The latest addition to the Newman Numismatic Portal is the Catholic Commemorative Medal Society Newsletter. Project Coordinator Len Augsburger provided the following report.
Newman Portal adds Catholic Commemorative Medal Society Newsletter
Loaned by Ken Berger, Newman Portal recently scanned a 7-year run (1967-1973) of the Catholic Commemorative Medal Society Newsletter. The precise organization of the Society is not clear; it may have been affiliated with the Franklin Mint. In any case, the first issue of the newsletter noted 1,800 charter members, who received series medals as a membership benefit.
The strength of the newsletter is the engraver biographies that appear throughout the series. The first issue includes a piece on Gilroy Roberts and includes a list of his principal works.
In addition to the newsletters, Ken Berger also forwarded correspondence with Society member Melvin Roland, which includes a prospectus for forthcoming medals, a membership certificate, and other marketing material.
Image: Gilroy Roberts, from the April 1967 Catholic Commemorative Medal Society Newsletter
Link to Catholic Commemorative Medal Society membership correspondence on Newman Portal:
Link to Catholic Commemorative Medal Society Newsletter on Newman Portal:
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