David Glatfelter submitted these great notes and images on the greeting cards of numismatic centenarians. Thanks! May you live long and prosper!
William S. Dewey, 1905-2006: Bill celebrated his 100th birthday on December 5, 2005, and a few days before that sent out this
very special Christmas card. He actually celebrated his 101st Christmas that year, doubtless forgetting the 1905 Christmas when he was only a few days old (that was the year that he WAS the Christmas present although he might have received a few of his own). Bill was the ANA's first librarian and served in other jobs too, including but not limited to preparation of the 1940 index to The Numismatist. He was a supervising engineer for the New York Telephone Company, volunteer chairman of his local water and sewer authority after he retired, and founder and president of several local coin clubs. The Ocean County Historical Society published two of his studies on local industries (the Bergen Iron Works and the Torrey brothers' railroad construction business, both of which issued exonumia). He wrote frequent stories on historical and numismatic topics, one together with me. He received the Krause Numismatic Ambassador award in 1987.
Eric P. Newman, 1911-2017: Over his long life Eric published many research studies on numismatic topics, all set forth in an extensive annotated bibliography in Truth Seeker (see below). But perhaps his greatest contribution to the discipline was establishing the not-for-profit Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), largely funded by the sale of his extensive collections of coins, paper money and numismatic literature. He also established the Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) maintained at Washington University in St Louis, which makes available, free of charge, an eclectic, in-depth selection of numismatic literature to scholars and novices alike. The story of Eric the humanist and humanitarian is chronicled in Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman by Leonard Augsburger (currently the NNP project coordinator), Roger W. Burdette and Joel Orosz (Dallas: Ivy Press, Inc., 2015). The greeting card for Eric's 106th birthday in 2017 was designed by friends and collaborators Maureen and Stuart Levine. Needless to say, Eric loved it, and you will too.
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