The latest additions to the Newman Numismatic Portal are the fixed price lists of David Schenkman. Thanks to Dave for providing his personal file of these. Project Coordinator Len
Augsburger provided the following report. -Editor
Dave Schenkman, well-known for his reference works on American tokens, also issued a series of fixed price lists from 1968 to 1973. Focusing on Civil War and trade tokens, these mimeographed lists
hearken back to a time when a substantial portion of the numismatic trade was conducted via the U.S. mail, and a dealer’s latest printed offerings always made for enjoyable reading. These lists
catalog thousands of tokens, anything from a Chicago Board of Education milk token to a trade token for the Greybull, WY Smoke House Billiard Palace.
Schenkman was clearly familiar with the literature, and attributions to standard reference works are found throughout, including Miller, Atwood, Low, etc. While the presentation is basic, the
value of this content is for the user who may someday locate the odd token in one of these lists that is mentioned nowhere else.
David Schenkman Fixed Price Lists on Newman Portal:
From the Scrip Meet in West Virginia Dave adds:
During the 1960s and later I went to antique shows, flea markets, and coin shows and shops frequently, and would buy anything I thought interesting or rare, and often I purchased large
accumulations from dealers. Those lists consisted of items I didn't want to keep. I quit doing them because I knew someone would start eBay eventually and it would be easier than typing and
mailing lists (and because I was setting up at more coin shows).
Wayne Homren, Editor
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