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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 33, August 13, 2006, Article 19

CENTENNIAL MEDALS AND TOKENS SALE CATALOGS SOUGHT

Ron Abler writes: "The Henry W. Holland collection was sold at auction
by Woodward in his sale #19 held on November 11, 1878.  Between 1876
and 1878, Holland published his list of Centennial medals in the
American Journal of Numismatics, and he had one of the most extensive
collections of the time.

I would very much like to find a copy of Woodward's auction catalog
to further my research on Centennial medals, which I would one day
like to publish.  If anyone has the catalog or knows where one might
exist, please let me know.  I would be willing to purchase a copy
(if I can afford it) or pay for photocopying, if that can be arranged.

Also, in Ed Frossard's Numisma, Vol. 4, No. 5, September, 1880,
there appeared the following notice:

"The editor of Numisma [Frossard] has just completed the revision
of his list of Centennial Medals, which may or may not be published
in catalogue or book form. The list embraces probably from 450 to
600 different medals and tokens, and the descriptions are in all
cases from original specimens mostly in the cabinets of Messrs. Wm.
Sheldon, John W. Haseltine, or the author.

The list embraces quite a number of pieces, the existence of which
is unknown to collectors, and the medals will be numbered by size,
beginning with the original Commission Medal, size 64, and ending
with "the Pigmy"
size 8."

The ANA Library can find no reference to Frossard's list having
ever been published.  Can anyone out there shed any light on this
subject?  If such a list does exist, I would appreciate finding out
about it.  If anyone has a copy, I would be grateful for the
opportunity to borrow it or to photocopy it.

Based on the Numisma citation, I would obviously also be interested
in any references to or lists of the Centennial collections of Sheldon
and Hazeltine.  Thank you very much."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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