Sunday, February 7, 2021

JR Newsletter: 7 February 2021 (526)


Lot 114:  Original Photos and Negatives Commissioned and Used by Don Parsley
 in the 3rd, 4th and 5th Revisions of Overton's Standard Reference Work

Sheridan Downey wrote:


Readers with an interest in the history of bust half collecting will enjoy the descriptions that accompany offerings in Part 2 of my upcoming President's Day Sale, Mail Bid No. 51.  


Notable items (found in Lots 101 through 114 of the sale) include Al Overton's invoice to Louis Eliasberg for the sale of the finest known 1817/4 (and Eliasberg's reply, with payment), an autographed copy of Overton's 1967 1st Edition, John Cobb's manuscript on Capped Bust die varieties and the unique, original set of photographs and negatives for the coins plated in Don Parsley's 3rd, 4th and 5th revisions of Overton's standard reference.  The last item is a numismatic treasure of the first order.  


I should add that the first 100 lots in the sale encompass a nearly unrivaled panoply of rare and high grade bust half-dollars.  The Sale closes Monday evening, February 15, 2021.  Lot preview by mail continues through tomorrow.  Descriptions, photos and more information on the Sale are available here:  The catalog may be downloaded via a link in the "Latest News" section of my web site.


All the best,