Howard Daniel published the below note in the September 22, 2012 issue of the MPC Gram (Series 13, No. 2155) about the disposition of the numismatic library of the late Len Harsel. We're reprinting it here for the benefit of E-Sylum readers who live in the northern Virginia vicinity and may be interested in purchasing some of the volumes, mostly on world paper currency.
I have been assisting Len Harsel's widow, Sue, with cleaning out his basement office. It was almost as bad as my "black hole" but not quite there. Daryl Spelbring has also assisted Sue by selling his inventory. The major part of Len's numismatic library is still in the basement. Daryl and I have sold some of it but there are still at least one hundred references on the shelves.
I am leaving on October 3 for Viet Nam and will return in late February of next year. Sue is planning to sell the house and move into a condo sometime before March 1 of next year. Len's library will be put in storage once the house is sold. There are many references not on the 10+ pages listing of his library and many of them would surprise most of you. I was going through it a few days ago and picking out references Joe Boling wants and I kept coming across many more not on the list that I KNOW he would want in his library.
Please contact Sue at SueHarsel@aol.com to arrange for a time where you can go through Len's library and make offers to her. Many have the purchase price in them but many do not. Whatever references are left when I return next year, I will likely ship to the ANA Library for a donation, so see if you can add them to your library.
Sue is going to be in California for the first half of September and when she returns, I will have only a couple of weeks before Phung and I depart for Viet Nam for five plus months. You can contact me at Howard@SEAsianTreasury.com (this is a new email address to contact me) and I can email you the library list.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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