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    Tokens of Diverse non -Vulcanite Styles, Hand-selected group from the Dana Roberts token collection containing an interesting variety, all different and all metal except for a small number of uncirculated cardboard merchant tokens. The nitrate mining industry is well represented, of course. Dana's translation of the unusual text on one of those reveals it is for "one cartload of rough nitrate". A highlight of this lot is a set of 4 uncirculated nickel pieces, each a different shape and denomination, from J. Zayas & Co in San Jorge. Small delights reward careful study of many items, such as the two ducks swimming on the reverse of the Los Tatos copper mine piece and the graceful cut-out arcs in a set of pieces from Oficina Alianza in Terapaca Province. There is a delicately designed set from a wine producer, containing 4 different denominations, each numeral worked into a grape leaf design. Among the rarer pieces offered is an Hotel Imperial item from Magallanes identified by Rulau as scarce and a beautiful piece from J.G. & Co described in the Leslie reference as rare and identified by Dana as dating from 1870-80. Quality is believed typical for such issues, many quite nice. Attribution is believed to be accurate, but cannot be guaranteed. Sold as is, NO Return.
    From The Dana Roberts Collection and Study Group.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    18th-23rd Thursday-Tuesday
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