Here's the press release for this month's auction sale by Bill Rosenblum. Great variety of material - be sure to browse the
online catalog. -Editor
William M. Rosenblum’s much anticipated annual summer auction catalog is now open. One of the world’s most prominent foreign and ancient
numismatists, Rosenblum’s catalog 46A features a selection of rare and seldom offered Ancients, World, Israeli, Paper Money as well as
literature. Now open for bidding, the auction closes Monday, July 11th at 9PM MT. Collectors, dealers and interested parties can visit
http://rosenblumcoins.com/46a to see the offerings.
This is Rosenblum’s third mail auction catalog coined “The Philadelphia Collection.” A majority of the items belonged to a Philly
businessman and numismatic aficionado, whose portfolios of rarities were collected over the last 40 years.
PART ONE: WORLDWIDE MATERIAL
Ancients - The Ancient section includes a choice EF slabbed Athenian Owl, a scarce Judaea Capta sestertius variety, a nice Paduan
Type Nerva Fisci Ivdaici sestertius, and some NGC slabbed mint state coins, among others.
World - The World section contains a very nice selection of medals from around the world including neat Austrian, British and US
medals. There are numerous examples of metallic (and plastic) WWII internment camp tokens some of which he has never been offered.
Mexico is well represented with four different 4 reales of Carlos and Johanna, a 1776 dated 8 Reale plus numerous other rarities, many
of which have been certified. The Palestine section, while small, has a rare Zichron Yakov Piastre token, a mint state 1933 100 Mil silver
coin and numerous other high grade coins.
Throughout this section bidders will also find crowns, minors, tokens and medals from Latin America and Europe as well as some extremely
rare, and in most cases, high grade items from Egypt, Liberia, Mombasa, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal and Sierra Leone. There is also a nice
run of United States medals including a huge plaster cast of Louis Brandeis, a few ANS issues (including one by Brenner) and an ANA exhibit
award medal given to the famed Aaron
Israeli - Numerous rare coins seldom offered are among the Israeli coin section, led by a 50 Pruta 1954 with an inverted reverse
which Rosenblum has never seen before. The section also includes an exceedingly rare 1960 Eight-Grain 1 Agora pattern, two rare 1 Agora
proofs from the early 1960s, six different 1949 proof striking from the ICI mint archives, and a 1952 10 Pruta in Proof.
Paper Money - Among Rosenblum’s finest in years, the paper money section contains numerous WWII internment camps, concentration
camps, DP camps and POW camp rarities from places such as Camp Hay in Australia, Buchenwald, Langenwerke, Mittelbau (5 different pieces),
Neuengamme, Kenya, Lithuania (4 different lots), Herzogenbusch, the Netherlands occupation of Germany, New Caledonia and the Warsaw Ghetto.
A number of the notes have been slabbed as well.
Literature - Nine lots of numismatic literature, some never offered before by Rosenblum, and others that are vital books and
auction catalogs that collectors at any level can refer to almost daily.
PART TWO: JUDAIC AND HOLY LAND RELATED MATERIAL
Auction 46A’s medallic Judaica offerings include: two David and Goliath jetons, a rare silver Korn Jude medal of Christian Wermuth and
three very unusual and scarce “False Shekel” types one of which is silver. The section also includes numerous synagogue medals from the old
and new worlds, a medal of Rabbi Henri Loeb, a scarce 1933 medal advertising a Nazi visit to Palestine, and an exceedingly rare 1967
Paratroops Brigade medal.
The paper section includes a letter from Alfred Dreyfus to the widow of Emile Zola and a number of WWI era emergency issues used as the
Ottoman Empire was disintegrating.
About A full time professional numismatist since 1973, Rosenblum deals in all aspects of ancient, medieval and modern coins,
tokens, medals and paper money of the world. A specialist in all aspects of Israel, Palestine and Jewish related numismatic material
ancient to modern, he has written, researched and bought and sold Holocaust related material for over four decades. A frequent speaker on
coins and banknotes, as well as a past instructor at the American Numismatic Association’s Summer Seminar teaching a course entitled
“Numismatics of the Holy Land from Ancient to Modern Times” Rosenblum is often called upon by museums, lawyers, banks and insurance
companies for attesting to market values and authenticity of coins. He was chosen twice to appraise the famous Kagan Maremba collection of
Israel and Palestine coins.
Rosenblum is a member of more than a dozen numismatic organizations and clubs, including the ANA, the ANS and the International
Association of Professional Numismatists, a group consisting of only 120 members world-wide. He has published over 250 auction catalogs and
fixed price lists over the plus-40 years, selling numerous “name” collections including all or part of those of Morty Zerder, Morris Bram,
Saul Sugar, George Fisher, Bill Spengler, David Donald, Mark Bir, Guido Kisch, Bob Schonwalter and of course “Mr. Philadelphia”. For more
information, visit http://rosenblumcoins.com/.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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