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Here’s my list of numismatic literature relating to Western Canada.  I defined eligible lots as broadly as possible while yet keeping within the most likely collecting interests.  “Western Canada” means west of the Manitoba-Ontario border.  Besides materials about numismatics in Western Canada, anything by, published by or even simply owned by a prominent Western Canadian numismatist, dealer or collector is included (only one example of such provenance is on the list, however).  For instance, Louis H. “Scoop” Lewry of Moose Jaw, SK served as the editor of Party Line and Secretary Treasurer of The Canadian Cents Club (formerly the Canadian Large Cents Club) so issues of Party Line that he edited are on the list.  A first edition copy of John Davenport’s European Crowns Since 1800 once owned by Cec Tannahill when he still lived in Regina, SK (he later moved to BC) is included.  The 1962, 1963 and 1964 reprints of the standard, classic numismatic works of Sandham, Breton and Leroux (respectively) published by the Canadian Numismatic Publishing Institute in Winnipeg are on this list.
The list also includes a few seldom offered works, such as the 1949 auction catalogue of Fred Kramer of Medicine Hat, AB, the first four issues of Canadian Money Talks (1948-1949) of the Canadian Coin Club Society with Bert Koper of Winnipeg, MB as its founding president, the first exhibition catalogue of the Victoria Numismatic Society (1956) and most issues of Unusual Numismatic Objects published and edited by Hans Zoell of Regina, SK from 1965-1968.

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Numismatic literature relating to Western Canada

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Astwood, James W.An Illustrated Guide to Manitoba Trade Tokens. 10th ed. Winnipeg: The Author, 2018. 355 p., col. ill., includes index; spiral bound; signed by the author; plus 16 p. stapled addenda supplement revised to Dec. 31, 2019; new, $60.

Astwood, James W. An Illustrated Guide to Ontario Bakery Tokens. 9th ed. Winnipeg: The Author, 2018. 157 p., col. ill., includes index; spiral bound; signed by the author; new, $50.

Bowers and Merena, Inc. The Edmonton Sale and other important properties. New York City, March 19-20, 1993. 191 p., 2719 lots : ill.; includes index and prices realized list; fine, $30.  Lots 2001 to 2369 are Canadian coins that constitute “The Edmonton Collection” including such rareties as a 1921 5-cent (MS-65) a 1921 50-cent (MS-65) and an 1858 double specimen set.

Breton, P.N. POPULAR ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO CANADIAN COINS, MEDALS, &. &. Winnipeg, 1963. Combined reprint of the 1894 & 1912 works. Tall 8vo, original brown cloth, gilt. (4), 344, (16) pages; illustrated. Near fine. $50. A useful reprint of the still-standard guides to these areas. Clain-Stefanelli 8518*

Canada Coin Exchange. 1959 Canadian Numismatic Association Convention Sale Catalogue.  Catalogued and sold by the Canada Coin Exchange, Toronto, James Charlton, auctioneer. 6th annual convention at the Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina, SK, Sept. 2-4, 1959; 42 p., stapled orange card covers; includes prices realized, very good condition, bumped top right-hand corner, $25. (I have a couple of  printing error versions of this catalogue that comes with a blank cover printed without the ink , or printed only partially, that I’m willing to let go for $35 each)

Canada Coin Exchange. 1966 Canadian Numismatic Association Convention Sale Catalogue.  Catalogued and sold by the Canada Coin Exchange, Toronto, James Charlton, auctioneer. 13th annual convention at the New Marlborough Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Aug. 25-27, 1966; 57 p., stapled white card covers; includes prices realized list, very good condition, bumped top right-hand corner, $20.

Canada Coin Exchange. 1968 Canadian Numismatic Association Convention Sale Catalogue.  Catalogued and sold by the Canada Coin Exchange, Toronto, James Charlton, auctioneer. 15th annual convention at the Palliser Hotel, Calgary, AB, July 15-17, 1968; 72 p., stapled white card covers; includes prices realized, very good condition, bumped top right-hand corner, $30.

The Canadian Cents Club. Party Line. 1983-1986. 4-8 p. ea. near fine (one issue, vol. 10 no. 1, June 1985 shows a bit of water damage); $25 for the lot of 13 issues: Vol. 8 no. 2, June 1983 (8 p., 2-hole punched), Vol. 8 no. 3, Aug. 1983 (8 p., 2-hole punched), Vol. 8 no. 4, Oct.  1983 (8 p.), Vol. 9 no. 1, Jan. 1984 (8 p., 2-hole punched), Vol. 9 no. 2, Mar. 1984 (6 p., 3-hole punched), Vol. 9 no. 3, May-June 1984 (6 p.), Vol. 9 no. 4, July-Aug. 1984 (6 p.), Vol. 9 no. 6, Nov.-Dec. 1984 (4 p.), Vol. 10 no. 1, June 1985 (4 p.), Vol. 10 no. 2, July 1985 (4 p.), Vol. 10 no. 3, Aug. 1985 (4 p.), Vol. 10 no. 4, Sept. 1985 (4 p.), Vol. 11 no.  2, Mar.-Apr. 1986 (4 p.). “Party Line is the official publication of the Canadian Cents Club, published at … Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; Louis H. ‘Scoop’ Lewry, Editor & Secretary-Treasurer”.  Scoop Lewry served as President of the Canadian Numismatic Association from 1987-1989.

Canadian Coin Club Society. Canadian Money Talks. Winnipeg, MB: CCCS, 1948-1951. 4 issues : ill. ; original blue mimeographed stapled paper covers; near fine, $120. This lot includes the first four issues of the Canadian Coin Club Society  newly re-constituted by President Bert Koper, who had founded the Canadian Numismatic Art Society in 1937 that folded by 1941: Vol. 1 no. 1, Oct. 1948 (31 p.), vol. 1 no. 2, Jan. 1949 (32 p.), vol. 1 no. 3, June 1949 (33 p.),  vol. 1 no. 4, Nov. 1949 (45 p.)

Canadian Numismatic Publishing Institute. 1958 Standard Guide to Collecting Canadian Coins for Pleasure and Profit. Winnipeg, MB: Canadian Numismatic Publishing Institute, 1958. 26 p. : ill. ; original stapled card covers; shows some water damage, small dark spot on lower edge of back cover; good, $25.

Charlton Auctions. CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF NUMISMATIC DEALERS (C.A.N.D.) AUCTION. Calgary, October 27–29, 1978. 4to, self-covered. 717 lots. Near fine. Ex Phil Carrigan Library; $40.

Continental Coins Ltd. The Canadian Numismatic Association Convention  Floor & Mail Auction. Vancouver Hotel, Vancouver, B.C., Aug. 15-17, 1963. 43 p., 1196 lots : ill. ; cataloguer and auctioneer, Robert A. Levy; stapled paper covers that show signs of wear: top of spine bumped, slightly creased on front top right-hand corner, some spots/staining on back lower left-hand corner and lower edge; good-plus; ex-libris James E. Charlton (per previous owner Darryl Atchison), $100.

Davenport, John S. European Crowns since 1800 (excluding the German States). [1st ed.] Buffalo, NY: Foster & Stewart, 1947. 193 p. : ill.; includes bibliography and index; hardcover; includes 4 errata pages, valuations fom Sept. 1956 affixed to end paste-down, & p. 1027-1030 from the Oct. 1957 issue of The Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine which includes a VF or EF price list of Davenport crowns by dealer Henry Christensen of Hoboken, NJ on p. 1028-1029; ex-libris Cecil Tannahill with his return address sticker affixed to the front flyleaf; fine, $40.

Evans, Brett and Daniel Gosling. “Hans Zoell, Variety Specialist” in The Canadian Numismatic Journal, Vol. 57, no. 8, October 2012 p. 456-466 and Randy Ash “Hans Zoell ‘Wow Factor’ Varieties, p. 467; much underlining by previous owner; overall very good, $10.

 Forbes, Jack and Hans Zoell. Minor Coin Varieties. 5th ed., supplement to 3rd and 4th editions.Toronto: Hobby Publications, 1970; 56 p.: ill.;  stapled card covers with slight yellowing/soiling around the edges; overall very good, $50.

Fraser, Hugh S.; Ken Cherney and Dick Pearce. A Journey North: The Great Thompson Nickel Discovery.  Thompson, MB: INCO Ltd., Manitoba Division, 1985. xvii, 388 p. : ill., maps ; hardcover with dustjacket, inscription by previous owner on front flyleaf; fine, $30.

 Gilboy, C.F. [editor]. ASPECTS OF THE NUMISMATICS OF NORTH AMERICA. Regina: Regina Coin Club, 1986. 4to, original blue cloth printed in silver; jacket. 288 pages; illustrated. Jacket rubbed; insert loose; as new, $50.

Gilmore, Starr.  Canadian Silver Dollars. Winnipeg: Canadian Numismatic Publishing Institute, 1961; 96 p. : ill.;  stapled card covers; as new, $25.

Greene, Ronald. The Tokens of Greenwood and Phoenix, British Columbia. (Occasional Paper no. 1). Victoria, BC: The Canadian Numismatic Research Society, 1993. 62 p. : ill., maps ; soft cover; near fine, $30.

Hill, Leslie C. British Columbia Numismatica Part I – Featuring Trade Tokens. White Rock, B.C.: Leslie C. Hill, 1980. 400 p. ; ill. ; original card covers with slight tear on lower right side; includes loose insert Supplement #1,  Jan. 1981 plus an errata pasted to inside front cover;valuation guide and index; new old stock of John Cheramy Coins, Victoria B.C., per rubber stamp on inside back cover; fine, $65.

Hnatiuk, John. Province of British Columbia Official Chauffeur’s Licences & Badges Class C. Vol. 1 No. 1. Vancouver, B.C.: The author, 1988. 26 p. : ill.; original stapled card covers; no. 55 signed by the author; fine, $30.

International Coin Co. Canadian and Newfoundland Coin Price List. No. 4, Dec. 1958. Winnipeg, MB: International Coin Co., 1958. 24 p. ; original stapled paper covers that show considerable wear and some soiling around the edges; lower front right-hand corner torn; lower back left-hand corner creased; overall good, $25.

International Coin Co. Canadian and Newfoundland Coin Price List. No. 6, Mar. 1960. Winnipeg, MB: International Coin Co., 1960. 32 p. ; original stapled paper covers; near fine, $30.  If both this edition and the previous one are purchased together, $45 for the pair.

J & M. Coin and Jewelry. 1985 Canadian Numismatic Association Convention Numismatic Mail and Public Auction  Sale Catalogue. Catalogued and sold by J. & M. Coin and Jewelry, Vancouver, Joseph Iorio, auctioneer.  32nd annual convention at the Regina Inn, July 18-20, 1985; 28 p., 1055 lots : ill. ; stapled card covers plus bid sheet, fine, $20.

James, Somer and Nick Gerbinski, eds. Cash for Your Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain and United States Coins & Bills. Winnipeg, MB: Numismatic Guild of Canada, ca. 1959-1969. : ill. ; soft cover; near fine. This lot includes 4 editions: 2nd ed., 3rd ed., 5th ed. (1962), 7th ed. (1963); $15 ea. or all 4 for $50.

James, Somer and H.C. Taylor. A Guide Book of Canadian Coins, Currency and Tokens. Winnipeg: The Canadian Numismatic Publilshing Institute, 1959-1970. 11 editions in various pagings; first 8 editions in soft cover, eds. 9-11 spiral bound; good to fine condition, $20 ea. or the lot of 10 for $150 (I have the first 7 editions and editions 9-11; I do not currently have an 8th ed. in my stock).

Klenman, Allan. BRITISH COLUMBIA CENTENNIAL MEDAL, 1858–1958. A HISTORICAL RECORD. Victoria, 1960. 4to, original crimson cloth, gilt. 39, (1) pages; printed throughout in red and black; 5 tipped-in illustrations, including three of the medal printed in shallow relief and in gold, silver, and bronze tints. One tipped-in illustration detached and affixed to blank opposite page; inked monogram initials throughout. Signed by author on title page; near fine. $40 A handsome production; the only known Canadian numismatic publication featuring embossed plates; $120.

Koper, Bert (Park Coin Shop). CANADIAN PROVINCIAL 1858-1859 COPPER CENTS. Winnipeg, no date. 8 pages; illustrated. [with] Koper, Bert. THE BLACK OUT NICKELS OR TOMBAC. Winnipeg, no date. 8 pages; illustrated. Both 8vo, original printed card covers. Near fine.  Rarely encountered but quite detailed die studies. Atchison 270, who dates these from 1944 and 1946, respectively. $30 ea., $50 for the lot of 2.

Kramer, Fred. Mail Bid Auction Catalogue Consisting of My Entire Large Collection of Coins, Tokens and Medallions. Bids close Monday, Oct. 31, 1949. Medicine Hat, Alberta: The Author, 1949. 116 p. glued card covers on stapled book block, rust stains around staples and cover is loose; otherwise good condition. A seldom seen pre-1950 Western Canadian auction catalogue; $40.

Leroux, Jos. LE MEDAILLIER DU CANADA / THE CANADIAN COIN CABINET. Canadian Numismatic Publishing Institute, Winnipeg: 1964 reprint of the second edition. 8vo, original red cloth, gilt. 591, (1) pages; illustrated throughout. Gift inscription on pastedown. Cover a bit worn; else near fine, $60.

Monarch Coin and Stamp Galleries. Price List, Expires Nov. 30th, 1974. North Vancouver: The Galleries, 1974. 44 p. : ill. ; original stapled mimeographed paper covers; near fine, $15. Includes letter from proprietors Gary Lazeo and Jeremy Day; plus many promotions and lists of Canadian decimal coins and paper money, tokens and medals, world coins, U.S. & British coins.

Neale, Graham H. and Ross Irwin.  The Medal Roll of the Red River Campign of 1870 in Canada.  Toronto: Charlton Press, 1982. 69 p. : ill., ports.; hardcover with dustjacket (small tear on lower middle edge of the front of the dustjacket); fine, $40.

Reid, R.L. The Assay Office and the Proposed Mint at New Westminster: a Chapter in The History of the Fraser River Mines. Victoria: Archives of British Columbia, 1926. 101 p. (untrimmed), original card covers separated from te book block; slightly yellowed around edges, top right-hand corner bumped and slight crease on lower quarter of front cover; illustrated with a few sepia-coloured photos; size 9.5 in. x 6.5 in., overall good condition, $80.

Remick, Jerome; Howard Linecar and Somer James. The Guidebook and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins, 1660-1969. 2nd ed. Winnipeg, MB: Canadian Numismatic Publishing Institute / Regency Coin and Stamp Co. Ltd., 1968. 423 p. : ill. ; includes bibliography and index; soft cover; ex-libris Canadian Numismatic Association; very good, $25.

Remick, Jerome and Somer James. The Guidebook and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins, 1798-1967. 1st ed., 1968, 2nd printing. Winnipeg, MB: Canadian Numismatic Publishing Institute / Regency Coin and Stamp Co. Ltd., 1967.  310 p. : ill. ; includes index; soft cover; fine, $30. Includes 4 books in one: “Plus The Guide Book of Canadian Coins, 1659-1967 (9th ed.), plus The Guide Book of Modern British Coins, 1797-1967 (6th ed.), plus The Guide Book of Australian and New Zealand Coins (2nd ed.).

Remick, Jerome; Somer James, Anthony Dowle and Patrick Finn. The Guidebook and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins, 1649-1971. 3rd ed. Winnipeg, MB: Regency Coin and Stamp Co. Ltd., 1971. 568 p. : ill. ; includes bibliography and index; hard cover; ex-libris Canadian Numismatic Association; near fine, $40.

Rogal, Ron L. Saskatchewan Trade Tokens. 3rd addendum. Saskatoon: The Author, 1987, 27 p. stapled paper covers, slightly bent at the back; ex-CNA Library; very good, $15.

Sandham, Alfred. COINS, TOKENS AND MEDALS OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA. Winnipeg: Canadian Numismatic Publishing Institute, 1962 reprint. 72, (2) pages; frontispiece; text figures; 8 plates. Fine, $40.

Sandham, Alfred. Supplement to Coins, Tokens and Medals of the Dominion of Canada. (reprint of unknown date or place  of the original 1872 edition published in Montreal). 11 p., [4] p. of plates in stapled black card covers; as new,  $20.

Schooling, Sir William.  The Governor and Company of Adventurers of England Trading into Hudson’s Bay during Two Hundred and Fifty Years, 1670-1920. London: The Hudson’s Bay Company, Hudson’s Bay House, 1920. xvi, 129 pages. 28 cm (4to). Color frontispiece portrait of Prince Rupert. Facsimile of the first sheet of the Charter (folded). Many b&w illustrations (photos & drawings), Folding map; original presentation book plate to “Mr. G.A.H. Porte”, no. 525; original wrapper with embossed gilt coat of arms on cover & gilt lettering on spine; tear at top of spine; crease on cover; top right of back cover slightly bumped; whole book slightly bent; wrappers chipped (cover is slightly larger than book block); ex-libris Douglas Robins (prominent U.S. numismatist & coin dealer); good condition, $50.

Stewart, Donald M. Alberta Trade Tokens.  Victoria, BC: The author, 1987. 262 p., hard cover, slight tear/gouge on both top edges; otherwise, near fine condition, $60.

Stewart, Donald M. Trade and Advertising Tokens of Manitoba. Calgary: The Canadian Numismatic Research Society, 1969; 135 p. ill. soft cover; very good, $60.

Stewart, Donald M. A Complete Supplement to Trade and Advertising Tokens of Manitoba. Calgary: The author, 1979; 30 p. ill. stapled card cover; as new, $10 or $60 for lot of 2.

Tannahill, Cecil C. Attributed Canadian Maverick Tokens. White Rock, BC: The Canadian Association of Token Collectors, nd [ca. 1980]. 48 p. ; original stapled card covers; near fine, $15.

Tannahill, Cecil C. “Citizens Security Company – Glenside”. The Canadian Paper Money Journal, vol. 21, no. 4, Oct. 1985, p. 116-120. “Official publication of The Canadian Paper Money Society”; fine, $5.

Tannahill, Cecil C. “The Hettle Drennan Company of Saskatoon”. The Canadian Paper Money Journal, vol. 23, no. 2, Apr. 1987, p. 46. “Official publication of The Canadian Paper Money Society”; fine, $5.

Tannahill, Cecil C. An Illustrated Edition on Banking, Trade Tokens, Paper Money and Scrip Used in the Territory and Province of SaskatchewanWhite Rock, BC : The Author, 1980; 219 p. : ill. ; hard cover; by the author; includes first addendum (24 p. : ill. ; The author, 1982); near fine,  $50.

Tannahill, Cecil C. Trade Tokens, Paper and Wooden Money of Saskatchewan: an Illustrative and Descriptive Treatise on Tokens, Paper and Wooden Money Used in the Territory and Province of Saskatchewan[no place of publication given] : Canadian Numismatic Research Society, 1972; 151 p. : ill. ; original yellow, textured, stapled card covers ; includes a contemporary info. card, “Trade Tokens, Wooden Money, and Depression Scrip of Saskatchewan” from the Dept. of Culture and Youth, Province of Saskatchewan; ex-libris Douglas Robins; near fine, $60.

Taylor, H. C. and Somer James. The Guide Book of Great Britain’s Modern Coins, 1860-1960 A.D. 1st ed. Winnipeg, MB: Canadian Numismatic Publishing Institute, 1961. 88 p. : ill.; includes bibliography and index ; original stapled card covers; ex-libris Canadian Numismatic Association; very good-plus, $20.

The Tokens of British Columbia and the Yukon. (Publication no. 5). Vancouver, B.C.: The Vancouver Numismatic Society, 1969. 88 p. : ill., softcover; title printed by hand on spine in red ink; some staining on front over, top  corner bumped; some stains on the title page and slight water damage to top edge of first few pages; overall good condition, $25.

The Victoria Numismatic Society presents its first Exhibition, November 11th to 25th, 1956 at The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. [10] p. : ill. ; original stapled red card covers; small white tag label affixed around spine near top; fine, $20.

Western Coin & Stamp Dealers Association. Newsletter. 1984-1986. stapled mimeographed pages, near fine. This 1ot includes 3 complete issues no. 2, June 1984 (10 p.), no. 3(?) June 1985 (10 p.)  and no. 4(?) Feb. 1986 (5 p.) plus p. 9-10 from the actual issue no. 3, Jan. 1985; $5 per complete issue or all 3 plus the loose page for $10.

Zoell, Hans. Canadian Coin Varieties, including Newfoundland. 2nd ed. Regina: Hobby Publications, 1962; 119 p. : ill.;  includes index, stapled card covers; near fine, $55.

Zoell, Hans. Minor Coin Varieties. 3rd ed., pt. 2., 1965-66. Regina: Hobby Publications, 1965; 155 p. : ill.; includes index; card covers, slightly loose; very good, $50.

Zoell, Hans. Major Coin Varieties. 4th ed. 1966-1967. Regina: Hobby Publications, 1966; 60 p. : ill.; includes index; card covers separated from rest of book & clamp marks from heavy duty clip on both front & back covers; otherwise very good, $45.

Zoell, Hans, publisher/editor. Unusual Numismatic Objects. Regina: Hobby Publications, 1965-1968; ill. ; stapled card covers; as new; the following issues are available: no. 5 Mar. 1966, no. 7 May 1966, no. 10 Oct. 1966, no. 11 Nov. 1966, no. 12 Dec. 1966, no. 13 Jan. 1967, no. 14 Feb. 1967, no. 15 Mar. 1967,  no. 16-17 Apr.-May 1967, no. 21-22 Nov.-Dec. 1967, no. 25-26 Mar.-Apr. 1968, no. 27-28 May-June 1968 (12 issues @ $25 ea. or all 12 for $240).

 

Book Conditions defined:

 

In terms of book conditions, I use the following descriptions provided by Kolbe & Fanning, Numismatic Booksellers:

As new- no signs of wear or defects;

Fine – nice clean copy, slight signs of use;

Very good – some wear, no serious defects;

Good – average used and worn book, complete;

Reading copy – poor, but readable;

Ex-library – with library identification marks.

All serious defects are noted.

I look forward to hearing back from potential customers inquiring about items on this list because they will see it on your Website.  Many thanks for your ongoing interest in my fixed price lists.

Continue to be kind, remain calm and stay safe.

Here’s wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and, above all, safe holiday season and a prosperous and more predictable new year!

 

Yours in numismatics,

Howard

 

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Richard Stockley Books

Specializing in Numismatic & Philatelic Literature

Howard R. Engel, proprietor

2 Bayshore Cove, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2J 3G3, CANADA

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