Dennis Schafluetzel submitted this query about a common problem in updating numismatic catalogs - extending a catalog numbering scheme. Advice, anyone?
I recently purchased Kenneth Keller's out of print book "Sutler Paper Money" published by Rich Hartzog. I listed Sutler scrip associated with Tennessee in the Tennessee Obsolete Book I am developing. I was able to identify the TN-related Sutler I had images that were in the book. However, a number of the pieces I have images of are not listed in the book. I wish to extend the identification system to include the pieces that are not listed for the new finds. Has anyone extended the book listing to add new finds?
For example the note 74th Regiment IN, E.G. Newhall Sutler $5 should probably be identified as IN-SE500 (Last letter in IN section of the book is IN-SD). It should be between 67th Regiment IN (IN-SB050) and 79th Regiment IN (IN-SC025).
I also have a $2 similar image from same Regiment and same Sutler so it should be IN-SE200
A more difficult one is the handwritten 29th Michigan Infantry $0.50 note
This appears to be similar to the $5 MI-PE-A listed in the book.
I am not sure of the difference between the Paymaster (P) notes and the other notes (S) listed in the book. If anyone can help, I would appreciate it.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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