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HK-404a Silver Plate... somewhat common but different die states.... Jeff can explain

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I wanted to add to the discussion about the different colors and finishes that exist on the same pieces. I photographed 2 of my #409's together to show the variation of color and finish on them. I will post a link to my Flickr page where they are shown. I haven't tried this method yet so I will edit this post if it doesn't work. Never noticed a stamped name on the bail of the fob before. Interesting piece and I think this piece comes in just about all the standard varieties. I have five different Paramount HK740's but I never seen oe heard of your different reverse mans bust. Think it is Zukor in his 1910-1915 early days before he lost all his hair and got fat and rich or one of the "under contract Paramount actors" Do you have any more of these Paramount unlisted pieces?---- Bill G http://www.flickr.com/photos/19650091@N04/12396751643/

Isn't it interesting that both are slabbed as brown when they really are different colors as a result of different patinas. Red, Brown, and R/B do not really apply.

how do we know when theses pieces were plated

how do we know when theses pieces were plated

An interesting question and a good example of the importance of pedigrees and early references (auctions, fixed price lists, article, announcements) noting the existence of pieces.

HK-423 Silver plate/wash that was sold by Heritage Auctions today.... pretty piece regardless of NCS slab... darn rare and from Tom Jankovsky's collection (I spoke with him about this).

I wanted to add to the discussion about the different colors and finishes that exist on the same pieces. I photographed 2 of my #409's together to show the variation of color and finish on them. I will post a link to my Flickr page where they are shown. I haven't tried this method yet so I will edit this post if it doesn't work. http://www.flickr.com/photos/19650091@N04/12396751643/

who is to say whether back in the day that some individuals did not purchase and then silver plate these medals to create another variety to sell. I thought I read that some of the original sellers of some scd would create additional varieties by taking unsold medals and plating them and then re-selling them.

Yes, that is a problem.

HK-408a sold by Heritage in 2017...

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HK-411a ...

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