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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 32, August 6, 2006, Article 21

HARRY X BOOSEL

Last week I mentioned Harry X Boosel's name and asked: What was
Harry famous for collecting, and what does the X stand for?

Tom DeLorey writes: "The Coinage of 1873, and absolutely nothing.
When I started working for Coin World's Editorial Department back
in 1974, the first thing they did was give me a fine steel line
gauge, and the second thing they did was to tell me that the
proper spelling of his name was "Harry X (no period) Boosel!"

Neil Shafer writes: "Harry X always wanted to be called "Mr. 1873"
as he had such interest in that year's coinage.  I wonder whatever
happened to his collection; I don't recall seeing it offered
anyplace, but that could just be something I missed."

[I met Boosel only once - I believe it was at the Detroit ANA
convention in 1994.  He was sitting in the refreshment area talking
with John Pittman, and I stopped by to introduce myself.  I was also
wondering what happened to his collection of 1873 coinage.  It is
hiding in a bank vault somewhere?  Or did he sell it while he was
still alive?  Anyone know? -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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