When the bell tolls ...
Michael “Miles” Standish will have his head shaved at 2 p.m. on Aug. 3 to raise money for charity at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Denver.
A maker of coin clocks, Mike Rothwell, saw my June 22 blog about this and thought this is such a good idea that he contacted Standish with a proposal to offer some specially made clocks for the same cause.
Roth created a custom label that Standish has autographed.
His M(iles)S(tandish)-70 approved clocks will be offered for sale.
Rothwell says “from each of the clocks with these labels sold, 10 percent of the total price will be donated and split equally between the ANA and the Standish Foundation for Children.”
If you would like to buy one, here is a link.
You can express your interest on Roth’s contact form on the website.
That is also how to obtain a price, which depends on the kind of clock.
To catch you up if you did not read my other blog:
At 2 p.m. Aug. 3, Standish will have his head shaved at Booth 97 on the bourse floor to raise money for the nonprofit Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare.
Standish is the well-known senior grader and vice president of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
His wife, Andrea Mangione Standish, launched the foundation in 2010 to provide tools and training to healthcare providers around the world to alleviate the suffering of children.
She is a certified child life specialist.
Standish promises a mystery guest whose head will also be shaved.
I wonder who that will be?
If you are attending the convention, you will have to check a clock or some other timepiece so you won’t be late.
It is easy to lose track of time on a busy bourse because there is so much to see and do.
A clock might be just what you need.
Buzz blogger Dave Harper has twice won the Numismatic Literary Guild Award for Best Blog and is editor of the weekly newspaper "Numismatic News."
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