A Bibliography of American Numismatic Auction Catalogues, 1828-1875

A Bibliography of American Numismatic Auction Catalogues, 1828-1875

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...a good variety, with quite a number of fine pieces. June 18 I Leonard & Co. I Boston I I I 1 I 19 I 488 I $ A book sale, but lot 414 is described as, "A variety of Coins very old, Silver and Copper; Minerals, Shells, Curiosities, etc." This collection comprised duplicates. Mr. Parmelee having purchased Mr. Seavey's cabinet, and chosen therefrom such additions, as he desired, placed the remainder before the public for competition. It, of course, contained many fine and rare pieces. Mr. Loring G. Parmelee was born in the town of Wilmington, Vt., May 7th, 1827; he removed to Boston in 1849, where he established himself as a baker, which vocation he still pursues. His business naturally threw in his way many copper coins, observing the oddity of many of these, he commenced placing aside the early colonial pieces and the regular issues of the mint; as fortune favored him, he replaced poor by better specimens, occasionally making slight purchases, as he became more familiar with the rarity and value of pieces; in 1865 he made a single purchase to the amount of $200 from Mr. Ahlborn, the well-known Boston dealer. Thus far Mr. Parmelee had confined himself almost exclusively to the copper coinage of which he had now a fine collection. His purchase of the Seavey collection, at once placed him among the leaders in numismatic collections, he has since purchased the American portion of the Adams, and lately the entire collection of Mr. J. Carson Brevoort. The purchase of these cabinets, in addition to the purchases of several smaller collections, has undoubtedly placed his cabinet at the head of all collectors in this country, in his specialties, the colonial and mint series of coins, whether of gold, silver, or copper. In...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236897498
  • 9781236897497