1936 The Park Coin Catalogue

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zonad
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1936 The Park Coin Catalogue

Postby zonad » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:53 pm

Purchased a copy which I received in today's mail. Contains illustrations of tokens of Canada from 1670 to present(1936) by Bert Koper.
On the back is stamped JB Collectionne Les Mannaies Octave Pelletier.
Does anyone know of Octave Pelletier?

hre2015
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Re: 1936 The Park Coin Catalogue

Postby hre2015 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:25 am

Hi Zonad:

I too just purchased a copy (on June 27, 2016 from a local self-described "peddler" in my home-town of Winnipeg) of this catalogue by Winnipeg-based Canadian numismatist Bastiaan Henry Martin ("Bert") Koper (1899-1963), founder of the Park Coin Shop at 377 Henderson Highway (circa 1935-1960), the Canadian Numismatic Art Society (1937-1941), the Canadian Coin Collecting Society (1947-1951), publisher of the variously titled periodical Canadian Numismatic Coin Topics (1938), Money Talks (1939-41) and Canadian Money Talks (1948-51), an auction catalogue from 1938, numerous price lists and at least a couple of booklets on varieties of the "blackout" (tombac) nickel of 1942 (published by the Park Coin Shop in 1946) and the Province of Canada's pennies of 1858 and 1859 (published by the Park Coin Shop in 1944). I am extremely excited with my recent acquisition of The Park Coin Catalogue as it is a rare artifact of Canadian numismatic history. Incidentally, James E. Charlton (1911-2013), quintessential "coin man to Canadians" acknowledged Koper's illustrations from The Park Coin Catalogue (of which there are over 1000) in the first editions of his coin catalogue that he began publishing in 1952.

In response to your question, it sounds like your copy was probably once owned by Octave Pelletier (1889-1956). He was a prominent numismatist from Quebec whose obituary was recorded by Fred Bowman in the Canadian Numismatic Journal of April 1957 (vol. 2, no. 4, p. 71).

Should you be willing to part with your copy or if you happen to have anything else relating to Bert Koper, please let me know. FYI, my wife and I will be entering an exhibit on Bert Koper at the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association Convention in Ottawa later this month. It is entitled "Re-examining Bert Koper, Canadian Numismatic Pioneer: Pedigree, Provenance & Progeny" and it will include my copy of The Park Coin Catalogue. Should you happen to be in the vicinity of the Delta Ottawa City Centre during the week of July 19-24 (exhibits will be open to the public July 22-24): http://www.rcna.ca/2016/ I would be delighted to meet you and show you our exhibit.

Bill in Burl
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Re: 1936 The Park Coin Catalogue

Postby Bill in Burl » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:02 am

Randy (Zonad) is a long-time well-known collector of top grade Canadian decimals and errors/varieties. He comes to a great many of the RCNA conventions, but don't know about this year.
Bill in Burl

zonad
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Re: 1936 The Park Coin Catalogue

Postby zonad » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:44 am

I will be in Ottawa for the show, most dealers can point me out if I can't find you. See you soon!

Shylo
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Re: 1936 The Park Coin Catalogue

Postby Shylo » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:01 am

Zonad is on here now too!!! WOO HOOO... !!!

hre: I too am from Winnipeg.. if you ever want to chat coins over a coffee don't hesitate to drop me a line....

Bill in Burl
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Re: 1936 The Park Coin Catalogue

Postby Bill in Burl » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:15 am

I think that Zonad is from Alberta. Been to many shows with him in the T.O. area.
Bill in Burl

hre2015
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Re: 1936 The Park Coin Catalogue

Postby hre2015 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:50 am

Hi Shylo:

We are already known to each other through the Manitoba Coin Club; yes it would be good to chat further about all things numismatic and I look forward to doing so with you in the fullness of time.

Numismatically yours,
HRE


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