response to Dick Hanscom's request, Ken Bressett writes:
Attached is the information wanted about the Gibbs auction. The catalog is dated January 26, 27, 1971. It is part III of the Gibbs collection. The
printed picture is very poor quality.
Thanks! I forwarded the scans to Dick. He's researching primitive monies of Alaska, and needed the information from this
Schulman auction of the H.D. Gibbs odd and curious money collection. In the picture, Howard Gibbs is holding a “Tinnah”, lot 648. -Editor
Tinnah or any variation thereof were large copper plates that were exchanged, traded, etc. The one in the photo is not the one in the auction. The
one in the auction was larger. Actually, both in the auction were larger than the one shown.
Many times they were given away, destroyed, etc. to show disregard for wealth. The best part was that every time they changed hands, they were
worth more. Too bad coins, gold and silver don’t follow that course.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: JANUARY 11, 2015 : Query: Schulman Gibbs Sale Catalog Sought
Wayne Homren, Editor
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