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Back from Leroy

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:18 pm
by vampicker
I sent a few pieces to Leroy last month and was surprised to see them in this morning's mail. I tossed in the 1921 VAM 20 discovery piece with the intent of killing it off. Dennis would recall our thread where we found it was a duplicate for VAM 89.
There's a new 1879 Philly VAM 117. I've had the piece for years and finally sent it in - great clashing but no letter transfer.
The 1924-S VAM 1T is something I spotted at the ANA last month.
The medal was also something I picked up in Rosemont. Leroy seemed more interested in that than the dollars I sent. Can't say I blame him.

Here's the letter I sent, and I'll post his letter and plates right after.

Re: Back from Leroy

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:18 pm
by vampicker
leroys letter back

Re: Back from Leroy

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:19 pm
by vampicker
79 vam 117 plates

Re: Back from Leroy

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:20 pm
by vampicker
and the 24-S VAM 1T plates along with a marker for the 21 VAM 89

Re: Back from Leroy

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:29 pm
by DHalladay
Hooray a 1921-P kill!
I presume that means 20A becomes 89A?

Re: Back from Leroy

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:14 pm
by vampicker
I just went after VAM 20. As far as I know VAM 20A is an unrelated but similar marriage. As I read it, there's still a 20A but no 20

Re: Back from Leroy

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:51 pm
by Tekkie1
Nice Submission JR and congrats.

That VAM-117 sure has a crapload of clashes alright.
I swear I can see 5 and then sometimes 6 clashes...either way, I start to go cross-eyed when focusing too much on them. :)

Re: Back from Leroy

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:43 pm
by PacificWR
Congrats on your new DC's. Do you need any help setting up the new VAM pages?

Re: Back from Leroy

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:50 pm
by vampicker
Yes, I'd appreciate all the help I can get. The bare framework for the two pages and their plates would help a great deal. If you feel like doing any more than that, I'll stack the thank you's up.

Re: Back from Leroy

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:38 pm
by vamnuke
8-)

Re: Back from Leroy

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:49 pm
by ...kenny
Congrats! Have we seen the medal?...kenny

Re: Back from Leroy

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:23 am
by vampicker
Washington Monument in Philadelphia GW-923

Re: Back from Leroy

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:38 am
by ...kenny
Classic & Elegant at the same time. Wonderful, TY for sharing!...kenny

Re: Back from Leroy

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:42 am
by blh74
That medal is over 125 yrs old. Far superior to today`s works.

Re: Back from Leroy

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:54 am
by weth
DHalladay wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:29 pm
Hooray a 1921-P kill!
I presume that means 20A becomes 89A?
I agree with vampicker that VAM 20A was a different die pair than VAM 20, and it isn't related to VAM 89. Since I have an EDS, non-pitted VAM 20A as well, perhaps I may try to resolve their nomenclature at some point...

Congrats, vampicker!

Re: Back from Leroy

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:14 pm
by vamsterdam
nice vam 117. i love those rotated multi clashes. and the medal is very nice. better than a lot of modern junk i see today.

Re: Back from Leroy

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:30 pm
by vampicker
OK, here's full coin shots of the 79 VAM 117

Re: Back from Leroy

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:31 pm
by vampicker
and the 1924-S VAM 1T

Re: Back from Leroy

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:57 am
by PacificWR
New pages have been setup and VAM-20 eliminated. Let me know if I need to make any changes.

Re: Back from Leroy

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:24 pm
by vampicker
PacificWR wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:57 am
New pages have been setup and VAM-20 eliminated. Let me know if I need to make any changes.
Multiple thank you's for doing this - again. The 79 VAM 117 is perfect. I made a minor change to the 24 VAM 1T page, but I can't fix the spacing for the remaining plates.

I added a comment to the 21 VAM 89 page about the die marker Van Allen plated. I don't think it's necessary to put the plate he shot up as this marker is visible in one of the existing plates

Thanks again