Complete G.C. Adams Periodical

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Complete G.C. Adams Periodical
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Adams, Geoffrey Charlton. THE COIN CABINET. A MAGAZINE FOR COLLECTORS. Vol. I, Nos. 1-4, complete. New York, November 1905-May 06. 8vo, original printed card covers. 62, (2) pages. Generally fine. A complete set of this rare periodical, published for only six months, in unusually nice condition. The opening lines of the first issue suggest a man with gumption: "We don't know whether there is room for another Numismatic Journal or not and WE DON'T CARE: we are going to print one anyway..." The Coin Cabinet published and reprinted articles on a wide variety of numismatic subjects, mostly of American interest. The March 1906 issue included an article by "Perfect S. Wine" on "Auction Room Ethics," an article which deserves to be better remembered. Adams conducted an active business for a few years, until it came crashing down and he disappeared from the numismatic scene. As John Adams notes: "Three years after he surfaces--in October of 1906, to be exact--he earns the rare honor of being expelled from the American Numismatic Association."