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The Franklin Mint announces a limited edition of Norman Rockwell^ Fondest Memories IN SOLID STERLING SILVER Nomun Rockwell has just completed a series of ten new works of art to be issued exclusively in the form of sterling sflver ingots. Subscriptions for Fu^t Edition Proof Sets of this new Rockwell collection will be accepted only if they are postmarked by September 15, 1973. F OR MORE than half a century, the art of Norman Rockwell has brought joy to the hearts of millions of Americans, young and old. Now this great artist, at the summit of his career, looks back at the people and the country he loves . , . iand portrays his fondest memories in the enduring medium of sterling silver. Original Rockwell Art Norman Rockwell has created ten original works of art exclusively for this collection of sterling silver ingots-. These ten works will never be produced in any other form. The First Edition should be of special interest to knowledgeable collectors. Not only because of the importance of the work itself-but also because the First Edition will be the only Proof- quality, hallmarked and serially numbered edition. The artist speaks about his newest worits "I suppose Vm just a sentimentalist/' says Norman Rockwell in describing this series. ''1 like lo show people in happy and tender moments of their lives—sometmes with a little touch of humor. These are the things about people 1 remember most fondly.' Rockwell ha.s now depicted his "fondest memories," exclusively for this collection, with that special brand of magic that is his alone. The joy of kids romping at the old swimming hole. The pleasure of old friends meetins around a pot-belly stove. The pride of a Boy Scout carryinii the flag in a parade down Main Street. The tenderness of a young girl helping her grandmother with her knitting. The warmth and devotion of a family enjoying a holiday dinner together. Fen precious moments, ten cheri.shed memories, each one sensitively portrayed by the best- loved American artist of our time. The genius of Norman Rockwell Each of "Norman Rockwell's Fondest Memories" has been captured in a distinctive form: a sterling silver ingot measuring 2" x IVi" and <9 'i-n rw containing 1500 grains of sterling silver. The famous signature of NORM.IN ROCKWELL will appear on each ingot. And the complete set will be struck by The Franklin Mint, the world's foremost private mint. The hallmarked First Edition Proof Set is available exclusively to subscribers whose orders are postmarked by September 15. 1973. Build your collection on a convenient monthly basis Regardless of how high the price of silver may escalate, we guarantee to send you the complete collection of these solid sterling silver ingots at ihe original issue price of $25 per ingot. You will receive the first ingot in October. Each month thereafter, for nine months, an additional ingot will be sent to you. You will enjoy the pleasure of seeing your collection steadily grow. And within ten months, your collection of '.Norman Rockwell's Fondest Memories" will be complete. To hou.se the complete collection, a handsome collector's ca.se fitted with a hardwood display frame will be provided at no additional cost. The collection may thus be kept in the case or proudly displayed on the wall. An heirloom collection Any new work by an artist of the stature of Norman Rockwell is likely to become an important heirloom. This new Rockwell series is particularly desirable—not only for its beauty and intrinsic value but because it is the first time the work of this beloved artist has ever appeared in ingot form. The only previous medallic issues of Norman Rockwell's work have been the Rockwell Christmas Plates and the "Spirit of Scouting" medals—both Franklin Mint is.sues which are highly prized today and much sought after by collectors. Now this new series-"Norman Rockwell's Fondest Memories"-can bring you many years of pleasure and provide a treasured legacy you can pass along to your children and grandchildren. Subscriptions close September 15, 1973 To acquire this important new Rockwell collection, your subscription must be sent to The Franklin Mint. Franklin Center. Pennsylvania 1906.3 and postmarked by September 15. 1973. There is a strict limit of one First Edition Proof .Set per subscriber. ml 4- - ORDER FORM -• Norman Rockwell's Fondest Memories 20-19 The Franklin Mint Franklin Center, Pennsylvania 19063 Please enter my order for one serially- numbered First Edition Proof Set of "Norman Rockwells Fondest Memories "—consisting of ten solid sterling silver ingots to be isisued at the rate of one per month at $25* each. A deluxe collector's case with display frame will be provided at no additional charge. Enclosed is my remittance of $25* for the first ingot in the collection. I will be billed monthly in advance for the other nine ingots to complete the collecdon. 'Plu.i my Slale sain: la.x Orders jar First Edition Proof Sets valid only if postmarked bv September 15, 1973. Mr. Mrs. Miss_ Address. Citv State, Zip_ Signature. IHli HRA.NKLIN MINT \S THE WO«LDS POiEMOST PtIVATE MINT. IT IS NOT AFHILUTIJD Wmi THR U..S. MINI' il» ANY OIHEi OOVF.RNMFNT AOF.NCY.