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    Howard R. Newcomb's Plated Copy of the
    1906 Harlan P. Smith Sale

    Chapman, S.H. and H. Catalogue of the Magnificent Collection of Coins of the United States Formed by the Late Harlan P. Smith, Esq., New York City. Philadelphia: Davis & Harvey, May 8-11, (1906). 4to, contemporary dark maroon pebbled morocco paneled in blind; upper board lettered in gilt; spine with four raised bands lettered in gilt; marbled endpapers; all page edges marbled. (6), 138, (10) pages; 2416 lots; 14 fine photographic plates; original printed prices realized list bound in; original printed errata sheet bound in. Original printed sale announcement laid in. Scattered hand-pricing and annotations. Although nothing in this copy indicates that it belonged to Howard R. Newcomb, it is in the identical binding as several other plated Chapman catalogues in the Eric P. Newman library that include invoices addressed to Newcomb. Adams 81. A most important sale of American coins, rich in all series but particularly notable for Smith's superb collection of large cents and United States gold and silver coins. Binding a bit rubbed. Near fine. Estimate $1,800.
    Ex: Howard R. Newcomb; 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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