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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 42, October 21, 2007, Article 16

NOTES ON BRYAN BURKE'S 'NAZI COUNTERFEITING OF BRITISH CURRENCY' BOOK

Last week I wrote: "The Burke book Larry mentions is
Bryan Burke's ‘Nazi Counterfeiting of British Currency
During World War II’ (San Bernardino, CA, 1987).   It's
a short book, but very well illustrated and a great
starting point for collectors interested in the story
of the Operation Bernhard notes."

Warner Talso writes: "That comment is a little misleading.
One can certainly 'start there' but one must be willing to
pay something like $250 for the Burke book.  I would suggest
checking a copy out of the American Numismatic Association
library to see if you think it is worthwhile before
buying a copy."

[Holy cow – I'm a bibliophile, but I wasn’t aware that
the book was that valuable these days.  I have a copy
sitting here that’s been in my library for years.

I must be getting old.  I used to marvel at how little
the old timers in my club knew about the current value
of their own coins – they could remember to the penny what
they paid for something, but didn’t really have a clue about
what things would sell for today.    When I helped a friend’s
widow sell his collection, I estimated it at $100,000 and
eventually it sold for $110,000.   She said later that her
husband, a knowledgeable numismatist, thought it would
bring about $10,000.   From his price codes I could see
there were lots of coins he’d paid $20 for that were now
worth $200 or more. -Editor]

 COLLECTING OPERATION BERNHARD COUNTERFEIT BANK OF ENGLAND NOTES
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