Last week Paul Withers wrote on behalf of a friend seeking a photocopy of an article by Don Taxay that appeared in Coin World decades ago.
I felt sure that someone would come up with something. And indeed someone (Kenneth Bressett) did - and more, not only with a scan of the article for which my friend was looking,
but also a most interesting interchange of information that followed, which has been enlightening, not only for my friend, but for me on a series of coins that I scarcely knew existed.
It prompts me to mention that for 35 years I corresponded with Fred Pridmore. He was a remarkable person who always answered letters so fast that his reply invariably came return of post. Nowadays
though, we have the tremendous advantage of the internet, which means that others can share in the correspondence, and replies are virtually instantaneous, and can be accompanied by a high-resolution
image of the coin being discussed.
How much my friend misses by not trying to become computer literate. I could certainly recommend him becoming a reader of The E-Sylum. My thanks to you, to Kenneth Bressett and to The E-Sylum.
Ain't this a lovely hobby?! My wife asked why I would keep a 30-year old clipping, and I had no good answer for her, except that I knew someone would be looking for it
Another option is offered by Amanda DeWees of Whitman Publishing, who adds:
I suggest contacting Krista Hesselbein of the Coin World library. She was very helpful to me in my quest for photocopies of some 1980s-era CW articles. Her letterhead gives the
address 911 Vandermark Road, P.O. Box 150, Sidney, OH 45365-0150. Theres also a fax number: (937)498-0812. I believe there is usually a fee for photocopies of articles from their archives.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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