"They Have Made the Difference"--answer

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"They Have Made the Difference"--answer

Postby Mr. Checkers on Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:38 pm

:lol: Over the years they have made the difference in that through them checker books were made available to us. Who were they?--"Checker Book Dealers". In honor of them here is our "Checkers Trivia" question of the Day"? Your challenge will be to name those renown checker book dealers of the past that have made a lasting difference in our game today? :lol: "Inky"
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Re: "Over the Years They Have Made the Difference&a

Postby Mr. Checkers on Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:06 pm

:lol: Good question!! I will have to ponder that one!! :lol: "Inky"
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Re: "Over the Years They Have Made the Difference"

Postby Jay H on Wed May 09, 2007 5:55 pm

"Mr. Checkers" wrote::lol: Over the years they have made the difference in that through them checker books were made available to us. Who were they?--"Checker Book Dealers". In honor of them here is our "Checkers Trivia" question of the Day"? Your challenge will be to name those renown checker book dealers of the past that have made a lasting difference in our game today? :lol: "Inky"


Greetings Mr. Checkers,

A definite Checker Book Dealer of the past that has made a lasting difference on our game today would have to be Tom Wiswell....on so many levels. Certainly as a player, promoter, champion, publisher...and also as a book dealer.
I bought my first book from him in 1986, and as a beginner, I asked him to offer me some advice.....which he did. I also was a return customer,making several purchases over the next few years ...he would always write a full page letter back to me . I never met him, I got his address from Earl Hangen, and from there began to build my library)....and he would always throw in some kind of freebie.....

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Re: "Over the Years They Have Made the Difference&a

Postby Mr. Checkers on Wed May 09, 2007 6:40 pm

:lol: Jay that is an excellent partial answer--my dear friend and mentor Tom Wiswell. There were many others that should be recognized for their work in this area, so please share a few of their names with us. :lol: "Mr. Checkers"
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Re: "Over the Years They Have Made the Difference&a

Postby Bob Murr on Wed May 09, 2007 8:31 pm

I also purchased many books from Tom Wiswell, also I. W. Peterson, Howard Peck and Harry Ruff. I also bought Checker supplies such as 3 move cards and boards and checkers form Starr Specialty and Clayton Beebe. This sure brings back great memories.
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Postby Mr. Checkers on Wed May 09, 2007 8:37 pm

:lol: Now we are starting to roll--please keep the names coming. :lol: "Mr. Checkers
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Re: "They Have Made the Difference"--answe

Postby Mr. Checkers on Wed May 16, 2007 9:55 am

:lol: Over the years many book dealers have come and gone. Here are a few more that some of us may remember--A. Buschke, R.J. Williams, James Keene, the University Book Store, Wendemuth, Lyons, Kear, Goodwin etc. etc. If one were to browse through their checker library I am sure that you could add many more to this fine list of gentlemen that have made a difference in the game of checkers. :lol: "Mr. Checkers"
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Re: "They Have Made the Difference"--answe

Postby Mr. Checkers on Thu May 17, 2007 6:13 pm

:lol: Here are a few more to add to our listing of fine checker book dealers--G. H. Stevenson, L. L. Hall, E. J. Seelbach, Tom Westlake, John MacKay, M. D. Teetzel. :lol: "Mr. Checkers"
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