Last week Joe Foster inquired about Cal Wilson's last Repository issue, Vol 5 nos. 5 and 6, published electronically in October. 2001.
Roger Siboni was the first to come forward with an offer to help, writing:
I think I have a complete run of Cal Wilson's Repositories, fixed price lists and a few other related items.
David Gladfelter also offered assistance.
Stephen Pradier came forward with electronic copies of Repository issues, and I've forwarded the requested one to Joe. Below is a short excerpt from that issue.
Elsewhere ins this an future E-Sylum issues I'll republish some items from them. Reading through some of these has been a real trip down biblio memory lane. Thanks!
This issue of THE REPOSITORY has been a long time coming -- thirteen years and six months to be exact. Perhaps a record has been set for the longest hiatus for an American numismatic literature periodical. In any event, the proof that the journal is still alive now rests firmly in front of you.
There was never an intent to halt publication, even following the closure of my bookstore in 1991. As most of my long-time readers are aware, the numismatic literature marketplace is not the most lucrative of enterprises. For ten wonderful years, though, I had the pleasure of indulging in a labor of love. During that time, I experienced the joy of handling some of the finest and rarest numismatic works ever produced. I made many, many new friends and established long-standing relationships with numerous customers and fellow hobbyists. However, simple economics finally compelled me to throw in the towel and re-enter the "real world" of earning a regular paycheck.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
QUERY: CAL WILSON'S NUMISMATIC REPOSITORY
Wayne Homren, Editor
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