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    The Chapman Brothers' Landmark Bushnell Sale
    With 12 Photographic Plates

    Chapman, S.H. and H. Catalogue of the Celebrated and Valuable Collection of American Coins and Medals of the Late Charles I. Bushnell, Esq. of New York. New York: Bangs, June 20-24, 1882. 4to, contemporary brown half morocco; spine with five raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt; marbled endpapers. 136 pages; 3000 lots; 12 original phototype plates (slightly out of order). Prices realized list bound in. Hand-priced in ink. Adams 9, rated A+ overall. One of the landmarks of American numismatic literature. The Bushnell sale was the first large-format auction catalogue issued by the Chapmans with plates. With it, the brothers had set a new standard. Even today it remains a landmark sale in American numismatics, remarkable for its rare and unique Colonial coins, Washingtonia, and historical American medals and tokens. Binding a little worn; front hinge cracked. 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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