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Robert Sneider (1841/2-1917)

In 1866, Robert Sneider, an engraver, established his firm Robert Sneider Company on John Street, New York City, New York.

In 1895, he purchased the firm of George Hampton Lovett. According to Dick Johnson Sneider purchased the Lovett dies of the firm and used them and the puncheons thereby confusing which medals were exclusively Sneider's own original pieces from those that are actually attributable to the Lovetts. The new location for the firm : 145 Fulton Street, New York City, New York.

After purchasing the Lovett firm Sneider became a regular advertiser in American Printer and Lithographer listed in many categories throughout each issue.

Sneider's advertisement in Popular Science, September 1901.

Sneider produced many bookplate for individuals and collectors prize them in their collections. Above : Edward Warfield's bookplate made in 1902.

Sneider had a an advertising contract with Lewis Brodstone running a series of graphic illustrated display ads in Philatelic West. The above was scanned from the March 1903 issue.

In 1917, Robert Sneider died after 51 years of operating Robert Sneider Company. The firm had relocated at that time to 61 Fulton Street, New York City, New York. The firm continued by Zimmer after his demise. Zimmer is not listed by Dick Johnson.

Bibliography :

The Jewelers' Circular, September (1917) obit

Walden's Stationery Printer, Vol. 40 (1917) : 32 Zimmer


D. Wayne Johnson, Who's Who Among American Medallists (2015) : 264