WARD, ERWIN G.

WARD, ERWIN G.

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Erwin G. Ward (1849-1920), Palmer, Massachusetts; Superintendent, Hampden Truant School, Springfield, Massachusetts. Photo on the 33rd leaf verso in Philatelic West, Vol. 35, No. 2, February (1907). Later moved to 398 Pleasant Street, South Weymouth, Massachusetts.

He was born in 1849 in Massachusetts. In his youth he lived on a farm and became a bird egg collector. Later on he began collecting foreign coins. Later on still he began collecting CSA paper money using Dr. George Massamore’s catalogue for a guide. He also amassed an Indian relic collection of artifacts from every state.

In 1892 he advertised to purchase issues of Coin Collector’s Journal lacking in his collection and to trade Indian arrow-heads from Ohio for those found in other states. He began collecting stamps in 1896. And became a member of the American Philatelic Association.

            He applied for membership to the ANA in 1892 and is member no. 66.

            He collected Egyptian coins wanting to know how to distinguish a piece of Abdul Medjid from that of Abdul Aziz. He is listed as ANA dues paid in 1897

Bibliography :

The Numismatist, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, January (1905) : 31

 “Our Numismatic Directory” List No. 3, No. 59, The Numismatist, Vol. 3, No. 3 & 4, February (1891) : 18

Gnecchi, Ercole and Francesco, eds., Guida Numismatica 4th edition. (Milano : U. Hoepli, 1903. Edition) : 559, No. 5817; 568, No. 5966

The Numismatist, Vol. X, No. 1, January (1897) : 20;

            The Numismatist, Vol. 4, No. 3, March (1892) : 42; No. 4, April (1892) : 61;

            The Numismatist, Vol. 4, No. 1, January, (1892) : 14, 15; No. 2, February, (1892) ; 22, inside back cover (ad), back cover (ad); No. 5, May (1892) : 81;

Philatelic West, Vol. 35, No. 2, February (1907) : biography given on verso 23rd leaf continued onto the next.


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