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06 Sep 2022

FREAK SHOW 1968 – XIX

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I find myself today pondering another season of FREAK SHOW 1968 and frankly I am not quite finding myself in the spirit. Not to say it has not been a good year for finding new members to join my crew of FREAKS. Though many were the rarest of oddities found in the guise of Proof, and attributed more often than not to the house of Weinberg. I did throw my hand up on a few of these though sadly they were destine to reside with larger groups that my little menagerie. Lamenting those that got away is easy as I have no proof oddities at the moment so no need to pursue more. If you do not understand my last statement I will just refer you to an excellent book on this, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Yes it is a children’s book, but I believe it taps into the inner MONSTER in most of us bitten by the collecting bug. I have to say biggest reason for my lack of enthusiasm is it has just been plain hot this summer in Texas. Yes I know I live in Texas so stop your whining kid for, THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

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09 Sep 2019

Freak Show 1968 - II

Coins | Haney

This week I have for you a new freak, well actually two. When thinking of the collect ability of errors I remembered my first error of a sort. This error was won in a marble game while I was attending Berkley Manor Elementary School on Camp Lejeune. No this was not a coin held for the winner of the game it was a single cat’s-eye marble that was actually two machine ground together. I lost quite a few marbles before I got this prize and these many years later I still have it, granted I have my other marbles too despite those that may at times feel I have lost mine. Jokes on them they are located here on my desk in two glass jars. These coin curiosities I collect I believe like my freakish marble are put aside because of their deformity. I am sure there is a coin out there that would fit nicely with my cast of freaks squirrelled away in the back of someone’s dresser awaiting rediscovery much like my misshapen marble.

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