International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN)
  After 38 years with Spink, London, I have decided to start my own business. During my long career with Spink I have dealt with a very large number of collectors, dealers, libraries, museums, and the academic community in all parts of the world. I have travelled extensively in Europe and in the United States and elsewhere, and have met a vast number of interesting people, who share an interest in numismatics. I have always believed in the fundamental importance of personal contact, trust and good faith in conducting my business. I fully intend to continue to deal with my customers on that basis.
Over the past 38 years I have been instrumental in helping to form many exceptional private libraries of numismatic material. I have also have been involved in the dispersal of many major libraries, including that of Sir Edward Robinson (Stanley Robinson, Keeper of Coins, British Museum) (Spink Coin Auction 13, 1981). Much more recently, we purchased outright the fine library of Professor Georges Le Rider, Director of the Cabinet des Medailles at the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. I catalogued and offered for sale almost 1000 items in a fixed price retail catalogue (Numismata Graeca. A large selection of Numismatic Books from the library of Georges Le Rider. 2005).
Douglas Saville
We have handled many fascinating and important volumes including, most recently, perhaps one of the greatest of the numismatic portrait books – Johann Huttich's Imperatorum Romanorum Libellus, 1525. The importance of this particular volume was that it had been owned by perhaps the most famous of all the humanist bibliophiles, Jean Grolier. We paid, at auction, in excess of 102,000 euros for it.

Whilst at Spink I edited the Numismatic Circular for almost 20 years, taking over from Howard Linecar, who had worked at the company since 1935, and from whom I learned so much.

For over 30 years I have also been involved in editing and publishing all the very many major works of reference that are associated with Spinks, including works such as the monumental Roman Imperial Coinage. Titles I have been involved with include all those originally published by Seaby’s, after Spink purchased their complete list in 1996 - subsequent editions of Coins of England and David Sear's great collector handbooks - Roman Coins and their Values is just one example.

In 2003 Spink co-published (with George Kolbe, Crestline) Christian Dekesel's tremendously important Bibliography of 17th Century Numismatic Books, in 3 volumes. Earlier this year (2006) the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers awarded Christian joint first prize of its prestigious International Bibliographic Prize.

Professional Associations
I have served on the Council of the Royal Numismatic Society.

I have been a member of Council of the British Numismatic Society.

More recently, I served on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN), under the Presidency of Arthur Friedberg. In addition, I served as one of the three members of that Organisation’s Publications’ Committee, and was responsible for organising the annual Book Prize of the IAPN.

I am now very pleased to have become a member, in my own right, of the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN), having been admitted earlier this year at the Association’s Annual Congress in Deauville. At the same time, I was also asked to continue my membership of the Association’s Publications Committee, and of which I am delighted to be a member.

I am also a member of the Hellenic Numismatic Society.

I am a member of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society to whose Journal, The Asylum, I contributed a lengthy article detailing some of my experiences whilst working at Spinks, between the years 1969 and 2003. (The Asylum - 25 years of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, published in Summer 2004).

I wholeheartedly recommend anyone who has an interest in numismatic literature to subscribe to the
E-sylum, an online weekly newsletter edited, maintained and distributed by Wayne Homren.

My business is based very near Reading, an easy journey from Heathrow, from Central London and in the M4 corridor, with its extremely good transport facilities. However, I am pleased to travel to meet clients. We can arrange to meet visitors at Reading station or Heathrow, when required. An appointment is absolutely essential, however, since I am not always in the office.