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Oct 07 2018

Newman Portal User Survey

Newman Portal invites responses to its first user survey. This survey consists of a few multiple choice questions and allows freeform comment input at the conclusion. Survey results will help guide the future direction of Newman Portal. Feel free to comment on the good, the bad, and the ugly – all input will be carefully considered.

Link to Newman Portal User Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9R6ZMX6.
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Oct 14 2018

Seaby’s Coin and Medal Bulletin on Newman Portal

With the kind permission of Michael Gasvoda and Victor England of the Classical Numismatic Group (CNG), Seaby’s Coin and Medal Bulletin has been added to Newman Portal. A house organ of the first rank, Seaby’s contained useful articles on British and ancient numismatics, news updates, society announcements, and, naturally, a monthly list of items for sale. Published in London (readers were advised to use the Oxford Circus underground station), Seaby’s was focused on English collectors, but occasionally featured important American content. R. W. Julian’s articles in the October and November 1962 issues, for example, established the English (Birmingham) origin of the 1791 Washington cents. Seaby’s was acquired by the Classical Numismatic Group in 1991, which continues operations today, specializing in Greek, Roman, and British coins.

Link to Seaby’s Coin and Medal Bulletin on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/528776
Link to Classical Numismatic Group: https://www.cngcoins.com
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Oct 05 2018

Heritage Auctions Predecessor Firms on NNP

Newman Portal has recently added the auction sale catalogs of the Heritage Auctions predecessor firms, New England Rare Coin Auctions and Steve Ivy Numismatic Auctions. Martin Gengerke’s American Numismatic Auctions lists 29 sales for New England between 1975 and 1982, and 53 for Steve Ivy between 1972 and 1983. The earlier New England catalogs evoke the classic Stack’s catalog layout, and include numerous closeups demonstrating variety features, a distinctive feature at this time. Later catalogs begin to feature color plates that are still useful for pedigree purposes. The Steve Ivy catalogs are virtually identical to the (later) Heritage catalogs and clearly were prepared by the same team. These include color plates from the beginning (1976), not an inexpensive proposition at the time, and the very first catalog notes the use of “full color transparencies and four color printing.” Newman Portal acknowledges Jim Halperin and Steve Ivy for extending permission to scan these sale catalogs.

Link to New England Rare Coin Auctions: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/auctioncompanydetail/511382
Link to Steve Ivy Numismatic Auctions: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/auctioncompanydetail/511017
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