POSTAGE CURRENCY PATTERN RESEARCH
An article in the June 14th, 1999 issue of Coin World described David Cassel's research into U.S. Postage Currency patterns. He sought the owner of the piece listed in the Judd pattern book as J-325a. I wrote to Dave offering to publicize his quest in The E-Sylum, and inviting him to subscribe. He responded:
"The owner of the J-325a contacted me through the Coin
World article just as you did.
As happy as I am to have found this unique coin, I am equally
happy to have found you and your organization. I am grateful
for your offer of assistance.
Maybe you would care to ask your members to advise me of
their holdings of Postage Currency coins of 1863 and the
related dated coins of 1868 and 1869. There are still other
coins that have been catalogued that may have been incorrectly
attributed. Also, I am trying to provenance as many as I can.
…there is a period of time from the [B. Max Mehl] Olsen sale
through 1970 that I may be lacking in auction material of the
series. (J-325 to J-331 and J-640 to J-646 and J-714 to
If you have nice runs of 20th century catalogs and are willing
to help David out, contact him for a fax list of the catalogs
he's already used; you may have some of the ones he's
missing. His email address is DavCassel@aol.com.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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