A short-snorter roll made up of 83 notes is being promoted as one of
the featured items in a sale of autographs being held by Swann
Galleries in New York City on Nov. 7. Its estimated price of $3,500 to
$5,000 stretches the limits at which these are usually sold, but when
you look at its pedigree, and some of the signatures on it, the figure
How can collectors determine a coin’s value when
price guides assign it different values?
Also in this week’s print issue, we learn of the first report of a
2017 doubled die variety, found on a Lincoln cent.
It was assembled by actress and singer Marlene Dietrich. A German
national, she became a U.S. citizen in the 1930s, and during World War
II she toured so widely over a span of four years to entertain troops
for the United Service Organizations that she was awarded the U.S. War
Department’s Medal of Freedom, in 1947, for her service and her stand
Dietrich’s short-snorter roll features notes from an assortment of
countries and has over 1,000 signatures by military &
entertainment figures. Among them are Ernest Hemingway, George S.
Patton, and Irving Berlin.
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A short snorter is a note signed by various persons traveling
together or who met up at different events, and the note records the
meeting, according to the website for The Short Snorter Project. If
often is associated with the military, and was a popular form of
souvenir during World War II.