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The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 50, December 3, 2000, Article 7


Eric P. Newman writes:

"You asked in your Nov.26, 2000 Bulletin about the present location of the JACOB PERKINS BANK BILL TEST from the Streeter sale in l966-70. It is in its original marbled paper thin boards and is in choice condition. It has been in my library (actually in my bank safe deposit box) since shortly after the sale. If my recollection is correct I was unsuccessful in my bid for it because one of the institutions outbid the limit my agent had from me.

Then the institution decided that they really didn't want it and asked my agent to try to sell it to the underbidder for what I had bid. I was just lucky to back into it that way. The only other one I have ever heard of was the Fuld - Bass copy which was completely rebound and which I think Kolbe sold rather recently. Does anyone know of any other originals, as I have not checked carefully? Fuld made reproductions of his piece long ago. As soon as others furnish you with information as to what other numismatic books were in the Streeter Sale I believe I can comment further."

Wayne Homren, Editor

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