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  1. Be patient, grasshoppa.....be patient grasshoppa.....

    I think U.S Mint took too many orders before they minted the coins. I have been ordering from U.S. Mint for over 6 years (probably lot longer for many of you) and never had problems with delayed shipments. I placed an order for one 20th Anniversary 3-piece gold set and three silver coin sets. I was informed that it may take many weeks for all of the ordered 20th Anniversary gold and silver coin sets to be shipped out. I was mostly "concerned" about the 3-coin gold set, for I did not want my order to get lost/dropped. The customer rep at the US mint told me that I will receive a set of the 3-piece gold but not till late November. Late November! I thoughts were that they are still minting the 20th Anniversary gold sets - upto 10,000 sets - that's 30,000 gold coins. Honestly, though, even if they lost/dropped my gold eagle set order, I would not be angry - just diappointed. I will have extra $2650 to spend on something else. Regarding the silver anniversary coins, I am just going to wait patiently till December (December is the target month which the customer rep told me that I would be getting my silver sets). Less than 2 months away. Heck, I've waited longer than that for my graded coins to come back from NGC. I reckon, the 3 silver sets will make a perfect presents to my children (even though they wanted the Lionel train sets). And if I like the silver sets, then I probably order some more for other family members. Regarding the San Fransico Commeratives, I've ordered both proof and uncirculated golds and silvers. So far, I have received the gold proof, but when I opened the box, the coin came out of the plastic capsule. The U.S Mint done a poor job in packaging in order to fill and ship the orders as quickly as possible. The customer rep told me that I will be receiving the uncirculated gold and both silver proof and uncirculated coins sometime in December. I guess I have no choice but to wait. I do envy those of you who already received the 20th Anniversary sets. And I am not going to trust their website when they said "free upgrade to expediateD shipping" for my gold proof came via regular mail. Then again, trying to fill hundreds of thousands of orders before X-mas, I say, "Good luck to you U.S. Mint - may the force be with you."

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    Estate sale finds

    Collector, investor, interested in readily, first rate marketable coins discovered at estate sale, which are then sent for grading and placed for sale. Such as this gem...

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  2. Historians and archeologists have long regarded coins as important historical artifacts for understanding the culture and history of ancient peoples. That is why all world class museums include ancient coins in their collections. Modern coins and notes also reflect the historical and cultural context of their times.

    In order to fully appreciate the coins and notes in our collections it is important to understand the historical context in which they were created. While most numismatic reference books provide some historical context space limitations necessitate that the historical information in these publications is often highly condensed. It is impossible for these condensed summaries to fully convey the often complex historical context surrounding historically important coins and notes. In order to do so it is necessary to go beyond the basic numismatic reference material and study original source documents.

    Original source documents provide a much richer and more detailed understanding of historical context and really bring to life the importance of historically important numismatic specimens.

    My area of numismatic specialization is the coins and notes of the Philippines while they were under United States sovereignty. This is a particularly interesting and important period in United States and Philippine history. Fortunately America's experience as a "Colonial Power" and "Nation Builder" in the Philippines is well documented and many original source documents are available in the "National Archives", and museums in the United States and the Philippines.

    Over the years I have acquired a respectable private library of original source documents. My library includes out of print books written by the government officials, generals, and Guerilla leaders that played pivotal roles in the history of the Philippines under United States Sovereignty as well as official histories written by the "Center of Military History United States Army", and "The Historical Section of the Philippine Army". I also have certified copies of many original documents from the National Archives and the MacArthur Library. The documents from the National Archives and MacArthur Library are particularly fascinating to me as these once "Secret" but now declassified documents paint a very vivid picture of one of the most important periods in our nation's history. I am also privileged to own some of the original research notes and personal correspondence of the noted numismatic researcher and historian C.M. Nielsen.

    Today's Journal is the first of a series that I will be posting on Numismatics and History. In this series I will be highlighting some of the books, documents, research and private correspondence in my private collection. Hopefully I will also be able to share my enthusiasm for studying the historical context of our numismatic specimens.

    Today's offering is a certified copy of a declassified "Secret" U. S. Army document from the MacArthur Library. The document, which was not declassified until 1975, is the official transcript of a secret radio communication (dated January 16, 1943) from General MacArthur to LTC Marcario Peralta the Guerrilla commander in the central Philippines.

    Peralta was one of the most dynamic military leaders of the Philippine Resistance. He was born in Manila in 1913. In 1936 he graduated from the University of the Philippines with a law degree and a reserve commission in the Philippine Army. He was later commissioned in the regular forces and by the eve of World War II had risen to the rank of brevet Lieutenant Colonel.

    When the Japanese invaded the Philippines Peralta was the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Training (G3) of the 61th Division Philippine Army which garrisoned the island of Panay in the central Philippines. As Division G3 Peralta oversaw the establishment and operation of a Guerrilla Training school to prepare the reservists of the 61th Division to carry on the fight in the event that the main U.S. and Philippine forces on the island of Luzon were overwhelmed. He was also responsible for the stockpiling of supplies and munitions in the mountainous interior of Panay.

    When Corregidor was overrun by the Japanese and Lieutenant General Jonathon Wainwright ordered all USAFFE (United States Army Forces Far East) forces in the Philippines to surrender Peralta refused to accept the order and told his Division commander, General Christie, that he would rather face court-martial after the war than surrender to the enemy.

    Christie sympathized with Peralta's position and sent several passionate communications to Major General Sharp the USAFFE commander in the central and southern Philippines requesting that the 61th Division be detached from Sharps command and be allowed to fight on. Sharp flatly refused and ordered Christie to surrender. In fairness to Wainwright and Sharp they had little choice since the Japanese were holding the American and Philippine garrison of Corregidor hostage and were threatening to execute one hundred prisoners a day until all American and Philippine forces in the Philippines surrendered.

    On May 21, 1942 Christie reluctantly ordered the 61th Division to surrender. At the last division staff meeting before surrender Peralta convinced Christie to turn over the division funds, consisting of sixty thousand pesos in Philippine currency, so that he could organize Guerrilla forces on Panay. Five thousand officers and soldiers of the 61th Division followed Peralta's example and refused to surrender.

    After the formal USAFFE surrender Peralta reorganized the 61th Division on Panay. After the 61th Division was fully operational Peralta extended his influence to other islands in the central Philippines and established the IV Philippine Corps. Peralta was the first Guerrilla commander to establish radio communication with MacArthur's Headquarters in Australia. By the end of the war Peralta commanded one of the largest and most effective Guerrilla commands in the Philippines. When American forces returned to the Philippines they found Peralta's Guerillas waiting for them on the beaches ready to join in the liberation of Panay.

    For his actions during War War II Peralta was awarded two of the U.S. Army's highest awards for valor the Silver Star and the Distinguished Service Cross. After the war Peralta went on to a distinguished career in the Philippine Army retiring as Deputy Chief of Staff of the Philippine Army. After retiring from the army Peralta was elected to the Philippine Senate. He also served as the 13th Secretary of National Defense for the Republic of the Philippines.

    At the time of the radio communication of 1/16/1943 Peralta commanded the IV Philippine Corps which consisted of the 61st Division on the island of Panay, the 72nd Division on the island of Negros and the 83rd Division on Cebu. Please note the last line of the communication where General MacArthur authorized Peralta to "issue reasonable amounts of -script for military purposes only". This authorization served as the basis for the establishment of the Free Negros Military Currency Committee and their issuance of 1943 Military -script.

    The Military -script of 1943 consisted of "Army of the United States of America" notes in Two Pesos (S711 and S711a), Five Pesos (S712), Ten Pesos (S713), and Twenty Pesos (S714) denominations issued under the authority of the IV Philippine Corps and a second issue of One Peso (S715) and Twenty Peso (S716) notes issued later in the year under the authority of the 7th Military District.

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  3. Never felt so happy to get a 15

    Happily Surprised

    Sending notes in to be graded can be a real shoot.

    Sometimes lucky 7 comes up and sometimes you out.

    This time I was Happily Surprised, I was expecting this rare

    mule to come back a 10 or 12 net. It was like Christmas when

    I saw the 15 and no ugly comments. PMG has graded

    over 1 Million notes now, with a total of (2) 1935 Mules from the M-A block.

    My 1935 set is now 100% complete.

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    Old Navy created the T-shirts "Young Aspiring Artist", but with the word "artist" crossed out, and substituted with other words such as "astronaut" and "president". The T-shirts triggered controversy and social media outcry.

    Old Navy created the T-shirts "Young Aspiring Artist", but with the word "artist" crossed out, and substituted with other words such as "astronaut" and "president". The T-shirts triggered controversy and social media outcry. People were complaining about the shirt shamming artists as a legitimate career choice. Old Navy apologized for the T-shirts and pulled them from its stores and issued a statement that it did not try to offend anyone on purpose. In my opinion the Old Navy did not offend anybody. The T-shirt merely reflected the current affairs of the art and the place of an artist in our contemporary times. I call the current situation "Hyperinflation of Arts".

    Hyperinflation in economy often occurs when there is a large increase in the money supply not supported by the product growth, resulting in an imbalance in the supply and demand for the money. Left unchecked this causes currency to lose its value. Rapid devaluation of the currency, and with it, hyperinflation, is devastating for the economy and it is very painful for the society.

    "Hyperinflation of Arts" started with Conceptual Art movement in the mid-1960. The movement completely rejected standard ideas and aesthetics of art. Many works of conceptual art, often called installations could be created by anyone. In the article "Paragraphs on Conceptual Art" Sol LeWill explains: "In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art."

    In music around the same time, the avant-garde movement developed. That movement in music challenged and critiqued existing aesthetic conventions, rejected existing status quo, and introduce new and unique elements to provoke or annoy the audience. Music, however, recovered from the influence of avant-garde movement, and moved on. Maybe because you can reject existing status quo all you want, but at the end of the day, you won't be able to play any music without music elements such as rhythm, harmony, dynamics, etc., or music theory. Yes, you will be able to go on stage and cut the piano in half to shock and annoy your audience, and you can declare that it was a music performance. Next time however, your audience is not going to show up to see it again, because it was interesting once (maybe).

    Music moved on, and avant-garde movement is just a movement in music history, however art never recovered from the conceptual art. Art is still under strong influence even now in the twenty first-century. We are still suffering from the belief that idea suffices as a work of art, and that concerns such as aesthetics, expression, skills are nothing, but the limitation to the boundaries of art. The boundaries were pushed very hard and are still being pushed. Institution such as museums and art galleries, and educational institutions are still forcing conceptual art as a main stream art, and any other styles of art suffered devaluation.

    The idea that you don't need any skills, or education, or talent, or anything else to become an artist was pretty much accepted. This notion opened the door for anybody who wanted to enter the art scene and declare themselves the artists. I personally witnessed ridiculous situation when someone without any degree was teaching in a major university. The university hired someone without any degree to teach the students who were actually pursuing the art degrees.

    I'm sure everybody is familiar with a tale by Hans Christian Andersen "The Emperor's New Clothes", about tailors who promise an emperor a new clothes that is invisible to those who are unqualified for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor paraded before his subjects in his "new clothes", no one dared to say that they don't see any clothes and the emperor is parading naked, until a child cried out, "But he is naked!"

    I cannot help but think of the Andersen's tale when I think about the art affairs in our contemporary times. The mainstream institutions still strongly insist that "Emperor" is wearing expensive and sophisticated clothes and those who are unable to see, are unqualified stupid and incompetent. I personally see that "Emperor" is naked, Old Navy sees it, so does everybody else. Conceptual art like avant-garde music was shocking, and appeared fresh in sixties, seventies, eighties... , but in our contemporary time it cannot pass as fresh, but quite opposite. It stinks...

    Because there are no boundaries to entry, the art scene is flooded with endless number of people who aspire to be the artists, but don't want to spend a lot of effort, time or money to produce the quality artwork. The product they produce is the product of no skill, and represents rejection of standard ideas and aesthetics of art by the conceptual art movement. Such products presents very little value, therefore the value of art has been deluded, and in return the place of an artist in the modern society slowly disappears. Like in economy, rapid devaluation of the currency, and with it, hyperinflation, is devastating for the economy and it is very painful for the society. Rapid devaluation of contemporary art is devastating for art, and painful for the society.

     

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    Paulies 1992
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    BEST Before Now Light Years ahead...

    By Far The Best 3rd party graded holders out there!

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    what grade will it be.in process now.

    glad to see it back.

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  4. Billy Blaze
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    Wow over 100 for a complete set

    I added this one cause my fractional notes are getting harder to find in the grade and price I'm. Looking for so I figured I get the easy ones of another set

    So I picked this set cause its older and I think has a higher neat factor for my kids. Why I collect in the first place

    I know nothing about these I know pmg epq is more than likely the way I am going but grade level not sure.

    I'm just real excited to learn about these and having fun doing it. But over 100 bills to complete the set I'm sure it will take a lot of time and effort to complete this set

    So any insight to start me off please lmk the do and don't do's and especially the best way to complete this set

    Happy holidays

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    german 2000 euro banknote .the original coalition banknote .from Germanys homeland .printed there."70"

    along with the euro.witch is in circulation after the original.

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  5. SPHansen
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    ...or how my first submission may be my last.

    Currency Journal for August 3, 2012Okay, I am new to currency, but not new to collecting in general. When I won the free grading from PMG, I didn't want to waste it with just any old note. I decided on a $2 FRN Millennium note in the original BEP packaging. I carefully judged it against the criteria that PMG has listed on their site. This note was sweet... glass smooth with no hint of handling, razor sharp corners, and centering that was nearly perfect; only the top and bottom margins were slightly off. Based on the criteria, I judged it to be 67 or 68. Just learned the results:64 NET - ThinningNow, I'm assuming that NET is the equivalent to Details grading in coins. I don't know what 'thinning' means, so I'll be investigating that. A quick search says something about paper loss, but I'm not sure. What I am sure about is that I am very diasppointed, and very skeptical on how a note that nice can be grade out NET, and 64 at that. Here is the grading scale directly from the PMG web site:68Superb Gem UncMargins or registration are off slightly to the naked eye. No significant handling.67Superb Gem UncGreat color and eye appeal. A well-centered original note. May have very minor handling.66Gem UncirculatedAbove average original note held back from superb quality due to handling and / or margins and registration.65Gem UncirculatedStrictly original note with great color and eye appeal. May have one or two minor distractions. Centering is above average.64 EPQChoice UncirculatedOriginal paper quality, but centering is off on one or two sides.64Choice UncirculatedNote is well-centered and shows signs of alteration (for example, pressing or re-embossing, etc.). No folds in design.I want to know how in the world that note got a 64. Totally unacceptable. I feel cheated... very, very cheated. I had been thinking about sending in more notes that I acquired from the BEP, but now... no way. Its like sending in a proof set, and getting it back in Details grade. WTF? The worst thing is that I'll never know what the graders were thinking, since there is no report, no explanation, nothing to tell me why. I do know one thing... they'll not get a penny of my money until I do know. I'm so angry, I'm thinking of selling every friggin' note and starting over with PCGS. I'll make that decision once I'm calmer, and can think about it with a clear head.Ciao for nowTo see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

  6. I've sold some of my coins to work on currency.

    It's been almost a year (10 months I guess) since I've wrote a journal entry here. In that time, I've come to a big decision for me, I've decided to cut down on my coins so I can afford to purchase more notes and related items.

    This is one of those decisions that can cut both ways. I love coins, have since I was a youngster. But I do appreciate a beautiful, well-printed piece of currency. I also was a small offset pressman for many years, and I think this furthered my love of currency.

    I also like adjunct items (both coins and currency) and last week purchased 4 lots a Stack's auction. 3 of the lots are die proof vignettes used on various currency and financial documents, the other is a (quoting the Stack's description) "Archival Specimen" of a "Teller Order Certificate from The First National Bank of Deadwood". Based on the date, this would be Dakota Territory.

    So, I hope this entry shows how exited I am to be able to afford more currency and related items. Another related item I really love are die plates of vignettes used on various types of financial documents. As an example, I'm attaching a scan of a print of one of my dies, this one is entitled "Lower Falls Of The Yellowstone". Hope you all enjoy it.

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  7. Create Sets and Upload Images

    Finally figured out how to create images on the registry site. Now I am able to start searching for bills to match sets.

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  8. A new note arrived the other day, always a joyous event. It was a P 82b, a note that the seller had multiples of, a note that you don't see as often as it's counterpart (82a). As soon as I saw this note I checked the PMG Population Report, five notes graded at 68 and 1 at 65. I don't keep a week by week record of the populations but I do check them out every Tuesday when they are updated and from what I recalled the five 68's are all new meaning they were all submitted together. Sweet, now I'm pretty confident that the seller has multiples of this note, so I wait. Over the course of two month's time I watched one note sell then a second, I'm now watching the third note (I think), it gets relisted a couple of times, a price drop and I buy it.

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    Sweet it looks great! Or does it? Something not quite right here... 

    To clarify things a little, the major difference between 82a and 82b is a Latent Imprint (amongst other things). The Latent Imprint is visible under UV light and displays the denomination "3 КРБ" on the left front of the note, directly behind the depiction of the statue of Lybid (mythical sister of Kyi, Schek and Khoryv. The founders of Kyiv). Here's a few images of a 10 Karbovantsiv (84b) with Latent Imprint, the 3 Karbovantsi should look the same except with "3" displayed instead of "10".

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    Ok, easy enough. I don't do this with every note I own but I'd say at least 75% of the time I'll examine the note/s under UV light. So let's take a look, uh oh. That stinks, no Latent Imprint where it should be.

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    A mechanical error. Dang it. 

    Don't get me wrong, I don't have the best equipment so I could be mistaken but I'm feeling pretty confident I'm correct. This is not my first "mechanical error" on a label, hey people make mistakes, no big deal. PMG/NGC are always super helpful and with something like this they will be more than happy to take a look at it and reholder it with a new label at no charge if the label is incorrect. I've had a label corrected before, with a coin, easy peasy. PMG/NGC also guarantee the grade, so if the label is changed the grade will stay at 68 and that is actually pretty awesome because if it is a P-82a that means it would be the highest graded, by 2 points! I'll absolutely be sending this in to be reexamined. But until I have a submission ready to send this note with I'll be housing it in a signature set, so that I don't forget about it. 

    That leads me to the final question. I'm not going to put this note in any of my competitive sets but what about the other P-82b's that were in the same submission, like I said there are at least 3 and up to 5 notes that were sent in together. Doesn't mean that they were all mislabeled or that the notes are all 82a's but the possibility is there. Good thing I know where two of the other notes went, HEY, @Perfect-70 and @Bonezdogg check your P-82b's they might be mechanical errors. Hope they're not mechanical errors and that they are correct. But you should check them out tonight under the pale UV light.

    Good Luck,

  9. One of the toughest complete collections is the Large size Block collection set.

    It took over two years, but all blocks in the highest PMG grade are now completed. This is a rarity for any collection. This collection contains 14 notes but there are only 10 FR numbers within the 1899 $2's. There are 4 FR numbers that have two blocks.

    What is great about this collection is each and every note is the top of the population numbers. Several are POP 1.

     

    Also, the 257 only being a GEM 66 is pop1 and none finer.

    The FR 238 "R" block is a GEM 65 and this is also a pop 1 none finer.

    The 257 and 258 "R" block are extremely rare in high grade.

    You can view only 10 of these notes on the PMG website because the system will not accept the additional block notes that are in the collection.

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    1880/9-s Morgan, Vam 11 Hot 50 NGC MS67 PL?

    I have just aquired a 1880/9-S Medium S Vam 11 Hot 50 NGC MS67 PL. This Morgan is not found in the NGC population report. Can someone confirm this for me?? If so, how do I have it included? This is truly a unique Morgan graded by NGC. Can someone tell me what "HOT 50" is??

     

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    So, during my daily routine of bringing in a bundle of $1 bills to exchange for more $1 bills (to look for older bills and/or star notes), the teller asked if I was interested in these: a 1929 $10 and 1929 $100.

    So, of course, I said yes! I guess the $10 one came in thru the drive-thru earlier today and the teller had the $100 in her drawer - both exchanged at face value.

    I'm trying to figure out if these are Type 1 or Type 2. Also, why are there 'blocked' out sections near the signatures?

    Also, what grade would you give to these bills?

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    very good

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  13. Down to one note - the 1934b $5 FRN...

    The rare 1928D has joined the set - how fitting in 2009 with all this depression/recession talk. The 1928d's were issued around 1933 and quickly removed from circulation when the "Gold Clause" was removed on the 1934 series after the New Deal.

     

    Now off to find the final note, a 1934b $5 FRN. Not just any old 1934b, I want to take my time to find a nice ungraded example of the series so I can have the fun of sending the note in for grading.

     

    Have a great Autumn!

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    I haven't logged in for awhile, being busy with some other issues, but managed to today.

    And was surprised to see I won Best Small Size Set in the registry with my N. Africa set. Thanks guys and gals, this was nice to see. It's going to be a toss up to see if N. Africa or Hawaii is 100% first.

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  15. I can't seem to add my pictures to my sig set

    all of the jpg's are less than 100kb..but the site won't save them...what's my problem

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    Bragging Rights for Your Hawaii Denomination Set

    I'm assisting a writer/historian who requires images of a Hawaii Denomination Set ($1, $5, $10, and $20) for an upcoming book.

    This is an opportunity for the true Hawaii Emergency note collector to have his/her notes featured in a book about the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    I know who has the highest ranking Hawaii Denomination Set and an offer was extended.

    In case the original request is rejected. I'm making this supplemental solicitation for owners with top ranking and complete Hawaii Denomination Sets interested in having their notes as part of the book.

    Owner of images will get appropriate credit in the book and a copy of the book. You will also gain bragging rights that your notes are in a historical book.

    The book is entitled, "My Pearl Harbor Scrapbook, 1941. A Nostalgic Collection of Memories." It has been designed as an authentic scrapbook of that era. The author has been working very closely with the Arizona Memorial Museum Association, (now known as, the World War ll Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Pearl Harbor.) The foreword in the book was generously written by their Chief Historian, Daniel Martinez.

    The author also found out that the book was selected by the Smithsonian Museums for sale at both the Air and Space Museum stores, as well as the National Museum of American History.

    Talk about bragging rights. Contact me if you are interested. I will provide the authors contact information.

    Thank you,

    Darryl

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  17. WXTREMELY RARE!

    Number 4 of 1st note on this series!

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