Members of the Ancient Peddlers Yahoo Discussion Group have voted to formally join the ACCG as an Affiliate Member, becoming the 14th independent body to do so.
Ancient Peddlers is a group of individuals from countries worldwide who gather in cyberspace through an email discussion list. Founded in 2003, the group is "devoted to the art of collecting, trading, swapping and love of ancient coins." This is an active group, with wonderful depth and breadth of membership. It has participating members from all over the world, and hosts a live auction every Sunday at 2:00PM EST. The watchword of the group is congeniality and discussions tend to evolve in a friendly "family" atmosphere. The list is open to all and currently has 363 members.
The group held its first live meeting in St. Louis the weekend of August 6-7, 2005 and a number of the "regulars" gathered at the Embassy Suites hotel at Lacledes Landing near the famous Arch. As a part of the scheduled activities, ACCG Executive Director Wayne G. Sayles addressed the attendees on the subject of import restrictions, current legislation and the impact of proposed actions on the hobby.
Joe Mastrario (right) and Wayne G. Sayles discuss the characteristics that lead to an accurate attribution during CoinFest 2005.
To join the Ancient Peddlers discussion list, or to learn more about it, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AncientPeddler/