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IT WAS THE SUMMER OF 1957, and 15-year-old Norbert Putnam was hunkered down with his father behind their garage in Florence, Alabama. Norbert had started playing bass in a local band and his father was dead set against it so he had pulled his young son aside to reveal a dark secret from his past - he had once played “that damned old bass” in the Beale Street bars of Memphis. He recalled the shootings, gambling, wild women, reefer heads, dirty hotel rooms, lack of pay . . . all recited with tremendous gusto, in an effort to frighten young Norbert. He wanted to convince him to pursue the path to college and a “normal, happy life.” The young man tried to remain still in an effort to withhold his excitement as visions of Memphis and music danced in his head. In spite of his father's intentions, at that moment an opposite decision was made. Norbert Putnam vowed, then and there, to devote his life to the pursuit of music.

Fast forward almost 50 years, and Norbert Putnam, after a sterling career, is still immersed in the business of music. He resides, once again, in Florence, Alabama with his lovely wife of 27 years, Sheryl, and their beautiful and devoted poodles, Sophie and Gracie.

With the release this year of his first memoir, Music Lessons he looks back on a career unrivaled in its diversity. As a studio musician, he was one of the original Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section players, helping creating the famous “Muscle Shoals sound” and putting this small Alabama town on the map with the 1962 Arthur Alexander hit, “You Better Move On.” Backing up Tommy Roe, The Righteous Brothers and four other American acts, they opened for The Beatles when the lads played their first American concert on February 11, 1964 in Washington, DC. After moving to Nashville in 1965 Norbert played bass on over 9,000 tracks with the likes of Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Henry Mancini, Al Hirt, Linda Ronstadt, JJ Cale, Tony Joe White, The Monkees, and many others.

He began his production career in 1970 and over the next 15 years produced more than 70 albums including multiplatinum productions for Jimmy Buffet, Joan Baez, and Dan Fogelberg. He, along with old pal David Briggs, also built the famous Quadrafonic Studios and developed Danor Music destined to become one of Nashville’s most successful music publishing firms. In 1980 Putnam and Briggs ended their partnership and Putnam developed the 1875 Bennett House Studio in beautiful Franklin, Tennessee. A few years later, Putnam developed Digital Recorders and Georgetown Masters, some of the most respected "state of the art" recording studios in Tennessee. His prodigious projects broadened Nashville’s scope and paved the way for musicians of all genres to record in Music City.

Told with Norbert Putnam’s affable storytelling style, Music Lessons is at once a warm and laugh-out-loud funny romp through music history, packed with stories about some of the greatest musicians in the business. Hopefully, his father would be proud.

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IT WAS THE SUMMER OF 1957, and 15-year-old Norbert Putnam was hunkered down with his father behind their garage in Florence, Alabama. Norbert had started playing bass in a local band and his father was dead set against it so he had pulled his young son aside to reveal a dark secret from his past - he had once played “that damned old bass” in the Beale Street bars of Memphis. He recalled the shootings, gambling, wild women, reefer heads, dirty hotel rooms, lack of pay . . . all recited with tremendous gusto, in an effort to frighten young Norbert. He wanted to convince him to pursue the path to college and a “normal, happy life.” The young man tried to remain still in an effort to withhold his excitement as visions of Memphis and music danced in his head. In spite of his father's intentions, at that moment an opposite decision was made. Norbert Putnam vowed, then and there, to devote his life to the pursuit of music.

Fast forward almost 50 years, and Norbert Putnam, after a sterling career, is still immersed in the business of music. He resides, once again, in Florence, Alabama with his lovely wife of 27 years, Sheryl, and their beautiful and devoted poodles, Sophie and Gracie.

With the release this year of his first memoir, Music Lessons he looks back on a career unrivaled in its diversity. As a studio musician, he was one of the original Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section players, helping creating the famous “Muscle Shoals sound” and putting this small Alabama town on the map with the 1962 Arthur Alexander hit, “You Better Move On.” Backing up Tommy Roe, The Righteous Brothers and four other American acts, they opened for The Beatles when the lads played their first American concert on February 11, 1964 in Washington, DC. After moving to Nashville in 1965 Norbert played bass on over 9,000 tracks with the likes of Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Henry Mancini, Al Hirt, Linda Ronstadt, JJ Cale, Tony Joe White, The Monkees, and many others.

He began his production career in 1970 and over the next 15 years produced more than 70 albums including multiplatinum productions for Jimmy Buffet, Joan Baez, and Dan Fogelberg. He, along with old pal David Briggs, also built the famous Quadrafonic Studios and developed Danor Music destined to become one of Nashville’s most successful music publishing firms. In 1980 Putnam and Briggs ended their partnership and Putnam developed the 1875 Bennett House Studio in beautiful Franklin, Tennessee. A few years later, Putnam developed Digital Recorders and Georgetown Masters, some of the most respected "state of the art" recording studios in Tennessee. His prodigious projects broadened Nashville’s scope and paved the way for musicians of all genres to record in Music City.

Told with Norbert Putnam’s affable storytelling style, Music Lessons is at once a warm and laugh-out-loud funny romp through music history, packed with stories about some of the greatest musicians in the business. Hopefully, his father would be proud.

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A Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels is the eighth entry in Whitman’s best-selling Bowers Series of numismatic references. America’s most popular nickels are given the famous Q. David Bowers treatment: insightful study, rich historical background, and detailed data.

Lavishly illustrated in full color, the book features high-resolution enlargements for important overdates and other varieties. Mintages, specifications, and market values in multiple grades (including Full Steps for Jefferson nickels) add to the book’s importance as a standard reference.

New appendices include information on hobo nickels, the American Buffalo gold coin, and “Nickels Here and There”—the amazing amusements that once cost a nickel! A Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels will deepen your appreciation and make you a smarter buyer and collector of these popular U.S. coins. 320 pages • 6 x 9 inches • Softcover • Full color

$19.95
As the old saying goes, “Find a penny, pick it up, and all day long you’ll have good luck.” Now Kenneth Bressett, former president of the American Numismatic Association, has written the definitive reference to finding just how lucky you can be as a coin collector.

From how to get started in the hobby to how to care for a collection, with full explanations of grading techniques and standards, coin prices, and values, the Whitman Guide to Coin Collecting addresses everything clearly and with easy-to-follow detail. Squarely aimed at newcomers, this is a guide that covers all the different aspects of coin collecting—and in doing so brings a fun and potentially lucrative hobby home to readers everywhere.

288 pages • Softcover • 6x9 inches

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U.S. # 1 and #2

The first United States postage stamps were released, July 1, 1847, but were only available at the New York City Post Office. The earliest know usages are July 7, 1847 for the 5¢ Franklin, and July 2, 1847 for the 10¢ Washington.

Missing from most collections are these first U.S. imperforate stamps in used condition, both with vivid red cancels. The 5¢ Franklin has VF/XF centering, and the 10¢ Washington has fine centering, with a thin. Perfect time to add these classic U.S. treasures to your collection.

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Premium Currency Album Refill Pages - Large Notes. 10 Pack. Clearview Pages allow viewing of both sides of each note.
$24.95
National Park Quarters Folder - P&D Mints, full-color, foam construction. Attractively display and store your coins. The four panels open flat for all-at-once viewing, then close to an easy-to-store 8"x10" folder. 120 Openings.
$8.99
National Park Quarters Album P&D Mints, 2010-2021, Full Color Cover. Features Whitman's thumb-notch design pages for easy window removal. 112 Openings, 7 Pages.
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Display your National Park Quarter collection in this educational Collector Map. Special "push-fit" foam makes it easy to insert your coins, openings for all 56 National Park Quarters. Big 13.2" x 39.75" Foam construction is inert and safe for your coins. The National Park Quarters Coin Act of 2008 - Requires quarters, beginning in 2010, to have designs on the reverse depicting one national site in each state, the District of Columbia and territory of the United States.

56 Different quarters will complete the program from 2010 through 2021.

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Explore the U.S. with this assortment of seals representing the flags of all 50 states..
$2.99
Designed for coin display or long-term storage, this product is inert and made of durable materials that will not harm coins. Holds 2 National Park Quarters. Holder intended for National Park Quarters Series 2010-2021. Deer Design.
$1.29
Display your National Park Quarter collection in this educational Collector Map. Special "push-fit" foam makes it easy to insert your coins, openings for all 56 National Park Quarters. Big 13.2" x 39.75" Foam construction is inert and safe for your coins. The National Park Quarters Coin Act of 2008 - Requires quarters, beginning in 2010, to have designs on the reverse depicting one national site in each state, the District of Columbia and territory of the United States.

56 Different quarters will complete the program from 2010 through 2021.

$9.99

Take your Coin Collection to the next level with the 

Professional Edition of The Official Red Book

Get your copy of the new 6th edition.  For the intermediate to advanced collector, the professional coin dealer and auctioneer the investor, the variety specialist, and the numismatic researcher. 

* 1,700+ full-color images

* High Mint State levels, Full Bell Lines, Full Steps, Cameo, DCAM, BN/RB/RD, and more

* Certified population data

* Auction results

* Early Proof coins

* More die varieties, with close-ups

384 pages, 8.5 X 11 inches, spiralbound for convenient use * Retail $29.95

 

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The most comprehensive whiskey guide ever written, now further expanded with more than 1,100 new entries. The world's best selling ratings guide to all types of whiskey including Scotch single malt, blends, vatted malts, single grains, Irish bourbon, rye, Japanese, Canadian, Australian, European and many others. Detailed, professionally analyzed and easy to understand tasting notes on over 4,500 of the World's leading and lesser-known whiskies.

Specially designed for quick and easy reference in any liquor store or supermarket. Each whiskey evaluated by whiskey guru Jim Murray in his unique, forthright, honest, amusing, fiercely independent and non-Pretentious style.

• 384 pages

• 3-7/8 x 7-7/8 inches

• Softcover

$19.95
By Janet Klug and Donald J. Sundman, Foreward by William H. Gross. In this beautifully illustrated book, the authors take you on a personal guided tour of America's greatest stamps. 100 Greatest American Stamps is not just a price guide or a fancy picture book. It's a time machine that takes you to a hundred-plus different points in American history. And it's a fascinating introduction to the hobby of collecting these important historical artifacts of Americana. Hardcover, 140 Pages, Full-Color Illustrations.
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All the content from the Regular Edition, shown 45% bigger! The Official Red Book®—A Guide Book of United States Coins— is 71 years young and going strong. Collectors around the country love the book’s grade-by-grade values, auction records, historical background, detailed specifications, high-resolution photographs, and accurate mintage data. How rare are your coins? How much are they worth? The Red Book tells you, covering everything from early colonial copper tokens to hefty Old West silver dollars and dazzling gold coins. You’ll find 32,500+ prices for more than 7,600 coins, tokens, medals, sets, and other collectibles. You’ll also round out your education in commemoratives, Proof and Mint coins, error coins, Civil War tokens, Confederate coins, private gold, and all the latest National Park quarters, Presidential and Native American dollars, Lincoln cents, and more. Articles on investing, grading coins, and detecting counterfeits will make you a savvy collector; and entertaining essays on the history of American coinage, shipwrecks and hoards, and the modern rare-coin market give you an inside look at “the hobby of kings.” These are just some of the features of the informative, entertaining, invaluable Red Book—the world’s best-selling coin price guide (more than 24 million copies sold). - 464 pages - full color - 11 x 9.25 x 1.5 inches
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This premium currency album for small notes is made of black leatherette with metal reinforced corners with a gold foil stamped cover. Clear view pages allow front and back viewing of your currency and holds 36 notes per album. Each album comes with 12 pages. Also has a 6 Ring metal binder for superior durability.
$39.95
Designed for coin display or long-term storage, this product is inert and made of durable materials that will not harm coins. Holds 2 National Park Quarters. Holder intended for National Park Quarters Series 2010-2021. Eagle Design.
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Explore the world with this topical assortment of seals representing many nations.
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Kent Gidley has been the University of Alabama chief photographer since 1988. In this book, he presents his best images from the Crimson Tide football program's most recent national championships following the 2009, 2011, and 2012 seasons. Relive the thrilling 2009 season that concluded with a 37-21 victory over Texas in the BCS National Championship Game. After a tornado hit Tuscaloosa in April 2011, the Alabama football team was determined to win another national title for the community, and that is exactly what it did when the Tide defeated LSU in New Orleans, The 2012 season had Alabama overcoming numerous obstacles to reach the BCS National Championship Game, where the Tide dominated Notre Dame for its 15th title in school history. All the great moments from those three seasons are in this fully illustrated book that is a must have for any fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide!
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Dupont Mylar provides optimum protection for half dollar coins. Easy to use; just fold over & staple. Each box contains 100 holders.
$5.99
U.S. Scott #903-08. 1941-43 commemorative year set. 6 stamps.
$3.40
Celebrating 100 Years of H.E. Harris Co. Published since 1935, H.E. Harris’s Postage Stamp Catalog contains current market prices for United States, U.S. Possessions and Trust Territories, Canada and Provinces, and all United Nations.

It contains thousands of stamp illustrations to identify virtually every design and listing by Scott’s numbering system. This book includes U.S. Commemorative index and stamp identifier, grading criteria, and much more!

• 436 Pages

• Full Color

• Hardbound with hidden spiral

• Price changes and updates

$26.95
The Official Red Book®—A Guide Book of United States Coins— is 71 years young and going strong. Collectors around the country love the book’s grade-by-grade values, auction records, historical background, detailed specifications, high-resolution photographs, and accurate mintage data. How rare are your coins? How much are they worth? The Red Book tells you, covering everything from early colonial copper tokens to hefty Old West silver dollars and dazzling gold coins. You’ll find 32,500+ prices for more than 7,600 coins, tokens, medals, sets, and other collectibles. You’ll also round out your education in commemoratives, Proof and Mint coins, error coins, Civil War tokens, Confederate coins, private gold, and all the latest National Park quarters, Presidential and Native American dollars, Lincoln cents, and more. Articles on investing, grading coins, and detecting counterfeits will make you a savvy collector; and entertaining essays on the history of American coinage, shipwrecks and hoards, and the modern rare-coin market give you an inside look at “the hobby of kings.” These are just some of the features of the informative, entertaining, invaluable Red Book—the world’s best-selling coin price guide (more than 24 million copies sold). - 464 pages - full color - 7.7 x 5.5 x 1.25 inches
$17.95
 
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