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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 46, November 11, 2007, Article 9

TAMS OFFERS FREE SCHENKMAN TOKEN BOOKS TO NEW MEMBERS

TAMS President Bob Leonard writes: "The Token and Medal
Society, thanks to the generosity of Dave Schenkman, is
offering free hard cover, standard token catalogs to
anyone who joins and prepays for a period of three or
five years."

[Below are excerpts from the TAMS press release. -Editor]

Copies of the standard catalogs of bimetallic trade
tokens or hard rubber tokens will be given free to persons
joining the Token and Medal Society (TAMS) for three or
five years, TAMS announced. Founded in 1960, the Token and
Medal Society is now approaching its golden anniversary of
service to collectors and students of exonumia, or medals
and tokens of public and private manufacture.

Bimetallic Trade Tokens of the United States is a large
format, 163 page hard cover catalog by David E. Schenkman,
which retails for $40 plus shipping. Beginning with George
G. Greenburg’s patent for bimetallic checks, it gives the
history of bimetallic tokens over their life span of less
than 40 years. Following is an exhaustive catalog listed
alphabetically by issuer, an index by state, a price guide
and numerous illustrations.

David E. Schenkman’s catalog of Merchant Tokens of Hard
Rubber and Similar Compositions is also a large format,
hard cover catalog with many historical notes. With a length
of 208 page, it retails for $57.50 plus shipping. This book
provides the history of hard rubber tokens and their collecting
(the first listing was published in 1884!), a list of known
makers, and a catalog by state with an index by maker’s name.
A guide to value is provided for every token. The book is
profusely illustrated.

Annual dues of the Token and Medal Society are $25 ($35
non-U.S.A.). Member benefits include the bimonthly TAMS
Journal, access to the Society’s outstanding library of
token and medal literature, assistance in identification
of “maverick” (missing place name) tokens, and free classified
ads in each issue of the TAMS Journal.

To view the TAMS web site, see:
TAMS web site

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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