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Summer 2019 Literature Auction, Lot: 240. Estimate $150.
Sold for $320. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Henry Grunthal / Edward Gans [Numismatic Fine Arts]. Bound volume of mail bid sales. (New York, 1947-55). Includes: No. 3 (25 March 1947), No. 4 (18 November 1947), No. 8 (5 December 1949), No. 9 (5 June 1950), No. 10 (10 April 1951), No. 13 (24 March 1953), No. 15 (4 May 1955) and List No. 15 (Spring 1955).

Lot also includes: Numismatic Fine Arts (Edward Gans). Lists. (New York, 1950-1963). Lists 1, 2, 4, 5 & 8-30.

All in the original printed wrappers. The mail bid sales all bound into a single volume in full red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. The later lists housed in a specially made clamshell box, black morocco label to spine, lettered in gilt. From the library of Joel Malter with his ex-libris on the front pastedown. Fine condition, a little worn at extremities, the spine of the clamshell box marked and damaged with some loss, especially to the label, the contents a little dusty and thumbed but otherwise clean. A good group of these important, early lists including ancient Greek and Roman coins, European and American gold and silver coins and World coins from the collections of Professor Ernst Herzfeld, J. Pierpoint Morgan and many others. Very seldom offered. Website shipping rates do not apply.

From the Numismatic Library of a Major North American Dealer. Ex Malter Galleries Inc., Auction #88 (4 June 2006), lot 1578.