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    jb floyd
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    The Princeton University Library is exhibiting a major collection of Latin American orders, decorations and medals. The collection was formed by Robert L. Ross, a collector with a long association with Latin America.

    The university has set up an excellent web site about the exhibition, with illustrations of many of the awards and a short explanation of the context they fit into. See: http://rbsc.princeton.edu/thankful-nation/

    There will also be a fully illustrated catalog of the exhibit on sale (details on the web site). The catalog isn’t cheap ($125), but will be the first source on Latin American awards in English since Gillingham’s small monograph for the American Numismatic Society in 1932. The illustrations will be worth the price of the catalog.

    #17061

    jb floyd
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    I received this info from the Princeton University Library today. If anyone needs the contact info, I’d be happy to forward along the full email.

    Jeff Floyd

    "The cost of “From a Thankful Nation” is $125.00 and the shipping cost is $5.00 within the USA. The international shipping cost varies, but will be about $50.00 because the book weighs more than 4 pounds.

    I can accept a check or money order made out to the Princeton University Library. I can also accept MasterCard or Visa, and you can call me with the number if you wish to pay by credit card. My contact information is below.

    We expect the books to be delivered by the end of April."

    #17082

    jb floyd
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    I’m just back from a trip to Princeton University for the curatorial tour of their exhibit "From a Thankful Nation." A very well-done exhibit with some truly remarkable rarities in this little-known field. The catalogs have not yet arrived, but are expected by mid- to late-May. From the sample catalog, the wait will be worth it — all color, mostly life-sized illustrations, a good bibliography.

    Kudos to Robeert Ross, the collector; Alan Stahl, the curator; and the Firestone Library, the host.

    #17093

    csmruss
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    Hello Jeff, I am interested in buying the catalog. Can I still get it thru you or should I try to order thru the University?
    Thanks
    Russ

    #17096

    jb floyd
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    Russ,

    Go through the University Library: http://rbsc.princeton.edu/thankful-nation/

    Jeff

    #17100

    csmruss
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    Thanks Jeff, I contacted them.

    #17102

    jb floyd
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    I got a note today that the catalogs had arrived and mine would be shipped tomorrow.

    #17109

    jomsa editor
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    There is a short article about this exhibit by the museum curator in the May-June issue of which should be in your mailboxes by the last week in May. Dick Flory

    #17195

    jb floyd
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    The catalog of the exhibit is now on Amazon.com.

    http://www.amazon.com/From-Thankful-Nat … ful+nation

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