first sale of Russian coins that was catalogued by Edward working as a consultant to Christie’s and it sold for £2,000. It is quite incredible to see this coin being sold 30 years later for US$210,600 in The New York Sale.
A large number of Russian Orders and medals completed the evenings proceedings. A selection of medals from the Mooromsky collection produced impressive results; notable amongst them were lots 2010, an Order of St. Vladimir, 2nd Class, Civil Division, sold for US$38,025 against an estimate of US$20,000, and 2034, an Order of St. Stanislaus complete 1st Class set. Civil Division Cross with full length ribbon and case of issue which sold for US$25,740 against an estimate of US$15,000. Complementing this collection were a number of orders from other properties including lot 2001, a beautiful example of an Order of the White Eagle Neck badge which achieved US$46,800 against its US$30,000 estimate.
The final section of the 2-day sale consisted of a section of Orders of the Soviet Republics and Orders and Badges of the USSR. Both produced some good results but highlights of the section were lot 2104, a Documented Group of Lieutenant Colonel Lutkevich P.O., estimate US$85,000, which sold for US$117,000 and lot 2174, a Moldova Autonomous Republic Peoples’ Commissariat of Justice badge, estimate: US$15,000, sold for US$25,740.
Seth Freeman of Baldwin’s commented after the auction, ‘We are absolutely delighted at the outstanding success of our 2-day sale here in New York. The results speak for themselves and the high prices achieved further cements Baldwin’s standing at the forefront of the global numismatic community.’
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96 ANCIENT GREEK COINS. IONIA. PHOCAEA. Stater, electrum, about 580 B.C. EL 16.50 g. Head of a griffin r., tongue protruding from open jaws, knob on forehead. Rev. Four-part incuse square. Bodenstedt, 104, Em 1. Cf. TRITON, New York sale VI (2003), 360 (this obv. die). Of the greatest rarity, probably the 3rd specimen known. A highly important masterpiece of early Greek coinage. High relief. Good very fine
Before the appearence of the stater in TRITON, the only known specimen of this issue was the one published first by E. S. G. Robinson, ANS-Centennial Publication (1958), 589, 7 and pl. 39, and owned by such famous collectors as Wéfer (Paris), Ch. Gillet (cf. catalog Kunstfreund / Bank Leu AG, Zurich - Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel sale Mai 28 , 2), S. Weintraub and N. Bunker Hunt (cf. Sotheby`s, New York - The Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection I, sale June 19 ,