Gene Reale’s Special Edition Clarke/Melish Sale

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Gene Reale’s Special Edition Clarke/Melish Sale
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Kosoff, A. THE T. JAMES CLARKE COLLECTION UNITED STATES LARGE CENTS AND THE THOMAS G. MELISH CATALOGUE. New York: April 21, 1956; Indianapolis: April 27-28, 1956. 8vo, original padded brown leatherette, gilt, in slipcase as issued. (6), 107, (1) pages; 2639 lots; 13 plates; printed prices realized. GENE REALE impressed in gilt on the front cover. Some annotations recording names and conditions for some lots of large cents and half cents. Front joint cracking; some wear to slipcase; very good. The Special Library Edition of the Clarke and Melish catalogues. Limited to 200 copies, of which this is No. 124. Adams 87 and 88 (both A- overall). According to Del Bland, none of the coins in the sale actually belonged to Melish, Kosoff having paid Melish’s widow for the privilege of using his name. The gold belonged to R.E. Naftzger, Jr.