David Lange submitted these thoughts and images relating to the Hollinbeck coin shops. Thanks! -Editor
I enjoyed David T. Alexander's article about Art Kagin, and I see that he noted how Art was a big mover of coin boards during the
1930s out of the Hollinbeck coin shops. I'm attaching photos of coin boards in my collection that were rubber stamped by the Omaha and
Des Moines stores before sale. This was a way of reminding buyers where to bring their collections when it was time to sell, and it also
served as free advertising to potential new customers who viewed their friends' coin boards. I have a few examples of adhesive address
labels applied by the Omaha store, but these lack the charm of the rubber stamps.
Also attached is a photo from my coin board book. It's a portrait of Art in one of the shops that also shows a partially filled coin
board in the background.
Art Kagin, 1938
Gimbel's Stamp and Coin News Sought
I also need to make an appeal to readers. I'm looking for a Gimbel's Catalog, also called Gimbel's Stamp and Coin
News, from the years 1961 or 1962. I want to see if these issues included ads for the Treasury of Coins line of albums. If anyone has
these catalogs with such ads, I'd like to either borrow the catalogs for scanning or get a high resolution scan of the ads.
I believe I had one of these some time ago, but deaccessioned it in my last move. Can anyone help? -Editor
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
ARTHUR MEYER KAGIN 1919-2005 (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n41a14.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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