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Does Anyone Have Knowledge of the Richard A. Long Auction, c. 1989?

Does anyone know of an auction of the collection of Richard A. Long, a specialist and author in the area of Mexican numismatics? I ran across an old scan of a set of Pillar Eight Reales that bore his name and 'AUCTION 1989', but have not been able to find any other details of the apparent sale, or a catalog.

Does anyone here have any other context?

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  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,263 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 23, 2023 9:03AM

    Richard Long was a dealer in Mexican coins from the 1960s to around 2007. Very old school (he used Polaroid photos in his catalogs right up to the end).

    His catalogs are scarce and tough to find. And he handled some fantastic coins.

    What additional info do you need?

  • EASilverEASilver Posts: 35 ✭✭✭

    I got rid of my Richard Long catalogs when paring down my numismatic library a few years ago. Sorry.

    Dick was always willing to send coins for a look-see before bidding in his auctions. I still have quite a few very nice coins from his auctions.

    Sorry not to be helpful.

  • ChopmarkedTradesChopmarkedTrades Posts: 493 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pruebas said:
    Richard Long was a dealer in Mexican coins from the 1960s to around 2007. Very old school (he used Polaroid photos in his catalogs right up to the end).

    His catalogs are scarce and tough to find. And he handled some fantastic coins.

    What additional info do you need?

    I was hoping to find details about this specific catalogue.

  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,263 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ChopmarkedTrades said:

    @pruebas said:
    Richard Long was a dealer in Mexican coins from the 1960s to around 2007. Very old school (he used Polaroid photos in his catalogs right up to the end).

    His catalogs are scarce and tough to find. And he handled some fantastic coins.

    What additional info do you need?

    I was hoping to find details about this specific catalogue.

    So I guess my question stands? What is it you would like to know?

    Richard was a dealer. And as such he wasn’t going to reveal anything about the consignor other than that which is printed there.

  • ChopmarkedTradesChopmarkedTrades Posts: 493 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was hoping to be able to find exactly which sale this was, beyond 'Auction 1989', as well as the lot numbers of the coins depicted on the cover, so I could cite them as provenance; that would require having access to a copy or scan of the catalogue itself. The cover goes a long way, it just doesn't have all the details.

    I appreciate the responses people have provided thus far.

  • ChopmarkedTradesChopmarkedTrades Posts: 493 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Managed to find a scan, thanks to everyone for all your help! The coins in question came from Mail Auction Sale 55, which was held on February 8, 1989.

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