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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 53, December 31, 2006, Article 10

HASELTINE CHUBBUCK SALE PRL PAGE FOUND

Regarding David Davis's inquiry, Karl Moulton writes: "I will be happy
to send him a copy of the last page of the prices realized list for the
1873 Chubbuck (not Chubbock) sale by Haseltine that he is missing.

I have the following Haseltine PR's in my library (all are quite scarce)
and can supply copies at $5. each.

2/1873 Chubbuck
6/1880 Haseltine
8/1880 Burton
9/1880 Litchfield
12/1880 Besson
11/1881 Haseltine Type Table
1/1882 Staeblein
2/1882 Gregory
1/1883 64th sale
4/1883 67th sale (Newlin)
8/1883 71st sale
11/1883 73rd sale
12/1883 74th sale

Information about the 1873 Chubbuck sale found on the PR suggests that
this was Haseltine's 8th sale.  This however is not actually the case.
The 8th listing on the PR is to signify that this was the 8th different
PR that was printed by the New England Numismatic Society.  They printed
prices for other sales, not just Haseltine's, who later printed his own
as long as there was a demand for them.

The earliest separate printed prices realized list for an American
coin auction was done as a "three dimes" supplement by J.N.T. Levick
for the October 18, 1860 coin sale by Ed Cogan.  A copy of this very
scarce PR has sold for $400 at auction (Bass pt. II by Kolbe, Lot 407).
The Levick, December 19, 1859 auction sale by Ed Cogan was also
printed subsequently with printed prices next to each lot, in both
regular and large paper formats.  The covers for the scarce priced
editions used a completely different font type layout and border
design, while listing Wm. C. Cook as the auctioneer at the end of
the sale on p. 32.

Although not an auction catalogue, the earliest use of printed prices
for each lot can be found in the February 1859 Augustus Sage fixed price
list, which is titled by Sage as a catalogue.  The first American coin
auction catalogue to contain printed prices realized, subsequently
printed with the catalogue after the sale, was done March 7,1859 for
the rare, thick paper, post sale edition Addenda of Augustus Sage's
sale of the Henry Bogert collection."

[Karl also corrected our misspelling of Haseltine (it's not Hazeltine
with a 'z', as so many of us lapse into).  Additional prices realized
lists, old coin auction catalogues, and periodicals can be found at
Karl's web site: www.coincats.com.  His upcoming book on Henry Voigt
and the early U.S. Mint is at the printers, so clear some shelf space
and get ready to write your checks.  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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