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    Early 19th-century American Almanacs
    With Numismatic Content

    [Almanacs]. The Eric P. Newman Collection of Early 19th-century American Almanacs. A collection of 48 different early 19th-century American almanacs, most of which include coin conversion tables or other numismatic information, such as listings of counterfeit bank notes, broken banks, and so on. Present are the following (listing year, compiler, and city): 1801 Green, New-London; 1801 Thomas, Worchester; 1801 Poulson, Philadelphia; 1802 Thomas, Worchester; 1802 Low, Boston; 1802 Poulson, Philadelphia; 1803 Beers, Hartford; 1803 Lilly, New-Haven; 1804 Thomas, Worchester; 1804 Poulson, Philadelphia; 1804 Low, Boston; 1805 Bickerstaff, Providence; 1805 Low, Boston; 1805 Thomas, Worchester; 1805 Poulson, Philadelphia; 1806 Southwick, Newport; 1806 Thomas, Worchester; 1807 Allen, Hartford; 1807 Bickerstaff, Providence; 1807 Hutchins, New-York; 1807 Cady & Eells, New-London; 1808 Sewall, Portsmouth; 1808 Thomas, Boston; 1809 Thomas, Worchester; 1809 Bickerstaff, Providence; 1810 Low, Boston; 1810 Daboll, New-London; 1810 Bickerstaff, Providence; 1811 Thomas, Worchester; 1811 Bickerstaff, Providence; 1811 Thomas, Boston; 1811 Sewall, Portsmouth; 1812 Beers, New-Haven; 1812 Thomas, Worchester; 1813 Thomas, Worchester; 1813 Thomas, Boston; 1816 Green, New-London; 1817 Howe, Greenwich; 1819 Thomas, Boston; 1821 Sharp, Trenton; 1824 Thomas, Boston; 1826 Green, New-London; 1827 Norton & Russell, Hartford; 1829 Green, New-London; 1830 Green, New-London; 1836 Middlebrook, New Haven; 1841 Prynne, Albany; and 1852 Hutchinson, Worcester. Years indicate the stated year; year of publication would generally be the year before. Some of the above are incomplete, though most are intact. One 1817 almanac (Howe's, for Greenwich, Massachusetts) depicts the reverse of a U.S. dime on the front cover.

    As discussed above, early American almanacs are important for providing a snapshot of the circulating coins and paper money at specific times and places. The Eric P. Newman collection of early American almanacs is unusually large and wide-ranging. Condition varies considerably, but is generally very good.
    Estimate $1,500.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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