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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 49, November 26, 2000, Article 6

1850 ECKFELDT-DUBOIS AND THE STREETER SALE 

   Dave Bowers writes: "Just a note to say that the 1850 edition of 
   Eckfeldt and Dubois, with the gold sample, comes in two colors 
   of cover--blue and red (I have copies of both). 

   Also, in the Streeter Sale held by Parke-Bernet years ago there 
   was a copy of this book--with a nice write up -- which, if I 
   remember correctly, served to call widespread attention to the 
   volume (at the time Thomas Winthrop Streeter's Americana 
   collection was sold, there was not a great deal of interest yet, 
   in numismatic circles, for the collecting of books). 

   The Streeter sale brought good prices, partly because the 
   Streeter trustees donated MONEY to certain institutions so 
   that they could buy his books in the sale. I was a competitor 
   for the Eckfeldt and Dubois book, but lost it and was amazed 
   at the high price. 

   I have the original suite of six or seven Streeter catalogues in 
   my library at home -- not at the office where I am writing this -- 
   and could provide more information.  No doubt quite a few 
   NBS members also remember the event which was held in the 
   second half of the 1960s. It was quite a sensation at the time." 

   [Editor's note: "THE CELEBRATED COLLECTION OF 
   AMERICANA FORMED  BY THE LATE THOMAS 
   WINTHROP STREETER" was sold by Parke-Bernet Galleries 
   of New York from 1966-70. The catalog consists of seven 
   volumes plus an index volume. 

   Streeter (1883-1965) was a consummate bibliophile who had 
   holdings beyond the material sold by Parke-Bernet.  For 
   example,  Streeter was also the "preeminent collector of 
   railroadiana" and donated the core of the American Antiquarian 
   Society's holdings of materials on canals and railroads.  See this 
   web page:  http://www.americanantiquarian.org/canalsrr.htm 

   From www.dartmouth.edu:  "As chairman of the board of the 
   Simms Petroleum Corporation from 1923 to 1930 Streeter 
   made several business trips to Texas from his home in 
   Morristown, New Jersey.  These visits prompted his interest in 
   collecting 'books, pamphlets, broadsides and maps relating to 
   Texas history' between 1795 and 1845.  Those acquisitions, 
   totaling almost 2,000 imprints, are now in Yale University's 
   outstanding Western Americana Collection." 

   Has anyone ever compiled a list of the numismatic rarities in 
   the Streeter library?  Where are they now?  Does anyone 
   have a book from the Streeter sales?  A copy of Jacob Perkins' 
   Bank Bill Test came from the Streeter sales in 1967, where it 
   realized $350 (as noted in Charles Davis' "American 
   Numismatic Literature")] 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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