AMERICAN NUMISMATIC AUCTIONS

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American Numismatic Auctions


The One Hundred Greatest Items Of United States Numismatic Literature Rank: Number 91



A listing of over 13,000 American numismatic auction catalogs, Martin Gengerke is the bibliophile’s bedrock. First issued in 1983, with the eighth and final edition in 1990, Gengerke applied not only his own herculean strength but recruited many bibliophilic brethren who also contributed to the final enumeration. The most obscure firms are all listed, from Coin-Ucopia to Coin-A-Rama to Koin-X-Change, and of course everyone else is in here too, the prolific Elder’s 292 sales leading the pack among individual cataloguers. The work serves as a handy companion to the ANS library catalog, for Gengerke patiently combed the stacks of the institution of record and recorded what was present and what was not. Given a choice, one should try to acquire the deluxe edition of Gengerke, which contains a useful ninety-six page consignor’s index to the entire series. Karl Moulton has separately authored a followup, United States Numismatic Auction Catalogues, listing auction catalogs from 1990-2000, and a glance at the calendar suggests that it is once again time to resume that task.

First Edition

GENGERKE, Martin. AMERICAN NUMISMATIC AUCTIONS.
Woodside: The Author, 1983
125 pages
Quarto: 28 x 21.5cm
Softbound: Paper covers.
1st print out, dated 11/10/83 [1]


Second Edition

GENGERKE, Martin. AMERICAN NUMISMATIC AUCTIONS.
Woodside: The Author, n.d.
203 pages
Quarto: 28 x 21.5cm
Softbound: Paper covers.
2nd print out, not dated


Third Edition

GENGERKE, Martin. AMERICAN NUMISMATIC AUCTIONS.
Woodside: The Author, 1984
200 pages
Quarto: 28 x 21.5cm
GBC: Blue card covers.
1st commercial edition


Fourth Edition

GENGERKE, Martin. AMERICAN NUMISMATIC AUCTIONS.
Woodside: The Author, 1985
193 pages
Quarto: 28 x 21.5cm
GBC: Green card covers.
Printed on 4/11/85


Fifth Edition

GENGERKE, Martin. AMERICAN NUMISMATIC AUCTIONS.
Woodside: The Author, 1986
270 pages
Quarto: 28 x 21.5cm
GBC: Yellow card covers.
Printed on 2/24/86


Sixth Edition

GENGERKE, Martin. AMERICAN NUMISMATIC AUCTIONS.
Woodside: The Author, 1986
270pp, 16 pages
Quarto: 28 x 21.5cm
GBC: Salmon card covers.
Printed on 5/10/86, contains a 16 page summary of firms.


Seventh Edition, Volume One

Image courtesy of Thomas Wetter Numismatic Library.

GENGERKE, Martin. AMERICAN NUMISMATIC AUCTIONS. (VOLUME I - BY FIRM)
Woodside: The Author, 1987
224 pages
Quarto: 28 x 21.5cm
GBC: Green card covers.


Seventh Edition, Volume Two

Image courtesy of Thomas Wetter Numismatic Library.

GENGERKE, Martin. AMERICAN NUMISMATIC AUCTIONS. (VOLUME II - CHRONOLOGICAL)
Woodside: The Author, 1987
72 pages
Quarto: 28 x 21.5cm
GBC: Green card covers.


Seventh Edition, Volume Three

Image courtesy of Thomas Wetter Numismatic Library.

GENGERKE, Martin. AMERICAN NUMISMATIC AUCTIONS. (VOLUME III - CONSIGNORS)
Woodside: The Author, 1987
107 pages
Quarto: 28 x 21.5cm
GBC: Green card covers.


Eighth Edition

GENGERKE, Martin. AMERICAN NUMISMATIC AUCTIONS.
Woodside: The Author, 1990
271 pages
Quarto: 28 x 21.5cm
GBC: Blue card covers.
Contains only the listings by firm and chronologically. This version does not include the consignors portion.


Eighth Edition, Deluxe

Image courtesy of Thomas Wetter Numismatic Library.

GENGERKE, Martin. AMERICAN NUMISMATIC AUCTIONS.
Woodside: The Author, 1990
368 pages
Quarto: 28 x 21.5cm
Hardbound: Full green leatherette, gilt.

Limited to 30 copies.

The limited deluxe editions contain the 96 pages of consignor information.

Eighth Edition, Super Deluxe

GENGERKE, Martin. AMERICAN NUMISMATIC AUCTIONS.
Woodside: The Author, 1990
368 pages
Quarto: 28 x 21.5cm
Hardbound: Black quarter leather, marbled boards, gilt.

Limited to 6 copies. Super deluxe copies were distributed to: Martin Gengerke, Armand Champa, Myron Xenos, Ken Lowe, Remy Bourne, plus one additional person.[2]

The limited super deluxe editions contain the 96 pages of consignor information.


References

  1. Remy Bourne, TENTH PUBLIC AUCTION & MAIL BID SALE. October 1-2, 1999.
  2. Remy Bourne. TWELFTH PUBLIC AUCTION SALE, Lot 561. October 6-7, 2000.