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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 11, March 16, 2008, Article 28

THOUGHTS ON BOOK DEALING AS A PROFESSION

Last week I reprinted an amusing earlier item relating to
numismatic literature dealer John Burns and book dealing
as a profession.  John writes: "Look Ma, me strong as an ox
and almost as bright!! But seriously, to be an ACTUAL
numismatic literature dealer is like being a coroner - you
have to know something about all the other specialties.

"If somebody walks up and asks for a book on bonk pieces
you can't stand there like a deer in the headlights and go
"ahh... what's a bonk??"  If you DON'T know what a bonk is
you probably haven't bought the book from me!!  At times coin
dealing seems quite a bit easier to me; some days I'd rather
be reading numbers off a slab and checking whatever color
sheet I happen to have."

 BOOK DEALING AS A PROFESSION
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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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