Scott Barman writes:
I was going through some old collectibles and found I have a a few coins from Palestine from the
time of the British Mandate. I'm looking for some good reading material on coins of that era. I
found one book, "The Coins and Banknotes of Palestine Under the British Mandate," by Howard
Berlin. Do you know if there any others?
Well, I don't know, but this being The E-Sylum I know where to find out. Howard Berlin is
a subscriber and regular contributor, so I asked him.
My book is now the paperback edition (2005), available from either Amazon.com
or the publisher for $49.95 + s/h
The only other up-to-date authoritative book is by Rafi Dabbah, an Israeli. It is strictly on the
banknotes. It is a bit pricey ($250 - hardback w/slip cover) from Amazon (The English version). I
got mine gratis from the author as we are close friends. I saw a copy or two in Spink's London
store but I don't know the price.
As far as I know, there have been a few articles here and there (in the past two or three years
about the notes (by me as they relate to the vignettes in Paper Money Values) and a 3-part article
by Mark Fox about the coins in general in 2011 World Coin News (reprinted Numismaster):
Having an expert handy is what I call an E-Sylum "Marshall McLuhan moment" from the famous
scene in Woody Allen's "Annie Hall" .
Watch it on YouTube:
Annie Hall (1977) scene with Marshall McLuhan
Wayne Homren, Editor
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