Steigerwalt Auction Catalogues

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Steigerwalt Auction Catalogues
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Steigerwalt, Charles. AUCTION CATALOGUES. Seventeen numismatic auction catalogues. Lancaster, 1881-1910. Present are Adams Nos. 2, 3, 4, 8, 22, 24, 25, 32, 34, 41, 44, 49, 51, 62, 65 and 67. All 8vo, in original printed wraps or self-covered, as issued. Sales 4 and 8 are neatly hand-priced in red ink. Generally very good to fine, with a couple exceptions. Seventeen of Charlie Steigerwalt's generally scarce sales, which make for interesting reading. Steigerwalt's location left him far removed from most of the numismatic activity of 19th-century America. As John W. Adams has written, "That an individual could begin, much less carry on for thirty-three years, a coin dealership in the hamlet of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is pertinent testimony as to the character of the man." Part of his ability to do this lies in his development of what he called the "distribution sale," and which we would now call a mail-bid sale. These made his location less a limiting factor and was probably a key to his success. This lot includes the 1885 Henry Barclay sale, the 1891 George Morris sale and the 1907 W.S. Appleton sale, all rated A- by Adams. Ex David Davis library. Ex Michael Spurlock library.