We continue to enjoy The E-Sylum and thank you for producing it.
I thought I would mention my wife Jane's article about a newly attributed Baltimore Civil War token appeared in the Winter 2008 issue of The Civil War Token Journal. It is titled "Proof at Last - Ahern & Broadbent Civil War Token". Jane searched many Civil War era newspapers and other sources in order to locate the advertisements when the company began and ended, as well as detailed histories about Mr. Ahern and Mr. Broadbent. Since there was not a city directory for Baltimore in 1864, it was not possible to merely locate the company in a directory.
We are working with George Fuld and John Ostendorf on Baltimore tokens which should be added to the book on Civil War tokens. John has taken on a large task being the coordinator, and has been working very hard.
I'm glad Russ brought this article to our attention. I'd actually scanned the image of the issue's cover last week, but ran out of time to include it in The E-Sylum. This issue of The CWTJ has a number of good articles in addition to Jane Sears' piece. One example is Dave Perkins' article on Coins, Tokens and Currency Circulating in Detroit, Michigan During the 1860s". Specialty club publications are treasure trove of great numismatic research and information. -Editor
Wayne Homren, Editor
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