Corrections and Additions
Whew. Last's week's diary was a whopper. Here are some corrections and additional items that didn't make it in by midnight.
The gentleman at the left in this photo from the Sundman Lecture Luncheon is Ted Lemba from Florida. As noted, the others (left to
right) are: David Sundman, Jill Kimball, David Lisot and Ken Bressett. Corrections include:
- The name of the exhibit on the Loubat books is "Loubat's Vanities." ( I wrote "Varieties.");
- The Numismatic Americana dealer's name is spelled "Shamhart".
- Jill Kimball is Littleton Coin Company's Public Relations Manager. I managed to write "Whitman" instead.
Sorry! The biggest mixup came with the my comment following this quote from Susan Trask:
I feel like I know you really well - I take you to bed with me every Sunday night." That was the funniest line I'd heard all
week. Luckily her husband was right there and mine doesn't read this newsletter (as far as I know, anyway).
Which should have read, "... and my wife...". I don't have a husband (not that there's anything wrong with
that, as Seinfeld would say).
Thanks to Dave Ginsburg, David Sundman and others for setting the record straight on all of these.
Jeff Starck's Book Purchases
Traveling by air with an already overflowing suitcase, I refrained from purchasing books at the show. But Jeff Starck of Coin
World was loading up. Here's his report. -Editor
One of the highlights of the ANA show, besides having a chance to make new contacts and connect with longtime friends, is to obtain
Aside from the books mentioned here in recent weeks (Paul Cunningham’s Lincoln’s Metallic Imagery and Prue Fitts’ The
Beginner’s Guide to Identifying Byzantine Coins), I picked up a few titles from Phillip Mussell, of Token Publishing.
He was offering the firm’s annual Medal Yearbook, which while mostly focused on what collectors here would call orders and
decorations, did also include a small number of military award medals that can be found in auction catalogs and dealer showcases.
Since many of the designers and topics cross over to traditional numismatics, the book was a worthy purchase. The 2016 edition of
Medal Yearbook is due for release Sept. 27, to coincide with Coinex in London.
Though the 2015 Coin Yearbook is almost a year old, at $10, it was well worth it, offering a presentation of the most important
information about British and related coins that is more accessible, though less scholarly, than the heralded Spink guide.
Also found at his table was The Banknote Yearbook As the Token Publishing website notes, The Banknote Yearbook 9th Edition is
the complete guide to English, Scottish, Irish and Island notes and is now firmly established amongst Banknote dealers and collectors alike.
That book was helpful immediately upon my return to the Coin World office, as I had to confirm something about Scottish paper money.
It should be noted that some U.S. collectors might find these books through Amazon – for instance, new copies of the Banknote book are
there for less than full retail, and don’t require costly shipping from the UK. Each of these titles are worthy additions to a numismatic
Jeff also provided these links. Thanks! -Editor
Token Publishing (www.tokenpublishing.com)
Medal Yearbook 2016
Coin Yearbook 2016
Banknote Yearbook 9th Edition
I lucked out in that I was riding back in a car with Bill Gibbs, so I was able to buy a whole box of goodies!
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WAYNE’S NUMISMATIC DIARY: AUGUST 16, 2015
Wayne Homren, Editor
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