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 New York coin dealer
Max Heilbronner. -Editor
Max Heilbronner (1848-1906), was born in, Germany, son of Abraham and Sarah Heilbronner, Jewish workers in the garment industry that came to America in
He began dealing in coins about the same time as Lyman Haynes Low. The two dealers may have known one another for the remainder of Heilbronner's life
since he consigned materials to him in 1905 to sell at the final H. G. Brown sale.
Heilbronner correspondence with the Chapman Brothers postmarked December 30, 1881. "Gentlemen At what price can you sell to me a 1846 1/2 dime. Yours,
M. Heilbronner" Samuel Hudson Chapman seems to have received the mail that day and upon reading this card inscribed Hen visible in the space below
Gentlemen referring of course to his brother Henry to take care of this U. S. half dime business since he managed foreign and ancient materials.
He is listed as a coin dealer in the 1884 New York City Directory, 310 West 4th Street, New York.
On June 30, 1889, he married Lena Meyer.
In 1889, he appears to be working in the New York garment industry at 50 8th Avenue as a worker of trimmings.
In 1897, he is listed as a dealer of fancy goods 79 Avenue B, this was a common job title given to curiosity shop owners, as well as stamp and coin dealers.
He remained at this address until 1902.
On April 19, 1905, Lyman Haynes Low sold the last part of the H. G. Brown collection and a few others including Heilbronner.
He died in November 1906 and was buried on the 4th in the Maimonides Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.
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