Dr. Douglas Ball - I dedicate this site to his memory. Doug's knowledge and guidance on Confederate history, currency and bonds was truly incredible. I was fortunate enough to live near him and enjoyed his company a good number of afternoons over the past year. His help and mentoring remain greatly appreciated. Two of my favorite bonds came from Doug shown above!
Click on the title or here to go to the page with an up to date and living document thanking people who have helped with one or more of the Collecting Confederate Paper Money books and other materials.
Thanks, Pierre Fricke
These dealers have been helpful with Collecting Confederate Paper Money in some way - reviewing, editing, or promoting.
Also, I find that sellers that are beginning to use the new PF variety numbering system are in tune with the direction of the new book and are more likely to be using collector-oriented grading which represents a more conservative and durable grading system which makes a signficant difference when you go to sell. As it is early in the adoption of the new book, some great sellers have not had time to make the transition yet. I expect it to take some time as it always has in other areas of numismatics.
There are some sellers (both dealers and collectors) who would rather you not have the information in Collecting Confederate Paper Money. When running across such a person, whose interest is it to have or not have this book? How well "armed" are you when dealing with this person? How good is their grading? Attribution skills? Why would they not want you to have this book? Think about it!
Tom Denly is one of the largest paper money dealers covering a wide array of material from various types of United States money, Confederate and Southern, fractional and other areas. Tom is a avid recruiter of people into the hobby and quite active at all major shows.
Heritage Auction Galleries is the largest auction house for numismatic and other collectibles in the world. Their currency division features major auctions each quarter or so at major shows and also has weekly Tuesday auctions as well. Jim Fitzgerald, Dustin Johnston and their team do a good job cataloging Confederate and Southern State paper money and I enjoy their auctions.
Phillip Lamb is a long time dealer in Civil War collectibles including paper money and bonds. I always enjoy talking with Phillip who brings a unique perspective on collecting these historical artifacts.
Lyn Knight has been in the paper money auction business for a long time. He generally focuses on USA and World paper money. However, his team have improved their cataloging skills with respect to Confederate paper money and have hosted some nicely successful auctions in 2008.
David Nelson - Having donned the uniform myself at reenactments, I relate to "Uncle Davey's" site and his wide array of War for Southern Independence items. The cool T-33 came from him heading up the Introduction.
Richie Self, of American Coins, is always a pleasure to run into at a show. I met Richie some years ago, probably at the Memphis International Paper Money Show when I was heavily focused on building my Confederate bond collection. Richie was very helpful, always had nice and properly represented material, and is a lot of fun to deal with!
Amanda Sheehen is the daughter of noted South Carolina paper money collector Austin Sheheen. Amanda has an eye for detail and rare varieties and helped build my Confederate paper money collection.
Randy Shipley - I "met" Randy on eBay and then in real life later. I truly enjoy his detailed descriptions of CSA notes. He found the Choice CU T-5, the Ch Unc T-7 and lent me the gorgeous T-32 scan in the condition section. Randy is always helpful at a show and a lot of fun!
Hugh Shull - I met Hugh Shull in 2002 at ANA after I had been collecting for almost 2 years. Hugh has been a dealer for over 30 years and worked closely with Grover Criswell. Hugh can help sort out what is what and knows the hobby in depth. His paper money catalog is a favorite of mine.
Spink Smythe has a long history of selling Confederate paper money. Their catalogs are very well done and their sales are a lot of fun and interesting.
Doug Ball worked at R. M. Smythe (now Spink Smythe) when I knew him. In addition to the rare large 1864 pink bonds above, Doug helped with numerous items including the extremely rare Ball 222 Trans-Mississippi bond and T52 note on white paper shown on these pages.
Greg Ton - I met Greg at the Civil War show in Nashville in 2004 where he volunteered to help with the book. Greg has handled some of the greatest notes and is always a pleasure to visit at these shows.
Vernon Vallance - Vern is a fun, retired North Carolina railroad man full of great stories! He carries many interesting items to shows and has great stories about them. I always enjoy visiting Vern's table.
Crutch Williams has been a dealer and collector of Confederate, Southern and Texana for over 40 years, He loves this stuff and one can always get into a detailed discussion with him at shows. He also is quite the detective, researching various mysteries of this era and hobby.