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Merkin's Copy of the Rare March 1968 Hardcover

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins Start Price:280.00 USD Estimated At:400.00 - 400.00 USD
Merkin's Copy of the Rare March 1968 Hardcover
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750.00USDto d*****4+ (135.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Nov 01 @ 16:45UTC-4 : AST/EDT
A buyer’s premium of 18% will be added to the cost of all lots purchased by absentee bidders. The premium is reduced to 15% for floor bidders. See shipping info and full terms.
Merkin, Lester. COLLECTION OF UNITED STATES COLONIALS, CENTS, HALF DIMES, DIMES, QUARTERS, DOLLARS, GOLD, VIRGINIA COLONIAL, FRACTIONAL, LARGE AND SMALL SIZE CURRENCY, FEATURING HALF CENTS, HALF DOLLARS, EARLY PROOF SETS. New York, Mar. 6-7, 1968. 8vo, original black cloth, gilt; original printed card covers bound in. 72 pages; 996 lots; illustrated. Prices realized list bound in. Merkin's name impressed in gilt on front cover. Fine. A little-known modern rarity. Sol Kaplan produced the hardcovers for this sale, which goes a long way toward explaining why the covers call it Merkin's Seventh Public Sale when in fact it was his eighth. This cataloguer (DF) has written an article on these catalogues for an upcoming issue of The Asylum, tracing six copies originally prepared for: 1) Merkin, 2) Kaplan, 3) Abe Kosoff, 4) Dick Picker, 5) Walter Breen and 6) the buyer of the early proof sets in the sale. Ex Lester Merkin Library Sale (Kolbe 1984, lot 300).