An Interesting Charles I. Bushnell Numismatic Find ... Colonials
... I recently ordered a rare (1 of 50) first edition set of Charles I. Bushnell's "Crumbs for Antiquarians" because it contains a narrative written by my GGGGG Grandfather Ebenzer Fletcher about his wounding, capture, and escape from the British during the revolutionary war. It just arrived and is in excellent condition ... it looks like it has been sitting on a shelf since the day it was printed, only the corners are slightly bumped. To my surprise, it also contains a complete section on the first Business Tokens issued in the State of New York and the Talbot, Allum & Lee company. It also has a census and list of related auctions from the 1850's with prices realized and who purchased each coin ... a very interesting read. On a side note, it is widely believed that Charles I. Bushell was responsible for the Fugio New Haven Restrikes.