Coin Collector's Blog author Scott Barman was recently profiled in The Saturday Evening Post. His July 19th blog tells the story of how it came about.
Very few publications can trace its roots back to colonial times. One of those publications is The Saturday Evening Post.
Through this long history, The Saturday Evening Post continues to publish a variety of stories including those of general interest. One of The Post's regular columns is “Collectible News & Notes.” As part of the column, The Post features a collector and their passion for what they collect. In the July/August 2010 issue (Vol. 283, No. 4), your blog host is the featured collector.
I was contacted via email by the writer of the article. After we exchanged a few notes, he called me one afternoon. I happened to have been driving to a local grocery store when he called. I spent most of our one-and-a-half hour conversation while sitting in the parking lot in front of the grocery store. It was a pleasant conversation and I am sure I gave him more information than he asked for. He distilled the conversation into a nice article that appears on one page—even though there is a minor mistake (in the caption under the picture, it should say that I am still looking for a 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent in change).
Two weeks after our discussion, a local freelance photographer visited my home to photograph me and my coins. The photographer was a pleasant woman who also took pictures of my dogs. My wife liked the pictures that appear in the magazine.
The article itself doesn't appear to be available online, but Scott's lengthy post is worth a read for history and Ben Franklin buffs. He's compiled a great history of the publication, including its links to Benjamin Franklin.
To read the complete blog post, see:
The Saturday Evening Post
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