Bill Eckberg of Florida writes:
You might mention that Bernard Edison was known in numismatic circles as R. Tettenhorst. He even had fake ID in that name. A great gentleman and a good friend who LOVED his half cents and his numismatic friends.
Last week we announced the passing of famed U.S. Half Cent collector Bernard Edison, obliquely referencing his pseudonym "R. Tettenhorst". He was known as "Tett" in the early American copper
Here's an excerpt from an April 26, 2018 CoinWeek
article. See the complete article online. It includes an audio podcast (by Bill Eckberg) and video interview (by Charles Morgan) with Tett. -Editor
Bernard Alan Edison, the collector responsible for one of the all-time great collections of copper United States Half Cents, has passed away. He was 90 years old.
Better known in the wider hobby by the nom de coin “R. Tettenhorst” (which was actually the name of his secretary, to whom his packages were addressed), Bernard Edison–“Bunny” to his friends–carefully assembled his
collection over a lifetime of business and civic success in the St. Louis, Missouri area. A member of the Edison family of Edison Brothers Stores fame, Bernard was born on March 23, 1928.
It might be worth noting that fellow St. Louis coin collector (and Edison’s relative through marriage) Eric P. Newman worked as an executive vice president at the company during this same time period.
To read the complete article, see:
Bernard Alan Edison, aka “R. Tettenhorst” (1928-2018): In Memoriam
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
BERNARD ALAN EDISON (1928-2018) (http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/esylum_v21n16a07.html)
ROSE M. TETTENHORST (1936-1989) (http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/esylum_v21n16a26.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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