Coins, Bank Notes & Postage StampsMon, May 01, 2017 at 2pm EDT |
Sale of Coins, Bank Notes & Postage Stamps on May 1, 2017
Featuring Four N.Y. Islanders Stanley Cup Champions Rings
Doyle’s auction on Monday, May 1, 2017 offers a wide selection of American and World coins, bank notes and postage stamps, including proof sets and many rarities.
N.Y. Islanders Stanley Cup Champions Rings
In 1983, the New York Islanders became the only U.S. National Hockey League team to win four consecutive Stanley Cup Championships since 1927, eclipsed only by the Montreal Canadiens, and placing them seventh in the line of great dynasties. During the 1980 through 1983 seasons, they won 19 consecutive playoff series wins, an unparalleled feat in the annals of professional sports. The four Champions rings will be offered individually (est. range $3,000-9,000 each).
United States ‘Large Cents’ as they are known were first issued in 1793, and production was continued until 1857. A rare 1856 example exhibits a slanting 5 variety. Due to the metal contents these issues did not survive well, and so this example in a Mint State 65 Red Brown shade is an unqualified exception (est. $3,000-3,500).
The B.F. Miles of Peoria encased 5-cent stamp of 1861, of which there is an estimated 11 known, was developed as a means of commerce shortly after the beginning of the Civil War. The sale offers a Very Rare example of this issue. Now thanks to an eagle-eyed woman who literally saved it from the trash we now have a new discovery (est. $4,000-6,000).
Running from 1958 through 1963, Project Mercury was the first manned space project of the United States. A full sheet of the 4cent Mercury commemorative stamp issued in 1962 is autographed by six of the original seven “The Right Stuff” Mercury astronauts, including the last surviving member, John Glenn, Jr., who died on December 8, 2016 (est. $1,000-1,500).
Dating to China’s Ming dynasty, a large-scale early note measures approx. 8 3/4 x 13 1/4 inches and was was issued between 1368-1375. The 1 Kuan of the Hung Wu era, it is perhaps one of the few remaining notes available that were produced before production was suspended around 1450. It is in excellent condition despite its unwieldy size, age and fragility (est. $1,500-2,000).
Currency of the Confederacy is a reminder of a turbulent chapter in our nation’s history. While most of the notes were lost or destroyed, it appears that many of the pieces in a group to be offered were from caches of notes discovered after the Civil War and turned over to the Department of the Treasury, as is indicated by an accompanying letter (est. $800-1,200).