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Historic Medal, Charles Lindbergh New York to Paris Commemorative Medal
Date/Period: 1927


Historic Medal, Charles Lindbergh New York to Paris Commemorative Medal, entire view

Measurement: Diameter: 2.75”

Material: Bronze

Condition: Mint state

Additional Information: 1927 Lindbergh New York to Paris bronze commemorative
medallion by artist Charles Louis Hinton. Struck by Medallic Art Co.

$345.00

849-129


Historic Medal, Charles Lindbergh New York to Paris Commemorative Medal, entire view 2



Historic Julian LS-3 State Department Life Saving Medal, GOLD, Extremely Fine
By George T. Morgan, From U.S. President To A.E. Clark, Rescue of US Gunboat
Date/Period: 1934 - SOLD


Historic Julian LS-3 State Department Life Saving Medal, GOLD, Extremely Fine By George T. Morgan, From U.S. President To A.E. Clark, Rescue of US Gunboat, entire view

Measurement: .35.4 mm; [1.393701 inches]

Material: .38.44 grams, .900 fine gold

Condition: Extremely Fine

Additional Information: Rare Awarded Julian LS-3 State Department Life Saving
Medal in Gold 1934 State Department Life Saving Medal. First Class. By George T.
Morgan. Julian LS-3. Gold.

Pinback brooch suspension with E PLURIBUS UNUM and Federal shield on gold
pinback header, attached to medal via the original clawfoot hanger. Reverse inscribed
FROM THE / PRESIDENT OF THE / UNITED STATES TO / A. E. CLARK / ABLE
SEAMAN OF THE / BRITISH DESTROYER WISHART / IN RECOGNITION OF HIS
HE- / ROIC SERVICES IN EFFECT- / ING THE RESCUE AT SEA, / ON MARCH 14,
1934, OF / THE COMMANDER AND CREW / OF THE BURNING UNITED / STATES
GUNBOAT / FULTON.

A rare and desirable governmental lifesaving award, clearly carefully worn many
times over the years by its recipient. This issue holds the distinction of being the only
gold Mint medal struck in .900 fine gold, as used on the standard coinage, while other
issues were generally in pure gold. With original box of issue.

SOLD

849-118


Historic Julian LS-3 State Department Life Saving Medal, GOLD, Extremely Fine By George T. Morgan, From U.S. President To A.E. Clark, Rescue of US Gunboat, entire view 2

Historic Julian LS-3 State Department Life Saving Medal, GOLD, Extremely Fine By George T. Morgan, From U.S. President To A.E. Clark, Rescue of US Gunboat, entire view 3



Cameo Pin, Susan B. Anthony, Signed verso: Jules Le Brethon 1871
Jules Le Brethon, French/American New Orleans/New York, NY
Date/Period: 1793 - SOLD


Cameo Pin, Susan B. Anthony, Signed verso: Jules Le Brethon 1871 Jules Le Brethon, French/American New Orleans/New York, NY, entire view

Measurement: 1.5" x 1.25" x .75"

Material: Onyx and marble, carving adhered to the base, gold of unknown carat

Condition: Excellent

Additional Information: Jules Le Brethon is known primarily as one of two cameo
cutters who trained the famous/important sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Saint-
Gaudens’s father Bernard, emigrated to the United States from France, arranged for the
apprenticeships during the 1860’ s, first with Louis Avet and then with Le Brethon. Both
French artists worked in New Orleans, where there was a large French expatriate
community, before coming to New York City in the 1860’ s Le Brethon and Bernard
Saint-Gaudens worked on opposite sides of Union Square and possibly knew one
another from that proximity. Le Brethon first worked in New Orleans as a sculptor and
cameo cutter before arriving in New York in 1860. Other prominent American sculptors
started their careers cutting cameos, notably Erastus Dow Palmer, Launt Thompson,
and Margaret Foley. The line is blurred between cameo cutting and traditional
sculpting.

This small beautifully detailed high relief cameo demonstrates Le Berthon’s skill as a
sculptor in the round and makes us want to know more about his life and training. An
account in the San Francisco Chronicle describes him as: “. . . one of the most versatile
geniuses I ever knew. He was an artist, an actor, a playwright, a poet, a modeler, and a
jeweler: he knew in all nine professions. At that time, he was a successful gem engraver
cameo portraits being in vogue.” Another snippet in the New York Times of September
17, 1884, mentions that “the sculptor Jules Le Brethon” and Augustus Saint-Gaudens
were living together on West 36th Street and that Le Brethon worked on contract for the
leading cabinetmaker and interior designer Leon Marcotte & Co.”, which had branches
in New York and Paris. Marcotte was not only a maker of highly decorated furniture but
also of bronze sculpture; either or both forms of artistic expression might have been
practiced by Le Brethon. Other research yielded that he worked for the famous
jewelers/silversmiths Tiffany & Co, at the time also located at Union Square. It had not
previously been known that the relationship between Le Brethon and Saint-Gaudens
was anything other than professional, nor that it lasted twenty years beyond the initial
master/apprentice relationship.

Susan B. Anthony was one of the most famous American women of the day as a
supporter of abolition/civil rights, labor rights/unionism, and women’s rights, so it isn’t
surprising that she was the focus of this small, sculpted portrait. Furthermore, in May
1871, a large convention supporting the labor movement was held at Cooper Union with
Anthony as one of the speakers and reported on in the press.

Le Brethon was well-connected in upper class New York City and is known to have
been friends, for instance, with Henry Villard, the wealthy industrialist. At least one other
contemporary portrait of a woman by Le Brethon recently surfaced on the internet so we
know that the artist didn’t limit himself to traditional cameo subjects of mythology and
replicas of Renaissance and Baroque artworks.

SOLD

1292-13


Cameo Pin, Susan B. Anthony, Signed verso: Jules Le Brethon 1871 Jules Le Brethon, French/American New Orleans/New York, NY, entire view 2

Cameo Pin, Susan B. Anthony, Signed verso: Jules Le Brethon 1871 Jules Le Brethon, French/American New Orleans/New York, NY, entire view 3

Cameo Pin, Susan B. Anthony, Signed verso: Jules Le Brethon 1871 Jules Le Brethon, French/American New Orleans/New York, NY, back view

Cameo Pin, Susan B. Anthony, Signed verso: Jules Le Brethon 1871 Jules Le Brethon, French/American New Orleans/New York, NY, signature detail



Silver Bar Cent Facsimile, only 12 Struck, Obverse: USA in Monogram, Reverse: Series of Bars
One of the Original Strikes
Date/Period: Circa 1862


Silver Bar Cent Facsimile, only 12 Struck, Obverse: USA in Monogram, Reverse: Series of Bars One of the Original Strikes, entire view 1

Measurement:24mm, 5.9 grams, plain edge

Material: Silver

Musante Number: JAB2

Additional Information: The Bar cent facsimile was John Adams Bolen’s first attempt
at copying a rare American coin. They first appeared in New York about 1785; original
specimens by George Wyon III. The obverse with 13 bars representing the original 13
colonies was patterned after the buttons of the Continental Army uniform. The copies
feature the “S passing over, instead of under, the A”. For additional information see The
Medallic Work of John Adams Bolen Die Sinker & c.
by Neil E. Musante, pp. 50 to 53.

A copy of the book and a letter by Neil Musante will accompany the bar cent. stating
that he believed the piece to be authentic. Musante states: “I have spent a bit of time
studying it and believe it to be one of the 12 silver copies, stuck from Bolen’s dies by
George Hampden Lovett to the order of W. Elliot Woodward in 1862”.

$4,200.00

849-116


Silver Bar Cent Facsimile, only 12 Struck, Obverse: USA in Monogram, Reverse: Series of Bars One of the Original Strikes, entire view 2



Cloak Pins, Liberty, the Goddess of Youth Giving Support to Bald Eagle,
Transfer Printed Enamel
Date/Period: 1800-1830 - SOLD


Cloak Pins, Liberty, the Goddess of Youth Giving Support to Bald Eagle, Transfer Printed Enamel, entire view

Measurement: Diameter: 1.75"; length: 2.75"

Material: Copper, brass, iron; transfer printed polychromes on enamel

Condition: One with trivial hairline at 11 o’clock, else fine

Additional Information: Used to hang clothes, mirrors, and paintings, larger examples
were produced as curtain tiebacks.

SOLD

754-28


Cloak Pins, Liberty, the Goddess of Youth Giving Support to Bald Eagle, Transfer Printed Enamel, entire view



Engraved Masonic Mark Medal, Silver, George P. Lord,
Washington Royal Arch Chapter
Salem, Massachusetts
Date/Period: 1875


Engraved Masonic Mark Medal, Silver, George P. Lord, Washington Royal Arch Chapter Salem, Massachusetts, entire view 1

Measurement: Diameter: 1.25"

Material: Silver

Condition: Excellent

Additional Information: Done on a 1875 Seated Liberty half dollar. Reverse: keystone
and crossed crutches mark; obverse engraved as described above.

$475.00

849-109


Engraved Masonic Mark Medal, Silver, George P. Lord, Washington Royal Arch Chapter Salem, Massachusetts, entire view 2



Engraved Masonic Mark Medal, Silver, Jerome B. Clark, Hartford, Connecticut
Pythagoras Chapter 17
Date/Period: 1875


Engraved Masonic Mark Medal, Silver, Jerome B. Clark, Hartford, Connecticut Pythagoras Chapter 17, entire view 1

Measurement: Diameter: 1.25"

Material: Silver

Condition: Fine

Additional Information: Reverse keystone, compass, rule, and all-seeing eye mark.
Obverse beautifully engraved as described in above heading.

$475.00

849-110


Engraved Masonic Mark Medal, Silver, Jerome B. Clark, Hartford, Connecticut Pythagoras Chapter 17, entire view 2



Benjamin Franklin Silver Boston School Medal
Reward of Merit. “To Alexan Gifford”
Alexander Gifford, 1815


Benjamin Franklin Silver Boston School Medal
Reward of Merit. “To Alexan Gifford”
Circa 1793 to 1830, side 1

Obverse – crossed quills and open book variety. Says “The Gift of Franklin”. Reverse –
Says “Adjudged by the School Committee as a Reward of Merit to – then engraved “To
Alexan Gifford”. Ex John Ford. Ex New Netherlands Coin Company with their
holder. Circa 1793 to 1830. 35mm, nearly mint state, holed for suspension.
Name and date published chronologically within document titled FRANKLIN MEDAL
SCHOLARS published by the City of Boston, 1861.


Benjamin Franklin Silver Boston School Medal
Reward of Merit. “To Alexan Gifford”
Circa 1793 to 1830, side 2

Benjamin Franklin Silver Boston School Medal
Reward of Merit. “To Alexan Gifford”
Circa 1793 to 1830, document 1

Benjamin Franklin Silver Boston School Medal
Reward of Merit. “To Alexan Gifford”
Circa 1793 to 1830, document 2

Benjamin Franklin Silver Boston School Medal
Reward of Merit. “To Alexan Gifford”
Circa 1793 to 1830, document 3

$2,250.00

849-101




1930 Gold Golf Award Medal, Vice President’s Cup
Sandy Burr Country Club, Wayland, Massachusetts


1930 Gold Golf Award Medal, Vice President’s Cup
Sandy Burr Country Club, Wayland, Massachusetts, side 1 view

14K gold, (Diameter: 1.125")
The presentation ares vacant


1930 Gold Golf Award Medal, Vice President’s Cup
Sandy Burr Country Club, Wayland, Massachusetts, side 2 view

$975.00

849-93




1739 Admiral Vernon, Portobello Medal w/ Multiple Portraits
Struck in the 1740s by Edward Pinchbeck, Choice Very Fine, Rarity-6, 37mm.
Admiral Vernon took Porto Bello with 6 ships, 22 November 1739


1739 Admiral Vernon, Portobello Medal w/ Multiple Portraits
Struck in the 1740s by Edward Pinchbeck, Choice Very Fine, Rarity-6, 37mm. 
Admiral Vernon took Porto Bello with 6 ships, 22 November 1739, side 1

Obverse shows Admiral Vernon and Commodore Brown, his second in command. This
is one of the multi-portrait Vernon medals. At the edge: ADMIRAL VERNON AND
COMODORE BROWN.
Reverse shows six ships and fort, edge with: WHO TOOK
PORTOBELLO WITH SIX SHIPS ONLY.
At the bottom: NOV 22 1739.
The Adams-Chao number is PBvb 12T; Betts NUMBER 162, and the McCormick-
Goodhart number is 158. A “6” rarity; 17-32 examples known in this variety.


1739 Admiral Vernon, Portobello Medal w/ Multiple Portraits
Struck in the 1740s by Edward Pinchbeck, Choice Very Fine, Rarity-6, 37mm. 
Admiral Vernon took Porto Bello with 6 ships, 22 November 1739, side 2

$575.00

849-91





MEDALLIC WASHINGTON NUMISMATIC COLLECTION ISSUED IN
COMMEMORATION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON

We currently have a choice selection of Medallic Washington Portraits



Inaugural Button, George Washington, 1789, LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT, Albert 11A
Extremely Fine Condition, Golden Patina, Hard Smooth Surfaces


 Inagural Button, George Washington, 1789, Long LIve the President

Long Live the President-GW within recessed oval, the variety with narrow spacing between G
and W. 34mm diameter (1.33858-inches)


 Inagural Button, George Washington, 1789, Long LIve the President back_

$4,895.00

849-82




Medals, Naval, Badge, GAR, Medal, Military Order of the Carabao Swagger Stick, with Photographs of Distinguished Owner Rear Admiral Walter Selywn Crosley (Served 1893-1935)
Born at East Jaffrey, New Hampshire 1871
Graduated from US Naval Academy 1893
Distinguished War record
Other information available


Medals, Naval, Badge, GAR, Medal, Military Order of the Carabao

Lot Once Owned By Rear Admiral Walter S. Crosley

Counterclockwise from top:
Naval Medals, Miniature
Of Rear Admiral Walter S. Crosley
- SOLD
Includes Navy Cross West Indies Naval Campaign Medal (Sampson Medal), Spanish Campaign Medal, Philippine Campaign Medal, Haiti Campaign Medal, Dominican Republic Campaign Medal, World War I Victory Medal with Bronze Star, Order of Wen-Hu 2nd Class, pin back, Ribbon of Victory Medal shows age.
536-25

Medal, Military Order of the Carabao - SOLD
Early Military Order of the Carabao Medal with Gilt Carabao, Numbered, Marked "B. B. & Co. / PHILA. / BRONZE", on Hanger.
536-27

Swagger Stick, Rosewood with pewter pommel
Admiral Walter S. Crosley's
Engraved W.S.C

(24-inches.)
$465
536-28

Badge, Grand Army of the Republic
GAR National Officer's Badge
Circa 1886 (+/-)

American Flag and Buff Ribbon Border of National Officer, Clasp with Silver Eagle of Present Officer.
$335
536-26




1873 Sons of Portsmouth, Commemorative Ribbon, Silk, Boston


1873 Sons of Portsmouth, Commemorative Ribbon, Silk, Boston, entire view

1873 reunion of Portsmouth, NH, natives who resided in Boston. The reunion was part of Portsmouth's
250th anniversary celebration. Black printing on white silk: "SONS OF / PORTSMOUTH / BOSTON / 1853 -
Return - 1873", with city seals of Portsmouth and Boston. Vertical rectangle.
Dimensions: H-8.5 W-2.7 inches.

$265.00

110-905




Vintage Button Collection, 27 Pieces on Display Board
Includes story buttons, American Indian, Japanese and Lindbergh


Vintage Button Collection, 27 Pieces on Display Board
Includes story buttons, American Indian, Japanese and Lindbergh, entire view

Vintage Button Collection, 27 Pieces on Display Board
Includes story buttons, American Indian, Japanese and Lindbergh, detail view 1

Vintage Button Collection, 27 Pieces on Display Board
Includes story buttons, American Indian, Japanese and Lindbergh, detail view 2

Vintage Button Collection, 27 Pieces on Display Board
Includes story buttons, American Indian, Japanese and Lindbergh, detail view 3

$325.00

849-94





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