Coin board maven and researcher Dave Lange submitted this report about a record sale earlier this week. Thanks. -Editor
Coin board collectors were stunned Tuesday night when a rare Earl & Koehler brand coin board for Lincoln Cents brought a whopping $569 at
auction---without coins! This is more than twice what a similar board has sold for previously.
Collectors of vintage coin boards know all too well that the E&K brand is the rarest among the seven publishers of large coin boards
during the years 1935-48. Only four titles were offered by this Portland, Oregon company, and all were printed in 1939. The board which set
a new record for ANY coin board sale is Lange Variety EK1cAb.1 in the book Coin Collecting Boards of the 1930s & 1940s, and it
is one of just three confirmed to exist. The board grades Very Fine, based on the photos provided.
The previous record price for a vintage coin board was held by this same variety. I sold that example just a couple years ago for $230
in a private sale, but I was neither the seller nor buyer in this latest transaction. It was placed on eBay by South Park Coins of Forney,
TX without any particular fanfare. The new record holder is in similar condition to the earlier piece, yet it brought well over twice as
much with seven bidders participating.
Here's a link to the new winner:
Coin World also covered this sale, with an article by Jeff Starck. -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
Seller strikes ‘cardboard
gold’ with 1930s coin board sale (www.coinworld.com/news/us-coins/2016/09/seller-strikes-cardboard-gold-with-coin-board-sale.html)
To vist Dave's Coin Collecting Boards web site, see:
While you're there, order one of his books and get smart on this growing field. -Editors
Wayne Homren, Editor
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