FRONT PAGE NEWS
~ PAWCATUCK VALLEY COIN CLUB MONTHLY NEWSLETTER ~
Celebrating 55 years in the numismatic hobby!
IT’S HOLIDAY PARTY SIGN-UP TIME!! WE NEED TO KNOW THE HEAD COUNT!! PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE TO THE CLUB AND MAILED TO BILL JACOBIK, 46 Sibicky Road, Griswold CT 06351
The Bonus Raffle will be drawn at this meeting so buy your chances!! There will be door prises!
Set your GPS for Vetrano’s at 130 Granite Street, Westerly RI
BELA LYON PRATT PRESENTATION
On October 19th members of our club gave a presentation on the Bela Lyon Pratt gold coin incused design. This was done in the auditorium in the Norwich Free Academy. Dayne Rugh introduced us and Larry Erhart #659, Dennis Fortier #775, Dave Morrison #773 and John Lauderdale #875 covered the process, content and design of the $2.50 and $5.00 coins. Here are some photos of the night:
Lenny Brown PVCC #013 Life and Charter Member, 86 years young
At the age of 31, Leonard “Lenny” Brown and a group of 26 other mill workers met at the Masonic Temple (upstairs) in Pawcatuck CT, to enjoy the numismatic hobby together. Up until this point on April 18, 1962, Lenny had not collected coins, but was interested in doing so. Lenny had been a mill worker since the age of 16, starting at the paper mill in Mystic CT, moving on to Greene Plastics in Hopkinton RI and finishing at a Pfizer plant from which he retired. Lenny started with the basics, Lincoln cents, plus other US coins (nickels, dimes quarters, halves and dollar coins) from 1792 to present day. He also was a “Rag-picker”. His prize being two framed $1 and $2 full sheets (32 bills) he bought from the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing. His extensive collecting came to an end several years ago. Lenny still likes to receive our newsletter and keeps tabs on our doings. Lenny stayed active in the club as it moved to the old Stonington Arms and on to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. I finally managed to catch up with this busy octogenarian and get his story AND his photo.
MEMORIALS, SICKNESS AND DISTRESS:
Sadly I must report the death of Neal Parfitt’s (#749) mother. She died Monday October 23rd. On behalf of the Club I extend our deepest sympathies for his and his family’s loss.
ANY EXTRA AUCTION ITEMS BROUGHT IN TO THE MEETING FOR SALE IN THE AUCTION
MUST BE ITEMIZED ON A FORM GIVING YOUR NAME, THE ITEMS AND THE PRICE YOU ASK FOR EACH ITEM. THE FORMS WILL BE ON THE AUCTION TABLE. PLACE THE ITEMS ON THE COMPLETED SHEET AND LEAVE ON THE AUCTION TABLE. THIS WILL ENSURE THAT YOUR CASH AND UNSOLD ITEMS WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU IN GOOD ORDER. ITEMS LEFT ON THE TABLE WITHOUT THE COMPLETED SHEET WILL BE SET ASIDE AND NOT OFFERED FOR SALE. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
AUBURN, MA: 10th December Elks Lodge, 754 South Bridge Street (Route 12) 46 Tables. Free Admission. 978- 658-0160
DEDHAM MA: 5th November Holiday Inn, I-95 exit 15A, Dedham MA. 29 tables, free admission. 603-978-3459
HARTFORD CT: 19th November Courtyard Marriott, 4 Sebethe Dr. Cromwell CT. 718-323-1930 or stassinsJ98@aol.com
NASHUA NH: 19th November Holiday Inn 9 Northeastern Blvd Nashua NH 03060 49 tables free admission 978-658-0160
DEVINS, MA: 26th November Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens MA, $1 Admission 978-658-0160
BLACKSTONE VALLEY, MA: 15th November VFW Post 1385, 16 Cross Street Route 16, Uxbridge MA Terrance O’Connor 508-400- 7454