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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 53, December 31, 2006, Article 21

1974 NUMISMATIC LITERARY GUILD ANNUAL MEETING

Many thanks for David Gladfelter for sending me a couple copies of
Financial History Magazine.  David included some interesting ephemera
in his package, including a copy of the September-October 1974
Numismatic Literary Guild newsletter featuring stories and photos
from the group's annual meeting at the American Numismatic Association
in August that year.

The early gang sure knew how to party.  The "Bill Louth Mucho Gusto
Musical Group" stole the show. Curly Mitchell donned a wig to
impersonate Ben Franklin, and the "What is an Executive Director"
skit featured Mint Director Mary Brooks as an anesthetist, Lee Martin
as a surgeon, and funeral director Ray Byrne as a patient.  My favorite
photo was captioned "Lee's frown became a broad grin when the surprise
visitor planted a kiss."  The picture featured a nameless, bikini-clad
young lady next to Lee at the podium.  You just don't get good cheesecake
in numismatic publications anymore.

The 1974 convention was held in Miami, FL - nearly 33 years ago.  Many
of the participants are now gone.  Were any of our readers at the event
(and sober enough to recall it for us now)?  Who was the hottie in the
polka-dot bikini?  She'd be her 50s now.

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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