Lloyd Wagner writes:
I recently purchased the entire collection of the late L. Benjamin Fauver, including his book inventory. He collected counters, spiel markes, and jetons, and authored books on the same. I would like to make his books available to collectors. I have multiple copies of each of the following:
Exonumia Symbolism & Classification
A Catalogue of Kettle Pieces and an Examination of the Symbolism and Classification of Kettle Pieces and of American Exonumia of the Hard Times, Compromise, and Civil War Periods.
Published in 1982 by Oak Grove Publications and written by L. Benjamin Fauver, this 350-page hardbound book was written to fill three voids:
1. Current recognition and knowledge of the contemporary political significance of the many key symbols and legends which appear on Kettle pieces and on American exonumia of the Hard Times, Compromise, and Civil War periods.
2. Current understanding of the most probable use or uses to which individual varieties of exonumia were put with respect to these four series.
3. Current appreciation of political exonumia as historical documents worthy of study, not only by serious collectors, but also by historians.
Price: $30.00 each + $5.00 Shipping and Handling via USPS Media Mail to U.S. addresses
American Counters - Part 1 - Double Eagle and Eagle Gold
Published in 1983 by Oak Grove Publications and written by L. Benjamin Fauver, this 100 page soft-bound catalog details Double Eagle ($20, 34mm to 35mm) and Eagle ($10, 25mm to 29mm) sized counter tokens. A fascinating subset of exonumia collecting!
Note: Fauver published at least five more catalogs, including Half Eagle Gold (Part II), Three Dollar and Quarter Eagle Gold (Part III), One Dollar and One Dollar Silver (Part IV), Minor Denomination and Miscellaneous (Part V), and Early California Counters.
Price: Only $6.00 each + $3.50 Shipping and Handling via USPS Media Mail to U.S. addresses
Nuremberg and Nuremberg Style Jetons
Published in 2002 by Oak Grove Publications and written by L. Benjamin Fauver, this 299-page hardbound book examines each of the five categories of Nuremberg and Nuremberg style jetons. Fauver examines the languages used on these tokens, helps the collector to determine if a specimen is a jeton, gives advice on how to use this catalogue, and examines alternative ways to collect these jetons. Nearly half of the jetons found in America originated in Nuremberg, Furth, and Vienna, making this reference work indispensable to the jeton collector.
Price: $75.00 each + $5.00 Shipping and Handling via USPS Media Mail to U.S. addresses
Bundle price for all three books: $90.00 + $6.50 S&H via USPS Media Mail.
I would also be willing to offer discounts on multiple items.
I have sold the Exonumia Symbolism & Classification books on eBay for $20 up to $127.50!
The American Counters Part 1 books have sold for $3.75 to $36.00.
I just received the Nuremberg and Nuremberg Style Jetons books, and have not sold any yet. A few are listed online for $150.
The books are new publisher's overstock. Exonumia Symbolism & Classification is in original shrinkwrap.
Lloyd can be reached at
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