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    Burdette Johnson's Fine Full Leather Set

    Kosoff, A., and Abner Kreisberg [Numismatic Gallery]. World's Greatest Collection of United States Silver Coins. A Specially Prepared Catalogue Including All of the Individual Sections of This Outstanding Collection. New York, 1945. 8vo, original blue full baby calf lettered in silver. 260 pages in all; 2270 lots; illustrated; prices realized printed by each lot. Inscribed by Kosoff. Spine only a bit rubbed, else fine. [with] Kosoff, A., and Abner Kreisberg [Numismatic Gallery]. World's Greatest Collection of United States Gold Coins. New York, Jan. 25-26, 1946. 8vo, original blue full calf lettered in gold; all page edges gilt; housed in original cloth slipcase. 145, (1) pages; 1046 lots; illustrated; price realized printed by each lot. Inscribed by Kosoff and Kreisberg. Fine. The Deluxe Leatherbound Editions of the catalogues of the F.C.C. Boyd silver and gold U.S. coin collection, one of the finest ever formed. B.G. JOHNSON stamped at the base of the upper covers. One of only a very small number of sets of these important catalogues bound in full leather (a quarter leather version is much more frequently seen). Estimate $600.
    Ex: Burdette G. Johnson.
    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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