Volume 59 – #04

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Volume 59#04

May 25 – June 7, 2021

An extremely rare circa 1817 engraved gold Beaver Club medal sold for more than $100,000 at an auction in Texas this April. The medal is named to David David, the first Jewish person born in Canada. Photos by Heritage Auctions.

Off market for 31 years, iconic fur trade relic, historic rarity tops $100K

A circa 1817 Beaver Club of Montréal medal named to David David, the first Canadian-born Jew, sold for $84,000 US (about $106,000 Cdn.) as part of the Donald Partrick Collection this April. The extremely rare engraved gold medal crossed the block as Lot 3060 of Heritage Auctions’ April 22-25 Central States sale, where it was tucked among a 28-lot offering of mostly U.S. medals and tokens. It last sold more than three decades ago – in a June 1990 Jeffrey Hoare Auctions sale – at Toronto’s Torex show, where it brought $51,700 as Lot 1206. Fewer than 25 examples are believed to exist, according to Heritage auctioneers, who found only eight appearances of four different Beaver Club medals – the David David example among them – over the past 150 years. Two of those medals have since found their way into institutional collections. Continue reading →

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