If the name John J. Ford, Jr., is attached to a auction, chances are it will be big.
Stack?s Jan. 16-18 sale, held in New York City, brought in close to $9 million, including the 15 percent buyer?s fee.
Part XIII of the John J. Ford collection, consisting of Colonial Americana, was featured in the sale, along with the Paul West collection of slave badges, and Stack?s own Americana offerings.
According to a press release from Stack?s, collectors, agents and dealers filled the room for each section of the auction. Stack?s also reported heavy Internet bids, mail bids and telephone bids.
Top seller was a 1907 $20 High Relief, Partial Wire Rim, Plain Edge, graded Choice AU by the cataloger, that fetched $322,000. Next on the pecking order was a 1907 $10 Rolled Edge, graded MS-66 by Professional Coin Grading Service, that brought in $253,000. Another six-figure coin was an 1879 $4 Flowing Hair, in choice proof condition, according to the cataloger, that realized $138,000.
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