Louie and the Coin Doctor

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Louie and the Coin Doctor
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Eliasberg, Louis, Amon Carter, Jr., and Sidney W. Smith. SIX TYPEWRITTEN LETTERS TO PAUL E. STOCKTON OF LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, FIVE PERTAINING TO "STOCKTONIZING." Four on The Finance Company of America stationery, [28 by 21.5 cm], signed in ink by Louis Eliasberg; one on Fort Worth Star-Telegram stationery, [25 by 15.5 cm], signed in ink by Amon Carter, Jr.; and one on Sidney W. Smith Rare Coins stationery, [21.5 by 14 cm], signed "Sid" in ink. 1) January 30, 1973. Eliasberg writes: "I am enclosing three gold coins each of which has a small hole. I would appreciate your giving me an estimate of your cost to fill in these holes." 2) February 7, 1973. Eliasberg writes: "Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of February 5th. Please proceed with the repairs for the three gold pieces for which check in amount of $72.50 is enclosed. Upon receipt of the repaired coins, if they are satisfactory, I will send you some additional pieces." 3) April 27, 1973. Eliasberg writes: "Enclosed is another fifteen gold pieces which will require your attention... If you will advise me the cost of making these repairs I will remit. I will appreciate their return at the earliest possible time." 4) May 8, 1973. Eliasberg writes: "Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of May 4th. Inasmuch as I do not have a photo of the Russian 1682-89 Ducat and as you 'pass' on the Roman I Solidus 474-491, please return these pieces to me. The enclosed check in amount of $245.00 is for the repair of the remaining thirteen coins." [online description truncated: see PDF or printed catalogue for full description]