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Rare 1904 Elmer Sears Auction Catalogue

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Rare 1904 Elmer Sears Auction Catalogue
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Sears, Elmer S. MAIL AUCTION SALE OF A CHOICE COLLECTION OF UNITED STATES AND FOREIGN GOLD, TOGETHER WITH UNITED STATES SILVER, COPPER COINS AND FRACTION (SIC) CURRENCY. ALSO A FINE LINE OF SOME OF THE RARE TERRITORIAL GOLD ISSUES. ONE OF THE FINEST COLLECTIONS OF CALIFORNIA GOLD DOLLARS, HALVES AND QUARTERS EVER OFFERED, COMPRISING NUMISMATIC PORTION OF AN ESTATE TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER. Fall River, Nov. 26, 1904. 16mo, original printed wraps. 25, (3) pages; 718 lots. Spine a bit weak; very good or better. Elmer Sears, while perhaps a second-tier early 20th-century American coin dealer, early on was a major promoter of fractional California gold coins. Best known for his important fixed price list, issued around 1915, offering 170 different varieties of California gold quarter dollars, half dollars, and dollars, the 1904 auction catalogue featured here (his first sale and only the second example we have encountered in a number of years), confirms his interest in the field at the beginning of his numismatic career. Featured in the catalogue were 28 quarter, 25 half, and 9 California gold dollars.