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The E-Sylum:  Volume 8, Number 26, June 26, 2005, Article 17

THE HANS SCHULMAN NUMISMATIC LIBRARY

Dick Johnson writes: "I neglected to relate the strongest book
connection to Hans M.F. Schulman in my comments in The
E-Sylum last week. Hans always ordered multiple copies of
numismatic books when they were first published. If you were
ever in his office you will recall walls were filled with bookcases
floor to ceiling. In his private office was his private numismatic
library. Both were extensive.

When he sold off Schulman Coin and Mint his extensive holdings
of numismatic literature were not part of the deal. Sol Kaplan of
Cincinnati owned a couple warehouses in addition to being a
coin dealer. Hans shipped hundreds of boxes of numismatic books
for Sol to store. Later he asked me to look at these with the intent
of cataloging them for a separate numismatic literature auction sale.

I spent one day in Solís warehouse and cataloged less than a dozen
books. The temptation to read the books overrode my desire to
accomplish any cataloging chore. I recognized the job was greater
than the time I could devote to it. Ultimately, the books went back
to New York City. Hans had rented two rooms several floors
below his office and he cataloged the books himself. I donít recall
the year, but I believe he sold off this extensive holdings in several
auction sales.

Perhaps an E-Sylum reader can identify when these sales occurred.
Do you have a Schulman auction catalog with hundreds (thousands?)
of books offered?"

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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