THE HOBBIES MAGAZINE BUILDING IN CHICAGO
The E-Sylum (7/18/2010)
Len Augsburger writes:
Some urban history here - we have a view looking north at 1006 S. Michigan in Chicago, and a 2nd view looking south.
Both of the building sides exhibit old (1950s era?) ads for Hobbies Magazine, which, in the 40s and 50s featured a several page coin section every month. Frank C. Ross was the main contributor, though Thomas Elder and others also held forth. The publisher, Lightner, is still listed at this address.
I may have some copies of this publication in my library, but I can't put my hands on them. Does anyone have one or more issues? Could you share images of the covers with us? Thanks, Len - this is an interesting remnant of numismatic literature history. -Editor