Ron Haller-Williams writes:
The article in the last E-Sylum mentions that your note by J S G Boggs was "personalized by creating a serial number
incorporating Homren’s initials" - but I'm guessing that it also incorporated your date of birth. Please let me know if
Correct! Boggs liked to personalize notes, and incorporating birth dates was one of his favorite methods. -Editor
On a related "note", I think the $500 "Willie" note by Boggs ["October Rent ($500)", sold on Nov. 30, 2015]
included a reference to the "Labour Notes" of Robert Owen, founder of the Co-Operative Movement, and similiar enterprises such
as Ithaca Hours and the Cincinnati Time Store. I refer, of course, to the idea underlying the slogan "THE PRODUCT OF MY LABOURS FOR
YOUR TIME", though this slogan does not seem to have appeared on any such labour notes.
The British spelling of "Labour" is a clue. Ron may be right - I'll ty reaching out to Boggs for an explanation, but he
usually prefers letting his art speak for itself. Below is an 1833 Robert Owen Labour Exchange "Ten Hours" note. -Editor
For more information, see:
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
CONSIDERING THE CONTROVERSIAL J.S.G. BOGGS
Wayne Homren, Editor
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