BASS COLLECTION PHOTOGRAPHY COMPLETED
From a February 8th Press Release from the American
"Digital photographs now document
the more than 500 items that comprise the Harry W. Bass Jr.
Core Collection at the American Numismatic Association
(ANA) Money Museum.
Bass, an enshrinee in the ANA Numismatic Hall of Fame
who died in 1998, assembled the most comprehensive
collection of America's gold coins, in addition to patterns and
large-sized paper money. Many of the finest specimens from
that collection are now on long-term loan to the ANA Money
Museum from the Harry W. Bass Jr. Research Foundation.
"Work is progressing nicely on mounting an exhibit of this
magnificent collection," says Curator Robert W. Hoge. "The
wonderful photography was performed by Douglas Plasencia
of Bowers and Merena Galleries. He captured more than
1,000 images with the same state-of-the-art, high-resolution
digital equipment he used to shoot the photographs for the
firm's 1999 and 2000 Bass auction catalogs." (Photographs
of the Bass Core Collection will be available for detailed
study on the Bass web site - www.hbrf.org - and in the
ANA Museum's exhibit area.)
Hoge adds that noted author and auctioneer Q. David
Bowers currently is working on a sylloge of the Bass
Collection and a comprehensive biography of its founder."
Wayne Homren, Editor
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