|Stock offering commemorative.
I got a funny email one day.... A man in New York City wondering whether I knew where he could get a few pieces of anthracite coal on short notice. Seems he had sent similar emails to several people he found through a google search on coal and I was the first sucker to respond. I considered telling him about the news story I had read recently about the last New York City public elementary school still being heated with coal in the third millennium, but instead I offered to mail him a box of blacksmith's coal, seeing as how I have a ton (by which I mean 2000 pounds) of it at the farm.
In exchange he sent me this lovely block of cast acrylic, a test piece for a trinket meant to commemorate the issuance of stock on behalf of a company named Anthracite Capital, Inc.. How cute. Later, before he had finished these blocks, I went back to the coal yard and picked up some much nicer-looking coal samples (see above) but he refused all offers to replace his lousy Pennsylvania chunk with shiny Kentucky block.
Don't you think a company called Anthracite Capital, Inc needs a huge coal sculpture in their front lobby? I sure do.
Source: Executive Creations
Contributor: Executive Creations
Acquired: 15 December, 2003
Text Updated: 11 August, 2007