As noted last week, America's numismatic elder statesman Eric P. Newman turned 106 on May 25, 2017. His son Andy provided these images. The $106 bill was the creation of Maureen
and Stu Levine. Great idea! -Editor
Who needs J.S.G. Boggs when we have Maureen and Stu? Great job on the note, which is replete with great details. I like the serial number, and the fact it's a star note.
David Gladfelter writes:
Belated birthday wishes to you, Eric. You continue to remind us of George Will's comment about the standouts of professional baseball: "Some men are like mountains: The closer you get to
them, the bigger they become."
Neil Shafer writes:
During the years Ruth Hill was active, virtually until the day she died, I was in constant contact with her. She lived in a large apartment in St. Louis. Much of the time we dealt with
International Bank Note Society (IBNS) business, but there was also considerable discussion about the world paper money catalog originated by Dr. Arnold Keller, and which she eventually purchased
from Whitman. Several sections were published under auspices of the IBNS.
On two occasions I took one or the other of my 9 or 10-year-old young boys (now almost 52 and 50 years old) on a combined trip to see her and spend some time at Six Flags (or whatever the
big amusement park was named). After we returned from the amusement park we three would meet Eric for dinner- and invariably the boys would fall asleep at the table!
In 1974 Eric sent me a small round rubber blank "coin" that he said was used as a 1c substitute in St.Louis; this was during the time of the so-called "penny shortage" when
several pieces of 1c scrip were issued. We had a kindred interest in those pieces.
In 1985 I sent Eric a Presentation Copy of my depression scrip book. His poetic response is illustrated.
I wish Eric the very best always.
Eric loves a good rhyme almost as much as ice cream. It's great intellectual challenge, of course. Perhaps we should hold a numismatic poetry contest someday. -Editor
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY #106, ERIC P. NEWMAN (http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n21a11.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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