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The E-Sylum:  Volume 8, Number 48, November 13, 2005, Article 10

HOWARD DANIEL REPORTS FROM BANGKOK

The following is an excerpt from an article E-Sylum regular
Howard A. Daniel III published this week in the MPC Gram
(#1369).  Its a report on his numismatic adventures, filed
from Bangkok, Thailand:

Howard writes: I sent emails and called everyone I was to
meet in Bangkok after settling into my room.  My first meeting
was with Barent Springsted.  He is a former Peace Corps volunteer
here during the war and he stayed to work in the investment community.
He is a paper money and map collector, and has MPC in his collection.
We had dinner in the restaurant and talked over it for more than
two hours.  His Thai wife is almost a perfect twin of my Vietnamese
wife!

My second meeting was with Ron Cristal, who is a former USAF
JAG officer I met over here during the war.  He stayed here and
opened his own law firm.  It has done very well and he is one
of THE collectors of Thai metal financial instruments.  He is
working on a reference that will become THE best one for Thailand,
but he is not into paper so you will not see Thai MPC Coupons in it.

Then Barent, Ron and I met Mr Lee, Bangkok's foremost numismatic
dealer for a lunch at the Sofitel Hotel.  It started at 12 Noon
and finished around 3PM.  We talked and talked about family and
numismatics.

The next day, I went to see Ron again, and then on to Mr Lee's
shop; L. Kim Guan.  He brought me into his office and stacked
up boxes of Vietnamese paper in front of me.  And two sets of
plates for the common DRVN Nam Bo 1 Dong note!  I bought one
set of the plates to use in a future exhibit.  I also bought
several modern Vietnamese notes with higher or lower blocks
than I have in my database.  And four Government of Indochina
10 Cent WWII-era notes.  Two of them have the same exact
numbers and are replacements!  I need to get them to Joe Boling
to update WWII Remembered.

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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