Auction 127 Highlights
Welcome to Sale 127 In this sale we have on offer a range of collectables covering movie memorabilia, politics, jewellery, rare world coins and other interesting ephemera. The World Coins include a well-matched seven coin Canadian 1911-12 Specimen Set. The 1911 Bronze Five Cent is in a desirable ‘Red holder’ while the Gold $5 is a particularly fine example graded PCGS SP66. There are also rare proofs from Greece, Cyprus, New Zealand as well as two prestigious Great Britain Copper proofs from the prestigious Boulton Family Collection. In the 1790s Matthew Boulton partnered with George Watt, credited with inventing the first viable steam train, to develop steam-operated coining presses at the Soho Mint in Birmingham. The famous ‘Cartwheel’ pennies which formed part of Australia’s early ‘Proclamation’ coinage were struck in 1797 on these presses. The coin on offer is the rarer ’11 leaves’ variety which is graded NGC PF66 BN and is the finest known of this variety. It is certainly a highlight of the sale. A late inclusion is a small collection of intimate photos of actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Names like W.C. Fields, Mae West, Gary Cooper, Robert Taylor, Edward G. Robinson and Charles Laughton probably mean very little to the younger generations who see more merit in plotless movies full of superheroes, explosions and aliens but there still remains a place for the past stars of drama, timeless comedy and class acting somewhere on Netflix. We hope you find something to entertain you in our Sale.