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Coin Collecting Albums – A Complete History & Catalog: Volume Three, Whitman Publish Company Folders and Albums 1940-1978

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SKU: 11416
AUTHOR/EDITOR: David W. Lange
ISBN 13: 9780989455329
ISBN 10: 0989455327
MADE IN: USA
Regular Price: $75.00
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This is the third volume in David W. Lange’s series of books chronicling the publishers of coin albums and their product lines. At 343 pages, it is the largest book in this series to date. There are more than 1500 photos, articles and vintage advertisements, most of them in full color. The book is printed on 100# glossy stock, with an illustrated hard cover and Smythe sewn case binding to last for generations. The book’s cover actually reproduces the image of a Whitman coin folder from the 1960s, and the cover text utilizes the very same fonts that are immediately recognizable to veteran coin collectors. 

The book relates the history of Whitman Publishing Company from 1916 to the 1990s, when it underwent several changes of ownership to emerge as the still powerful force in the hobby that it is today. All of Whitman’s coin folders, albums and cards produced from 1940 through 1978 are given their own chapters, with complete histories and catalogs featuring every single title, edition and variety. These are identified with unique Lange Numbers for easy reference and trading between collectors. Every subtle detail is described and illustrated, revealing how truly complex these seemingly simple products really are. 

Among the highlights of this new book are several prototype products from the author’s collections that hitherto have been unknown to the hobby. Sections are devoted to many printing and binding errors, and these are attractively illustrated. Sidebar stories are devoted to the many custom printed folders and albums that Whitman has produced for various coin and medal programs. Finally, an extensive selection of Whitman coin collecting accessories is described and illustrated. These include numerous coin check lists, decal sheets, tubes, storage boxes, coin collecting kits and the very rare “Coin Store” board game from 1962.

Binding: Hardcover
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: August 1, 2020
Size: 8.5x11
Pages: 343



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