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Swan Song

"All good things must come to an end" and so it goes even in Iola. After 30 years and 10 months with Krause Publications I have decided to retire as of June 1, 2007. The last three decades at KP have been very good to me. I have learned more about coins, publishing, people and computors than I ever imagined possible. I made a lot of good friends and married a wonderful wife. None of this, including my early retirement, would have been possible if Chet Krause had not followed his dreams and founded Krause Publications which he eventually converted into an "ESOP" corporation. Thank you Chet!!

I take great satisfaction in having been involved with the Standard Catalog of World Coins since it's inception and in having been a minor part of Krause Publications' growth and developement from the early hobby driven company that it was in the 1970's to it's current corporate status in the new millennium. After retirement I intend to remain active in my hobby interests with more time devoted to researching, writing and publishing. I will also keep on doing this blog, after all where else could I find such a "Bully Pulpit" for free?

Best wishes to all, Fred J Borgmann