Karl Moulton has issued his spring/summer 2010 American Numismatic Literature fixed price list. He provided this summary for E-Sylum readers.
Offered for sale are hundreds of items ranging from $4 to $6950.
Among the selected rarities can be found an 1869 Edward Maris on 1794 Large Cents monograph (one of less than 20), a plated 1890 Thomas Cleneay sale by S H & H Chapman (one of less than 30), an 1883 plated Harold Newlin on Half Dimes (one of less than 20), a 1913 Deluxe Malcolm Jackson sale with plates (one of less than 15), and an 1849 Eckfeldt & DuBois Manual of Gold and Silver coins with real '49er gold samples on p.235 (one of less than 10).
If these were coin items, with the extant numbers known, they would all be at least 10 times higher priced, but since they are literature items that relate to numismatics, at present levels, they represent one of the very best investments in the entire coin hobby (not to mention the benefit of gaining knowledge).
Numerous American auction catalogues, beginning in the 1860's to the present time, are offered at reasonable prices. Complete sets of Bowers catalogues are offered, along with other reference materials such as the American Journal of Numismatics, The Numismatist, and Roger Burdette's 3 volume set of 20th century Renaissance of American Coinage books. All of the major auction companies are represented, and the information found in the catalogues helps track pedigrees and other offerings.
There's something for everyone! An updated list, with hundreds of prices realized (not printed in the list) will be available online next week at
Wayne Homren, Editor
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