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Sale on literature

Saved from the ravages of Hurricane Katrina, numismatic literature from the library of Clarence Rareshide will be put up for sale by Lake Books of St. Petersburg, Fla.

The sale features “Selections from the library of Clarence Rareshide, Part I” and has a closing date of Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Rareshide was, for 50 years, an avid collector of coins and currency. He was an expert on obsolete U.S. currency and renowned for his knowledge of Confederate and Louisiana bank notes.

He was a contributing author to U. S. Obsolete Bank Notes, Volume I, 1782 to 1866 by James Haxby.

Rareshide and his wife of 48 years, the former Elisabeth Ainsworth, were lifelong residents of New Orleans and his wife took great pains to make sure that their numismatic library would survive Hurricane Katrina. She packed and shipped over 1,000 pounds of books just three days prior to the arrival of the storm.

Sale #82 will feature Part II and is scheduled for late November.

To view the catalog for sale #81, visit http://www.lakebooks.com/current.html. For more information, call (727) 343-8055, fax (727) 345-3750 or write to: Lake Books, 6822 22nd Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL 33710.

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