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    The Asylum, Winter 2001

    1/1/2001

    ene whose interest in all that relates to historical studies is so well known Greene may well have purchased this volume because of its associa tion with his deceased friend Colburn Circumstantial evidence suggests therefore that Dr Green was the purchaser of Lot 342 of the Elder sale Moreover the obituary in The Numismatist noted that Dr Green was for several years the Librarian of the massachusetts historical society This would provide a natural reason for him to bequeath the catalogue to that institution after his death in 1918 Now it was all becoming clear Cogan to Colburn to BNS to Appleton to the Elder Sale Lot 342 to Dr Greene to the Massachusetts Historical Society And it would make sense that at the Massachusetts Historical Society the seven catalogues would be dis bound They would need to


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    The Asylum, Winter 2001

    1/1/2001

    ene whose interest in all that relates to historical studies is so well known Greene may well have purchased this volume because of its associa tion with his deceased friend Colburn Circumstantial evidence suggests therefore that Dr Green was the purchaser of Lot 342 of the Elder sale Moreover the obituary in The Numismatist noted that Dr Green was for several years the Librarian of the massachusetts historical society This would provide a natural reason for him to bequeath the catalogue to that institution after his death in 1918 Now it was all becoming clear Cogan to Colburn to BNS to Appleton to the Elder Sale Lot 342 to Dr Greene to the Massachusetts Historical Society And it would make sense that at the Massachusetts Historical Society the seven catalogues would be dis bound They would need to


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    2010 NBS MEETING TO BE HELD AT MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

    10/11/2009

    2010 NBS MEETING TO BE HELD AT massachusetts historical society http www coinbooks org esylum_v12n41a02 html Back to top Numismatic Bibliomania Society President Dan Hamelberg reports We have secured a room in the Massachusetts Historical Society for our regular NBS meeting at the American Numismatic Association convention next year in Boston It should be a great environment for our meeting and we will have the opportunity to look thru some of thei


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    EXHIBIT: PRECIOUS METALS: FROM AU TO ZN

    06/06/2010

    EXHIBIT PRECIOUS METALS FROM AU TO ZN http www coinbooks org esylum_v13n23a10 html The American Numismatics Society sent out a press release this week about the massachusetts historical society exhibit in conjunction with this year s ANA World s Fair of Money in Boston Anne Bentley had given us a preview about this a couple weeks ago The release included pictures of a couple of the display items Great stuff Editor While the American Numismatic Association ANA is in Boston this summer the Massachusetts Historical Society MHS is taking the opportunity to show off some of its num


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    JOHN W. ADAMS RECEIVES HUNTINGTON AWARD HONOR

    04/27/2014

    ety s prestigious Huntington award last night at a ceremony attended by some 80 hobby luminaries Past recipients include Edward Newell Jos 195 169 Toribio Medina Sydney P Noe A F Pradeau C H V Sutherland Philip Grierson R A G Carson Eric P Newman John S Davenport and Joseph E Cribb The 2014 Archer M Huntington Award ceremony was held from 4 30 to 6 30 PM April 26th at the massachusetts historical society in Boston The award is conferred annually in honor of the ANS benefactor Archer M Huntington in recognition of outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship The medal was designed in 1908 by Emil Fuchs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the ANS From the event press release The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society have voted to award John W Adams t


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    2010 NBS MEETING TO BE HELD AT MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

    10/11/2009

    2010 NBS MEETING TO BE HELD AT massachusetts historical society http www coinbooks org esylum_v12n41a02 html Back to top Numismatic Bibliomania Society President Dan Hamelberg reports We have secured a room in the Massachusetts Historical Society for our regular NBS meeting at the American Numismatic Association convention next year in Boston It should be a great environment for our meeting and we will have the opportunity to look thru some of thei


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    EXHIBIT: PRECIOUS METALS: FROM AU TO ZN

    06/06/2010

    EXHIBIT PRECIOUS METALS FROM AU TO ZN http www coinbooks org esylum_v13n23a10 html Back to top The American Numismatics Society sent out a press release this week about the massachusetts historical society exhibit in conjunction with this year s ANA World s Fair of Money in Boston Anne Bentley had given us a preview about this a couple weeks ago The release included pictures of a couple of the display items Great stuff Editor While the American Numismatic Association ANA is in Boston this summer the Massachusetts Historical Society MHS is taking the opportunity to show off some of its


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    The Asylum, Winter 2001

    1/1/2001

    ene whose interest in all that relates to historical studies is so well known Greene may well have purchased this volume because of its associa tion with his deceased friend Colburn Circumstantial evidence suggests therefore that Dr Green was the purchaser of Lot 342 of the Elder sale Moreover the obituary in The Numismatist noted that Dr Green was for several years the Librarian of the massachusetts historical society This would provide a natural reason for him to bequeath the catalogue to that institution after his death in 1918 Now it was all becoming clear Cogan to Colburn to BNS to Appleton to the Elder Sale Lot 342 to Dr Greene to the Massachusetts Historical Society And it would make sense that at the Massachusetts Historical Society the seven catalogues would be dis bound They would need to


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    The Asylum, Winter 2001

    1/1/2001

    ene whose interest in all that relates to historical studies is so well known Greene may well have purchased this volume because of its associa tion with his deceased friend Colburn Circumstantial evidence suggests therefore that Dr Green was the purchaser of Lot 342 of the Elder sale Moreover the obituary in The Numismatist noted that Dr Green was for several years the Librarian of the massachusetts historical society This would provide a natural reason for him to bequeath the catalogue to that institution after his death in 1918 Now it was all becoming clear Cogan to Colburn to BNS to Appleton to the Elder Sale Lot 342 to Dr Greene to the Massachusetts Historical Society And it would make sense that at the Massachusetts Historical Society the seven catalogues would be dis bound They would need to


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    The C4 Newsletter, Spring 2011

    3/1/2011

    definitive It is interesting to see which Colonial coins were acquired by Thoresby for his collection He was alive while all of these coins were struck and likely added them to his collection shortly after they were issued He was able to acquire some very rare specimens although his collection was by no means complete 1 2 3 S i 7 8 9 ENDNOTES Crosby p 44 Crosby p 62 Thoresby p 80 massachusetts historical society 1 800 p 229 Crosby p 49 Massachusetts Historical Society 1 792 pp 275 6 Noe pp 15 6 Thoresby p 81 Thoresby pp 82 3 BIBLIOGRAPHY Crosby Sylvester S The Early Coins of America First Printed 1875 Chicago Argonaut Inc 1967 J G The FirstNorth American Coins The Historical Magazine October 1859 Noe Sydney P The New England and Willow Tree Coinages of Massachus


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    Tracts relating to the currency of the Massachusetts Bay, 1682-1720;

    /1902 [Money -- Massachusetts Banks and banking -- Massachusetts]

    permission of the Boston Athenaeum First Page of Some Additional Considerations etc 24 This pamphlet is printed in connection with Some Consider ations etc the pagination being continuous this being the eleventh of the joint pamphlet Photographed by permission of the Boston Athenaeum Title Page of A Model for erecting a Bank of Credit etc 36 Photographed by permission of the massachusetts historical society Title Page of A Projection for erecting a Bank of Credit etc 70 Photographed by permission of the Massachusetts Historical Society Title Page of Objections to the Bank of Credit etc 86 Photographed by permission of the Boston Public Library Title Page of A Letter from one in Boston etc 112 Photographed by permission of the Massachusetts Historical Society Title Page of A Vin


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    The Repository

    7/1/1985 Numismatics Periodicals

    n O V 1 ME Louis Engel Stanley Seemai Slawson Postponed from Apr 2 May 14 1970 Gaston DiBello Pt II r reder i ck S Knobloch 12 1970 James C Rawls Aug 24 1970 Sept 18 19 7 C Edward Zaremba ct 23 1970 massachusetts historical society Nov 19 1970 ec 11 1970 Alto Collection Feb 5 1971 Mar 5 1971 Massachusetts Historical Society Pt I M Mar 23 1971 Apr 2 1971 Raymond L Tollett 0 Kenneth Pryor 290 May 6 1971 Massachusetts Historical Society Metropolitan June 14 1971 Ancient Roman Coins 292 Aug 10 1971 A N A Convention 2 93 Sept 17 1971 Massachusetts Historical Society Pt II Oc


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    MORE ON NBS ACTIVITIES AT THE 2010 BOSTON ANA CONVENTION

    08/22/2010

    MORE ON NBS ACTIVITIES AT THE 2010 BOSTON ANA CONVENTION http www coinbooks org esylum_v13n34a02 html John W Adams forwarded this report on last week s activities of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society at the ANA convention in Boston Below are Dan Gosling s photos of Frank Campbell and George Kolbe at the massachusetts historical society Editor The NBS Symposium was the first of four NBS events at the Boston ANA John W Adams spoke to a full house on his recently released book The Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon Medals Sometimes Lie A copy of the book was signed by all in attendance and later to complete a virtuous cycle was auctioned to raise 5000 for the Club Lacking both our president and our vice president the


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    MORE ON NBS ACTIVITIES AT THE 2010 BOSTON ANA CONVENTION

    08/22/2010

    MORE ON NBS ACTIVITIES AT THE 2010 BOSTON ANA CONVENTION http www coinbooks org esylum_v13n34a02 html Back to top John W Adams forwarded this report on last week s activities of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society at the ANA convention in Boston Below are Dan Gosling s photos of Frank Campbell and George Kolbe at the massachusetts historical society Editor The NBS Symposium was the first of four NBS events at the Boston ANA John W Adams spoke to a full house on his recently released book The Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon Medals Sometimes Lie A copy of the book was signed by all in attendance and later to complete a virtuous cycle was auctioned to raise 5000 for the Club Lacking both our president and our vice pres


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    Public Auction 7



    Numbered entries complete inscription and excellent bibliographies 50 00 C S 7891 R osichan 194 DAVIS ANDREW MCFARLAND b 12 30 1833 d 3 29 1920 Burn in Worchester Massachusetts Received B S from the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard College He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1859 He left the business woild about 1882 to devote his life to research Was member of massachusetts historical society American Antiquarian Society Colonial Society of Massachusetts and American Academy of Arts and Sciences Corre sponding Member California Historical Society and Honorary Member Old Colony Historical Society SPLENDID SELECTION OF DAVIS MATERIAL MOSTLY UNCUT 354 Provincial Banks Land and Silver Reprinted from The Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts Vol III 1895 40 pp


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    Collection of United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins Properties of the Massachusetts Historical Society and a Maryland Collector



    U S COLONIAL COINS Lot No 45 45 1652 Pine Tree Shilling Noe 27 Fine Excessively rare variety Lacking in the New Netherlands and Stearns offerings The specimen Stearns listed Lot 115 was a mis attributed Noe 20 Noe was able to find only two specimens to examine when preparing his Monograph This is evident ly that second piece since he had access to the massachusetts historical society cabinet when he was doing his work Wurtzbach was evidently aware of this as in his privately printed brochure 1937 he lists this as his 55 and mentions that there are only two known Noe used the same illustra tion as Wurtzbach used the T lames Clark specimen weighing 68 1 grains This Massachusetts Historical Society piece weighs 67 5 grains It is lacking in the American Numismatic Socie


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    The Reed Hawn Collection of United States Coins



    THE ORIGINAL CLASS I 1804 SILVER DOLLAR One of Eight Known The Reed Hawn massachusetts historical society Appleton Mickley Specimen Lot No 735 735 The Original Class I 1804 Silver Dollar The Reed Hawn Massachusetts Historical Society William Sumner Appleton Joseph J Mickley specimen As described hy Newman and Bres sett in their Fantastic 1804 Silver Dollar Very nearly Uncirculated nice steel tone slight friction on the high points Earlier described by W Elliott Woodward when he sold


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    Public Auction 7



    Numbered entries complete inscription and excellent bibliographies 50 00 C S 7891 R osichan 194 DAVIS ANDREW MCFARLAND b 12 30 1833 d 3 29 1920 Burn in Worchester Massachusetts Received B S from the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard College He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1859 He left the business woild about 1882 to devote his life to research Was member of massachusetts historical society American Antiquarian Society Colonial Society of Massachusetts and American Academy of Arts and Sciences Corre sponding Member California Historical Society and Honorary Member Old Colony Historical Society SPLENDID SELECTION OF DAVIS MATERIAL MOSTLY UNCUT 354 Provincial Banks Land and Silver Reprinted from The Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts Vol III 1895 40 pp


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    Collection of United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins Properties of the Massachusetts Historical Society and a Maryland Collector



    U S COLONIAL COINS Lot No 45 45 1652 Pine Tree Shilling Noe 27 Fine Excessively rare variety Lacking in the New Netherlands and Stearns offerings The specimen Stearns listed Lot 115 was a mis attributed Noe 20 Noe was able to find only two specimens to examine when preparing his Monograph This is evident ly that second piece since he had access to the massachusetts historical society cabinet when he was doing his work Wurtzbach was evidently aware of this as in his privately printed brochure 1937 he lists this as his 55 and mentions that there are only two known Noe used the same illustra tion as Wurtzbach used the T lames Clark specimen weighing 68 1 grains This Massachusetts Historical Society piece weighs 67 5 grains It is lacking in the American Numismatic Socie


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    Ancient and Foreign Coins Featuring the Collection of Dr. John A. Sawhill



    MHS SAWHILL GREEK COINS massachusetts historical society COINS IN THE SAWHILL COLLECTION In March 1971 Stack s was privileged to sell the ancient coins in the Collection ot the Massachusetts Historical Society The offering was especially noteworthy in that these Greek and Roman coins were originally part of the collection formed by John Quincy Adams and his descendents and donated to the Society in 1913 by Henry Adams Among the most active participa


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    Ancient and Foreign Gold, Silver & Copper Coins: Featuring Three Outstanding Collections of Ancient and Foreign Gold, Silver & Copper Coins



    ssue Didrachm 225 212 B C Laureate head of Janus Rv Jupiter in quadriga driven r by Victory ROMA incuse in solid tablet below Craw 28 3 Broad full flan Close to Extremely Fine 500 600 Furius Purpurio Denarius 169 158 B C Roma head Diana in biga Craw 187 1 Nice Very Fine C Cato Denarius 123 B C Roma head Victory in biga Craw 274 1 Granular Fine 2 pieces 100 125 Ex massachusetts historical society Sale Stack s March 1971 lot 413 M Marcius Mn f Denarius 134 B C Roma head r modius behind Rv Victory in biga r corn ears below Craw 245 1 Slightly ragged edge Choice Extremely Fine and lustrous 250 300 D Silanus L f Denarius 91 B C Mask of Silenus r ROMA below Rv Victory in biga r Gaulish trumpet below Craw 337 lb Oval flan Very Fine 100 125 Ex Massachusett


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    The Reed Hawn Collection of United States Coins



    THE ORIGINAL CLASS I 1804 SILVER DOLLAR One of Eight Known The Reed Hawn massachusetts historical society Appleton Mickley Specimen Lot No 735 735 The Original Class I 1804 Silver Dollar The Reed Hawn Massachusetts Historical Society William Sumner Appleton Joseph J Mickley specimen As described hy Newman and Bres sett in their Fantastic 1804 Silver Dollar Very nearly Uncirculated nice steel tone slight friction on the high points Earlier described by W Elliott Woodward when he sold


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    Public Auction 7



    Numbered entries complete inscription and excellent bibliographies 50 00 C S 7891 R osichan 194 DAVIS ANDREW MCFARLAND b 12 30 1833 d 3 29 1920 Burn in Worchester Massachusetts Received B S from the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard College He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1859 He left the business woild about 1882 to devote his life to research Was member of massachusetts historical society American Antiquarian Society Colonial Society of Massachusetts and American Academy of Arts and Sciences Corre sponding Member California Historical Society and Honorary Member Old Colony Historical Society SPLENDID SELECTION OF DAVIS MATERIAL MOSTLY UNCUT 354 Provincial Banks Land and Silver Reprinted from The Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts Vol III 1895 40 pp


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    Collection of United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins Properties of the Massachusetts Historical Society and a Maryland Collector



    U S COLONIAL COINS Lot No 45 45 1652 Pine Tree Shilling Noe 27 Fine Excessively rare variety Lacking in the New Netherlands and Stearns offerings The specimen Stearns listed Lot 115 was a mis attributed Noe 20 Noe was able to find only two specimens to examine when preparing his Monograph This is evident ly that second piece since he had access to the massachusetts historical society cabinet when he was doing his work Wurtzbach was evidently aware of this as in his privately printed brochure 1937 he lists this as his 55 and mentions that there are only two known Noe used the same illustra tion as Wurtzbach used the T lames Clark specimen weighing 68 1 grains This Massachusetts Historical Society piece weighs 67 5 grains It is lacking in the American Numismatic Socie


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    Ancient and Foreign Coins Featuring the Collection of Dr. John A. Sawhill



    MHS SAWHILL GREEK COINS massachusetts historical society COINS IN THE SAWHILL COLLECTION In March 1971 Stack s was privileged to sell the ancient coins in the Collection ot the Massachusetts Historical Society The offering was especially noteworthy in that these Greek and Roman coins were originally part of the collection formed by John Quincy Adams and his descendents and donated to the Society in 1913 by Henry Adams Among the most active participa


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    Ancient and Foreign Gold, Silver & Copper Coins: Featuring Three Outstanding Collections of Ancient and Foreign Gold, Silver & Copper Coins



    ssue Didrachm 225 212 B C Laureate head of Janus Rv Jupiter in quadriga driven r by Victory ROMA incuse in solid tablet below Craw 28 3 Broad full flan Close to Extremely Fine 500 600 Furius Purpurio Denarius 169 158 B C Roma head Diana in biga Craw 187 1 Nice Very Fine C Cato Denarius 123 B C Roma head Victory in biga Craw 274 1 Granular Fine 2 pieces 100 125 Ex massachusetts historical society Sale Stack s March 1971 lot 413 M Marcius Mn f Denarius 134 B C Roma head r modius behind Rv Victory in biga r corn ears below Craw 245 1 Slightly ragged edge Choice Extremely Fine and lustrous 250 300 D Silanus L f Denarius 91 B C Mask of Silenus r ROMA below Rv Victory in biga r Gaulish trumpet below Craw 337 lb Oval flan Very Fine 100 125 Ex Massachusett


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    The Reed Hawn Collection of United States Coins



    THE ORIGINAL CLASS I 1804 SILVER DOLLAR One of Eight Known The Reed Hawn massachusetts historical society Appleton Mickley Specimen Lot No 735 735 The Original Class I 1804 Silver Dollar The Reed Hawn Massachusetts Historical Society William Sumner Appleton Joseph J Mickley specimen As described hy Newman and Bres sett in their Fantastic 1804 Silver Dollar Very nearly Uncirculated nice steel tone slight friction on the high points Earlier described by W Elliott Woodward when he sold


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Paper Money and Medals

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    COINS OF OKFA l HKl rAlN Consignment Haverhill COINAGE OF GREAT BRITAIN 2o i 2258 2259 2260 2261 Charles 11 1660 1685 Ha mmered Sixpence n d 1661 1662 3rd Issue With inner circles and mark of value S 3323 Toned Very Fine 150 200 Ex John Quincy Adams massachusetts historical society Sale Stack s Sept IS 1971 part of lot 977 Hammered Fourpence n d 1661 1662 3rd Issue With inner circles and mark of value S 3324 Hammered Threepence n d 3rd Issue Similar S 3325 Hammered Twopence n d 2 3rd Issue Similar S 3326 All toned and Nice Very Fine Milled Threepence n d Crowned bust no inner circles but with mark of value S 3318 Toned Extremely Fine 5


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    The Early Paper Money of America

    /2008 Numismatics; Paper money

    a Circulating Medium in Massachusetts Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts Cambridge 1905 Vol 10 p 84 Tracts Relating to the Currency of the Massachu setts Bay 1682 1720 Cambridge 1902 The Massachusetts Bay Currency 1690 1750 Pro ceedings of the American Antiquarian Society Worces ter 1898 reprinted The Merchants Notes of 1 733 Proceedings of the massachusetts historical society April 1903 Currency and Banking in the Province of Mas sachusetts Bay 2 vols New York 1900 1901 Colonial Currency Reprints 1682 175 1 4 vols Bos ton 1910 reprinted Provincial Banks Land and Silver Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts January 1895 E H Derby History of Paper Money in the Province of Massachusetts before the Revolution Boston 1874


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    Tracts relating to the currency of the Massachusetts Bay, 1682-1720;

    /1902 [Money -- Massachusetts Banks and banking -- Massachusetts]

    X LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS First Page of An Addition to the Present Melan choly Circumstances etc 200 Photographed by permission of the massachusetts historical society Title Pace ok The Distressed State of the Town of Boston 234 Photographed by permission of the Massachusetts Historical Society Tttle Page of a Letter from One in the Country ETC 248 PhotoBxaphed by permission of the Boston Public Library Title Page of A Letter from a Gentleman etc 280 Photogr phed by pennission of the Massachusetts Historical Society Title Page of A Vindication


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 84

    3/1/1990

    iam Sumner Appleton had once owned a 1779 Rhode Island Ship Token vlugtende on the obverse Carl told me that no one had seen that specimen recently and its present existence was therefore unverified I filed this intelligence away for future reference During the winter of 1987 1 mentioned the possibility that Appleton may have once owned a vlugtende obverse token to Miss Anne Bentley of the massachusetts historical society where Appleton had bequeathed his coin collection in 1905 Anne was intrigued and promised to look though the trays of Appleton material that still remained at the Society Shortly afterwards Anne called to say that she had located the token and that it did indeed have vlugtende on the obverse Needless to say I was very excited at this news and at the first opportunity I drove to Boston


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 104

    4/1/1997

    urchased the entire Seavey Collection and with it the Clay Seavey Gloucestertoken Parmelee showed this piece as well as the Cram specimen he already owned at the Boston Numismatic Society meeting of March 5 1874 Presumably since the Cram specimen was finer than the Clay piece Parmelee sold the latter to William Sumner Appleton a fellow Bostonian Appleton s collection was donated to the massachusetts historical society The Clay Seavey Parmelee Appleton coin did not appear in either of the 1970 or 1971 Stack s sales of coins from the Massachusetts Historical Society Collection Its first auction appearance was in the 1976 ANA Convention sale where it was described in lot 89 as having reposed in the Massachusetts Historical Society s collection for many years It was mistakenly catalogued as being the Cram spec


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 143

    8/1/2010

    o details at all Cogan Cohen Lot 2214 N E Sixpence battered and poor 12 from Coin Collectors Journal Chapman Bushnell NE sixpence plated eventually sold to Garrett via Frossard Sotheby Murdoch NE sixpence not plated Described as similar to last NE shilling but NE punch shaped around the monogram reverse from a square punch fine William Sumner Appleton collection donated to massachusetts historical society NE sixpence plated in The Illustrated London News also NE shilling Willow sixpence and Somers threepence Elder Cogswell Known sale do not have catalogue or copy of lot Hesslein sale Known sale do not have catalogue or copy of lot Noe plates 3 NE sixpences Garrett ANS MHS Mehl Olsen NE sixpence not plated described as Irregular silver planchet without collar Can be clas


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    Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society [Numismatic Index 1791-1883]

    /2016

    Proceedings of the massachusetts historical society Numismatic Index 1791 1883 Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society An index to numismatic content in nbsp Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society covering the period 1791 1883 Prepared by Anne E Bentley


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    Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society [Numismatic Index, 1884-1907]

    /2016

    Proceedings of the massachusetts historical society Numismatic Index 1884 1907 Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society An index to numismatic content in nbsp Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society covering the period 1884 1907 Prepared by Anne E Bentley


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    TAMS Journal, Vol. 50, No. 2

    3/1/2010 numismatics periodicals tokens medals

    TOKEN MEDAL NEWS Medals on Display at massachusetts historical society While the American Numismatic Association ANA is in Boston this summer for its annual World s Fair of Money the Massachusetts His torical Society MHS is taking the opportunity to show off some of its numismatic treasures From August 2 through September 11 Precious Metals From Au to Zn will be on display at the Society s headquarters at 1154 Boylston Street just three United States dip


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    The Asylum, Winter 2001

    1/1/2001

    he cata loguer to discover what he knew about the provenance Charlie Davis of course would not reveal the name of the person who had consigned the catalogue to him for sale He did however fill in some helpful details Early in the twenti eth century he said the BNS had deaccessioned its library with some of its literature going to the Boston Public Library and the balance going to the massachusetts historical society A rudimentary idea of the catalogue s provenance thus began to take form it seemed to be Cogan to Colburn to BNS to either the Boston Public Library or the Massachusetts Historical Society and then to one or more individuals before its appearance in this sale I also asked Charlie about the vague ness of his use of the description Boston Numismatic Society from J Colburn July 1860 Was th


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    The Asylum, Winter 2001

    1/1/2001

    THE ASYLUM V WINTER 2001 27 collectors If however the material is not readily saleable through pub lic auction they do sometimes sell to the dealers so as to save the trou ble and expense of trying to find an auction house Given the rudimen tary state of the numismatic litera ture market at that point the massachusetts historical society may well have decided to transfer by private treaty all but the most readily marketable pieces of litera ture to a book dealer If indeed Colburn s Cogan went through a book dealer it may have been sold privately shortly there after to a collector Alternatively it may have been advertised in AB Bookman s Weekly I have not how ever undertaken the daunting task of attempting to find a li


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    The Asylum, Winter 2001

    1/1/2001

    he cata loguer to discover what he knew about the provenance Charlie Davis of course would not reveal the name of the person who had consigned the catalogue to him for sale He did however fill in some helpful details Early in the twenti eth century he said the BNS had deaccessioned its library with some of its literature going to the Boston Public Library and the balance going to the massachusetts historical society A rudimentary idea of the catalogue s provenance thus began to take form it seemed to be Cogan to Colburn to BNS to either the Boston Public Library or the Massachusetts Historical Society and then to one or more individuals before its appearance in this sale I also asked Charlie about the vague ness of his use of the description Boston Numismatic Society from J Colburn July 1860 Was th


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    The Asylum, Winter 2001

    1/1/2001

    THE ASYLUM V WINTER 2001 27 collectors If however the material is not readily saleable through pub lic auction they do sometimes sell to the dealers so as to save the trou ble and expense of trying to find an auction house Given the rudimen tary state of the numismatic litera ture market at that point the massachusetts historical society may well have decided to transfer by private treaty all but the most readily marketable pieces of litera ture to a book dealer If indeed Colburn s Cogan went through a book dealer it may have been sold privately shortly there after to a collector Alternatively it may have been advertised in AB Bookman s Weekly I have not how ever undertaken the daunting task of attempting to find a li


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 84

    3/1/1990

    iam Sumner Appleton had once owned a 1779 Rhode Island Ship Token vlugtende on the obverse Carl told me that no one had seen that specimen recently and its present existence was therefore unverified I filed this intelligence away for future reference During the winter of 1987 1 mentioned the possibility that Appleton may have once owned a vlugtende obverse token to Miss Anne Bentley of the massachusetts historical society where Appleton had bequeathed his coin collection in 1905 Anne was intrigued and promised to look though the trays of Appleton material that still remained at the Society Shortly afterwards Anne called to say that she had located the token and that it did indeed have vlugtende on the obverse Needless to say I was very excited at this news and at the first opportunity I drove to Boston


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 104

    4/1/1997

    urchased the entire Seavey Collection and with it the Clay Seavey Gloucestertoken Parmelee showed this piece as well as the Cram specimen he already owned at the Boston Numismatic Society meeting of March 5 1874 Presumably since the Cram specimen was finer than the Clay piece Parmelee sold the latter to William Sumner Appleton a fellow Bostonian Appleton s collection was donated to the massachusetts historical society The Clay Seavey Parmelee Appleton coin did not appear in either of the 1970 or 1971 Stack s sales of coins from the Massachusetts Historical Society Collection Its first auction appearance was in the 1976 ANA Convention sale where it was described in lot 89 as having reposed in the Massachusetts Historical Society s collection for many years It was mistakenly catalogued as being the Cram spec


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 143

    8/1/2010

    o details at all Cogan Cohen Lot 2214 N E Sixpence battered and poor 12 from Coin Collectors Journal Chapman Bushnell NE sixpence plated eventually sold to Garrett via Frossard Sotheby Murdoch NE sixpence not plated Described as similar to last NE shilling but NE punch shaped around the monogram reverse from a square punch fine William Sumner Appleton collection donated to massachusetts historical society NE sixpence plated in The Illustrated London News also NE shilling Willow sixpence and Somers threepence Elder Cogswell Known sale do not have catalogue or copy of lot Hesslein sale Known sale do not have catalogue or copy of lot Noe plates 3 NE sixpences Garrett ANS MHS Mehl Olsen NE sixpence not plated described as Irregular silver planchet without collar Can be clas


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    Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society [Numismatic Index 1791-1883]

    /2016

    Proceedings of the massachusetts historical society Numismatic Index 1791 1883 Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society An index to numismatic content in nbsp Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society covering the period 1791 1883 Prepared by Anne E Bentley


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    Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society [Numismatic Index, 1884-1907]

    /2016

    Proceedings of the massachusetts historical society Numismatic Index 1884 1907 Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society An index to numismatic content in nbsp Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society covering the period 1884 1907 Prepared by Anne E Bentley


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    TAMS Journal, Vol. 50, No. 2

    3/1/2010 numismatics periodicals tokens medals

    TOKEN MEDAL NEWS Medals on Display at massachusetts historical society While the American Numismatic Association ANA is in Boston this summer for its annual World s Fair of Money the Massachusetts His torical Society MHS is taking the opportunity to show off some of its numismatic treasures From August 2 through September 11 Precious Metals From Au to Zn will be on display at the Society s headquarters at 1154 Boylston Street just three United States dip


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