When:
November 7, 2013 @ 10:00 AM – November 8, 2013 @ 10:30 PM
Where:
Baltimore Convention center
One West Pratt Street Baltimore
MD 21201
Contact:
Stacks BowersEvent website
Categories:
Stacks Bowers November 2013 Baltimore Auction @ Baltimore Convention center

Session #2 – The November 2013 Baltimore Auction. Session 2. Lots 1001-1758. Starts 5:00 PM, Thursday, November 7 5:00 PM ET.

Lots in Session: 1001-1758 / 758 lots Pre-Bidding Ends: 10/7/2013 1:00:00 PM
Live Floor and Internet Bidding Begins: 10/7/2013 2:00:00 PM
*All dates and times are in PT

Session #A – The November 2013 Baltimore Auction – Session A. Lots 20,001 – 20,811. Ancient Coins and World Coins. Starts Thursday, November 7th, 2013 9:00 AM ET. Sale #181. Room 302.

Ancient Coins Lots 20,001-20,113
World Coins Lots 20,114-20,811

Lots in Session: 20001-20811 / 811 lots
Pre-Bidding Ends: 11/7/2013 5:00:00 AM
Live Floor and Internet Bidding Begins: 11/7/2013 6:00:00 AM
*All dates and times are in PT
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Session #3 – The November 2013 Baltimore Auction – Session 3. Lots 2001-2222. Starts Thursday, November 7 6:00 PM ET.

Lots in Session: 2197-2198 / 2 lots Pre-Bidding Ends: 11/7/2013 2:00:00 PM
Live Floor and Internet Bidding Begins: 11/7/2013 3:00:00 PM
*All dates and times are in PT

Session #B – The November 2013 Baltimore Auction – Session B. Lots 21,001 – 21,544. World Coins and Orders & Decorations. Starts Friday, November 8th, 2013 9:00 AM ET. Sale #181. Room 302.

World Coins Lots 21,001-21,501
Orders & Decorations Lots 21,502-21,544

Lots in Session: 21001-21544 / 544 lots
Pre-Bidding Ends: 11/8/2013 5:00:00 AM
Live Floor and Internet Bidding Begins: 11/8/2013 6:00:00 AM
*All dates and times are in PT
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Session #4 – The November 2013 Baltimore Auction. Session 4. Lots 3001-3984. Starts November 8 10:00 AM.

Lots in Session: 3001-3894 / 894 lots Pre-Bidding Ends: 11/8/2013 6:00:00 AM
Live Floor and Internet Bidding Begins: 11/8/2013 7:00:00 AM
*All dates and times are in PT

Session #C – The November 2013 Baltimore Auction – Session C. Lots 22,001 – 22,229. World Paper Money. Starts Friday, November 8th, 2013 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SESSION B. Sale #181. Room 302.

World Paper Money Lots 22,001 – 22,229

Lots in Session: 22001-22229 / 229 lots
Pre-Bidding Ends: 11/8/2013 9:00:00 AM
Live Floor and Internet Bidding Begins: 11/8/2013 1:00:00 PM
*All dates and times are in PT
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Session #5 – The November 2013 Baltimore Auction – Session 5. Lots 4000. C4. Starts Friday, November 8, 6:00 PM ET.

Lots in Session: 4001-4018 / 18 lots

IRVINE, Calif. — The magnificent collection of Massachusetts silver coins assembled by David M. Sundman will cross the block in a sale conducted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in cooperation with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4) in Baltimore. This sale will be held in conjunction with the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo at the Convention Center, November 4–10, 2013. During the Expo, the annual C4 meeting will take place with special presentations, camaraderie, and more, making this a focal point for specialists.

Formed over a period of years by David M. Sundman, president of Littleton Coin Company, the offering consists of 18 different varieties of Massachusetts silver coins, commencing with the famous undated NE coinage of 1652, continuing through the incredibly rare Willow Tree coins, then the Oak Tree designs, concluding with the Pine Tree issues. These were produced at the provincial mint in Boston from 1652 through the early 1680s, although all bear the date 1652, the time of authorization, except for the 1662-dated silver twopence, the only coin of that denomination.

Each coin was hand-selected for quality, rarity, and its ability to definitively represent its type. The highlights include a famed NE shilling plated in Sydney Noe’s still-standard 1943 monograph The New England and Oak Tree Coinage of Massachusetts, variety Noe 1-A, with a long provenance to Virgil Brand, Henry Chapman’s 1912 Sterling P. Groves sale, Waldo Newcomer, Carl Wurtzbach, F.C.C. Boyd, and John J. Ford, Jr. The piece also serves as the plate coin in Christopher Salmon’s The Silver Coins of Massachusetts and Q. David Bowers’ Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins.

Also having a superb pedigree, one of the longest known of any American coin, is the Sundman 1652 Willow Tree shilling, which was plated in the American Numismatical Manual by Montroville W. Dickeson, 1859. It also graced the collections of Jeremiah Colburn, Charles I. Bushnell, Lorin Parmelee, John Mills, George Earle, George Parsons, Waldo Newcomer, and F.C.C. Boyd. With its 150-year-old pedigree chain and impressive quality, it is no surprise that the Sundman Willow Tree has been plated in nearly every reference ever published on Massachusetts silver.

Several varieties of Oak Tree and Pine Tree coinage are represented, including all fractional denominations, each in top-shelf quality.

The collection will be presented in Showcase Auction style, with detailed descriptions, historical information, superb photographs, and pedigrees of all items. The provenance of many can be traced back for generations, often deep into the 19th century. Included will be the crème de la crème rarities from the unique collection of John J. Ford, Jr.

“We expect that this catalog and presentation will be definitive for years to come for enthusiasts in the colonial and early American series,” noted Brian Kendrella, president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries.