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    West, Stanley G., Jr. Corrections, Additions and Notes Made in Preparation for Writing My Book 'United States Half Cents 1793-1857.' No date given, though presumably active work on the project had ceased by the late 1960s. Material present includes the following: an unbound, untrimmed copy of the Gilbert half cent book, text only, which has been neatly annotated throughout in view of writing a revision of the book; typewritten introduction to the planned book; chapters on the 1795 and 1796 half cents; notes on a 1795 2b West found in the Alvord sale; a copy of the Bowers and Ruddy half cent book, annotated by West as a collection inventory; the copper section from the Feb. 6, 1965, Stack's sale of the Eugene Gardner collection; a variety of neatly clipped advertisements offering half cents for sale; and Walter Breen's 1952 "Addenda and Corrections to Gilbert." A carbon-copy of a handwritten letter from Tett to "Roger," offering him copies of the present lot, which Tett purchased from a 1979 Kolbe sale, also included. Materials generally fine or nearly so.
    Estimate $250.
    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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