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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 2529. Estimate $30. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007. 
Sold For $18. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Schulman, J. Monnaies Grecques et Romaines (Agustin Diaz Ordoñes à Oviedo et al). (Amsterdam). Fixed Price List No. 62 [1915]. 1279 lots, 18 photographic plates. Nice general ancients. The forward explains that this was intended to be a public auction, but due to unsettled wartime conditions the sale could not be held, and the consignors agreed to a fixed price list. Later blue half cloth, original printed card covers bound in. Fine condition, original cover taped.

The firm of Schulman had its origins in the jewelry and horological business of David Schulman of Amersfoort. Jacob Schulman began offering coins about 1880, and conducted sales in both Amersfoort and Amsterdam up to his death in 1914, whereupon Jacques Schulman took up the reins. The business continued in his name until 1989, when separate companies formed under Robert and Laurens. Another member of the family, Hans M. F. Schulman, moved to New York, where he held numerous sales between 1940 and 1975, often in conjunction with major US firms.