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Auction Description for Altair Auctions: Important Art and Antiques

Important Art and Antiques

by Altair Auctions


546 lots with images

June 1, 2013

Live Auction

151 Carnegie Row

Norwood, MA, 02062 USA

Phone: 781-349-8388

Fax: 781-349-8327

Email: info@altair-auctions.com

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Antique Gold Leaf Mirror

Lot 1: Antique Gold Leaf Mirror

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Description: Antique, oval mirror with beveled glass, surrounded by various flowers and ferns depicted in gold leaf. Length 27 1/2 in., Width 19 3/4 in.

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Antique Bullseye Convex Mirror

Lot 2: Antique Bullseye Convex Mirror

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Description: America, 19th C., bullseye convex mirror, with decorative moldings and federal motifs with an eagle on the top clutching a shield and arrows. Length 34 1/2 in., Width 23 1/2 in.

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Antique Italian Style Mirror

Lot 3: Antique Italian Style Mirror

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Description: Italy, antique style mirror, wide bodied with decorative gilt edging in leaves, reeds, flowers and scalloped shells. Provenance: From the estate of Nick Sampson, Uxbridge, MA. Height: 41.5 in., Width: 31 in.

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Antique Islamic Mirror

Lot 4: Antique Islamic Mirror

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Description: Islamic World, Antique, wood mirror, with two painted hinged doors depicting characters surrounded with geometric mosaic patterns. Height 19 in., Width 8 1/2 in.

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Italian Painted Panel Mirror

Lot 5: Italian Painted Panel Mirror

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Description: Italy, antique gilt panel mirror with decorative scalloped edges and shell decoration. Central featured medallion of stately figures in a garden landscape. Provenance: From the estate of Nick Sampson, Uxbridge, MA. Length 53 in., Width 34 in.

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Carved Wood Coat of Arms

Lot 6: Carved Wood Coat of Arms

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Description: Antique, carved wood coat of arms with the phrase "Eat, drink, and be merry," in Latin, flanked by two dragons, and a knight's helmet, vibrantly painted. Width 29 in., Height 23 in. Provenance: From the estate of Nick Sampson, Uxbridge, MA.

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French Hand Painted Platter

Lot 7: French Hand Painted Platter

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Description: France, hand painted platter with colorful flowers and grapes using artful brush strokes with a rim of scrolls in gold. Provenance: Estate of Nick Sampson, Uxbridge, MA. Diameter 18 in.

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Pre-Columbian Mayan Stone Burial Fragment

Lot 8: Pre-Columbian Mayan Stone Burial Fragment

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Mayan stone burial fragment, depicting a head with a well articulated face and patterned headdress, the ears have hoop earrings. Length 2 1/2 in.

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Two Mayan Artifacts

Lot 9: Two Mayan Artifacts

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Description: Mayan Culture, two artifacts including a fertility figure with outstretched arms touching the head, marked with an early label reading "Yakatan"; Height 5 in.; and a Mayan burial fragment of a head, with a well articulated face. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Early Cast Iron Artifact

Lot 10: Early Cast Iron Artifact

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Description: Early cast iron artifact, possibly a torch with evidence of mounting in a corner, banded portions, and a well-worn surface with patina. Height: 15.5 in., Base Width: 4.5 in.

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Eighteenth Century Leather Belt

Lot 11: Eighteenth Century Leather Belt

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Description: 18th C., leather belt decorated with birds and flowers, in polychromatic fabric and cloth decorations, brass rivets and hand stitching. Length 39 in.

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English Inlaid Brandy Box

Lot 12: English Inlaid Brandy Box

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Description: England, antique footed inlaid brandy box, holding brandy glasses and two glass decanters, with key and tassel. Provenance: From the estate of Nick Sampson, Uxbridge, MA. Length 9 1/2 in., Width 9 in., Height 1 in.

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European Antique Box

Lot 13: European Antique Box

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Description: Europe, antique wood presentation box with spaces for glasses, key and tassel, and a silver plaque that reads "Presented to Capt. C. P. Whitcombe, By the Officers, Non Commissioned Officers and Volunteers of the B.B. & C.I.R. Rifle Corps In recognition of the valuable services rendered by him during and after the formation of the Corps, January 1884". Height 7 in. Width 12 1/2 in. Length 8 7/8 in.

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Japanese Jewelry Box

Lot 14: Japanese Jewelry Box

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Description: Japan, jewelry box with mother-of-pearl inlay, flower motifs on a black ground, removable dividers inside a black interior. Width 9 1/2 in., Length 13 in., Height 5 3/4 in.

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Antique Mahogany Jewelry Box

Lot 15: Antique Mahogany Jewelry Box

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Description: American or European, mahogany jewelry box with removable tray, velvet cushioned section and a mirrored interior. Length 11 1/2 in., Width 8 1/2 in., Depth 4 in.

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American Iron Pyrite Box

Lot 16: American Iron Pyrite Box

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Description: America, brass box topped with a decorative application of iron pyrite or "Fool's Gold" and lined with mahogany on a four footed base. Width: 5.5 in., Length: 3.5 in.

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Chinese Hinged Ivory Case

Lot 17: Chinese Hinged Ivory Case

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Description: China, 19th C., small hinged case with ivory cover and back, carved with a floral motif, purple interior. Length 5 1/2 in., Width 2 1/2 in.

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Two Miniature Bicycles

Lot 18: Two Miniature Bicycles

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Description: America, one miniature ten speed bike, fully operational with kickstand; one electric or solar powered metal bike with a seated rider by Ishiguro. Largest: Height 5 in., Width 8 in.

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Antique Monumental Water Trough

Lot 19: Antique Monumental Water Trough

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Description: America or Europe, monumental antique granite water trough on raised pedestal, unearthed during construction in the Seventies. Provenance: From the estate of Nick Sampson, Uxbridge, MA. Diameter of bowl: 56 in.

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Piaget Limited Watch

Lot 20: Piaget Limited Watch

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Description: 1970s, 18 karat gold Piaget Limited Edition Watch, #5. Black leather strap with a gold USA $20 coin on the back. Length 9 in., Watch Face Width 1 1/2 in.

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Korean Pottery Mask

Lot 21: Korean Pottery Mask

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Description: Korea, painted pottery masks of a man and woman, mounted on a wooden board, with highly expressive faces. Length 16 1/2 in. Width 10 1/2 in.

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Fang Style African Mask

Lot 22: Fang Style African Mask

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Description: Africa, Fang style mask from the Gabon region, carved with a long, crescent shaped profile, heavily lidded eyes and a strong nose, paint added later. Height: 17 in., Width: 8 in.

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Marble Lantern with Cloisonne Fixture

Lot 23: Marble Lantern with Cloisonne Fixture

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Description: Antique, marble lantern, flared rim, rounded body and footed base, Cloisonne fixture decorated with a floral motif. Length 4 1/4 in., Width 4 in.

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Japanese Painted Wooden Figure

Lot 24: Japanese Painted Wooden Figure

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Description: Japan, antique painted wooden figure of a seated man in colorfully accented and patterned robes. Height 7 in.

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Art Nouveau Style Bisque Figure

Lot 25: Art Nouveau Style Bisque Figure

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Description: America, Art Nouveau style bisque figure of a woman in an an artistic pose, painted in cream and mottled green. Height 5 1/2 in.

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Antique Carved Wood Tribal Drum

Lot 26: Antique Carved Wood Tribal Drum

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Description: Antique, large tribal drum, carved with faces and animal figures, covered with animal skin and characterized by turned wooden spokes. Provenance: From the estate of Nick Sampson, Uxbridge, MA. Height 32 in.

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George A. Starbird, Model 180, Microphone Boom

Lot 27: George A. Starbird, Model 180, Microphone Boom

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Description: America, George A. Starbird, Model 180, microphone boom. Provenance: From the Lou Dumont Collection. Height 59 in., Base Width 30 in., Boom Length 52 + in.

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Canadian Gold Coin Pendant

Lot 28: Canadian Gold Coin Pendant

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Description: Canada, one ounce, gold, fifty dollar coin featuring Elizabeth II on one side, and the Canadian maple leaf on the other, mounted to be worn as a pendant, with a certificate.

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Twelve Antique East Indian Coins

Lot 29: Twelve Antique East Indian Coins

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Description: East India, twelve coins of various size and design, featuring figures and patterns, all with patina.

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U.S. 1881 Gold Coin

Lot 30: U.S. 1881 Gold Coin

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Description: America, 1881, five dollar gold coin, Lady Liberty on obverse surrounded by 13 stars, reads: 'LIBERTY' across her headpiece and '1881' below, eagle on reverse holding 3 arrows and an olive branch, reads: 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,' 'FIVE D.' and 'IN GOD WE TRUST' scrolled above the eagle.

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U.S. 1899 Gold Coin

Lot 31: U.S. 1899 Gold Coin

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Description: America, 1899, five dollar gold coin, Lady Liberty on obverse surrounded by 13 stars, reads: 'LIBERTY' across her headpiece and '1899' below, eagle on reverse holding 3 arrows and an olive branch, reads: 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,' 'FIVE D.' and 'IN GOD WE TRUST' scrolled above the eagle.

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U.S. 1879 Gold Coin

Lot 32: U.S. 1879 Gold Coin

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Description: America, 1879, two and a half dollar gold coin, Lady Liberty on obverse surrounded by 13 stars, reads: 'LIBERTY' across her headpiece and '1879' below, eagle on reverse holding 3 arrows and an olive branch, reads: 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA' and '2 1/2 D.'.

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U.S. 1852 Gold Coin

Lot 33: U.S. 1852 Gold Coin

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Description: America,1852, two and a half dollar gold coin, Lady Liberty on obverse surrounded by 13 stars, reads: 'LIBERTY' across her headpiece and '1852' below, eagle on reverse holding 3 arrows and an olive branch, reads: 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA' and '2 1/2 D.'.

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U.S. 1929 Gold Coin

Lot 34: U.S. 1929 Gold Coin

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Description: America, 1929., two and a half dollar gold coin, Native American chieftain on the obverse surrounded by 13 stars, reads 'LIBERTY' above and '1929' below, bald eagle perched on the reverse, reads 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,' 'E PLURBIUS UNUM,' 'IN GOD WE TRUST' and '2 1/2 DOLLARS.'

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U.S. 1853 Gold Coin

Lot 35: U.S. 1853 Gold Coin

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Description: America, 1853, two and a half dollar gold coin, Lady Liberty on obverse surrounded by 13 stars, reads: 'LIBERTY' across her headpiece and '1853' below, eagle on reverse holding 3 arrows and an olive branch, reads: 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA' and '2 1/2 D.'.

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U.S. 1925 Gold Coin

Lot 36: U.S. 1925 Gold Coin

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Description: America, 1925, two and a half dollar gold coin, Native American chieftain on the obverse surrounded by 13 stars, reads 'LIBERTY' above and '1925' below, bald eagle perched on the reverse, reads 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,' 'E PLURBIUS UNUM,' 'IN GOD WE TRUST' and '2 1/2 DOLLARS.'

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U.S. 1915 Gold Coin

Lot 37: U.S. 1915 Gold Coin

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Description: America, 1915, two and a half dollar gold coin, Native American chieftain on the obverse surrounded by 13 stars, reads 'LIBERTY' above and '1915' below, bald eagle perched on the reverse, reads 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,' 'E PLURBIUS UNUM,' 'IN GOD WE TRUST' and '2 1/2 DOLLARS.'

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U.S. 1861 Gold Coin

Lot 38: U.S. 1861 Gold Coin

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Description: America, 1861, two and a half dollar gold coin, Lady Liberty on the front surrounded by 13 stars, reads: 'LIBERTY' across her headpiece and '1861' below, eagle on the reverse holding 3 arrows and an olive branch, reads: 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA' and '2 1/2 D.'.

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U.S. 1901 Gold Coin

Lot 39: U.S. 1901 Gold Coin

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Description: America, 1901, five dollar gold coin, Lady Liberty on obverse surrounded by 13 stars, reads: 'LIBERTY' across her headpiece and '1901' below, eagle on reverse holding 3 arrows and an olive branch, reads: 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,' 'FIVE D' and 'IN GOD WE TRUST' scrolled above the eagle.

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U.S. 1884 Gold Coin

Lot 40: U.S. 1884 Gold Coin

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Description: America, 1884, five dollar gold coin, Lady Liberty on obverse surrounded by 13 stars, reads: 'LIBERTY' across her headpiece and '1884' below, eagle on reverse holding 3 arrows and an olive branch, reads: 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,' 'FIVE D' and 'IN GOD WE TRUST' scrolled above the eagle.

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U.S. 1906 Gold Coin

Lot 41: U.S. 1906 Gold Coin

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Description: America, 1906, two and a half dollar gold coin, Lady Liberty on the obverse surrounded by 13 stars, reads: 'LIBERTY' across her headpiece and '1906' below, eagle on the reverse holding 3 arrows and olive branch, reads: 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA' and '2 1/2 D.'.

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U.S. 1878 Gold Coin

Lot 42: U.S. 1878 Gold Coin

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Description: America, 1878, two and a half dollar gold coin, Lady Liberty on the obverse surrounded by 13 stars, reads: 'LIBERTY' across her headpiece and '1878' below, eagle on the reverse holding 3 arrows and an olive branch, reads: 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA' and '2 1/2 D.'.

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Eighty Seven US Coins

Lot 43: Eighty Seven US Coins

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Description: One authentic 1925 Lincoln Cent; four pair of half dollar and dime silver classics: 1) 1943, 1941, 2) 1945, 1942, 3) 1945, 1943, 4) 1945, 1944; One cents: 1929(5), 1935(1), 1936(2), 1937(5), 1940(2), 1941(9), 1942(3), 1945(7)- 2 pieces/D, 1944(1), 1951(3) - 2 pieces/D, 1952(4) - 2 pieces/D, 1953(6) - 5 pieces/D, 1954(1), 1955(6) - 1 piece/S, 1 piece/D, 1956(5), 1957(11) - 10 pieces/D, 1958(3) - 1 piece/D; Four of one cent(1911-1929) US coins, 1911(1), 1920(1)/S, 1926(1) and 1929(1)/D.

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Forty Two US Coins

Lot 44: Forty Two US Coins

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Description: Two U.S. Indian Head Cents, 1889 and 1903; Three pieces of U.S. one dollar coin, 1971(2) and 1776-1976; Five pieces of U.S. half dollar, 1776-1976(2), 1972(1), 1949(1) and 1990(1); Three pieces of U.S. 1941 liberty head dime; three pieces of U.S. five cent Indian Head, reserve of buffalo 1924, 1936, xxxx; three U.S. two cents coins, 1864(2) and 1865; one piece piece of U.S. 1907 quarter coin; two U.S. two cents coins, 1901 and 1902; Twenty pieces of half dollar U.S. coins, 1964, 1971(4), 1972(3), 1974(2), 1980, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996.

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Group of Coins From Around World

Lot 45: Group of Coins From Around World

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Description: Antique, one hundred and fifty four coins from around the world, varying values, countries of origins and size.

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Ten North Korean Banknotes

Lot 46: Ten North Korean Banknotes

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Description: North Korean, 1978, ten "100" banknotes in a continuous series, uncirculated.

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Ten Iranian Rials

Lot 47: Ten Iranian Rials

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Description: Iran, ten "100" Iranian Rials, uncirculated.

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Ten Bangladeshi Banknotes

Lot 48: Ten Bangladeshi Banknotes

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Description: Bangladesh, ten banknotes, uncirculated.

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Ten Nepalese Rupee Banknotes

Lot 49: Ten Nepalese Rupee Banknotes

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Description: Nepal, ten "Five" Rupee banknotes, uncirculated.

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Ten Afghani Banknotes

Lot 50: Ten Afghani Banknotes

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Description: Afghanistan, ten "One" banknotes, uncirculated.

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