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The E-Sylum: Volume 15, Number 21, May 20, 2012, Article 6

NEW BOOK: A CONCISE CATALOG OF U. S. MILITARY PAYMENT CERTIFICATES

At my request author Carlson Chambliss forwarded this note about his new book on U.S. Military Payment Certificates. He was unable to furnish an image of the book's cover - can anyone help? -Editor

Carlson R. Chambliss has just written a published a new book on MPCs entitled "A Concise Catalog of U. S. Military Payment Certificates." The book is published under the imprint of the Speckles Press and was printed by Sheridan Books of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The book is large format and 152 pages long. It is in full color, and this is the first MPC book to be in this format.

It lists and prices all 15 series of MPCs both in normal and replacement form. A new replacement census that lists about 3500 notes is given, which is far more than are given in any earlier compilations. There are several other datasets including ones never before seen. The POGs that are presently in use in the Middle East are also listed in detail, and almost 500 varieties of these (up though the 15th issue) are listed and numbered. Also discussed are specimen and proof notes, voided notes, errors, fancies, counterfeits, and replicas.

There is an annotated bibliography, and the resources material includes a discussion of the portraits that appear on MPCs. This is an essential source for anyone interested in military money or in U. S. Federal paper money in general. The book is priced at $26.00 postpaid within the USA, but quantity discounts are available and are quite substantial provided a fair number of books are ordered. Prices to foreign countries will be higher due to much greater shipping costs. The author can be contacted by telephone at 1 - 610 - 683 - 6852, by post at P. O. Box 804, Kutztown, PA 19530, and by email at crchamblis@verizon.net (one 's').



Wayne Homren, Editor

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