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 A Documentary History of American Numismatics : 

Chronicling American Numismatic History 

Section One. A Chronicle of Auction History.

Section Two. A Chronicle of Numismatic History.

Section Three. A Chronicle of Numismatic Biographies.

Section Four. A Chronicle of Numismatic Literature.


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    The entire series is being published dedicated to, and in honor of,   "The Three Magi" of American Numismatics. These three are  legends in their own time, and who are rightly called, "The Three Kings of American Numismatics" : Eric P. Newman, John W. Adams, and Q. Dave Bowers.



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The History of American Numismatics Series.    

Purchase the Premiere Publication Beginning With Section One. A Chronicle of Auction History. 

American Numismatic Auctions To 1875 :  2 Volumes. Each volume $165.00. 


The first volume available late October 2013. Buy it now for only $165.00! The second volume will be published and available about mid 2014. The second volume $165.00


American Numismatic Auctions To 1875 is a revised and expanded edition in two volumes of Part One of Emmanuel Joseph Attinelli's, Numisgraphics (New York, 1876), containing well over 200 auctions not included in the original work. The first volume is in press October 2013 and ready for delivery late November. The second volume is planned be released mid to late April 2014. Volume 1 : American Numismatic Auctions 1738-1850 (Regina Caeli Press, 2013) ISBN: 978-0-9826739-1-1, takes you on a journey into a specific cultural dimension of American history investigating British colonial North America and Revolutionary War America into the American Republic Era that focuses on the transference of the European curiosity cabinet and museum with its diverse collectibles giving special attention to numismatic collecting. Additionally it is a study on how this cultural activity was part of the market economy and the new rising middle class and documents the earliest known auctions that contained these collectibles especially coins and medals and paper money.



ISBN: 978-0-9826739-1-1
Regina Caeli Press
8.5" x 11", Hardback, 140 pages,  56,181 words, 13 Tables, 4 illustrations, 1 in color, 11 page Bibliography & 5 page Index.  October 2013
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This is a multi-volume series designed by John N. Lupia, III as the American counterpart of the Encyclopedia of British Numismatics. Its original design  20 volumes from the beginning of North American numismatic history in 1513 - 1950. Other sections are in the planning stage to be incorporated into The History of American Numismatics Series with Section Three. American Numismatic Biographies, and Section Four. American Numismatic Literature.

 


Meet Michael A. Lupia, Regina Caeli Press book editor and designer.

Regina Caeli Press is neither affiliated with A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd nor with Spink & Son Ltd. The above aforementioned The History of American Numismatics Series  A Documentary History of American Numismatics : Chronicling American Numismatic History is exclusively the property of Regina Caeli Press.

 

The History of American Numismatics Series.

 

“A Documentary History of American Numismatics

 Chronicling American Numismatic History”

 

Section 1. A Chronicle of Auction History.

 

American Numismatic Auctions to 1875

 

Volume 1

 

American Numismatic Auctions 1738-1850

 

John N. Lupia, III

ISBN: 978-0-9826739-1-1

In Press




2 Volumes. Each volume $165.00. The first volume available late October 2013. The second volume will be available around mid 2014.


"Union Jack" British Colonial North America from 1606 to July 3, 1776

Learn about their numismatic auction sales beginning in 1738 to 1770.


American Numismatic Auctions To 1875 : A Chronicle of American Numismatic History. Auction History. Volume 1American Numismatic Auctions  1738 – 1850.© ISBN: 978-0-9826739-1-1    $165.00  Late October 2013.


American Numismatic Auctions To 1875 : A Chronicle of American Numismatic History. Auction History. Volume 2American Numismatic Auctions  1851-1875. © ISBN: 978-0-9826739-2-8    $165.00 WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON SO LOOK FOR DETAILS.

"Old Glory"
United States of America from 1784 to 1875!
Learn about the continuation of numismatic sales in the colonial period to the early American Republic with the first century 1776-1875. 
Volume One takes you through 1738 to 1850 with a view from British colonial times to the first half of the 19th century in numismatic auction sales.

    The Two Volume Set of the revised and expanded edition of Part One of E. J. Attinelli's Numisgraphics (New York , 1876), contains a solid individually written and crafted Introduction to each volume providing a substantial setting into which is placed the history of American numismatic sales presented in chronological order.  Numerous entries with well over 500 Numismatic auction sales "Not in Attinelli" and Volume 1 with 132 "Not in Attinelli" alone; numerous pages of Numismatic auctions listed from 1738, the earliest period in American history discovered thus far to the end of 1875 in 2 volumes. The first volume to be release late October 2013. Get your copy now!

The first volume includes 146 entries. 90 are coin auction sales of which 14 are already in Attinelli. That's 76 coin auction sales not included in Attinelli up to 1850 alone! 40 auctions are of numismatic literature. 15 are non-numismatic auction sales that are of affiliated curiosity cabinet collectibles.

    Volume One contains 146 entries of which 131 are Numismatic Auctions designated as : 90 coin auction sales; 40 numismatic literature auctions, and 15 entries that are of curiosity cabinet collectibles affiliated with numismatics. Less than 10% of the entries in Volume One, i.e., 14 are found in Attinelli. The lion's share of the book is all new original research revealing the numismatic world of British colonial North America four decades before the Declaration of Independence and throughout Early America never before seen and brought to you for the first time in this  handy volume that will prove to be an invaluable tool. Get ready to be amazed! Join the revolution!

    With 38 Coin Auctions of 52 Numismatic auction listings (14 are of numismatic literature) "prior to" the famous first entry found on page 5 in Emmanuel Joseph Attinelli's Numisgraphics, listing Benjamin H. Watkins posthumous coin auction sale held at Salem, Massachusetts, on June 12-13, 1828 [No. 61 in Lupia's list, includes 11 numismatically affiliated listings ]. 
    This book introduces a new portrait of the "American numismatic historical landscape" providing the reader with a brief but broader understanding of the development of numismatics and collecting from its earliest roots in England transferred to British Colonial North America. Contemporary American historians cite the Dr. Lewis Roper sale of February 20, 1851 as the beginning of American numismatics. This book will change that point of view forever! Don't wait to hear about it from others but give yourself the empowerment of knowledge firsthand and order yourself a copy today. This book is the missing chapter in American history that sets the story straight for the first time and from hereon in. 
American Numismatic Auctions To 1875 : A Chronicle of American Numismatic History. Auction History. Volume 1. American Numismatic Auctions  1738 – 1850.© ISBN: 978-0-9826739-1-1    $165.00  Late October 2013.

 

This book is the First Volume of a two volume revised edition of Part One of Emmanuel Joseph Attinelli’s, Numisgraphics (1876). It covers the period 1738-1850. Its companion "Volume Two" covers the years 1851-1875. The History of American Numismatics Series  A Documentary History of American Numismatics : Chronicling American Numismatic History  is divided into four sections: 1. A Chronicle of Auction History, 2. A Chronicle of Numismatic History, 3. A Chronicle of Numismatic Biographies, and  4. A Chronicle of Numismatic Literature. This first volume contains a chronologically arranged list of numismatic auctions from 1738-1850. Volume Two will complete the time span given in Attinelli’s Numisgraphics closing at December 1875. Subsequent volumes are planned that continue the chronology to 1950. Moreover, other volumes that document numismatic history in the New World from the Sixteenth-century to 1950 are also intended to form a complete series together with the auction volumes. 

 

    

 

The first volume takes you into the world of the British colonial collector's curiosity cabinet four decades before American Independence. Find out what numismatic literature the American colonist read about coins from books they bought at auction, and the collectibles they were able to acquire at auction. This first volume takes you on a tour of numismatic auctions from the second quarter of the eighteenth-century to the first half of the nineteenth-century revealing a world heretofore unchartered, unseen, unknown and brought to you for the first time ever in American history. 
      Until now every eighteenth-century auction catalogue having any numismatic content was always found to be European, save one. That exception has been the well celebrated March 10, 1785 auction of the estate of Pierre Eugène Du Simitière (1737-1784), a Swiss engraver working in Philadelphia. 
America always seemed to have been left out in the cold and into the dark while numismatic auctions were an ongoing business in the Old World, the European world and market.  That static old portrait of colonial America and early America is shattered by this new book which paints an altogether different portrait of eighteenth and early nineteenth-century America.
  • ·           Don't miss out on this absolutely essential groundbreaking reference book for every numismatic library as well as an essential reference tool for all American historians and students.

    ·           An indispensable reference tool for scholars and researchers especially for catalogers and those researching provenance of various specimens and types as well as numismatic literature. Ideal for bookseller and librarians.

    ·           An indispensable source for American colonial coin history especially Washingtoniana and English Masonic medals and American curiosity cabinets filled with ancient Greek and Roman, foreign and American coins.

     

 2 Volumes. Each volume $165.00. The first volume available late October 2013. Buy it now! The second volume will be published and available in mid to late April or early May 2014. The second volume $165.00

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ISBN: 978-0-9826739-1-1
Regina Caeli Press
8.5" x 11", Hardback, 140 pages,  56,181 words, 13 Tables, 4 illustrations, 1 in color, 11 page Bibliography & 5 page Index.  October 2013
$165.00 + $5.50 S&H


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OR Send check or Money Order payable to John N. Lupia.  Be sure to include in a note your email address to receive Errata in PDF, and the USPS Tracking information. If you forgot to include your email address after mailing for your copy please send it to me at jlupia2@yahoo.com

John N. Lupia, III

11 Xavier Court

Manchester, New Jersey 08759-6036

Buy a Copy as a Gift for Someone Special or Your Favorite Institution!
Usually ships in one week. Back orders please allow 4-6 weeks.
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First printing is a short run of 100 copies. If the market so demands a second printing will ensue after the first printing is exhausted.



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Coming in Mid 2014

 

The History of American Numismatics Series.

 

“A Documentary History of American Numismatics

 Chronicling American Numismatic History”

 

Section 1. A Chronicle of Auction History.

 

American Numismatic Auctions to 1875

 

Volume 2

 

American Numismatic Auctions 1851-1875


FESTSCHRIFT IN HONOR OF "THE THREE KINGS OF AMERICAN NUMISMATICS" : 

ON THE OCCASION OF ERIC P. NEWMAN'S  103rd BIRTHDAY, MAY 25, 2014,

AND ON THE OCCASION OF JOHN WESTON ADAMS RECEIVING THE ARCHER H. HUNTINGTON AWARD,

AND ON THE OCCASION OF DAVE BOWERS 60TH ANNIVERSARY AS A COIN DEALER.

 

 

BY 

John Nicholas Lupia, III

 

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Book details and pricing are subject to change. Look here for any forthcoming changes.

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Additional Volumes Scheduled late 2014 through 2015


The History of American Numismatics Series.

 

“A Documentary History of American Numismatics

 Chronicling American Numismatic History”

 

Section 1. A Chronicle of Auction History.


Volume 3


American Numismatic Auctions 1876-1900


Volume  4


American Numismatic Auctions 1901-1925


Volume  5


American Numismatic Auctions 1926-1950




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INTRODUCTION


The Numismatic Mall was created in 2011 by John N. Lupia, III to promote research in numismatic history. Currently, this site is under construction. Check in from time to time since new entries and articles will be posted continuously. The main features of this site are The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Numismatic Biographies, The History of Collecting,  The History of Numismatic Literature, Index to Mason's Coin Collectors' Magazine, The House of Bangs, and The Chapman Family Dynasty.  

Please send all comments, additions, corrections, and suggestions to John Lupia's email :  jlupia2@yahoo.com


1. The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Numismatic Biographies


The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Numismatic Biographies was developed many years ago and contains tens of thousands of entries, which is intended to be available online in its entirety in the future. At the present time, most entries posted here on this website are focused on American numismatics, but The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Numismatic Biographies is designed as a global database including all periods from the earliest known sources up to about 1940. The reason for the current cut off date is that most modern material is easily and readily accessible.

https://sites.google.com/site/numismaticmallcom/encyclopedic-dictionary-of-numismatic-biographies

Individual biographies of prominent American Numismatists are scheduled to be published in:

                                                                        The History of American Numismatics Series.                                                                                   

 A Documentary History of American Numismatics : 

Chronicling American Numismatic History 

Section Three. A Chronicle of Numismatic Biographies.


2. The History of Collecting


The History of Collecting is an historical study of collecting various objects and their assemblage as a form of human behavior throughout history. Currently, the last part is being posted here piece by piece regarding the "History of Collecting in America".

A multi-volume series is scheduled to be published in :

                                                                        The History of American Numismatics Series.                                                                                   

 A Documentary History of American Numismatics : 

Chronicling American Numismatic History 

Section Two. A Chronicle of Numismatic History.


3. The History of Numismatic Literature


The History of Numismatic Literature is an historical study of literature regarding coins and their study , interest and collection by students of numismatics and collectors from its earliest known sources to the 1930's. The cut off date is obvious for the simple reason that virtually all of the literature from 1940 onward is easily and readily accessible.


                                                                         The History of American Numismatics Series.                                                                                   

 A Documentary History of American Numismatics : 

Chronicling American Numismatic History 

Section Four. A Chronicle of Numismatic Literature.



4. Index to Mason's Coin Collectors' Magazine


Index to Mason's Coin Collectors' Magazine, was created by John N. Lupia in 2003.  To be published in 2014 as Volume 1 in :

                                                                        The History of American Numismatics Series.                                                                                   

 A Documentary History of American Numismatics : 

Chronicling American Numismatic History 

Section Four. A Chronicle of Numismatic Literature.

5. The House of Bangs


The House of Bangs contains a history of the preeminent New York auction house and as complete and exhaustive catalog of every known auction held by that firm from its founding until it was sold in April 1903. To be published as  a Supplement Volume to :


The History of American Numismatics Series.

 

“A Documentary History of American Numismatics

 Chronicling American Numismatic History”

 

Section 1. A Chronicle of Auction History.


6. The Chapman Family Dynasty


The multi-million dollar "Chapman Family Dynasty Correspondence Archive", the largest extant portion known in the world consisting of over 30,000 pieces of mail is one of the prized gems in the Lupia Numismatic Library - Special Collection. Over a decade compiling from scattered sources as far as China after it was dispersed to dealers circa 1950, the Chapman Family Dynasty Correspondence Archive" contains correspondence from all the illustrious and notable numismatists, collectors and dealers from the 1870's to 1949 including: Ed Cogan, Sylvester Sage Crosby,William E.Woodward, Ebenezer Locke Mason, Jr., John Walter Scott, John White Haseltine, Edouard Frossard, David Proskey, Harlan Page Smith, Francis Isaac Wood, Charles Steigerwalt, George Massamore, Charles Stake, Lyman Haynes Low, Herbert E. Morey, George Carpenter Arnold, William P. Arnold, George Cogan, Burdette Johnson, Thomas Lindsay Elder, Ben Max Mehl, Colonel Green, Virgil Michael Brand, the Garretts, and virtually everyone making this collection a veritable Who's Who of the American coin world and perhaps the most significant and important source of numismatic history in the country.

This exquisite collection WILL BE SOLD very soon to the highest PRIVATE OFFER and will either wind up in a new private collection, or else in a numismatic institution like the Smithsonian, or, Eric Newman's Saint Louis' Money Museum, or, the American Numismatic Association, or the American Numismatic Society, or else sent to a major PHILATELIC AUCTION HOUSE TO BE SOLD, scattered, and dispersed all over again! If its the latter it opens up an exciting opportunity for hundreds or thousands of collectors to own a piece of history. Values range from $55.00 to well over $1,000 per item. Come back for future news on this or else read the various stamp and coin online or print newsletters for details.

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO HERE : https://sites.google.com/site/numismaticmallcom/home/chapman-family-archive


Several volumes are planned as follows: 

One of the planned volumes "The Chapman Family Dynasty" to appear in :

                                                                       The History of American Numismatics Series.                                                                                   

 A Documentary History of American Numismatics : 

Chronicling American Numismatic History 

Section Three. A Chronicle of Numismatic Biographies.


Also, the archive will be used to document the Chapman Family activity as dealers and catalogers in :


The History of American Numismatics Series.

 

“A Documentary History of American Numismatics

 Chronicling American Numismatic History”

 

Section 1. A Chronicle of Auction History.

Volumes 3 - 5



A second priceless correspondence archive comprising more than 800 pieces of mail belonging to Hiram Edmund Deats (1870-1963), of Flemington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, well-known as a pioneer in both coins and stamps, and the earliest promoter of tax and revenue stamp collectibles for collectors together with his partner E. B. Sterling, also forms another prized gem in the Lupia Numismatic Library - Special Collection. 

This exquisite collection ALSO WILL BE SOLD very soon to the highest PRIVATE OFFER and will either wind up in a new private collection, or else in a numismatic institution like Smithsonian, Eric Newman's Saint Louis' Money Museum, or, the American Numismatic Association, or the American Numismatic Society, or else sent to a major PHILATELIC AUCTION HOUSE TO BE SOLD, scattered, and dispersed all over again! If its the latter it opens up an exciting opportunity for hundreds or thousands of collectors to own a piece of history. Values range from $75.00 to well over $500 per item. Come back for future news on this or else read the various stamp and coin online or print newsletters for details.

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"Towards an Operative Definition of Numismatics" by John N. Lupia, III


    Numismatics is the study of any object serving as a customary or legal means of conveyance for payment having measurable monetary value, or an advertisement imitating that normative means, or any small portable metallic or other portable durable material serving as a vehicle or any paper object conveying either a legal register for economic exchange purposes or taxation, or else having a socially esteemed, venerated or coveted value of award resembling a form customary for payment. The word numismatics is derived from Greek and Latin with the Greek having the notion of currency from the Greek words νόμος "nomos", a habitual practice of social custom or convention, law or ordinance, and the Greek word νόμισμα "nomisma", anything sanctioned by current or established usage or custom, and the Latin words nummus and nummulus meaning money.


    As you can see from the above definition of numismatics, the entire field of philatelics is also necessarily included. Traditionally since the 1940's, numismatics and philatelics have been largely considered as belonging to two separate and distinct fields of subject matter and study. However, upon careful reading and understanding the above definition one can easily see that they are neither separate nor distinct in their subject fields and area of study. Stamps like coins are a currency produced by stamping or impressing a die. Moreover, the postage stamp is not alone when franked on an envelope for mailing. The United States Postal system devised various methods for processing mail also introducing more dies and their impressions onto that envelope, the primary and most common two were the dater and the killer. The dater was a die usually in the form of a circle that had the post office city and state forming part of the permanently affixed whole, having plugs or slugs as they are various called, inserted into their mounting spaces or niches for the month, day, hour and year. These are a lot of fun to study especially when postal clerks inserted them inverted or in the wrong spaces. The killers were another die of various shapes and designs that was intended to render the stamp unusable a second time. These are like wild cards at different periods of history since some are very amusing, colorful, artistic or not, and also frequently had like the dater various interchangeable components. Coin and paper money specialists who study dies and their varieties will thoroughly enjoy the many challenges they face in the philatelic world which is much more demanding as is it is clearly plain to see due to the three to four major dies involved on dated and cancelled envelopes called covers in the stamp collecting world, bearing postage stamps and the numerous other ancillary slugs used for customizing them for the days work. Besides the dater and killer other postal markings were sometimes required. Perhaps the most common and well known one is the "Return to Sender" and the "Pointing Finger" auxiliary or service marking. Many other types of backstamps are known. "Receiving postmarks" typically found on the reverse of the cover were like the dater a die with the city and state forming part of the permanent attached whole with interchangeable components for the month, day, hour and year. Railroad and trolley, boats and ships, air mail, registry, transit, meters, permits, precancels, perfins, forward markings, agent markings, undeliverable, damaged, express mail,  are just some of the many various postal markings and other processing features a collector will find in the enormous world of stamp collecting. Comparatively there are far more dies and stampings on a single cover than on any coin, medal or paper currency making stamp collecting far more varied and fascinating with breadth and depth unparalleled in the field of numismatics as a whole.


    In the 19th century and in the first few decades of the 20th century many of the great collectors and hobbyists collected both stamps and coins and could see the clear relationship between them and paper money, bank-checks, money orders, and notaphily, i.e., stock certificates or scrip. Over the past fifty to sixty years or so the two classes of collecting have been alienated from one another and many collectors today see no real relationship between them. It is hoped that the contents of this website and the various databases and articles will demonstrate the unity between both fields of study and show that philatelics is a branch of numismatics.


    Numismatology is the multidisciplinary science of numismatics. Numismatics, as we have seen, is the systematic and scientific study of any of the various objects other than land and its improvements serving as a generally accepted means of conveyance of either monetary value or souvenir value. Money objects emerged as social phenomenon within cultures. 


    Since the beginning of recorded history, about 5,000 years ago, for the sake of the dignity and good of the individual, social justice, and in order to keep peace and to settle and avoid disputes, human societies created portable money objects as an equitable medium of fair exchange for the release of all forms of debts, duties and obligations and to satisfy the demand for exact payment in equivalent value for the purchase of real property, personal property, chattle, goods and services.


    Money objects are a socially convenient means to save or store monetary value and to transfer it from one person to another within society. A monetary object expresses a monetary unit or standard of value authorized, recognized, accepted and adopted through social convention and custom. Since the monetary unit is a social convention it is the legal tender or official currency of the society that created and authorized it.


    The class of objects used to convey monetary value is comprised of those having either intrinsic value or imputed value.


        MONEY OBJECTS THAT HAVE INTRINSIC VALUE

    Intrinsic value is any marketable good or token used by a society as a store of monetary value.

    Intrinsic value is one of social perception and custom where a culture recognizes some material found in nature or some object manufactured by that material as precious and highly desirable with a measurable monetary value.

    Cowrie shells, wampum, coins, and ingot bars are examples of hard cash. These objects have intrinsic value revered by social custom and tradition.

    Those objects having intrinsic value are frequently called hard cash.


MONEY OBJECTS THAT HAVE IMPUTED VALUE


    These are money or currency objects that are given authority by and individual, corporation, organization or government to be used to a specified value as indicated. 

    Postage stamps, stocks, bonds, securities, paper currency and paper tokens, lottery tickets, and other similar numismatic phenomenon are those objects that had their original intended value, not inherent in the intrinsic material or media of their physical substance but in that authorized for use to that specified value.

        

DATABASE :


The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Numismatic Biographies (click link below)

https://sites.google.com/site/numismaticmallcom/encyclopedic-dictionary-of-numismatic-biographies




Any use of the information from this website must cite http://www.numismaticmall.com and credit John N. Lupia as the author and the name of the database from which the information was taken.

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