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Complete Set of Lester Merkin Auction Catalogues

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Complete Set of Lester Merkin Auction Catalogues
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Merkin, Lester. AUCTION SALES. New York, 1964-76. Thirty-one auction sales, complete. 8vo, original printed or pictorial card covers [slightly varying formats]. Many with original prices realized lists; a few with photocopies. Also present are fixed-price catalogues 4 and 6. Generally a fine set. Merkin’s catalogues were more terse than those of New Netherlands, but, like that noted firm, they include an enormous amount of information. Part of this is because many of the sales were catalogued by Walter Breen, with other prominent numismatists also contributing cataloguing to the Merkin series. Complete sets are tough to assemble, and include a couple mail-bid sales that are infrequently seen. Tougher yet are the PRLs, which Merkin charged for; this set includes most of them.