New York: Anderson Galleries, November 16–18, 1925. Crown 4to, original printed card covers. Frontispiece; 92, (2) pages; 1260 lots; text illustrations; 2 halftone plates, one of them double. Original prices realized list laid in. Near fine. [with] [Raymond, Wayte]. REPRINT PLATES OF THE FRANCO-AMERICAN JETONS IN THE FIRST W.W.C. WILSON SALE. Two fine 8 by 10 inch photographic reproductions of the original photographic prints used to make the two halftone plates found in most copies of the 1925 Wilson sale catalogue. Fine. Item #5732
Adams 9 (rated A+ overall, and for early medals, U.S. medals and Canada in particular). Raymond attempted to summarize the collection in his foreword: “It is not possible in the brief space allowed in an auction catalogue to enlarge upon the historical significance most of these coins and medals have, however present day Canadian collectors will no doubt be appreciative of the opportunity to acquire rarities seldom offered. Nor did Mr. Wilson neglect the coins and medals issued in the United States and in the early Colonial days, as many of the rarest items in the collection are much sought after examples of numismatic Americana. The series of Indian Peace Medals, presented by French and English Kings and the Presidents of the United States, is one of the most important ever held in a private collection. Few of these have survived and they have an historic interest, of a personal nature, representing the efforts of the early colonists and the later pioneers in the West to placate the natives of a new country.” The reprint plates of the jetons were made for John J. Ford, Jr., who owned the original photographic prints from which were prepared the halftone plates depicting 36 obverses of Franco-American jetons found in most copies of the Wilson sale.