Collectors of Military Payment Certificates and other military money look forward to the annual MPC Fest organized by Fred Schwan.
At the recently concluded Fest XV a long-anticipated book was released: American Red Cross in World War II Collector's Guide by Jim Aitken, Garry Arva and Kathy Freeland. Here's some information provided by Fred. Thanks!
According to the introduction, the authors "have included every numismatic item we could find and some of the window dressing as well. To at least a small degree we have touched on the Red Cross in nine established fields of collecting: numismatics, deltiology, philately, autograph collecting, map collecting, ephemera, sports memorabilia and militaria."
Of course numismatics proper is covered with the inclusion of chits, short snorters, checks, trench art and war funds. The book is in color with a lot of great pictures and images many of which were from the collections of Festers and Gramsters. The meat of that is a listing of ARC chits from around the world. This listing is based on the Garry Arva collection.
The book is available at the introductory price of $22 postpaid by writing me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. The same email may be used for PayPal if desired.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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