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Beistle, Martin

Resident of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. He married Annie Dewalt, daughter of the inventor of the radial arm saw.

President of the Beistle Company. They manufactured paper novelties. They sold an early type of coin holder. He used the same company name for dealing in coins.

His collection was sold by Bolender in two sales in 1935 and 1936. He is credited with originating the term “akcidefect” referring to die clashes.

Author of A Register of Half Dollar Die Varieties and Sub-Varieties in 1929. The edition bound in brown cloth sold for $7.50. A deluxe interleaved edition limited to 135 copies bound in brown leather sold for $15.00.

obit: NUM 48 Feb 1935 page 98


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