NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: SEPTEMBER 5, 2010
The E-Sylum (9/5/2010)
Christopher Eimer writes:
Following the review in the 23 August E-Sylum of the Adams - Chao work on the medals of Admiral Vernon, in which it was rightly acclaimed by Dick Johnson, Dick Doty expressed the wish that the book 'had included information on manufacturers of Vernon medals'.
In point of fact, amongst the myriad of detail that the book covers is a section dealing with Metals and Engravers (pp. 201-10), in which the makers of these medals are discussed; and while it does not provide all the answers, the questions that it does ask raises our awareness of the issues and takes us one step nearer in being able to deal with them.
What a great forum and service to numismatics The E-Sylum has become.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: BOOK REVIEW: MEDALLIC PORTRAITS OF ADMIRAL VERNON (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n34a08.html)
Len Augsburger writes:
Ancestry.com is opening its entire website for "free" this weekend. It requires a 14-day "free" trial. So the content is free, but you have to remember to cancel before the free trial period expires. Still a good deal for anyone who wants to try it out.
Bill Snyder writes:
Congratulations to Joe Boling for expressing what many of us have felt regarding international registered mail - "In my opinion, it's better to use regular mail than to call attention to the potential value of a mailpiece by registering it".
Yossi Dotan writes:
You may wish to tell Sheldon Banoff that Yom Kippur in 1965 was on Wednesday Oct. 6, starting on Tuesday evening Oct. 5. (Sheldon wrote "If the exact date the course started was September 29, then I'm pretty certain that Yom Kippur started on September 28 that year, as the class began on the Evening that completed the day of Yom Kippur of 1965.")
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: MORE ON THE ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY COURSE IN NUMISMATICS (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n35a16.html)