Author David Lange submitted this information on Wayte Raymond's Easy Display System coin holders. Thanks, Dave! -Editor
I recently bought an item on eBay that fills a longstanding hole in my collection of Wayte Raymond coin holders. It's cabinet for Raymond's Easy Display System coin holders, which are
covered on pages 183-184 of my book on the National Coin Album and related products. The attached photos and vintage ads reveal how it worked.
The individual coin holders measured 2" wide by 2.5" tall and came with various sizes of openings, as needed. These holders were then placed into trays, which measured 10"
wide by 5" tall inside their raised borders, snugly holding two rows of five coins each. Ten trays could fit into the cabinet, which thus held a total of 100 coins. The concept was a less costly
update of the traditional, rather expensive, coin cabinet. It was in production from 1936 until the onset of World War II cut the supply of necessary materials.
Neither the cabinet nor the trays carry any text identifying them as Raymond products. The brown tape on the trays is identical to that used on both Raymond National coin album pages and Meghrig
American pages. The texture of the synthetic leather covering the cabinet, however, more closely matches that used by Meghrig products. Thus, it's possible that this is yet another Meghrig clone
of the Raymond product line, but I may never be able to tell for certain. In any case, it's something I was glad to add to my coin album "museum."
Great item, and likely pretty rare, although without identifying markings, today's owners might not understand what it is that they have. Do any of our readers have one of
these babies? -Editor
For more information, visit Dave's web site at:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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