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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 9, February 28, 2010, Article 17

1872 NATIONAL BANK NOTE REPORTER AND FINANCIAL GAZETTE SOLD

Regarding last week's item about the eBay sale of a GSA Carson City dollar sale press packet, Joe Boling writes:

Speaking of unexpected realizations at auction, here is a link to a counterfeit detector I had not heard of. It's the "National Bank Note Reporter and Financial Gazette (Formerly Mendelson's)."

1872 Bank Note Reporter and Financial Gazette A stained and tattered, with pieces missing, copy of the 15 July 1872 number of this periodical appeared on eBay this week. My snipe was left far in the rear as the lot went to $760 on nine bids from six bidders. This is a newsprint publication lacking the intaglio plates and other features that make some detectors so popular. I've never come close to spending that much for a Heath.

Thanks for highlighting this lot. Counterfeit detectors are an interesting genre of numismatic literature, and have a good following among both bibliophiles and paper money collectors. -Editor

To view the complete auction description, see: NATIOANL BANK NOTE REPORTER 1872 COUNTERFEIT DETECTOR (cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110495340394) To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: 1974 CARSON CITY DOLLAR GSA SALE PRESS KIT SOLD (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n08a18.html)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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