Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part XI is the final sale in a series that began in 2013. It is scheduled November 7-10 in the Dallas headquarters of Heritage Galleries at 2PM CT and online at coins.HA.com. This exciting Newman Collection auction features sections of coins, antique scales, counterfeit detectors, and coin-related mechanical devices, as well as items from Eric P. Newman’s magnificent library.
Rarities in the Newman Collection coin section include the Newman 1-B 1776 Continental Dollar graded NGC AU55, the silver 1792 Washington Getz Pattern half dollar graded NGC XF45, and the 1792 Washington President pattern in silver graded XF Details by NGC, one of only five known, with two of those held by institutions. The near-Gem bronze Libertas Americana presented here is an original strike NGC MS64 Brown. Additionally, there are multiple Wyatt copies of Massachusetts silver and 19th century Colonial copies by Bolen and Robinson.
The next Newman Collection section encompasses a wide variety of numismatically related objects. Scales and balances from the 17th through the 20th centuries include examples from Colonial America and the Gold Rush.
American and English counterfeit detectors feature the work of Allender and Fairbanks. Among the coin-related mechanical devices are sovereign changers, coin counters, pub tills, and cash registers.
The offerings from Eric P. Newman Collection library include his correspondence files as well as the archives of Roger S. Cohen, Jr. and R. Tettenhorst (Bernard Edison). Rarities include 19th- and early 20th-century plated auction catalogs. Within the important early references are three copies of Eckfeldt and DuBois with actual samples of California gold, both editions of Edward Maris’s guide to 1794 large cents, and two copies of Edward Maris’s New Jersey tome.
Two uncommon pieces in this auction are located in St. Louis. First is Eric P. Newman’s Wooton desk, his workspace for over 40 years and an object of beauty in its own right. Second is B.G. Johnson’s historic cabinet, which held the inventory of the St. Louis Stamp and Coin Company and later housed coins from Eric’s collection. Numismatists can surely imagine working at Eric’s desk and placing pieces from their collections within the drawers that held coins owned by “Colonel” E.H.R. Green, B.G. Johnson, and Eric P. Newman.
As in the previous auctions, items sold are from the extensive collection of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (a Missouri not-for-profit corporation), which have been assembled over a period of 90 years. Proceeds of the sale of all items will be used exclusively for supplementing the Society’s scholarly numismatic research efforts and for the benefit of other not-for-profit institutions selected by Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society for public purposes.
This auction is open for bidding now at coins.HA.com!