The June 2009 issue of TAMS Journal, the official publication of the Token and Medal Society, has been published. The issue includes TAMS librarian Peter Irion's From the Bookshelf column, Public School Athletic League Sunday World Walking Club Medals 1915-1916 School Year by Paul Lajoie, and Part 7 of Abraham Lincoln on Coins, Medals and Tokens by D. Wayne (Dick) Johnson, among other features.
The cover article is a great piece by Simcha Kuritzky on The Mount Carmel Center of Waco, Texas. Made infamous by Vernon Howell (a.k.a. David Koresh), the compound so famously besieged by the F.B.I. had a long prior history which included the issuance of scrip and tokens.
One of the strangest issuers of Depression-Era scrip was the Davidian Center at Mount Carmel, now part of Waco, Texas. They issued tokens as well as two kinds of bills, and, while expecting their Lord to arrive any day and bring them to the Holy Land, survived for two decades intact.
Many thanks to Simcha for providing these images. He adds:
You may want to note that I exhibited this scrip at the Portland ANA spring show and plan on exhibiting them in Los Angeles at the summer show.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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