David: you started a timely and interesting thread. Issue #19 with John Spano's article was just leaving the printer when you started the thread on the 15th.
I'd like to thank John for writing the article and providing a nucleus of E254 scans for the Colgan's gallery on the website. With considerable input from Rhett, Mark Macrae, Tom Boblett and others, we now are missing only three of the 289 E254 cards in the gallery. Thanks again for input from all.
Dan: thanks for the scan of the Unglaub-Lincoln Red Border. We have now updated the Checklist on the website to show the card as confirmed.
The Combined Colgan's checklists at http://www.oldcardboard.com/e/e2/e254-270/e254-270.asp?cardsetID=770
are still a work in progress. As Rhett stated, there has been some doubt and confusion about the confirmation of some of the Red Borders and Tin Tops. As can be seen in the Combined Colgan's checklist, we are re-confirming all cards in both of these sets. A "?" in the checklist indicates that the card has not been recently confirmed by collectors. If you have one of these cards, please send a scan of the card (Red Border or Tin Top only) to me or post on this thread. The result will be a better validated hobby checklist.
Barry: Glad you liked John's article. The above contributors are also acknowledged in the article but again warrant special recognition.
Thanks again to John and all contributors,
PS: As David points out, John's article includes a side panel with a discussion about the REA Premium.