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The E-Sylum: Volume 20, Number 39, September 24, 2017, Article 13

ADOLPH EMIL CAHN (1839-1918)

John Lupia submitted the following information from the online draft of his book of numismatic biographies for this week's installment of his series. Thanks! As always, this is an excerpt with the full article and bibliography available online. This week's subject is German dealer Adolph E. Cahn. -Editor

Adolph Cahn NUM Apr 1911 149 Adolph Emil Cahn (1839-1918), was born on the 26 May, 1839, the son of Isaak and Martha Seligmann Cahn. He married Bertha Baer, the daughter of Leopold Joseph Baer and Helena Toeplitz Baer on April 28, 1871 at Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany. They had three children Anna Hedwig Cahn, Ludwig Theodor Cahn, and Julius Alfred Cahn. He established the coin dealer house of Adolph E. Cahn in 1874. By 1890 he was established at Niedenau 55, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

After his death on June 5, 1918 the business was succeeded by his son Ludwig Theodor Cahn (1877-1924), and his wife Johanna (1881-1963). After the death of Ludwig his brother Julius Alfred Cahn (1872-1935) managed the business along with his sister Emmy Cahn (1882-1969), and two employees : Hartmann and Arthur König (1883-1973).

During the strife in Germany during WWII, especially the pogrom against the Jewish people the grandsons of Adolph Emil Cahn, Herbert Adolph Cahn (1915-), and Erich Bernhard Cahn (1913-1993) were forced to migrate to Switzerland and there in 1933 they established Münzhandlung Basel AG. In 1942, the firm was renamed as Münzen und Medaillen AG Basel.

CAHN, ADOLPH E. stamped cover

The firm of Adolph E. Cahn during the period of Julius Alfred Cahn's management correspondence with Henry Chapman, Jr., postmarked 4 August 1926, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, franked with Scott #331 5 pfennige green, Mi #342 50 pfennige red.

To read the complete article, see:
CAHN, ADOLPH EMIL (https://sites.google.com/a/numismaticmall.com/www/numismaticmall-com/cahn-adolph-erich)

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The entire inventory of the Lupia Numismatic Library is for sale. Since neither the Chapman Family Correspondence Archive as a whole nor that of Hiram Edmond Deats could find an institutional or private buyer they shall, unfortunately, be broken up into parcels and sold from the NumismaticMall.com.

Every item in the Deats and Chapman Archives will be sold to anyone bidding a fair market price. Individual items will be available before the remaining archives are broken up into parcels sold at philatelic auctions in the U. S. and Hong Kong.

Check NumismaticMall.com frequently as dozens of new items with estimates will be posted daily beginning August 21, 2017 until everything is sold lock stock and barrel. Many treasures and surprises will be found, so keep looking.

All inquiries will be given prompt and courteous attention. Write to: john@numismaticmall.com .

2017-09-24 UPDATE: John Lupia reports that

The first small shipment from the Chapman Archive has been sent to a European buyer.

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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