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    MORE ON B. MAX MEHL

    02/14/2016

    Highlight: MAX MEHL http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v19n07a13.html

    Maria Fanning writes:

    I stumbled upon this article on B. Max Mehl in my internet travels and thought it might be interesting to E-Sylum readers. The website seems to be all about the history and architecture of Ft. Worth and gives a nice overview of B. Max Mehl’s life and career. The article is called “Once Upon a Penny: The House That Pocket Change Built” and there are many great photos, including one of him as a child.

    Thanks! Here's an excerpt. Be sure to read the complete article online. -Editor

    Some of his fellow numismatists considered him to be the P. T. Barnum of coin collecting. But they also admitted that at a time whe

    Maria Fanning writes:

    I stumbled upon this article on B. Max Meh

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    The Legendary Collection of Floyd. T. Starr United States Coins \Philadelphia Estate\

    Highlight: Max Mehl, 3/23/48 Ira S. Reed, 8/19/41 Federal Coin Exchange, 8/21 /57 Stack’s, 8/10/71 Stack’s, 11/11/54 B. Max Mehl, 6/11/46 Stack’s, 11/11/55 Stack’s, 12/7/44 Stack’s, 4/21/66 Lester Merkin, 9/18/68 Kreisberg & Schulman, 3/18/64 B. Max Mehl, 11/15/38 Stack’s, 2/25/39 Stack’s, 4/8/54 B. Max Mehl, 6/3/41 Henry Chapman, 6/25/12 Stack’s, 9/19/69 Stack’s, 11/12/57 Stack’s, 1 1 /22/65 Stack’s, 12/10/60 Sotheby’s, 2/24/54 Mayflower Coin Co., 5/18/63 B. Max Mehl, 2/18/47 Stack’s, 10/19/40 Stack’s, 6/20/52 Morgenthau, 10/18/33 B. Max Mehl, 1 1 /28/39 Stack’s, 5/15/45 Morgenthau, 3/14/40 B. Max Mehl, 5/23/50 Stack’s, 10/2/47 Kreisberg & Schulman, 2/16/61 Stack’s, 2/26/53 B. Max Mehl, 3/22/38 Abe Kosoff, 3/1 /48 Kreisberg-Schulman, 1/25/57 Stack’s, 10/25/68 (Gold) Stack’s, 4/10/69 (Silver) B. Max

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    1792: Birth of a Nation's Coinage (Addenda)

    16/8/2017

    Highlight: Max Mehl 6-30-1914, lot 71 1 @ $21.50 B. Max Mehl 1 1-30-1914, lot 759 VF @ $18 Henry Chapman 5-14-1915, lot 1096 Poor @ $3 Henry Chapman 5-14-1915, lot 1097 Poor @ $.75 Thomas Elder 4-13-1917, lot 200 F @ $20 Henry Chapman 6-28-1918, lot 225 XF @ $25 B. Max Mehl 2-18-1919, Lot 480 @ $31.50 B. Max Mehl 7-16-1919, @ $31 Henry Chapman 10-4-1919, lot 249* Lyman Low 9-21-1920, lot 111 F @ $27.50 Thomas Elder 6-22-1921, lot 2029 UNC @ $62* Henry Chapman 12-7-1921, lot 6059 B. Max Mehl 5-2-1922, lot 638-A Henry Chapman 7-25-1922, lot 1409 G @ $16 B. Max Mehlomas Elder 10-9-1924, lot 2103 @ $1 10* California Stamp 2-21-1928, lot 378 F Harry Lelande 9-20-1928, lot 105 VF B. Max Mehl 12-1 1-1928. Lot 949 G @ $26 Henry Chapman

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    The March 2012 Baltimore Auction

    Highlight: Max Mehl's sale of the Will l/l/ Neil Collection, June 1947, lot 1295, for $3. Original B. Max Mehlue fields form a fine cameo contrast. Especially choice, even within the high grade assigned. Proof mintage: 1,039 pieces; Breen notes: "Some Proofs were melted in 1884 as unsold." Again it is likely that these went at face value to one or another of the Philadelphia coin dealers. PCGS# 4780. NGC Census: 34; 20 finer through Proof-68. From B. Max Mehl's sale of the Will W. Neil Collection, June 1947, lot 1296, for $2.50. Original B. Max Mehl paper sale en- velope included. 2052 1884 Proof-67 (PCGS). Secure Holder. Frosty devices and mirror fields are evenly toned in pale

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    The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, United States Coinage

    Highlight: Max Mehl's sale of the Dr. Christian A. Allenburger Col- lection, March 1948, lot 1238, for $7. Original B. Max Mehl pa- per sale envelope included. 24416 1867 Breen-3340. Repunched Date. Proof-65 (NGC). PCGS# 4760. From B. Max Mehl's sale of the Dr. Christian A. Allenburger Col- lection, March 1948, lot 1281, for $12. Original B. Max Mehl418 1874 Arrows. Fortin-109. Rarity-2. Unc Details — Altered Surfaces (PCGS). PCGS# 4668. 24419 1875 Fortin-113. Rarity-2. MS-63 (PCGS). PCGS# 4672. 24420 1876 Breen-3386. Type I Reverse. Proof-65 (NGC). PCGS# 4773. From B. Max Mehl's sale of the Dr. Christian A. Allenburger Collection, March 1948, lot 1381, for $4. Original B. Max Mehl paper sale envelope included.

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    COIN DEALERS AND DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TEXAS

    01/06/2013

    Highlight:

    Max Mehl building sign by Numismatic Bibliomania Society, on Flickr"><b style=Max Mehl building sign"> Dave Lange passed along this interesting item he found on the PCGS message board.

    There’s a new neon sign installed on the Max Mehlon Magnolia. Nothing too big or elaborate, but a nice addition nonetheless. Always good to see some interesting neon returning to the streetscape.

    B. Max Mehl was the most prolific U.S. coin dealer in the first half of the 20th century. Although he worked in New York for

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    The Asylum, Fall 2007

    1/10/2007

    Highlight: Max Mehl (1914) Conover B. Max Mehl (1915) Smith B. Max Mehl (1922) Ten Eyck B. Max Mehl (1941) Dunham B. Max Mehl (1946) Atwater B. Max Mehl (1947) Neil B. Max Mehl (1950) Kern Lester Merkin (1964) Helfenstem Lester Merkin (1968) Boosel, Ostheimer New Netherlands (1956) 47th Catalogue New Netherlands (1964) 58th Catalogue New Netherlands (1967) 59th Catalogue New Netherlands (1968) 60th Public Aucticm New Netherlands (1973) Naftzger New York Coin (1890) DavLs New York Coin (1890) Parmelee New York Coin (1891) Doughty Paramount et al. (1979-90) Apostrophe Wayte Raymond (1925) Wilson, parts 1-3 Wayte Raymond (1933) Senter Raymond & Macallister (1945) Newcomb, parts 1-2 HolbC

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    The Asylum, Fall 2007

    1/10/2007

    Highlight: Max Mehl (1914) Conover B. Max Mehl (1915) Smith B. Max Mehl (1922) Ten Eyck B. Max Mehl (1941) Dunham B. Max Mehl (1946) Atwater B. Max Mehl (1947) Neil B. Max Mehl (1950) Kern Lester Merkin (1964) Helfenstem Lester Merkin (1968) Boosel, Ostheimer New Netherlands (1956) 47th Catalogue New Netherlands (1964) 58th Catalogue New Netherlands (1967) 59th Catalogue New Netherlands (1968) 60th Public Aucticm New Netherlands (1973) Naftzger New York Coin (1890) DavLs New York Coin (1890) Parmelee New York Coin (1891) Doughty Paramount et al. (1979-90) Apostrophe Wayte Raymond (1925) Wilson, parts 1-3 Wayte Raymond (1933) Senter Raymond & Macallister (1945) Newcomb, parts 1-2 HolbC

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    The L.R. French, Jr. Family Collection of United States Silver Dollars

    Highlight: Max Mehl, July 16, 1919, lot 30); B. Max Mehl; the Norwebs (1937); Bowers & Merena/Norweb November 14, 1988, lot 3770. 2 ) F.C.C. Boyd "World’s Greatest Collection” (Abe Kosoff, January 20, 1945, lot 119); M.H. Bo- lender’s 183rd Sale (February 23, 1952, lot 175); Stack’s Groves Sale, November 12, 1974, lot 443. 3 ) Dr. G.F.E. Wilharm (B. Max Mehl, February 15, 1921, lot 592); William F. Dunham (B. Max Mehly 10, 1982, Lot 1884); Superior’s session of Auction ’84, July 25, 1984, lot 171; Bowers & Merena’s Harry Einstein Sale, June 23, 1986, lot 1734. 4 ) The present specimen. Waldo Newcomer; B. Max Mehl (1931); Col. E.H.R. Gree

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    WAS THERE A WILLIAM VON BERGEN - B. MAX MEHL ALLIANCE?

    WAS THERE A WILLIAM VON BERGEN - B. MAX MEHL ALLIANCE?

    05/27/2007

    Highlight: MAX MEHL ALLIANCE? http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v10n21a02.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 10, Number 21, May 27, 2007, Article 2

    WAS THERE A WILLIAM VON BERGEN - B. MAX MEHL ALLIANCE?

    Jim Hirtle writes: "It has been my belief for a number of years
    that the "Star Rare Coin Encyclopedia" did not spring full-blown
    from the head of B. Max [Benjamin Maximilian], Mehl the famous
    Fort Worth coin dealer. Now, I have discovered evidence that
    supports my theory and I am proposing this hypothesis.

    "William Von Bergen -- a Boston coin dealer in the period of the
    1880s to the early 1900s was the author of two widely-read coin
    books which succeeded each other in the marketplace: first came
    THE RARE COINS OF AMERICA, ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND FRANCE,
    GERMANY,

    The E-Sylum: Volume 10, Number 21, May 27, 2007, Article 2

    WAS THERE A WILLIAM VON BERGEN

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    SELECTIONS FROM HOLABIRD 2015 MILLION DOLLAR SALE

    09/27/2015

    Highlight: Max Mehl Promissory Notes

    Max Mehl prommisory notes">B. <b style=Max Mehl prommisory notes" />

    Three promissory notes from 1956/7 signed by legendary Texas coin dealer B. Max Mehl to the Fort Worth National Bank in the amounts of $10,000 and $25,000 (2). Mehl ran his first coin ad in The Numismatist in 1903, and by 1924 he was spending $50,000 a year for advertising. His "Star Coin Book" gave the American peopl

    SELECTIONS FROM HOLABIRD 2015 MILLION DOLLAR

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    COIN DEALER B. MAX MEHL

    02/07/2016

    Highlight: MAX MEHL http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v19n06a16.html

    Pete Smith published a great article on coin dealer B. Max Mehl in CoinWeek February 3, 2016. Here's an excerpt; be sure to read the complete article online. -Editor

    Max Mehl">B. <b style=Max Mehl" /> Benjamin Maximillian Mehl was born in Lodz, Russia (now Poland), on November 5, 1884. He came to America in April 1895 with his parents, three brothers and a sister

    Pete Smith published a great article on coin dealer B. Max Mehl in CoinWeek

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    SELECTIONS FROM HOLABIRD 2015 MILLION DOLLAR SALE

    09/27/2015

    Highlight: Max Mehl Promissory Notes

    Max Mehl prommisory notes">B. <b style=Max Mehl prommisory notes" />

    Three promissory notes from 1956/7 signed by legendary Texas coin dealer B. Max Mehl to the Fort Worth National Bank in the amounts of $10,000 and $25,000 (2). Mehl ran his first coin ad in The Numismatist in 1903, and by 1924 he was spending $50,000 a year for advertising. His "Star Coin Book" gave the American peopl

    Here are some items that caught my e

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    WAS THERE A WILLIAM VON BERGEN - B. MAX MEHL ALLIANCE?

    WAS THERE A WILLIAM VON BERGEN - B. MAX MEHL ALLIANCE?

    05/27/2007

    Highlight: MAX MEHL ALLIANCE? http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v10n21a02.html The E-Sylum: Volume 10, Number 21, May 27, 2007, Article 2WAS THERE A WILLIAM VON BERGEN - B. MAX MEHL ALLIANCE?Jim Hirtle writes: "It has been my belief for a number of yearsthat the "Star Rare Coin Encyclopedia" did not spring full-blownfrom the head of B. Max [Benjamin Maximilian], Mehl the famousFort Worth coin dealer. Now, I have discovered evidence thatsupports my theory and I am proposing this hypothesis."William Von Bergen -- a Boston coin dealer in the period of the1880s to the early 1900s was the author of two widely-read coinbooks which succeeded each other in the marketplace: first cameTHE RARE COINS OF AMERICA, ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND FRANCE,GERMANY, AND SPAIN, followed by THE RARE COIN

    The E-Sylum: Volume 10, Number 21, May 27, 2007, Article 2WAS THERE A WILLIAM VON BERGEN - B. MAX ME

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    The Numismatist, September 1950

    1/9/1950

    Highlight: MAX MEHL AWARDED HONORARY MEMBERSHIP On a Resolution proposed at the annual convention of the Associ- ation in Milwaukee, passed unanimously, and approved by the Executive Board, an honorary membership in the American Numismatic Association was awarded to B. Max Mehl of Fort Worth, Texas. B. Max Mehl has been an active numismatist for fifty years and was admitted to regular membership in the Association on July 1, 1903, with membership number 522. He has held that number continuously since that time. He has been an advertiser in The Numismatist since 1901. He shares the honor with George Bauer of Rochester, N. Y., for attending more conventions of the A.N.A. than any other living member. Mrs. Mehl joined the Association in 1909 and was among the first to transfer to Associate Membership

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    The L.R. French, Jr. Family Collection of United States Silver Dollars

    Highlight: Max Mehl’s sale of the H.O. Granberg Collection, July 14, 1913, lot 392 (plated); Virgil Brand; R. Green ad in the Numismatist, December 1941, page 976 (plated); Stack’s; Farouk; Farouk Sale, lot 1680; the Norwebs; Bowers & Merena/Norweb, March 24, 1988, lot 1848. 2) The Olsen/Ewalt Specimen. The present specimen. Ex Fred E. Olsen (B. Max Mehl, November 7, 1944, lot 1767); composer Jerome Kern (B. Max Mehlember 22, 1965, lot 43); Leo Young; RARCOA’ session of Auction ’80, lot 1626; RAR- COA’s session of Auction ’84, lot 1810. 3) The Newcomer! Amon Carter Specimen. Waldo Newcomer (by 1916); B. Max Mehl (1931); Col. E.H.R. Green (1932); B.G. Johnson; Jack Roe (B. Max Mehl, June 12, 1945, lot 628); Amon Carter, Sr.; Amon Carter, Jr.

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    The March 2012 Baltimore Auction

    Highlight: Max Mehl's sale of the Dr. Christian A. Allenburger Col- lection, March 1948, lot 1281, for $12. Original B. Max Mehl paper sale envelope included. 2020 1868 Proof-65 Cameo (NGC). Lightly mottled russet irides- cence is largely confined to the peripheries, from where it frames more or less brilliant centers. Virtually complete in striking detail, this impressive Gem is also silent on the sub- ject of detracting blemishes. A rare find in a Proof 1 868 dime that combines expertly preserved surfaces with a decided Cameo finish from the dies. PCGS# 84761. NGC Census: just 5; with a further six finer through Proof-67 Cameo. 2021 1868 Proof-64 (NGC). A lovely Proof, beautiful mirror sur- faces with light rose and peach iridescence. An especially attractive example. Dr. Allenburger formed one of

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    The March 2012 Baltimore Auction

    Highlight: Max Mehl's sale of the Dr. Christian A. Allenburger Col- lection, March 1948, lot 1381, for $4. Original B. Max Mehl pa- per sale envelope included. 2039 1876 Proof-63 Cameo (PCGS). An attractive blend of mint brilliance and soft golden iridescence graces both sides. One of 1 ,1 50 Proofs of the date struck. PCGS# 84773. 2040 1876 Type I Reverse. MS-66 (PCGS). OGH— First Genera- tion. A satiny Gem that has milky-silver gray toning high- lighted by soft gold at the rims. PCGS# 4679. 2041 1877-CC Type II Reverse. MS-66 (NGC^ A frosty Gem with bold cartwheel luster that supports varied rose, sea green, and blue iridescence on the obverse, the reverse mostly monochromatic shades of blue. Type II reverse style with E of ONE far from wreath details. The strike is sharp, not always the case for

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    The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA Auction, United States Coinage

    Highlight: Max Mehl's sale of the Dr. Christian A. Allenburger Col- lection, March 1948, lot 1238, for $7. Original B. Max Mehl pa- per sale envelope included. The Allenburger Collection was one of the great cabinets of the era — not well remembered today and not often discussed. It was sold at a time in which the coin market was in one of its periodic slumps, prices were modest, and coins did not receive the attention they would have in an earlier or later era. 5560 1864 Proof-64 (PCGS). Hazy gray patina lightly overlays this sharply impressed near-Gem. The fields are highly reflective and the devices frosty, however, this one is not designated "Cameo" by PCGS. A popular Civil War date with a minus- cule mintage of just 470 pieces. PCGS# 4757. 5561 1867 Breen-3340. Repunched Date. Proof-65 (NGC). A

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    The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA Auction, United States Coinage

    Highlight: Max Mehl's sale of the Will l/l/ Neil Collection, June 1947, lot 1300, for $3. Original B. Max Mehl paper sale enve- lope included. 5591 1888 Proof-62 (NGC). Deep silver gray with lively royal blue iridescence. Proof mintage: 832 pieces. PCGS# 4785. From B. Max Mehl's sale of the Will 1/1/ Neil Collection, June 1947, lot 1301, for $3. Original B. Max Mehlppealing for the grade. Proof mintage: 711. The coin market, so active in recent years, was fading in 1889. It would soon enter a protracted slump, not to recover until early in the 20th century. PCGS# 4786. From B. Max Mehl's sale of the Will 1/1/ Neil Collection, June 1947, lot 1302, for $3.75. Original B.

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    Americana: Colonial and Federal Coins, Medals and Currency, Featuring The William O'Donnell Collection of New Jersey Coppers

    Highlight: Max MehlINT STATE 1848 EAGLE The Atwater Specimen 1358 Lot No. 1 358 1848 Brilliant Uncirculated. Bold lustre accompanies some obverse bagmarking; the reverse lustre even more impres- sive. Akers calls this “another rare and underrated date... Most known specimens are only VF or EF and strictly uncircu- lated examples are extremely rare.” (SEE COLOR PLATE) Ex William Cutler Atwater Collection (B. Max Mehl This bold example is dis- tinguished by faint semi-circles of russet-gold toning which follows the curve of the stau^s and legends. A high- ly attractive coin. Ex Will W. Neil Collection (B. Max Mehl, March 1948, lot 2666). 11360 1850 Large Date.

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    The L.K. Rudolf Collection of U.S. Silver Dollars; U.S. Gold and 20th Century Coins

    Highlight: Max Mehl described this coin as “Perfect brilliant Proof gem.” The coin has brightly reflective, full deep mirror fields with blazing Proof flash visi- ble everywhere. Liberty’s figure on the front and the eagle on the reverse are lightly frosty. There is light russet irides- cent toning on the obverse and reverse and some few hairlines. The coin has all the required attributes of a special Proof strike made at the Philadelphia Mint to exacting government standards. This coin is rarer than an 1804 Silver Dollar and rarer than even a Brasher Doubloon. In fact, it is so rare it is tied with the 1913 Liberty Nickel as being one of the rarest and most desirable of all great American numismatic classics. NGC PF61. (SEE COLOR PLATE) Ex Worrell Collection (Superior, September 1993, lot 1325);

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    The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection

    Highlight: Max Mehl’s sale of the Thomas W. Voetter Collection, Janu- ary 1943, Lot 112. 3295 1848 MP 8 escudos. Guadelupe y Calvo mint. Fr-71, Calico Onza-1924. AU-50 (NGC). 27.19 grams, 37.50 mm. Types as above. Rich medium gold with some scattered hairlines present on both sides. ($300-500) From B. Max Mehlry 1943, Lot 63. 3296 1848/7 PM 8 escudos. Guanajuato mint. Fr-72, Calico Onza- 1953. AU-58 (NGC). 27.00 grams, 37.20 mm. Types as above. Bright and lustrous medium gold with some prooflike reflectivity and moderate hairlines. ($350-600) From B. Max Mehl’s sale of the Thomas W. Voetter Collection, Janu- ary 1943, Lot 62. 3297 1848 CE 1 escudo. Culiacan mint. Fr-98. AU details (NCS). 3.30 grams, 18.20 mm. Types as above. Lustrous medium gold wit

    Auction catalogue of American Numismatic Rarities, LLC.

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    NEWMAN PORTAL SCANS B. MAX MEHL AUCTION CATALOGS

    04/10/2016

    Highlight: MAX MEHLwman Numismatic Portal large logo">Newman Numismatic Portal large logo

    The latest addition to the Newman Numismatic Portal is a complete set of B. Max Mehl Auction Catalogs. Project Coordinator Len Augsburger provided the following report. Thanks. Shown is Mehl’s Fiftieth Anniversary sale, #113, 5/23/1950. -Editor

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 44, No. 6

    1/11/2010

    Highlight: Max Mehl FPL, 1929: 24 $150 • T. James Clarke, 1944 • B. Max Mehl Breen 39: Dies 20-Z Sheldon 47 EF-45 Charles E. Clapp, Sr., 12/1924 • George H. Clapp • ANS. State II. Obverse and reverse illustrated in Early American Cents and in Noyes. Obverse illustrated in Penny Whimsey. VF-30 Sharpness of EF-45 but surfaces are rough. Heiuy C. Miller • The United States Coin Co. 12/1917: 411 $175 • Dr. George P. French, 3/21/1929 • B. Max Mehl FPL, 1929: 26 $200 • T. James Clarke, 1944 • B. Max Mehl • B. Max

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    The TNA News, March-April 2012

    1/3/2012

    Highlight: TNA News March/April 2012 The Max Mehl Building M y first visit to the Max Mehlx until it was closed in the 1 980's. For the next twenty seven years it sat empty in a slow but steady decline. At the time I stood before the building, nearly forty years ago, it was a challenge to remember the more productive, even sensational, years in the life of the structure. As we collectors know it was constructed by world famous numismatist B. Max Mehl as a home base for his business. According to the fortworthology.com web site Mehl maintained a presence throughout the first floor with his mail order business and a retail location. The upper two floors housed apartments. According to Dr. Sol Taylor, in an article written

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 18, No. 3(102)

    15/5/1984

    Highlight: Max Mehl. 5/2/22. James Ten EyckT PRL. Very scarce. 175.00 3. Max Mehl. 1929 FPL. Dr. George P . French Large Cents. 95.00 B. Max Mehl. 11/5/38. George E, Chatillon Half Cents. HWPR. 25.00 B, Max Mehl. 6/3/41. Wi lli am F . Dunham . PRL. 95.00 B. Max Mehl. 6/11/46. William C. Atwater. PRL. 65.00 Lester Merkin. 8/14/64. Famous Lo uis H elfenstein Large Cents. PRL 40.00 Lester Merkin. 10/19/66. Arthur C. Fritz Large Cents. Scarce. 15.00 Lester Merkin. 3/28-29/69, Blaise J. Dantone Half Cents. 7.50 New Netherlands 34th. 10/5/51. Virgil Brand 1794 Large Cents. 17.50 New Netherlands 39th. 11/22/52. John Pawling Half Cents 4 Large Cents. PRL. 15.00 New Netherlands 50th. 12/6-7/57, Gaskill , ~Boyd , Dr- Sheldon Large Cents. PRL. 25.00 New Netherlands 54th. 4/22-23/60. "North Carolina" Large Cents

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 25, No. 4(145)

    15/7/1991

    Highlight: Max MehlS-63 Wayte Raymond 8/23 S-42 VF-35 Robert D. Book 5/30 1801 S-2 15 AU-55 H R. Newcomb 2/7/45 S-43 MS-60 Winsor: 833 — Ellsworth — C.E. Clapp 1801 S-2 19 EF-40 C.H. Deetz 9/26 12/24 1801 S-2 20 EF-45 C.E. Clapp 7/24 S-53 AU-50 C.E. Clapp 12/24 1802 S-227 AU-50 Jones 6/22 S-56 VF-35 Stack’s 10/15/38 1802 S-228 EF-40 C.H. Deetz 9/26 S-59 MS-60 Ellsworth — C.E. Clapp 12/24 1802 S-230 EF-45 B. Max Mehl60 -1- Beckwith: 26— C.E. Clapp 7/24 S-63 AU-50 Ellsworth — C.E. Clapp 12/24 1802 S-231 VF-35 Jones 6/22 S-65 AU-55 Ellsworth — C.E. Clapp 12/24 1802 S-232 AU-55 C.H. Deetz 9/26 S-68 EF-40 B. Max Mehl 2/31 1802 S-232 MS-65 Ellsworth 3/23 S-69

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    The Brasher Bulletin

    1/9/2010

    Highlight: Max Mehl in 1896 at the age of twelve taken soon after his familymoved to Ft. Worth, Texas. Mehl was already dealing at this age, having begun collecting at ten.This image (only the head) was used in some of MehTs advertising. Ex Mehl estate, Kosoff, Stocker. Photo courtesy of Robin Sisler I am looking through the Twentieth Edition of the "Star Coin Book: An Encyclopedia of Rare American and Foreign Coins/' searching the 'profusely illustrated' copy to find images that match an inventory of printing dies. This inventory was fished out of a box, medium and rectangular, that had been carefully placed on a shelf in Don Kagin's office and forgotten for six or more months. Upon a not-so-routine hunt for an unassociated book, Don and I stumbled upon the box and investigated its contents with

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    QUIZ ANSWERS: WHO ARE THESE 1930S NUMISMATISTS?

    03/18/2012

    Highlight: Max Mehlurs of research, I still cannot identify all the numismatists with Harvey Stack. One problem - I believe these pictures are from different eras so they do not show how these numismatists looked in the thirties. If I am correct, the photos may have been taken as much as fifty years apart. These are the ones I can identify: 1. Abe Kosoff; 2. Unknown; 3. John J. Ford; 4. Henry Chapman; 5. B. Max Mehl; 6. Norman Shultz; 7. Wayte Raymond and 8. Thomas Elder. I operated on the assumption that everyone pictured was also mentioned in the article. Somewhat by elimination, I thought the unidentified numismatist might be William Rabin, but I could not find another photo for confirmation.

    Last week I asked if anyone could identify the eight numismatists pictured here with Harvey Stack (

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    COIN DEALERS AND DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TEXAS

    01/06/2013

    Highlight: There's a new neon sign installed on the Max Mehl Building on Magnolia. Nothing too big or elaborate, but a nice addition nonetheless. Always good to see some interesting neon returning to the streetscape. B. Max Mehl was the most prolific U.S. coin dealer in the first half of the 20th century. Although he worked in New York for a brief time, he returned to his hometown of Fort Worth and built an empire on prodigious advertising and employed an army of clerks to answer the mail in his very own building, which still stands today. It's nice to see the building is "alive and well". With the northeastern money centers of New York and Boston being the nexus of U.S. numismatics in the 19th and 20th centuries, Mehl's location was an anomaly. Yet today one of the leading numismatic firms, Heritage

    Dave Lange passed along this interesting item he found on the PCGS message board. There's a new neo

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 44, No. 6

    1/11/2010

    Highlight: Max Mehl FPL, 1929: 24 $150 • T. James Clarke, 1944 • B. Max Mehl Breen 39: Dies 20-Z Sheldon 47 EF-45 Charles E. Clapp, Sr., 12/1924 • George H. Clapp • ANS. State II. Obverse and reverse illustrated in Early American Cents and in Noyes. Obverse illustrated in Penny Whimsey. VF-30 Sharpness of EF-45 but surfaces are rough. Heiuy C. Miller • The United States Coin Co. 12/1917: 411 $175 • Dr. George P. French, 3/21/1929 • B. Max Mehl FPL, 1929: 26 $200 • T. James Clarke, 1944 • B. Max Mehl • B. Max

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    The TNA News, March-April 2012

    1/3/2012

    Highlight: TNA News March/April 2012 The Max Mehl Building M y first visit to the Max Mehlx until it was closed in the 1 980's. For the next twenty seven years it sat empty in a slow but steady decline. At the time I stood before the building, nearly forty years ago, it was a challenge to remember the more productive, even sensational, years in the life of the structure. As we collectors know it was constructed by world famous numismatist B. Max Mehl as a home base for his business. According to the fortworthology.com web site Mehl maintained a presence throughout the first floor with his mail order business and a retail location. The upper two floors housed apartments. According to Dr. Sol Taylor, in an article written

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 18, No. 3(102)

    15/5/1984

    Highlight: Max Mehl. 5/2/22. James Ten EyckT PRL. Very scarce. 175.00 3. Max Mehl. 1929 FPL. Dr. George P . French Large Cents. 95.00 B. Max Mehl. 11/5/38. George E, Chatillon Half Cents. HWPR. 25.00 B, Max Mehl. 6/3/41. Wi lli am F . Dunham . PRL. 95.00 B. Max Mehl. 6/11/46. William C. Atwater. PRL. 65.00 Lester Merkin. 8/14/64. Famous Lo uis H elfenstein Large Cents. PRL 40.00 Lester Merkin. 10/19/66. Arthur C. Fritz Large Cents. Scarce. 15.00 Lester Merkin. 3/28-29/69, Blaise J. Dantone Half Cents. 7.50 New Netherlands 34th. 10/5/51. Virgil Brand 1794 Large Cents. 17.50 New Netherlands 39th. 11/22/52. John Pawling Half Cents 4 Large Cents. PRL. 15.00 New Netherlands 50th. 12/6-7/57, Gaskill , ~Boyd , Dr- Sheldon Large Cents. PRL. 25.00 New Netherlands 54th. 4/22-23/60. "North Carolina" Large Cents

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    The Brasher Bulletin

    1/9/2010

    Highlight: Max Mehl in 1896 at the age of twelve taken soon after his familymoved to Ft. Worth, Texas. Mehl was already dealing at this age, having begun collecting at ten.This image (only the head) was used in some of MehTs advertising. Ex Mehl estate, Kosoff, Stocker. Photo courtesy of Robin Sisler I am looking through the Twentieth Edition of the "Star Coin Book: An Encyclopedia of Rare American and Foreign Coins/' searching the 'profusely illustrated' copy to find images that match an inventory of printing dies. This inventory was fished out of a box, medium and rectangular, that had been carefully placed on a shelf in Don Kagin's office and forgotten for six or more months. Upon a not-so-routine hunt for an unassociated book, Don and I stumbled upon the box and investigated its contents with

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 25, No. 4(145)

    15/7/1991

    Highlight: Max MehlS-63 Wayte Raymond 8/23 S-42 VF-35 Robert D. Book 5/30 1801 S-2 15 AU-55 H R. Newcomb 2/7/45 S-43 MS-60 Winsor: 833 — Ellsworth — C.E. Clapp 1801 S-2 19 EF-40 C.H. Deetz 9/26 12/24 1801 S-2 20 EF-45 C.E. Clapp 7/24 S-53 AU-50 C.E. Clapp 12/24 1802 S-227 AU-50 Jones 6/22 S-56 VF-35 Stack’s 10/15/38 1802 S-228 EF-40 C.H. Deetz 9/26 S-59 MS-60 Ellsworth — C.E. Clapp 12/24 1802 S-230 EF-45 B. Max Mehl60 -1- Beckwith: 26— C.E. Clapp 7/24 S-63 AU-50 Ellsworth — C.E. Clapp 12/24 1802 S-231 VF-35 Jones 6/22 S-65 AU-55 Ellsworth — C.E. Clapp 12/24 1802 S-232 AU-55 C.H. Deetz 9/26 S-68 EF-40 B. Max Mehl 2/31 1802 S-232 MS-65 Ellsworth 3/23 S-69

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    The Harold L. Bareford Collection of United States & English Coins

    Highlight: Max Mehl, lot 973, March 23, 1948. Lot No. 57 57 1839 Perfect date. Brilliant Uncirculated and very choice. Sharp and frosty. Ex George W. Curtis Collection, B. Max MehlCollection, Numismatic Gallery, lot 168, May 20, 1948. VERY RARE 1840 PROOF HALF DIME Lot No. 59 59 1840 No drapery. Brilliant Proof. A gem example with light olive toning. Very rare as a Proof and rare as a type. Needle-sharp and just breathtak- ingly beautiful. (SEE COLOR PLATE) Ex Allenburger Collecton, B. Max Mehl, lot 987, March 23, 1948. 60 1840 No drapery. Brilliant Uncirculated. Deep russet-golden toning. Ex Curtis Collection, B. Max Mehl, part o

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    The L.R. French, Jr. Family Collection of United States Silver Dollars

    Highlight: Max Mehl’s William F. Dunham Sale, June 3, 1941, lot 1050; reportedly in a Philadelphia estate since that time. 2) The NewcomerICarter Specimen. Waldo Newcomer; Col. Green; B.G. Johnson ca. 1943; Jack Roe (B. Max Mehl, June 12, 1945, lot 627); most recently in our Amon Carter, Jr. Sale, lot 440. 3) The Atwater! Eliasberg Specimen. B. Max Mehl’s W.C. Atwater Sale, June 11, 1946, lot 377; Elias- berg estate, confirmed by the Eliasberg inventory. 4) The MenjoulWolfson Specimen. The present specimen. In Kosoffs June 15, 1950 sale of the Adolphe Menjou Collection, lot 2040; our Parish Baldenhofer Collection Sale, November 11, 1955, lot 1039; our Fairbanks Collection Sale, December 10, 1960, lot 698; our Samuel Wolfson Collection Sale, May 3, 1963, lot 1541; Kreisberg’s Carlson! Shipkey Sale,

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    The Keusch, Snow, & Del Zorro Collections

    Highlight: Max Mehlon Holmes Collection, October 1960, Lot 1503 for $50. #001616 1820 N-15. Rarity-2. Small Date. MS-64 BN (NGC). Lustrous medium to deep chocolate brown, with pleasing accents of lighter red brown in the protected field areas. Faint blue-green overtones are also de- tected and add to the eye nice eye appeal. Some peripheral weakness is noted, but the central details are reasonably sharp. B. Max Mehl was very impressed by this piece, giving it a glowing description in the Allenburger sale; ''Magnificent uncirculated specimen with mint red nicely blended with very light olive. Truly a Gem and as such quite rare. Not in the Atwater nor Geiss Collection. Valued at $25 by former owner." The piece realized $26 in this 1948 sale. From the Warren Snow Collection. Earlie

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    The Keusch, Snow, & Del Zorro Collections

    Highlight: Max Mehl's sale of the William Cutler Atwater Collection, June 1946, Lot 112 for $7.35. #001894 Full Red Gem 1852 Cent Ex Atwater 3103 1852 N-8. Rarity-2. MS-65 RD (PCGS). An outstanding full red Gem cent. Blazing sunset orange copper accented by full cartwheel lustre on both sides. Sharply and evenly struck, but with the usual weakness in the star centers. Grellman's die state C, with fine cracks visible from the rim to the coronet tip, and from the lowest hair curl to the rim just left of star 13. A few trivial marks largely require magnification for detection. Mehl described this in 1946 as ''As perfect as the day it dropped from the die," and not much has changed. A superb example and a desirable pedigree. PCGS Population: 16; 1 finer within the designation (MS-66 RD). From the Warren

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    The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA Auction, United States Coinage

    Highlight: Max Mehl's sale of the Dr. Christian A. Allenburger Col- lection, March 1948, lot 1363, for $4.50. Original B. Max Meh I paper sale envelope included. 5571 1874 Arrows. MS-65 (PCGS). CAC. Frosty and richly lus- trous silver surfaces withsubtle champagne highlights. Boldly struck for the date, our consignor has a fine eye for beautiful type coins, and paid attention to the tiny details as well as the overall big picture. A beautiful example of the design type, one that holds up admirably to close-in examination. PCGS# 4668. 5572 1875-CC Mintmark Above Bow— Struck 5% Off Cen- ter — VF-20 (PCGS). Mediumgolden-gray surfaces exhibit no marks of consequence despite a prolonged stay in cir- culation. Off-center to 1 1 o'clock, the rim theretight to the tops of STATES and Liberty's head. Off-cente

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    The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Masterpieces of United States Coinage, Part IV

    Highlight: Max Mehl penned of this coin for his 1947 sale of the Will W. Neil Collection included two mutually exclusive provenance chains for this coin. The first explains that the previous owner, Maurice A. Ryan, “secured it from the Colonel Green Collection, who obtained it through me from the celebrated Waldo Newcomer Collection of Baltimore.”This provenance is well proven, via MehTs illustrated advertisement of coins from the Newcomer Collection in the March 1932 issue of The Numismatist. At the end of the same 1947 description, Mehl details a “memo enclosed with this coin when I received it from Mr. Neil [stating] that this coin is from the Colonel Green Collection ... and that he paid the late LFenry Chapman $2,000.00 for it in 1928.” Col. Green could not have acquired this one from LFenry

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    The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection

    Highlight: Max Mehloth sides, no doubt the result of slightly rusted dies. ($90-150) From the John FI. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Elias- bert^, Sr., 1942. 3262 1827/6 JM 8 escudos. Mexico City mint. Fr-64. EF-40 (NGC). 26.87 grams, 36.40 mm. Types as above. Frosty medium gold with some orange highlights, a few scattered marks on the obverse around the arm and book of laws. ($300-450) From B. Max Mehl’s sale of the Thomas W. Voetter Collection, Janu- ary 1943, Lot 49. 3263 127 JM Xjl escudo. Mexico City mint. Fr-107. MS-62 4GC). 1.68 grams, 14.60 mm. Types as above.

    Auction catalogue of American Numismatic Rarities, LLC.

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    The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection

    Highlight: Max MehlF-45 (NGC). 26.95 grams, 35.00 mm. Types as above. Lustrous medium gold, some scattered hairlines on both sides. ($300-500) Purchased from R.L. Steinberg, March 1973. 3279 1840 PJ 4 escudos. Guanajuato mint. Fr-83. AU-50 (NGC). 13.40 grams, 30.20 mm. Types as above. Warm medium gold with some lustre, scattered hairlines, short horizontal scratches right ol liberty pole. ($300-450) From B. Max Mehl’s sale of the Thomas W. Voetter Collection, Janu- ary 1943, Lot 94. 3280 1840 ML 1/2 escudo. Mexico City mint. Comtcmporary imitation. Fr-107. Mint State. 1.33 grams, 14.30 mm. Types as above. Deep orange gold with a wealth of lustre, some faint hori-

    Auction catalogue of American Numismatic Rarities, LLC.

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    BENJAMIN MAXIMILLIAN MEHL (1884-1957)

    03/06/2016

    Highlight: Max Mehl. -Editor

    Mehl age 20 Benjamin Maximillian Mehl (1884-1957), was born on November 5, 1884 in the Jewish Quarter or ghetto of Lodz called Alstadt, Poland-Russia (modern Poland), son of Solomon Isaac Mehl (1849-1929) and Rachel Mehl (1846-1926). All of the Mehl family were native born Polish-Russians. As Polish Jews they were fluent in Russian, Hebrew and Yiddish, as well as all of their children. The surname Mehl is German,

    John Lupia submitted the following information from his Encyclopedic Dictio

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    QUIZ ANSWERS: WHO ARE THESE 1930S NUMISMATISTS?

    03/18/2012

    Highlight: Max Mehlt identify all the numismatists with Harvey Stack. One problem - I believe these pictures are from different eras so they do not show how these numismatists looked in the thirties. If I am correct, the photos may have been taken as much as fifty years apart.

    These are the ones I can identify:

    1. Abe Kosoff;
    2. Unknown;
    3. John J. Ford;
    4. Henry Chapman;
    5. B. Max Mehl;
    6. Norman Shultz;
    7. Wayte Raymond and
    8. Thomas Elder.

    I operated on the assumption that everyone pictured was also mentioned in the article. Somewhat by elimination, I

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    California State Numismatic Association, vol. 3, no. 1

    1/1/1949

    Highlight: Max Mehl (1944) W. A. Philpott & Henry Zander, Max Mehl (1945) George H. Hall Collection, Stack's (1945) E. M. Wharton Collection, Stack’s (1945) William Cutler Atwater, Max Mehl (1946) Auction Sale Tatham Stamp & Coin (1946) Charles H. Deetz Part 1 & 2, Stack’s (1946) H. R. Lee Collection, Stack’s (1947) The Will W. Neil Collection, Max Mehl (1947) 5. MISCELLANEOUS Moneys of the World, Chase National Bank Collection The National Geographic Magazine (1927) Article “The Geography of Money” i Attend the San Jose Convention, April 15, 16 & 17 533 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 542 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 New Members (Admitted since last bulletin was printed) DOWNEY, Frank A 1718)4 West 45th St., Los Angeles 37 SAUNDERS, Benjamin 8561 Rugby Drive, Los

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    California State Numismatic Association, vol. 4, no. 1

    1/1/1950

    Highlight: Max Mehl, 1944. W. A. Philpott & Henry Zander, Max Mehl, 1945. George H. Hall Collection, Stack’s, 1945. E. M. Wharton Collection, Stack’s, 1945. William Cutler Atwater, Max Mehl, 1946. Auction Sale Tatham Stamp & Coin, 1946. Charles H. Deetz Part 1 & 2, Stack’s, 1946. H. R. Lee Collection, Stack’s, 1947. The Will W. Neil Collection, Max Mehl, 1947. MISCELLANEOUS Moneys of the World, Chase National Bank Collection The National Geographic Magazine, 1927. Article "The Geography of Money" NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS Periodicals THE NUMISMATIST 1934 all copies complete July through December. 1935 only January, March, June. Page Fifteen

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    Calcoin News, vol. 5, no. 1

    1/1/1951

    Highlight: Max Mehl, 1944. W. A. Philpotc & Henry Zander, Max Mehl, 1945. George H. Hall Collection, Stack’s, 1945. E. M. Wharton Collection, Stack’s, 1945. William Cutler Atwater, Max Mehl, 1946. Auction Sale Tatham Stamp & Coin, 1946. Charles H. Deetz Parts 1 & 2, Stack’s, 1946. H. R. Lee Collection, Stack’s, 1947. The Will W. Neil Collection, Max Mehl, 1947. N-5 — Numismatic Gallery, ANA auction, 1949. M-ll— Mehl, Max B. Golden Jubilee Sale of Jerome Kern, 1950. N-6— Numismatic Gallery, Adolphe Menjou Sale, 1950. Miscellaneous Moneys of the World, Chase National Bank Collection. The National Geographic Magazine, 1927. Article, “The Geography of Money’’. NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS Periodicals THE NUMISMATIST 1934, all copies complete July through December; 1935, only January, March June; 1936, none;

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    Calcoin News, vol. 6, no. 4

    1/7/1952

    Highlight: Max Mehl, 1944. W. A. Philpott & Henry Zander, Max Mehl, 1945. George H. Hall Collection, Stacks, 1945. E. M. Wharton Collection, Stacks, 1945. William Cutler Atwater, Max Mehl, 1946. Auction Sale Tatham Stamp & Coin, 1946. Charles H. Deetz, Part I & 2, Stack’s, 1946. H. R. Lee Collection, Stack’s, 1947. The Will W. Neil Collection, Max Mehl, 1947. MISCELLANEOUS Moneys of the World, Chase National Bank Collection. The National Geographic Magazine, 1927. Article “The Geography of Money’’ NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS Periodicals THE NUMISMATIST 1934. All copies complete, July through December. 1935. January, March, June only. 1936. None. 1937. July, August, September, October, December only. 1938. Complete set. 1939. January, March, April, May only. 1940. None. 1941. None. 1942. All copies except

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