Readers reported the passing of two fellow numismatists this week. Sorry to hear the news.
Erwin Schäffer, 1937-2022
Yosef Sa'ar writes:
"Sadly, I must report the death of the numismatic author and researcher Erwin Schäffer of Bretzfeld, Germany. Herr Schäffer wrote several catalogs of the tokens of Romania, the standard works on the subject. He died on 8 July 2022, four days short of his 83rd birthday.
"I see the E-Sylum also reviewed his book on Romanian pattern coins.
"Erwin Schäffer, Romania - Designs, Pattern Coins and Catalogue of Issued Coins. Vol II. Guttenbrunn 2015. 480 p., color illustrations throughout. Hardcover. Thread stitching. 21 x 30 cm. ISBN 978-973-0-19455-5. 65 euros."
To read the complete online obituary (in German), see:
Lawrence "Larry" Richard Casey
Judy Blackman passed along news of the passing of New Jersey numismatist Larry Casey.
Here's a short excerpt from his obituary.
Larry was a memorable character. You could recognize him by his unique way of speaking, extensive vocabulary, and quirky sense of humor. He forged lifelong friendships with some but shared equally deep bonds with others he had known for far fewer years. Having heard of his exploits, even people who never met him felt as if they knew him.
Larry was an avid numismatist and collected Castro-era Cuban banknotes. He enjoyed sharing his albums and expertise and had hoped to write a catalogue one day.
To read the complete online obituary, see:
Lawrence "Larry" Richard Casey | 2023 | Obituary
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
NEW BOOK: ROMANIA TOKENS, TAGS AND CHIPS
BOOK REVIEW: ROMANIA TOKENS, TAGS AND CHIPS
NEW BOOK: ROMANIAN COINS (1989 TO 2014)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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