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$50... best find of the MAX show
Old 09-24-2019, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default $50... best find of the MAX show

Hi guys,

The colour faded and slightly corroded obverse that would scare any minty-mint collector off couldn't avert Giel Van Wassenhove at the MAX show 2019

Probably the latest spange Hymmen produced (an I think the first zink one that is known?) Marked with the L/53 and provided with a waffle kind of crimp. It's impossible for me to imagine how they were able to crimp in such a thin planchet without breaking it. Maybe this was also the reason we never saw a simular one pop up...

I was very happy to find this, $50 was enough to make me smile the entire day

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Old 09-24-2019, 11:09 AM   #2
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After a little search in becomes clear that Dietrich himself already made the discovery in 2004

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Old 09-24-2019, 11:44 AM   #3
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First L/53 without veins that I have seen. With a little bit of cleaning it should like nice. Nice find Giel. Jim
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Old 09-24-2019, 12:16 PM   #4
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Hi Giel,

Great spange, very typical Hymmen product with the amauterish eagle design, small maker mark in a box and crimped hardware. The cross hatching on the crimps is also another signature of H&CL, so completely believable and original IMO. Well spotted my friend! No doubt others picked it up, only to put it down again thinking it was a crappy quality fake.

If it doesn't have a hinge and catch, I'm not interested......well, maybe a little

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congrat my friend this the piece a very rare type ,the condition not the best ,but IMO in this not problem ,great find
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That´s a spange that we don´t see so very often

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Old 10-04-2019, 01:26 PM   #7
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Hello Giel,
a rare Hymmen Spange, I know this kind of Spange from two ore three pieces, no doubt about it!
for 50 bucks I would smile the rest of the year…
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