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Charles Caine Anderson


Born in Florence, Alabama. Graduate of the University of North Alabama.

His family business grew from two newsstands selling fireworks. After banning fireworks in 1946, they were legalized again in 1957. In 1972, Anderson was one of the first American businessmen invited to trade with China.

American Promotional Events, under the trade name TNT Fireworks, is the country’s largest importer and distributor of fireworks from China. Anderson News Corp. claims to be the country’s largest distributor of magazines.

Owner of Anderson Press, parent of ANACS, and Whitman Publishing. Also owner of Books-a-Million, and Treat Entertainment, parent of H. E. Harris, distributer of numismatic and philatelic products.

In 2007, ANACS was sold to James Taylor.

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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