A descendant of Adam Eckfeldt helped Joel Orosz and Len Augsberger on their book about the first Philadelphia Mint. She found NBS though a web search hit on The E-Sylum, and has been a subscriber ever since. She could use our help to locate a missing family heirloom.
I continue to read The E-Sylum which is always interesting, even to someone who is not a collector. It amazes me that you put together such a classy publication every week with so many interesting articles, and it's not even your day job!! I also appreciate your having connected me with Joel and Len; I so much enjoyed their visit to my home two years ago (when we had almost three feet of snow on the ground!) and have enjoyed their friendship since then.
Whenever I read The E-Sylum this glass pitcher with a bust of Adam Eckfeldt comes to mind and I wonder if there might be a way of getting a message out to your readership about it. This commemorative pitcher went missing from the estate of one of his descendants about six years ago and has not yet been found.
I have taken some photos of it from a video we recorded at my mother's house a few years before she passed away in 2005. Unfortunately they are not sharp, but do give some idea of its shape and of the bust, which is identical to the Adam Eckfeldt Mint Retirement medal (Len Augsberger provided this image).
If anyone has seen this pitcher (or if there is another one out there), I'd love to know about it.
So, has anyone seen this pitcher? Please keep a lookout in the numismatic and antique marketplaces.