The market for Russian coins and medals proved to be as robust and vibrant as ever at this year's New York Sale XXV-XXVI.
A combination of high quality rarities and enthusiastic buyers ensured high prices were achieved for key pieces with the sale totalling just over US$6,000,000 at US$6,008,774, up over US$1,000,000 on last year's combined sales.
Of the 801 bidders that registered to take part in the auction 221 bidders registered participated online across two live bidding platforms and a total of 6.5% of the 1378 lots were sold online to bidders all over the world.
After the coin sales, on which we've already reported, a large number of Russian Orders and medals completed the evening's proceedings.
A selection of medals from the Mooromsky collection produced impressive results; notable amongst them an Order of St. Vladimir, 2nd Class, Civil Division, which sold for US$38,025 against an estimate of US$20,000, and an Order of St. Stanislaus complete 1st Class set.
Civil Division Cross with full length ribbon and case of issue which sold for US$25,740 against an estimate of US$15,000.
Complementing this collection were a number of orders from other properties including lot 2001, a beautiful example of an Order of the White Eagle Neck badge which achieved US$46,800 against its US$30,000 estimate.
The final section of the two-day sale consisted of a section of Orders of the Soviet Republics and Orders and Badges of the USSR.
Both produced some good results but highlights of the section were a Documented Group of Lieutenant Colonel Lutkevich P.O., listed at US$85,000, which sold for a stunning US$117,000 and a Moldova Autonomous Republic Peoples' Commissariat of Justice badge, estimate: US$15,000, sold for US$25,740.
Seth Freeman of Baldwin's commented after the auction, "We are absolutely delighted at the outstanding success of our 2-day sale here in New York. The results speak for themselves and the high prices achieved further cements Baldwin's standing at the forefront of the global numismatic community."
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