The late money artist J.S.G. Boggs had completed transactions with numismatic bibliophiles, myself included. After I gave him a copy of Gene Hessler's U.S. Essay, Proof and
Specimen Notes, he was inspired to draw his own 19th-century style specimen note (I wrote about this in a cover article for The Numismatist). I also sold him (in exchange for Boggs bills)
three books about Trompe L'Oeil artists William Harnett and others who painted realistic depictions of U.S. banknotes. Here's another bibliophile exchange I wasn't aware of. -Editor
Pete Smith writes:
Boggs was at the 1994 ANA convention in Detroit. As I recall he was selling his signature for $1.00 or his autograph for $10.00. I gave him a dollar for his signature on a 4 x 6 card.
After some discussion, we completed a transaction. I gave him a copy of my book, Building, Maintaining and Disposing of a Numismatic Library. He recorded the transaction on another 4 x 6
card with his autograph.
I believe I have the only record of a Boggs transaction involving a piece of numismatic literature written about numismatic literature.
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
J.S.G. BOGGS (1955-2017) (www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n05a04.html)
MORE ON MONEY ARTIST J.S.G. BOGGS (www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n06a16.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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