Surpasses Pre-Sale Estimate of $258,150-348,250
Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for the Fall 2015 Auction
We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Evaluation or Your Coins, Bank Notes and Postage Stamps
Doyle New York’s auction of Coins, Bank Notes and Postage Stamps on April 28, 2015 featured a wide selection of United States and World material from a number of prominent collections and estates. The auction surpassed its estimates, demonstrating the strength of the current market.
With competitive bidding from buyers in the salesroom, on the telephones, and on the Internet, the sale totaled $378,039, surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $258,150-348,250, with 79% sold by lot and an exceptionally strong 98% sold by value.
The Hutter Collection of United States Material and Lincoln Ephemera
Highlighting the sale was a wonderful collection of United States material from the family of Elizabeth C. Hutter, who was a prominent figure of the Civil War era.
A United States 1888 Proof Set of Seven Coins, all with mirror like surfaces, beautiful toning and luster, sold for $14,400, tripling its estimate of $3,000-5,000. A Magnificent Proof-Like United States 1892 Type Set of Six Coins, comprising $1 Morgan, 50 Cent Barber, 25 Cent Barber, 10 Cent Barber, 5 Cent Liberty Nickel, 1 Cent Indian, all beautiful colors, mirror surfaces, PF, achieved $9,000, far surpassing its estimate of $3,000-5,000.
Lincoln memorabilia featured a fascinating group of items associated with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, including 'a feather from Lincoln's pillow', 'a piece of fabric' and 'a portion of crepe hung on the front door of the house' with accompanying ephemera, F/VF, soared past its estimate of $300-500 to achieve $8,750. A November 1864 handwritten personal note from President Lincoln to Secretary of War refering to Mrs. Hutter sold for $8,750, many times its estimate of $1,500-2,000.
A wonderful group of United States Fractional Currency, comprising of approximately eighty-nine pieces, in various conditions from Good to Uncirculated with the majority being Fine to Very Fine, sold for $8,125, far exceeding its estimate of $1,000-1,500.
Postage Stamps From Other Collections and Estates
Postage stamps in the sale featured a United States stamp collection in a National Stamp Album 1896 Edition with issues ranging from 1847 thorugh 1900 and featuring a complete Mint Hinged set of the 1893 Columbians and complete Mint Hinged set of the Trans Mississippi issues, G/VF. Estimated at $2,500-3,000, the lot sold for a strong $11,250. A collection of United States 1847 to 1978 Postage Stamps, VG/VF, fetched $9,375, well over its estimate of $3,000-4,000.
A British Commonwealth Stamp Collection offered issues from 1840 to about 1953 in a linen hinged Frank Godden album, F/VF, achieved $10,000, doubling its low estimate of $5,000-6,500.
All prices include the Buyer's Premium.
NEXT COINS, BANK NOTES & POSTAGE STAMPS AUCTION: Fall 2015
Doyle New York's next auction of Coins, Bank Notes and Postage Stamps is scheduled for Fall 2015. Consignments are currently being accepted. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.
For information, please call Norman Scrivener at212-427-4141, ext. 260, or email [email protected]