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The E-Sylum:  Volume 2, Number 37, September 12, 1999, Article 3

KOLBE BASS III SALE CATALOG APPEARS  

   The third sale of the Harry W. Bass library is being 
   offered by George Frederick Kolbe.  The public and mail 
   bid sale will be held Saturday, September 25th at the 
   Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Expo in Long Beach, CA.  

   The sale includes many rarities of U.S. and world 
   numismatic literature.  A four-page addendum to the catalog 
   describes the final lot, the extremely rare Perkins' Bank 
   Bill Test by Jacob Perkins, 1809.  "Ex libris George and 
   Melvin Fuld; lot 853 in the August 15, 1971 sale of the Fuld 
   library, where it brought $320 on a $200 estimate.  Later in 
   the 1970's, it was acquired by William L. S. Barrett, in 
   whose library it has resided until now."  Only about six 
   copies are known today of this landmark work produced by the 
   Massachusetts inventor known in numismatic circles for his 
   great contributions to the art of bank note engraving, as 
   well as his dies for the 1788 Massachusetts copper coinage 
   and the Washington Mortuary Medal die. 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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