New York: November 14–15, 1973. Small 4to, original pictorial card covers. 105, (3) pages; 1066 lots; 48 plates. original estimates and prices realized lists laid in. All of the large cent lots (324–608) are priced and named, generally with initials that are in the first instance spelled out (see comments). Very good or better. Item #5589
Among the most important large cent sales of the modern era. This copy belonged to William R.T. Smith, who did the original pricing and naming, usually recording known buyers by their initials. It was later in the library of Del Bland, who went through it adding supplementary information, providing full names of bidders (usually on the first usage of their initials) and occasionally giving additional provenance information. An important reference. Adams A: “Naftzger’s remarkable large cents (his duplicates if you will): MS 1793 wreath (4), Crosby 12-K and 14-L: almost all other dates in MS and near complete in Sheldon varieties. A landmark offering.”.