Dave Lange submitted this note about the illustrator for Wayte Raymond's publications. Thanks! -Editor
I thoroughly enjoyed the current issue of the American Numismatic Society's ANS Magazine, which contains a couple of articles
that border on the whimsical. Particularly entertaining is David Hill's piece on the historic value of old scrapbooks. I found
something in it that I wish to clarify and, since that publication doesn't run letters to the editor, I thought I'd submit it to
The E-Sylum, with which ANS likely has a large overlap in readership.
Mr. Hill noted that among the scrapbooks held by the ANS is one including numerous clippings of Stuart Mosher's illustrated
numismatic trivia lessons from the 1930s titled Curiosities of Currency. While Mosher was indeed the writer of this series,
the author incorrectly credits him with the illustrations, too. These were, in fact, drawn by Stuart's sister Dorothy, who did all of
the artwork for Mosher and their mutual employer, Wayte Raymond.
I discovered this fact when researching my book on National Coin Albums, as the story behind the Mosher siblings' association with
Raymond was related to me by Dorothy's son, Stuart Faxon. Stuart's father was Alan W. Faxon, Raymond's product manager whose
name appears on many of the National and Popular brand coin albums printed during the 1950s and '60s.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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