A Scion Society of The Baker Street Irregulars
“Now and again I drive down to Sotheby‘s”
– The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR)
We had earlier posted about Manfra, Tordella and Brooks offering ancient coins from Arthur Conan Doyle’s collection in 1968 (and we have some updates on that topic in the very near future!). While scrolling through the massive New York Times database, we came across the following article from May 1, 1913:
So, on May 9, 1913, the London auction house of Sotheby’s sold a portion of Arthur Conan Doyle’s coin collection. This raises the following questions:
- What was sold? Were these ancient coins, like the 1968 sale, or something different?
- Was there a catalog produced?
Correction: This post, when originally published, referenced Christie’s rather than Sotheby’s. The author and editor regrets his stupidity.