New York: March 20–23, 1918. Small 4to, later red cloth, gilt; original printed light brown front card cover bound in. 125, (3) pages; 2704 lots; 8 superb photographic plates. Near fine. Item #5838
Adams 154. A well-preserved copy of a rare plated Elder sale. According to M.H. Bolender, the political tokens and medals were owned by David Proskey (see Bolender Sale 155, lot 1672). Adams A: “Definitive for political tokens. Decent cents. Near complete half cent varieties. Extensive Jewish ancients. Gem 1804 half cent. Canadian communion tokens. Sheets of continental notes.” Edgar Adams’s magnificent photographic plates seem to almost have a three-dimensional quality. The first plate depicts large cents, half cents, and a few tokens; the second plate illustrates political medals and tokens, two ancient Jewish coins, and several choice American coins; the next four plates depict political medals and tokens, with a few choice large cents on the sixth plate; and the last two plates also illustrate large cents, along with some foreign pieces and a 1787 Fugio restrike in silver. A rare and important catalogue with exceptional plates. Davis 362. Ex Kolbe Sale 38 (lot 165); Bob Vail Library.