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The Oscar E. Monnig
Meteorite Collection Catalog

By Dr. Arthur J. Ehlmann

8 3/4 x 11 1/8 inches, 192 pages

Softcover velvet matte finish, acid-free paper

32 original color photographs

60 pages of rare historic documents from the Monnig archives including letters from H.H. Nininger and secret field correspondence

Exclusive never-before-seen photographs

A complete catalog of the collection

New essays by Dr. Arthur Ehlmann
and Geoffrey Notkin

The definitive work on Oscar Monnig and his famous collection

Oscar E. Monnig (1902–1999) was one of the greatest meteorite enthusiasts of all time.
He spent most of his long life in Fort Worth, Texas, earning a law degree from the University of Texas in 1925. His “only formal scientific training,” as he put it, was signing up for an astronomy course that was promptly cancelled for lack of enrollment. He worked for, and eventually headed, the dry goods business his family owned in Fort Worth until the sale of his company in the early 1980s. Although his vocation was business, his avocation was always meteoritics and astronomy. As a young man, he founded the Texas Observers astronomy club to promote interest in meteorites. To satisfy his curiosity about “rocks from space,” he traveled to some of the major American museums to view and discuss meteorites. The trip left him somewhat discouraged, when the curators at these museums treated him “as a nobody” and did not even offer to show him a meteorite.

The early experience further fired Oscar's lifelong passion for meteorites and his
drive to gather his own collection. He began collecting meteorites in the early 1930s, amassing one of the most significant private collections of his day. Oscar traveled
widely on family business and established a network of business associates, employees,
customers, and perhaps most importantly, local newspaper editors.

In later life, Oscar donated his impressive collection to Texas Christian University, along with an endowment that allowed for the curation of his collection, and eventually the design and construction of a museum to showcase some of his finest specimens. Oscar told his friend Dr. Arthur Ehlmann, who would become the collection’s curator, that “Fort Worth has been very good to me,” and he wanted his meteorites to stay there.

This book is more than just a catalog of specimen weights and numbers. It features original portraits of some of Oscar’s finest meteorite specimens, as well as historic documents, letters, and photographs from the Monnig archives. It is also a portrait of a man, his collection, and a life-long passion for meteorites.

Published by Stanegate Press, LLC
Tucson, Arizona

THE MONNIG COLLECTION CATALOG IS LIMITED
TO 1,000 COPIES AND IS AVAILABLE IN THREE EDITIONS


THE DELUXE COLLECTORS' EDITION

• The Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Collection Catalog

Strictly limited to one hundred copies, signed and numbered by Dr. Ehlmann

• Deluxe custom white linen slipcase

• Exclusive 5 x 7 inch vintage portait photograph of Oscar Monnig

Price: $100.00 [a few copies still available]

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THE SLIPCASE EDITION

• The Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Collection Catalog

• Deluxe custom white linen slipcase

Price: $40.00 [in stock]


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• The Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Collection Catalog

Price: $30.00 [in stock]


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