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Does anyone have experience with this auction house? They’d appear to be located in Badajoz Spain. They seem to be auctioning a run of Bolivian republic Coinage from the Glenn Murray collection, which I’m interested in. Any info about any of it is appreciated. Online provides virtually zero information, so I assume this isn’t an online auction.

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  • ELuisELuis Posts: 763 ✭✭✭✭

    A quick search on the net, seems that he does more of his stuff via facebook, also the address on the website leads to a house in a residential subdivision, about that auction they have as "Proximamente" aka "Soon" and no more.

    HTH

  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,276 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Seems like a bizarre choice if the collection is halfway decent.

  • SimonWSimonW Posts: 560 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pruebas said:
    Seems like a bizarre choice if the collection is halfway decent.

    That’s what I thought. It’s odd me that an American (I assume) collector is auctioning off a Bolivian republic collection in Badajoz. No market there for this stuff. The market is pretty small anyway, except for the highest grades or ultra-rarities.

    It may be in conjunction with the money show/convention that’s going on in DR that he’s been advertising, that’s the only thing that would make sense. I’ve seen a couple pieces shown on FB, I’d like to see more. If it’s a pretty robust collection I’d like to be involved.

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  • realeswatcherrealeswatcher Posts: 338 ✭✭✭

    Glenn Murray is based in Spain and is a numismatic presence there... believe he's involved with the "Friends of the Segovia Mint" or something similarly named.

    Not sure what his current status is but some Googling should provide some contact info... maybe try getting in touch directly.

  • WCCWCC Posts: 2,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SimonW said:

    @pruebas said:
    Seems like a bizarre choice if the collection is halfway decent.

    That’s what I thought. It’s odd me that an American (I assume) collector is auctioning off a Bolivian republic collection in Badajoz. No market there for this stuff. The market is pretty small anyway, except for the highest grades or ultra-rarities.

    More for gold Bolivar portrait coinage and 8 Soles. Back in 2006, Jeff Rubenstein (Latin specialist dealer at the time) told me he only knew of four "serious" Bolivian collectors, but that may have been for the decimal coinage I collect (1864-1909) as the message exchange wasn't specific.

    There are several decimals I'd like to buy (depending upon price) but I've seldom or never seen it.

    Seen the 1893 Boliviano twice, 1877 Boliviano once, and 1887 Boliviano never. Never seen the 1882, 1887, and 1889 50C. Not sure all of these coins actually ever existed. MANTIS (ANS) lists the 1887 50C and Boliviano (ex-Norweb I think) but no images when I last checked.

    I'd also like to buy a high quality 1866 1/5B. It's a relatively common coin in (very) low grades but never heard of a nice one. I own the Lissner 1865 1/5B (NGC AU-55) and it's the only nice one I've seen, though ANS lists multiple which are presumably nice. It's a common coin in low grades.
    PCGS lists an 1878 MS-64 2C. 1864 2C is rare or at least very hard to buy. Only decent one I've seen is the Whittier XF-45 sold by Heritage in 2006. Some European auction (Calico I think) had one nice measured by wear, but it had a bad planchet flaw or similar defect.

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