Railroad Engineers Issue - Scott #993
Mint sheets of the stamp as well as first day covers are available from dealers and are
found frequently on the Internet auction site eBay.
Engine #382 from Tuvalu
These stamps are somewhat difficult to find. The illustration is courtesy of the Casey Jones Unit of the American Topical Association.
100th Anniversary Special Cancellations
Then on April 30, both the museums at Jackson and here in Water Valley offered cancellations. Click on the illustration of our cancellation to the left and you'll be taken to the special information page.
43rd Annual Coinarama Commemorative Medal
The Coinarama will be held on July 8 and 9, 2000, at the Scottish Rite Memorial Center, Mission Valley, San Diego.
Designer of the medal is Bob Ekdom. They were struck in .999 fine silver (limited to an edition of 70), golden bronze, oxidized bronze and copper. A set of all four is $27.50, postpaid. The three off medals are $2.50 each or three for $6.00 plus $.7 postage. They are available from Dorothy C. Baber, 611 Oakwood Way, El Cajon, CA 92021. Telephone number 619-442-2726.
These are really beautiful medals and are being offered at a reasonable price. The obvious error is that the coin features engine #638 which was Casey's freight engine on the Water Valley to Jackson run. Also, note that the illustration is a very early wood burner instead of the correct 2-8-0 engine.
Hobo Nickels Honor Casey and Wallace Sanders
Gary Jacobs, a silversmith from Riverton, Wyoming, has created a pair of hobo nickels in the likeness of Casey Jones and Wallace Sanders. The original pair were offered on the eBay auction site in February of 2003.
Jacobs says he has about 6 hours carving time in each one. He uses handheld gravers as tools. "I am rather new to the nickel carving trade, but I am a silversmith with several years of experience and have done considerable jewelry engraving."
He says he would try to duplicate them on commission, however they are handmade so would not be exactly alike. His contact info is: Gary Jacobs, 470 8 Mile Rd., Riverton, Wyoming 82501. firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about hobo nickels, visit The Original Hobo Nickel Society.