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   HT 102       Low 291       MS 65       R-2   

Forbes & Barlow. New Haven, Conn. (1835). Copper. 28mm. There is a John M. Barlow in the 1840 census. Details...

Forbes & Barlow was a sash and blind manufacturer. Very well struck with brown toning overall.

Stack's Coin Galleries February 27, 2001 sale, lot 1376.

   HT 104       Low 109       MS 63 RB       R-3   

Benedict & Burnham. Waterbury, CT. 1837. Copper. 27.7mm. Details...

Considerable red adorns both sides. Superior to the John J. Ford specimen sold by Stack's on June 23, 2004.

The Charles Litman Collection, PCAC sale #72, December 6, 2003, lot 78.
Probably Ex. Donald Miller Collection.

   HT 105       Low 130       MS 64 BN       R-3   

J.M.L. & W.H. Scovill, Waterbury, CT. 1837. Copper. 28.5mm. Details...

Robert Whitehead Collection lot 677.

   HT 106       Low 130R       AU-58       R-2   

J.M.L. & W.H. Scovill, Waterbury, CT. 1837. Copper. 28.5mm. R on reverse. 1952 reissue from replica dies.

20% red. One of the finest examples ever offered.

Obv: Obverse slightly weak at center.

Steve Hayden Mail Bid Sale #20, October 18, 2003, Lot 643.

   HT 107       Low 130A       MS 63       R-8   

J.M.L. & W.H. Scovill, Waterbury, CT. 1837. Brass. 26.9mm. Crudely reeded edge. Obv: J.M..L. & W.H. SCOVILL / GILT & PLATED / BUTTON / MANUFACTURER / WATERBURY .CON. In five lines. Rv:*GILT BUTTONS OF EVERYDESCRIPTION / SHEET BRASS / PLATED METAL / & / GOLD PLATE. Only 6 to 8 pcs. Known. Plain Edge. Details..

Light lustrous surfaces. A similar piece brought $529.00 in the 2002 Steinberg Sale, #5381. This exceptionally rare piece was not present in the John J. Ford collection auctioned by Stack's on June 23, 2004.

The Charles Litman Collection, PCAC sale #72, December 6, 2003, lot 100.
Probably Ex. Donald Miller Collection.

   HT 118       Low 344       XF 45       R-6   

Gasquet Parish & Company New Orleans, LA 47 Chartress Street. (1835-41). Brass. 28mm.

Rare and underrated merchant. Steve Hayden comments, "This is the first example of this variety I have seen offered in twenty years."

Obv: Lightly cleaned.

Rev: Even toning.

Steve Hayden Mail Bid Sale #25, July 1, 2006, lot 498.

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