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The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 54, December 31, 2000, Article 7


Author and numismatic literature dealer Paul Withers posts the following information on his web site


"Since I gave up teaching 26 years ago we have been full-time dealers in coins and numismatic books. Another main activity is writing. We have just published A Catalogue of British Copper Tokens 1811-20. We have also written British Coin-Weights, A Corpus’; Lions, Ships and Angels - Coin-weights found in Britain, and A Catalogue of the Collection of Coins, Tokens, Dies, etc., in the Assay Office, Birmingham. Currently we are researching european coin-weights, lead weights, the halfpence and farthings of Edward I to Charles I - and simmering on the back burner are several other works which are too far into the future to even think about at present.

Our house, a former pub, built before Colombus set sail, is stuffed with our ever-growing personal library of around 4500 numismatic books. We moved here, to the wilds of Mid-Wales, seven years ago, to get away from urban nastiness.

I am a fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society and a member of the British Numismatic Society. I am membership secretary of the Oriental Numismatic Society. My wife is a member of the British Art Medal Society. We are interested in almost the entire spectrum of numismatics from ancient to modern. We collect: coins of India, coin-weights of the world, weights and scales, 19th-century copper tokens, brothel tokens, numismatic books, books on cookery and engraved glass measures."

Wayne Homren, Editor

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