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    The 1756 Folkes & 1848 Pembroke Sales
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    Langford, Mr. (Abraham). A Catalogue of the Genuine, Entire and Choice Collection of Coins, Medals, and Medallions, in Gold, Silver, and Brass, of the Learned and Ingenious Martin Folkes, Esq... London, 27-31 January 1756. 12mo, later red cloth-backed marbled boards. 26 pages; 70 + 70 + 70 + 70 + 65 lots. Hand-priced with buyers' initials recorded for most lots. Binding worn, with bookplate removed; catalogue itself somewhat discolored. Good to very good. [with] Sotheby & Co., S. Leigh. Catalogue of the Entire Pembroke Collection of Greek, Roman, English, Scotch, Irish, and Foreign Medieval Coins and Medals. London, July 31-Aug. 19, 1848. Small 8vo, contemporary brown half calf; spine ruled, lettered, and decorated in gilt; black morocco spine label, gilt. (2), 325, (1) pages; 1500 lots. Neatly handpriced with the buyers' names recorded. Near fine. Two important sale catalogues, the latter of which played an important role in Eric P. Newman's The Secret of the Good Samaritan Shilling (the page showing this piece is still marked in this copy). The catalogue notes that "by the dextrous use of a punch, some artist has contrived to produce on this rubbed coin, a worn representation of the group of the Good Samaritan, and the words FAC. SIMILE., which has given rise to much discussion."
    Estimate $500.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    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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