KEN BRESSETT WRITES
In response to last week's E-Sylum, "Red Book" editor Ken
"Thanks for another great issue of E-Sylum. It
just keeps getting better each week and is always something to
look forward to each Monday. Your dedication and work is
very much appreciated.
Peter and Donna Jones were two of the nicest people in all of
the numismatic world. The comments about her hospitality and
entertaining were not exaggerated. Unfortunately I lost contact
with them some years ago, but I would like to send Donna a
note of sympathy. Can you or anyone supply an address?
(Editor's note: Paul Withers has received several such requests;
Donna Jones has recently moved, and Paul is working to find
her new address).
To Tom DeLorey's request for info on an early auction of
patterns, I can offer the following: There was an auction on
Wednesday, May 30th, 1860 by Leonard & Co, of Boston,
Mass. that contained several lots of patterns all described as
such. Many were 1859 varieties, others went back to Gobrecht
dollars of 1838. It is interesting to note that Feuchtwanger pieces
were included. One lot is described as "full set of 1858 Pattern
Cents, proofs, 12 varieties."
Thanks for your kind words about "The Fantastic 1804 Dollar"
book. Somehow the coin continues to get more fantastic with
each passing year."
Wayne Homren, Editor
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