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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 37, September 12, 2010, Article 16

NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: SEPTEMBER 12, 2010

Regarding the American Numismatic Association's planned seminar in Carson City, Nevada, Myron Xenos writes:

The Carson City Museum has a pretty complete set of CC coins, but good luck trying to see them. When I was there, they were in a stand-up display 10 feet behind a wrought-iron gate. You would have needed binoculars to enjoy them. As far as CC coins are concerned, you can see more at the ANA in Chicago next year.

On a better note, those of us who are protectors of the Second Amendment are treated to what I consider to be the finest display of weapons I have ever seen, including a brass Gatling gun and some pistols I could have only imagined.

Howard A. Daniel III writes:

"The United Future World Currency project is another useless scheme by those people who believe something like the United Nations can become the world's government."

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: ARTICLE PROFILES UNITED FUTURE WORLD CURRENCY PROJECT COORDINATOR (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n36a19.html)

Regular readers know we've discussed some of numismatic author William Sheldon's other books, including his famous studies on the somatotyping of Ivy League student bodies. These E-Sylum articles are available on our web site.

Well, someone at the Journal of Physical Education and Sport Management must have found these during a web search, This week I received this email: "We received a manuscript titled; Anthropometric characteristics, somatotyping and body composition of Volleyball and Basketball players. I wish to inquire if you can create time to review this manuscript."

Who, me? Are they so hard up for qualified reviewers that they'll spam random web contacts without even reading the web pages? Who writes the articles for this journal? Monkeys with typewriters? -Editor

Dave Bowers forwarded a copy of philatelic literature dealer Leonard H. Hartmann's latest Friends of the Bibliopole price list (September 6, 2010). In it were a few titles on forgery that may be of interest to numismatists.

We have just added to stock two new Forgery titles by Joe Nickell and still have a few copies of his long out of print 1990 book. These books are informative and a joy to read but they are not philatelic

Real or Fake: Studies in Authentication. 2009, 256 pages, cloth with dj, $35.00

Detecting Forgery: Forensic Investigation on Documents by Joe Nickell, 2005, 240 pages, card, $19.95

Pen, Ink and Evidence, 1990, 304 pages, in color, cloth, limited stock, $77.50

For more information, see: www.pbbooks.com .

Alan V. Weinberg writes:

The latest online Coin World indicates that the long running dispute (since 2007!) involving dealers Stu Levine, Ken Goldman and the Professional Numismatists Guild will be heard, and open to the public, at the forthcoming late September Long Beach Ca show.

This should be interesting, particularly since the previous secretive decisions of the PNG, of absolutely no benefit to the collecting public or non-member dealers, will be open to public scrutiny and, hopefully, public imput. The PNG has no business keeping under wraps for so many years, on penalty of suspension or expulsion as happened in this case, their adjudicated findings on behavior in their ranks. Not only does this cheat the entire hobby but it leads to unfounded rumors being spread.

The PNG was wrong, notwithstanding their "rules" on secrecy, and an Appeals Court has said that. It takes years but sometimes our system exhibits common sense.

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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