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- Letters to the Editor (December 20, 2016) Guide books suggest elitism exists in hobby The letter I wrote a few weeks ago was not intended to be an insult to anyone but were merely examples of my experience with both coin and stamp collecting. It was meant to be a general discussion about the hobby abroad, not simply about one denomination out of ...
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Author Archives: Cliff Mishler
I had been an active coin collector for more than 12 years when I attended my first local coin club meeting. That occasion was in the company of Chet Krause, some 49 years ago, just weeks after having joined the Numismatic News staff in early 1963 at the invitation of then editor Ed Rochette, who roughly three and a half years later moved on to a 40-plus year career of active immersion in the affairs of the American Numismatic Association. Continue reading
My attendance at the 120th anniversary American Numismatic Association convention in Chicago was followed by six weeks of inactivity insofar as numismatic travels were concerned. Things got rolling again on the first weekend of October with that Sunday finding me putting the Town Car on the road to Milwaukee to attend the 76th annual Milwaukee Numismatic Society show. Continue reading
Dominated by six days at the 120th anniversary ANA convention in Chicago, the 50th I’ve attended over a span dating back to 1961, I spent a third of the month of August on the road away from Iola. Days before that outing I had embarked on a four-day excursion to Okoboji, Iowa, to participate in the third National Bank Note Seminar hosted at the Higgins Museum and attend a board meeting. Continue reading
I carved six days out of mid-July to attend this year’s 61st anniversary convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association. Hosted in Windsor, Ontario, the convention provided me with both a drivable destination and a change of tempo. Continue reading
Highlighting this year’s May and June travels was an outing to the 35th annual International Paper Money Show in Memphis, an event that was host to formal celebrations of the 50th anniversaries of the Society of Paper Money Collectors and the International Bank Note Society. Continue reading
Having so thoroughly enjoyed my 2010 attendance at the Red River Valley Coin Club’s 50th anniversary coin show, I decided to put my Town Car on the road to Fargo on the last Friday of January again this year. Continue reading
The 39th annual New York International Coin Convention was an event blessed by great timing and activity. Continue reading
This commentary will primarily recount my experiences attending the 55th annual convention of the Michigan State Numismatic Society over Thanksgiving weekend in Dearborn. Continue reading
October found me on the road participating in a trio of quite varied hobby events, only the last of which was a show outing, the others being an educational seminar and a board meeting. Continue reading