Last weekend at Wakefield turned into a bit of an impromptu booksigning as Bob Tye popped by to drop off a couple of copies of his new book, "Early World Coins & Early Weight Standards". This single volume introduction to early world coins includes a catalogue of over 1,200 common or influential ancient and medieval coin types, from Europe, Persia, India and China. It is especially useful as a basic catalogue of the commoner Indian and Chinese issues.It also includes an introduction to ancient and medieval denomination sets and an overview of pre-modern systems of weight, and their influence on coin weight. Sample pages are available at his website here.
I will have copies available at the York Coin Fair in January. For information about the York Coin Fair, visit their website here. Look forward to seeing you there!
The summer break will soon be over and Richard and I will be standing at all of the remaining Wakefield Coin Fairs. Run by Eddie Smith and held on the last Sunday of each month, these fairs have a good variety of dealers present and usually attract a vibrant bunch of collectors. I usually have a good selection of numismatic books and a few trays of ancient coins. I now have a good new stock of books, a little depleted by the York Fair, but they do cover a broad range including a copy of Fred Shore's vary scarce and sought after book on Parthian coinage. The remaining dates for 2009 are: 30th August 2009 27th September 2009 25th October 2009 29th November 2009 There is no fair in December and the 2010 season will kick off with the two day York Fair to be held on the 15th and 18th January. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
I will be standing at the Wakefield/Leeds coin fair on the 31st May 2009 and 28th June 2009. I will have a good selection of numismatic books and a selection of ancient coins.
The next fair after these will be the two day York Coin Fair on the 17th and 18th July 2009 when I will have a new selection of "as new" numismatic books for sale. These include an almost complete set of RIC and several rare antiquarian books.