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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 45, October 29, 2000, Article 7

THOMAS CLENEAY 

   Dave's quest to assemble a collection of coin albums is not 
   unlike the quest of earlier numismatic pioneers such as 
   Thomas Cleneay, who was mentioned in the catalog of 
   The Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection - Part IV (Bowers and 
   Merena, November 20-21, 2000, Lot 610) 

   "... In the annals of gold coins, he looms as a very 
   significant figure - a numismatist of the stripe of Virgil 
   Brand: buying one piece is nice, having two is nicer yet, 
   and having three is even better... No doubt we can all thank 
   Thomas Cleneay for preserving for numismatic posterity 
   many gold coins that he was able to acquire from banks 
   and elsewhere in the late 19th century, in an era when the 
   series did not draw a wide circle of interest.  Collectors 
   of Civil War Tokens may know that Cleaneay is one of the 
   most important figures who collected these tokens in the 
   1860's, in the time when they were produced." 

   Many thanks to the cataloguer (QDB?) for mention of 
   The Asylum and the Numismatic Bibliomania Society 
   later in the lot description. 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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