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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 17, April 25, 2010, Article 17

NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: APRIL 25, 2010

Regarding the "World's Greatest Book Collector" Haven O'More, Fred lake writes:

I'm sure that many of your readers who have also read Nicholas Basbanes's wonderful book A Gentle Madness will remember to change the punctuations found in Mr. Moore's name to read "Have No More". The tongue-in-cheek naming is a bit obscure, but it is all explained in Basbane's book. My copy is dog-eared from many re-readings.

Regarding numismatic articles in non-numismatic publications, Ginger Rapsus writes:

I recall an article in the Old Farmer's Almanac about the 1916 Liberty Standing quarter. This was the famous "topless" quarter, even though the Type I design was used in 1917 also! I submitted an article to the Almanac on the 1792 half disme, but they didn't want it.

Regarding Mrs. D. Dee DeNise, Tom Sheehan writes:

I believe that she was the ANA librarian for a time. I can't tell you much more, I never met her. I do recall her name being mentioned by older long gone collectors here in Seattle.

Joe Boling writes:

When I was in Seattle in the 70s, the O.P. Eklund collection was still being disseminated, and obtaining coins and tokens with his original envelopes accompanying them was possible and desirable.

Incidentally, if anyone has access to a decent photograph of Eklund, the American Numismatic Association needs it. He is a member of the Numismatic Hall of Fame, and the only photo that anyone has ever found is a small newspaper halftone that looks really ugly when blown up to plaque size.

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: QUERY: THE LIBRARY AND COLLECTION OF OLE P. EKLUND (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n16a23.html)

Brent Zimmerman writes:

The article entitled "ALAN V. WEINBERG ON THE HOBBY IN THE 1960S" was a wonderful piece of history for me and many other readers, I would guess. As a relatively new collector (7 years) and numismatic student, Alan's words were a welcome refreshment in today's fast-paced drive-through world.

After reading and hearing stories from bygone years, and the great names from that time, I long for more. His own memories are priceless! I am still waiting to attend a "big" convention, such as an ANA or FUN event, and look forward to learning much, seeing more & making my own memories as well. Thank you Alan!

Tom Fort found an interesting piece of trivia, and I thought I'd share it in the form of a quiz. Who can complete this sentence? Double credit given to anyone who answers this without resorting to a web search.

Measuring in at roughly the size of a sheet of legal paper, the world's largest single banknote is ...



Wayne Homren, Editor

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