Click on image to view in larger size. Some philatelic items here as well as numismatic references, including financial history.
THE EXPERT'S GUIDE TO COLLECTING & INVESTING IN RARE COINS by Q. David Bowers. Published by Whitman. Never read, just as it came, in 2006. "Now you can learn to be a smart collector and investor, straight from the expert: award winning author and numismatist Q. David Bowers. Regular retail price seems to be $19.95. Our price is $11 and we pay postage.
Paper Money of the United States by Robert Friedberg .... Tenth Edition
ANA Special Edition Red Book, signed by Ken Bressett.
Special Edition Red Book done for Michigan State Numismatic Society.
Scott Travers is the author of Top 88 Coins to Buy & Sell; 44 Winners & 44 Losers. This book was a sort of "party favor" at the NLG bash in Milwaukee, summer of 2007, during the ANA convention. Our price to you: $5.95 ppd. Retail price $13.95. New copy, never read. We already had one of our own, when we acquired this one.
BIOGRAPHY OF A BANK; the Story of Bank of America NT & SA 1904-1953, by Marquis James and Bessie R. James. $8 ppd
A twelve page booklet, not counting inside front and back covers. This is a wonderful, nostalgic look back at collecting. The Interstate Coin Club, Inc. was having their sixth annual show in July of 1964. $4 plus postage
Here is a great little book: BY CHANCE A WINNER, The History of Lotteries, by George Sullivan. More than 130 pages, this book done in 1972, gives some wonderful illustrations of lottery tickets, as well as photos of persons who have won lotteries. We love the cover with all the illustrated lottery tickets. Super condition. $25
1986, 4th. Edition BRANCH - North Carolina Banking History. We have not seen this book before. This is in excellent condition, like brand new.
Civil War Veterans' Organizations, Reunions, and Badges by Turner E. Kirkland 1991 There are 33 pp of material here, all gathered for the first time so far as we know.
This scarce little book, from the frontis, "serves to commemorate the founding of the Plymouth Bank & Plymouth National Bank one hundred and twenty five years ago 1803 - 1928". The binding is fragile but the book is complete. "In these pages it has been our endeavor to picture the life and habits of the people of Plymouth over the period of 125 years. ... This memorial is presented to the stockholders and friends of the bank on the occasion of its 125th anniversary to express confidence and with the hope that the bank and the community may continue to grow and prosper together." There is much more in that paragraph but too lengthy to produce here; we give you the first and last sentence. Even if you are not interested in the history of the bank there are wonderful pictures of early Plymouth, such as the one showing the "Congregational Gathering at the Rock 1865". $15
8th. Annual Convention of the New England Numismatic Association. It was held at the Sheraton Plaza in Boston on October 11th. and 12th., 1952. Maurice Gold was president; Ken Bressett was publisher - those two names were immediately recognizable. They were commemorating the Massachusetts coinage known as Pine Tree. Stack's held the sale and there was a Pine Tree shilling, several Rosa Americana pieces, colonial coinage....oooh, as well as pioneer gold, ancients, foreign, 46 proof sets from 1935-51 "worth $150" as a lot; medals, commemoratives from 1892-1936. No prices realized, though. Interesting to read through and wish upon. $8
Brand new, never read, old stock - this is the sixth edition, a 1968 book titled A GUIDE BOOK OF ENGLISH COINS by K.E. Bressett. This has a lot of information including mintages which are hard to find on some of these British coins. All types from 1790's through Elizabeth II 1967. $5.95 plus $1 postage.
BELLY UP or The Collapse of the Penn Square Bank, by Phillip L. Zweig. The front of the dust jacket tells us "What Indecent Exposure did for Hollywood Belly Up does for American banking". And really, in our opinion, if you are interested in the history of banking in the United States, this is a great book. It tells how from 1975 to 1982 this bank went on and then a reporter from The American Banker called for the regulators to step in......well you can read all about here, friends. $5
An auction catalog from Hans F.M. Schulman, purveyor of antiquities, etc. The auction was held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Jun3 21st. 22nd., 1957. The title of the catalog "AUSTRIAN ABBEY TREASURE Outstanding Collection of U.S., Foreign, Ancient Coins, Gold and Silver, Valuable Antiquities and Art Objects, Gold Americana" Lots 1-2620 with more than twenty pages of great illustrations. Did any items in your collection come from this sale? . Lot 634 $20 ppd.
OBSOLETE BANKNOTES of OHIO *
* ...we suggest that when the Society of Paper Money Collectors offers a book you order it then and there. They are presently only publishing books by advance subscriptions so they will be difficult to obtain in years to come. Presently, we are offering their newest book, which is on Ohio Paper Money.
A bank history: NATIONAL BANK OF COMMERCE, The First 120 Years, by Dr. Charles Crawford. This bank is in Memphis, TN, and if the contents are as interesting as the cover, we bet it will be a good read. Still shrink wrapped as received by us. Order: Memphis NBC $18.50 ppd.
This is a very early catalogue of Confederate stamps: CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA GOVERNMENT POSTAGE STAMPS, by Fred J. Melville. Published by Stanley Gibbons of Great Britain. The price was 6 pence. A neat little 72 page catalog of CSA stamps. It details each stamp, there is a chapter on bogus stamps, and an advertisement at the end for dealer W.H. Peckitt. This is the first we have seen of this little book, apparently published originally by Peckitt and "now published by Messrs. Stanley Gibbons Ltd., they having acquired the entire business of W.H. Peckitt." We looked but failed to find a date. Early 1900's anyway.
BREAKING THE BANK THE DECLINE OF BANK AMERICA by Gary Hector. If you click to enlarge the first image you can read the description of the book. If you cannot read, and want more information, please email us. More than twenty years ago, I enjoyed reading the story of how A.P. Giannini, the son of Italian immigrant parents, founded the Bank of America, in 1904. It was the bank for the "little people" and treated the wealthy and the poor customers alike. The success of this philosophy carried on for forty years after the founder died in 1949. This democratic bank was such a powerful force that Congress rewrote the nation's banking laws to keep it from controlling the industry. Sadly from 1970 forward to 1981, the story becomes a different one. And, after that? Read the book - you will like it if you like bank history. Please inquire
1976 Bicentennial Edition of THE EARLY PAPER MONEY OF AMERICA by Eric P. Newman. The dark streak across the front is scanner effect; there is nothing wrong with this book at all. Inside the front cover, we found price lists pulled out of Coin World Oct 1974, for colonial currency - they go with the book. A nice tight binding. inquire
"Green's Mail Bid Auction Sale of Rare Coins and Paper Money. Remember - all bids must be received not later than July 31, 1954." R. Green 180 West Washington Street, Chicago 2, Illinois State 2-8770. Almost new except for a little foxing on cover. Complete with reply envelope, still in catalog. It lists some great coins (compare estimates to today's prices - a gilt 1877 $50 gold, est $900; Stella est. $900;) 31 pages with 15 pages of plates. Paper money listed is from 1864 up through 1923, with prices very interesting.
THE GETTYSBURG NATIONAL BANK by William McSherry. The
frontis tells that this is a History of the Bank of Gettysburg 1814-1864, the
Gettysburg National Bank 1864-1914, Gettysburg, Pa.
Hardcover; the book has128 pages, and the title is stamped in gold on the front; blue cloth covers. Published by the bank on its Centennial, there are many wonderful illustrations of both inside and outside of the bank, a picture of a sheet of the obsolete paper money issued by the bank, pictures of the directors, etc. There is an excellent and comprehensive history of the bank as well as a good look at the banking world during that hundred years. We have not ever had this book before and are very pleased with its appearance and the fact that it is still tightly bound, no problems nearly another hundred years later.
Civil War Encased Postage by Fred Reed Published at $60. This is a really great book, in addition to being the only reference on this topic, and won the Numismatic Literary Guild Award as Best Book of the Year. Order Enc Postage $30 plus postage
Confederate Bonds and Certificates by C.J. Affleck and B.M. Douglas Lot 620 $30 ppd. Charles Affleck was a very well known Virginia collector - he wrote the first catalog on Virginia obsolete currency. Ben Douglas was a Washington, D.C. area numismatist, well known to many. This book does not turn up very often. Lot 620 $25.00
Confederate and Southern States Currency 1976 Edition by Grover C. Criswell "The Confederate States of America" and all of the Southern States including "The Territory of Florida" and "The Republic and Government of Texas". Tightly bound, really nice condition. Has an interesting insert from Beebe's. inquire
Seven How to Collect books from the Professional Currency Dealers Assoc. Lot 622 $ 12 postpaid.
Here are each of the preceding seven books above, individually can be purchased, $2 ppd., specify which one by topic or title:
Collecting U.S. Obsolete Currency - An introduction to collecting obsolete. (see above)
The Wonderful World of Paper Money - an overview of the fiscal paper that interests collectors (see above)
Collecting Fractional Currency (see above to order)
Collecting Large Size Currency (see above to order)
Collecting National Bank Notes (see above to order)
Collecting World Paper Money (see above to order)
Collecting Military Payment Certificates (see above to order)
TO WIELD A MIGHTY INFLUENCE: The Story of Banking in Georgia, by Jan Pogue, copyright 1992. 169 pp. A most readable and interesting history of banking in GA, from the earliest times up through 1992. Tales of the industry, of its honest and industrious bankers, to the rogues. A great book, beautifully done with superior illustrations. Hardbound, brand new. $16.95 ppd. SOLD, hoping to find more. Please email of you have one to offer.
Star Catalog from B. Max Mehl, noted numismatist, of Texas............the mail order king of coins in that time period. This from 1942. Lot 629 $15
Let's Collect Paper Money by Neil Shafer; autographed by the author. Lot 630 $ 4 postpaid
Signed by the author, this Neil Shafer book on the "Banknotes, Scrip and Paper Ephemera of Milwaukee". This is #169 of 200 published. Neil writes a regular column for Bank Note Reporter, the popular monthly newspaper for currency collectors, from Krause Publications. $12 ppd. Lot 631
Check List of United States Coins and Fractional Currency Tenth Edition - that is the title of this small paperback (16 pp, approx 3 1/4" x 5") Copyright 1951, by Tatham Stamp & Coin Co., Springfield, Mass. Mint condition. Lot 624 $5.50 ppd.
The official "Report of the Treasury", printed by the U.S. Government, for the year 1825. $10 Lot 636
Please send check or money order to P.O. Box 24056, Winston-Salem, NC 27114. We will ship your order as soon as we receive payment. Please include $3 postage and insurance, unless specified as postpaid (ppd.).