I noticed a Dix Noonan Webb ad in the latest issue of the Conder Token Collectors Journal announcing the upcoming sale of the David Griffiths numismatic library. The ad listed Peter Preston-Morley as a contact. I'd met Peter while visiting the DNW offices in London in 2007, and I sent him an email. The cataloguing hasn't begun yet, but we'll publish highlights as more information becomes available.
For now though, suffice to say that it is the best such private library of Conder and other token-related books and publications ever formed. The owner, who lives in Hertfordshire, England, began his quest in the mid 1970s and was able to secure many fine volumes at that time.
He has constantly sought to upgrade and add to the library ever since and has a number of books once owned by the likes of Samuel Hamer, Richard Dalton, Arthur Waters, William Davis and others from the early 20th century. Every book in the library is provenanced.
As an aside, I was also among those crammed into the room at the Waldorf-Astoria for the sale of the Stack's library. Even though I only secured one lot it wasn't for lack of trying! To my mind it was the most notable of all the plethora of auctions that annually saturate the New York International show.