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The E-Sylum (11/10/2013)

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Wayne Homren

New subscribers this week include Dr. Peter Jacobsohn, courtesy of Neil Shafer, and Matt Powell. Welcome aboard! We have 1,680 email subscribers, plus 250 followers on Facebook.

First, a word about a new ad this week. The seller is offering printing plates from a numismatic book. The book illustrates obsolete notes. The book is in small format and the images are small. Although neither I nor the seller own examples of the notes, I believe these images are smaller than actual size and would likely not be able to be used to make believable fakes of the notes. With the plates coming on the market they will find a new home with or without The E-Sylum, and I felt that their existence could be better documented here to make the hobby aware of them. It's an unusual set of items that will need just the right buyer.

This week we open with updates from literature dealers Charlie Davis and David Sklow, one new book and reviews of two others. Next is a note from Dave Bowers on numismatic books and the NBS, and word of a new acquisition for Princeton University.

Other topics include Fractional Money by Carothers, fantasy and nonsense coins, short snorters, challenge coins and three numismatic diaries from the Whitman Baltimore show.

To learn more about Charles W. Engelhard, Wampum, Japanese Occupation currency, Australian Goose Dollars, the British Naval General Service Medal and the 1755 limmed 4 Escudos of Nuevo Reino, read on. Have a great week, everyone!

Wayne Homren
Editor, The E-Sylum

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