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    Numismatic commentary and mail auction sale : featuring the Thomas U. Purrington collection of coins and paper money of North America. [04/27/1979]

    Highlight: Sheldon 5. Good - 4, planchet is porous. PHOTO Wreath Cent. 1793. LIBERTY in small letters. Sheldon 11. AG - 3, planchet has a porous rev. PHOTO Large Cent. 1794. Bent lock. Sheldon 22. VF -20, some die rust on rev. PHOTO Large Cent. 1794. Sheldon 55. Fine - 12. 778 Large Cent. 1794. Sheldon 56. Office boy rev. Good - 4, heavy die flaw to left. 779 Large Cent. 1794. Button on cap. Sheldon 57. VG - 8. 780 Large Cent. 1795. Lettered edge. Sheldon 75. Fine - 12. 781 Large Cent. 1795. Plain edge. ONE CENT set high. Sheldon 76b. Fine - 12. 782 Large Cent. 1795. Plain edge. ONE CENT set high. Sheldon 76b. VF - 20, a trace or two of red. 783 Large Cent. 1796. Liberty Cap. Sheldon 88. VG - 8. 784 Large Cent. 1796. Liberty Cap. Sheldon 91 . VG - 8. 785 Large Cent. 1797. Draped bust, with stems.

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    Unrestricted public coin auction containing nice material and something for every type of collector ... [12/05/1953]

    Highlight: Sheldon 197. Fine but surface rough 1801 D-156, Sheldon 219. Three errors. Very Fine. A nice coin Plate 1801 D-158, Sheldon 233 variety 1/(X)0 V. Fine - - CENTS 1801 D-160, Sheldon 216 Very Fine (Ex F except for small edge nicks) 1801 D-158, Sheldon 223 Error 1/000 Very Fine 1801 D-159, Sheldon 221 1/100 over 1/000. Very Fine 1802 D-165 .Sheldon 231 Steniless wreath. A good fine - 1802 D-165, Sheldon 231 Stemless wreath. Fine 1802 D-174, Sheldon 174 3-B Normal dies Very Fine 1802 D-164, Sheldon 228. Variety 1/000 Good — - 1803 D-193, Sheldon 258. Large fraction, small date Very bine 1805 D-199, Sheldon 267. Blunt “I” in date. Fine 1806 D , Sheldon 270. Very Fine - 1807 over 1806 D-203, Sheldon 273 Fine 1807 D-205, Sheldonvariety. Very Fine 1807 D-207, Sheldon 275 Very Fine 1808

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    Anniversary Sale: 100th Mail Bid Auction, United States and Foreign Coins, Currency, Tokens

    Highlight: 1794 Sheldon 44, extremely fine. $55. 1795 Sheldon 76a, lettered edge, very good. RARE. $50. 1795 Sheldon 76b, plain edge, “One Cent” high, uncirculated choco- late, slightly rubbed. $90. 1796 Sheldon 84, Liberty Cap, extremely fine, dark patina. $60. 1796 Sheldon 109, Draped Bust, very good, sharp. $20. 1797 Sheldon 131, stemless wreath, fair. $10. 1798 Over 97, Sheldon 152, fine. $35. 1798 Sheldon 170, small date, very fine. $30. 1799 Obverse very good, reverse poor. Rare. Lists $60 good. 1800 Overdate, Sheldon 196, fine. $12.50. 1801 Sheldon 224, perfect dies, fine. $10. 1801 Sheldon 219, three errors, v. good, sharp. $25. 1801 Sheldon 223, fraction 1/000, v. good. $10. 1802 Sheldon 239, perfect dies, very fine. $22.50. 1802 Sheldonwreath, good. $3. 1802 Sheldon 228,

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    Harper's Weekly

    /1866

    Highlight: Sheldon’s visitors arrived in due course. They were provincial people of the middle-class, accounted monstrously genteel in their own neighborhood, but in nowise resembling London- ers of the same rank . Mr. Thomas Halliday was a big, loud-spoken, good-tempered Yorkshireman, who had inherit- ed a comfortable little estate from a plodding, money-making father, and for whom life had been very easy. He was a farmer, and nothing but a farmer; a man for whom the supremest pleasure of existence was a cattle-show or a country horse-fair. The farm upon which he had been born and brought up was situated about six miles from Barlingford, and all the de- lights of his boyhood and youth were associated with that small market-town. lie and the two Sheldons had been school-fellows, and afterward boon

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    Harper's Weekly

    /1866

    Highlight: Sheldon ; “ her wishes shall be attended to directly. Heaven forbid that I should stand between my old friend and any chance of his speedy recoveiy ! If a stran- ger can bring him round quicker than I can, let the stranger come.” Mr. Sheldon was not slow to obey Mrs. Hal- liday’s behest. He was departing on his quest breakfastless, when Nancy Woolper met him in the hall with a cup of tea. He accepted the cup almost mechanically from her hand, and took it into the parlor, whither Nancy followed him. And then for the first time he perceived that change in his housekeeper’s face which had so startled Georgina Halliday. The change was somewhat modified now; but still the Nancy Woolper of to-day was not the Nancy Woolper of yesterday. “You’re looking very queer, Nancy,” said the dentist, gravel

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    Harper's Weekly

    /1866

    Highlight: Sheldon, surgeon-dentist ; and the dwellers in Fitzgeorge Street amused themselves in their leisure hours by speculative discussions upon the character and pursuits, belongings and surround- ings of this gentleman. Of course he was eminently respectable. On that question no Fitzgeorgian had ever hazard- ed a doubt. A householder with such a door- step and such muslin curtains could not be other than the most correct of mankind ; for, if there is any external evidence by which a dissolute life or an ill-regulated mind will infallibly be- tray itself, that evidence is to be found in the yellowness and limpness of muslin window-cur- tains. The eyes are the windows of the soul, says the poet ; but if a man’s eyes are not open to your inspection, the windows of his house will help you to

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    Harper's Weekly

    /1866

    Highlight: Sheldon himself had lived like a modern anchorite for the last four years ; and ^lancy Woolper, who was pretty well acquainted with the state of his finances, had pinched and contrived for his benefit, or rather for the bene- fit of the black-eyed baby she had nursed nine- and-twenty years before. For his sake she had been careful and honest, willing to forego all the small profits to which she held herself entitled ; but if well-to-do people were going to share her master’s expenses, there would be no longer need for such scrupulous integrity ; and if things were tightly managed, Thomas Halliday might be made to bear the entire cost of the household during^ Iris month’s visit on the Yorkshire sys- tem. While Mrs. Woolper meditated upon her do- mestic duties, the master of the domicile

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    Harper's Weekly

    /1866

    Highlight: George Sheldon came again to see his sick friend. He was quicker to perceive the changes in the in-* valid than the members of the household, who saw him daily and hourly, and he perceived a striking change for the worse to-night. lie took cure, however, to suffer no evidence of alarm or surprise to appear in the sick cham- ber. He talked to his friend in the usual cheery way ; sat by the bedside for half an hour ; did his best to arouse Tom from a kind of stupid lethargy, and to encourage Mrs. Halliday, who shared the task of nursing her husband with brisk Nancy Woolper — an invaluable creature in a sick room. But he failed in both attempts ; the dull apathy of the invalid was not to be dis- pelled by the most genial companionship, and Georgy’s spirits had been sinking lower and lower all

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    Harper's Weekly

    1/7/1897

    Highlight: Sheldon, Ware, and Parel; in the upper half are Lamed, Mahony, Nisbet, George Wrenn, Whitman, Fischer, Stevens, and Cliace. In other words, every one of the first and second class men entered in the tournament, and the ranking man of the third class, are drawn in the upper half, while the best men entered, aside from Eaves the visiting Englishman, in the lower half are of the third and fourth classes. Surely a method that permits of so uneven a distribution of contestants in a tournament requiring seven days of play is open to criticism. Last year another system was used, with very satisfac- tory results; but this year, for some reason known only to the Association’s Executive Committee, it was ignored. The Newport week for its entire length is none too inter- esting at best, and

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    DICK JOHNSON: I NEVER MADE SHELDON'S BOOK, BUT I WAS SOMOTYPED

    DICK JOHNSON: I NEVER MADE SHELDON'S BOOK, BUT I WAS SOMOTYPED

    12/07/2008

    Highlight: DICK JOHNSON: I NEVER MADE SHELDON'S BOOK, BUT I WAS SOMOTYPED http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n49a10.html Responding to our earlier discussion of Penny Whimsy author William Sheldon's non-numismatic books, Dick Johnson submitted this revealing submission. No cameras, please. -Editor I can add to the discussions (by Will Nipper and Pete Smith in recent E-Sylums) on Dr. William Sheldon's analysis of human physiques. It is well known that numismatist Walter Breen knew Dr. Sheldon, both for their mutual interest in early American cents, but also in Sheldon's scientific interest of analysis of human body types. Sheldon attempted to quantify body physiques somewhat like he quantified large cent conditions, but with a little more sophistication. He stated every human body has three

    Responding to our earlier discussion of Penny Whimsy author William Sheldon's non-numismatic books,

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    Harper's Weekly

    /1866

    Highlight: Sheldon was fain to say something of a consolatory nature. “Come, come,” he said, “I won’t tease you any more. That’s against the laws of hospital- ity, isn’t it ? — only there are some things which you can’t expect a man to forget, you know. However, let by-goncs be by-gones. As for poor old Tom, I dare say he’ll live to be a hale, hearty old man, in spite of the croakers. People always will croak about something ; and it’s a kind of fashion to say that a big, hearty, six-foot man is a fragile blossom likely to be nipped by any wintry blast. Come, come, Mrs. Halliday, your husband mustn’t discover that I’ve been making you cry when he comes home, lie may be home early this evening, perhaps; and if he is, we’ll have an oyster supper and a chat about old times.” Mrs. Halliday shook her head

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    DICK JOHNSON: I NEVER MADE SHELDON'S BOOK, BUT I WAS SOMOTYPED

    DICK JOHNSON: I NEVER MADE SHELDON'S BOOK, BUT I WAS SOMOTYPED

    12/07/2008

    Highlight: DICK JOHNSON: I NEVER MADE SHELDON'S BOOK, BUT I WAS SOMOTYPED http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n49a10.html

    Responding to our earlier discussion of Penny Whimsy author William Sheldon's non-numismatic books, Dick Johnson submitted this revealing submission. No cameras, please. -Editor
    I can add to the discussions (by Will Nipper and Pete Smith in recent E-Sylums) on Dr. William Sheldon's analysis of human physiques. It is well known that numismatist Walter Breen knew Dr. Sheldon, both for their mutual interest in early American cents, but also in Sheldon'sest of analysis of human body types.

    Sheldon attempted to quantify body

    Penny-Wise, Vol. 45, No. 2

    1/3/2011

    Highlight: not separate Sheldon varieties." Is there proof for this statement? Where can he read about this? Denis Loring responded to Bill Maryott’s comment that the 1795 Reeded Edge (S-79) should be an NC, not a Sheldon number. 1796 S-96 is another eandidate for NC status. How is "NC" to be defined? Sheldonn the late 1940s. Neither S-79 nor S-96 qualifies. S-96, in fact, is now high R6. Of the numbered varieties other than S-79, only S-15 remains R7 (last time Denis looked), and just barely. S-80, the Jefferson cent, should be a fantasy piece not a Sheldon number. Ifs well established that the Jefferson cents were struck by John Harper, at the direetion of the U. S. government, as examples of his work in support of his

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 45, No. 2

    1/3/2011

    Highlight: not separate Sheldon varieties." Is there proof for this statement? Where can he read about this? Denis Loring responded to Bill Maryott’s comment that the 1795 Reeded Edge (S-79) should be an NC, not a Sheldon number. 1796 S-96 is another eandidate for NC status. How is "NC" to be defined? Sheldonn the late 1940s. Neither S-79 nor S-96 qualifies. S-96, in fact, is now high R6. Of the numbered varieties other than S-79, only S-15 remains R7 (last time Denis looked), and just barely. S-80, the Jefferson cent, should be a fantasy piece not a Sheldon number. Ifs well established that the Jefferson cents were struck by John Harper, at the direetion of the U. S. government, as examples of his work in support of his

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    The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III

    Highlight: Sheldon: “One of The Two Finest Wreath Cents Known” Lot 3016. 1793 Sheldon-lla. Rarity-4+. Wreath. Vine and Bars Edge. Mint State-66 BN (PCGS). MS-70 example turned up in that Brand hoard remnant which has played so prominent a part in the recent history of the 1 793s, and this coin is apparently one of the two finest Wreath cents known (along with the Hall-Beckwith 7-F). — Dr. William Sheldon, Penny Whimsy, 1958 A superb and even shade of light to medium brown, enriched with superb cartwheel luster and some reflective fabric, defines the surfaces of this magnificent gem. The very early die state gives this coin crisp detail, with fine delineation of Liberty’s graceful portrait, her wild tresses, and other design elements. Both sides are aligned trivially to the right, with a complete

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    America's Large Cent (COAC #12)

    /1998

    Highlight: Sheldon once worked, insisted on using the Maris numbers (Lapp and Silberman, 1975, 597). It would be a remarkable achievement indeed for Sheldon to have worked for Hays, because William Wallace Hays, the cataloguer of 1794 large cents, died on July 9, 1899 (Obituary 1899, 29). Sheldon was born on November 19, 1898 (ll^o Was Who 1981, 7:519). On February 20, 1971, Sheldon delivered a talk to the New York Numismatic Club which later appeared as an article in Penny Wise and which contained much discussion of Carl Wiirtzbach and Virgil Brand (Sheldon 1971). Sheldon took some care over this article; the copy of Penny Wise in the ANS library, which was formerly Sheldon’s copy, con- tains two handwritten corrections by Sheldon: on page 74 Sheldon crosses out the final “s” in “thoughts” and on

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    The Numismatist, September 1940

    1/9/1940

    Highlight: Vernon Sheldon. Helge A. Hansen, 8236, 1013 Fifth Ave. South, Virginia, Minn. U. S. Coins. Lewis M. Reagan, M. Vernon Sheldondgewater Branch, Denver, Col. General. Wm. A. Dickson, Philip W. Whiteley. William Henry Brown, 8238, 8022 S. Sangamon St., Chicago, 111. U. S. Half Dollars Commemorative Silver Coins. B. H. Terry, Otto Kersteiner. Rollin D. Sehreffler, 8239, 394 East 123rd St., Cleveland, OJiio. Commemorative and General. John W. Gregor, M. Vernon Sheldon. Mrs, Frank Chambers, 8240, 4320 Overlook Road, Birmingham, Ala. General. J. H. Morris, Jr., Mrs. J. Morris, Jr., M. Vernon Sheldondgson, 8241, 315 Shepard Ave., N. Charleroi, Pa. U. S. Commemo- rative. W. E. Hodgson, M. Vernon Sheldon. Fred MeAtee, 8242, Fairbault, Minn. U. S.

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 42, No. 3

    1/5/2008

    Highlight: then consulted Sheldonthe person who assigned the name in parentheses, if known, “general” if not known. I have purposely not complicated the chart with the various reverse dies that have been paired with these obverses, although some of the 1794s are better known by their reverse nicknames (“Mounds,” “Starred,” and “Office Boy,” for example). obverse 1 Tilted 4 (Maris), Head of ’93, Wide Straight Date (Sheldon) S-17, NC-4 obverse 2 Double Chin (Maris), Head of ’93, Double Chin (Sheldon) S-18, 19 obverse 3 ’93 Head (Maris), Exact Head of 1793 [so-called by Sheldon, in spite of his

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 42, No. 3

    1/5/2008

    Highlight: then consulted Sheldonthe person who assigned the name in parentheses, if known, “general” if not known. I have purposely not complicated the chart with the various reverse dies that have been paired with these obverses, although some of the 1794s are better known by their reverse nicknames (“Mounds,” “Starred,” and “Office Boy,” for example). obverse 1 Tilted 4 (Maris), Head of ’93, Wide Straight Date (Sheldon) S-17, NC-4 obverse 2 Double Chin (Maris), Head of ’93, Double Chin (Sheldon) S-18, 19 obverse 3 ’93 Head (Maris), Exact Head of 1793 [so-called by Sheldon, in spite of his

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    The Numismatist, March 1940

    1/3/1940

    Highlight: Vernon Sheldon. Dr. John C. Aldinger, 7982, 8126 South Cate Ave., South Gate, Cal. U. S. General. A. P. Gasser, M. Vernon Sheldon. John C. Carr, 7983, 404 Scarritt Bldg., Kansas City, Mo. U. S. A. P. Ford, A. P. Ford, Kansas City, Mo. M. E. Thiene.s, 7984, 1201 First Ave., Evansville, Ind. General. James Kelley, Cecil C. Summers, James N. Jordan. Jacob Pelcyger, 7985, 806 East 52nd St., Brooklyn, N. Y. U. S. General. Lewis M. Reagan, A1 Auhwortz. O. A. Compton, 7986, 117 E. Baseline St., Hillsboro, Ore. Small Coins. Lewis M. Reagan, H. R. Tipton, L. B. Davison. Ellen R. Sullivan, 7987, 1407 Alexander St., S. E., Grand Rapids, Mich. Commemo- ratives, U. S. Copper and Coins. Lewis M. Reagan, I. W. Huyge, Ernest E. Edge. Fred Oisen, 7988, 1526 State St., Alton, 111. U. S. Coins. W. H. Rauert,

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    The Numismatist, October 1940

    1/10/1940

    Highlight: Vernon Sheldon. Rrnest Wade Hampton, 8265, care Postmaster, Artemus. Ky. U. S Coins Kirk Adams, M. Vernon Sheldon. Minden, Neb. American Minor Coins. Lewis M. Reagan, M. Vernon Sheldon. ®;a^*??***"‘*’ Tigard, Ore. Commemorative Half Dollars. Lewis M. Reagan, M. Vernon Sheldon. W. L. Gunn, 8268, 1350 W. 17th St., San Pedro, Cal. U. S. Coins. Carl W Pat- ten, Henry Chambers,, Lewis M. Reagan. The^ Thorsen, 8269, Box 98, Creston, 111. Commemorative Coins. Lewis M. Reagan, M. Vernon Sheldon South Milwaukee Nuniisniatic Society, 8270, Robert Walker, Secretary, 1410 Menomonee Ave., South Milwaukee, Wis. Corporate Club. L W Culve^ M. Vernon Sheldon, Robert Walker. ' D. A. McAuslan, 8271 400 Franklin St., Peoria, 111. U. S. Coins. L. S. Hazard, L. W. Hoifecker, V. E. Samples. Edna Butler, 8272, P

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    Kagin's 339th Sale: The Baltimore Sale

    Highlight: Sheldon 223, the 1/000 type; 1802 About VG-8, Sheldon 1802's are all quite clear averaging Good or slightly less, with no marked damage; the four 1803's run Good or AG-3 all clearly readable but not especially attrac- tive; 1805 is AG-3; 1806 is Good-4 although once was slightly bent; and 1807 has the sharpness of VG-8 but quite porous. Again, an interesting study lot. (Total: 12 pieces.) 131 1794 Extremely Fine 40/40. Sheldon 57. A very distinctive reverse, although technically sharp the obverse has heavy rim nick at 7 o'clock, and most of LIBERTY very weak, light scratch in left field. Reverse is poorly struck, especially at lower right. ANACS grading certificate 3/85 at 40/40. 132 1794-1795 Fair-Very Good. A group of seven, 1794 and 1795

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 32, No. 1(184)

    15/1/1998

    Highlight: INTRODUCTION BY THE EDITOR: WILLIAM SHELDON REVISITED Harry E. Salyards Job 30: 26 - When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness. Proverbs 17:13 — Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. Dr. William Sheldon has been gone for over twenty years. When he died, the late Dr. Warren Lapp called him “our beloved number 1 member of EAC,” and spoke of the reverence with which he was held by the EAC membership, which then numbered about 600. Much of the rest of that Penny-Wise issue of November 15, 1977 was devoted to tributes to the good doctor, each seemingly more lavish in its praise. To those of us who never knew him, he comes across in these remembrances as an engaging, if occasionally eccentric, individual— one

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    KLEEBERG COMMENTS ON W. H. SHELDON

    KLEEBERG COMMENTS ON W. H. SHELDON

    03/09/2003

    Highlight: SHELDON http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v06n10a07.html The E-Sylum: Volume 6, Number 10, March 9, 2003, Article 7KLEEBERG COMMENTS ON W. H. SHELDON John M. Kleeberg writes: "In a recent posting, John W. Adams comes to the defense of William Herbert Sheldon and asks us "not to be glib with the truth." Actually, if we examine the truth more carefully, we can understand Sheldon's life of crime better. Sheldon made many extensive thefts of large cents: in the course of ten years of litigation and many more of research, I have found that he stole not only from the American Numismatic Society, but also from many of the leading dealers of the day - Abe Kosoff, Stack's, New Netherlands, Celina Stamp & Coin - and from collectors (the T. James Clarke Estate, the Gaskill estate, and

    The E-Sylum: Volume 6, Number 10, March 9, 2003, Article 7KLEEBERG COMMENTS ON W. H. SHELDON John M.

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 32, No. 1(184)

    15/1/1998

    Highlight: INTRODUCTION BY THE EDITOR: WILLIAM SHELDON REVISITED Harry E. Salyards Job 30: 26 - When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness. Proverbs 17:13 — Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. Dr. William Sheldon has been gone for over twenty years. When he died, the late Dr. Warren Lapp called him “our beloved number 1 member of EAC,” and spoke of the reverence with which he was held by the EAC membership, which then numbered about 600. Much of the rest of that Penny-Wise issue of November 15, 1977 was devoted to tributes to the good doctor, each seemingly more lavish in its praise. To those of us who never knew him, he comes across in these remembrances as an engaging, if occasionally eccentric, individual— one

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    The Numismatist, January 1940

    1/1/1940

    Highlight: Vernon Sheldon. Rasmus F, Jensen, 7860, 2712 17th St., Racine, Wis. U. S. Coins. John M. Carls, John R. Stewart. Kdward O. Lawton, 7861, 438 Fairview Ave., Anthony, R. I. U. S. Cents. Horace M. Grant, Wilna B. Mackintosh. Aaron J. Kaufman, 7 862, 58 Clifford St., Roxbury, Mass. U. S. Coins. Lewis M. Reagan, M. Vernon Sheldon. Eugene Cross, 7863, Lake Tomahawk, Wis. Coins. Lewis M. Reagan, R. H. Wirth. Raymond AV. Searle, 7864, 44 Menotomy Road, Arlington, Va. Old English and U. S. Lewis M. Reagan, M. Vernon Sheldons. Fuller A. Coy, G. C. Davis, Wm. K. Dans. Dan Goldman, 7866, 342 S. Main St., Los Angeles, Cal, General. Herbert O. Lindhe, M. Vernon Sheldon. Carl Symonds, 7867, 249 E. Seaside, Long Reach, Cal. General. S. M. Koeppel,

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    KLEEBERG COMMENTS ON W. H. SHELDON

    KLEEBERG COMMENTS ON W. H. SHELDON

    03/09/2003

    Highlight: SHELDON http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v06n10a07.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 6, Number 10, March 9, 2003, Article 7

    KLEEBERG COMMENTS ON W. H. SHELDON

    John M. Kleeberg writes: "In a recent posting, John W.
    Adams comes to the defense of William Herbert Sheldon
    and asks us "not to be glib with the truth." Actually, if we
    examine the truth more carefully, we can understand
    Sheldon's life of crime better. Sheldon made many
    extensive thefts of large cents: in the course of ten years
    of litigation and many more of research, I have found
    that he stole not only from the American Numismatic
    Society, but also from many of the leading dealers of the
    day - Abe Kosoff, Stack's, New Netherlands, Celina
    Stamp & Coin - and from collectors (the T.

    The E-Sylum: Volume 6, Number 10, March 9, 2003, Article 7

    KLEEBERG COMMENTS ON W. H. SHEL

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    Function Associates Fixed Price List, Supplement A - Early American Coppers Covention - April 6-9, 2000

    6/4/2000

    Highlight: SHELDON, Dr . William H. -1949- "Early American Cents; 1793-1814" - xvi,339 pages, 51 plates , hardbound in tan cloth, 12mo . This copy has been signed by nearly 70 EAC members at the 1975 Annual Meeting . Breen, Collins , Loring, Kuntz , Naftzger, et al NM .175.00 38. SHELDON, Dr . William H . -1949- "Early American Cents ; 17 93-18 14 " - xvi,339 pages, 51 plates , hardbound in tan cloth, 12mo .Annotated by Walter Breen et al. Basis for updating "Penny Whimsy"? VF .160.00 39. SHELDON949- "Early American Cents ; 1793-18 1 4 xvi,339 pages, 51 plates , hardbound in tan cloth, 12mo . Some annotations . Possibly by Breen VF ..85.00 40. SHELDON, Dr . William H . -1949- "Early American Cents ; 1793-1814 " - xvi,339 pages, 51 plates , hardbound in tan cloth, 12mo . This was

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 42, No. 3

    1/5/2008

    Highlight: Truncated Hair Locks (Sheldon) S-41,42 obverse 19 Short Bust (Maris, Sheldon) S-43, 44, NC-5, NC-10 obverse 20 The Plica (Maris), Short Bust, Braided Hair (Sheldon) S-45, 46 obverse 21 Young Head (Maris), Short Bust, Braided Upper Locks (Sheldon) S-47, 48, 49, NC-9 obverse 22 Short Bust (Sheldon), Frowning Face (general) S-50 obverse 23 Short Bust (Sheldon) S-5 1 obverse 24 The Coquette (Maris) S-52 obverse 25 Severed Sixth Lock (Sheldon) S-53 obverse 26 Crooked 7 (Maris), Slanting 7 (Sheldon obverse 27 Pyramidal Head (Maris), Button Variety [from lump on cap] (general) S-57 obverse 28 Mintmarked Head or Many Haired (Maris), Thick Hair (Sheldon) S-58, 59 obverse 29 Patagonian (Maris), Square Forelock (general) S-60, 61 obverse 30 Trephined Head (Maris), Serpent Mouth (general

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 42, No. 3

    1/5/2008

    Highlight: Truncated Hair Locks (Sheldon) S-41,42 obverse 19 Short Bust (Maris, Sheldon) S-43, 44, NC-5, NC-10 obverse 20 The Plica (Maris), Short Bust, Braided Hair (Sheldon) S-45, 46 obverse 21 Young Head (Maris), Short Bust, Braided Upper Locks (Sheldon) S-47, 48, 49, NC-9 obverse 22 Short Bust (Sheldon), Frowning Face (general) S-50 obverse 23 Short Bust (Sheldon) S-5 1 obverse 24 The Coquette (Maris) S-52 obverse 25 Severed Sixth Lock (Sheldon) S-53 obverse 26 Crooked 7 (Maris), Slanting 7 (Sheldon obverse 27 Pyramidal Head (Maris), Button Variety [from lump on cap] (general) S-57 obverse 28 Mintmarked Head or Many Haired (Maris), Thick Hair (Sheldon) S-58, 59 obverse 29 Patagonian (Maris), Square Forelock (general) S-60, 61 obverse 30 Trephined Head (Maris), Serpent Mouth (general

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    Function Associates Fixed Price List, Supplement A - Early American Coppers Covention - April 6-9, 2000

    6/4/2000

    Highlight: SHELDON, Dr . William H. -1949- "Early American Cents; 1793-1814" - xvi,339 pages, 51 plates , hardbound in tan cloth, 12mo . This copy has been signed by nearly 70 EAC members at the 1975 Annual Meeting . Breen, Collins , Loring, Kuntz , Naftzger, et al NM .175.00 38. SHELDON, Dr . William H . -1949- "Early American Cents ; 17 93-18 14 " - xvi,339 pages, 51 plates , hardbound in tan cloth, 12mo .Annotated by Walter Breen et al. Basis for updating "Penny Whimsy"? VF .160.00 39. SHELDON949- "Early American Cents ; 1793-18 1 4 xvi,339 pages, 51 plates , hardbound in tan cloth, 12mo . Some annotations . Possibly by Breen VF ..85.00 40. SHELDON, Dr . William H . -1949- "Early American Cents ; 1793-1814 " - xvi,339 pages, 51 plates , hardbound in tan cloth, 12mo . This was

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    The Numismatist, April 1940

    1/4/1940

    Highlight: Vernon Sheldon Bachrach, M. Sweeney, L. J. Schmotzer. S. Arthur Cohen, 8036, 600 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. Commemorative Coins. Lewis M. Reagan, J. J. Westley, S. R. Donner. Hubert .1. Thoiiia.s, 8037, 2518 N. Sixth St., Philadelphia, Pa. U. S. Cents and Hard Times Tokens. Wm. Rabin, Lewis M. Reagan. George L. Young, 8038, 1230 N. 6th St., Reading, Pa. General U. S. Coins. F. J. Stanley, M. Vernon Sheldon. Dr. Wallace A. Hill, 8039, 213 W. Schiller St., Chicago, 111. U. S. Cents and Com- memorative Half Dollars. W. A. Carleton, M. Vernon Sheldon. Lloyd W. Clark, 8040, Oriskany Falls, N. Y. U. S. General and

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    A selection from the collection of Jose Toribio Medina of proclamation coins and Spanish-American rarities and other consignments. [03/19-21/1968]

    Highlight: (1) Sheldon 168 (diagnostic die break on rev.). Coin poor to fair. Lot of 6 space fillers. ■*" 385 One Cent 1798. Fair to abt. V. G. 3 pieces. ($20.-22.50) 386 One Cent 1798, Sheldon 165. Large “8” whisker variety. Obv. a nice fine. Rev. U. R. portion “AXES OF” not visible, rest is sharp. One dig which looks like mint flaw. Worth. ($25.-30.) 387 One Cent 1798, Sheldon 186, with reverse die break quite advanced. Obv. fine except for heavy scratches above face and across “TY”. Rev: Nice fine. Worth. ($25.-30.) 388 One Cent 1798, Sheldonice fine but attempted piercing to left of date and between “E & S” of States. Still worth. ($15.50-22.50) 389 One Cent 1801, Sheldon 222. Obv. abt. fine. Rev: V. G., but U. R. area not clear. Cuts on rev

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    KRALJEVICH ON POGUE COLLECTION, PART V

    03/12/2017

    Highlight: die varieties were avidly pursued.

    And then came Sheldon. In 1949, Dr. William Herbert Sheldon published Early American Cents. Its title page announced the collaboration of Homer K. Downing, the noted New York collector, and M.H. Sheldon, who typed the manuscript; M.H. stood for “my hands.” Sheldon, who bid with the code name “Jester” in the 1952 sale of Downing’s collection, also gave credit to Horatio and Hazard Sheldon, “who assisted with spirit.” Horatio and Hazard were the author’s typewriters. Sheldone enjoyment of the subject matter, creating a work that changed the world of numismatics far beyond the specialty about which he wrote. Sheldon invented the numerical grading standard that remains at th

    Cataloguer John Kraljevich published this appreciation of the upcoming Pogue sale

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    The British Numismatic Journal and Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society

    /1966

    Highlight: From the Sheldon Find 14-0 g. E. Obverse erased by small cross on King's face. A pellet is sometimes added and the cross varies inform and position. NOTTINGHAM MINT 149. 0 . 4 STIEKNlSNt A'. 4- STEIN :0N:8N0T- to) BMC 229a. ex Pierpont Morgan. Evans From the NoUingham find 16-6 g. (6) 13. M. ex Lawrence (Fragment) 10-8 g. Sheldon find 15 0 g. w Chfttsworth From the Sheldon find 1 5-0 g. • <«) Chfttsworth From the Sheldon find 15-5 g. * (/) Chfttsworth From the Sheldon find 16 0 g. (3) Chfttsworth From the Sheldon find 16 0 g. Chfttsworth From the Sheldon find 16-5 g. W Chat 8 worth From the Sheldon find 16 5 g. (il Chfttsworth From the Sheldon find 17 0 g. (1) Chfttsworth From tho Sheldon8 0 g. (m) Chfttsworth From the Sheldon find. Cut

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 45, No. 5

    1/10/2011

    Highlight: Sheldon. The upright of B points between dentils 4 and 5. Dentil 8 almost dots the I. The upright of L points between dentils 1 1 and 12. The 1 in the date points between dentils 43 and 44 while the 7 almost touches dentil 46. TOP points directly between dentils 60 and 61. Dentil 82 dots the right ann of the Y. Dentil 90 is above and slightly right of the upright of R. Reverse 93 dentils: Same as Sheldon 72, Breen 65. Sheldon NC-4 or 17b (1-A), Breen lb (1-A) 2 known Sheldon NC-3 Obverse 101 dentils: Same as Sheldon 17a, Breen la. Reverse 104 dentils: Same as Sheldon 17a, Breen la. For those new to collecting die varieties, this particular one must seem confusing. The difference between

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 16, No. 4(91)

    15/7/1982

    Highlight: a Sheldon cent collector of some years standing, but who has decided to pursue other fields. As he peruses his 1982 ANA auction catalog, we hear, "Hmm, here's an R5 S-160 cent. I'll up my bid 20% for rarity." He turns to the nickel three cent section and finds an interesting die variety listed as R5 (per Tirrell [9]). Again he increases his bid, under his Sheldononly R4 " (Lee, 1 to 3 known), he adds no premium for rarity... fat chance he will get that one! Need I go to patterns, etc.? Then consider the alternative, namely that all series use the same rarity scale, be it Sheldon's, Knee's, or any universally know

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    HARVEY STACK ON CATALOGING 1954 LARGE CENT SALES

    05/26/2013

    Highlight: William Sheldon in earlier years and he hoped he could get Dr. Sheldon to help him catalog these two collections. As chance would have it, during the late 1940s and into the 1950s, Dr. Sheldon was teaching and working at the Columbia-Presbyterian University Hospital in New York City and often came into the store to say hello to Morton and find out what was new. In this case my father answered, _Have I got a surprise for you.? Of course, once Dr. Sheldon saw the coins laid out in the trays he gasped and asked where they all had come from. My father told him these were from two very old-time collections. Dr. Sheldon looked further and said, _Mort, do you realize that I will now have to rewrite my book as the Condition Census is no longer accurate and there are a few no one ever listed for

    In his two most recent blog entries, Harvey Stack recounts the story of the cataloging of the Davis

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 45, No. 5

    1/10/2011

    Highlight: Sheldon. The upright of B points between dentils 4 and 5. Dentil 8 almost dots the I. The upright of L points between dentils 1 1 and 12. The 1 in the date points between dentils 43 and 44 while the 7 almost touches dentil 46. TOP points directly between dentils 60 and 61. Dentil 82 dots the right ann of the Y. Dentil 90 is above and slightly right of the upright of R. Reverse 93 dentils: Same as Sheldon 72, Breen 65. Sheldon NC-4 or 17b (1-A), Breen lb (1-A) 2 known Sheldon NC-3 Obverse 101 dentils: Same as Sheldon 17a, Breen la. Reverse 104 dentils: Same as Sheldon 17a, Breen la. For those new to collecting die varieties, this particular one must seem confusing. The difference between

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 16, No. 4(91)

    15/7/1982

    Highlight: a Sheldon cent collector of some years standing, but who has decided to pursue other fields. As he peruses his 1982 ANA auction catalog, we hear, "Hmm, here's an R5 S-160 cent. I'll up my bid 20% for rarity." He turns to the nickel three cent section and finds an interesting die variety listed as R5 (per Tirrell [9]). Again he increases his bid, under his Sheldononly R4 " (Lee, 1 to 3 known), he adds no premium for rarity... fat chance he will get that one! Need I go to patterns, etc.? Then consider the alternative, namely that all series use the same rarity scale, be it Sheldon's, Knee's, or any universally know

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    The Numismatist, January 1939

    1/1/1939

    Highlight: Vernon Sheldon. Kenneth E. McIntosh, 316 Dayton St., Hamilton, Ohio. General. Otto Ker- steiner, Carl Shelby. H. J. Williams, 201 Briarcliff Road, Harrisburg, Pa. All U. S. Coins. Chas. S. Hall, M. Vernon Sheldon. Thos. J. Bruner, 812 Milam Bldg., San Antonio, Texas. General. Norman H. Brock, M. Vernon Sheldon. Clarence E. Greene, 115 Grant St., North Attleboro, Mass. U. S. Coins. Kenneth A. Burke, M. Vernon Sheldon. Joe H. Baker, 210 Rentschler Bldg., Hamilton, Ohio. U. S. General. Otto Kersteiner, M. Vernon Sheldon. Ml'S. Helen Hartman, 710 N. Rexford Dr., Beverly Hills, Cal. All U. S. Coins. Clinton W. Hester, M. Vernon Sheldon. Win. H. Oavens, 4821 26th St. N., Arlington, Va. American Coins. Fred- eric E. Hodge, Ward Taylor, T. B. Williams. Clarence V^aii VJeck, 23 Lynde St.,

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    The Numismatist, May 1940

    1/5/1940

    Highlight: Vernon Sheldon. Halph li. Crutchlleld, 8096, 146 Alabama St., Spartanburg, S. C. U. S. Coins. Garold W. Tapp, M. Vernon Sheldon. Frank J. Coiivery, 8097, 413 Main St., East Greenwich, R. I. General U. S. Hor- ace M. Grant, W. B. Mackintosh. G. G. Tiinstlll, 8098, P. O. Box 1771, Fort Worth, Texas. General. B. Max Mehl, M. Vernon Sheldon. Mrs. Fdwln niooiii, 8099, 25 W. Independence St., Shamokin, Pa. General. Daniel F. Mowrey, M. Vernon Sheldon. Flint t’oln Club, 8100, 2210 Pennsylvania Ave., Flint, Mich. Corporate Club. Russell Stehfest, M. Vernon Sheldon, R. G. Curtis. L. W. Neal, 8101, 2010 Finance Bldg., Philadelphia, Pa. U. S. George Patterson, M. Vernon Sheldon Box 416, Apopka, Fla. One, Two and Three Cents. M. Vernon Sheldon, F. Burgust, H. A.

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    The Numismatist, November 1940

    1/11/1940

    Highlight: Vernon Sheldon. IVelss C. Ersiiiess, 8295, Plenty wood, Mont. U. S. Coins. Col. R. A. Wilson, Lewis M. Reagan. ^ ^ * Mrs. Florence II. Hamel, 8296, Route 2, Box 149, Galt, Cal. U. S. Coins. Col. K. A. Wilson, M. Vernon Sheldonall Coins. Paul Blackwood, Harvey L. Hansen, Kenneth W. Lee. , , H. M. liCe. 8298, 401 N. Broadway, Oklahoma City, Okla. General — L. b. Jake Sureck, H. W. Zeigler. John A. Sehuteii. 8299, Gopher St. Mfg. Co., Lindeke Bldg., St. Paul, Minn. Minoi Coins. Col. R. A. Wilson, M. Vernon Sheldon. Charles li. llluiiieii.sehein, 8300, P. O. Box 563, Hollywood, Cal. Gold JMis-strikes. Kenneth W. I^ee, Ed. M. Lee. . Mrs. Eriia II. Zeddies, 8301, 2512 Iroquois Rd., Wilmette, 111. U. S. Coins. C. E.

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    The United States coin collection of Edward Duff Mace ... [12/10-11/1968]

    Highlight: Sheldonarp. Priced as V. G. would be. ($17.50-22.50) 1797 stems. Multiple struck. Most of Liberty is flattened, but discernable. “9” of date has twin a bit below and to right. Lip, profile and top of hair show sharp doubling. Rev. shows some flaking areas. An early mint error. PHOTO ( ) 1797. Heavy curved die break behind hair ribbon. Stems to wreath. Fine. Several old bruises. ($32.50-40.) 1797. Sheldon #128. Die break quite

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    Harper's Weekly

    1/7/1897

    Highlight: Sheldon, and Driscoll, who comprised the promising younger element of last year. Gradually several of the older players have made their appearunee, although there are still absentees, wlio are very unlikelv to put in an appearance. Of the veterans, Wrenn, Larned. and Stevens are really the only ones who can be counted upon to play at Newport. Clarence Hobart wHl'certaiuly not play in tournaments this year, and Carr Neel, Hovey, and Chace are probably out of llie game. At ull events, the present situation is not hopeful for the ’97 attainmeni of American lawn-tennis. Wrenn and Larued are the only men playing who may be culled first class, and Larned is very unsteady. This first-class representation, however, small as it is, will constitute the bulwark of American defence against the

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    HARVEY STACK ON CATALOGING 1954 LARGE CENT SALES

    05/26/2013

    Highlight: William Sheldon in earlier years and he hoped he could get Dr. Sheldon to help him catalog these two collections. As chance would have it, during the late 1940s and into the 1950s, Dr. Sheldon was teaching and working at the Columbia-Presbyterian University Hospital in New York City and often came into the store to say hello to Morton and find out what was new. In this case my father answered, “Have I got a surprise for you.” Of course, once Dr. Sheldonins laid out in the trays he gasped and asked where they all had come from.

    My father told him these were from two very old-time collections. Dr. Sheldon looked further and said, “Mort, do you realize that I will now have to rewrite my book as the Condition Census is no longe

    Mexican dollars : U.S. and other coins. [05/25-26/1965]

    Highlight: to Sheldon or Newcomb for the benefit of the more advanced collector who 'needs a variety or iron Is addit ional trading ‘material. The optimistic grading of the consignor lias been revised to the generally accepted conservative standards. 1 1794 AM of AMERICA hammered out. Sheldon 47. Rarity 5. Abt. Fine. 2 1795 Lettered edge. Top of 5 in bust. Sheldon 74. Rarity 4. VC. Lot No. 3 3 1796 Liberty cap. Low 6 in date. Sheldon 87. Rarity 3. Fine. 4 1797 Surface roughness. Sheldon 128. Rarity 3. Earlier state of die than Shel- don illustration. EF. 5 1798 Large 8’s. Sheldon 145. Rarity 3. F-VF. 6 18(H) Rim break under fraction. Sheldon 207. Rarity 4. Y(i, cleaned. 7 1801 1/000. Elongated left stem. Sheldon 223. E YE. 8 1802 1 touches hair. SheldonFine. 9 1802 1/000. Sheldon

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 34, No. 6 (201)

    15/11/2000

    Highlight: The way the “Sheldon problem” was handled was poor. After the famous ‘Sheldon is a Crook’ editorial, many people in and out of EAC did not understand what was going on. Many I talked to at local shows were afraid any nice copper that had Sheldon’s pedigree near it would be taken away and sent back to the ANS. The whole situation needed more explaining. When I finally wrote in to see if anyone could give us a history of the problem and maybe Sheldon’s side of the story, I soon learned that Sheldon may not have been a crook. That there was plenty of defense for Sheldon and that a lot of people think he’s innocent. How can you convict a man from the grave? Again, you don’t treat your premier EAC members like garbage and then apologize later like you didn’t know what was going on. I for one

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 35, No. 6 (207)

    15/11/2001

    Highlight: the 1795 Sheldong used on coins issued today. This reeding, however, is cruder and somewhat irregular. This edge design was probably applied using a castaing machine at the Mint. Why a reeded edge was used is unknown (11). iiii i m ) hi mmiTTi TAL Overstrikes with edge remnants In late 1795 or early 1796, a few large cents were struck over Talbot, Allum & Lee tokens. All examples seen so far are 1795 Sheldon NC 2. When these coins were struck, a portion of the TAL edge design survived. There were two edge designs for the TAL tokens, 1794 tokens were lettered “PAYABLE AT THE STORE OF” and 1795’s were lettered “WE PROMISE TO PAY THE BEARER ONE CENT.” Obviously, this edge design was not added at the Mint.

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 6, No. 1(28)

    15/1/1972

    Highlight: Sheldon then discussed present efforts at revision of PENNY WHIMSY and he requested continued assistance in data-gathering by all the members. He proposed that a panel of EAC members be appointed by the President to assist him with various aspects of the revision and publication/distribution of the volume. Dr. Sheldon said that he felt that the EAC could do much to assist in the revision and distribution, in return for which he would like to have the EAC, as a club, share in the profits. Herb then presented Dr. Sheldon with a compendium of organized notes pre- pared for the new book by two ardent EACers, John Wright and Denis Loring, which covered description revision, verified new specimens, characteristic strikings, a complete list of proposed rarities and basal values, and a few

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