Dave Hirt submitted these additional thoughts on J.N.T. Levick. Thanks!
First of all I want to congratulate Pete Smith for his interesting, but sad article, "The Coin Shop Killer", published in The Numismatist magazine that I received in the mail this week.
On the John Lupia bio of JNT Levick, he was a super collector and numismatist. it was a surprise to me that he owned the
Oak and Pine Tree coins from the Roxbury hoard.
The letter to Tom Elder on his house full of collectables was covered in the The E-Sylum some years ago. All I can say is that Levick must have had a very understanding wife!
The 20,000 token collection sold by Woodward in 1884 speaks for itself. He had everything! In the AJN, the report of the
Jan. 1878 meeting of the Boston Numismatic Society reports that the president had received a parcel of coins belonging to
JNT Levick, of many rare pieces, including a 1802 Half Dime, Threepence of Standish Berry, five varieties of Wolfe, Spies, and Clark tokens, Ricketts Circus tokens in silver and copper, Washington market chowder club token, several California private issues, and a number of other rare tokens.
Levick also sold one of his collections in 1865. That also has great material, for example US silver Proof Sets of 1842, 1847, 1856, 1858. I am lucky to have a priced and named catalog of this sale. The buyers' names are so beautifully written with a quill in blue ink that to me they are a work of art in themselves. At one point because of the printing the space to write the names is small. The name "Worthington" is written clearly in a 5/8" space!
There is a token in this sale that I can not identify. It is lot 1056 Warren & Son, Sacramento, tin, size 25. Perhaps our token collector readers can help us identify it.
The 1865 sale also had an addenda of the Levick auction catalogs, 135 lots. The earliest was in 1840. He also had 1848, and 1849 sales.
Amazing breadth of interests. Can anyone help with the Warren & Son, Sacramento token?
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
J. N. T. LEVICK'S LIFETIME OF HOBBY ACCUMULATIONS
JOSEPH NAPOLEON TRICOT LEVICK (1828-1908)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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