Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JCro57, Jun 17, 2021.
@Fred Weinberg did you know him, perhaps?
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Fred Weinberg stated..
Quote - "All I can add to this part of the discussion
(because you guys got the Blakesley Effect
right) is that I'm one of the very very few
still alive that knew Mr. Blakesley
He would attend the Error Club of Hollywood
meetings (which started in the fall of 1967)
He was just developing his theory of clips,
and the effect that bears his name, at that
time. He explained to me, and other club
members, the three ways to authenticate
a (curved) clip." Closed quote
"All I can add to this part of the discussion (because you guys got the Blakesley Effect right) is that I'm one of the very very few still alive that knew Mr. Blakesley He would attend the Error Club of Hollywood meetings (which started in the fall of 1967) He was just developing his theory of clips, and the effect that bears his name, at that time. He explained to me, and other club members, the three ways to authenticate a (curved) clip. 1. Metal Flow towards the void/clipped area 2. The weak rim area opposite the clip - which we now call the Blakesley Effect 3. The "Cut & Tear" mark area INSIDE the clip itself, from when the Punch came down on the planchet strip - the punch only had to go thru 51% of the strip to punch out the blank - so all Type 1 Blanks of any denomination, and curved clips, have it - there is a band of smooth area inside the clip from the 'punch', and a rough area inside the clip (picture it horizontally) from the 'tearing' of the blank down thru the planchet strip - i.e.; Punch and Tear Mark. He was a great person - tall, lanky, an avid runner, very soft spoken, and very intelligent. Hope this background info helps a bit. (Cited from: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/question-about-blakesley-effect.301117/)
It would make a great article to research this man - his first name and any articles he wrote about clips.
I beat you to it
I am looking for info about HIM - the person - not the Blakesley Effect. I know what it is
and some OCNEC Meetings, he was very very secret about his first
name, for some reason. (OCNEC = Orange Country (Calif) Numismatic Error Club)
I believe that Mort Goodman knew it - I heard it once, but I can't remember it !
He lived in La Jolla, Calif. (north of San Diego)
When I said 'one of the very few alive now who knew him', I would include
collector Mike Chambers, and maybe a few ECOH members still around here
in LA - and I can only think of 2-3.
What I knew about him I posted in the thread that Insider posted above -
I feel like one of my very old Error Trends magazine issues had a story about him.. I would have to look through them..
Hey.. I posted the link to the CoinTalk thread before Insider did!
LOL. Yeah Paddy, you're not in "The Circle."
in ETCM, I believe it had no real 'good' personal info on him, more
about what he would present each month at ECOH meetings, to the members.
He wasn't a coin collector, but a serious researcher.
There are a few photos in a past issue or two of the Errorscope,
but he was camera shy too........
I can still picture him exactly - as I said years ago, very tall,
lanky, bald, soft-spoken, professional demeanor, and so on.
Hi, Fred. Can I share the info you presented outside this group?
This information from Fred can also be found on collectors Universe forms
@Fred Weinberg Someone claiming to be his grandson said his first name was "Mickey." Does that ring a bell?
Someone claiming that his wife's grandfather was Mickey Blakesley.. I saw that Joe on FB!
@Fred Weinberg is this a photo of him?
Looks like this is the real deal, and I am going to be writing an article for CONECA about him.
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Excellent. He shall not be forgotten.
Interestingly, Charles Hoskins was the first Director of the ANA's Certification Service. He remained in that position until it was moved to Co and he refused to move out west. Hoskins started a competing Authentication Service - INSAB. INS also became the first coin grading service, offering a grading opinion for free upon request along with the authentication opinion.
My point is this: When he died, his relatives contacted the ANA to donate some stuff and they were told "We've never heard of him!" The family finally found me and I was able to send a notice of his passing to the numismatic press.
I'm glad Mr. Blakesley will get the recognition he deserves.
Sorry for the delay in replying to the posts above. ( I don't read these threads over the weekend)
Yes, of course you can use what I've said on any of the forums -
Yes, that's him, although my memory or him is 'younger' (no surprise)
No, "Mickey" is not the name I heard 5+ decades ago - but if you're sure
someone from his family said it was his Nickname, I can't say it wasn't -
just that that word was never used at any of the two diff. club meetings over
I don't recall that Borrego Springs adresss, but I think that's a bit
North, and inland, from the La Jolla area I mentioned previously.
Hope this helps a bit....
Separate names with a comma.