BESPALOF COLLECTION OF RUSSIAN COINS. THE MOST IMPORTANT RUSSIAN COLLECTION EVER OFFERED IN AMERICA CONSISTING OF RARE GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER COINS. PART 1: COINS FROM 1462–1801. Kende Galleries.
BESPALOF COLLECTION OF RUSSIAN COINS. THE MOST IMPORTANT RUSSIAN COLLECTION EVER OFFERED IN AMERICA CONSISTING OF RARE GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER COINS. PART 1: COINS FROM 1462–1801.

BESPALOF COLLECTION OF RUSSIAN COINS. THE MOST IMPORTANT RUSSIAN COLLECTION EVER OFFERED IN AMERICA CONSISTING OF RARE GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER COINS. PART 1: COINS FROM 1462–1801.

New York: Gimbel Brothers, March 18, 1944. 8vo, original printed card covers. 17 pages; 225 lots; 5 plates of coins. Hand-priced in pencil, with some coded annotations. Very good. Item #6373

An important sale of Russian coins that is usually encountered in poor condition when a copy can be found at all. Apparently a sales room copy, featuring bids entered in code as well as the prices realized. A similar copy sold in our sale of the Quentin Archer Library for $750 plus the premium. Very scarce, especially priced. According to an article in the Spring 1988 issue of the Journal of the Russian Numismatic Society, a second offering from the collection was sold privately. Reportedly, Henry Grunthal catalogued the sale in a 24-hour period. Wartime conditions limited European participation, and the sale was dominated by Howard Gibbs, Edward Gans, O.P. Eklund and the American Numismatic Society. Clain-Stefanelli 11212.

Price: $500.00