The latest addition to the Newman Numismatic Portal is the Fractional Currency Collectors Board Newsletter. Project Coordinator Len Augsburger provided the following report.
The Fractional Currency Collectors Board (FCCB) has contributed their newsletter for the years 1983-2014 to the Newman Portal. The inaugural issue deals with the usual housekeeping items
(dues, club meeting logistics, etc.) but also includes the lifeblood of any specialty periodical – a new variety discovered, and a rare item appearing in the market. Production values parallel the
rise of desktop publishing, and by the mid-1990s the newsletter boasts a well-illustrated professional appearance. Robert Kravitz also his contributed his reference on the subject, A Collector’s
Guide to Postage & Fractional Currency, in addition to a series of Collector’s Guide updates and a number of fixed price lists. FCCB member Len Glazer contributed the auction sale catalogs and
fixed price lists of his firm Fractional Currency, Inc. Newman Portal acknowledges Jerry Fochtman for coordinating this large addition to NNP, as well as Robert Kravtiz and Len Glazer for their
At Jerry's request I dug thru my library and located the Len Glazer fixed price lists. The 1980 one has a delightful cut-out cover which mimics a U.S. encased postage stamp,
one of my collecting specialties. You can't duplicate that digitally. It's a great collectible and I wish I'd kept my copy in better shape. -Editor
Link to FCCB Newsletter on Newman Portal:
Link to Robert Kravtiz’s A Collector’s Guide to Postage & Fractional Currency:
Link to Kravitz’s fixed price lists:
Link to Fractional Currency, Inc. auction catalogs:
Link to Fractional Currency, Inc. fixed price lists:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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