OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF

POPES ESE EEE ESSE EOS OSES SEES os VOLUME 34 ISSUE 6 JUNE 2008 EDITOR :Ross Kingdon, 12 Peter Street, R.R.#1 Grand Valley, ON, Canada LON 1G0 E-mail: rossk@headwaters.ca

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE - Al Munro

I have been talking with our current editor, Ross, and we have a volunteer to assume the position as new editor. We will require much assistance in keeping our new editor supplied with material to publish in the bulletin. Please, therefore, consider writing one or more articles on our hobby and forward them to Ross so he can turn over a substantial inventory to the new editor. We are now looking for a volunteer who would be willing to receive the bulletin electronically, take the pages to a printer and have sufficient copies made for approximately 100 members, (fewer if we decide to deliver some of the bulletins electronically), stuff envelopes and mail. The association would reimburse any costs incurred. If you are interested please contact me at woodS5cents@shaw.ca .

I have been working on sorting some of my wooden tokens and have discovered quite a few duplicate Alberta woods. I will bring them with me to the convention in Ottawa and our annual general meeting (Sunday July 20, 2008, 8:00 a.m.) to trade or whatever.

Speaking of the convention; I have recently completed my travel plans to attend the C.N.A. convention, in Ottawa, this July. I will be at the convention hotel from Tuesday afternoon (July 15) until sometime Monday (July 21). I encourage all of you who can come to Ottawa to join myself and the other members of our Association, at this convention. I also invite anyone who has not met me yet, to look me up. We can get together to discuss woods and possibly do some trading. I ask anyone who is attending our wooden money breakfast and general meeting (Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 8:00 a.m.), to give some thought as to whether or not you would like to receive the bulletin electronically, if possible.

Good luck in your collecting efforts.

CANADIAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION CONVENTION WOODS?

If you attend each year’s C.N.A. convention, for sure, you can pick up many souvenir woods issued specifically for the occasion. While reading the most recent C.N. Journal (Vol. 53 No. 5 June | This year's convention celebrates 2008), your editor came across this little missile | our numismatic heritage. Four _ ged printed on page 281 of this Journal. I have | wooden tokens will be issues to in reprinted it here. I have no other information | mark significant anniversaries. |* Qf regarding these potential four wooden tokens. | | Join us in Ottawa to find out) | presume it was meant to read “...will be | which ones! issued...”. I guess we'll find out when we get to

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PAST PRESIDENTS: NEW WOODS:

C.A.W.M.C. member Tony Hine issued Sonny eee Sees this wood last year, to recognize his father’s Victor Hall - 1977-1979 * 80" birthday. The train side of the wood is Don Robb 1979-1981 blue in colour and the written side is black.

I’m sure it can be obtained from Tony for a SASE at 155 Chaplin Cres. Toronto, ON

Neil Probert 1983-1985 Can., MSP 1B1. Norm Belsten 1985-1991

Stan Clute 1981-1983

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Pat White 1991-1995 * Lou Vesh 1995-2001 C.A.W.M.C. member Albert Kasman distributed this wood at the recent O.N.A. convention in Sudbury, Ontario. Albert’s ee eee address is Box 58022 RPO 3089 Dufferin * deceased St. Toronto, ON Can., M6B 3C8. The O.N.A. logo side is green?red and the signed side is green/red black. ~

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Eari Salterio 2001-2003 *

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President: AL MUNRO Vice-President: ART STEPHENSON Secretary-Treasurer and Membership Chairman: AL MUNRO Past-President and Chairman of the Board of Governors: NORM BELSTEN Elected Members of the Board of Governors: BOB BROWN, RUSSELL BROWN, DAVE GILLESPIE, ED MacPHERSON, LOU VESH JAMES WILLISTON.

APPOINTED OFFICERS Editor: ROSS KINGDON

Fund Raiser: LOU VESH & DAVE GILLESPIE Auction Coordinator: AL MUNRO

DUES: Membership dues in the Canadian Association of

Wooden Money Collectors are: This month’s free wood is courtesy of Canadian Residents: $10.00 Canadian Funds long-time C.A.W.M.C. member Ron Zelk of United States Residents: $10.00 U.S. Funds Guelph, Ontario. Ron issued this wood last International Members Rate (outside of Canada and ) .

U.S.): $20.00 Canadian Funds year for that year’s London, ON Ontario Youth (16 years of age and under): $5.00 Numismatic Association convention.

The wood is blue both sides and is a 45mm, in diameter, wood.

‘Thank you’, Ron, for this donation to our membership.

Dues paid to Mr. Al Munro, Box 2643 Stn. ‘M’, Calgary, AB, Canada T2P 3C1

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MY WOODEN NICKEL’S WORTH.)............:::::: es ty Fou Veh Looking back at the past few months calls for a brief update of events.

1) Remember the wood “More Than Free Gold”, by Michael Barnes? Well, his book has been published by General Store Publishing House and is available @ $24.95. In a recent issue of a local paper called “The Highland Communicator” a full page was devoted to the book, the author, and the mining industry in general. | learned some facts from the article. For example, that the industry, “.....brings in $45 billion annually to the Canadian economy, contributes 600,000 direct and indirect jobs, provides two thirds of the rail revenue in the country and three quarters of the traffic through its ports........ ". Too bad | didn't have a say in the article. | would have added, “.....and was the subject of a wooden nickel.” Har! Har! Actually, there are many past issues of mining related woods. Sudbury and Timmins are two cities that come to mind.

2) As for the question posed on my 77th birthday wood, “will this be a lucky year?” , well, | didn’t hit four sevens on any slot machine but considering that I’m still alive and kicking is lucky enough for me.

3) Reading that fine article by Ross Kingdon in the March ‘08 issue of Timber Talk about Master Craft Ltd., the woodworking company in Kitchener brings back memories of my own visit there. Although | can’t remember the year, probably late 1970's or early 80's, | was privileged to take a tour of the plant. | saw the machine, a punch press, which banged out those incused “broomsticks’, inspected the dies used in the process, and even chatted with the woman who operated the press. | saw many different kinds of specialty machines on my tour, but a particular one caught my attention. It was a kind of lathe, which made drawer knobs from long lengths of large diameter hardwood dowel. When the dowel being fed into the machine was reduced to about two feet in length it was no longer feasible for this use. A barrel full of these scrap “ends” was just the ticket for me. | negotiated a price, and bought a stack of them. Many of my wooden nickel issues are made from these “scrap ends”. Everyone wins.

4) Not many issues have emanated from my workshop lately. Travel, health problems, and diversified interests have sidetracked my production of wooden nickels lately. Not even a Christmas wood last year. Hopefully that will improve in the near future.

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ONTARIO NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION CONVENTION WOODS:

Your editor acquired these two woods at the recent O.N.A. convention in Sudbury, Ontario. I’m sure they can be obtained for at least a self-addressed, stamped envelope from the issuer. Addresses are as follows: Norm Belsten 86 Hamilton Dr., Newmarket, ON Can., L3Y 3E8 and Art Stephenson P.O. Box 473 Arthur, ON

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MARIE H URON LIGHTHOUSES WOODS: In this first set of Lake Huron Lighthouse woods the 37" wood is a “First Light” wood. See the bottom of page 6 for more detail. A few of this Series’ woods are shown here as

a sample. The entire set of other 36 woods will be shown in a future newsletter.

POWMC Lighthouse Series IV

Lake Huron Lighthouses

POWMC is releasing the Lighthouses of Lake Huron asa ~*—~~" complete set of 37 wooden nickels from the U. S. side

( followed by 2 sets of 33 each from the Canadian side ).

The U. S. set is available now with the Canadian sets later

this year. The cost, including shipping, is $20 for the U. S.

set. Also, there are still Lake Erie sets available as well as

the Lake Ontario sets.

; rae Lake Huron 37 U. S. wooden nickels, $20 /# Also available: ‘he 7 Seed a Ee, ___ Lake Ontario U. S. 20 wooden nickels, $15 SSF

Lake Ontario Canadian 21 wooden nickels, $15

__ Lake Ontario U. S. and Canadian 41 wooden nickels, $25 ___ Lake Erie [, $15

___ Lake Erie II, $15

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____ Lake Erie I and II, $25

Make checks payable to POWMC and mail to :

Rich Boyles 734 Greenfield Road Mercer, PA 16137

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CANADIAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION - PROGRAM OF EVENTS: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 2:00p.m.—5:00p.m. C.N.A. Executive Meeting 7:00p.m.—10:00p.m. President’s Welcome Reception (for registrants and bourse dealers/assistants/spouses only) 7:00p.m.—10:00p.m. Registration Table open in Hospitality Suite (for pick-up of Kits) Thursday, July 17, 2008 9:00a.m.—5:00p.m. C.N.A. Educational Symposium 10:00a.m. 12:00 noon CPMS Executive Meeting 10:00a.m.—1:00p.m. Royal Canadian Mint Visit Group I 12:00 noon 6:00p.m. Registration Table open 12:00 noon 9:00p.m. Bourse and Display Set-up 1:30p.m.—4:30p.m. Royal Canadian Mint Visit Group I 6:00p.m.—8:00p.m. Royal Canadian Mint Reception at the Mint (open to registrants and bourse dealers/spouses) 7:00p.m.—9:00p.m. C.N.A. Past Presidents’ Dinner (by invitation only) Friday, July 18, 2008 8:00a.m.—9:30a.m. C.N.A. Judges’ Breakfast (by invitation only) 8:00a.m.—10:00a.m. Spousal Continental Breakfast (for registered spouses only) 8:00a.m.—9:00a.m. Bourse and Exhibitor Set-up 9:00a.m.—5:00p.m. Registration Desk open 9:00a.m.— 10:00a.m. Bourse and Exhibit Preview (registrants only) 9:30a.m. Competitive Exhibit judging begins 10:00a.m. 10:10a.m. Opening Ceremonies 10:10a.m.—5:30p.m. Bourse and Exhibits open to public 10:30a.m.—12:00 noon J. Douglas Ferguson Foundation Executive Meeting 10:30a.m.—4:00p.m. Hospitality Suite open (for all registrants and bourse dealers with assistants/spouses only) 12:00 noon 2:00p.m. CPMS Luncheon and General Meeting (pre-purchased tickets required) 1:00p.m.—5:00p.m. Initiation to Coin Collecting Session I (sponsored by City of Ottawa Coin Club) 2:00p.m.—4:00p.m. Coin Error Enthusiasts Meeting (everyone interested invited) 4:00p.m.—6:00p.m. Newfoundland Numismatic Enthusiasts Meeting (everyone interested invited) 6:00p.m.—8:30p.m. Bank of Canada Reception at the Currency Museum (open to registrants and their assistants/spouses only) Saturday, July 19, 2008 8:00a.m. 10:00a.m. C.N.A. Club Delegates’ Breakfast meeting (pre-purchased tickets required) 8:00a.m.—9:00a.m. CNRS Breakfast Meeting (CNRS members with pre-purchased tickets) 8:00 a.m.—9:00a.m. Bourse Dealer Set-up 9:00a.m. 10:00a.m. Bourse and Exhibits Preview (registrants only) - continued on page 6

JUNE 2008

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CANADIAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION PROGRAM OF EVENTS:

Saturday, July 19, 2008 9:00a.m. 4:00p.m. 9:00a.m. 12:00 noon

10:00a.m. 11:30a.m. 10:30a.m. 4:00p.m.

11:30a.m. 1:00p.m. 12:00 noon 1:30p.m. 1:00p.m. 2:30p.m. 1:00p.m. 3:30p.m. 1:00p.m. 3:30p.m. 3:00p.m. 5:00p.m. 3:30p.m. 5:00p.m.

6:00p.m. 7:00p.m. 7:00p.m. 10:00p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008 8:00a.m. 9:00a.m. 8:00a.m. 10:00a.m. 9:00a.m. 10:00a.m. 9:00a.m. 12:00 noon

10:00a.m. 2:00p.m. 11:00a.m. 3:00p.m.

1:00p.m. 3:00p.m.

2:00p.m. - 2:00p.m. 5:00p.m.

- continued from page 5

Registration Desk open

Initiation to Coin Collecting Session II (sponsored by City of Ottawa Coin Club)

C.N.A. General Meeting and Award Presentations (all C.N.A. members encouraged to attend)

Hospitality Suite open (for registrants and bourse dealers/assistants/spouses only)

MASC Executive Meeting (by invitation only)

CATC Meeting (everyone invited)

C.N.A. Coin Kids Forum & Junior Auction

MASC Meeting (everyone invited to attend)

CTCCC Meeting -(Canadian Tire) (everyone invited to attend)

C.N.A. Educational Forum (everyone invited)

Initiation to Coin Collecting - Session III (sponsored by City of Ottawa Coin Club)

Pre-Banquet Reception with cash bar (banquet ticket holders only)

C.N.A. Banquet (pre-purchased tickets required)

Bourse Dealer set-up

C.A.W.M.C. Breakfast (pre-purchased tickets required) -Panorama Bourse and Display Preview (registrants only)

Initiation to Coin Collecting Session IV (sponsored by City of Ottawa Coin Club)

Bourse and Exhibits open to public

Hospitality Suite open (for registrants and bourse dealers and assistants/spouses only

Initiation to Coin Collecting Session V (sponsored by City of Ottawa Coin Club)

Bourse and Exhibits Closed

Dealers & Exhibitors Teardown

Note: There will be two auction sessions: (Friday and Saturday) times to be confirmed

PENN/OHIO LIGHTHOUSE WOODS: ae

The advertisement for the first set of woods for LAKE HURON (U.S.A. side) is shown on page 4. Previous sets from Lake Ontario and Lake Erie can also be ordered.

The Penn/Ohio Wooden Money Collectors (POWMC) is issuing a SIGNATURE

WOODEN NICKEL for each of the Lighthouse Series.

It is a “First Light” wood (shown here), and each Great Lake will get a different colour. For the Lake Huron Series, the “First Light” wood is blue. For the Lake Erie Series the wood was black and for the Lake Ontario Series the wood was red.

Look for this wood in your orders.