If it was in The E-Sylum I can't seem to find it, but I recently read an article about an old 45 rpm record on the
"S.V.D.B." label with songs with numismatic titles. So guess what I just found in my garage? A copy of the record I'd
forgotten I had. -Editor
Benjamin Jefmer record
A web search turned up this review:
Benjamin Jefmer is, one could assume, a coin collector and he's written two country songs to tell us all about it. Well, okay, he
only wrote one song, as both sides of this single have the exact same melody, but he at least gave them different lyrics. Both are about
coin collecting, though.
At first, I looked for a metaphor in lyrics such as "Collecting has its sad times, too 'cuz it happened once to me/ I found a
Lincoln extr-y fine of 1914/ But when i turned it over, what I saw, it was a shame/ Someone used a pocket knife to carve on it his
name", but I found nothin'. I tried to discern a double entendre of some kind in "I started out collecting coins not many
years ago/ Thought I'd put a few coins back and try to save some dough / Then one day, I bought a book/ The little folding kind / To
start my set of Lincoln cents that I felt sure to find", but there is none. They're about COINS and that's that, Buster.
Also, I learned a new word from this record. "Numismatic" refers to a person who studies coins (and paper money, too).
Let's all use it in a sentence today.
To read the complete article, see:
If You're a Coin
Collector / The Numismatic (http://rateyourmusic.com/release/single/benjamin_jefmer/
I also found these in the same container:
Fexlig Schlag, The Jefferson Nickel Story
Gilroy Roberts: The Designer and The Coin
Click on an image to see a larger version in our Flickr archive. Pretty cool, huh? So would anyone have a copy of the "Vantage
Recording Company catalog listing all available records on Numismatics and Philately"? As far as I know, there are the only two
numismatic records the firm produced.
I wish I could say I'd listened to them, but I acquired them long after the days when record players became obsolete. I know
vinyl's making a comeback, but I've got nothing in the house that can play these. The same with this:
Adelphi University Home Study Course in
Fundamentals of Rare Coin Collecting and Investing
Twenty cassette tapes with talks by Stanley Apfelbaum, Grover Criswell, John J. Ford, Jr., Harry Forman, David Ganz, William Gay,
Charles Hoskins, Donald Hoppe, George Mallis, Herbert Melnick, Walter Pershke, Ed Rochette, Leroy Van Allen, and Luis Vigdor.
Great numismatic ephemera if nothing else, but the audio content of some of these is priceless.
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