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CONA May 2020 Newsletter

When and Where: at your leisure on your own computer
Topic: Yellow Fever and the U.S. Mint
Presenter: Newman Numismatic Portal

Stay Safe

Every time I go out now, I ask myself, How safe is it? Many of us, because of our age or health, have corona crosshairs on our back. One of my neighbors has died from it, so it’s gotten a bit more real to me.

We won’t be meeting this month and it’s impossible to say when we will be able to get back together in person.

There is a possibility we may be able to meet via computer in June or July. The Cincinnati and Chicago coin clubs have done this. The MPC Fest in Port Clinton was held that way, too. Details to come.

We’re still planning, at least for the moment, on holding a summer picnic, Labor Day show and Christmas banquet. All subject to change. — Gerry

May Virtual Meeting: Yellow Fever and the U.S. Mint

In 1793, just as the U.S. Mint was getting started, Yellow Fever attacked Philadelphia, killing 5,000 people or 10 percent of the population. Dr. Benjamin Rush, who would go on to be the Mint’s treasurer, had the cure – massive amounts of mercury and draining 4/5ths of the blood from the victims. The Newman Numismatic Portal has created an informative video about the Mint and the epidemic. Watch the video: Yellow Fever and the U.S. Mint

Ohio State Coin Show Update

The CONA Board of Directors met last Tuesday, May 12, and have decided to continue planning for this year’s Labor Day Show. Of course, everything is subject to change as we live with Covid-19, but we need to prepare. We continue to work with Embassy Suites Dublin and we will meet again with them in late June to assess things at that time. One option may be to hold a smaller event, based on recommendations and rulings from the State of Ohio guidelines, county and state health departments, and Embassy Suites requirements. The Board will make final decisions regarding OSCS 2020 by mid-July based on information provided by the state, local health departments and the hotel. — Patty (Bourse Chair)

Newsletter By: Gerry Tebben

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CONA March 2020 Newsletter

 Our March meeting is canceled due to potential risks of the Corona virus to our membership. We intend to resume meetings in April, but that is subject to change too, depending upon the situation. Stay safe.

Cancelled

With the Corona virus moving toward and through Ohio at a rapid pace, the CONA board decided March 12 to cancel the March meeting.

Speaker Bill Bierly, author of In God We Trust, has rescheduled for the June meeting.

We are dealing with a great deal on unknowns, but made the decision in light of the governor’s decision earlier March 12 to close the state’s schools and ban large meetings.

Given the fact that our membership skews older (I’m 70) and the disease appears to be especially hard on senior citizens, the decision seemed prudent. 

I sincerely hope we’re overreacting and that disease is nothing more than annoyance. But it’s not something we can risk. — Gerry (As I wrote this, I received word that Whitman has canceled next week’s Baltimore show.)

Some Perspective

 While I think that the media and some have hyped the issue of Corona #19, as a health and safety professional there are some very real concerns.

1. Early data suggest that the rate of infection is ~2x that of flu and has an overall lethal rate ~10x that of flu – for all citizens. For those in their 80s the rate jumps to upwards of 16% lethality; anyone over 60 and especially those with underlying health issues is at increased risk.

2. Efforts to limit crowd sizes are intended to slow the rate of disease progression, to keep the peak infection levels at a given point in time level lower and to buy some time to get ready and find solutions. This is important because upwards of 10% of those getting #19 – mostly the elderly – will need breathing assistance. These types of breathing-support hospital beds are limited

 3. The rate of infection in the U.S. remains largely unknown until we have more people tested which has been limited by the number of test kits available at local doctor’s offices – at least until recently.

Given this information, along with the uncertainties facing all of us, and the age of our membership, I believe we should error on the side of public health and safety and cancel upcoming club meetings until things settle down. — Steve Petty

By: Gerry Tebben

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CONA February 2020 Newsletter

When: 7 p.m., February 19, 2020
Oakstone Academy: 939 State St. Westerville, Ohio 43081
Topic: Women on coins
Speaker: Gerry Tebben

February Presentation

For the U.S. Mint’s first 100 years, a woman appeared on just about every coin. She wasn’t a real woman, but a personification of Liberty. Sometimes her hair was a fright, sometimes in a bun or under a hat. But always she was clearly and unmistakably a woman.

Things changed in 1893 when Queen Isabella of Spain, of all people, became the first real woman to appear on a U.S. coin – a commemorative quarter dollar celebrating the Board of Lady Managers of the World’s Columbian Exposition. Since then nearly 50 identifiable women and girls have appeared on the nation’s coins — Gerry

January Presentation

For what may be the first time, at a CONA meeting, Heath’s presentation on the U.S. Mint medals of FDR included video.

Heath included three video segments in his presentation and Gary Moran succeeded in making them work.

The most remarkable one showed Chief Engraver John Sinnock working on one of the Roosevelt medals.

Since 1933 when Roosevelt took office, the Mint has produced 23, 25 or some other number of medals marking his presidency. No one knows for sure, Heath said, and no catalog exists of 20th century Mint medals. “I’m not sure I’ve found everything,” Heath said.

Heath’s collection includes the massive 3-inch bronze medals that are still available ($39.95) today as well as several little-known. 1.5-inch medals that were sold to Philadelphia Mint visitors.

The rarest medal, he said, is a pattern for Roosevelt’s first-term medal. The fleshy profile was panned by Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt and never saw production.

When shown the medal, Roosevelt complained, “You make me look awfully fat.”

Heath believes the only known example came from the Sinnock estate.

Early examples of some of the medal show the “C’ in a circle copyright logo and the initials JRS. Heath said Sinnock claimed ownership of the image and licensed it to private medal manufacturers to his profit.

January Presentation #2 (From the E-Sylum)

Mint Medals of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Recently added to Newman Portal is a slide deck presented by Heath at the January 15, 2020 Central Ohio Numismatic Association (CONA) meeting. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the subject of a surprisingly large number of U.S. Mint medals, and Heath’s presentation makes sense of it all, detailing a number of medal series that portrayed Roosevelt. These include the inaugural medals, presidential pieces, assay commission medals, the U.S. Mint visitor medals, and finally the Roosevelt memorial medals.

Heath’s die variety analysis of the presidential and memorial series is especially helpful. In all,

Heath counts nearly 30 varieties of Roosevelt medals produced by the Mint, and anyone who wishes to collect this material will do well to study the images in this presentation. Newman Portal acknowledges CONA editor Gerry Tebben for his assistance with this content.

David Fanning’s new book

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced the publication of Thian’s Masterpiece and the Early Literature of Confederate Paper Money, by David F. Fanning. This publication traces the development of the study of the Treasury Notes issued by the Confederate States of America and outlines the literary history of the subject. Beginning with Thomas Addis Emmet’s 1867 articles in the American Journal of Numismatics, Fanning discusses the various publications devoted to the collecting and study of Confederate paper money in the 19th century, culminating with the publication in the early 20th century of Raphael P. Thian’s The Currency of the Confederate States of America.

In addition to the regular edition of Fanning’s study, a deluxe portfolio edition has been prepared. The Currency of the Confederate States of America is a very rare publication that combines Thian’s most thorough treatment of the subject with an album of around 300 actual specimens of Confederate currency. When an incomplete copy became available, the idea was formed to create a leaf book.

Twenty-four copies of Fanning’s study have been bound in a portfolio, each of which includes an original leaf from an incomplete copy of Thian’s book. Some of these leaves include the original specimens of Confederate paper money that Thian mounted to them, while other leaves are text only.

Fanning’s study can be purchased on its own for $25 plus $5 domestic postage. Only 100 copies have been printed, each numbered and signed by the author, with 24 of them reserved for inclusion in the portfolios. Portfolio copies are priced at $200 to $250, depending upon the leaf included.

Fanning will be part of a panel discussion scheduled for the April CONA meeting.

By: Gerry Tebben

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CONA January 2020 Newsletter

When: 7 p.m., January 15, 2020
Oakstone Academy: 939 State St. Westerville, Ohio 43081
Topic: U.S .Mint FDR medals
Speaker: Heath

January Presentation

Heath will give a presentation on the presidential medals of Franklin D. Roosevelt issued by the U.S. Mint.

November Presentation

Chris and Marie gave back-to-back presentations on the coinage of 1952 and the $1 million silver dollar display at the Seattle World’s Fair.

Chris, giving the famed ‘46ers a run for their money, collects coins from his birth year. The entire set, including trial strikes encompasses 525 coins.

One of the toughest coins, he said, is a 1952 20 centavos from Colombia With a mintage of just 3,887 pieces, the coin is unpriced in Krause.

Great British shillings, florins and half crowns, too, are impossible to obtain. Struck at the tail end of George VI’s reign, only a couple were produced for photography purposes. Private mint versions, though, are available.

Marie, who was born in 1962, told the tale of the massive silver dollar exhibit at the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle.

Two tractor trailers emblazoned with with gigantic words ON TO THE SEATTLE WORLD’S FAIR / ONE MILLION / SILVER DOLLARS carried the coins from Philadelphia to Seattle over 13 days, arriving just a few days before the fair opened April 21.

Marie said, “Today, the wholesale value of common date silver dollars is about $15 each, meaning you could have made a tidy $14,000,000 profit just by keeping them for nearly 50 years.

By: Gerry Tebben

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CONA November 2019 Newsletter

When: 7 p.m., November 20, 2019
Oakstone Academy: 939 State St. Westerville, Ohio 43081
Topic: 1952 and Seattle
Speaker: Chris P. (1952) and Marie G. (Seattle)

November Presentation

Century 21 Exposition 1962 – Seattle World’s Fair. Was held in Seattle Washington. The emphasis on this fair was science, technology, and industry. Main part of my presentation will be the Million Silver Dollar Display along with various medals and tokens. By collecting items from this fair, I am able to combine many of my hobbies. — Marie 

 1952 was a pivotal year around the world. There were many changes – social, economic, political and numismatic. A king died, ushering in the reign of a queen still on the throne today. A Republican was elected president of the United States for the first time since the Great Depression. But more importantly (at least to me) a woman had too much 41st birthday cake, resulting in a birth the next day .. which is United Nations Day. So let me share my collection of coins from 1952. – – Chris 

October Presentation

 Most New Jersey colonial notes were signed by three men of good character and standing. However, collectors especially prize 1776 notes signed by just two people, Bruce S. said during a presentation he called Colonials 101.

The British confiscated the notes before the third man could sign them and placed them in circulation. Collectors call them “raid” notes and pay a premium for them. Icing on the cake is the fact that one of the two signatures on the raid notes was placed there by John Hart, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

 Here is Bruce’s list of the Top 10 Colonials

  1. Libertas Americana medal
  2. 1709 NY indented bill of credit 
  3. Brasher doubloon
  4. Higley copper
  5. Vermont landscape copper
  6. Banana-nose contemporary counterfeit copper
  7. Fugio cent and 1776 Continetal Currency note
  8. Pine Tree shilling
  9. Spanish milled dollar
  10. Wampum

Osborne Mint tour

Steve Petty is working on setting up a tour of the Osborne Mint in Cincinnati for the spring.

The Osborne Mint, minters of our Green Hat medal, traces its history back to Z. Bisbee’s establishment of a private mint in Cincinnati in 1835.

In 1860, when Illinois Sen. Abraham Lincoln decided to run for president, the company provided him with inexpensive campaign tokens to give away during his campaigns in both 1860 and 1864. Both sets of dies are still in the company’s vault today. 

Expanded Show and Tell

Next May or June, I’d like to do an expanded show and tell as our main presentation – 10 speakers, 5 minutes each, their favorite coin. 

This won’t require any preparation, just a willingness to share a coin you really like and tell us why it’s so special to you. 

Bill K. is the the first person to volunteer for this. No Green Hat medals for this. If you’re interested, please let me know and I’ll start a list. — Gerry 

Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust book 

CONA member William Bierly’s 352-page hardcover book In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion is being released this month.  by Q. David Bowers 

The national motto “In God We Trust” is familiar to all of us. Look in your pocket change or wallet and you will find it on every United States coin and paper bill. Before reading the manuscript to Bierly’s book I thought I knew all about the subject. 

Some years ago I wrote an article, “God in Your Pocket,” for my local Presbyterian Church, telling of the motto’s use on coins. I knew it appeared on pattern coins in 1863 and in 1864 made its first appearance on a circulating coin, the bronze two-cent piece, a new denomination introduced that year. I had the obscure knowledge that “In God We Trust” is the motto of the State of Florida and was used on certain National Bank notes issued in that state in the second half of the nineteenth century. I also knew that the $5 Silver Certificates of the Series of 1886 illustrate the reverse of a Morgan silver dollar of that year, with the motto as part of the design. 

But what I didn’t know were 101 other details—make that many more than 101 different details—as to how the motto came to be, how it was used over the years, and the wide cast of characters in the Treasury Department and elsewhere who participated in its use on money. 

All too often, books, newspaper columns, and magazine articles about popular subjects lack many details. For Whitman Publishing I wrote a volume on President Ronald Reagan, and I read every book and important study I could find. There were very few details about his personal day-to-day life. Not to worry about the historical personalities involved with “In God We Trust.” While you might not learn the names of the protagonists’ pet cats or their favorite dime novels, there is not much else missing in Bierly’s excellent narrative. Dozens of cast members play cameo roles and small walk-on parts. 

It is probably correct to say that no other researcher could add to Bill Bierly’s efforts! He collaborated with professional numismatists, leaving no stone (or coin) unturned in the creation of this book. Commonly believed myths and misunderstandings he examined, debunked, and corrected. Hundreds of historical images were collected, many of which have never been published in a numismatic reference, to which have been added beautiful photographs of rare coins, patterns, tokens, medals, and paper currency, including close-ups of important characteristics. All of this required a lot of work, creativity, and careful attention to detail. 

Further on the subject of detail: I enjoy learning about and digging deeply into previously unexplored subjects. I have written books on the Waterford Water Cure (a health spa in Waterford, Maine, that counterstamped coins as advertisements), The 

Strange Career of Dr. G.G. Wilkins (about a countertstamper who was a dentist, also operated a restaurant with a caged bear in front, and was suspected of passing counterfeit money and also burning down a neighbor’s barn), and, for good measure, books about Alexandre Vattemare (a French numismatist who visited America and became important to the development of libraries here) and Augustus G. Heaton (the teenaged coin dealer who founded the American Numismatic Society in 1858). 

Each of these books was popular in its time, despite their obviously obscure subjects. Readers find satisfaction in a well-told story that brings new depth and insight. 

That is precisely what we get with In God We Trust, debuting this holiday season. Anyone with a combined interest in American history and numismatics will find a new world of important information, fascinating details, and previously unconnected relationships. 

The motto “In God We Trust” is hardly history alone. It is so much more, and it means different things to different people. Today there are vocal critics who feel that it has no place on coins or paper currency. For that matter, some believe that God has no place in public (and in some cases, private) life. On the other hand, many more people do indeed believe in the Supreme Being. Sometimes it just seems the naysayers get all of the publicity. 

Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust approaches the subject respectfully on all sides, with color, personality, dashes of humor, and dogged pursuit of the truth. He has given us a smorgasbord: there is a lot to choose from. If you are a collector and strictly so, with no interest in the million points where numismatics touches American history, you can simply immerse yourself in the coins, paper money, tokens, and medals. If you are like me, however, and enjoy every historical highway and byway connected to American money, you will read and find pleasure in the entire book from start to finish.

By: Gerry Tebben

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CONA October 2019 Newsletter

When: 7 p.m., October 16, 2019
Oakstone Academy: 939 State St. Westerville, Ohio 43081
Topic: Colonials 101
Speaker: Bruce S. 

October Presentation

The front of the Red Book has always fascinated me. NE shillings, VALUE ME AS YOU PLEASE coppers and birds fighting over long and short worms.

Bruce S. presentation on Colonials 101 will be an overview of the pre-1792 coinage. He said, “We’ll look at ways to define colonial coinage and how colonials are collected. There will be information about rarity and the expense of collection colonials. I’ll also share a bibliography and a list of other resources.” 

Expanded Show and Tell

Next May or June, I’d like to do an expanded show and tell as our main presentation – 10 speakers, 5 minutes each, their favorite coin.

This won’t require any preparation, just a willingness to share a coin you really like and tell us why it’s so special to you.

No Green Hat medals for this. If you’re interested, please let me know and I’ll start a list. — Gerry

New Show Location

Dublin Crowne Plaza, our show’s home for more than a decade, is closing Nov. 15 for renovation, reconfiguration and reflagging as a Doubletree. The reconfigured hotel will not have room for our show.

Consequently, the show will move for at least 2020 and 2021 to the nearby Embassy Suites, 5100 Upper Metro Pl., which promises to be as good if not better.

By: Gerry Tebben

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CONA September 2019 Newsletter

When: 7 p.m., September 18, 2019
Oakstone Academy: 939 State St. Westerville, Ohio 43081
Topic: Odd and Curious
Speaker: Marie and Geoff 

September Presentation

Marie will present the history concerning slave jewelry and the Kissi penny issued in several countries in Africa.

I will describe the history of Chinese spade money and the process of manufacturing Thailand’s bullet money. — Geoff

NEW Ohio State Coin Show Location

Dublin Crowne Plaza, our show’s home for more than a decade, is closing Nov. 15 for renovation, reconfiguration and reflagging as a Doubletree. The reconfigured hotel will not have room for our show.

Consequently, the show will move for at least 2020 and 2021 to the nearby Embassy Suites, 5100 Upper Metro Pl., which promises to be as good if not better.

Websites to Visit 

Gerry Fortin – Gerry Fortin, retiring president of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club and notable dealer in Seated coinage, writes a well-worth reading daily blog on his website

The Reeded Edge / Rob Lehmann –The Reeded Edge is a notable dealer in coins, Civil War memorabilia and other rare collectibles. The company posts market updates at its website.

By: Gerry Tebben

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CONA August 2019 Newsletter

August Meeting

When: 7 p.m., August 21, 2019
Oakstone Academy: 939 State St. Westerville, Ohio 43081
Topic: Ohio State Coin Show Planning
Speaker: N/A

August Presentation

Our August meeting will be largely devoted to the show. However, we will have the quiz, auction and raffle – just no speaker.

July Presentation

John R. became the club’s first two-time medal winner as he gave his long-delayed presentation on Peace dollars: My Collection of U.S. Peace Dollars or How I Fell in Love with the Peace Dollar and Completed an Entire Date and Mint Collection Within a Year on a School Custodian’s Salary and Didn’t Break the Bank.

John was originally scheduled to deliver the talk months ago, but a power outage shut us down.

John, whose main collection is ancients, which are noted for their high relief, called cartwheels the “Pringles” of coinage, bacause they stack. Peace dollars, he said, “are the best Pringles of them all.”

When John decided to collect Peace dollars he set some parameters on the endeavor. The coins had to be XF or better and “I had to buy on eBay.” He noted, “This is where people dump things.”

He said he paid an average of $51.25 for the coins and paid as little as $12. Despite his concerns about buying through eBay he said he was burned only once, a 1928 advertised as BU for which he paid $285.

“A few days later the coin arrived. It certainly was not as nice as the picture. It was covered with ugly, black spots of tarnish that must have been Photoshopped out in its photos.”

Taxes

We lost. The Ohio General Assembly reinstituted the sales tax on gold and silver in the two-year Ohio budget and Gov. Dewine chose not to veto it.

By: Gerry Tebben

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CONA July 2019 Newsletter

July Meeting

When: 7 p.m., July 17, 2019
Oakstone Academy: 939 State St. Westerville, Ohio 43081
Topic: Peace Dollars
Speaker: John R.

July Presentation

On March 10 or 11, 2015, out of a lark, after seeing a 1921 Peace dollar on eBay going for a rather low price, I decided to bid on it. I always had had an admiration for the Peace dollar series, and since I had recently gotten a copy of the 2013 Guide to US Coins: Prices and Value Trends: in part edited by CONA’s own Tony Cass and Gerry Tebben, I decided to go for it. To my surprise, I won it. A few days later it arrived and was much nicer than the photos had indicated. I put it in my rudimentary collection of Peace dollars consisting of two 1923-D dollars acquired by my wife when a lady had cashed in her husband’s silver dollar collection for $1 each. 

After a few days, the three dollars looked like a lonely bunch, and looking in the book, it seemed that a great number of Peace dollars were going for what seemed to be ridiculously low prices for the degree of rarity than the mintages indicated, I bought a few more. The snowball began to roll downward. By My birthday, May 13, 2015, I had gotten a complete date and mint set of all the Peace dollars, plus a number of true rarities. For a total cost of 1,995.16, including shipping costs and the $2 I paid my wife for the two 1923-D silver dollars. – John R.

June Presentation

“Slabbing was actually invented by the United States government. I bet you didn’t know that,” John Roberts said during his presentation on the General Services Administration (GSA) sales. 

Between October 1972 and July 1980 the GSA sold nearly 3 million uncirculated Carson City Morgan dollars and a scattering of other Morgan, Peace and Seated dollars that had been sitting in Treasury vaults for up to 100 years. 

For the most part the dollars were packaged in hard plastic holders resembling today’s third-party grading service slabs. 

He said, “GSA dollars should stay in their holders … There are unplucked cherries to be found among the soft packs. Between stunning toners, remarkable varieties and better dates, there are treasures waiting to be found.” 

By: Gerry Tebben

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CONA June 2019 Newsletter

June Meeting

When: 7 p.m., June 19, 2019
Oakstone Academy: 939 State St. Westerville, Ohio 43081
Topic: GSA Dollars
Speaker: John Roberts

 June Presentation

Millions of silver dollars spent most of their existence sitting in Treasury vaults until they were released at face value in the earlier ‘60’s. When the price of silver rose the payout stopped. The remaining dollars were mostly uncirculated Carson City dates. The General Service Administration was charged with the task of distributing the coins and did so in four sales. We’ll discuss the background, the sales, the various GSA holders and the dollars they contain. – John

May Presentation 

Certified Acceptance Corp., with its green and gold CAC stickers, has changed the hobby. The company evaluates NGC and PCGS-graded coins, giving green oval stickers, commonly called beans, to coins that are above average for their assigned grade and gold stickers to coins CAC determines are actually a full grade higher than the grade the grading service gave the coin. 

CAC advertises that a green sticker adds 20 percent to a coin’s value. Gold stickers add much more.

Since its founding in 2007, the service has evaluated more than 650,000 coins with a value approaching $3 billion. 

CAC does not publish population reports, leaving collectors in the dark about he prevalence of green and gold beans until now. CAC founder John Albanese (who was also a founder of NGC and PCGS) granted CONA member Steve Petty access to his database.

In a detailed and fascinating report on CAC coinage, Steve gave a denomination-by-denomination breakdown of CAC populations of Seated half dimes, dimes, quarters, half dollar, dollars and Trade dollars.

Steve is publishing his findings in the Liberty Seated Collectors Club magazine, The Gobrecht Journal, so I’m not giving them here. The main takeaway, though, was that only a small percentage of coins get green CAC stickers and a miniscule amount get gold beans.

Steve said, gold beans are collected in their own right and command premiums over and above the value of the coin in the holder.

Coin Show Book Sale

With our coin show approaching in early September, our bookstall needs all the books, phamplets, and magazines we can get! So if anyone has some laying around that they’ve read a dozen times and they want to see them go to fellow collectors at our show on Labor Day weekend, please let me know. 

The bookstall is being done the same as last year. You write your name or initials along with your price on the outside of each book and let me know if you are willing to do percentages off if a customer asks during the show. If your book sells, the selling price is written down along with your name. You bring your own books on Thursday of the show and pick up unsold books on Sunday. CONA takes 10% . 

You can donate magazines or sell them, we will have seperate areas for that. Just make sure you make it very clear which are free and which are for sale (use a sale sticker). All sales are tracked with Excel spreadsheets. We also need volunteers for the show days at the bookstall as well. – Thanks! Rachel 

By: Gerry Tebben

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