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The First Baseball Token Ever Made

May 26, 2022 @ 12:05 AM

With Spring in the air and the ballparks back to normal...thought I would answer a question a collector asked me the other day...

What was the first Baseball Coin or Token or Medal....   The answer is....

Drumroll please


From 1858 the Pioneer Base Ball Club token,  made by the famous 19th-century medalist and coin collector, John Adams Bolen.

Several versions exist the White Metal tokens 125 pieces, and another 75 were struck in bronze.

The face of the 1 1/4" Dia. token features an image of a BaseBall batter, with "J.A. Bolen" below it. "Pioneer Base Ball Club" text around the perimeter followed by 13 stars.

Further text on the back reads, "Organized April 30, 1858, Play Ground on ...

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The Art, and Science, of Collection Management

May 12, 2022 @ 12:23 AM

This article is quite interesting so we publish it here and hope you enjoy it too....  Jon


Please find an abstract focused on the key elements of collection management that we thought would be of particular interest to you below. 

The Art, and Science, of Collection Management

According to online database Artprice, high-end art outperformed the S&P 500 Index by an impressive 180% between 2000 and 2018. Amid the increase in art prices, many of our clients are finding that even inherited objects or those purchased primarily for enjoyment now may command substantial sums. Adopting an integrated approach to the art management process can enhance these ever-expanding collections. Some key elements to consider ............

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