ANCIENT - Numismatic Booksellers

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Windchild, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Windchild

    Windchild Punic YN, Shahanshah

    Title pretty much sums up my Question...


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  3. Ardatirion

    Ardatirion Où est mon poisson

    Charlie Davis, Paul-Francis Jacquier, and Kolbe & Fanning. David Sklow also has some good auctions, but that's primarily US stuff.

    I find my best deals on books are found through occasional and random searches on bookfinder.
     
  4. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    WC, check your PM.
     
  5. Windchild

    Windchild Punic YN, Shahanshah

  6. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Sorry dude, I can't help ya regarding thrifty book-deals ... I usually pay through the nostrils via ABE Books
     
  7. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Books are even worse than coins. The best deals are from people who think that they will never find a buyer for a 50 year old book on 2000 year old coins. The worst deals are from those who know that there has not been any better book published and there are several people in line looking for that title. Bargains were easier to find before the Internet connected all the used book sellers but those willing to pay now have a better chance of finding the book they want so we have to take the bad with the good.
     
  8. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Along with Bill's list, Lake books occasionally has some titles, (right JA?).

    I search Ebay both under the general book category for coins, as well as books and publications section in coins.

    Other hints? Amazon can have some good books, and don't forget other country Amazon's are not connected to Amazon.com, so checking amazon.ca or amazon.co.uk can lead to some good prices as well.

    Let's see, oh and Scott Semans has a good book list. He is www.coincoin.com.
     
  9. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Here's the link. I didn't post it yesterday because an auction was ending at 5 and I had a bid in for the Meshorer Nabataean Coins.

    http://www.lakebooks.com/

    But this guy only does mail bids - email and phone is good too. It's old-fashioned, but what can you do if there's a book you want?

    I haven't found out yet whether I won.
     
  10. Ardatirion

    Ardatirion Où est mon poisson

    I am frustrated to have missed what looks like a great auction, and yet delighted that my beleaguered budget can survive until May.
     
  11. Rudi Smits

    Rudi Smits Member

    My fav site for numismatic books is www.abebooks.com ... Always found what i needed ;-) and if any of you is looking for auction catalogues, please PM me. i got over 3000 in stock (please note i do live in Belgium, shipping to the US can be expensive !)
     
  12. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Well, it would appear that I've won lot E 47, the Meshorer Nabataean Coins. I've got an email out to Fred to verify. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
     
  13. Rudi Smits

    Rudi Smits Member

    Wow ! Started at $20 ? Great price for a Meshorer ! Happy for you, John !
     
  14. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    It's about what I expected, after the buyer's fee and s/h. The last available one (that I know of) sold on vcoins for $90. In fact, I was worried that a $100 bid was too low, but I'm not made out of money. Still, I'm not dancing a jig yet - I'll save that for when I've got it in hand.
     
  15. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Congrats on the new/old books, JA => awesome score, my friend!!

    :high5:

     
  16. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Yup, Fred just emailed. It's mine. :)

    Now just my luck, it'll get lost in the mail.
     
  17. Rudi Smits

    Rudi Smits Member

    You did put my address on it, right ? :p
     
  18. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    I thought you had that book, or am I mixed up? (Don't answer that.)
     
  19. Rudi Smits

    Rudi Smits Member

    Nope, don't have Meshorer myself. Yup, ur mixed up :p
     
  20. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    I also found a pdf download of George Francis Hill's Catalogue of the Greek Coins of Arabia, Mesopotamia, and Persia in the Royal British Museum. There's a decent section on Nabataeans there, and a bucket-full of other interesting coins and descriptions.
     
  21. Rudi Smits

    Rudi Smits Member

    Ouf ! This calls for a link...
     
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