Longstrider's Blog

03 Sep 2022


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Recently we seem to be looking at currency serial numbers. I would like to add to the discussion with a new purchase I received the other day. A lot of our members are aware that I collect MPC or Military Payment Certificates. I subscribe to an MPC newsletter called the Gram. Two weeks ago someone listed these two notes shown below for sale and I scooped them up.

16 Aug 2022


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I would like to piggy back on AC Coins blog and bring up another feature that is used as anti-counterfeiting on my MPC notes. Angel, yesterday was showing us a note he has snagged with little animals stamped on it. I will be talking about a feature our government added to these notes on purpose.

14 Aug 2022


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This Prisoner of War, POW chit, has a tremendous amount of USA history associated with it even though it is tiny in size. It is for the canteen in Hawaii used to house prisoners of war during World War II.

06 Jun 2022


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As most of you know, I hope, today is the anniversary of D-Day. 6/6/1944. The entire operation was code named Operation Overlord. I would like to discuss an operation most of us don't know about.

22 Feb 2022


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I am trying to concentrate on camps that had Italian prisoners located in California. Also I go for camps that were changed into Italian Service Units or ISU. This happened after September 8, 1943 when Italy signed the armistice and became an ally of the Allied Powers. The once POW Italians now were able to get outside jobs at more varied companies. Kind of a work furlough. They went outside the camp to work and came back at night. The new designation of ISU separated them from POW Germans.

17 Feb 2022


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I received my latest submission back from PMG yesterday. This one actually came back to me without being lost/stolen for a month. This time I decided to gamble that I would get them back and sent in two POW chits. The first chit is from Roswell, New Mexico. As I should review for new members, these Prisoner of War chits or vouchers were given to WWII Axis prisoners at the different camps they were interred.

29 Dec 2021


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I have seen several blogs about different “holy grail” coins or currency. I thought I would show you one of mine. Last week I was lucky enough to win an auction lot at Heritage. If you have never been to one of their auctions you should check them out at ha.com. They have quality items and many, many auctions.


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