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    Eric P. Newman Correspondence Files:
    Harry X Boosel

    Newman, Eric P. Correspondence with Harry X Boosel. Approximately 200 pages, consisting of original letters to Eric P. Newman from Boosel and carbon copies of Newman's letters in return, 1954-2001, but substantially augmented by copies of Boosel's research papers. Extensive correspondence concerning Boosel's research on the Saudi Arabian gold discs minted and traded for oil by the US Government in the 1940s is included, as are manuscripts on various aspects of the coinage of 1873, the object of Boosel's longstanding fascination. Perhaps most important are copies of Boosel's research files on the Saudi gold discs, about which he wrote in the July 1959 issue of The Numismatist. These files include much information that never found its way into Boosel's writing on the topic, and makes for quite interesting reading. Correspondents present here include: Thomas R. Ackerman, Rae V. Biester, Kenneth E. Bressett, Vernon Brown, Lloyd B. Carswell, Michael J. Druck, Francis Fazzari, Frank Gasparro, M. Geiger, Henry Grunthal, Gordon C. Hamilton, Donald R. Heath, Charles R. Hoskins, Assistant Mint Director Leland Howard, Abdullah Al-Khayyal, Ernest Kraus, Stuart Mosher, Robert W. Pridgen, Harold Rosenbaum, Hans F.M. Schulman, John F. Shaw, Arthur J. Smith, William D. Toomey, Elizabeth Troy, H.P. Walter, George Willis, and Jesse P. Wolcott. Other topics discussed are modern copies of Colonial coins and Qing Dynasty gold sycees sold in 1986 by Christie's, now attributed to the Geldermalsen shipwreck but held in some suspicion by Boosel ("Why is it that when I see something like this, two names immediately come to mind..."). Overall condition is generally fine. An intriguing group of material.
    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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