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    Christensen and Stone

    WAYNE'S NUMISMATIC DIARY: JULY 17, 2016

    07/17/2016

    ind me and we took our seats while we waited for them to set up our table for dinner We lamented that Howard Daniel couldn 39 t be with us He lives half the year in Viet Nam and might have helped with the menu I lamented that our resident wine expert Gene Brandenburg wasn 39 t with us yet But I asked myself quot What would Gene do quot and ordered a glass of Malbec from Argentina Christensen and Stone Eric brought with him a set of Christensen Stone mail bid sale catalogs These two lady dealers from California Alva Christensen and Ethel R Stone were active from the mid 1960s thru the early 70s often selling medals He was lending the set to me for the Newman Numismatic Portal It will be a great complement to the medal literature already digitized including the Presidentia


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    TAMS Journal, Vol. 18, No. 6 (pg. 36)

    12/1/1978 numismatics periodicals tokens medals

    ublication of such a listing Much discussion was held on pros and cons of such a listing Acceptance of his proposal died for lack of a motion USD A Food Stamp Token project was brought up by Neil Shafer In 1975 these tokens were offered to Neil three to four sets each time they were struck to be used for a future catalog Neil had received approval from the Board for free advertising and Christensen and Stone were to handle the sale repaying the manufacturer for the tokens supplied to them Neil is now asking if TAMS can pay the manufacturer direct and then recover their money after the tokens are sold This subject was tabled for the new Board of Directors and a detailed report is to be presented by Neil as to what he has submitted to Christensen and Stone Christensen and Stone will be asked to sup


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    Coin World [08/18/1971] (pg. 43)

    8/18/1971

    s Collectors of Art Medals Inc Great Easters Numismatic Association and Middle Atlantic Numismatic Association Qiristensen Stone Sets Mail Bid Sale 28X 13 X 8 X 6 x 7 x IM 33 x 15 x 8 50 9X S X 725 Public Service Each of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks is a corporation organized and operated for public service August 31 is the closing date for the current mail bid sale being conducted by Christensen and Stone P O Drawer 729 Temple City Calif 91780 As is characteristic of most Christensen and Stone sales this latest features a wide range of material calculated to offer something to virtually everyone in the realms of numismatics and exonumia Items range from South African trade checks to woven pictures There are lots of cam paign materials for American political items collectors ex position


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    Coin World [12/22/1976] (pg. 27)

    12/22/1976

    win huhlu December 22 1976 Christensen Stone set exonumia mail auction ye Jan 10 of next year is the auction the partners closing date for the new announced from their Temple Christensen and Stone mail City Calif headquarters Bay State club picks slate Henry R Malenfant Lakeville Mass was elected president of the Bristol Plymouth County Numismatic Association for the upcoming year Elections were held during the organization s recent show in New Bed ord Mass Blackbrum New Bedford vice president Anne E Hooper New Bedford treasurer Anne Kurshall New Bedford secretary and


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    THE HISTORY OF FOOD STAMP CHANGE TOKENS

    THE HISTORY OF FOOD STAMP CHANGE TOKENS

    02/01/2015

    was to be reinstated and the scramble was on in earnest That 39 s when Personalized Plastics came to the fore That La Crosse based company put out what must have been thousands of flyers promoting their plastic token sets as their response was tremendous They were also sympathetic to my request for some examples as they sent me pieces from so many different locations I had to send some to Christensen and Stone in California so they could sell them and help me to pay PP for such a quantity I did save a set from each store Their shipment to me covered the approximate years from 1973 through around 1975 The company was then sold to Plasco and I was refused any more cooperation whatsoever so I have no firsthand knowledge of anything they produced after they took over I imagine it was in the thousands o


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    TAMS Journal, Vol. 18, No. 3 (pg. 33)

    6/1/1978 numismatics periodicals tokens medals

    548 Post Exchange Fort Crook Neb GF 1 line 12 85 571 Marine Post Exchange Camp Elliott I C Z Panama 1 00 BR VF Unlisted 47 75 SO CALLED DOLLARS PAUL CUNNINGHAM 3 18 78 1114 HK405 au Cat 137 50 2400 1116 HK 412 VF XF dark Cat 175 00 29 65 1119 HK 450 Wilson dollar pitted F 23 60 1158 HK 821 Sterling Investment AU 180 00 1159 HK 822 Pedley Ryan AU 116 00 1160 HK 824 Pedley Ryan XF 5110 Christensen and Stone 2 20 78 330 HK 300 Louisiana Purchase Gold Plated 15 00 349 HK 491 N Y World s Fair Dollar Unc 20 78 HARD TIMES TOKENS PCAC 11 21 77 19 Lowll R 6 VF 145 00 81 Low 117 F VF Feuchtwanger 3d 198 00 STORECARDS PAUL CUNNINGHAM 3 18 78 1039 Fashion Saloon Lodi Cal BF 1 drink Brunswick Balke Collender B2 42 00 1040 Joe Liel Farmers Saloon Milipita CA GF 5d drink VF B2 Unlisted 46 85


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    The Token, America's Other Money (COAC #10) (pg. 196)

    /1995 Tokens

    ential Coin Anti que Co June 15 1974 lot 313 F VF Planchet crack edge to nose slightly dark W 52 Smithsonian Institution 1994 before 1980 found in collection pre 1980 source unknown F VF Corroded dug Flaws on rev denticles 8 34 g W 53 Presidential Coin Antique Co Jan 21 1983 lot 70 same as W 51 downgraded F Small planchet crack light scratches on Obv Rx W 54 Christensen and Stone MB June 20 1964 lot 390 ex consignment G store card coll F W 55 Stack s May 6 1992 lot 158 ex Gilbert Steinberg ex Ed Janis ex Christensen and Stone MB early 1960s Obv well centered Grad ed F by Ed Janis XF edge cut rim dented by Stack s presumed to be the same piece W 56 J Benjamin Yablok 1995 Aug 1991 ex Albert Jakira MB lot 280 F Several old small digs W 57 Chapman Br


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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 23 (pg. 426)



    d Jr Collection Earlier from Levine s sale of March 1976 lot 1254 Paper envelope with pedigree nota tion included 22878 Dakota Territory Hot Springs Good For 10 Cents In Trade At J Grosenbeck s Ranch Near Hot Springs Dakota Brass 36 mm EF 45 Text is incuse on token Original luster is present in the protected letters From the John J Ford Jr Collection Earlier from Christensen and Stone s sale of May 1963 lot 1 72 Paper envelope with pedigree notation included 22879 Dakota Territory Pembrina R R Wilson Good For 10 cents Pembrina D T Brass 23 5 mm Fine 12 All text is incuse Reverse has a raised rim and denticles but otherwise is blank From the John J Ford Jr Collection Earlier from Christensen ct Stone s sale of September 1962 lot 70 Paper envelopes wi


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    The Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine (pg. 58)

    5/24/1970 Numismatics; Periodicals

    Mehl Checks Recall i Golden Era 9 A hoard of checks of B Max Mehl Fort Worth Texas coin dealer often refered to as the best known dealer in America recently came onto the numismatic scene according to the California firm of Christensen and Stone In 1929 Mehl was using two types of imprinted checks in his coin business both similar in makeup showing the three story Mehl building and a cut of the Fugio cent Checks used for payments outside his firm were printed in blue serial num bers and bank name in red and the Fugio cent imprint in gold and were drawn on the Texas National Bank Fort Worth The checks were printed for Mehl by Staf


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    Coin World [10/25/1967] (pg. 20)

    10/25/1967

    medals has a closing date of October 31 according to Alva Christensen and Ethel R Stone P O Drawer 729 Temple City Calif 91780 A 6 quart strawberry pick er token from Mount Vernon Mo a pint of milk token of Beaumont Calif a 12 cent token from a Lovelocks Nev saloon Bethel Alaska mer chant token and Biggar Scot land communion tokens are examples of the variety of the Christensen and Stone offerings Moose lodge tokens Masonic tokens a token good for one switch at the Sunset Telephone and Telegraph Co and foreign tokens are included in the Hallo ween sale Collectors of Civil War store cards and hard times tokens have an opportunity to add to their collections from the offer ings in the sale Military club tokens include those from Qui Nhon Vietnam Fort Huachuca Ariz and


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    Coin World [08/24/1977] (pg. 34)

    8/24/1977

    of President Andrew Johnson it had been drafted originally by Abraham Lin coln During the war Dr Walker served as an assistant surgeon tract physician and not a com missioned officer This action was taken not withstanding the original cita tion which states in part Whereas by reason of her not being a commissioned officer in the military service a bre vet or honor rank cannot under Christensen and Stone Tem ple City Calif exonumist dealers will be in Atlanta for the American Numismatic As sociation convention but they will hurry home to wind up their fall mail auction which has a closing date of Sept 10 The auction list going out to customers contains over 600 lots the partners say with plenty of appeal to ephemera collectors The material rang es from prohibition beer coast ers to M


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    Coin World [10/29/1969] (pg. 50)

    10/29/1969

    e offerings Is an extensive collection of U S gold in denominations from 1 through the double eagle series with many rare date and type coins offered Catalogs are offered to Coin World readers without cost Re quests should be addressed to Hollinbeck Kagin 400 Royal Union building Des Moines Iowa 50309 Alva Christensen and Ethel R Stone who operate a coin firm under the trade name of Christensen and Stone are hold ing a mail bid sale with a clos ing date of October 31 The sale includes so called dollars a consignment of New York Civil War store cards from Pennsylvania and oth er states a consignment of good fors from San Diego Calif con signment of tokens medals etc an interesting consignment of ex position cello pinbacks or pins additional cellos or so called cel los a cons


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    Coin World [09/14/1966] (pg. 29)

    9/14/1966

    S recovered 3 364 000 in counterfeit paper money Seventy five per cent of this bogus currency was captured before it went into circulation In the process agents closed down 36 counterfeiting plants This is less than half the amount coun terfeiters attempted to circulate Christensen Stone Plan Mail Bid Sale October 1 is the closing date for the 1 370 lot mail auction to be conducted by Christensen and Stone of Tempie City Calif according to Alva Christensen and Ethel Stone co owners of the firm The auction material includes exonumia material coins pa per money etc Auction cata logs may be obtained by writ ing Christensen and Stone P O Drawer 729 Temple City Calif 91780 during the previous fiscal year when 7 700 000 was recovered That year Jordan said was our biggest year Th


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    Coin World [06/28/1972] (pg. 60)

    6/28/1972

    COIN WORLD Wednesday June 28 1972 Poge Sixty Space Sale Ends June 30 A mail bid sale covering all four poles of exonumia and reach ing even further into t h e space beyond by Christensen and Stone P O Drawer 729 Temple City Calif 91780 has a closing date of June 30 Featured are some Interesting railroad passes badges and pin backs and a small group of German porcelain and Egyptian glass pieces Also in the sale are a few copper plates used for illustrations in the classic work on European crowns from 1700 to 1800 by John S Davenport tokens many of which will be of special inter


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    Coin World [06/26/1968] (pg. 12)

    6/26/1968

    ume containing in condensed form a complete and detailed sketch of the numismatic his tory of nearly every city king or dynast known to have struck coins in the ancient Greek world This work contains sev en indices and on extensive ref erence bibliography Coins of the Ancients 700 B C A D 1 is a most suc Sale Features Exonumia Items Closing date for the mail bid sale of exonumia by Christensen and Stone Tcmply City Culif is June 30 The sale features almost 1 000 lots including political items Civil War tokens and store cards cinct guide to the coins of the ancient Greeks Romans Phoenicians etc illustrated with 792 coins in 70 plates The introduction and the text guide the reader to a clear under standing of the development of coin types in parallel with oth er monuments of ancient


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    Coin World [12/04/1974] (pg. 46)

    12/4/1974

    n n H X s Standing behind a supply case in their modern fully equipped new store an Chapman Avenue in Fullerton Calif are L R Commonwealth Coins staff members Malcolm C Renner Richard Navarro and Tony Brunotto with president Mitchell Greenzang R The firm specializes in gold coins of the world scarce and rare coins and bullion Christensen Stone plan exonumia mail bid auction Christensen and Stone dealers in exonumia and collectibles an nounce their next mail auction will have a closing date of Dec 31 The firm is located in Temple City Caiif Alaskan tokens and Yukon Alaskan so called dollars lead off the extensive offering One of the latter pieces is with an error A colorful obsolete railway stock certificate a Franz Joseph 50th year medal and 1884 presidential campaign wooden b


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    Coin World [04/09/1975] (pg. 49)

    4/9/1975

    ber of states Have received complaints about Houston s firm The Boca Raton Fla News said in a recent issue that it had turned 21 com plaints about non delivery of silver by Western Pacific over the Florida Securities Division Unique Peace medals The George Washington Indian Peace medals were unique in that each was handengraved on oval silver plates the large ones about four by six inches Christensen and Stone Temple City Calif exonumia dealers an nounce April 30 as the closing date for their next mail auction featur ing a wide variety of exonumia and collectibles Included in the offering will be the Jack Frost collection of un listed so called dollars political items a group of California covers and corner cards The latter in cludes material from a philatelic estate a collection started


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    Coin World [06/06/1979] (pg. 31)

    6/6/1979

    ls Extremely High Relief Saint Gaudens double eagle Lettered Edge variety was once the world s most expen sive coin a title it may soon regain Created by Augustus St Gaudens the artist whose sculpture President Theodore Roosevelt had admired in the form of Standing Lincoln in Chicago and Admiral Farragut in New York the pattern coin C S sets mail bid sale June 24 is the closing date for a Christensen and Stone mail auction of exonumia the Temple City Calif dealers announce They are offering good fors a new group of food stamp change tokens highlighted by a selection of Hickey Brothers specimens encased cents pol iticals post cards showing bank buildings A series of modem medals including Franklin Mint par tial sets and give aways round out the variety of exonumia to be offered Collectors


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    Coin World [03/01/1972] (pg. 89)

    3/1/1972

    O Draw er 729 Temple City Calif 91780 CONFEDERATE notes 5 SIO S20 1864 issue Fine 1 50 each Unc 2 25 each S50 Fine 2 50 Unc 4 00 Price d sL3 2 e please Americana Gallery Box 4634 Fort Lauderdale Florid a 33304 E uw r m 3r famous Florence Nightingale dollar from Augusta Insurance and Banking Company Georgia VG condi tion ST 50 each four for 5 00 SASE please Christensen and Stone Drawer 729 Temple City Calif 91780 FRAC TIONAL CURRENCY 145 __149 Limited amount Dillon and Fowler T notes complete 33i00 ANA 69155 R Oakes P O Box 753 Ind Branch Hillside New Jersey 07205 NEW YORK CONNALLY Stars at 1 35 SASE please Nc limit Raymond K Oakes P 0 Box 753 Ind Branch Hilisioe New Jersey 07205 LOW NUM8ERS multiple endings odd balls radars from S3 to 10o CU 5 E


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    Coin World [03/26/1969] (pg. 22)

    3/26/1969

    Poge Twenty Two COIN WORLD Wednesday March 26 1969 Magicians Tokens Popular In Christensen Stone Sale Prices realized in the February 28 mail bid sale con ducted by Christensen and Stone of the February 28 mail bid sale conducted by Christensen and Stone of Temple City Calif in dicate a growth of interest in magicians tokens Thirty lots of magicians tokens sold generally at or above the auctioneers estimates The Abbott piece Culver MB 21 cataloged at 3 realized 4 50 Downs Culver HB 6 sold for 5 against on estimate of 4 Palming pieces of two French magicians DeV


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    Coin World [12/12/1979] (pg. 13)

    12/12/1979

    d An Introduction to Exonumia which broadly outlines the token and medal collecting field and a list of various refer ence books which are available from World Exonumia Readers can obtain the material by sending their requests to World Exonumia P O Box4134H Rockford III 61110 C S defers sale date A December 15 deadline instead of November 20 for their mini 7 1 b d 11 was announced by Christensen and Stone Temple City Calif exonumist dealers The sale offers rare food stamp change tokens one cent black five cent green 10 cent blue 25 cent red and 50 cent rose plastic five denominations in each lot for most of the offerings _ K Stin g dm detailed description of the sale appears in the October 1979 TAMS Journal The extension of the closing date was caused because of a delay in the mai


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    Coin World [05/01/1968] (pg. 52)

    5/1/1968

    hett took sec ond Visitors special awards went to Ray Gould Mrs h Thompson and Wayne Thompson Meetings are held in Legion Court Yonge street Richmond Hill at 8 p m on the third Tuesday of each month Officials endeavor to have interesting meetings every month it was reported Californians Set Exonumia Auction Exonumia items totaling 990 lots are included in a mail bid sale conducted by Christensen and Stone Temple City Calif Included are elongated cents political tokens trade tokens medals British trade tokens Civil War tokens mirror cards Masonic tokens wooden nickels military tokens and other material Closing date of the sale Is April 30 Auction lists may be obtained by writing Christensen and Stone P O Drawer 729 Temple City Calif 91780 OIN Appoints Young Ban Two overseas rep


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    Journal of the Token and Medal Society, Vol. 2, No. 5 (pg. 2)

    11/1/1962 numismatics periodicals tokens medals

    the home of our former Secy Treas Lucy Kelly Hovt in order that Charter Members whose checks were returned may obtain a copy Pres Curto has announced that members under 7 316 may send their checks for 3 to the Secretary PC Box 1122 Waynes boro Va Make checks payable to TAI4S Strictly one per member PRICE LISTS RECEIVED Chapel Hill Medals Inc Oct I962 USS North Carolina Medal Christensen and Stone Mail Auction Sep 1962 Elongated cents counter marked large cents other count erst amps store cards various medals tokens Thomas A Domhoff Apr I962 Modern medals specialists items Chicago Century of Progress items Washington Bicentennial items wooden nickels H C Schmal if th Mail Bid Sale Aug 1962 Various tokens and medals American Medallists Sep I962 1958 1962 Medals T


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    Journal of the Token and Medal Society, Vol. 3, No. 4 (pg. 4)

    9/1/1963 numismatics periodicals tokens medals

    ip or not These two changes in the by laws he noted were voted in executive session of the Board prior to the general membership meeting in accordance with Article VIII Section 1 of the Constitution and By Laws of TAMS Public thanks were given Joe Kotler for his work in securing an attractive binder for issues of the TAMS Journal It was pointed out that these binders are now available from Christensen and Stone for 1 75 Dr Phillip Whiteley Denver Colo and Harold Schmal Phoenix Ariz co chair men of the program committee reported that a steak or fish dinner would be served at the Denver Press Club Friday night Aug 9 1963 and that all TAMS members and guests were invited to this first official TAMS social function They reported 70 tickets distributed at that time


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    TAMS Journal, Vol. 18, No. 6 (pg. 29)

    12/1/1978 numismatics periodicals tokens medals

    ign can be put on the tokens at no extra charge if camera ready art work is furnished by David D Gladfelter One of the newer firms in the growing plastic specialty token manufacturing business is Plasco of La Crosse Wisconsin Plasco s line of food stamp change tokens may be most familiar to collectors since a large and diverse group of these tokens has been auctioned off in recent months by Christensen and Stone The food stamp change tokens are usually ordered in five denomination sets 16 black 5 i green 10 blue 2b6 red and 50


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    The Numismatist, September 1966 (pg. 136)

    9/1/1966 ANA Numismatist



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    The N.A.S.C. Quarterly (pg. 25)

    9/1/1974 Numismatics; Periodicals

    ed as a surprise presentation by Bill ler If we find out what the surprise was we ll let you know next e Ed S ANGELES COIN CLUB Correction In the last Quarterly we reported that the April ram was presented by James L Miller of COINage speaking on experiences on the assay commission This was actually the May gram for LACC The real April program was provided by Ethel ne of the firm of Christensen and Stone speaking on The Elusive 0 Bill In June Jerry Yahalom spoke on Coin Investments object of course being profit rather than just pleasure and 23


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    The N.A.S.C. Quarterly (pg. 25)

    9/1/1977 Numismatics; Periodicals



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    The Civil War Token Journal, vol. 46, no. 1-4 (pg. 126)

    3/1/2012 Civil War Tokens

    ir relationship to the South Many new discoveries were also reported Clifton Temple whose collection was sold just recently penned an interesting story of the only international Civil War token which happens to display his name Clifton C W is one of three cities whose names appear on this token David Gladfelter reported the discovery of a Genesee Station Wisconsin token buried in a Christensen and Stone auction Gerald Shepherd managed to pick it off for 210 Several non contemporary and unlisted Ohio tokens were discussed by Detwiler and Elwin Leslie Thirty Years Ago Sterling Rachootin s Wisconsin s Love Affair with the Eagle tells the epic of a Civil War mascot the eagle Old Abe Dick Myers related his evolution as a CWT collector in A Lunny Looking Penny Chicago s Merchants and Thei


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    Calcoin News, vol. 15, no. 3 (pg. 28)

    6/1/1961

    Co Des Moines la Harold Hall Lomita Abe Kosoff En cino John Schreuder Concord Cal Coin Supply Oakland Mandel Jewelers San Francisco P D Witter San Francisco Don Jurgensen Santa Barbara A1 Warren Bijou Calif Hayward Coin Shop Hayward Max Justus Beverly Hills George Justus Costa Mesa John Skubis San Fran cisco Vern Widel Berkeley Lester Merkin New Yoi k City Christensen and Stone Temple City Deane Duffy Long Beach Cy Phillips Azusa Trader Sam Long Beach California Stamp Co Oakland Henri Heller Temple City Paramount Distributors Tampa Fla Harry Forman Phila delphia Pa Frank Wilson Reseda Herbert Tobias Brooklyn N Y Vin cent A Wirth El Monte A Farmer Hollywood Wilshire Coin A Rama Santa Monica Arnold Rosing San Francisco Gilbert s Coin


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    Calcoin News, vol. 15, no. 3 (pg. 34)

    6/1/1961

    o their new coin shop and home at 5615 N Rosemead Blvd Temple City They were as sisted in the move by the San Gabriel Valley Coin Club Its 28 members under direction of M H Bolender helped with trucks and trailers and turned the event into a party refresh ments being served after the day s work Open house the following weekend was well attended by South ern California numismatists Christensen and Stone are well known bourse dealers speakers and numismatic counselors at a number of Southern California clubs and re gional conventions Alva Christensen is now serving her third term as pres ident and Ethel Stone as correspond ing secretary of the San Gabriel club So far as known Alva is the only lady now holding the presidency of a Southern California club Other offi cers of the San Gabriel


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