RCNA Sale Ottawa

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We are thrilled to have been awarded the RCNA auction, the second of our “triplet” sales for 2016. Ottawa is full of history and we have attempted to make this offering an historic event to suit the venue. There are numismatic treasures not seen for generations and you are invited to participate. We thank our many consignors who have placed their trust in us once again.


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Br 684 in both medal and coinage axis302 - Br 684 in both medal and coinage axis
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Br 684 in both medal and coinage axis - CH LC-41A1 (medal axis) EF or better, ex Wilkinson, with Breton and Courteau numbers in ink on rev. (a common
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 240.00
Sold for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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Br 684. Group of 11303 - Br 684. Group of 11
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Br 684. Group of 11 - Medal Axis (CH LC-41A1) x 7, two in VF, three F-F+, two balance VG. Coinage axis (CH LC-41A2) x4, two F+, the other two VG-F.
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Estimates : 140.00 - 180.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Br 687 and Br 688304 - Br 687 and Br 688
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Br 687 and Br 688 - CH LC-32A. ICCS AU-50, cert. NT 079 (misattributed as “Br 692” on ticket). Underrated in high grade. CH LC-31A. Copper. VF+. 2
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
 
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Br 690, “Boston Sou”.305 - Br 690, “Boston Sou”.
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Br 690, “Boston Sou”. - CH LC-44A1. Copper. EF, but light overall granularity and green deposits on reverse. This imitative piece dates much later
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 400.00
Sold for (355.00 + 71.00) x 1 = 426.00
 
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Br 690 “Boston Sou”.306 - Br 690 “Boston Sou”.
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Br 690 “Boston Sou”. - CH LC-44A2. Brass. EF, obverse flaw from last E of Commerce to rose. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collecti
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Estimates : 450.00 - 500.00
Sold for (475.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 570.00
 
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Br 690 “Boston Sou”, with peculiar grafitti307 - Br 690 “Boston Sou”, with peculiar grafitti
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Br 690 “Boston Sou”, with peculiar grafitti - CH LC-44A2. Brass. VF. Graffiti of a square carved into the obverse and a cross atop a lateral line i
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Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Br 690 Bashlow/Elder imitation on oversized flan.308 - Br 690 Bashlow/Elder imitation on oversized flan.
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Br 690 Bashlow/Elder imitation on oversized flan. - Uniface. Produced in the 1960s by Robert Bashlow of New York City, using Thomas Elder’s imitativ
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Estimates : 140.00 - 180.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Br 694: Group of 2309 - Br 694: Group of 2
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Br 694: Group of 2 - The first AU, slight discolouration, ex Loye. The other EF, and probably a much later strike, suggested by apparent obliterati
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Estimates : 180.00 - 220.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Br 694: Group of 19.310 - Br 694: Group of 19.
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Br 694: Group of 19. - Conditions from VG to strong VF. 19 Pcs. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 180.00 - 220.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Br 696.311 - Br 696.
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Br 696. - CH LC-29B. about EF. This variety rated R6 by Courteau, and not often encountered in such high grade, or with the obverse die flaw so advanc
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Estimates : 120.00 - 160.00
Sold for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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Br 697, 698, 700 and 701: Group of 5312 - Br 697, 698, 700 and 701: Group of 5
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Br 697, 698, 700 and 701: Group of 5 - Br 697 (CH LC-29E1) VF+ with edge knock, late die state with bisecting obv. crack; Br 698 (CH LC-30A) about VF
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimates : 180.00 - 220.00
 
 
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Br 698 and Br 699.313 - Br 698 and Br 699.
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Br 698 and Br 699. - CH LC-30A and CH LC-30B. Both EF. The 698 in particular is challenging in high grade. 2 Pcs. Note: this lot is part of The Ri
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 180.00 - 220.00
Sold for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Br 701, two pieces from different die states.314 - Br 701, two pieces from different die states.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Br 701, two pieces from different die states. - CH LC-29D. EF, “Hooked Blade” early die state; also EF+ “Short Blade”, later die state, showing aggres
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Estimates : 220.00 - 260.00
Sold for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
 
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Br 700-702. Group of 17.315 - Br 700-702. Group of 17.
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Br 700-702. Group of 17. - Br 700 (CH LC-29C) x3. Br 701 (CH LC-29D) x 1. Br 702 (CH LC-28) x 13. Grades from VG to VF, aferaging F or a touch bette
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Estimates : 200.00 - 240.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Br 703.  CH LC-30F316 - Br 703. CH LC-30F
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Br 703. CH LC-30F - VF, maybe a bit better. 6.36 grams. One of the exceptional rarities of the bouquet sous, and indeed the entire pre-Confederatio
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,000.00
Sold for (5,250.00 + 1,050.00) x 1 = 6,300.00
 
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Br 704 and 705.  Group of 3317 - Br 704 and 705. Group of 3
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Br 704 and 705. Group of 3 - Two 704, CH LC-33A1, one strong EF, the other pushing AU but with obv. planchet flaw. The 705, CH LC-33C VF+. 3 Pcs.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 180.00 - 220.00
Sold for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Br 704, group of 32.318 - Br 704, group of 32.
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Br 704, group of 32. - LC-33A1. Condition from VG to VF+, averaging F or better. Three with noted corrosion. A few cleaned. 32 Pcs. Note: this
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 280.00 - 330.00
Sold for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
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Br 705. Group of 7319 - Br 705. Group of 7
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Br 705. Group of 7 - LC-33C. Mostly F-VF. Six are unquestionably the (common) Hart Variety with a blade of grass between the two thistles to the left
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 180.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Br 707, 708, 711.  Group of 3320 - Br 707, 708, 711. Group of 3
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Br 707, 708, 711. Group of 3 - Br 707 (CH LC-35A1) EF+, ex Loye; Br 708 (CH LC-36) VF+; Br 711 (CH LC-39) EF+. 3 Pcs. Note: this lot is part of Th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 160.00 - 200.00
Sold for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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Br 707, 709, 710, 711.  Group of 4321 - Br 707, 709, 710, 711. Group of 4
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Br 707, 709, 710, 711. Group of 4 - Br 707 (CH LC-35A1) EF; Br 709 (CH LC-37) VF; Br 710 (CH LC-38A1) VF; Br 711 (CH LC-39) VF+ (offstruck rev.?).
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 160.00 - 200.00
Sold for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
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Unusual electrotype of Br 713, Co 8322 - Unusual electrotype of Br 713, Co 8
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Unusual electrotype of Br 713, Co 8 - Coinage axis. CH LC-2A1. Fine. 10.64 grams. A curious electro of Co 8. Was this a study piece of an unpubl
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 260.00 - 300.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
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Br 713, Co 9323 - Br 713, Co 9
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Br 713, Co 9 - CH LC-2A2. Unc, with trace red. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (230.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 276.00
 
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Br 713, Co 10324 - Br 713, Co 10
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Br 713, Co 10 - CH LC-2A3. Unc, with reverse striations. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
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Br 713 and Br 714.  Nice group of 4325 - Br 713 and Br 714. Nice group of 4
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Br 713 and Br 714. Nice group of 4 - Br 713, Co 8 (CH LC-2A1) VF+; Br 713, Co 9 (CH LC-2A2) aEF; Br 714, Co 3 (CH LC-3A1) EF+ with rev. stains; Br
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Br 714 “James mule”. Second recorded specimen.326 - Br 714 “James mule”. Second recorded specimen.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Br 714 “James mule”. Second recorded specimen. - Not listed in Charlton. VG+, rev. maybe a bit better. 7.82 grams. Medal axis. A pairing of the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold for (775.00 + 155.00) x 1 = 930.00
 
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Br 714, Co 5327 - Br 714, Co 5
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Br 714, Co 5 - CH LC-3A3. AU+, with trace red. Ex. David Moore (Moore Feb. 2009). Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Br 714, Co 7328 - Br 714, Co 7
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Br 714, Co 7 - CH LC-3A5. Unc. A curious strike, with weakness to the left and a raised rim irregularity (apparently not a cud) at 9 o’clock on the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 220.00 - 260.00
Sold for (240.00 + 48.00) x 1 = 288.00
 
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Br 713 and 714: Group of 35.329 - Br 713 and 714: Group of 35.
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Br 713 and 714: Group of 35. - Condition ranges from VG to VF. Includes 713.C.9 (CH LC-2A2) x17, one with a striking crack through flan; Br 713, Co.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 360.00 - 420.00
Sold for (190.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 228.00
 
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Br 715 open wreath.330 - Br 715 open wreath.
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Br 715 open wreath. - CH LC-5A1. Thomson 1A. Reeded Edge. ICCS VF-30 cert no. FM 631 (attributed on ticket as LC5A2, as the reeded open wreath was o
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 240.00 - 280.00
 
 
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Three open wreath Br 715.331 - Three open wreath Br 715.
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Three open wreath Br 715. - CH 5A1. Thomson 1A. One VF+ with minor encrustations, one a clean F+, the other at best VG. 3 Pcs. Note: this lot is
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 240.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Br 715, CH LC-5A3.332 - Br 715, CH LC-5A3.
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Br 715, CH LC-5A3. - Thomson 2A. Unc. Planchet flaw on rev. at 2 o’clock. Ex. David Moore / Moore Feb. 2009. Note: this lot is part of The Richa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 180.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Br 715, CH LC-5A6.333 - Br 715, CH LC-5A6.
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Br 715, CH LC-5A6. - Thomson 3D. VF. Plain edge. Struck out of collar, with wide rims, particularly on reverse. Ex Hoare 53 (Jun/96) L. 1114, whic
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Estimates : 400.00 - 450.00
Sold for (525.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 630.00
 
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Br 715.  A nice group of 4 Thomson varieties.334 - Br 715. A nice group of 4 Thomson varieties.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Br 715. A nice group of 4 Thomson varieties. - CH LC-5A3 and CH LC-5A5. All about EF or better. Each representing a separate grouping of varietie
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 160.00 - 200.00
Sold for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Br 715. Group of 23.335 - Br 715. Group of 23.
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Br 715. Group of 23. - Grade from VG to VF+, average F-VF. A few with holes, corrosion, etc. Thomson 2A (CH LC-5A3)x 5; Thomson 3A (CH LC-5A5) x 14;
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 220.00 - 240.00
Sold for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Br 714 and 715. Group of 6 better pieces.336 - Br 714 and 715. Group of 6 better pieces.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Br 714 and 715. Group of 6 better pieces. - One Br 714, Co5 (CH LC-3A2) VF+. Five Br 715 as follows: Thomson 2A (CH LC-5A3) x2, one EF, one VF+. Th
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Br 716.  Group of 3337 - Br 716. Group of 3
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Br 716. Group of 3 - CH LC-4A2. All VF+ or a little better. Differential rim widths on each of the three specimens. 3 Pcs. Note: this lot is p
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Br 716.  Group of 8338 - Br 716. Group of 8
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Br 716. Group of 8 - CH LC-4A2. Range from F to VF. 8 Pcs. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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Br 697, CH LC-29E2 in brass.339 - Br 697, CH LC-29E2 in brass.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Br 697, CH LC-29E2 in brass. - Fine+. 7.28 grams. XRF: 89.463% Cu, 9.896% Zn, 0.450% Pb, 0.105% Ar, 0.069% Ni, 0.015% Ir, 0.002% Co. Late die state
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 360.00 - 420.00
Sold for (875.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 1,050.00
 
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Br 684, LC-41.  Brassy.340 - Br 684, LC-41. Brassy.
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Br 684, LC-41. Brassy. - VG+. 6.75 grams. Medal axis. XRF: 92.411% Cu, 5.836% Zn, 1.082% Pb, 0.469% Sn, Silver 0.202% Ar. Decidedly brassy, but c
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Estimates : 100.00 - 140.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Br 704, group of 3 brassy pieces.341 - Br 704, group of 3 brassy pieces.
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Br 704, group of 3 brassy pieces. - The first VF, 6.96 grams; XRF: 93.982% Cu, 5.538% Zn, 0.414% Pb, 0.065% Ar. The second Fine, slightly bent, 7.61
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 180.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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3 Bouquet sous with century-old provenance.342 - 3 Bouquet sous with century-old provenance.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
3 Bouquet sous with century-old provenance. - These three pieces from the David Moore collection (Moore Feb. 2009), lot 1192, with old collector tic
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 180.00
Sold for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Obverse Grouping: Br 679, 687, 692.343 - Obverse Grouping: Br 679, 687, 692.
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Obverse Grouping: Br 679, 687, 692. - Respectively CH LC-24A1, LC-32A, LC-32B. All EF, the 692 with obv. planchet defect. A grouping of varieties
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Obverse Grouping: Br 696, 695, 683.  Group of 5.344 - Obverse Grouping: Br 696, 695, 683. Group of 5.
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Obverse Grouping: Br 696, 695, 683. Group of 5. - Br 696 (CH LC-29B) x2, one F+ with no die flaw, the other F+ with obv die flaw; Br 695 (CH LC-29A)
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 180.00 - 220.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Obverse Grouping: Br 688, 693.  Lot of 2345 - Obverse Grouping: Br 688, 693. Lot of 2
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Obverse Grouping: Br 688, 693. Lot of 2 - Br 688 (CH LC-31A), VF+. Br 693 (CH LC-31B1), ICCS EF-40, cert. No. JL 646. 2 Pcs. Note: this lot is pa
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Three ICCS-graded bouquet sous.346 - Three ICCS-graded bouquet sous.
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Three ICCS-graded bouquet sous. - Br 679 (CH LC-24A1), ICCS EF-40 cert no. NT 081; Br 686, (CH LC-30D), ICCS F-15 (corrosion) cert no. NT 103; Br 71
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 180.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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34 different Bouquet Sous varieties.347 - 34 different Bouquet Sous varieties.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
34 different Bouquet Sous varieties. - Most VF. A handful a bit lesser. Br 682 (CH LC-22B), 683 (LC-25A1), 684 (LC-44A1), 686 (LC-30D), 687 (LC-32
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 440.00 - 500.00
Sold for (220.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 264.00
 
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29 different Bouquet Sous varieties.348 - 29 different Bouquet Sous varieties.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
29 different Bouquet Sous varieties. - Most F-VF. A handful a bit lesser. Br 683 (CH LC-25A1), 684 (LC-44A1), 686 (LC-30D), 687 (LC-32A), 688 (LC-
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 460.00
 
 
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Group of 7  bouquets with pronounced die flaws.349 - Group of 7 bouquets with pronounced die flaws.
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Group of 7 bouquets with pronounced die flaws. - An illustrative grouping of the degree to which the bouquet dies were pushed beyond all reason: ma
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Br 679, 691, 693, 704.  Group of 4350 - Br 679, 691, 693, 704. Group of 4
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Br 679, 691, 693, 704. Group of 4 - Br 679 (CH LC-24A1) EF; Br 691 (CH LC-27A1) EF+ ; Br 693 (CH LC-31B1) VF+; Br 704 (CH LC-33A1) VF+. 4 Pcs. N
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Start Price : 70.00 | Estimates : 140.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Br 679, 687, 691, 704.  Group of 4351 - Br 679, 687, 691, 704. Group of 4
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Br 679, 687, 691, 704. Group of 4 - Br 679 (CH LC-24A1) EF+, Ex. David Moore (Moore Feb. 2009); Br 687 (CH LC-32A) VF+; Br 691 (CH LC-27A1) AU from
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 200.00
 
 
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