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Dave Bowers writes:
Thanks for your nice coverage of the Pogue sale in The E-Sylum. In my professional life I have specialized in “events,” rather
than just coin auctions. The Garrett, Eliasberg, Norweb, Bass, Childs, and now the Pogue collection sales were far more than sales with a
given dollar amount. They have become an indelible part of American numismatic history and tradition. Of course, I have had the backing
of the “Dream Team” of experts.
When I close my eyes I think not only of these unique, unequalled sales, but also of the families and people with whom I interacted on
them. To the above list of incredible events has to be added the treasure of the S.S. Central America and the book I did for it,
one of my fondest memories. We are all lucky to be part of American numismatics. Thank YOU for all you do in the dissemination of
information, news, and knowledge
Most auctions are just auctions. Although each one has its highlights and signature items, only a few rise to the level of a numismatic
event. As noted by Joel Orosz in his writings, the first of these in America was the 1851 Roper sale. The first Pogue sale is the latest,
and will certainly not be the last. While Internet bidding has certainly changed the auction room landscape in recent years, certain
sales are true events, and people in the know are drawn from all parts of the country and beyond to witness the proceedings in person.
As a preview, Saul Teichman forwarded the below link to a gallery of photos of coins in the next Pogue sale. Thanks! -Editor
Lot 1048: 1821 Capped Head Left Quarter Eagle
To view coins in the Pogue II sale, see: The D. Brent
Pogue Collection, Part II (http://media.stacksbowers.com/poguecollection/pogue-coin-list_2.html)
A reader inquired about how to pronounce the name 'Pogue'. Dave confirms that it rhymes with 'Rogue'. -Editor
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
A CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNT OF THE 1851 ROPER SALE
FIRST U.S. COIN AUCTION CATALOG: THE 1851 LEWIS ROPER SALE
THE D. BRENT POGUE COLLECTION: AN APPRECIATION
A POGUE, PART I POSTMORTEM (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n21a13.html)
HARVEY STACK AND D. BRENT POGUE (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n21a14.html)
NEW YORK TIMES COVERS POGUE SALE (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n22a13.html)
Presidential Coin & Antique Co., Inc.'s Auction Eighty-Five of Tokens, Medals and Political items closes June 30, 2015. Hardcopies $6
- contact Joe Levine at Jlevine968@aol.com
or view the catalog online here
Hard Times Tokens, 19th Century Storecard Tokens, Civil War Tokens, Military & Related, So-Called Dollars, Presidential & Political,
World's Fairs & Expositions, U.S. Mint Medals, ANS Medals, Foreign Tokens and Medals, and MORE!
Wayne Homren, Editor
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