Last week Dave Hirt inquired about dealer W.H. Livingston of Ebensburg, PA. Once again, E-Sylum readers have come through with some great information. -Editor
John Lupia writes:
Dr. Livingston is a blip on the screen from April 1935 to January 1941 and disappears from our records. He does not renew his ANA membership and falls off the roll either because he dropped out of the collecting and dealing arena or else died.
Dr. William H. Livingston, MD, 202 Julian Street, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania applied for membership in the ANA in April 1935 and joined the ANA in May 1935 as member No. 4748.
He conducted thirteen coin auctions. The final auction, held in January 1941, is not listed in Martin Genkerke's American Numismatic Auctions. Three of these were mail auction bids published in periodic magazines, two in The Numismatist and one in Numismatic Scrapbook.
He published his Bulletin which ran in three numbers, listing in each over 600 coins mostly UNC and Proofs. He ran three half page ads and one quarter page ad in Numismatic Scrapbook from September 1937 until November 1939 in addition to his one full page mail bid coin auction of 100 lots in the October issue on page 227.
He ran 35 ads in The Numismatist from November 1936 until January 1941 in addition to the two mail bid auctions which were full page. Among his ads two were full page, 24 half page, and nine quarter page ads.
In all 39 ads and three auctions were published in these two numismatic periodicals. 10 coin auction catalogs were published and mailed to those on his list or who wrote requesting one.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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