WOODWARD AUCTION CATALOGUES
Past NBS President Michael J. Sullivan writes:
been studying Woodward catalogues for the last few
months. I would enjoy corresponding with others who
share an interest in this pursuit. I thought the
following may be suited for the E-Sylum as printed on
the rear wrapper of WEW's sale #35, 1881:
COIN SALE CATALOGS
An interest is felt by many persons in collecting the
Catalogues of American Coin Sales, second only to their
interest in the coins themselves. Many years ago I
purchased the stocks and remainders in the hands of the
principal dealers, and have recently bought a great
number, including some of the early and rare issues,
together with illustrated and extra paper copies, so that
I am now able to furnish to order, priced or plain, the
Catalogue of almost any Coin Sale that has taken place in
the United States within the last twenty-five years.
My collection comprises some not mentioned by Attinelli,
and several prior to the Watkins Sale, which he supposed
was the first made here. Of Catalogues of my own sales I
am unable to furnish complete sets, but can supply all but
two or three. For copies of my Catalogues of June 27, 1860,
Sale at Boston; Dec. 23, 1863, Sale in Providence; and Oct.
28, to Nov. 2, 1877, the Mickley Sale in New York; I will
pay a liberal price in cash. A list of my Coin Sales, a
pamphlet of 8 pages, giving an account of thirty-four sales,
time, place, amount, etc., will be mailed to any address on
receipt of twenty-five Cents. A copy of Attinelli's work,
giving particulars of nearly every sale ever held in the
United States prior to 1876, for sale in sheets, price $5.
Probably not more than twenty-five copies of this book are
in the hands of collectors, and none are on sale. It is
invaluable to the collector of Coin Catalogues. Prices of
Catalogues quoted on application.
W. Elliot Woodward, 258 Dudley St., Roxbury, Mass.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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