ALEXANDER, HERR - MT007 - (Alexander Heimberger)
 (1847)
In Collection
#314
10*
Conjuring
Magic coin / token
Token / Coin 
Alexander, Herr (Alexander Heimberger) - MT007

LOCATION: Germany
DATE: 1847
OBV: Bust right of bearded man, around is "HERR ALEXANDER."
REV: "PRESENTED / TO / HERR ALEXANDER / AS A TESTIMONY / OF ESTEEM FROM / HIS FRIENDS / IN / NEW YORK / 1847".
COMPOSITION: GD, R10, V200; GDplC, R7, V9; C, R7, V9; 29-S

Information From:
Magicians' Tokens And Related Items
An Illustrated check-list with estimates of values and rarities.
by F. William Kuethe, Jr.
TAMS Journal, Volume 18, Number 5, October 1978, (Part Two)
Product Details
Personal Details
Read It Yes
Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
THIS EXTREMELY RARE VERY EARLY ADVERTISING MEDALLION / TOKEN FOR THE MAGICIAN HERR ALEXANDER ( ALEXANDER HEINBERGER ) ON THE FIRST SIDE THEIR IS A PORTRAIT AND HIS NAME . ON THE REVERSE SIDE
"PRESENTED TO HERR ALEXANDER AS A TESTIMONY OF ESTEEEM FROM HIS FRIENDS IN NEW YORK 1847."

ONE OF THE EARLIEST MAGICIANS TOKEN OF AMERICA EXTREMELY RARE ! ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION ! STRUCK 2 YEARS BEFORE J.H ANDERSON PRODUCED HIS OWN MEDALLIONS .


Rulau considered this one of the most desireable of all pre-Civil War tokens from New York. And, he says "considered the earliest magician's token of America..."

Gilt base metal medal d.= 29 mm.
Heimbürger, Alexander, magician, 1819 Münster - 1909 Münster/ Westfalen, Germany.
Farewell medallion on his departure from New York.

Portrait r., curved above: "HERR ALEXANDER" / 9 lines: "PRESENTED TO HERR ALEXANDER AS A TESTIMONY OF ESTEEM FROM HIS FRIENDS IN NEW YORK 1847." ANA 1949.65.406; Rulau NY42.

Medallist:
C.C.W. (Charles Cushing Wright), Sculptor, 1796 Damariscotta, Maine - 1854 New York