December 15, 2007

Scripophily, December issue out

The latest issue of Scripophily, the journal of the International Bond & Share Society, just came out. In this issue, "Cox's Corner" talks about the groundless complaint that there are no "new" certificates to be found. Yeah right!

Articles this issue include:

  • Altoona Mechanics' Library by Scott Troutman
  • Rothschild and the Chemin de Fer du Nord by Dieter M. Seyfarth
  • Samuel Pandolfo and the Saga of the Pan Motor Company by Richard T. Gregg
  • Nice Jetty Casino by Howard Shakespeare
  • Liberty Loan Bonds by Lawrence D. Schuffman

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November 18, 2007

Specimens and proofs

In response to continuing questions about the subject, I've added a new page to explain More than you EVER wanted to know about Specimens and Proofs.

September 22, 2007

September newsletter online

New September newsletter uploaded and notices sent to subscribers.

September 12, 2007

Geology along western railroads

For those people out there interested in both geology and railroads (an admittedly small number), I have added a page of links to old USGS documents now posted on the National Park Service web site. Starting back in 1915, the United States Geological Survey created a series of six bulletins that talked about the geology along six major lines throughout the West. Today, these bulletins are highly collectible (and expensive).

September 03, 2007

Company mini-histories

A couple of links added on the site map page to point readers to pages dedicated to contributing short articles about company histories. I have a writing hints page, highly condensed from a seminar I used to teach on business writing, with the idea to help contributors write articles about their favorite companies.

July 19, 2007

June newsletter available

New June, 2007 newsletter uploaded and notices sent to subscribers.

March 31, 2007

March newsletter out

New March newsletter uploaded and notices sent to subscribers.

February 21, 2007

Slow database

A week ago, several people noted the database was terribly slow. I tried everything I could to speed up the site, but with minimal effect. It turns out the server that holds my web site needed re-booting. That fixed the problem. But...please be sure to tell me if you ever encounter any more problems anywhere on my web site.

January 27, 2007

Web site look and feel

Look of entire web site modified slightly. The content remains the same. Currently, there are over 360 pages in the site.