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The E-Sylum:  Volume 2, Number 38, September 19, 1999, Article 6

THE GREAT DEBATE, A BIBLIOMANIC PERSPECTIVE  

   Michael E. Marotta offers the following perspective 
   on our recent discussions of "The Great Debate":  

   "I was not at the debate, but I heard a lot about it," 
   said the colonial collectors. Angel Pietri and Jim 
   Spilman, cheering their champ, Michael Hodder, in 
   E-Sylum v2#36.  

   I gave Buttrey's claims merit because I collected 
   ancients and I respect Buttrey.  I knew Michael Hodder's 
   name but not much about him. I never heard of John J. 
   Ford or Eric P. Newman.  So, I did some research.  This 
   has been going on for over 30 years.  The March 13, 1993 
   sale of literature offered by The Money Tree included a 
   copy of John J. Ford's "The Franklin Hoard of United States 
   Assay Office of Gold Coins: an Answer to Eric P. Newman". 
   The 40-page book, written in 1967, one of 14 known, sold 
   for $2500 on an estimate of $250. The copy was owned by 
   Lester Merkin who was one of the PNG arbitrators involved 
   in the dispute over a $20 gold proof essai sold by Ford and 
   denounced by Newman.  Michael Hodder praised John J. Ford in 
   the Spring 1992 Asylum and Buttrey handed an RNS award to 
   Newman on June 18, 1991. 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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