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    Eric P. Newman Correspondence Files:
    Charles J. Affleck

    Newman, Eric P. Correspondence with Charles J. Affleck. Approximately 170 pages, primarily consisting of original letters to Eric P. Newman from Affleck and copies of Newman's letters in return, 1960-1974. Subjects discussed include: detailed accounts of various trades between the two, generally involving Colonial, Continental, or Confederate paper money; the research and writing of Affleck's two-volume book The Obsolete Paper Money of Virginia (1968-1969); the 1969 sale of the Budde collection of Colonial and Continental paper money; and the discovery of some notes that were improperly removed from the collection of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. A two-page handwritten letter from Newman to Affleck providing "Additions to County, City & Scrip section of Virginia listing prepared by Affleck & others" is noted: both the original and the copy are present, with the original also bearing Affleck's notes and responses. Several want lists are exchanged as well as photocopies of various paper money emissions. Condition is generally fine or nearly so. A very interesting group of letters.
    Estimate $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
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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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