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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 19, May 7, 2006, Article 20

UNIQUE, SEMI-UNIQUE, QUASI-UNIQUE, WANNABE-UNIQUE AND REALLY, REALLY U-NEEK

Bob Leonard writes: "I'm sure I won't be the only one to comment
on this item from some journalist at FOX News: "Manning put the
rarest and most unique items in the U.N. archive up for auction
once again..."

Some people have criticized numismatic catalogers for using the
term "semi-unique," for pieces of which only two are known.  But
now it seems we have several degrees of "uniqueness," most unique,
slightly unique, only a little bit unique, rarest, merely rare, etc.
Where will it stop?"

[So far, Bob's comment is unique.  And this issue of The E-Sylum
is too, being the only one issued this week.  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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