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The E-Sylum: Volume 17, Number 45, November 2, 2014, Article 12

ELECTROTYPES OF CHARLES ENDERS JR.

Dave Hirt writes:

While reading last week's post on electrotypes, I remembered that I have a pamphlet I estimate from the 1870s offering them for sale by one Charles Enders Jr, who signs himself "Numismatist." He makes the rather brazen claim, "The workmanship is so skillfully executed that they cannot be fully appreciated until seen, and are calculated to deceive others than experts."

He lists for sale early Massachusetts & Maryland silver, Early federal and state patterns. American tokens, Higley, Chambers, New England & Carolina Elephant etc. US Half Cents & Large cents, and early medals.

I have had this for many years. I don't remember where I got it. The last one I saw sold was 20 years ago, for around $100.

This is what makes numismatic ephemera so interesting and useful. Often the only record of a maker's existence is a little advertising flyer or pamphlet like this one. Enders also advertised in the American Journal of Numismatics - I found online an ad in an 1888 issue. Below is one I found in The Agassiz Journal for Curiosity Collectors, Volume 1, June 1885. -Editor

Charles Enders ad

By the way, thanks to Dick Johnson for responding to Doug Hildreth's original question about the Samuel H. Black Electrotype Plate. -Editor

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: OCTOBER 26, 2014 : Query: Samuel H. Black Electrotype Plate (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v17n44a09.html)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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