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    Burnham, Capt. Geo. P. American Counterfeits. How Detected, and How Avoided... Springfield, 1875. Small 8vo, original intricately decorated green cloth, gilt; beveled edges; all page edges gilt. 422 pages, with intermittent pages lacking from pagination, as issued; woodcut frontispiece; 11 engraved portrait plates [an additional plate called for was apparently never included in this edition]. Worn, lacking title page, which is laid in in photocopy. Good [with] Five Articles or Monographs on Colonial Counterfeiting by Kenneth Scott. Includes: Counterfeiting in Colonial Rhode Island (ex-library); "New Hampshire Tory Counterfeiters Operating from New York City"; "Counterfeiting in New York during the Revolution"; "Punishment of Coiners in the Colony of Connecticut"; and "Counterfeiting in Colonial Virginia." [with] Dillistin, William H. Bank Note Reporters and Counterfeit Detectors. New York: ANS, 1949. 8vo, original printed card covers. vi, 175, (1) pages; 19 fine plates. Offprint of article of same title also included. Generally very good. Estimate $100.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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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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