Commemorative Medals, Numismatic Books (24 June 2009) - Auction Report

Gross Total: £51,430 (£61,716 including buyers’ premium)
Number of lots 386
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.64 and €1.17

Principal Lots
Lot no.

2037 Porto Bello Taken, 1739, a silver medal, £3,100 (£3,720)
2077 City of London, Lord Mayor and Sherriff’s Committee, 1829, engraved silver-gilt badge, £3,000 (£3,600)
2143 Products of New South Wales Exhibited at the Exposition Universelle, 1855, a silver medal, £1,400 (£1,680)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the catalogue descriptions
Lot no.
2005 Revised estimate £200-250
2017 Revised estimate £150-180
2021 Revised estimate £70-90
2022 Revised estimate £150-200
2032 Revised estimate £200-250
2050 Revised estimate £200-250
2065 Revised estimate £90-120
2075 Revised estimate £90-120
2079 Revised estimate £90-120
2090 The first item is a silver medal of the Commun na Feinne Society, Geelong, Australia and the obverse type shows a Highlander and an Aborigine. The archery brooches are not in the lot; 6 pieces in total
2096 Revised estimate £250-300
2101 The metal is not gold; estimate £20-30
2108 Revised estimate £90-120
2110 Revised estimate £200-250
2149 Revised estimate £90-120
2154 Revised estimate £500-600
2170 Revised estimate £140-180
2180 Revised estimate £400-450
2184 Revised estimate £180-220
2185 Revised estimate £120-150
2187 Revised estimate £120-150
2188 Revised estimate £90-120
2195 4 pieces in the lot, as described
2213 Revised estimate £150-200
2215 Revised estimate £180-220
2216 3 pieces in the lot, as described
2230 Revised estimate £150-200
2234 The medallist is F. de Vernon
2242 The correct description of the reverse is: wreath, named (Docteur R. Gessain)
2281 Revised estimate £150-200
2286 This is a 1967 restrike
2304 The medal is plated bronze; estimate £20-30
2337 Revised estimate £140-180
2340 Revised estimate £90-120
2341 Revised estimate £140-180
2348 Revised estimate £120-150
2352 Revised estimate £180-220
2358 Revised estimate £90-120
2362 Revised estimate £90-120
2365 Revised estimate £90-120
2366 Revised estimate £70-90
2377 Provenance: D.R. Cooper Collection, and illustrated on the front cover of his book, The Art and Craft of Coinmaking
2392 The condition is very fine

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
2068, 2156, 2165, 2166, 2183, 2307, 2318, 2334, 2335, 2345, 2346 and 2347.