David Gladfelter submitted this note about token author and researcher Melvin Reiter.
Melvin Reiter has died. He was a retired architect, collector of dairy tokens and active in the Michigan Token and Medal Society (to which memorial contributions may be sent).
His magnum opus (and magnum it is) is his 1,204 page "Catalog of Dairy or Milk Tokens and Related Exonumia" published by Michigan Exonumia Publishers (Paul Cunningham), latest edition of which I am aware is 2002.
The first edition was in 1976 and consisted of only 51 pages in a comb binder. For covers he used recycled Michigan state agency report covers turned backwards. A tree saver.
I corresponded with Melvin over the years but never met him.
To read an online obituary of Melvin Reiter, see:
Wayne Homren, Editor
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization
promoting numismatic literature. See our web site at coinbooks.org.
To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor
at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
To subscribe go to: https://my.binhost.com/lists/listinfo/esylum
Copyright © 1998 - 2012 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.
NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS webmaster