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George speaks to New York Numismatic Club kicking off Centennial Year!

December 2008 will mark the centennial of the founding in 1908 of the New York Numismatic Club.

As a member since 1981, I felt it important to participate some way in the centennial, so I made myself to be available as the after-dinner speaker for the January meeting, as I would be in town the week prior for the NY International show.

My topic was a discussion of 19th and early 20th century public transportation in the City of New York - Omnibus, Horse Car, Street Car, Elevated Railroad, Subway and Ferry. These were augmented by a selecion of fare tickets which ranged from the well engraved, to very plain typeset and offset printed items.