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    Tokens 18 Types of Atypical Issues, Fourth segment from the Dana Roberts' collection features issues not in tune with most of those produced or used in Colombia. Either most unusual, or miscatalogued by the very-knowledgeable Jerry Schimmel, is a golden-bronze 30mm celluloid (vulcanite or hard-plastic) dated 1898 with ½ Peso in center for B. Soller Successor. Indicated as "BISSAO" which is the capital and chief port of Portuguese Africa ! A rectangular 37 x 18mm CuNi shows 1922 and Manizales plus 1/10 unit of gold. Namai 27mm CuNi is denominated 5 Arrobas and displays a large tree. La Paloma 2 and 4 Reales in large-size brass are both octagonal and countermarked with anchors; both were auctioned by Almanzar many decades ago. Club Manizales from Caldas circa 1935 CuNi types are valued one and two pesos in two different squarish shapes. Rubinstein 5 Cents 15mm CuNi is Rulau Sap-12 valued $75 in VF. Large diameter unifaced bronzed aluminum Cataluna badge is catalogued as Colombia but otherwise unknown to us. Hacienda de Pero Dias of Herramiente in nice quality is followed by another CuNi issue a bit smaller and even less impressive in style. Five CuNi issues of the Republic dated 1881 -1888 have incused hacienda countermarks on circulated hosts; Dana apparently was once told these were primarily used in Venezuela. New to us are the final two pieces which are from San Andres Island, a Colombian possession off the coast of Nicaragua. Rulau page 372 gives some history and shows both these nickel ½ and 1 peso types. Quality for this lot is likely as one might expect, attributions are likely but cannot be guaranteed and lot is Sold as is, NO Return. 
    From The Dana Roberts Collection and Study Group.


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    April, 2013
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