Yasha Beresiner's CV
Curriculum Vitae (a/o March 2007)

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH:12 June 1940, Istanbul, Turkey
NATIONALITY: Dual, British (since 1980) and Israeli
LIVED: Israel 1948-50 & 1961/9; Italy 1950/3; England 1953-61 & 1969 to date
EDUCATION: Primary in Turkey & Italy
Secondary Public School Embley Park [Romsey College], Hants, England
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law, 1967 LL.B.
University College, London, Postgraduate Law (2 years)
LANGUAGES: English, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, French. Turkish
MILITARY SERVICE: Parachute Regiment Israel Defence Forces (IDF) 1961-63

COMMERCIAL CAREER :
1967-72 Legal Consultant, International Trade - Tenant Group (City of London)
1973-76 Director, Swiss Barter Trade Company - Kollerich (Lausanne Switzerland)
1976-78 Director, UK Division of Paramount Coin International USA Company (West End London)
1978-81 Director, Stanley Gibbons Ltd (West End London)
1982- Director, InterCol London (Owner) A Collectables Firm (London)
CONSULTANT TO:
Franklin Mint Historic Banknote Program (USA)
Excelsior Collectors' Program (USA)
InterPam 1982 Toronto Exposition (Canada)
Kagin Numismatic Auctions (USA)
Stanley Gibbons Antiquarian (UK)

ACADEMIC:
Past Chairman - Academic Sport Association ASA (Joint Israeli Universities)
Past Editor & Past Director - International Bank Note Society (IBNS)
Honorary Member, Founding President & Past Editor - Latin American Paper Money Society (LANSA)
Founder, Past Editor & Webmaster - International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS)
Past Director - Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG)
Area Representative for UK - American Numismatic Association (ANA)
Founding Chairman - 1980 IBNS UK Congress and in 1987/89/93
Past Editor 'City Guide' Quarterly Publication of the City of London Guide & Lecturers Association(CLGLA)

LECTURES:
Accredited NADFAS (National Association for Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) Lecturer since 2010
Extensive Lectures including 2 Tours of Autralia also ANA-USA 'Little Theatre' series of Public Lectures
1985/87/89/90/91/93/94/95/96/99. Two lectures transcribed onto commercial
videotapes. Lectures and speeches given at conventions in many countries
including the United States, Canada, Colombia, Peru, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy,
Belgium, Greece etc
Specialised subjects for lectures:
City of London history, Livery Companies, Great Fire of London; Jews in England; Playing cards; gambling; tarot; cartography; old maps and prints; the Titanic; freemasonry; &c.

AFTER DINNER:
Speeches at diverse functions including London Livery Companies, Masonic Dinners, Rotary and Over '40s Clubs, Ladies Guilds, Judaic organisations &c

SOCIETIES:
American Numismatic Association (Life); American Numismatic Society; Antique Collectors' Club (Author); Canadian Numismatic Society ; International Bank Note Society (Life #2); International Map Collectors' Society (Founder); International Playing Card Society etc
Honorary Member:
Colombia Numismatic Society;
Latin American Paper Money Society
Mexican Numismatic Organisation inter alia

AWARDS:
American Numismatic Association - Heath Literary - 1979;
ANA Best Paper Money Exhibit (Legal Tender Playing Cards) - 1977;
British Library Association, Best Reference Book (British County Maps, A Collector's Guide) - 1984;
INTERPAM Exhibit - 1981;
Memphis International Show - 1983;
Numismatic Literary Guild - 1977, 1979, 1982

AUTHORSHIP :
Collectors Books:
*The Paper Tiger - Stayman, 1968 (Arab-Israeli 1967 War)
*Catalogue of Colombian Currency - Stanley Gibbons, 1972
*The Story of Paper Money - David & Charles, 1976
*Collectors' Guide to Paper Money - Andre Deutsch/Stein, 1979
*British County Maps - A Guide - ACC Woodbridge, 1985
also 'Masonic Books:
Masonic Curiosities - ANZRS 2000
Royal Arch the 4th Degree of the Antients - Supreme Grand Chapter of England 2001
City of London - A Masonic Guide - A Lewis 2006
Masonically Speaking - A Lewis August 2007
After Dinner Toasts & Speeches for AllOccasions A Lewis 2009
Caught by Surprise - A Lewis 2011
200 Years of Royal Arch Freemasonry in England 1813-2013 A Lewis September 2013

Articles on Collectibles:
In many UK, US, Latin American collectors' Journals, the Press and various investment and business magazines

MASONIC:
CRAFT
Initiated Lodge of Faith & Friendship No 7326 (EC) Oct 1975
Appointed PGStB, United Grand Lodge of England April 2003
Appointed AGDC, Regular Grand Lodge of ITALY June 1996;
PGSW, (V W Rank) July 2003
Appointed Hon SGW (V W Rank) Grand Lodge of the State of Israel Oct 2004
Appointed Kellerman Lecturer 2000 (Australia) July 2000
Invited to join Quatuor Coronati Lodge No 2076 (Premier Lodge of Masonic Research)
Feb 1991; WM 1997/8;

ROYAL ARCH
Exalted Universal Brotherhood 5785 Dec 1977; MEZ 1989/90;
Appointed PAGDC Supreme Grand Chapter of England April 2006
Appointed by Supreme Grand Chapter Official Batham Royal Arch Lecturer 2000-05

MARK
Advanced Kenton Lodge of MMM No 901 (Middx) 1981; WM 1988/89;
Appointed Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies February 1999
Appointed PProGSW (Middlesex) April 2003

ROYAL ARK MARINERS
Elevated Kenton Royal Ark Mariner Lodge No 901 (Middx); W Commander 1991/92
Appointed Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank 2002

Also present or past member of:
ROYAL AND SELECT (Cryptic)
Admitted Hertfordshire Council No 121, Jan 1991

ORDER OF THE SECRET MONITOR
Inducted Ravenscroft Conclave (Cambridge & Herts) May 1999

THE WORSHIPFUL SOCIETY OF FREE MASONS etc(Operatives)
Admitted London St Paul's Assemblage June 1994; VIº 2000;

ANCIENT & ACCEPTED (SCOTTISH) RITE (Rose Croix)
Perfected Loge de Perfection l'Avenir et l'Industrie Valley de Charleroi 1993 Supreme Council of Belgium; initiated 18° Prince Rose Croix April 2000.

AUGUST ORDER OF LIGHT
Temple No.2, Blackheath; Guardian of Light 1998

PILGRIM PERCEPTORS 1993

Lectures
Addressed: SUPREME GRAND CHAPTER OF ENGLAND CONVOCATION 14 Feb1998 'A look at the Charter of Compact'

DISTRICT GRAND COUNCIL OF ROYAL AND SELECT MASTERS:
October 2000 Hertfordshire District Council 'Why the Royal Arch for the Cryptic?'
November 2000 Middlesex District Council 4th Alfred Mark Annual Lecture

Also in UK lectures on Craft, Royal Arch, Mark and Royal Ark Mariner, and other Orders.

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND/SOUTH AFRICA
Appointed 2000 International Tour 21 July to 7 September 2000: South Africa, Australia, New Zealand. (1st Kellerman Lecturer appointment outside of Australia & New Zealand)

BELGIUM (in French)
Addressed: Supreme Grand Chapter of Belgium (in French and English) - April 2002; District Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons Brussels November 2005

INDIA
Extensive 5 Lecture Masonic Tour to Cochin; Chennai; Delhi & Kolkata 2015

ISRAEL (in Hebrew)
Addressed Grand Lodge of the State of Israel October 2002 (in Hebrew)
Delivered The JEA Salem Lecture - Grand Lodge of the State Israel, (in Hebrew)
Delivered Hayim Genzler Collegium Masonicum, July 1999 (with John Hamill);

ITALY (in Italian)
Addressed Regional Garnd Lodge of Perugia and other Lodges including QC Roma 1993-2012

GREECE
Addressed Supreme Grand Chapter (and other Craft Lecture) 2014

USA
Research Lodges in Baltimore, Michigan and South and North California

Masonic Books:
*Masonic Curiosities - ANZMRC 2000
*Royal Arch 4th Degree of Freemasonry - Supreme Grand Chapter of England 2000
*City of London - Masonic Guide - Ian Allen, August/September 2006
*Masonically Speaking - Ian Allen DUE August/September 2007
"200 Years of Royal Arch Freemasonry in England 1813-2013" A Lewis September 2013

Masonic Articles Published in:
ARS QUATUOR CORONATORUM Transactions of the Quatuor Coronati Lodge No 2076 (Premier Lodge of Masonic Research)
MQ Official magazine of the United Grand Lodge of England
FREEMASONRY TODAY England
SQUARE The (Previously The Masonic Square)
and
ACTA MACIONICA : Regular Grand Lodge, Belgium
ASHLAR, The (Scotland)
CIVIL WAR LODGE OF RESEARCH # 1865 GL OF VIRGINIA (Transactions)
de HOMINIS DIGNITATE (The Magazine of Masonic Culture - Reg G L of Italy)
DIADEM, The Newsletter of Jewels of the Craft
ENGENHO & ARTE Na Maçonaria Universal (Brazil)
HABONEH HAHOFSHI The Israel Freemason
HARASHIM Quarterly Newsletter of the A&NZ Masonic Research Council
HEREDOM (Antient & Accepted Scottish Rite Research Society, USA Southern Jurisdiction)
LEICESTER LODGE OF RESEARCH No 2429, The
LYCEUM LODGE OF RESEARCH No 8682 EC (South Africa)
MANCHESTER ASSOCIATION FOR MASONIC RESEARCH, TRANSACTIONS OF
MASONIC MUSINGS The Victoria Lodge of Research N0 218
MASONIC RESEARCH IN SOUTH AUSTRALASIA
MASONIC SQUARE, THE (Continued as The Square)
MIDDLESEX MARK MASTER, The
QUADERNI (Transactions of) Loggia Nuova Atlantide No 75, Varese, Italy
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESEARCH LODGE

OTHER INTERESTS (alphabetically):
BRIDGE District Master Tournament level
CHILDREN: GUY (b1968) and DANA (b1971)
CITY LIVERY Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards (Past Master 2001)
CITY of LONDON Past Editor City Guide Magazine, qualified Guide, lectures and articles
GRANDFATHER to Dassi (b1998) , Tali (b1999), Michaeli (2001), Shira (2003) Abigail (2004) Noah (2006) & Isaac (2011) . . . . best of all hobbies!
JUDO participant representing Israel at Tokyo Students Olympics 1967
MARRIED to Zmira (my sergeant in the Forces in 1961!)
ROTARY St Pancras Club London (2003) (In abeyance)
SCOUT MOVEMENT Appointed Queen Scout (1958), participated in World Jamborees (Sutton Coldfield & Mnt Makilling PI) & 'Agoon' (Gilwell Park
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