The Late Robinson S. Brown Jr Collection

Date of Auction: 5th October 2011

Sold for £350

Estimate: £150 - £200

Norfolk, Norwich, John Harvey, Halfpence, 1792 (10), lion’s tail with tuft (5), harvey edge (4), 11.52g/12h (DH 38), 11.10g/12h (DH 38 bis, and Davisson Addenda p.xvii, this piece), 11.33g/12h (DH 39), 10.06g/12h (DH 40), edge plain, 11.88g/12h (DH 38a); lion with plain tail (3), all harvey edge, 11.84g/6h (DH 42), 11.03g/6h (DH 43), 11.86g/6h (DH – [43 obv./41 rev.]; shield emblazoned (2), both harvey edge, 10.98g/6h (DH 44), 9.63g/6h (DH 45) [10]. DH 39 and 45 extremely fine with original colour, DH 43/41 mule good fine, DH 38 bis about very fine but with small edge flaw, both very rare, others very fine and better, an excellent group of this issuer £150-200

Footnote

Provenance: DH 38 bt M.Z. Gerson June 1979; DH 38a J.R. Farnell Collection, Part II, Sotheby Parke Bernet Auction (New York), 26 May 1982, lot 3 (part), bt J.A. Bobbe July 1982; DH 38 bis bt R. Gladdle September 2001; DH 39 bt M.Z. Gerson July 1978; DH 40 bt R. Gladdle September 1994; DH 42 bt J.A. Bobbe September 1996; DH 43 bt T. Madigan February 1993; DH 43/41 mule bt J.A. Bobbe March 2001; DH 44 bt R. Gladdle July 1996; *DH 45 J.A. Bobbe Collection [from J.D. King January 1981], bt J.A.B. March 1987.

DH 38 bis is in reality a late die-state of the reverse of DH 38, not a true variant