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    REMEMBERING OSCAR PEARL

    01/11/2015

    Highlight: REMEMBERING OSCAR PEARL http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n02a13.html Regarding Oscar Pearl, Dave Bowers writes: One day in the 1970s a gentleman came to my office, then in Los Angeles, and introduced himself as Oscar Pearl. I asked if he was the Oscar Pearl whose collection of large copper cents was offered at fixed prices by Numismatic Gallery (Abe Kosoff and Abner Kreisberg) in 1944. He verified that he was one in the same. We chatted about his earlier involvement. Oscar began his career in New York as a banker, then went to work for Burroughs, a maker of business equipment, after which he set up a successful dealership in used equipment. After selling his cents he continued to collect, but quietly. He moved to Italy where he became involved in some sort of situation in which he

    Regarding Oscar Pearl, Dave Bowers writes: One day in the 1970s a gentleman came to my office, then

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    REMEMBERING OSCAR PEARL

    01/11/2015

    Highlight: REMEMBERING OSCAR PEARL http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n02a13.html

    Regarding Oscar Pearl, Dave Bowers writes:

    One day in the 1970s a gentleman came to my office, then in Los Angeles, and introduced himself as Oscar Pearl. I asked if he was the Oscar Pearl whose collection of large copper cents was offered at fixed prices by Numismatic Gallery (Abe Kosoff and Abner Kreisberg) in 1944. He verified that he was one in the same. We chatted about his earlier involvement.

    Oscar began his career in New York as a banker, then went to work for Burroughs, a maker of business equipment, after which he set up a successful dealership in used equipment. After selling his cents he continued to collect, but quietly. He moved to Italy where he became

    Regarding Oscar Pearl, Dave Bowers writes:

    One day in the 1970s a ge

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    OSCAR PEARL AND ABE KOSOFF

    01/04/2015

    Highlight: OSCAR PEARL AND ABE KOSOFF http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n01a16.html Inspired by last week's mention of the Deluxe Leatherbound edition of THE OUTSTANDING COLLECTION OF UNITED STATES LARGE CENTS FORMED BY MR. OSCAR J. PEARL, Paul Bosco submitted these remembrances of numismatic personalities Oscar Pearl worked at Schulman Coin and Mint, mid-1975 (after Hans had left the USA, following his "heart attack") to January '77 (when the company, in Chapter 11, finally gave up the ghost), an occasional numismatic luminary would stop by. One was Oscar Pearl. He said he and Kosoff wanted to include a reprint of a catalog of 1793 cents, because it was seldom available. If I'm correct, Penny Whimsy had not yet appeared, so info on large cents was scarcer,

    Inspired by last week's mention of the Deluxe Leatherbound edition of THE OUTSTANDING COLLECTION OF

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    OSCAR PEARL AND ABE KOSOFF

    01/04/2015

    Highlight: OSCAR PEARL AND ABE KOSOFF http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n01a16.html

    Inspired by last week's mention of the Deluxe Leatherbound edition of THE OUTSTANDING COLLECTION OF UNITED STATES LARGE CENTS FORMED BY MR. OSCAR J. PEARL, Paul Bosco submitted these remembrances of numismatic personalities Oscar Pearl and Abe Kosoff. Thanks! -Editor

    Lot 278 Deluxe Kosoff Pearl sale When I worked at Schulman Coin and Mint, mid-1975 (after Hans had left the USA, following his

    Inspired by last week's mention of the Deluxe Leatherbound edition of THE

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    Part II: United States Gold, Silver & Copper Coins & Paper Money Featuring the Collections of James Walter Carter & Margaret Woolfolk Carter

    Highlight: From the Oscar Pearl Col- lection, lot 84, where Kosoff catalogued it as, "A choice uncirculated coin with glossy dark brown surface. Numerous die cracks.” The "die breaks” referred to are primarily clash marks. There are also faint old hairlines on lower reverse under the toning, visible on the Pearl plate, which may well have been mistak- en for die breaks in the past. No Uncirculated specimens are known of this variety, and the Condition Census runs as low as EF-40. The present specimen should be about in the middle of the range. A very tough variety to obtain in any grade; missing in Boyd, Gaskill, Sloss, Landau, Holmes, NN 56th, NN 59th, Helfenstein, Tad, and Garrett. Clarke had an "about EF”; Schwartz had only a 20-grade piece; Pearl’s other specimen was VF. This and the Dr. French

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    The Asylum, Winter 1998

    1/1/1998

    Highlight: Max Mehl's fixed price list of the George French collection (lot 1303) and Numismatic Galleries' fixed price list of the Oscar Pearl collection (lot 1308) failed to receive an adequate bid. I am amused when I see current books bring more than issue price when offered in auctions. My book on numismatic libraries (lot 741) is still avail- able at $10 but realized $24.20 in the sale. Robert Julian's book on Mint med- als (lot 50) is frequently offered at $35 or less yet realized $55 in the sale. Ken and Phil were both strong bidders while representing their clients. I believe that the four local collectors were successful on fewer than a dozen lots among them. I managed to exceed my pre-sale budget by more than 20%. While Punchard collected sale catalogs important for large cents, many of the

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 39, No. 5

    1/9/2005

    Highlight: Ewing New $75 1794 LARGE CENTS by Tom Morley Hardcover New $95 Oscar Pearl Catalog, 1944 (Kossoff) Hardcover VF $65 New Premium Coin Book, Thomas Elder 1934 Softcover VF-i- $25 The US Cents of the Year 1794, Chapman 1926 Hardcover VF $195 Early American Cents, Sheldon 1949 Hardcover VF $75 United States Cents 1804-1814, Clapp Paperback New $15 1794 S-49 AG3 Lite Obv crack, weak date, no damage $210 1801 S-219 The worst 219 ever seen, all 3 errors clear and not much else; has rim dings at no extra charge Poor 1 $18 COIN RARITIES 1*800 •COINS *99 TEL: 203.271.2643 FACSIMILE; 203.271.2476 /ff/rt www.carlycoins.com PMB 994 NORTH COLONY ROAD WALLINGFORD, CT. 06492 218

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 45, No. 2

    1/3/2011

    Highlight: Oscar Pearl, James Clarke, John Payne, Dr. Wm. Sheldon, R.E. Naftzger, Jr., Eric Streiner, Gilbert Steinberg, Walter Husak, and A1 Boka. But what I find most fascinating about this large cent is its description in catalogues, particularly the way these minimize the damage, beginning with the King auction in 1892; 104

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 45, No. 2

    1/3/2011

    Highlight: field before the face where it has been rubbed.” • Oscar Pearl (Kosoff catalogue) 1944 “. . . This is the famous Beckwith specimen. An uncirculated gem struck from the perfect dies. Probably the finest specimen of this rarity in existence.” (There was no mention whatsoever of any damage.) • Gilbert Steinberg (Superior catalogue) 1996 “Extremely Eine 40. Sharpness of Almost Uncirculated 55 but the name Wm. W. Baldwin has been removed from the right obverse field by a rather crude scratching method although the scratching is not readily noticeable until viewed under magnification. This was done sometime prior to the Earle sale in 1912. Through ATES are some fine scratches, otherwise quite free from abrasions. Attractive medium light chocolate brown with some dark brown in the right obverse

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    Numismatic Literature Review and Fixed Price List, vol. 1, no. 2

    1/3/1995

    Highlight: Oscar | Pearl sale of one of the most important fixed price offerings | of Large Cents. Included are reprints of Crosby's Cents of 1 793 j and S.H. Chapman's Cents of 1794 both with plates. Three \ most important references bound in one for you immediate use. Scarcer then the hardbound edition. $30.00 Lot 122 Paul Z. Bcdoukian. Coinage of Cilician Armenia. 1962. NNM # 147. 494pp. 48 plates. Very fine. This basic reference started a new demand for Armenian coins with its introduction in 1962 and its contents show you why. A Biblography, survey of publications on Roupenian coins, historical introduction, trade/commerce of Cilician Armenia, Armenian terms for coins, coinage/design/style/inscriptions of Roupenian coins, gold/coins issued by the Kings, the Corpus of coins from the Princes.

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 11, No. 2(59)

    15/3/1977

    Highlight: MEMBERS $29.50 BEING ADDED TO THIS BOOK AT NO ADDITIONAL PRICE INCREASE: THE OSCAR PEARL COLLECTION OF U.S. CENTS- A. KOSOFF .UNITED STATES CENTS OF 1801,2,3- H. NEWCOMB . UNITED STATES CENTS OF 1794- S. CHAPMAN APPROXIMATELY 600 OF THE 1000 NUMBERED COPIES BEING PRINTED HAVE BEEN SOLD AS OF THIS WRITING. NO FURTHER REPRINT IS PLANNED. IT'S SUGGESTED YOU ORDER ONE OR MORE NOW AT THE SPECIAL POSTPAID PRICE TO E.A.C. MEMBERS NOTED ABOVE. IF YOU ORDER THE ABOVE BOOK WE ALSO OFFER AT SPECIAL DISCOUNT THE FOLLOWING BOOK, DUE IN ABOUT 6 WEEKS, INVESTOR/COLLECTOR GUIDEBOOK lot lKI.GR/ .INVESTOR GUIDEBOOK AND INVENTORY Sanford J - >! ' Dur.t jaftbrriey admifte'd to practice U S lax Court) chapters on Cauda! Ga'iis Taxes. Auction Procedures. Estate Tates Gift Tates, ■ DVV .1 ; Inuumv^ You r.

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 12, No. 6(69)

    15/11/1978

    Highlight: Indiana 46220.) DAVID GLADFELTER offers the following: "EACers might be interested in knowing that Frank and Laurese Katen have a small hoard of Oscar Pearl catalogues for sale at $9.95 each, in unused condition. The Katens' address is P.O. Box 4047, Colesville Station, Silver Spring, Maryland 20904 . I'm not sure if they are EAC members (Editor's note; they aren't), but they belong to IAPN and many other groups, and they are thoroughly reputable. I'm really sorry to hear that Rod Burress will not be able to continue with his P-W copying service. I've never thought that P-W or any other worthwhile numismatic publication ought to be a collector's item. It should be freely and cheaply available to all who have the time and interest to read and profit by it. Possibly some day this view will

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 19, No. 1(106)

    15/1/1985

    Highlight: Numismatic Gallery: Oscar Pearl collection; 1944 fixed price list; 479 large cent lots; bound with the Crosby and Chapman references on 1793 and 1794 cents; plates. 20. NY-NJ Auction Sales: 3/13/59 sale. 1 79 large cent lots . 15 . ************* JOHN C. HOYLER 4005 Small Boat Court Louisville, KY 40229 WANTED: Large cents, lots, partial collection, duplicates, multiples. I am trying to teach myself attributing. I also need a used copy of Newcomb and Jules Reiver’s book on the Mature Heads. Write, telephone (502) 968-7203 after 6 P . M. EST , or ship with prices or- for my offer. ************* PAT CUNNINGHAM 2500-A Skyland Drive Atlanta, GA 30319 FOR SALE: 1794 S -22 large cent VG8/AG3 R1 $120. This coin has a nice planchet and a good color. There is one tiny old nick on the jaw and in the

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 21, No. 5(122)

    15/9/1987

    Highlight: gpSjSft §&hg£il| -y":7- n®®^^ One of the real bargins in numismatics - the catalogue of the collection of large cents formed by Oscar Pearl and sold at fixed price by Kosoff in 1944. In an interesting approach to cataloguing, Kosoff followed the descriptions of the coins being sold with reprints, including plates, of Crosby on 1793s and Chapman on 1794s. The Pearl collection offered encompasses 24 pages with 16 full page plates, Crosby 18pp with 3 plates, and Chapman 22pp with 4 plates. Copies are as new, although some may have slightly soiled covers from 43 years of storage. $16.00 postpaid Charles Davis, EAC 142 Box 1412 Morristown, NJ 07960 - 330 -

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 22, No. 1(124)

    15/1/1988

    Highlight: Oscar Pearl, James Sloss, T. James Clarke, Edward Schwartz, C.A. Allenburger, W.C. Blaisdell, Milton A. Holmes, Harold Bareford, Floyd Starr, R.J. Kissner, Dr. Sheldon, Dorothy Paschal, R.E. Naftzger, Louis Helfenstein, and a host of others. As a final delight: 2 Red Book plate coins; one each from Clapp and Gilbert-Elder; 2 Newcomb plates in the Sheldon series; 6 Chapman plate coins; 7 Sheldon plate coins; and 17 Newcomb plate coins in the late dates! An unprecedented opportunity. EVERY COIN WILL BE ILLUSTRATED IN BLACK and WHITE, plus THERE WILL BE 120 ILLUSTRATED IN COLOR. PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE and PRICES REALIZED AFTER SALE $15.00. Order your copy today — Catalogues will be mailed about February 10, 1988 REMEMBER THE DATES . . . MARCH 16, 17, 1988 ANOTHER HISTORY MAKING PUBLI

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 22, No. 3(126)

    15/5/1988

    Highlight: French's and Oscar Pearl's. Some of these pieces, going as far back as the mid-1940s, remain cherished parts of his collection. As the years went on, he also came to cherish his acquaintances and friendships with other collectors, recalling especially his first meeting with Willard Blaisdell, at an EAC gathering in 1975. He indicated that his only regrets, looking back, were that he had never met men such as Homer Downing, Harold Bareford, or Floyd Starr; and that he hadn't known collectors such as Blaisdell or Herman Halpern sooner. Bill Jones followed with a succinct presentation on attributing the twelve dif- ferent half cent varieties of 1804. His remarks were ably supplemented not only by slides of coins from his collection, but by his exhibit of Draped Bust half cents, as I reviewed

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 30, No. 4(175)

    15/7/1996

    Highlight: FPL of the Oscar Pearl Collection of US Large Cents 24p; pits (16p) bound with reprint of Crosby’s US Cents of 1793 25 Sheldon: Penny Whimsy ; 1990 Durst reprint; 340p; 51 org pits; 9 addtl since 1965; hb; new 30 Stacks; 3/88 Herman Halpem US Large Cents VF pr 25 $3 postage per order ************* TOM NEWMAN, EAC #4001 POB 172 Hawthorne, NJ 07507 - 0172 (201)238-1049 FREE LIST OF VARIETIES FOR YOUR COLLECTION: Large Cents for those who like the varieties but don’t want to part with all their money. Sheldon and Newcomb varieties priced to MOVEII RTs to R6's, $3.50 to $775. Same day turnaround on most orders. Become another satisfied customer. My grading is MY gamble since I’ve got a 30 DAY POSTAGE INCLUDED RETURN POLICY. Want list and approval services available; just give a call. Evenings

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 31, No. 3(180)

    15/5/1997

    Highlight: pr Colonial & State Coinage 70 US Large Cents 1793 - 1857 (FPL of Oscar Pearl) bound w Crosby US Cents of 1793 25 MBS #1 4/14/92 $10; John Griffee Sale $15; Schoentag Sale $10; no pris 1 1/14/73 2"“ Auction Sale; Superb early Large Cents [Nafzger]; fine; pri 30 Penny Whimsy ; 1990 Durst reprint; 340p; 51 org pits; 9 addtl since 1965; hb; new 30 5/2/68 William Van Roden Large Cents; VF; nice copy; xpri 15 2/4/76 Tad Collection Of US Large Cents; nice copy; xprI 12 12/8/83 John Roper Collection [great reference of US Colonials] copy of prI 25 3/16/88 Herman Halpern US Large Cents; xpri; nice copy 25 9/30/86 Robinson S. Brown, Jr. Collection of Large Cents; New; pri 27 ************* RICHARD L. CODAY, EAC #31 71 PO Box 1 701 Bakersfield, CA 93302 (805) 323 - 4507 LARGE CENTS WANTED 1797 S-120a

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 31, No. 4(181)

    15/7/1997

    Highlight: US Large Cents 1793 - 1857 (FPL of Oscar Pearl) bound w Crosby US Cents of 1793 250 Newman, Eric Early Paper Money of America; 1 990 3rd ed 482p like new 275 New Neth. / Seaby 1 1/14/73 2nd Auction Sale; Superb early Large Cents [Nafeger]; fine; prl 48 Sheldon Penny Whimsv : 1990 Durst reprint; 340p; 51org pits; 9 addtl since 1965; hb; new 75 Stacks 3/16/88 Herman Halpem US Large Cents; xpri; nice copy 23 Superior 9/30/86 Robinson S. Brown, Jr Collection of Large Cents; New; prl 65 $3 postage per order; x = copy; prl = price realized; hb = hardbound ************* DENIS W. LORING, EAC #11 Box 363 New York, NY 10101 1794 S-33 1796 S-117 1 803 S-258 Fair-2, just wear $ 3,500 VG-10, cc 1,850 MS-63, ex-REN-EAC ‘89:147 6,500 ************* RICHARD L. CODAY, EAC #31 71 PO Box 1 701 Bakersfield, CA

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 31, No. 5(182)

    15/9/1997

    Highlight: US Large Cents 1793 - 1857 (FPL of Oscar Pearl) bound w Crosby US Cents of 1793 Newman, Eric Early Paper Money Of America; 1990 3rd ed 482p like new New Neth./Seaby 1 1/14/73 2nd Auction Sale; Superb early large Cents [Nafeger]; fine; pri Sheldon Penny Whimsv : 1990 Durst reprint; 340p; 51 org pits; 9 addtl since 1965; hb; new Superior 9/30/86 Robinson S. Brown, Jr. Collection of Large Cents; New; prt Superior 1/27/96 Robinson S. Brown, Jr. Collection of Large Cents; New; pri $3 postage per order; x = copy; pri = price realized; hb = hardbound itiritir’kieititititit'k-k HENRY T. HETTGER, EAC #2349 PO Box 2018 Arlington, VA 22202 (703) 979- 1942 1796 LIHERTY S-103 F-12 Glossy dark brown $1,500 1801 S-221 Corrected Fraction NGC-AU-50 Lovely piece glittering dark brown, ex- Thomas

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 31, No. 6(183)

    15/11/1997

    Highlight: The Numismatic Gallery fixed price list of the Oscar Pearl collection (Lot 1308) was estimated at $30 and did not sell. Thus two of the three finest fixed price sales of large cents failed to find new homes. I understand they were sold privately after the auction. I know many collectors of U.S. large cents have extensive reference libraries. I believe that historically the collection of literature has gone along with the collection of the coins. I like to think that newer collectors are building libraries while they build their collections. I offered through the “Region 8” Internet directory to review lots from the sale and report on content, condition or relevance. I was disappointed when I did not get a single request. Several items that I consider essential for the library of any seriou

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 11, No. 3(60)

    15/5/1977

    Highlight: and Kosoff's catalogue of the Oscar Pearl collection. Only 1 ,000 copies of the book were printed, and more than 600 have already been sold. Your Editor was most interested in the reproduction of Frank D. Andrews' "U.S. COPPER CENTS 1816-1857", for it contains the attribution tables by mintage years which were later adopted and enlarged upon by Howard Newcomb. Half cent collectors will rejoice, too, in seeing reprints of articles on their specialty, as originally written by Crosby, Gilbert, and Frossard . The book is printed on good quality paper, and the plates are quite accept- able. There are no preface, appendices, or qualifying remarks - the book is strictly an anthology of old texts, presented for your interest and for your comparison with modern-day publications. ^ ************* -

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    RECOMMENDED U.S. COPPER TITLES

    RECOMMENDED U.S. COPPER TITLES

    03/01/1999

    Highlight: and ends with an essay on the Oscar Pearl collection by Abe Kosoff. The collector can appreciate the work of Sheldon-Breen-Paschal more by reading the works of their predecessors. "

    The E-Sylum: Volume 2, Number 9, March 1, 1999, Article 5 RECOMMENDED U.S. COPPER TITLES Carl Honore

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    MORE JOHN J. FORD MATERIAL

    MORE JOHN J. FORD MATERIAL

    10/05/2003

    Highlight: ates Eighteen plated Elder sales, generally in superb condition, including many great rarities A unique illustrated work on Bryan Money by Howland Wood A number of important plated Woodward catalogues, including Vicksburg sales A superb set of Scott?s Coin Collector?s Journal in the publisher?s cloth Very fine 1869 and 1870 editions of Maris on 1794 cents Homer Downing?s deluxe leatherbound Oscar Pearl catalogue An exceptionally fine plated 1919 S. H. Chapman Sleicher sale Likely the finest copy extant of the 1904 Chapman brothers? Ralph Barker sale with plates."

    The E-Sylum: Volume 6, Number 40, October 5, 2003, Article 1MORE JOHN J. FORD MATERIAL George Kolbe

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    WAYNE'S WORDS: THE E-SYLUM JANUARY 11, 2015

    01/11/2015

    Highlight: Oscar Pearl, aluminum postage currency patterns, the Monnaie de Paris, Morgan dollar model Anna Williams, World War II Japanese counterfeiting of Chinese banknotes, ancient coin manufacturing methods, and Guatemalan coins. To learn more about The Banknote Book, a porcupine's quill, tiny medieval Russian coins, minimissimi, McKenzie's three punters medallion, monkey money, a funeral director's custom penny boards, crematorium identification tags, and the worst counterfeit banknote ever, read on. Have a great week, everyone! Wayne Homren Editor, The E-Sylum

    New subscribers this week include: Nancy Wooten, courtesy of Bob Fritsch; J. Fred Maples, David Cla

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    The Asylum, Winter 1998

    1/1/1998

    Highlight: Max Mehl's fixed price list of the George French collection (lot 1303) and Numismatic Galleries' fixed price list of the Oscar Pearl collection (lot 1308) failed to receive an adequate bid. I am amused when I see current books bring more than issue price when offered in auctions. My book on numismatic libraries (lot 741) is still avail- able at $10 but realized $24.20 in the sale. Robert Julian's book on Mint med- als (lot 50) is frequently offered at $35 or less yet realized $55 in the sale. Ken and Phil were both strong bidders while representing their clients. I believe that the four local collectors were successful on fewer than a dozen lots among them. I managed to exceed my pre-sale budget by more than 20%. While Punchard collected sale catalogs important for large cents, many of the

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 39, No. 3

    1/5/2005

    Highlight: My example is the Oscar Pearl twin’s but his 19a looks, condition- wise, like my 19b. Even though Chuck paid double what I paid, all Heads of ‘93 are grossly undervalued in my opinion. Maybe Noyes is right calling my 19a scudzy, but Bland thinks it is cute, and I am willing to debate the merits of the condition to infinity. What happened to the mud pie planchets affectionately known by mid-twentieth century collectors? Anyway, Chuck's coin is slightly higher in the pecking order among the five. At the FUN show, Noyes told me to bring my inventory list so he could tell me which coins were candidates for photography. Many of my R3, R4, and R5 net grade 10 to 30 large cents fifteen years ago were inconsequential, but today they just sneak into the expanded census. Noyes photographed

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 39, No. 5

    1/9/2005

    Highlight: Ewing New $75 1794 LARGE CENTS by Tom Morley Hardcover New $95 Oscar Pearl Catalog, 1944 (Kossoff) Hardcover VF $65 New Premium Coin Book, Thomas Elder 1934 Softcover VF-i- $25 The US Cents of the Year 1794, Chapman 1926 Hardcover VF $195 Early American Cents, Sheldon 1949 Hardcover VF $75 United States Cents 1804-1814, Clapp Paperback New $15 1794 S-49 AG3 Lite Obv crack, weak date, no damage $210 1801 S-219 The worst 219 ever seen, all 3 errors clear and not much else; has rim dings at no extra charge Poor 1 $18 COIN RARITIES 1*800 •COINS *99 TEL: 203.271.2643 FACSIMILE; 203.271.2476 /ff/rt www.carlycoins.com PMB 994 NORTH COLONY ROAD WALLINGFORD, CT. 06492 218

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 45, No. 2

    1/3/2011

    Highlight: Oscar Pearl, James Clarke, John Payne, Dr. Wm. Sheldon, R.E. Naftzger, Jr., Eric Streiner, Gilbert Steinberg, Walter Husak, and A1 Boka. But what I find most fascinating about this large cent is its description in catalogues, particularly the way these minimize the damage, beginning with the King auction in 1892; 104

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 45, No. 2

    1/3/2011

    Highlight: field before the face where it has been rubbed.” • Oscar Pearl (Kosoff catalogue) 1944 “. . . This is the famous Beckwith specimen. An uncirculated gem struck from the perfect dies. Probably the finest specimen of this rarity in existence.” (There was no mention whatsoever of any damage.) • Gilbert Steinberg (Superior catalogue) 1996 “Extremely Eine 40. Sharpness of Almost Uncirculated 55 but the name Wm. W. Baldwin has been removed from the right obverse field by a rather crude scratching method although the scratching is not readily noticeable until viewed under magnification. This was done sometime prior to the Earle sale in 1912. Through ATES are some fine scratches, otherwise quite free from abrasions. Attractive medium light chocolate brown with some dark brown in the right obverse

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    Numismatic Literature Review and Fixed Price List, vol. 1, no. 2

    1/3/1995

    Highlight: Oscar | Pearl sale of one of the most important fixed price offerings | of Large Cents. Included are reprints of Crosby's Cents of 1 793 j and S.H. Chapman's Cents of 1794 both with plates. Three \ most important references bound in one for you immediate use. Scarcer then the hardbound edition. $30.00 Lot 122 Paul Z. Bcdoukian. Coinage of Cilician Armenia. 1962. NNM # 147. 494pp. 48 plates. Very fine. This basic reference started a new demand for Armenian coins with its introduction in 1962 and its contents show you why. A Biblography, survey of publications on Roupenian coins, historical introduction, trade/commerce of Cilician Armenia, Armenian terms for coins, coinage/design/style/inscriptions of Roupenian coins, gold/coins issued by the Kings, the Corpus of coins from the Princes.

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 11, No. 2(59)

    15/3/1977

    Highlight: MEMBERS $29.50 BEING ADDED TO THIS BOOK AT NO ADDITIONAL PRICE INCREASE: THE OSCAR PEARL COLLECTION OF U.S. CENTS- A. KOSOFF .UNITED STATES CENTS OF 1801,2,3- H. NEWCOMB . UNITED STATES CENTS OF 1794- S. CHAPMAN APPROXIMATELY 600 OF THE 1000 NUMBERED COPIES BEING PRINTED HAVE BEEN SOLD AS OF THIS WRITING. NO FURTHER REPRINT IS PLANNED. IT'S SUGGESTED YOU ORDER ONE OR MORE NOW AT THE SPECIAL POSTPAID PRICE TO E.A.C. MEMBERS NOTED ABOVE. IF YOU ORDER THE ABOVE BOOK WE ALSO OFFER AT SPECIAL DISCOUNT THE FOLLOWING BOOK, DUE IN ABOUT 6 WEEKS, INVESTOR/COLLECTOR GUIDEBOOK lot lKI.GR/ .INVESTOR GUIDEBOOK AND INVENTORY Sanford J - >! ' Dur.t jaftbrriey admifte'd to practice U S lax Court) chapters on Cauda! Ga'iis Taxes. Auction Procedures. Estate Tates Gift Tates, ■ DVV .1 ; Inuumv^ You r.

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 11, No. 3(60)

    15/5/1977

    Highlight: and Kosoff's catalogue of the Oscar Pearl collection. Only 1 ,000 copies of the book were printed, and more than 600 have already been sold. Your Editor was most interested in the reproduction of Frank D. Andrews' "U.S. COPPER CENTS 1816-1857", for it contains the attribution tables by mintage years which were later adopted and enlarged upon by Howard Newcomb. Half cent collectors will rejoice, too, in seeing reprints of articles on their specialty, as originally written by Crosby, Gilbert, and Frossard . The book is printed on good quality paper, and the plates are quite accept- able. There are no preface, appendices, or qualifying remarks - the book is strictly an anthology of old texts, presented for your interest and for your comparison with modern-day publications. ^ ************* -

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 12, No. 6(69)

    15/11/1978

    Highlight: Indiana 46220.) DAVID GLADFELTER offers the following: "EACers might be interested in knowing that Frank and Laurese Katen have a small hoard of Oscar Pearl catalogues for sale at $9.95 each, in unused condition. The Katens' address is P.O. Box 4047, Colesville Station, Silver Spring, Maryland 20904 . I'm not sure if they are EAC members (Editor's note; they aren't), but they belong to IAPN and many other groups, and they are thoroughly reputable. I'm really sorry to hear that Rod Burress will not be able to continue with his P-W copying service. I've never thought that P-W or any other worthwhile numismatic publication ought to be a collector's item. It should be freely and cheaply available to all who have the time and interest to read and profit by it. Possibly some day this view will

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 19, No. 1(106)

    15/1/1985

    Highlight: Numismatic Gallery: Oscar Pearl collection; 1944 fixed price list; 479 large cent lots; bound with the Crosby and Chapman references on 1793 and 1794 cents; plates. 20. NY-NJ Auction Sales: 3/13/59 sale. 1 79 large cent lots . 15 . ************* JOHN C. HOYLER 4005 Small Boat Court Louisville, KY 40229 WANTED: Large cents, lots, partial collection, duplicates, multiples. I am trying to teach myself attributing. I also need a used copy of Newcomb and Jules Reiver’s book on the Mature Heads. Write, telephone (502) 968-7203 after 6 P . M. EST , or ship with prices or- for my offer. ************* PAT CUNNINGHAM 2500-A Skyland Drive Atlanta, GA 30319 FOR SALE: 1794 S -22 large cent VG8/AG3 R1 $120. This coin has a nice planchet and a good color. There is one tiny old nick on the jaw and in the

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 21, No. 4(121)

    15/7/1987

    Highlight: Oscar Pearl, Beldon Roach and many other fine collections are in this Super Large Collection. The set of Flying Eagles are all Proofs; The Indian Head Cents are all Proofs, excepting the 1864-L, 1908-S and 1909-S which are Uncirculated. The Lincoln Heads are all Proofs (I mean the years Proofs were made at the Philadelphia Mint.) The balance of this set are all in Uncircu- lated condition. The Present Prices of This Set Are Increasing Daily. I had this set of Cents on display at the Convention in Chicago the past August. They were examined by Mr. B. Max Mehl, Mr. A. Kosoff, and Mr. Bebee and I feel that they can tell you what they are. If you really want a Super Set of Cents, you can look them over by appointment at any time. ❖ ❖ * 1 * ♦> ♦> * ♦> LOTUS SULLIVAN A.N.A. 8263 Salem, Indiana

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 21, No. 5(122)

    15/9/1987

    Highlight: gpSjSft §&hg£il| -y":7- n®®^^ One of the real bargins in numismatics - the catalogue of the collection of large cents formed by Oscar Pearl and sold at fixed price by Kosoff in 1944. In an interesting approach to cataloguing, Kosoff followed the descriptions of the coins being sold with reprints, including plates, of Crosby on 1793s and Chapman on 1794s. The Pearl collection offered encompasses 24 pages with 16 full page plates, Crosby 18pp with 3 plates, and Chapman 22pp with 4 plates. Copies are as new, although some may have slightly soiled covers from 43 years of storage. $16.00 postpaid Charles Davis, EAC 142 Box 1412 Morristown, NJ 07960 - 330 -

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 22, No. 1(124)

    15/1/1988

    Highlight: Oscar Pearl, James Sloss, T. James Clarke, Edward Schwartz, C.A. Allenburger, W.C. Blaisdell, Milton A. Holmes, Harold Bareford, Floyd Starr, R.J. Kissner, Dr. Sheldon, Dorothy Paschal, R.E. Naftzger, Louis Helfenstein, and a host of others. As a final delight: 2 Red Book plate coins; one each from Clapp and Gilbert-Elder; 2 Newcomb plates in the Sheldon series; 6 Chapman plate coins; 7 Sheldon plate coins; and 17 Newcomb plate coins in the late dates! An unprecedented opportunity. EVERY COIN WILL BE ILLUSTRATED IN BLACK and WHITE, plus THERE WILL BE 120 ILLUSTRATED IN COLOR. PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE and PRICES REALIZED AFTER SALE $15.00. Order your copy today — Catalogues will be mailed about February 10, 1988 REMEMBER THE DATES . . . MARCH 16, 17, 1988 ANOTHER HISTORY MAKING PUBLI

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 22, No. 3(126)

    15/5/1988

    Highlight: French's and Oscar Pearl's. Some of these pieces, going as far back as the mid-1940s, remain cherished parts of his collection. As the years went on, he also came to cherish his acquaintances and friendships with other collectors, recalling especially his first meeting with Willard Blaisdell, at an EAC gathering in 1975. He indicated that his only regrets, looking back, were that he had never met men such as Homer Downing, Harold Bareford, or Floyd Starr; and that he hadn't known collectors such as Blaisdell or Herman Halpern sooner. Bill Jones followed with a succinct presentation on attributing the twelve dif- ferent half cent varieties of 1804. His remarks were ably supplemented not only by slides of coins from his collection, but by his exhibit of Draped Bust half cents, as I reviewed

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 27, No. 5(158)

    15/9/1993

    Highlight: Oscar Pearl, Max Mehl, Abe Koskoff, Lester Merkin, Les Heilbronner, etc., etc., etc., etc.,)? What was he / she like? What stories can you tell us about him / her? Some should relate to discoveries and research : Have you been fortunate enough to discover any new varieties or die states of early American copper (or other series of coins)? Tell us about it (them). Do you know the story of any new variety find by another collector? Will you relate that to us? Have you cherry picked any great rarities? Have you done any research into early American coppers (or other series, or the mint, or the minting and distribution processes of early coins)? What have you found? What are the biggest or most important questions about early coppers that remain to be answered? What would you like to see

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 30, No. 4(175)

    15/7/1996

    Highlight: FPL of the Oscar Pearl Collection of US Large Cents 24p; pits (16p) bound with reprint of Crosby’s US Cents of 1793 25 Sheldon: Penny Whimsy ; 1990 Durst reprint; 340p; 51 org pits; 9 addtl since 1965; hb; new 30 Stacks; 3/88 Herman Halpem US Large Cents VF pr 25 $3 postage per order ************* TOM NEWMAN, EAC #4001 POB 172 Hawthorne, NJ 07507 - 0172 (201)238-1049 FREE LIST OF VARIETIES FOR YOUR COLLECTION: Large Cents for those who like the varieties but don’t want to part with all their money. Sheldon and Newcomb varieties priced to MOVEII RTs to R6's, $3.50 to $775. Same day turnaround on most orders. Become another satisfied customer. My grading is MY gamble since I’ve got a 30 DAY POSTAGE INCLUDED RETURN POLICY. Want list and approval services available; just give a call. Evenings

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 31, No. 1(178)

    15/1/1997

    Highlight: Oscar Pearl, F.P.L. 1944, Lot 43; Charles Williams, 11-14-1950, Lot 3; New Netherlands, R.E. Naftzger, 11-14-73, Lot 352; Bill Michales. Tied or Condition Census #3. SEND NAME AND ADDRESS TO RECEIVE FREE PRICE LISTS. ************* GARRY APELIAN, EAC #2686 910 Revere Road Glenview, IL 60025 Half Cent Counterstamps Wanted. All better Brunk or Rulau varieties. Please call me to discuss any lots in the Brunk auction coming up in the spring of 1997. This is a mail bid auction only but I should be able to view lots before the sale. Also come see me at the Joliet Coin Show on March 9, 1997. ************* - 48 -

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 31, No. 3(180)

    15/5/1997

    Highlight: pr Colonial & State Coinage 70 US Large Cents 1793 - 1857 (FPL of Oscar Pearl) bound w Crosby US Cents of 1793 25 MBS #1 4/14/92 $10; John Griffee Sale $15; Schoentag Sale $10; no pris 1 1/14/73 2"“ Auction Sale; Superb early Large Cents [Nafzger]; fine; pri 30 Penny Whimsy ; 1990 Durst reprint; 340p; 51 org pits; 9 addtl since 1965; hb; new 30 5/2/68 William Van Roden Large Cents; VF; nice copy; xpri 15 2/4/76 Tad Collection Of US Large Cents; nice copy; xprI 12 12/8/83 John Roper Collection [great reference of US Colonials] copy of prI 25 3/16/88 Herman Halpern US Large Cents; xpri; nice copy 25 9/30/86 Robinson S. Brown, Jr. Collection of Large Cents; New; pri 27 ************* RICHARD L. CODAY, EAC #31 71 PO Box 1 701 Bakersfield, CA 93302 (805) 323 - 4507 LARGE CENTS WANTED 1797 S-120a

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 31, No. 4(181)

    15/7/1997

    Highlight: US Large Cents 1793 - 1857 (FPL of Oscar Pearl) bound w Crosby US Cents of 1793 250 Newman, Eric Early Paper Money of America; 1 990 3rd ed 482p like new 275 New Neth. / Seaby 1 1/14/73 2nd Auction Sale; Superb early Large Cents [Nafeger]; fine; prl 48 Sheldon Penny Whimsv : 1990 Durst reprint; 340p; 51org pits; 9 addtl since 1965; hb; new 75 Stacks 3/16/88 Herman Halpem US Large Cents; xpri; nice copy 23 Superior 9/30/86 Robinson S. Brown, Jr Collection of Large Cents; New; prl 65 $3 postage per order; x = copy; prl = price realized; hb = hardbound ************* DENIS W. LORING, EAC #11 Box 363 New York, NY 10101 1794 S-33 1796 S-117 1 803 S-258 Fair-2, just wear $ 3,500 VG-10, cc 1,850 MS-63, ex-REN-EAC ‘89:147 6,500 ************* RICHARD L. CODAY, EAC #31 71 PO Box 1 701 Bakersfield, CA

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 31, No. 5(182)

    15/9/1997

    Highlight: US Large Cents 1793 - 1857 (FPL of Oscar Pearl) bound w Crosby US Cents of 1793 Newman, Eric Early Paper Money Of America; 1990 3rd ed 482p like new New Neth./Seaby 1 1/14/73 2nd Auction Sale; Superb early large Cents [Nafeger]; fine; pri Sheldon Penny Whimsv : 1990 Durst reprint; 340p; 51 org pits; 9 addtl since 1965; hb; new Superior 9/30/86 Robinson S. Brown, Jr. Collection of Large Cents; New; prt Superior 1/27/96 Robinson S. Brown, Jr. Collection of Large Cents; New; pri $3 postage per order; x = copy; pri = price realized; hb = hardbound itiritir’kieititititit'k-k HENRY T. HETTGER, EAC #2349 PO Box 2018 Arlington, VA 22202 (703) 979- 1942 1796 LIHERTY S-103 F-12 Glossy dark brown $1,500 1801 S-221 Corrected Fraction NGC-AU-50 Lovely piece glittering dark brown, ex- Thomas

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 31, No. 6(183)

    15/11/1997

    Highlight: The Numismatic Gallery fixed price list of the Oscar Pearl collection (Lot 1308) was estimated at $30 and did not sell. Thus two of the three finest fixed price sales of large cents failed to find new homes. I understand they were sold privately after the auction. I know many collectors of U.S. large cents have extensive reference libraries. I believe that historically the collection of literature has gone along with the collection of the coins. I like to think that newer collectors are building libraries while they build their collections. I offered through the “Region 8” Internet directory to review lots from the sale and report on content, condition or relevance. I was disappointed when I did not get a single request. Several items that I consider essential for the library of any seriou

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    The Numismatist, March 1988

    1/3/1988

    Highlight: Oscar Pearl, James Sloss, T. James Clarke, Edward Schwartz, C.A. Allenburger, W.C. Blaisdell, Milton A. Holmes, Harold Bareford, Floyd Starr, R.J. Kissner, Dr. Sheldon, Dorothy Paschal, R.E. Naftzger, Louis Helfenstein, and a host of others. As a final delight: 2 Red Boi'ik plate coins; one each from Clapp and Gilbert-Elder; 2 Newcomb plates in the Sheldon series; 6 Chapman plate coins; 7 Sheldon plate coins; and 17 Newcomb plate coins in the late dates! An unprecedented opportunity. EVERY COIN WILL BE ILLUSTRATED IN BLACK and WHITE, plus THERE WILL BE 120 ILLUSTRATED IN COLOR. PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE and PRICES REALIZED AFTER SALE $15.00. Order your copy today — Catalogues will be mailed about February 10, 1988 REMEMBER THE DATES . . . MARCH 16, 17, 1988 ANOTHER HISTORY MAKING

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    174th mail auction sale of rare coins, medals, and paper money. [12/30/1948]

    Highlight: and is from the Oscar Pearl collection, sold by the Numismatic Galley in 1944. Lot 218 in that sale plate XI. There described as “uncirculated with glossy brown surface”. The stars and lower portion of date are not as sharply struck up as on some other specimens I have seen, but the fine surface and attractive lustrous golden brown color are redeeming qualities. Cost $150.00, and it is a bet- ter value at this figure today, than are many other coins costing as much. 2202. 1810 over ’09. Doughty 211. Very fine, olive brown color. $15. 2203. 1810 over ’09. Same variety as last. Very fine, dark steel brown. $12.50. 2204. 1811 cent. Perfect date. D. 216. Extremely fine, splendid impressions. Rich glossy brown. Very rare so choice. $50. 2205. 1812 small date. D. 219. Very fine; small nick on

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    Seventy-Sixth Mail Bid Sale

    Highlight: Large cents from the Oscar Pearl collection. A35 . KOSOFF, Abe-Feb . l,1963- "Lee G . Lahrman; Half Cents and Large Cents" - 1357 lots, 39pp, separate volume of plates ( 10 ), cc, 8vo . "B+". A36. " -Apr. 30, 1963-#99~ " Jacques Swevd" -1230 lots, 34pp, 4pls, cc, 12mo . Excellent Half Cents. Adams "B-". A37 .McCAWLEY, Chris & GRELLMAN, Bob-Nov . 1 6 , 2 0 02- "Eighth Annual C-4 Convent ion " -632 lots, 140pp, ills, cc (GBC bound) , 8vo A38 . " -Nov. 8 , 2003~ "Ninth Annual C-4 Convention" -678 lots,142pp, ills, cc (GBC bound), 8vo. A39. " -Apr . 17 , 2 004- "EAC Convention Sale:Stu Hodge Collection" - 669 lots, 112pp, ills, cc (GBC bound) , 8vo PRL A40 .NEW NETHERLANDS -Jun . 13, 1967-#59~ "U. S . Coins featuring Colonials, Half Cents and Select Large Cents" -1370 lots, 136 pp, ills,

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    Early American Coppers Convention, Playa Hotel, April 17-20, 1997, Las Vegas

    Highlight: 6 United States Large Cents of Oscar Pearl Numismatic Gallery. A. Kosoff. F.P.L. 1944. Hard Bound. Used. 7 Stack’s Anderson Dupont, Part I, 9-24/25-1954 Milton Holmes, 10-5/8-1960 Charles Jay, 10-27/28-1967 E. Yale Clarke, 10-25-1975 4 used soft cover catalogs 8 Rare American Coins Collected bv John Borckv Thomas Elder. 6-19/21-1935. Used. 9 A. Kosoff T. James Clarke Collection, 4-21-1956 Edward Schwartz Collection, 10-1 1/12-1961 Mayflower Steam’s Collection, 12-2/3-1966 3 used soft cover catalogs 10 1952 ANA Sale-Collection of Homer Downing Used-HardCover. I I Penny Whimsy William Sheldon. 1965 Reprint. Used. 12 United States Cents of the Year 1794 Ed. Frossard and W.W. Havs. 1893. Used. HardCover. 13 United States Cents of the Year 1794 Ed. Frossard and W.W. Hays. Thomas Elder reprint

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