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Notable collections in specialized fields

BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,821 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 5, 2023 6:17AM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

Per @KingOfMorganDollar request, here is the start of a list of some of the notable collections which are known to collectors in the specific fields of interest. Im focused in Latin American and Spanish Colonial for my collection so that is where this list is focused. Please add on for your collecting area.

Collections known to many US collectors
Clapp/Eliasberg - World gold
Norweb - Mexican, Chilean, Colombian, Brazilian, Central America
Virgil Brand - Everything
John Jay Pittman - Americas
Eric Newman - Bit of everything
FCC Boyd - Sold in the 1975 ANA sale. Lot of everything.
John Story Jenks - Chapman sale. Big world coin collection
Garrett Family - Sold in three sales by Leu
Irving Goodman - Latin American, Russian
Jasha Heifetz - Bit of everything. Nice Latin American
Amon Carter - Nice group of world coins in the 1984 Stacks sale
Farouk - Everything
Waldo Newcomer - Everything sold by Morgenthau in 1935

Latin American / Spanish Focused
Emilio Carles Tolra - 1936 gold collection from Barcelona documented in a two part book
Jose Toribio Medina - Prolific Chilean author who used his collection in his works. Chilean and Colonial America. Many old enough to be in the public domain.Emilio Ortiz - Mexico UBS Sale
Fonrobert - Amazing collection which populated Ulex/Peltzer and likely Brand and others. Sold by Adolph Well 1878. Still the documented reference on proclamation medals.
Ernesto Sellschop - Peru UBS sale "Coins of Peru"
Ulex - German collector who bought heavily from Fonrobert. Sold by Adolph Hess in 1908.
Oscar Salbach - Great collection sold by Schulman in 1911
Peltzer - Glendining 1927 -https://archive.org/details/catalogueofpeltz00glen
Archer Huntington - Spanish Colonial
Guttag - Type set of Latin coins
Howdy Herz - Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay - 1984 ANA
Pablo Gerber - Mexico
Caballero de las Indies - Aureo & Calico sale of amazing Spanish gold
Don Canaparo - Collector/dealer. Collection partial sold in a Ars Numismatica sale
Gabriel Calbeto de Grau - Collection shown in his landmark book
Ray Johnson - Freeman Craig sales in 1981-1983. Many from Calbeto
Lissner - 2014 sale of one of the best type collections ever covering everything
Millennia - 2008 Goldberg sale of world type
Clyde Hubbard - Mexico
Alexander Patterson - Pillar coinage and countermarks
Thomas Faistauer - Henry Christensen sale of Spanish Colonial collection
Mortimer Hammel - World gold
Paul Karon - Great type
Richard Stuart - Preeminent Central American collection
Pat Johnston - Recent Stacks sale, heavy in 4R's
Lazaro - Royal coinage
Viceroy Amat - Chilean
Sigfried von Schuckmann - Two Renaissance sales of Colonial issue. Some major rarities.

There is a start...

Comments

  • SimonWSimonW Posts: 563 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 5, 2023 10:39AM

    I would one from many of these collections. Really want a Stuart coin.

    I'm BACK!!! Used to be Billet7 on the old forum.

  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,185 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Richard Stuart?
    DOn't forget Norweb's fabulous Great Britain collection in 4 volumes sold by Spink.

    Love that Milled British (1830-1960)
    Well, just Love coins, period.
  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,821 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 5, 2023 10:51AM

    @7Jaguars said:
    Richard Stuart?
    DOn't forget Norweb's fabulous Great Britain collection in 4 volumes sold by Spink.

    Norweb had a great Canadian collection, Scottish communion tokens and just about everything in between. I only focused on Latin American/Spanish Colonials as I mentioned in the upfront. If you want to build out the Great Britain have at it.

  • SimonWSimonW Posts: 563 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @7Jaguars said:
    Richard Stuart?
    DOn't forget Norweb's fabulous Great Britain collection in 4 volumes sold by Spink.

    Ha! I blame autocorrect 🫣. Fixed it!!!

    I'm BACK!!! Used to be Billet7 on the old forum.

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,599 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is great thank you very much for taking the time to provide such a list much appreciated!!!

    Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • JohnnyCacheJohnnyCache Posts: 1,656 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks Brian for compiling that list.
    Also a Big LOL for the bolded text
    Gabriel Calbeto de Grau - Collection shown in his landmark book

  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,278 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JohnnyCache said:
    Thanks Brian for compiling that list.
    Also a Big LOL for the bolded text
    Gabriel Calbeto de Grau - Collection shown in his landmark book

    I could be wrong, but I don't think the plated coins were his. They belonged to a variety of collectors and he just used the best ones as plates for the book.

  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pruebas said:

    @JohnnyCache said:
    Thanks Brian for compiling that list.
    Also a Big LOL for the bolded text
    Gabriel Calbeto de Grau - Collection shown in his landmark book

    I could be wrong, but I don't think the plated coins were his. They belonged to a variety of collectors and he just used the best ones as plates for the book.

    That is true, many arent. He notes the sources helpfully. For the ones he owns, she notes where he purchased them.

    For the Calbeto plate coin I own, the 1764-G 8R, it was his and he noted buying it in a 1952 German sale.

  • WCCWCC Posts: 2,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ortiz is pretty good Latin collection.

  • savoyspecialsavoyspecial Posts: 7,266 ✭✭✭✭

    unless I missed it, would liked to have seen James Ten Eyck on there

    www.brunkauctions.com

  • ClioClio Posts: 480 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hyman Montagu is a pretty famous UK collector I've heard mentioned a lot. I really wish I knew more important UK collectors but I'm not sure a good place to learn. Only UK collector I have a pedigree for is Richard Terner who did seem to have some nice coins. I also mentioned in your other thread about Archbishop Sharp who seems to have had a nice collection.

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  • ExbritExbrit Posts: 1,233 ✭✭✭✭

    Many famous UK collectors - there is a pretty good list floating around here someplace.

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