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Collectible Money and Numismatic Items
About The Catalog Listings
All items in this catalog are unconditionally guaranteed to be genuine and accurately described. Any item may be returned within seven days of receipt for a full refund. No reason for return is ever required.They are in fine used condition and are complete with all pages as issued. All papers are free of damage or objectionable defects. We are sure you will be delighted with their exceptional state of preservation. We purchase only the finest condition newspapers that can be found to offer to our valued friends and customers.
These are the finest quality originals, that you might find elsewhere priced at much greater cost. It has always been my policy to present my catalog items at "wholesale to the public" prices. Therefore all catalog items and quoted prices are net, and are not subject to further discount, either for dealers or in consideration of quantity orders. It is our policy to price our items based on what we believe to be their fair market value. I do not set prices at absurdly inflated levels to take advantage of novices or "investors"; nor do employ the common ploy of starting with an unrealistically high price in order to "negotiate" a phony discount later. As over a third of our catalog orders are from dealers buying for resale, at our stated prices, we have every confidence that this policy maintains an ethical standard of integrity and fairness to all.
Newspapers are full folio size unless described as quarto (abbreviated 4to) or octavo (8vo), which are respectively smaller in format. Most newspapers have been removed from bound volumes and may exhibit characteristic minor spine weakness or separation without significant paper loss. Illustrations are provided of a number of items (more will be added). To access the pictures, click on the highlighted link that follows the catalog listing. When done viewing, select the "Back" button in your browser to return to this page.
Each catalog entry is briefly described for its general appearance, historical significance, and content. Every one contains hours of additional historic reading and insights into the world preserved on its pages, much more than I could find the space to describe here.
I pride myself on the quality and accuracy of my catalog descriptions, and strive to provide all the information needed to enable you to make an informed selection. Please consult my collector information pages and glossary of terms page linked below, if you are not sure what the descriptions mean. Your comments are always welcome, as are your inquiries, if you have questions about these historic collectibles. We value our customers, and appreciate the confidence you place in us when ordering from our on line catalogs. We strive to merit your patronage and to enrich your collecting experience through accurate, knowledgeable descriptions, honest pricing, courteous service, and timely order filling. Enjoy your browsing!
Money was of course quite as interesting to our ancestors as it is to us today. Its production was noticed in older newspapers generally as part of a larger feature, perhaps on the state of the economy, or the functioning of the U.S. Treasury or its subsidiary the U.S. Mint, and later the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Sometimes papers would carry features of the discovery of a trove of old coins, or of some amazing new record price paid by a colector for a great rarity, or the loss at sea of a shipment of coins or bullion. There were also occasional articles on new coin deisgns and denominations as they appeared over the course of our long history. I have also included here accounts of gold and silver rushes and mining, and similarly related topics.
All of these newspapers are far rarer than many of the coins they report. No one, after all, threw out a double eagle after using it once, while the overwhelming majority of the original readers of these newspapers simply discarded them after reading. Those few that still survive today are indeed prized collectibles that will help enrich any numismatist's understanding and appreccciation of his or her collection. They can make prize-winnning display material at shows and exhibitions as well.
Thanks for visiting my web page. I hope you have enjoyed browsing my catalog, and have found it useful and informative. This listing contains but a very small sampling of our large inventory of Twentieth Century and foreign newspapers. I normally try to have at least several hundred different items in each of my catalogs for my customers to choose from, but they tend to sell out so rapidly that it is hard to keep up with the demand!
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