|Lots of tokens in the mail! Yea Man!|
(My wife is rolling her eyes.)
A great guidebook, too!
There are few collecting pleasures finer than getting a plump package in the mail, marked with UK and Canadian ink, colorful stamps, odd placenames -- all judiciously taped so that industrial scissors are needed to get past the stables, foam, cardboard -- just to get a peek inside.
It is also a good time to get my Communion Tokens Guidebook if you are still without one. I have been selling them at my cost to produce, package, and mail. Check out ebay to find it. It is inexpensive. New and seasoned collectors will find it enjoyable. Plus you can lend it out as a quick way to introduce your specialty to others.
If you are from Canada or the UK, you can get the book from this link: Books123.org.
The books are also available at the big Internet booksellers. There is a UK bookseller -- Waterstones -- that has some listed between 12 & 15 BPs. This is what it would cost me to send at my reduced ebay prices, so it is a good deal -- but check out the link above to compare. I have 30 books left.
As the education chairperson for my local coin club, I am preparing a powerpoint presentation for this month (next Monday). In talking with folks beforehand, I am pleased by their interest. Few folks know anything about these tokens, but when I describe them, they light up.
Just wait until they see the collecting field spread out before them: squares, rounds, ovals, octagons, hearts -- not to mention, old dates that are hand-cut in archaic styles.
So here is another reason to get a guidebook. Give a presentation about the CTs you love and pass around the Guidebook. Lend it out. Or just give one as a gift to someone who likes tokens.
The book is a welcome mat, a hearty handshake, a conversation about one of the greatest secrets of exonumia. Get one before the weather gets warm and you have to mow the lawn instead of read.