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    Eric P. Newman Correspondence Files:
    Grover C. Criswell

    Newman, Eric P. Correspondence with Grover C. Criswell. Approximately 240 pages, consisting of original letters to Eric P. Newman from Criswell and carbon copies of Newman's letters in return, 1957-1994, as well as various invoices for supplied ordered by Newman from Criswell. The correspondence focuses on paper money of the Confederate States of America, on which Criswell had published widely and which he had made his primary specialty as a dealer. Criswell (1834-1999) was the author of Confederate and Southern State Currency and Confederate and Southern State Bonds, first published in 1957 and 1961, respectively, with revised editions being published occasionally thereafter. His North American Currency was first published in 1965, with a second edition following in 1969, and he was the original publisher of the Bank Note Reporter. An active participant in the hobby, he served as ANA President for the 1977-1979 term. His interest in paper money extended beyond the Civil War, and he and Newman frequently traded thoughts on other issues of paper money. Perhaps half of the content in this lot concerns the supplies Criswell traded in professionally and which Newman used for some of his collections, but the other half is of considerable interest to the paper money specialist. Most materials are fine or nearly so.
    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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    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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