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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 11, March 12, 2006, Article 13

GEORGE FULD'S SCOVILL VISIT

Alan V. Weinberg writes: "With reference to Dick Johnson's article
concerning the thermoplastics industry of the mid 19th century and
its influence over tokens, medals  and presentation cases for medals
and tintypes:

Scovill of Waterbury Ct was a major influence, as Dick Johnson says.
But a truthful legend in numismatics has been that George Fuld (and
his dad Melvin?)  actually visited Scovill in the late 1950's or
60's and came away with many thousands of gem Uncirculated rare
tokens from their archives. This hoard accounts for the majority
of Gem Unc Civil War tokens and old  trade tokens known today. And
possibly Hard Times tokens.

I'm certain George Fuld receives E-Sylum weekly and perhaps he'd
be willing to  recount for E-Sylum the story surrounding his visit
to Scovill and how he succeeded in gaining access to the hoard, some
details of the hoard, etc . I'm certain the matter hasn't been
previously addressed in print and would be of great interest to
collectors.  Next to John Ford (now deceased) and QDB, I think
George's memory would be the most rewarding repository of stories
concerning mid -1900's numismatics."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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