The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 1, 1966 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 1, 1966
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FROM THE ATTIC... ... TO THE VAULT (Ym»r H«Mx - And Y«wf Ntlf hbo*) By Dick Fdlmtr New officers of the Kossuth County Coin Club are Larry Heiderscheidt, president, Stan Christie, vice president, Lester Blain, secretary and Chuck Bloom, treasurer. The club continues to meet the second Thursday of each month at the Algona city hall, with the business meeting at 7:30 and other activities at 8. Slides from the American Numismatic Association are scheduled for April, June, August, October and December, Auctions are frequently held after the business meeting, with no commission for members and a nominal 5% charge for others. The current dues schedule is family, $3, regular, $2, and junior memberships are only $1. Perhaps the club will be able to hold an exhibit this year. - o- The Scenic City Coin and Stamp Club of Iowa Falls will hold a one-day exhibit and invitational bourse Feb. 27, from l(Ka. m. until 5. The location is the Legion hall, 510 Washington Ave., and there is no admission charge. - o- Two United States postal issues have recently received awards. The Emancipation centennial commemorative was cited for outstanding achievement in graphic arts and the Shakespeare 1 cent of 1964 received the design award in the celebrities category at Buenos Aires. Both awards will surprise U. S. collectors who took a dim view of both issues. The Emancipation, featuring a broken chain, was charged with being too commonplace in design and ineffective with the black chain backed by a dark blue. The design for the Immortal Bard was presented in an antique brown on a brownish paper for an oldish and quite uninspiring impression. Likely, the awards did not take the color into consideration and this has merit, because likely the designer had little choice in this respect. At any rate, by the time these designs had reached the postage stamp state, national polls placed both among the worst of the year's productions. - o- I see so many ridiculous offers that I should be immune to the absurd, but nearly every issue of the coin press contains some element of shock. The Kingdom of Burundi is responsible for the latest. In a burst of generosity, the Royal Bank offers seven bank notes and one coin with a total value of 1,686 francs postage paid and insured for $25 in United States currency. According to the free market rate, this package of francs is worth about $9, too admittedly the Burundi government would officially like to have it more. Since any pur chases would go into collections and not be used to command the limited goods and services of the Kingdom, it would appear that the royal government could be a bit more realistic about its pricing. Collectors would best use a foreign exchange firm for these items. And then there is the Middle East firm that is offering excellent "reproductions" of U. S, $3 gold pieces with the same weight and fineness ol the originals, , The Delilah Fandel Is Engaged; Fall Wedding DELILAH FANDEL Mr. and Mrs. W. T. (Jess) Fandel, Cedar Rapids, announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Delilah Jean, to John Schissel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Schissel, Cedar Rapids. Miss Fandel is employed at toe Fandel Electric office and Mr. Schissel will be graduated from Loras College in June. A fall wedding is planned. :WfIrS55?Si54%iSS5!lS^S:J:WAW:Wft"SS#S price is $20 for these fakes with a bullion value of around $5. Naturally, these cannot be legally imported into the United States, but, if they are difficult to detect, then some will get here, since toe genuine item merits a price tag of at least $175 for a decent specimen. - o - Cowles Publications can take considerable pride in Venture, a magazine for toe world traveller, published every other month. The unique feature is toe use of 3-D photography for toe cover subject. I wouldn't attempt to try to explain what all this is about. Indeed, toe entire field can still be considered as experimental. But toe effect is unusual and impressive. In toe December issue, there was a splendid 3-D study of Pope Paul. Separate copies of this photo were available at that time, I mounted my copy on a red card backing and framed it with a cover, commemorating toe meeting between toe Pope and President Johnson during toe papal visit to New York and toe UN. This splendid study would be an excellent addition to any collection pertaining to toe Vatican or with a general religious theme. In toe course of a year, there would no doubt be several subjects that collectors would find useful, For that matter, anyone could make some attractive frames out of them. - o - When I went thru receipts from the concession stand after toe Clarion game, I counted $5 in half dollars, toe largest total in many weeks, Often there has not been a single one at toe end of business. Does this mean that they are slowly being released from hoards or are they more plentiful in Clarion, Perhaps the boys in the Clarion club have let go of a few bags. None, incidentally, were toe Kennedy issue. - o As a final note, perhaps you would care to observe a moment of sympathy for toe gentleman I recently talked to who Invested some $1200 in uncirculated 1955 Roosevelt dimes when they were priced at $100 a roll. The current price is a wavering $65 or so. The coin market is no rainbow with a pot of gold. 'V .+TI, *~$ Tuesday, March 1, 1966 Alflena, (lo.) UppfcH>e4 I WESLEY 1 Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Bode entertained their 500 club Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. George Ricke left Thursday on a trip to Florida. Enroute they visited their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Frideres at Wilmington, 111. At St. Petersburg Fla. they will visit toe Al Soppes and Dr. Thissen. The Mike Vitzthums will stay at the Ricke home during their absence. Mrs. Helen Youngwirth was honored at a birthday party Thursday evening in toe home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Krieps and family. Other guests were the Larry, John and Luke Young- wirths, Mr. and M:rs. Merle Loss, Dick Youngwirths and Darrell Rushers of Corwith, Julius Beckers and Dick Balks of Livermore, Dick Mays of Ren wick and Steve Doughans. The self- invited guests brought and served a 7:00' dinner. Mrs. Youngwirth was toe recipient of many gifts* Mrs . Cliff Burrell of Urbana came Feb. 17 to spend toe weekend with Mrs. Veva Lease. Mrs. Lease's sister, Mrs. Myrna Kelly of Cedar Rapids, was expected for several day's visit. Mrs. Geo.Gremmer, nee Pearl Smith, was returned to Lutheran hospital, Ft. Dodge, for treatment of complications following surgery two weeks ago. Mrs. Clara Erdman left Feb. 17 via train for Anaheim, Cal., where she will vist hefrdaugher, Patty, Mrs. Gen Wolfe and family, and her son, Willis Erdman and family. »+»»»++»»»»»*•« WIRING Connected or Corrected J' I ITT ELECTRIC U I I "JIM UTT" Phone 295-2223 ! . . . about Auto Financing. Enjoy the savings of low, low bank rates. Finance your car with us. We'll set you up with an Auto Loan that will be just right for your needs and budget. 1 E. STATE STREET • ALGONA • Te£ 295-2487 Down with sissy trucks, say the Dodge Boys. The Dodge A100 Van is the only compact that offers you a V8 power option. It's a real hauler: More space for a bigger payload (over a ton), widest cargo doors in the compact field. Biggest brakes, too, and axles with the highest load ratings. The real full foam bucket driver's seat is standard. And the extra Dodge stamina throughout is standard, too. Dodge builds tough trucks... Dodge trucks are priced with the lowest. PERCIVAL MOTORS 100 South Phillips

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