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The E-Sylum: Volume 21, Number 30, July 29, 2019, Article 8

BEARDLESS BREEN ON RADIO WITH 1943 BRONZE CENT

David Lange submitted these notes about The Flying Eaglet -Editor

The Flying Eaglet 4-3-59 #1 Breen Spadone The Flying Eaglet 4-3-59 #2

I finally had a chance to go through those issues of The Flying Eaglet that I bought during the American Numismatic Association's book sale in Colorado Springs.

The April 3, 1959 edition includes a story about Editor Frank Spadone being summoned to a radio station in the wee hours of the night to meet with Walter Breen, who had a specimen of the 1943 bronze cent with him and was a guest on a radio show called Big Joe's Happiness Exchange. This show is mentioned frequently in TFE, as its host evidently was a coin enthusiast and featured the hobby in his broadcasts.

I'm attaching scans that show Spadone with a couple of radio staffers, as well as a great shot of him with a youthful Breen, who is unrecognizable without his beard.

Interesting. Thanks! The 1943 bronze cent was probably the Don Lutes discovery specimen Breen wrote about in the circa 1959 postcard discussed two weeks ago. -Editor

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
SUMMER SEMINAR BOOK SALE FINDS (http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/esylum_v21n27a22.html)
MORE BREEN AND TAXAY AUTHENTICATION CERTIFICATES (http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/esylum_v21n28a12.html)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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