Welcome to E-Auction 15!

This auction features an interesting and varied ancient section -- from a lovely hemidrachm portraying Cleopatra VII as Aphrodite (lot 9), to a small and interesting group of Roman Egypt coins, including a particularly choice and scarce Augustus 40 drachms (lot 15), and a rare Gallienus billon tetradrachm with a reverse of Selene (lot 24). A few nicely patinated Byzantine folles and a few beautiful Celtic horses then lead us into the British section, which starts strong with attractive pennies of Coenwulf (lot 40), Edward the Elder (lot 41), and Eadgar (lot 42). With the milled coinage there is a Charles I crown with an especially intriguing mintmark (harp over rose over feathers, lot 64), and also a few select Maundy sets (lots 72, 80, & 82). In tokens Allan has assembled a choice collection from the Churches and Gates series (lot 89 to 98), a broadstruck halfpenny with thematic ties to American colonial patriots (lot 100), and a discovery piece with an unlisted plain edge (lot 104). The sale closes with a few fascinating little world pieces from Canada, Columbia, and Egypt, a Napoleonic medal, and a rare great wax seal of Victoria so large that the photo could only fit on the back cover of the print catalog (and even then at 1/3rd actual size!).

We hope you find some things of interest. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, to discuss lots, and to place bids.

Allan, Marnie, & Lief Davisson
Friday, April 22, 2016

How Bidding Works

Davissons Ltd uses a soft close for its auctions, which means no lot closes until everyone is done bidding. Every time a bid is placed within the final 40 seconds of a lot closing, the timer is reset to 40 seconds. This continues until no bids are placed for 40 seconds, at which point the lot closes. There will never be more than one lot closing at once, as the next lot is not allowed to begin closing until the current lot closes.

To bid: enter your maximum bid into the text box, and click submit. Only round dollar amounts are accepted. You are then required to confirm your bid. Once confirmed, all bids are final. If you have placed a bid in error you must call during office hours and speak to one of us. If you are the current high bidder then it will display “Current High Bidder: YOU” If you are not the high bidder, or if you are not logged in, then the current high bidder will be identified by their 5 digit client ID. You may find your client ID under the Account tab.

Bids are reduced automatically, so feel free to bid your maximum and it will be reduced to one increment over the current high bid. If a user places a bid that is higher than necessary to be the current high bidder on the lot, the displayed bid will reflect one advance over the next lower bid. For example, if a user "A" places a bid of $120 on a lot which opens at $100, "A" will be winning that lot at $100. If another user "B" bids $110, the winning bidder will be "A" at $120, one advance over the supporting bid of $110. If user "B" in this example instead placed a bid at $120, then user "A" will still be winning at $120 because they placed that maximum bid value first.

Increments can be viewed here. The next bid will always be on the next increment, so if a user is winning a lot at $100, or $105, or $109, the next bid will still always be $110.

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