ainsivalavie a écrit :Voici la dernière collection qui sera présente dans l'ouvrage cumulant des catalogues d'encan que je propose à la vente, soit la section canadienne de W.W.C. Wilson. ... ... ... Au final, il y a certaines pièces vraiment particulières qui mériteraient de s'attarder (Certaines même que je n'ai jamais revues proposer à la vente depuis)... peut-être dans une prochaine publication.
J'ai fait une petite liste de certaines pièces intéressantes de la collection de William Walter Coulthard Wilson. Cependant, la liste aurait pu aisément être 3 fois plus longue, mais je tenais à limiter la longueur et rester avec des pièces qui sortent +/- de l'ordinaire, par exemple avec des frappes sur des flans hors norme, voire des pièces uniques ou presque...
- - Breton #501 - 15 Sols 1670
- Breton #502 - 5 Sols 1670 (2 pièces)
- Breton #516 (Cuivre / Original)
- Breton #522 - Half Penny 1844 / Mule (Argent / Proof)
- Breton #522 - Mule de deux revers (Argent / Proof)
- Breton #527 (PC-1C1) - Half Penny 1845 (Proof)
- PC-2A - 1 Penny 1837 (Nickel)
- PC-2A - 1 Penny 1837 (Pièce essai de type Piéfort)
- Breton #564 (LC-18) - R.W. Owen Montreal Ropery
- Breton #564 (LC-18) - R.W. Owen Montreal Ropery (Very Small Flan)
- Breton #567 (MT-4) - Hunterstown 1852
- Breton #568 (MT-7) - Weir & Laramie Montreal 1862 - Encased Stamp 10 cents
- Breton #654 - I.S. Kollmyer
- Breton #721 (PF-4) - Copper Company of Upper Canada 1/2 Penny 1794 (Bronze / Original)
- Breton #870 (NS-4A) - Nouvelle-Écosse - 1 Penny 1832 (Nickel)
- Breton #909 & #910 (NB-2A & NB-1A) - Nouveau-Brunswick - 1/2 & 1 Penny 1843 (Argent)
- Breton #916 (PE-4) - Île-du-Prince-Edouard - 1/2 Penny 1840 / Sheaf of Wheat (UNC Red)
- Breton #925 - North-West Co. 1820 (Brass)
- Breton #925 - North-West Co. 1820 (Cuivre)
- Breton #934 & #935 - Colombie-Britanique 10 et 20 Dollars 1862 (Gilt Electrotypes)
- Breton #999 (BL-24C)
- Breton #1000 (PE-10-5B)
- Breton #1012 (LC-60A2) - 1/2 Penny 1820/5 / Bust & Harp
- Breton #673 (LC-7) - Sou Bouquet 1/2 Penny
- LC-23D - Sou Bouquet (Mule)
- LC-26A - Sou Bouquet (Mule)
- LC-30F (Breton #703) - Sou Bouquet (UNC / Proof Surface)
- Mule: Breton #681 (Avers) / Breton #688 (Revers) - Sou Bouquet
- Canada - 1 cent 1858 (Flan moitié moins épais)
- Canada - 1 cent 1858 (Nickel / Proof)
- Canada - 1 cent 1858 Pattern (Proof)
- Canada - 1 cent 1858 Pattern Uniface (Proof)
- Canada - 1 cent 1876 (Nickel / Proof)
- Canada - 20 cents 1871 Pattern (Proof)
- Canada - 50 cent 1870 (Cuivre / Proof)
- Nouvelle-Écosse - 1 cent 186_ Pattern (Date incomplète)
- Terre-Neuve - 5 cents 1864 Pattern (Cuivre / Proof)
- Terre-Neuve - 20 cents 1865 (Cuivre / Proof)
- Terre-Neuve - 50 cents 1870 (Cuivre / Proof)
Pour ceux qui veulent en apprendre un peu plus sur le montréalais W.W.C. Wilson (Article en anglais):
William Walter Coulthard Wilson (1870-1924), "the Virgil M. Brand of Canada". He was the president of J. C. Wilson, Limited, a paper manufacturer.
He was born in November 1870, the son of an Irish Presbyterian immigrant to Canada, James Crockett Wilson (1841-1899), and Jeanne Kilgour Wilson (1840-1897), at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His father established the paper manufacturing company in 1870 at Montreal. On April 5, 1911, he married Mellie Z. Marx (1873-1947), a bookkeeper at the Broadway Congregational Church, Norwich, Connecticut.
He died at his Crescent Street home in Montreal on March 16, 1924 and is buried at Mount Royal Cemetery. He is often cited as being age 55 at his death including his interment certificate. However, his Canadian Census reports state he was born in November 1870, making him 53 and 4 months of age.
He was a member of the Albert Lodge, No. 25, Free and Accepted Masons; the St. Jervis Club, and the ANA.
In October 1907 he joined the A.N.A. and is member No. 899. He joined the ANS on June 11, 1908. About this time he purchased en mass the collection of Louis Joseph Casault upon his retirement from the Library of the Canadian Parliament. Casault owned one of the finest collections of Canadian coins. Pierre N. Breton acted as the purchasing agent for Wilson of the entire collection.
He was a charter member of the New York Numismatic Club in 1909. He attended the August 1909 ANA convention held at Montreal. In 1909 he joined the British Numismatic Society.
He was the First-Vice President of the ANA in 1910. He purchased The Numismatist from Farran Zerbe on October 12, 1910 with a deposit of one cent paying the balance of 500$ no later than December 31, 1910. Wilson entrusted the conveyance of The Numismatist to the ANA to Howland Wood in a document drafted and signed on letterhead of the Hotel Thorndike, Boston, Massachusetts, on October 27, 1910.
He donated the magazine to the ANA as its official bulletin. The first official issue of the magazine as the property of the ANA was January 1911. Albert Romer Frey was the first Editor, Edgar Holmes Adams and George H. Blake the Associate Editors.
Farran Zerbe said " In doing this Mr. Wilson renders a valuable service to numismatics, and the [i]American Numismatic Association acquires the most essential factor for it's successful existance-ownership of it's official organ. Mr. Wilson is an enthusiastic collector, has an extensive numismatic library, and by recent purchases, is believed to have the finest collection of Canadian specimens on this continent. As he has become one of the association's benefactors, it is hoped that he will have every reason to know his gift is appreciated, that it will ever to continue to serve a good cause, and that his interest in the A.N.A. will be long in evidence.[/i]" The Numismatist (1911)