Last week George Kolbe wrote:
I would like to be contacted by anyone who possesses an inscribed first edition, April 1963 first printing of Don Taxay's "Counterfeit, Mis-Struck, and Unofficial U.S. Coins."
Besides me, Tom Sheehan, Joel Orosz, and a number of other E-Sylum readers responded. Thanks!
The results of George's poll will fuel an article in an upcoming issue of our print journal, The Asylum. Remember, while The E-Sylum is free to all, only paid members of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS) receive The Asylum and learn the Secret of the Dust Jacket Mystery. Here are a few related note from readers on the topic of Taxay's book.
Joel Orosz writes:
George rendered every 2nd printing with a second state dust jacket--like the copy I've been perfectly happy with for more than 30 years--obsolete. Now I need to get a first printing, first d.j. state copy. The hunt is on!
Perhaps this will bring a few more JJF-inscribed copies out of the closet. Only one of each variety have been reported thus far.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
QUERY: INSCRIBED TAXAY BOOKS ON COUNTERFEITS SOUGHT
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