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Forum: Publications Nov 19, 2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 20,394
Posted By reidgold
That may apply to some coin books, most perhaps,...

That may apply to some coin books, most perhaps, but others bring handsome returns -- four figures, five figures, even six figures. One used coin book, Imperatorum romanorum libellus. Una cum...
Forum: Publications Oct 30, 2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 20,394
Posted By reidgold
Numismatic book market

Just for fun, I took a look around just now for the pricing of Martin Jessop Price's two-volume standard The Coinage in the Name of Alexander the Great and Philip Arrhidaeus, published in 1991. This...
Forum: Authenticity Sep 13, 2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,575
Posted By reidgold
Six Owls

This was discussed elsewhere, and the person who found the six Owls illustrated below, in response to my query, said it was fine to post this here to try to obtain additional opinions. The problem...
Forum: Celtic Sep 6, 2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139,334
Posted By reidgold
Geraldine Chimirri-Russell's view on this is in...

Geraldine Chimirri-Russell's view on this is in fact a theory. For a theory like this to be regarded as fact, as truth, the experiments or observations leading to it have to be replicated. I couldn't...
Forum: Greek Jun 19, 2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,508
Posted By reidgold
Some of the information from Head is good, some...

Some of the information from Head is good, some isn't. Problem is, it's old information, a hundred years old (the second and last edition of Historia Numorum was published in 1911), with much of the...
Forum: Greek Jun 13, 2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,763
Posted By reidgold
This is a silver-plated brass cast replica made...

This is a silver-plated brass cast replica made for New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art and sold by the museum's gift shop in large numbers in the 1950s and 1960s. This specimen like all of...
Forum: Greek Mar 21, 2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,073
Posted By reidgold
The otherwise excellent library of the University...

The otherwise excellent library of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has the same predicament. They have the first seven volumes of the second printing of SNG Cop....
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Dec 14, 2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 7,766
Posted By reidgold
Web video contest (not coin related)

Here's an off-topic post. Though this isn't coin related, there are some interesting issues here, I believe, relating to driving traffic to a Web site.

Short version:

Please watch and vote for the...
Forum: Publications Nov 10, 2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,037
Posted By reidgold
Just a quick addendum. I earlier credited Bruce...

Just a quick addendum. I earlier credited Bruce Nesset for suggesting Dane Kurth as a person to contact about the possibility of translating Weidauer. In making sure I didn't miss any requests for...
Forum: Publications Oct 31, 2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,037
Posted By reidgold
Weidauer translation project

Lisa Weidauer's 1975 book Probleme der frühen Elektronprägung (Problems in Early Electrum Coinage) is one of the standard references, frequently used in coin attributions, for what are arguably the...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Oct 7, 2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 25,958
Posted By reidgold
That's only partly true with this outfit. As I...

That's only partly true with this outfit. As I mentioned, it sells in bulk to other stores, at least one of which I've found that sells the same forgeries using the same photos. No doubt there are...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Oct 7, 2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 25,958
Posted By reidgold
Obviously nobody has done a survey about this,...

Obviously nobody has done a survey about this, including me, but it's equally obvious when you talk with people and utilize a modicum of deduction what the dynamics are here.

A major criminal...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Oct 7, 2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 25,958
Posted By reidgold
The ANA's difficulties with eBay were caused by...

The ANA's difficulties with eBay were caused by the ineptitude of eBay and the ANA's failure to get eBay to make decisions and issue statements that were sane. A coin in a bottom-tier slab isn't...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Oct 7, 2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 25,958
Posted By reidgold
This is all academic, just talk, unless a group...

This is all academic, just talk, unless a group such as the ANS (in NYC!), the ACCG, or the ANA acts in behalf of collectors. But I didn't address this point of yours.

It wouldn't be that difficult...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Oct 6, 2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 25,958
Posted By reidgold
This wouldn't work, as I said. You'd need a...

This wouldn't work, as I said. You'd need a collective effort to get the attention of the authorities. You'd need an organization such as the ACCG, ANA, or ANS to speak in behalf of the thousands of...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Oct 5, 2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 25,958
Posted By reidgold
I disagree that the authenticity of these fakes...

I disagree that the authenticity of these fakes would be difficult, let alone incredibly difficult, to prove. Most of these are really bad cast fakes, identical in flan shape, post-strike defects,...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Oct 5, 2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 25,958
Posted By reidgold
Good response. One of your possibilities is...

Good response. One of your possibilities is absolutely true, and one of the two main causes. Your two other possibilities aren't relevant. All of course in my view. So as to not to be a time hog...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Oct 5, 2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 25,958
Posted By reidgold
The problem with individual efforts such as...

The problem with individual efforts such as Zach's, commendable though they may be, is that they're too often not taken seriously. The FBI may think it's just a competitive thing, with one business...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Oct 2, 2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 25,958
Posted By reidgold
So would I. So would any dealer. So would any...

So would I. So would any dealer. So would any business person.

This naivete and self-righteousness is the reason CFDL is what it is today. Initially it had an aura of paranoid schizophrenia, which...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Oct 2, 2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 25,958
Posted By reidgold
You're right, my mistake. From a quick look I...

You're right, my mistake. From a quick look I spotted and was referring to the date of joining Ancients.info, not the date of the first message in this thread.

This actually makes even more...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Oct 1, 2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 25,958
Posted By reidgold
The premise of this nearly six-year-old thread is...

The premise of this nearly six-year-old thread is inane. Cliff asked if greed will kill our hobby, but he used as an example cherrypicking!

If a dealer notices a second dealer selling a coin at far...
Forum: Attribution Help Aug 29, 2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,578
Posted By reidgold
Only one thing is clear: This is or is supposed...

Only one thing is clear: This is or is supposed to be a classical Athenian Owl. It could be an authentic ancient coin, it could be an Eastern imitative, or it could be a modern fake. It is NOT a coin...
Forum: Publications Jul 20, 2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,523
Posted By reidgold
Translating Weidauer

This past January a fellow collector came up with the idea of getting a group of collectors together to share in the cost of having Liselotte Weidauer's 1975 book Problemeder frühen Elektronprägung...
Forum: Forgery Alerts Apr 1, 2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 43,357
Posted By reidgold
I wonder if Mr. Holt will say again, as he just...

I wonder if Mr. Holt will say again, as he just did, "Blah blah blah blah - something typically hypothetical and unsubstantiated. Blah blah blah, I haven't bothered to find out for myself. Conspiracy...
Forum: Greek Mar 9, 2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,683
Posted By reidgold
More truly astounding cluelessness on several...

More truly astounding cluelessness on several fronts. Discuss this privately with those who know if you want to know and not just spout off.
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