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    Eric P. Newman Correspondence Files:
    Harry W. Bass, Jr.

    Newman, Eric P. Correspondence with Harry W. Bass, Jr. Approximately 75 pages, primarily consisting of original letters to Eric P. Newman from Bass and carbon copies of Newman's letters in return, 1972-1998. The letters between these two formidable collectors is uniformly genial and engaging, and often suggest various items the other may be interested in adding to his collection, whether it be Heath counterfeit detectors for Newman or gold coin scales for Bass. Both men served in various capacities and positions with the American Numismatic Society, which is also a topic of conversation between them. Their shared interest in using their resources to better the state of numismatic knowledge and, in particular, to make use of technology to further develop the efficiency with which numismatic research can be conducted is also discussed, particularly in regard to the formation in 1992 of the Harry W. Bass Jr. Research Foundation. (The fact that some 1995 correspondence to Bass is present in the form of printed emails points towards Bass's strong interest in using computers for numismatic research.) Finally, materials relating to Bass's death on April 4, 1998, are present, including Newman's written tribute to him. Overall condition is generally fine.
    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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    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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