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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 25, June 24, 2007, Article 5

NEW ARTICLE SURVEYS BOOKS ON MEDALS

Sam Pennington of the Maine Antique Digest writes: "I just posted
an article titled 'Books You Should Own' for the new collector of
American medals. We found some real bargains in the out-of-print
books. As always, we welcome suggestions for additions."

[Sam is going great guns with his writing on medals - The Maine Antique
Digest is helping spread the word about these often-overlooked artistic
gems.  Thanks for also promoting the literature as well.  Here are some
excerpts from the article.  His advice is right on the money - I have
many of these books in my own library, and they're wonderful to read
whether you collect the medals or not. -Editor]

"In most collecting fields there is at least one standard reference
work and a number of price guides. Not so with art and commemorative
medals. While there are a number of books, there just is no one-size-
fits-all work.

"Many if not most of these books are out of print. Where we can, we
have listed the best sources based on price and availability.

"As a starter, one of the best survey books comes to us from the
British Museum. It is The Art of the Medal by Mark Jones (1979)...

"For a survey of American medals, the best we have found is One
Hundred Years of American Medallic Art, 1845-1945: The John E.
Marqusee Collection, a 1995 catalog by Susan Luftschein...

"I wrote at the beginning of this article that there is no reliable
price guide for medals. That’s true for American medals, but there
is an excellent one for medals by our friends across the ocean, British
Commemorative Medals and Their Values by Christopher Eimer. Published
in 1987, it’s long out of print, but it occasionally turns up in rare
or used booksellers’ listings."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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