Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins Start Price:70.00 USD Estimated At:100.00 - 100.00 USD
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This item SOLD at 2014 Sep 13 @ 13:59UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Elder, Thomas L. HANDWRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS ON THE DISPOSITION OF ELDER'S STOCK. Two undated sheets of handwritten instructions, both written on printed pictorial stationery of The Ottaray Hotel, Greenville, S.C. 24 by 15 cm. A bit worn; fold-marks, occasional water-spotting of the ink text. Ex Leonard Holland; ex John W. Adams (October 6, 2001 Kolbe sale, lot 494); ex Craig Smith. Apparently written shortly before Elder's death or during a serious illness. The instructions appear to have been intended for Elder's executor or perhaps a trusted family member or friend. On one sheet he writes on the front: "The proper way to find out the values is thru the sale catalogues of Wayte Raymond." The backs of both sheets are filled with information concerning the location and value of Elder's stock, scribbled in closely spaced lines, sans punctuation, and occasionally difficult to read due to the occasional water spotting. Excerpts follows: "Look for a trunk middle of floor important Catalogue of Mougey Sale Price list of this sale in Library upstairs... Middle floor valuable--memo about big sale--Father's collection of Odd Fellows Medals Some U.S. Cents... A collection of Thomas L. Elder's Lafayette Medals. A great many papers in the safe... Up in Study. All numismatic books Stevensons, All the British Museum Catalogues are valuable. Somewhere a $25 book on Scarabs bought from British Museum... The book on U.S. half cts 2.00 should not be sold under $1.00 a piece. The glass plates from which we make the illustrations prints [illegible] in big safe right hand safe... Two very rare George Washington Cents... Look out for an envelope 1877 cts Indian Head Cents--$15. a piece."