R. F. Killaly Counterstamp

R. F. Killaly Counterstamp obverse R. F. Killaly Counterstamp reverse

R. F. KILLALY/HARDWARE/CANNINGTON. - The mark is within a circle on obv. of an 1855 U.S. quarter dollar (Brunk K-166 lists four marks on U.S. dimes; no quarter dollar is listed). According to Brunk's communicant, Hank Theole, Killaly was located in directories from 1875 to 1882. The Bradstreet Report for 1889 also lists the merchant in Port Hope, but a check of a 1900-1901 directory does not list Killaly. The mark appears to be one that was perhaps used to stamp hardware products.

Unusual shape and format for a counterstamp. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Canadian Countermarks - R. F. KILLALY/HARDWARE/CANNINGTON. (http://auctions.gbellauctions.com/Canadian-Countermarks-R-F-KILLALY-HARDWARE-CANNINGTON_i23266689)

Lot 429: Mayoralty of the City of London, 700th Anniversary Medal

Mayoralty of the City of London 700th Anniversary Medal obverse Mayoralty of the City of London 700th Anniversary Medal reverse

Foreign Medals - Mayoralty of the City of London, 700th Anniversary 1889 - Obv. Busts of Richard I 1189 and Victoria 1889 To Commemorate The 700th Anniversary of the Mayorality of the City of London; Rev. Londinia seated received symbols of Mayoralty from St. Michael, with St. Paul's and the Tower in the background, Eimer 1752, BHM 3377, 81mm by A. Kirkwood, Unc.

Wow - a beautiful piece, with a miniature of St. George slaying the dragon. Nice. I don't have a copy of the Eimer book. Can anyone tell us more about it? Who was the engraver? -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Foreign Medals - Mayoralty of the City of London, 700th Anniversary 1889 (http://auctions.gbellauctions.com/Foreign-Medals-Mayoralty-of-the-City-of-London-700th-Anniversary-1889_i23266822)

For more information, see:
www.gbellauctions.com



Wayne Homren, Editor

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