New York: Feb. 15, 1975. 4to, original pictorial card covers. (3)–134 pages, including 34 plates; 1079 lots. Covers scuffed. Near fine. [with] Pine Tree Auction Company. THE ALTMAN-HAFFNER SALE. INCLUDING THE COLONIAL COLLECTIONS OF MAJOR GENERAL KENNETH STILES (RET.) AND THOMAS FITZGERALD AND SELECTIONS OF PLATE COINS FROM CALBETO’S 8 REAL COMPENDIUM. New York, April 28–30, 1975. 4to, original pictorial card covers. 189, (3) pages including 72 pages of plates; 1869 lots. Fine. Item #5009
The 1975 EAC sale is an important catalogue, featuring Q. David Bowers’s collection of Connecticut coppers, one of the finest ever formed. Catalogued primarily by Walter Breen, this has become an essential reference. Clain-Stefanelli 12380. The Altman-Haffner sale includes very important pillars of Potosí, Nueva Reino and Santiago, in addition to a very significant collection of North American colonial currency. Two important catalogues for colonial specialists.