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    Virgil Brand Ledgers Finding Aid (Gold Proofs)

    /2017

    Highlight: Wilson Elder 10/08, 103618 89434, 95573 45145, J.B. Wilson Elder 10/08 95632 79422, Mehl 46943, Dewitt Smith 45146, J.B. Wilson Elder 10/08 45147, J.B. Wilson Elder 10/08 45148, J.B. Wilson Elder 10/08 45149, J.B. Wilson Elder 10/08 1883 0 13968 84576 46895, Dewitt Smith 45150, J.B. Wilson Elder 10/08, 103387 45151, J.B. Wilson Elder 10/08, 95574 46944, Dewitt Smith 45152, J.B. Wilson Elder 10/08 45153, J.B. Wilson Elder 10/08 45154, J.B. Wilson Elder 10/08 45155, J.B. Wilson Elder 10/08 1884 0 13969 16300 46896, Dewitt Smith 45156, J.B. Wilson Elder 10/08 16301, 95575 45157, J.B. Wilson Elder 10/08 46945, Dewitt Smith 45158, J.B. Wilson Elder 10/08 45159, J.B. Wilson Elder 10/08 45160, J.B. Wilson Elder 10/08 45161, J.B. Wilson Elder 10/08 1885 0 13970 46897, Dewitt Smith 45162, J.B.

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    THOMAS LINDSAY ELDER (1874-1948)

    04/03/2016

    Highlight: THOMAS LINDSAY ELDER74-1948) http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v19n14a08.html

    John Lupia submitted the following information from his   Encyclopedic Dictionary of Numismatic Biographies for this week's installment of his series. Thanks! As always, this is only an excerpt with the full article and bibliography available online. This week's subject is dealer Tom Elder. -Editor

    ELDER src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1460/26103924002_2e6db42570_n.jpg" width="188" height="320" align="right" alt= "ELDER, T. L." />

    Thomas Lindsay Elder (1874-1948), one of the most prolific numismatic catalogers of all time, left a legacy of 29

    The latest addition to the Newman Numismatic Portal is a nice group of Thomas

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    Harper's New Monthly Magazine

    /1885

    Highlight: ELDER BROWN’S BACKSLIDE. 401 The elder made an effort to wave her off. “Woman,” he said, with grand digni- ty, “you forgit yussef; sliu know ware I’ve ben ’swell ’si do. Ben to town, wife, an’ see yer wat I’ve brought — the fines’ hat, ole woman, I could git. Look 't the color. Like goes ’ith like; it’s ved an’ you’re red, an’ it’s a dead match. What yer mean? Hey! hole on! ole woman! — you! Hannah! — you.” She literally shook him into silence. “You miserable wretch ! you low-down drunken sot! what do you mean by coming home and insulting your wife?” Hannah ceased shaking him from pure exhaustion. “ Where is it, I say ? where is it ?” By this time she was turning liis pock- ets wrong side out. From one she got pills, from another change, from another packages. “The Lord be praised, and thi

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    Public Auction Sale of \Mr. 1796\: The John Whitney Walter Collection

    Highlight: 1923 Elder’s 5/16 Sale AU 1923 Hesslein’s 10/26 Sale AU 1924 Mehl’s 68th Sale AU 1924 Mehl’s 69th Sale Unc. 1924 Elder’s 12/4 Sale Unc. 1925 Elder’s 2/5 Sale Unc. 1925 Elder’s 11/5 Sale Unc. 1926 Raymond’s 4/6 Sale AU 1926 Hesslein’s 6/18 Sale AU 1927 Hesslein’s 11/18 Sale Unc. 1927 Elder’s 12/8 Sale Unc. 1930 Elder’s 11/20 Sale Unc. 1930 Elder’s 11/20 Sale Unc. 1931 Bolender’s 68th Sale Unc. 1931 Bolender’s 70th Sale Unc. 1932 Elder’s 2/27 Sale Unc. 1932 Elder’s 4/1 Sale Unc. 1932 Morgen than ’s 283rd Sale Unc. 1934 Morgenthau’s Supp. to 322nd Sale Unc, 1934 Elder’s 10/12 Sale Unc. 1935 Elder’s 5/10 Sale Unc. 1935 Elder’s 5/10 Sale Unc. 1935 Elder’s 6/22 Sale Unc. 1935 Elder’s 9/20 Sale Unc. 1935 Elder’s 9/20 Sale Unc. 1935 Elder’s 10/25 Sale Unc. 1936 Bolender’s 104th Sale Unc. 1937

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    Public Auction Sale of \Mr. 1796\: The John Whitney Walter Collection

    Highlight: THE COINS OF 1796 1796 NO STARS QUARTER EAGLES 1796 NO STARS QUARTER EAGLES Condition Year Sale Condition Year Sale VG 1907 Stickney Sale Fine 1938 Elder’s 5/14 Sale Fine 1907 Wilson Sale VF-EF 1938 Mehl’s 91st Sale Fine 1908 Bridgham Sale Fine 1938 Bluestone’s 39th Sale Unc. 1909 Jewett Sale EF 1939 Morgenthau’s 397th Sale Fine 1909 Zug Sale VF 1939 Stack’s 11/25 Sale Prooflike Unc. 1910 Mougey Sale VF 1940 Stack’s 1/27 Sale Fine 1910 Lambert Sale EF 1940 ANA Sale Fine 1911 Cowell Sale EF 1940 Morgenthau’s 418th Sale Fine-VF 1911 Green’s 58th Sale Fine 1940 Mehl’s 95th Sale VF 1911 Woodin Sale EF 1940 Stack’s 12/12 Sale EF 1912 Earle Sale Fine 1941 Kelly’s 1/25 Sale VF 1913 U.S. Coin Co.’s 2/26 Sale VF 1941 Numismatic Gallery’s 8th Sale Fine 1913 Granberg Sale VF 1941 Stack’s 5/27 Sale VF

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    Finding Aid (Gold Medals)

    /2017

    Highlight: medal NY-Elder storecard gold 36405 $12.00 Elder's 8th 12/12/06 1907 medal Elder storecard $4 gold 37057 $15.60 Elder's 9th 2/20/07 1796 medal Washington Season's set various 38981-6 $120.00 H Chapman 6/25/07 Stickney 1907 medal Elder Jamestown storecard gold 40718 $17.00 Elder's 13th 10/14/07 1907 medal Elder Columbus storecard gold 40732 $16.50 Elder's 13th 10/14/07 1907 medal Elder Ericson storecard gold 40745 $18.00 Elder's 13th 10/14/07 1907 medal Elder Lincoln Med - doff gold 42566 $80.50 Elderpman 2/29/08 1792 medal Washington Baker 20B gold 46483 Dewitt Smith 12/31/08 ND medal Satirical medal Zebra striped jackass gold 49537 $15.00 Elder's 32nd 7/9/09 ND medal Satirical - Lousiana Pikers gold 49541 $10.00 Elder's 32nd 7/9/09

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    Public Auction Sale of \Mr. 1796\: The John Whitney Walter Collection

    Highlight: 1918 Elder’s 3/20 Sale Fine 1918 Jackman Sale VF 1918 Mehl’s 49th Sale VG 1919 Chapman’s 10/4 Sale Fair-Good 1919 Mehl’s 53rd Sale Good-VG 1921 Manning Sale Good 1921 S.H. Chapman’s 5/27 Sale Poor 1921 Jenks Sale Very Fair 1921 Mehl’s 62nd Sale Fair-VG 1922 Ten Eyck Sale Very Fair-Poor 1922 Elder’s 6/2 Sale Fair 1922 Chapman’s 7/25 Sale About Fine 1922 Elderd 1923 Mehl’s 67th Sale Poor-Good 1923 Low’s 12/1 SMe Good 1924 Alvord Sale Fair-Good 1924 American Art Assoc. ’s 2/22 Sale VG 1925 Mehl’s 72nd Sale Good-Fair 1926 Mehl’s 73rd Sale VG 1926 Hesslein’s 4/2 Sale VF 1927 Elder’s 12/8 Sale Good 1929 Elder’s 1/18 Sale Good 1929 Eaton Sale About Good 1929 Lange’s 6/14 Sale Fair 1929 Elder’s 9/27 Sale Good-Fair 1930 Elder’s 4/lOth

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    Public Auction Sale of \Mr. 1796\: The John Whitney Walter Collection

    Highlight: Proof 1912 Elder’s 11/8 Sale Proof 1913 Jackson Sale Proof 1913 Jackson Sale Unc. 1913 Elder’s 7/18 Sale Unc. 1913 Steigerwalt Sale Semiproof 1913 Steigerwalt Sale Unc. 1913 U.S. Coin Co.’s 6/26 Sale Proof 1914 Conover Sale Proof 1914 Mehl’s 28th Sale Proof 1914 Mehl’s 10/21 Sale Proof 1915 B.W, Smith Sale Proof 1915 U.S. Coin Co.’s 5/19 Sale Proof 1917 Miller Sale Proof 1917 Mehl’s 42nd Sale Unc. 1918 Elder’s 1/25 Sale Unc. 1918 Jackman Sale Proof 1919 Mehl’s 54th Sale Proof 1919 Chapman’s 10/9 Sale Proof 1921 Elder’s 2/23 Sale Proof 1921 Manning Sale Proof 1921 Wdharm Sale Proof 1921 Gehring Sale AU 1921 Elder’s 10/7 Sale Proof 1922 Ten Eyck Sale Proof 1923 Mehl’s 66th Sade Unc. 1924 Elder’s 12/4 Sade Proof 1925 Elder’s 2/5 Sale Unc. 1925 Elder2/5 Sade Unc. 1925 Elder’s 2/5 Sale

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    Americana: Colonial and Federal Coins, Medals and Currency, Featuring Selections from the Hain Family Collection Part II

    Highlight: ELDER New York professional numismatist Thomas Lindsay Eldernd the New York Numismatic Club), U.S. and world history, politics, temperance, patriotism and the life of Abraham Lincoln. A master of biting satire, he lam- pooned outgoing ANA President Farran Zerbe with particularly hostile medals relating to the tumultuous 1909 ANA election. His voluminous issues were catalogued definitively by Thomas K. DeLorey in “Thomas L. Elder, a Catalogue of his Tokens and Medals,” in The Numismatist, June 1980. 405 Thomas L. Elder Store Card Number 3, 1906. Nick- el, Copper, Brass, Red Fiber, 30.7mm. DeLorey 4. Bril- liant Uncirculated. Elder name and address, COINS AND MEDALS OF ALL

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    MORE ON THOMAS ELDER PERIODICALS

    11/13/2011

    Highlight: MORE ON THOMAS ELDER PERIODICALS http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v14n47a08.html Dan Hamelberg writes: In response to Dave Hirt's request on Elder publications: The Numismatic Philistine does have a December, 1909 issue (Vol. I, #3) of 23 pages. Regarding the Elder Magazine, I have no issues beyond the Vol.2, #1, 1911 issue. Tom DeLorey writes: By great coincidence, I happened to have been sitting in David T. Alexander's library this past Saturday, and while there picked up a bound set of Thomas Elder's "The Numismatic Philistine" and "The Elder Monthly" magazines. After I got home Monday and read the last E-Sylum issue, I asked him to double check the issue dates, and his response was as follows: Our bound volume shows The Numismatic Philistine Vol. I, No. 1 dated October 1909; No. 2,

    Dan Hamelberg writes: In response to Dave Hirt's request on Elder publications: The Numismatic Phil

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    MORE ON THOMAS ELDER PERIODICALS

    11/13/2011

    Highlight: MORE ON THOMAS ELDER PERIODICALS http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v14n47a08.html

    Dan Hamelberg writes:

    In response to Dave Hirt's request on Elder publications: The Numismatic Philistine does have a December, 1909 issue (Vol. I, #3) of 23 pages. Regarding the Elder>

    Tom DeLorey writes:

    By great coincidence, I happened to have been sitting in David T. Alexander's library this past Saturday, and while there picked up a bound set of Thomas Elder's "The Numismatic Philistine" and "The Elder Monthly" magazines. After I got home Monday and read the last E-Sylum issue, I

    Dan Hamelberg

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    WAS PAUL SEITZ THOMAS ELDER'S SON-IN-LAW?

    WAS PAUL SEITZ THOMAS ELDER'S SON-IN-LAW?

    03/06/2011

    Highlight: WAS PAUL SEITZ THOMAS ELDER'S SON-IN-LAW? http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v14n10a17.html Last week Alan Weinberg recounted a story told to him by Ted Naftzger about coin dealers Paul Seitz and Tom Elder. Dave Hirt writes: Regarding the Paul Seitz-Tom Elder relationship, I based what I wrote on a conversation I had with Seitz at an auction in 1974. After the sale, we spoke, and I asked him about his relationship with Elder. He said that he was not Elder's son-in-law, but was related to him through his mother. He said that he did handle stock from the Elder estate. After 35+ years perhaps my memory is not perfect, but that was the conversation as I remember it. Seitz lived in a small town, south of York, Pa. I believe the name was Glen Rock. As I recall him in the 1970's he looked to be i

    Last week Alan Weinberg recounted a story told to him by Ted Naftzger about coin dealers Paul Seitz

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    WAS PAUL SEITZ THOMAS ELDER'S SON-IN-LAW?

    WAS PAUL SEITZ THOMAS ELDER'S SON-IN-LAW?

    03/06/2011

    Highlight: WAS PAUL SEITZ THOMAS ELDER'S SON-IN-LAW? http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v14n10a17.html

    Last week Alan Weinberg recounted a story told to him by Ted Naftzger about coin dealers Paul Seitz and Tom Elder. Dave Hirt writes:

    Regarding the Paul Seitz-Tom Elder relationship, I based what I wrote on a conversation I had with Seitz at an auction in 1974. After the sale, we spoke, and I asked him about his relationship with Elder. He said that he was not Elder's son-in-law, but was related to him through his mother. He said that he did handle stock from the Elder estate. After 35+ years perhaps my memory is not perfect, but that was the conversation as I remember it.

    Seitz lived i

    Last week Al

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    Harper's New Monthly Magazine

    /1885

    Highlight: ELDER. When he reached the neighborhood of Balaam it suddenly oc- curred to him that he might have for- gotten some one of his numerous commis- sions, and he paused to think. Then a brilliant idea rose in his mind. He would forestall blame and disarm anger with kindness — he would purchase Hannah a bonnet. What woman’s heart ever failed to soft- en at sight of a new bonnet ? As I have stated, the elder was a man of action. He entered a store near at hand. “Good-morning,” said an affable gen- tleman with a Hebrew countenance, ap- proaching. “Good -morn in’, good-mornm’,” said the elder, piling his bundles on the coun- ter. “ I hope yo

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    Landmark II Collection

    Highlight: PLATE THE TOKENS and MEDALS ■ OF THOMAS ELDER ■ If the token and medal hobby ever forms a Hall of Fame, one of its first inductees would surely be Thomas Lindsey Elder. Often referred to as "The Dean of American Dealers", Tom Elder made major contributions to the field of exonumia. His "Plea for American Token Collecting" is probably the best written exposition of the raison d'etre of our hobby. Elder began his commercial activities in Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1899. In May of 1904 he moved to New York City to be near the center of the numismatic business. Elder quickly became Ihe leading numismatic auctioneer, and over the course of his career, issued over three hundred auction catalogues. His many years in business were punctuated with a wide variety of tokens and medals issued at his behest.

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    Public Auction 10

    Highlight: Thsese Elder recollections alone may very well be worth the (n ice of these issues. 408 1 933. 1 2 issues complete. Good &. Better. Photos of Coin- X-Change Ck Rollie Gilmore; photo of L.W. Schnelling, owner of the Colonial Coin Company; photo of Nelson T. Thorson. Articles by H.A. Brand, Millions in US Paper Money Will Never he Redeemed & Substitutes for Currency (Scrip Used in Early Days of Cincinnati); Walker, Ring Money; Rembold, The True Story of the 1804 Dollar; Zerbe, The Island of Stone Money & photos; J. Walker, Medals Past & Present; R. Gilmore, Tokens: Copper Heads or Civil War Tokens & Coins and Tokens of Early Canada; M.L. Beistle, Collecting Half Dollars; Plate of Medals from the Senter Collection & Plate of Rare Washington & American Indian Medal. Chicago Coin Club News. ANA

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    Second mail bid sale of coins, medals, paper money and other numismatic items. [12/05/1940]

    Highlight: of ELDER’S AUCTION CATALOGS, perhaps the largest ever offered of Elder’s auctions. Including many famous sales between 1911 and 193 6. Some priced, average Extremely Fine, 9 8 catalogs. 1128 ELDER’S 1916 Sale of the Nicklewitz collection. A fine series of European and Medieval coins. Some lots priced. Very Fine. 1129 1933, ELDER’S sale of the Dr. Ross Collection, covering all series. 1900 lots, unpriced. Fair. 1130 ELDER’S Sale of the Belcher Collection, 1919. Over 1300 lots, cov- ering many fine medals, foreign crowns and tokens. Very Fine. 1131 GEORGE C. CARLTON COLLECTION of American Coins, by Elder, 1917. Very fine. 1132 D. W. VALENTINE COLLECTION by Elder Token series. (Priced by hand). Very Good, scarce. 1133 1920, Elder’s Sal

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    Second mail bid sale of coins, medals, paper money and other numismatic items. [12/05/1940]

    Highlight: of ELDER’S AUCTION CATALOGS, perhaps the largest ever offered of Elder’s auctions. Including many famous sales between 1911 and 193 6. Some priced, average Extremely Fine, 9 8 catalogs. 1128 ELDER’S 1916 Sale of the Nicklewitz collection. A fine series of European and Medieval coins. Some lots priced. Very Fine. 1129 1933, ELDER’S sale of the Dr. Ross Collection, covering all series. 1900 lots, unpriced. Fair. 1130 ELDER’S Sale of the Belcher Collection, 1919. Over 1300 lots, cov- ering many fine medals, foreign crowns and tokens. Very Fine. 1131 GEORGE C. CARLTON COLLECTION of American Coins, by Elder, 1917. Very fine. 1132 D. W. VALENTINE COLLECTION by Elder Token series. (Priced by hand). Very Good, scarce. 1133 1920, Elder’s Sal

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    The Asylum, Fall 2007

    1/10/2007

    Highlight: parts 1-3 Thomas Elder (1908) Gschwend Thomas Elder (1908) Wilson Thomas Elder (1910) Mougey Thomas Elder (1913) Appleton Thomas Elder (1914) Hewitt Thomas Elder (1917) Miller Thomas Elder (1920) Miller Thomas Elder (1921) Gehring Thomas Elder (1924) Loto , 1*^'^ Thomas Elder (1925) Shilton ^ Thomas Elder (1929) Guttag Kf 3 '2. 0^ Thomas Elder (1934) Brevoort ^ « 4c ■ f r , ' 3 j\ Federal Coin Exchange (1963) Million Dollar Sale Frossard (1885) Lee Frossard (1888) Hart Goldberg’s (2001-02) Benson, parts 1-2 Ben Green (1907) 32nd Auction Sale Ben Green (1912-13) Morris, parts 1-10 Frossard (1880) Stenz Silver Frossard (1884) Frossard Frossard (1884) Wood

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    The Asylum, October-December 2013

    1/10/2013

    Highlight: Thomas Elder's Commission Campaign 155 be only too glad to have me make some money as compensation for my services.” This comment was the seed that grew to aggravate Elder for the next several years. Elder’s signed letter dated March 27, 1929, agreed to pay Austin an inordinate 5.5% of his 20% commission, if he negotiated his requested fee. Mindful of Elder’s experience with estate sales, the surrender of over 25% of his commission for a referral fee appears rather perplex- ing. Possibly during a closed-door conference, Austin threatened to award the collection to B. Max Mehl or Wayte Raymond if he did not receive adequate compensation. Or perhaps the glint of territorial gold distorted his perception in believing the coins would guarantee an unimaginable bonanz,a. Whatever his rationale.

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    The Asylum, Fall 2007

    1/10/2007

    Highlight: parts 1-3 Thomas Elder (1908) Gschwend Thomas Elder (1908) Wilson Thomas Elder (1910) Mougey Thomas Elder (1913) Appleton Thomas Elder (1914) Hewitt Thomas Elder (1917) Miller Thomas Elder (1920) Miller Thomas Elder (1921) Gehring Thomas Elder (1924) Loto , 1*^'^ Thomas Elder (1925) Shilton ^ Thomas Elder (1929) Guttag Kf 3 '2. 0^ Thomas Elder (1934) Brevoort ^ « 4c ■ f r , ' 3 j\ Federal Coin Exchange (1963) Million Dollar Sale Frossard (1885) Lee Frossard (1888) Hart Goldberg’s (2001-02) Benson, parts 1-2 Ben Green (1907) 32nd Auction Sale Ben Green (1912-13) Morris, parts 1-10 Frossard (1880) Stenz Silver Frossard (1884) Frossard Frossard (1884) Wood

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    The Asylum, October-December 2013

    1/10/2013

    Highlight: Thomas Elder's Commission Campaign 155 be only too glad to have me make some money as compensation for my services.” This comment was the seed that grew to aggravate Elder for the next several years. Elder’s signed letter dated March 27, 1929, agreed to pay Austin an inordinate 5.5% of his 20% commission, if he negotiated his requested fee. Mindful of Elder’s experience with estate sales, the surrender of over 25% of his commission for a referral fee appears rather perplex- ing. Possibly during a closed-door conference, Austin threatened to award the collection to B. Max Mehl or Wayte Raymond if he did not receive adequate compensation. Or perhaps the glint of territorial gold distorted his perception in believing the coins would guarantee an unimaginable bonanz,a. Whatever his rationale.

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    The Winter 2014 Baltimore Auction, U.S. Coins

    Highlight: 2014 3122 1908 Elder “Taft” or “Gold Basis” Dollar. German Silver. 38 mm. HK-802, DeLorey-63. Rarity-8. MS-64 PL (NGC). Obverse reads IF THIS PIECE IS WORTH / 40 CENTS / WHAT WOULD // BE THE / PURCHASING / VALUE OF / BRYAN’S on seven lines, reverse reads A GOVERNMENT DOLLAR / CONTAINS / 412 1/2 GRAINS / COIN SILVER 900/1000 FINE / MARKET VALUE / NOVEMBER 3. 1908 / 40 CENTS in seven lines, tiny THOMAS L. ELDER NEW YORK curves at bottom rim. Lustrous and highly reflective with a whisper of pale golden iridescence throughout. New York City coin dealer Thomas Elder had no love or respect for the “Great Commoner” William Jennings Bryan, and Elder Basis” so-called dollars of 1908 and 1912 only thinly veil the contempt Elder had for Bryan’s views. Rare and elusive. Ex:

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    PAN AUCTION CLOSES MAY 6, 2016

    04/24/2016

    Highlight: Winning lot pick up will be available on Saturday for those that do not want to pay for postage.

    Some of the interesting lots include:

    • 1927 Thomas Elder Auction Sale that includes a pamphlet, Collector’s Notes, produced by Elder.
    • Signed Breen’s Encyclopedia that includes three Breen checks, one to his wife Miriam.
    • Large German Porcelain medallion, 1923.
    • 1837 Marietta PA Store Scrip.
    • 1862 $5 Virginia Treasury Note.
    • 1826 nicely toned Bust Half.

    Here are a few selected lots. Please have a look and consider supporting PAN with your bids. -Editor

    Conder Token: 1794 Glorious First of June Farthing

    Pat McBride of the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists forwarded this not

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    Harper's New Monthly Magazine

    /1885

    Highlight: set ’em all out.” Again the elder's face shone with delight. “An’ I don’t want no one-hoss bonnet neither.” 4 4 Of course not. Now here is one ; pink silk, with delicate pale blue feathers. J ust the thing for the season. We have no- thing more elegant in stock. ” Elder Brown held it out, upside down, at arm’s-length. “Well, now, that’s suthin’ like. Will it soot a sorter red-headed ’ooman ?” A perfectly sober man would have said the girl’s corsets must have undergone a terrible strain, but the elder did not notice her dumb convulsion. She answered, he- roically : “Perfectly, sir. It is an exquisite match.” “I think you’re whistlin’ again. Nancy’s head’s red, red as a woodpeck’s. Sorrel’s only half-way to the color of her top-knot, an’ it do seem like red ougkter to soot red. Nancy’s red

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    American Numismatic Biographies

    3/11/2012

    Highlight: WWEast 89 Elder, Thomas Lindsay Author, Dealer (b. 11/22/1874 d. 5/11/1948) Bom at Dayton, Pennsylvania. Attended Beaver (PA) College. Moved to Buffalo, New York. Eldernt William McKinley who was dying after being shot in 1901. He served as a sergeant in the New York State Militia during World War 1. Married to Ruth Compton. He married Sophie Faskett Howley in November 1908. He began collecting coins at age 13 after collecting Indian arrow heads, fossils and tobacco tin tags. Elder joined the ANA in 1899 and the ANS January 18, 1904. He became a professional numismatist and conducted his first auction September 30, 1905. He conducted 294 auction sales with 422,336 lots from 1903 to 1940. It was claimed that he could catalog a

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    The Asylum, October-December 2013

    1/10/2013

    Highlight: Elder composed a letter to the O’Brien group voicing his “disappointment and dissatisfac^ tion” with the 5.5% commission. Elder pleaded his case saying that if the sale had been conducted by Anderson’s or the American Art Gab lery (Raymond), the estate would have been fortunate to collect $25,000 rather than the nearly $40,000 he secured. He was willing to compen^ sate Austin but believed $500 would be appropriate. An incensed Elder indicated that Austin had offered to reduce the fee by a mere $100. To this indignant proposition Elderhard and did the Estate too good |sfc| service to be so poorly rewarded. I would like a reply.” Interposed within the wrangle. Elder insinuated that a collaborative scheme was

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    The Asylum, October-December 2013

    1/10/2013

    Highlight: Thomas Elder's Commission Campaign 159 On May 13, 1931, in a last'ditch effort, an exasperated Elder turned his crusade to Stanford University, which he believed to be an heir to the Lawrence estate. If Eldersity Club, of which he was a founding member. In addi- tion, Lawrence bequeathed an equal allocation of his residuary estate, which undoubtedly included his coin collection, to Stanford and the All University Club. Unfortunately, Stanford and their attorneys did not reveal any information to Elder’s multiple inquiries throughout the summer. Then on September 10, 1931, tenacious Tom authored a final

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    American Numismatic Biographies

    3/11/2012

    Highlight: WWEast 89 Elder, Thomas Lindsay Author, Dealer (b. 11/22/1874 d. 5/11/1948) Bom at Dayton, Pennsylvania. Attended Beaver (PA) College. Moved to Buffalo, New York. Eldernt William McKinley who was dying after being shot in 1901. He served as a sergeant in the New York State Militia during World War 1. Married to Ruth Compton. He married Sophie Faskett Howley in November 1908. He began collecting coins at age 13 after collecting Indian arrow heads, fossils and tobacco tin tags. Elder joined the ANA in 1899 and the ANS January 18, 1904. He became a professional numismatist and conducted his first auction September 30, 1905. He conducted 294 auction sales with 422,336 lots from 1903 to 1940. It was claimed that he could catalog a

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    The Asylum, October-December 2013

    1/10/2013

    Highlight: Elder composed a letter to the O’Brien group voicing his “disappointment and dissatisfac^ tion” with the 5.5% commission. Elder pleaded his case saying that if the sale had been conducted by Anderson’s or the American Art Gab lery (Raymond), the estate would have been fortunate to collect $25,000 rather than the nearly $40,000 he secured. He was willing to compen^ sate Austin but believed $500 would be appropriate. An incensed Elder indicated that Austin had offered to reduce the fee by a mere $100. To this indignant proposition Elderhard and did the Estate too good |sfc| service to be so poorly rewarded. I would like a reply.” Interposed within the wrangle. Elder insinuated that a collaborative scheme was

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    The Asylum, October-December 2013

    1/10/2013

    Highlight: Thomas Elder's Commission Campaign 159 On May 13, 1931, in a last'ditch effort, an exasperated Elder turned his crusade to Stanford University, which he believed to be an heir to the Lawrence estate. If Eldersity Club, of which he was a founding member. In addi- tion, Lawrence bequeathed an equal allocation of his residuary estate, which undoubtedly included his coin collection, to Stanford and the All University Club. Unfortunately, Stanford and their attorneys did not reveal any information to Elder’s multiple inquiries throughout the summer. Then on September 10, 1931, tenacious Tom authored a final

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    Public Auction 10

    Highlight: Old Collector by Elder review of people, prices & places and much more. (50.00) 8 1/2” x II 1/2’ 416 1946, 12 issues complete. Hard bound brown cloth, gilt. Continuing first page article of numismatic droughts by Frank Ross; Articles such as: Continuing Recollections of An Old Collector by Elder and much more. (50.00) 8 1/2” x 11 1/2” 417 1947, 12 issues complete. In 2 volumes. Hard bound black cloth, gilt. Continuing first page article of numismatic thoughts by Frank Ross; Articles such as: Continuing Recollections of An Old Collector by Elder review of people,

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    The Numismatist, February 2017

    1/2/2017

    Highlight: Lindsay Elder spent most of his career in New York City, where he became one of the most prominent coin auctioneers of his day. A FIGURE 2: An original 1910 small gold Abraham Lincoln token by Thomas Elder features a well-styled bust, small sans-serif date and, most importantly, the correct text-only reverse de- sign without crossed axes. Approximate Size: 15mm Shevlin and Bill Hyder because they are authori- ties on “so-called dollars,” a term Elder report- edly coined to describe dollar- size souvenir medals. Shevlin and Hyder also are working on a book about Elderpresented in this article, and most of the photographs. Respect Your Elders: The Original Trio Thomas Lindsay Elder spent most of

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    Thomas Lindsay Elder

    (1874 - 1948)

    Highlight: Thomas Lindsay Elder

    Born at Dayton, Pennsylvania. Attended Beaver (PA) College. Moved to Buffalo, New York.

    Elder home of President William McKinley who was dying after being shot in 1901. He served as a sergeant in the New York State Militia during World War I. Married to Ruth Compton. He married Sophie Faskett Howley in November 1908.

    He began collecting coins at age 13 after collecting Indian arrow heads, fossils and tobacco tin tags. Elder joined the ANA in 1899 and the ANS January 18, 1904. He became a professional numismatist and conducted his first auction September 30, 1905. He conducted 294 auction sales with 422,336 lots from 1903 to 1940. It was claimed that he could catalog a thousand lot auction in 24

    Born at Dayton, Pennsylvania. Attended Beaver (PA) College. Moved to Buffalo, New York.

    El

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    The Henry P. Kendall Foundation Collection

    Highlight: and probably now are no longer in existence.” In the March 1910 issue of The Elder Magazine Tom Elder published several excerpts from newspapers that covered his sale of the CSA half dollar, which claimed a price realized of $3,750 on March 11 (it is known, however, the coin was unsold as it had not met its reserve price). Between 1910 and 1914 the coin remained unsold, presumably owned by Elder. In the 1914 ANS Exhibition catalog the coin was plated and its ownership then ascribed to Edgar H. Adams, a pre-eminent researcher and collector, the quality of whose work is sometimes equaled but rarely surpassed. Eour years later. New York dealer and collector David Proskey, who earlier had overseen Scott’s 1879 restrikes, bought both the Taylor coin and the CSA half dollar reverse die. Proskey

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    Thomas Lindsay Elder

    (1874 - 1948)

    Highlight: Thomas Lindsay Elder

    Born at Dayton, Pennsylvania. Attended Beaver (PA) College. Moved to Buffalo, New York.

    Elder home of President William McKinley who was dying after being shot in 1901. He served as a sergeant in the New York State Militia during World War I. Married to Ruth Compton. He married Sophie Faskett Howley in November 1908.

    He began collecting coins at age 13 after collecting Indian arrow heads, fossils and tobacco tin tags. Elder joined the ANA in 1899 and the ANS January 18, 1904. He became a professional numismatist and conducted his first auction September 30, 1905. He conducted 294 auction sales with 422,336 lots from 1903 to 1940. It was claimed that he could catalog a thousand lot auction in 24

    Born at Dayton, Pennsylvania. Attended Beaver (PA) College. Moved to Buffalo, New York.

    El

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    Thomas Lindsay Elder

    (1874 - 1948)

    Highlight: Thomas Lindsay Elder

    Born at Dayton, Pennsylvania. Attended Beaver (PA) College. Moved to Buffalo, New York.

    Elder home of President William McKinley who was dying after being shot in 1901. He served as a sergeant in the New York State Militia during World War I. Married to Ruth Compton. He married Sophie Faskett Howley in November 1908.

    He began collecting coins at age 13 after collecting Indian arrow heads, fossils and tobacco tin tags. Elder joined the ANA in 1899 and the ANS January 18, 1904. He became a professional numismatist and conducted his first auction September 30, 1905. He conducted 294 auction sales with 422,336 lots from 1903 to 1940. It was claimed that he could catalog a thousand lot auction in 24

    Born at Dayton, Pennsylvania. Attended Beaver (PA) College. Moved to Buffalo, New York.

    El

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    Thomas Lindsay Elder

    (1874 - 1948)

    Highlight: Thomas Lindsay Elder

    Born at Dayton, Pennsylvania. Attended Beaver (PA) College. Moved to Buffalo, New York.

    Elder home of President William McKinley who was dying after being shot in 1901. He served as a sergeant in the New York State Militia during World War I. Married to Ruth Compton. He married Sophie Faskett Howley in November 1908.

    He began collecting coins at age 13 after collecting Indian arrow heads, fossils and tobacco tin tags. Elder joined the ANA in 1899 and the ANS January 18, 1904. He became a professional numismatist and conducted his first auction September 30, 1905. He conducted 294 auction sales with 422,336 lots from 1903 to 1940. It was claimed that he could catalog a thousand lot auction in 24

    Born at Dayton, Pennsylvania. Attended Beaver (PA) College. Moved to Buffalo, New York.

    El

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    54th catalog of United States and Canadian coins, tokens, medals and currency. [04/22-23/1960]

    Highlight: From Elderred and brown; reverse mostly red. Nice. From Mehl, May 10, 1930. That in our Fiftieth sale went to Landau at $21., and brought the same amount in the auction of his collection. This is worth nearly as much, possibly more in terms of what inferior late dates have been bringing. 1520 1820. N-1, 2 and 3. Set of the three overdates. Average close to Ex. Fine. From H. Chapman, March 26, 1929; Elder, Nov. 20, 1930 and June 22, 1935, the last as “Unc." 3 Pcs. 1521 N-4 (?), 5, 10 and 11. Average Ex. Fine or thereabouts. First differs from the Newcomb description on obverse: Star slightly left, base of T below R, par- tial inner circle, rust on neck. Respectively from

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    Harper's Weekly

    /1883

    Highlight: Elder Buford felt that his hour had come. Now should the smoking flax be (luenched, and the bruised reed trampled ; now sliould Viney’s obdurate heart be melted, another brand be snatched from the burning, an’ to Him the glory. He rose from behind a table which served as pul- pit. Angry lightning threw a glare on his face. “Bredren an’ sisters," he cried, flinging open the Bible, and stretching one long sinewy arm to- ward the congregation, “ now is de time for de lesson ob dis great atfliction to strike home. It is de Lord's judgment on sin. Not on Sister Hancock, fur she was a good woman — a church member an’ a prayin’ Christian. De Lord neber cotched her a-dancin’, nor a-makin’ eyes, nor a-singin’ blasphemious songs. Has any member anything ter say of a contra’ywise nature Sister Elsie

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    NEWMAN PORTAL DIGITIZES THOMAS ELDER AUCTION CATALOGS

    07/10/2016

    Highlight: NEWMAN PORTAL DIGITIZES THOMAS ELDER AUCTION CATALOGS http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v19n28a07.html

    The latest additions to the Newman Numismatic Portal are the auction catalogs of U.S. coin dealer Thomas Elder report. The plate image below is the Large Cent plate from the 1917 Henry C. Miller sale with Hayes numbers in black ink -Editor

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    Elder, Thomas L. STORE CARD DATED 1902 ADVERTISING ELDER’S FIRST BUSINESS IN PITTSBURGH. DeLorey 3. Aluminum. Plain edge. 30.7 mm. 2.52 g. Obverse text: THOMAS L. ELDER / –★– / 238 / SHERIDAN AVENUE / PITTSBURGH, PA. U.S.A. / Moveo et Proficio / AUG. 4, 1902. / AETAS 28. Reverse text: IMPORTER AND DEALER IN / ANCIENT / AND / MODER

    Harper's New Monthly Magazine

    /1885

    Highlight: ELDER BROWN’S BACKSLIDE. 395 Elder Brown mounted his patient steed that stood sleepily motionless in the warm sunlight, with his great pointed ears dis- played to the right and left, as though their owner had grown tired of the life burden their weight inflicted upon him, S and was, old soldier fashion, ready to forego the once rigid alertness of early training for the pleasures of frequent rest on arms. “And, elder, don’t you forgit them cal- iber scraps, or you’ll be wantin’ kiver soon an’ no kiver will be a-comin’.” ( Elder Brown did not turn his head, but merely let the whip hand, which had been checked in its backward motion, fall as he answered mechanically. The beast he bestrode responded with a rapid whisking of its tail and a great show of effort, as it ambled off down the sandy

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    Harper's New Monthly Magazine

    /1885

    Highlight: as he caught the intense look of the perspiring elder, “ What schrup, sir ?” Now it had not occurred to the elderigure, the faded ban- dana, the antique claw-hammer coat, and the battered stove-pipe hat, with a gradu- ally relaxing countenance. He even call- ed the prescription clerk’s attention by a cough and a quick jerk of the thumb. The prescription clerk smiled freely, and continued his assaults upon a piece of blue mass. 44 I reckon,” said the elder, resting his hands upon his knees and bending down to the list, “you ma

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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 143

    1/8/2010

    Highlight: Elder 20th: Thomas L. Elder. Catalogue of the Twentieth Public Sale, Various Collections of Coins, Tokens, Medals and Paper Money... New York, October 17, 1908. NE shilling, lot 485. Elder 23rd: Thomas L. Elder. Catalogue of the Twenty-third Public Sale, Important and Valu- able Collections of Coins, Medals and Paper Money, the properties of a Prominent New York Collector, new deceased and of the Rev. E. M. Bristol of the M. E. Church. New York, January 16, 1909. NE shilling, lot 1, About Fine. Elder 104th: Thomas L. Elder. Catalogue of a Very Important and Valuable Collection of Rare U.S. Patterns, Coins, Medals, Tokens, Paper Money, etc. New York, December 11, 1914. NE sixpence Lot 737, very good, noted as having been found two (2) years earlier in a lot of “poor and fragmentary, pine an

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    The Asylum, October-December 2013

    1/10/2013

    Highlight: Thomas Elder’s Commission Campaign Thomas D. Harrison The following narrative was derived from correspondence written or received by Thomas Elder in connection with his sale of the Dr. George Alfred Lawrence coin collection. As January 1929 was drawing to a close, Thomas Elder received a letter dated January 17 from William H. Austin, president of Astor Audit and Appraisal Corp. of New York. Enclosed was a $75 check for the partial appraisal of the Dr. George Alfred Lawrence coin collection. Austin informed Elder the coins constituted nearly all of the monetary value of the estate; hence he encouraged Elder to accept the $75 as full payment which would include the balance of the appraisal. Austin concluded he was confident their alliance would produce mutual benefits and promised to

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 9, No. 4(49)

    15/7/1975

    Highlight: Elder, 1910); (4) W. H. Woodin 802 (T. L. Elder, 1911); (S) and (6) G. H. Earle, Jr. 3649 and 3650 (H. Chapman, 1 91 2); (7) T . L . Elder 407 (Sept . , 1 91 3) , H . Ryder 308 (NN 44th sale , 1 954) MS65; (8) G. W. Parsons 1975 (H. Chapman, 1914); (9) Dr. G. P. French 384 (U.S. Coin Co., Dec., 1917); (1 0) A . W . Jackman 884 (H . Chapman 1 91 8); (11) W. Sleicher 1215 (S . H . Chapman, 1919); (12)F.R. Kimball 1012 fT. L. Elder, 1921); (13) T. L. Elder 2330 (May, 1923); (14) and (15) F.R. Alvord 1 68 and 1 69 (S . H . Chapman, 1 924); (1 6) T . L . Elder 1 989 (April, 1 928); (1 7) Gen. W. D. McCaw 2156 (T. L. Elder, Nov. , 1930); (IS) T. L . Elder 2897 (Jan., 1936); (19) and (20) T. L. Elder 1347a and 2903 (Jan., 1937); (21) T . L. Elder 2046 (June, 1937); (22) S. H. McVitty 35 (B.M.Mehl

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 19, No. 2(107)

    15/3/1985

    Highlight: to by Elder, and were they going to rip off Proskey's heirs or was Elder trying to discredit them unjustly so that he might do the ripping himself? At the 1 976 ANA convention I asked Abe Kosoff if he had known Tom Elder, and if he could tell me anything about him. Abe told me that he indeed had known Elder in the late 1 920*s and early 1 930's . He then said that he had been brought up to believe that if you cannot say something nice about a person you shouldn't say anything at all, and that he was sorry but he could not tell me anything about Elder . Of course, he did tell me several stories about Elderime when he was sitting in at a sale and a man got up and started to walk out of the room. Elder stopped th

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