Baldwin's Auctions 70-72 - Post-Sale Highlights Baldwin’s put on a spectacularly diverse event during the Coinex season. Three days of auctions were packed full of interesting collections and single items from around the world and included an afte
The Don Kabel Collection – Lots 263 – 450
The Scott Goddard Collection – Lots 451 – 600
British 18th Century Tokens – Lots 601 – 738
53 registered bidders bought 191 (30.37%) of the lots online.
Baldwin’s put on a spectacularly diverse event during the Coinex season. Three days of auctions were packed full of interesting collections and single items from around the world and included an afternoon Token auction.
Bidders flew in from around the word to attend the auction, and in particular the Indian and Islamic sections. They competed with some fierce bidding from clients participating over the internet and lot 1628, an 1893 Bhavnagar Competition Medal, saw the power of live bidding as an online bidder from Europe competed with an Indian room bidder, pushing the hammer price to more than double the estimate. Lot 366, an Edward III, Gold Noble, was the standout piece of the British section, selling for £14,160 against a pre-sale estimate of £7,000 – 9,000. It was given a punchy estimate but strong bidding on the book saw it open at £6,500 with internets bidders then bidding against each other until it achieved its outstanding selling price. A selection of banknotes (a fast expanding area for Baldwin’s) produced some good results as did a small selection of Order, Decorations and Medals. Lot 593, a 1779 Death of Captain Cook commemorative medal achieved a fantastic hammer price of £8,260 showing that, across the board, bidders were paying over the odds to buy the most interesting and rare items. The Yashoda Singh collection of Indian coins sold for more than twice its pre-sale estimate and contained lot 1012, a Samudragupta, Gold Dinar which achieved a truly staggering £24,780 against its estimate of £400-500. The results from the Indian and Islamic sections combined compounded Baldwin’s dominance in this area.