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    The Waldo C. Newcomer Collection
    Of Early American Coins

    [Newcomer, Waldo C.]. Inventory of the Waldo C. Newcomer Collection of Early American Coins. Four typewritten copies of the 38-page Colonial and early American portion of the Waldo C. Newcomer collection. Described by Eric P. Newman as follows:

    "Obtained from B. Max Mehl by Burdette Johnson about 1940-1941. Mehl claimed he prepared it. Mehl apparently sold the bulk of this collection to Edward R. Green (possibly through Wayte Raymond) in the early 1930s. John or Thomas Garrett however purchased the following rarities prior to the sale to Green. This data prepared by Eric P. Newman from comments by Johnson & by comparing Mehl inventory list with what was bought from Green Estate."


    On the first page, written in pencil, is "Sold to EHR Green in 1932 or 33." During the early years of the 20th century, Newcomer was one of the most active numismatists in the country. A few years before his death, he sold most of his collection to Mehl, who, contrary to his announced plans, sold most of it privately--the result of which is that there are few records available today of Newcomer's vast holdings.
    Estimate $750.
    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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