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    Eric P. Newman Correspondence Files:
    George and Melvin Fuld

    Newman, Eric P. Correspondence with George and Melvin Fuld. Over 400 pages, consisting of original letters to Eric P. Newman from the Fulds and carbon copies of Newman's letters in return, 1952-2010, as well as some printed emails. Materials are generally well-preserved.

    The father-son team of George and Melvin Fuld burst upon the numismatic scene in the early 1950s, taking over responsibility for writing the "Token Collector's Page" for The Numismatist with the January 1951 issue. A year later, Melvin (d. 1987) reached out to Eric P. Newman as a fellow collector of tokens and other arcana, and they quickly bonded. That George was currently a student at MIT provided another connection between them, and they corresponded regularly throughout the 1950s and early 1960s. The Fulds were beginning their work on the Civil War tokens, and these pieces became a regular topic of discussion between Newman and them. (After the mid-1950s, the correspondence is almost entirely between Newman and George Fuld.) Increased workloads on both parties caused the pace of correspondence to slacken in the later 1960s, but Newman remained in touch with George Fuld until Fuld's death in October 2013. Their correspondence touches on a number of different numismatic subjects, from tokens to paper money and from Colonials to books--essentially, everything besides U.S. federal coinage--and spans nearly sixty years, making it a fascinating repository of information on some of the lesser-traveled byways of American numismatics.
    Estimate $1,000.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    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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