Monthly Archives: August 2013

“Khanhoo” set on eBay — auction ended a few days ago . . .

The Game of Khanhoo, a Goodall booklet written by W.H. Wilkinson, is not of great scarcity.  I would guess that I have seen maybe six sets on eBay during the past five years, and I think another two or three … Continue reading

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Returning to David Levy and Frederic Jessel and a certain Cogan compilation . . .

David Levy wrote to me after my recent post about Frederic Jessel and the Cogan compilation, and we corresponded a bit about it.  Such Hoyle works as the Cogan compilation discussed present interesting bibliographical problems, and David has explored some of … Continue reading

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Something kind of interesting . . .

Unrelated to the Goodall booklets . . . The following is based on a rather superficial look at the auctions being discussed — and might possibly be somewhat wrong. I find it interesting that, at this moment, there are for … Continue reading

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“Collecting” nightmares . . . Part 3 . . .

This is the third and final installment of my current series of posts dealing with “collecting” nightmares. This third story relates to an incident that had the potential for being the most devastating of the three incidents.  In the final … Continue reading

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Semi-random reflections, with a bit of focus on Edgar Heyl (1911-1993) . . .

I started out with the idea that this post would be something like a review of Edgar Heyl’s book Cues for Collectors.  However, upon a little further thought, I figured that I would write out some reflections on Heyl, generally. … Continue reading

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More on “original condition” . . .

Soon I hope to return to the subject of Frederic Jessel and the Cogan book that he took apart.  For the moment, I want to make clear that the works (the titles) in the “collected volume” had indeed been issued … Continue reading

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“Original condition”: a few thoughts . . .

I was going to research “original condition” on Google, but after barely starting, I decided to fly by the seat of my pants, instead. I suppose that “original condition” could mean “mint condition,” or “fine condition.”  But to me it … Continue reading

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