Coins, Medals, Badges, Tokens, Paper Money, Antiques, Curios, Etc: Collection of Masonic Medals, Masonic Jewels, Badges and Tokens of the Late Dr. B. P. Wright, Jeffe

byThomas Lindsay Elder

Hardcover | November 28, 2018

Coins, Medals, Badges, Tokens, Paper Money, Antiques, Curios, Etc: Collection of Masonic Medals, Masonic Jewels, Badges and Tokens of the Late Dr. B. P. Wright, Jeffe by Thomas Lindsay Elder
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A deeply learned man and an ardent coin collector, who at the same time owed to his manly qualities and humanitarian principles, distinguished advancement in the various higher Masonic bodies, it was but natural that his attention was turned, early in life to the great wealth of Numismatic material embodied in the Medals, Tokens and insignia of the entire Masonic Fraternity throughout the world.

Dr. Wright therefore collected with the precise knowledge of a scientist added to the enthusiasm of a lover of the beautiful in Art and the result is worthy of the name and memory of one of the most successful and erudite collectors of these imperishable Masonic memorials whom the world has ever known.

Many of Dr. Wright's treasures have been described on the pages of the numismatist, which material has also been embodied in numerous pamphlets. But now for the first time will be appreciated the really vast work the good Doctor accomplished, in assembling the treasures from here and abroad which distinguish the present catalogue.

Particularly interesting at this present moment, when the Masons of All America are uniting to erect the great Washington Masonic Memorial at the Nation's Capitol, is the rare medal struck, at the time, to mark the expected acceptance of the National grand-mastership by the Father of his Country. Here is the finest specimen of this rare medal in existence.

European Freemasonry is splendidly represented from the earliest dates and in all countries, illustrating, especially in the German and English series, the extensive patronage of the Craft by royalty, in the early days.

I am indebted for some assistance in assembling this great Masonic collection to Worshipful Frank C. Higgins, of New York City, who, like Dr. Wright is both a Mason and a collector, and to whom Dr. Wright dele gated the dispersion oi his collection as one of his last living acts.

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Title:Coins, Medals, Badges, Tokens, Paper Money, Antiques, Curios, Etc: Collection of Masonic Medals, Ma...Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:172 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.44 inShipping dimensions:172 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.44 inPublished:November 28, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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