Not the anniversary of the blog; my 1st wedding anniversary and what a surprise for the traditional first year gift of paper!
Julie, as always, (working behind the scenes with Tom), has outdone herself once again. A set of 1975, 1977 and 1980 Silver Refiners Of The World and their Identifying Ingot Marks published by The Silver Institute. The Holy Grail of research and reference for any serious collector and something to be treasured as greatly as rare ingots themselves.
You will definitely see reference to these in future posts as I study them and incorporate the information they contain into my collection cataloguing.
Since I am on the subject of bragging a bit, I will show off my Christmas present from Julie this past year, (another secretive collaboration with Tom). A one of a kind H. Alvin Sharpe piece, "Whither Goest Thou I Will Go" with accompanying poem by the artist, hand written in Julie's calligraphy; mounted, framed and hung by my desk for daily reflection and enjoyment.
And finally, if you are a regular reader of this blog, you know of my passion for Arizona Assay Office ingots; the start of that I can also attribute to Julie. Christmas three years ago, (her first collaboration with Tom) she gave me my first Arizona Assay Office example and the rest is history!