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The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 52, December 17, 2000, Article 4


Over on the colonial coin collectors forum, Chris Stevens wrote about some research he's doing on Jacob Perkins.:

In reading 18th century issues of The Essex Journal "I also stumbled upon a number of interesting things. One being the original ads run by Perkins for the sale of the Washington Funeral medals. In an add on the front page of the E.J., Perkins states (exaggerates?) that bulk inquiries are welcome, and he has ability to execute 3-5 thousand pieces daily!"

The ad appeared in the Jan 10, 1800 issue; here's the full text, from a picture published on the forum's web site:

Jacob Perkins
Takes leave to inform the pub-
lic that he will now be able to answer
orders for the Medals in memory of the late
illustrious Gen. WASHINGTON, from
any part of the continent, and to any a
mount, executed on Gold, Silver, or White
Metal, with punctuality and dispatch -- from
3 to 5 thousand can be made daily.

A liberal discount will be made to those
who purchase quantities to sell again.

Jan 7

[Editor's note: the colonial coins web pages on the egroups site are open only to subscribers of the newsgroup. Luckily, anyone can subscribe]

Wayne Homren, Editor

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