It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing yesterday of Chester L. Krause, a founding member of the SPMC, a member of the Hall of Fame, friend and mentor to innumerable collectors and their brethren, but most importantly, a numismatic pioneer and a man of incomparable generousity.
Memphis International Paper Money Show Speakers Series 2016
Joseph Boling: Out of China – the latest in faked currency
Coins are not the only spurious numismatic material coming from China. There is no end of paper as well. This talk will show many examples of counterfeits prepared for collectors, as well as garden variety replicas that are being sold over internet outlets daily.
There are only 10 days left to vote (voting ends May 10) for your favorite articles, books and column for 2015. Please take the time to vote! You must be signed in and use the link https://www.spmc.org/vote to vote. Only one vote per category per member. Winners will be announced and honors bestowed at Memphis.
The SPMC Board of Governors is pleased to announce that PDFs of the entire history of its bi-monthly journal, Paper Money, are now available to members to download and use for their own personal reference.
Previously, the journal was posted to the society's website and viewable only through an interface that protects the journal from downloads, printing and copying. This was set up intentionally due to concerns about unlawful reproduction of the journal.
Governor Jeff Brueggeman has taken over the position to allow former secretary Benny Bolin to concentrate his efforts to his role as editor of Paper Money. Effectively immediately, all dues, membership renewals, address changes, requests for PIN/member numbers, etc to Mr. Brueggeman. His address is; Jeff Brueggeman, 711 Signal Mtn. Rd. #197, Chattanooga, TN 37405
A panel of judges has selected "Paper Money" to receive the first place award in the specialty category of their annual Club Publications contest. This is a great honor and is to be shared with all of our wonderful authors, columnists, proofreaders and other contributors. Without them, "Paper Money" would not exist.
This award is the culmination of a lot of hard work by many dedicated people who have endured and overcome challenges and obstacles during the past year.
Project leaders for the SPMC online obsolete database project will host a live demo at the International Paper Money Show in Memphis on Saturday, June 20 at 2pm. The location will be the Nashville Room at the Sheraton Hotel adjacent to the Convention Center.
Memphis International Paper Money Show Speakers Series 2015
Benny Bolin - Spencer Clark, the untold true story of the first BEP Director
With permission, Clark put his portrait on the 5c third issue fractional note and has been maligned since. Much information about Clark is false. This presentation will set the record straight and trace his life from birth to death.
On-line voting for articles that appeared in Paper Money in 2014 as well as favorite column and book-of-the-year will be closing soon--on May 22. You may vote on your favorite articles in the categories of Confederate, World, Obsolete, Nationals, Small-size and Other Federal as well as your favorite column and book.
The Society of Paper Money Collectors is close to launching a test version of a new website dedicated to a census and cataloging of U.S. Obsolete Notes. This project is large in scope and needs the participation of dedicated collectors like you to be successful. In particular, we will be seeking State Experts (SEs) to manage the information for each state. SEs will be recognized on the site as authorities in their field of expertise.