LOT DESCRIPTION OF THE WEEK
At the risk of stealing thunder from Joel Orosz' Printer's Devil Column, I can't help but give the "Most Harshly Worded Return Policy" award to lot 230 from the catalog of the
September 10-11, 1999 sale of Currency Auctions of America:
"This is the remains and rejects from the winning 1992 Memphis competitive exhibit of the world's worst 24-piece Fractional Type Set. … This group contains many of the most wretched Fractional Notes to have ever been seen, including a number of notes taped together and composed of pieces of several different notes as well as a sprinkling of notes we suspect to be counterfeit. … There are no returns on this lot for any reason. Anyone attempting to return it will be shot."
The pieced-together "Frankenstein" notes remind me of a rare mythical creature described by Woody Allen as having "the head of a lion, and the body of a lion, but not
the same lion…"
Wayne Homren, Editor
Content presented in The E-Sylum is not necessarily researched or independently fact-checked, and views expressed do not necessarily represent those of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society.
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization promoting numismatic literature. For more information please see
our web site at http://www.coinbooks.org/ There is a membership application available on the web site. To join, print the application and return it with your check to the address printed on the application. Visit the Membership page.
Those wishing to become new E-Sylum subscribers (or wishing to Unsubscribe) can go to the following web page
To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor
at this address: E-Sylum Editor
Copyright © 1998 - 2020 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.
NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS Webmaster