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Detail from Brand brewing company letterhead

Virgil M. Brand papers, 1906-1990
22 cubic feet (5 boxes and approximately 150 loose items)

Biographical note
Coin collector Virgil M. Brand (1862-1926) was born in Chicago, where he eventually worked as a bookkeeper in his father’s business, the Michael Brand Company Brewery. In 1899, after the death of his father, Brand formed the Brand Brewing Company with his two brothers, Horace L. Brand (1868-1962) and Armin W. Brand (d. 1946), and a cousin. He developed an interest in coin collecting in 1889, eventually amassing one of the greatest private collections of all time. In 1907 he formed the Chicago Coin Company, which was owned by Virgil and managed by Theophile Leon. The company closed in 1915, transferring its unsold inventory to Brand. Brand also served as president of the Chicago Numismatic Society. Brand did not leave a will, and upon his death his collection was inherited by his brothers, who began to sell off pieces during the 1930s. Tensions between the brothers eventually had to be resolved in probate court, and in 1937 the Brand estate was divided between them. The brothers continued to sell parts of the collection, but some coins were inherited by Armin’s daughter, Jane Brand Allen. Those coins were sold in a series of auctions conducted by Sotheby’s, Bowers & Merena, and Sprink & Son during the 1980s.

Collection
Materials directly from Virgil M. Brand include his accession and inventory books (32 bound volumes), a printed version of a paper he wrote, “The Objects of Coin Collecting” (1905), two letters to his brother Armin W. Brand along with a reply (1909), a small notebook with coin notations dating from 1907 to 1926, and Chicago Coin Company records. There are also records pertaining to his estate, including correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and an inventory of his library (1926-1937). Materials from after Virgil’s death include Armin W. Brand’s correspondence (1906-1910, bulk 1926-1946), much of it with his brother, Horace L. Brand, on topics such as coin sales, the sale of Brand Company Brewery, and real estate transactions. Along with the correspondence are notes, memoranda, and legal and financial materials. A good deal of correspondence has to do with a court case involving Lake Shore Country Club (1906-1910, 1927-1936). Also present are correspondence and financial records relating to the estate of Armin W. Brand (1946-1950), as well as correspondence and inventories relating to coins and other matters (1948-1967) from Armin Brand’s daughter, Jane Brand Allen. Also includes records pertaining to the estate of Mrs. Leon Harlan Walkins (Bertha Grommes), Jane’s aunt. There are also coin inventories and appraisals (1930s-1950s), auction catalogs from the sale of Brand coins (1983-1990), slides and photographs of Brand coins (late 1900s), rubber stamps used by Virgil M. Brand, and photocopies of Virgil M. Brand’s accession books.

Container List

Box 1 of 5

  1. Coins: "The objects of Coin Collecting," Paper by Virgil M. Brand, 1905
  2. Coins: Collection of Virgil M. Brand, Ledger, Journal, 1907-1926
  3. Coins: Collection of Virgil M. Brand, Code book (alphabetical by denomination), Captions by B. G. Johnson compared with captions of Virgil M. Brand, 1926
  4. Coins: Inventory of Numismatic Library, 1944
  5. Coins: Literature purchases, boxes containing coins, plates etc., Curio purchases, list of coins taken from coin books, correspondence from B. Max Mehl, 1921
  6. Coins: Armin W. Brand's notes on the organization and location of the collection, 1930
  7. Coins: Armin W. Brand's Correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1927-1936
  8. Coins: Armin W. Brand's Correspondence with Numismatists, 1926-1932
  9. Coins: Armin W. Brand's notes and memoranda, 1934-1941
  10. Coins: Notes on the division of Virgil M. Brand's collection (between Horace L. and Armin W. Brand), including corrections and missing numbers, 1932-34, 1941
  11. Coins: Armin W. Brand's record of sales including country, date of sale, total dollar amount, 1936-45
  12. Coins: Collection of Armin W. Brand 1936-1947, consignment to B. G. Johnson, summaries
  13. Jane Brand Allen's Correspondence re. Coins American Express, 1952-1956
  14. Jane Brand Allen's Correspondence re. Coins, Frank E. Burke, Jr., insurance, 1958-1959
  15. Jane Brand Allen's Correspondence re. Coins, L. S. Forrer, Ltd., 1948-1949
  16. Jane Brand Allen's Correspondence re. Coins, L. S. Forrer, Ltd., 1952-1955
  17. Jane Brand Allen's Correspondence re. Coins, Guaranty Safe Deposit Company and Newburgh Savings Bank, 1949-1959
  18. Jane Brand Allen's Correspondence re. Coins, Adolph Hess, 1950-1963
  19. Jane Brand Allen's Correspondence re. Coins, Hans Holzer, 1965-1967
  20. Jane Brand Allen's Correspondence re. Coins, New Netherlands Coin Company, Inc., 1951-1953
  21. Jane Brand Allen's Correspondence re. Coins, New Netherlands Coin Company, Inc., 1954-1965
  22. Jane Brand Allen's Correspondence re. Coins, Charles Russell and Company, 1953-1957
  23. Jane Brand Allen's Correspondence re. Coins, Hans M. F. Schulman, 1964-1967
  24. Coins: Jane Brand von Boecklin Allen's miscellaneous inventories, newspaper clippings
  25. Coins: Jane Brand Allen's Silver inventory, n. d.
  26. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, Austria-Austrian Netherlands, Austria States
  27. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, British Colonies, Asia, Africa. #British Colonies West Indies, Denmark, England, England Rar., France, Japan
  28. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, Germany
  29. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, "England", 1935. Reconsignment B. G. Johnson to B. A. Seaby
  30. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals by B. G. Johnson, "England Gold", "England Minor", "England Missing", 1930's
  31. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals by B. G. Johnson, "England Silver", 1934

Box 2 of 5

  1. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, "France Silver", 1930's
  2. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, Ancient Greek and Roman Silver
  3. Coin Inventories: Consignment to B. G. Johnson, Reconsignment to Spink and Hess 1937-1938, "Ancient Greek Silver", "Ancient Greek Gold"
  4. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, "India", Reconsignment to Spinks, 1936
  5. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, "Italy and Papal", Consignment to B. G. Johnson, 1937-1947
  6. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, Italy, Silver and Gold, Milan, Venice, Naples, Sicily, Papal, and small states
  7. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, "Latin America and Mexico", 1936, Consignment to B. G. Johnson
  8. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, "Netherlands Silver', 1937 (later consigned to Schulmann)
  9. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, "Norway Gold, Minor Silver", 1930's
  10. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, "Oceania Gold", 1930's
  11. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, "Russia Gold", 1934
  12. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals by B. G. Johnson, "Scotland and Ireland Gold", "Scotland and Ireland Silver"
  13. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals by B. G. Johnson, Swiss Gold List, n. d.
  14. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals by B. G. Johnson, "Switzerland Gold", "Switzerland Minor", "Switzerland Silver", (later consigned to Boldwin, Seaby, Hurlistram)
  15. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals by B. G. Johnson, "Transvaal Gold" (consignment to Johnson in 1935)
  16. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals by B. G. Johnson and Chapman, United States-"Territorial Gold of California", "Colorado", "L - Pieces, New Orleans Mint", 1934
  17. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals to B. G. Johnson, United States, 1935-1937
  18. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, United States (2 folders)
  19. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, Hall Collection, 1932-1935
  20. Coins: Hall Collection, 1951-1956
  21. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, Wurzbach Collection, 1936, 1951
  22. Jane Brand Allen's Coin Inventories: Hall and Wurzbach Collections, 1951-1957
  23. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals by B. G. Johnson, "Rarities", 1930's
  24. Coins: "Estate of Virgil M. Brand schedule "Coins", June 20th, 1926"
  25. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, Estate of Armin W. Brand, 1947 (2 copies)
  26. Coins: Inventories of invoices A, D, E, I, M, N, P, S, V, X, n.d.
  27. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, Miscellaneous
  28. October 13-26, 1926, Book no. 151, Operator no.15, nos. 1-11680
  29. October 12-20, 1926, Book no. 152, Operator no. 4, nos. 12001-18320
  30. October 13-20, 1926, Book no. 153, Operator no. 13, nos. 18321-24655
  31. October 15-26, 1926, Book no. 154, Operator no. 19, nos. 24656-30990
  32. October 11-23, 1926, Book no. 155, Operator no. 7, nos. 30991-37325

Box 3 of 5

  1. October 10-18, 1926, Book no. 156, Operator no. 2, nos. 37326-43590
  2. November 21-26, 1926, Book no. 157, Operator no. 5, nos. 43591-50205
  3. November 19, 1926, Book no. 158, Operator no. 13, nos. 50206-56540
  4. October 13-23, 1926, Book no. 159, Operator no. 12, nos. 56541-62875
  5. October 12-18, 1926, Book no. 160, Operator no. 5, nos. 62876-69210
  6. October 13-26, 1926, Book no. 161, Operator no. 14, nos. 69211-75545
  7. October 14-20, 1926, Book no. 162, Operator no. 6, nos. 75546-81880
  8. November 19-22, 1926, Book no. 163, Operator no. 2, nos. 81881-88285
  9. October 18-20, 1926, Book no. 164, Operator no. 24, nos. 88286-90280
  10. October 15-20, 1926, Book no. 165, Operator no. 21, nos. 90281-93850
  11. October 15-26, 1926, Book no. 166, Operator no. 20, nos. 93851-100815
  12. October 15-28, 1926, Book no. 167, Operator no. 17, nos. 100816-107780
  13. November 1-11, 1926, Book no. 168, Operator no. 28, nos. 4716-1-14188-1080 (folder title says: Book no. 168, operator no. 28, nos. 4716-1-4716-689)
  14. November 1-10, 1926, Book no. 169, Operator no. 24, nos. 15159 to 21528-2560
  15. Book no. 170, nos. 21528-2561 to 29560-105
  16. November 27, 1926, Book no. 171, nos. 29560-106 to 36731-63
  17. October 16, 1926, Book no. 172, Operator no. 23, nos. 107781-112995
  18. October 16-26, 1926, Book no. 173, Operator no. 22, nos. 112996-112995
  19. October 10-22, 1926, Book no. 174, Operator no. 18, nos. 118211-123425
  20. October 16-25, 1926, Book no. 175, Operator 25, nos. 123426-128640
  21. October 19-29, 1926, Book no. 176, Operator 2, nos. 128641-134715
  22. December 20-21, 1926, Book no. 250, Operator no. 13, nos. 134716-137351

Box 4 of 5

  1. Brand Papers: Virgil Brand's correspondence with Armin W. Brand, 1909
  2. Brand Papers: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L Brand, January to December, 1926
  3. Brand Papers: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, January to October, 1927
  4. Brand Papers: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, November to December 1927
  5. Brand Papers: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, January to February, 1928
  6. Brand Papers: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, March to August, 1928
  7. Brand Papers: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand. September to November 22, 1928
  8. Brand Papers: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, November 23 to December, 1928
  9. Brand Papers: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, January to June, 1929
  10. Brand Papers: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, July to December, 1929
  11. Brand Papers: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1930
  12. Brand Papers: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, January to May, 1931
  13. Brand Papers: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, June to December, 1931
  14. Brand Papers: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1932-1933
  15. Brand Papers: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1934-35
  16. Brand Papers: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1936-1938, 1942-1946
  17. Brand Papers: Brandsville Fruit Farm Company, Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1926-1943
  18. Brand Papers: Gun cleaning compound (Ammonium Persulfate), Armin W. Brand's correspondence, 1941
  19. Brand Papers: Real Estate, Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1926-1927
  20. Brand Papers: Real Estate, Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1928-1929
  21. Brand Papers: Real Estate, Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1930-1931
  22. Brand Papers: Real Estate, Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1932-1933
  23. Brand Papers: Real Estate, Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1934-1944
  24. Brand Papers: Armin W. Brand's file: "Pending" (miscellaneous) includes: newspaper clippings, balance sheets, keys, receipts, ticket stub, notes, 2 poems by "Harry", and photographs, 1932-1944
  25. Brand Papers: Brand Brewing and Malting Co. bank statements, receipts, and bills, 1906-1934
  26. Brand Papers: Brand Brewing and Malting Co., correspondence, 1932-1938
  27. Brand Papers: Brand Company: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1927-1930
  28. Brand Papers: Brand Company: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1931-1941
  29. Brand Papers: Brand Company: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1942-1946
  30. Brand Papers: Brand Company: Sale of Brewery Property, 1930-1943
  31. Brand Papers: Brand Company: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand re: Royal Brewing Company, 1933-1934
  32. Brand Papers: Brand Company: Properties 2542-44 Elston Avenue and Snow Street property, David L. Moss & Co. and Gould Co. leases, 1938-1946
  33. Brand Papers: Brand Company: Armin W. Brand's with Horace L. Brand re: Royal Brewing Company, 1933-1934
  34. Brand Papers: Brand Company: Alcohol (for the War Production Board), 1940-1944
  35. Brand Papers: Brand Company: Rental of brewery property to U. S. Government, 1940-1945
  36. Brand Papers: Brand Company: Equipment sale, 1941-1944
  37. Brand Papers: Brand Company: Description and plates of Brewery Company property (2530 Elston Ave.)1943-1944
  38. Brand Papers: Brand Company report, 1931
  39. Brand Papers: Brand Company: Jane Brand von Boecklin Allen's correspondence with Horace L. Brand concerning the sale of part of Brand Company's coal yards, 1949-1950
  40. Coin cards - notes on cost, prices being asked for similar specimens, buyer's names (5 envelopes)
  41. Coins: Inventories-Appraisals, Foreign gold - Sweden, Rome, Portugal, Netherlands, Mexico, Malta & Rhodes, France, Denmark, Central America, Balkans, Asia Oriental, Mohammedan, Spain, Scotland & Ireland, British colonies - Asia, Austrian States, Austria Netherlands, Cananda & Newfoundland, England & Great Britain, British colonies & West Indies, Italy papal, Russia, 1935
  42. Coins: Inventories - Appraisals, foreign gold, silver, minor, France, 1930s
  43. Coins: Inventories - Appraisals, foreign, France, minor1930s
  44. Coins: Inventories - Appraisals, foreign gold, French provinces, 1935
  45. Coins: Inventories - Appraisals, foreign, Switzerland, 1930s
  46. Coins: Inventories - Appraisals, foreign silver, Switzerland, 1930s
  47. Coins: Inventories - Appraisals, foreign rarities, Denmark, 1930s
  48. Coins: Inventories - Appraisals, foreign, Balkans, 1930s
  49. Coins: Inventories - Appraisals, foreign silver, West Indies, 1930s
  50. Coins: Inventories - Appraisals, foreign gold, silver, minor, West Indies, 1930s

Box 5 of 5

  1. Brand Papers: Brand Company: Tax case, July 1943 to January 1945
  2. Brand Papers: Brand Company: Legal and Financial documents, 1933
  3. Brand Papers: Brand Company: Lake Shore Country Club case: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1906-1910
  4. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1927
  5. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1928
  6. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1929
  7. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club case: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1930
  8. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club case: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1931
  9. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1932-1935
  10. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Horace L. Brand, 1936
  11. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club: Armin W. Brand's correspondence with Robert and Erna Zeddies, 1930- 1936
  12. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club: John H. S. Lee correspondence, 1927, 1928, and 1930
  13. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club: John H. S. Lee correspondence, 1931
  14. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club case: John H. S. Lee correspondence, 1932-1933
  15. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club: John H. S. Lee correspondence, 1934
  16. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club case: John H. S. Lee correspondence, January to September, 1935
  17. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club case: John H. S. Lee correspondence, October 1935 to November 1936
  18. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club case: Correspondence with attorneys, 1926-1936
  19. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club case: Correspondence with Apprisers, Surveyors, Printers, Real Estate agents, Country clerks, etc.. 1926-1936
  20. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club case: Court documents, 1930-1936
  21. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club: Legal documents, 1909, 1936
  22. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club: Maps and Plats
  23. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club: Armin W. Brand's court notes of case, etc., 1926-1930
  24. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club: Notes and Memoranda, 1925-1936
  25. Brand Papers: Lake Shore Country Club: Correspondence with the LSCC, 1926, 1934, and 1936
  26. Duplicates
  27. Brand Papers: Estate of Armin W. Brand, Deceased: correspondence and financial records of Jane Brand von Boecklin Allen and Frieda G. Brand, 1946-1948
  28. Brand Papers: Estate of Armin W. Brand: Jane Brand von Boecklin Allen's correspondence with Armin W. Brand's office, April to July, 1946
  29. Brand Papers: Estate of Armin W. Brand: Jane Brand von Boecklin Allen's correspondence with Armin W. Brand's office, August to December, 1946
  30. Brand Papers: Estate of Armin W. Brand: Jane Brand von Boecklin Allen's correspondence with Armin W. Brand's office, January 1947 to June 1950
  31. Brand Papers: Estate of Virgil M. Brand: Correspondence, Financial records, Legal documents, and notes, 1926-1937
  32. Brand Papers: Estate of Virgil M. Brand; Inventory of library, n.d.
  33. Brand Papers: Estate of Mrs. Leon Harlan Watkins (Bertha Grommes), 1976



Ledgers, inventories, catalogs and other loose materials

Virgil Brand kept an inventory of coin purchases in a set of ledgers that date from 1889 to 1925. In a large Main Ledger, he assigned a serial number to individual and sometimes groups of coins, and noted date of purchase, dealer, quantity, and cost. The serial numbers can be used to find further details about the coins in a set of Secondary Ledgers that give individual coin composition, country, denomination, date, cost, condition, mint marks, and description. In some cases, further details about individual coins that were given a serial number as a group in the Main Ledger can be found listed individually in one of four Extra Ledgers (Ex).

The following key for can be used to determine the year a particular serial number was used (source: Virgil Brand: The Man and His Era, Q. David Bowers, 1983).

1889 - 1-4512 (numbers 272 to 1,000 not used)
1890 - 4513-4786
1891 - 4787-5201
1892 - 5202-5822 (numbers 5,823 to 9,999 were not used)
1893 - 10,000-11,680 (numbers 11,681-12,000 were not used)
1894 - 12,001-12,841
1895 - 13,001-14,901 (numbers 12,842-13,000 were not used)
1896 - 14,902-16,584
1897 - 16,585-17,769
1898 - 17,770-19,472
1899 - 19,473-21,042
1900 - 21,043-21,801
1901 - 21,802-23,170
1902 - 23,171-24,829
1903 - 24,830-26,847
1904 - 26,848-28,031
1905 - 28,032-32,102
1906 - 32,103-36,739
1907 - 36,740-42,491
1908 - 42,492-47,879
1909 - 47,880-51,276
1910 - 51,277-56,456
1911 - 56,457-61,070
1912 - 61,071-63,771
1913 - 63,772-69,733
1914 - 69,734-75,394
1915 - 75,395-78,847
1916 - 78,848-81,325
1917 - 81,326-83,661
1918 - 84,662-90,778
1919 - 90,779-93,767
1920 - 93,768-105,166
1921 - 105,167-118,845
1922 - 118,846-125,225
1923 - 125,226-128,787
1924 - 128,788-132,363
1925 - 132,364-137,360

Ledgers and binders

Main Ledger, 1889-1925

Secondary Ledgers, 1889-1925 (a full set of photocopies also available)

1 - 1-11,681 (1889-1893; numbers 272 to 1,000, 5,823 to 9,999, and 11,681to12,000 were not used)
2 - 12,001-18,320 (1894-1898; numbers 12,842-13,000 were not used)
3 - 18,321-24,655 (1898-1902)
4 - 24,656-30,990 (1902-1905)
5 - 30,991-37,325 (1905-1907)
6 - 37,326-43,590 (1907-1908)
7 - 43,592-50,205 (1908-1909)
8 - 50,206-56,540 (1909-1911)
9 - 56,541-62,875 (1911-1912)
10 - 62,876-69,210 (1912-1913)
11 - 69,211-75,545 (1913-1914)
12 - 75,546-81,880 (1914-1918)
13 - 81,881-88,285 (1918)
14 - 88,286-90,280 (1918; also includes U.S.A., Sheppard estimate, Rice, Tracy, encased postage stamps)
15 - 90,281-93,850 (1918-1920; also includes Transylvania, Russia, Spanish Mexico)
16 - 93,851-100,815 (1920)
17 - 100,816-107,780 (1920-1921)
18 - 107,781-112,995 (1921)
19 - 112,996-118,210 (1921-1922)
20 - 118,211-123,391 (1922)
21 - 123,426-128,606 (1922-1923)
22 - 128,776-134,715 (1923-1925)
23 - 134,716-137,360 (1925)

Extra (Ex)

Ex1 - 4,716-14,619 (a photocopy is also available)
Ex2 - 15,159-21,528 (a photocopy is also available)
Ex3 - 21,528-29,560
Ex4 - 29,560-36,731 (includes 5184)

Chicago Coin Company (Ch)

Ch1 - 1-3928
Ch2 - 3929-4460 and 30001-31809 (Allenberg collection)
Ch3 - Chicago Coin Company Inventory, Book #193 - 30,001-31,809 (2 copies)
Ch4 - Chicago Coin Company, Collection B (2 copies)

Numbers not in V.M.B.'s journals (NiJ)

NiJ - 150,000-150,194; 350,000-353,075
NiJ - 353,077-360,106
NiJ? - Various U.S.A.

Place (Pla) - coins categorized by place of origin

Pla 1 - mostly ca. 12000-26000
Pla 2 - mostly ca. 21000-38000

Ring binders

Sales Book #1, 1932-1937
Sales Book #2, 1937-1942
Consignments, 1935-1944
Consignments, 1945-1947 (contains 1936-1945?)
Consignments #2, 1936-1947
Consignments III, 1938-1945
U.S.A. Gold, Philadelphia Mint
U.S.A. Gold, All Mints Except "P", Charms, U.S. Territories, Swedish Plate
U.S. Ledger Code Book
Ledger, A-D (alphabetical by country/place)
Coin Ledger, E,F,G (alphabetical by country/place)
Ledger, F-Z (alphabetical by country/place)
J.B.A. (Jane Brand-Allen)
Netherlands (green ring binder)

Photocopies of ledgers

33 binders and 10 bags containing a complete photocopied set of the Secondary Ledgers
1 bag containing a photocopy of ledger Ch1
1 bag containing a photocopy of ledger Ch2
1 bag containing a photocopy of ledger Ex1
1 bag containing a photocopy of ledger Ex2


Other loose materials

U.S. Colonial ledger
Hall Collection (blue binder)
Box of slides of Brand coins
Box of photographs and other items pertaining to Brand sales, 1980s
26 catalogs (Sotheby's, Bowers and Merena) for sales of Brand items, 1983-1990
1 box of rubber stamps used by Virgil M. Brand

Archival Collections