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The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS) is an educational organization founded in 1979 to support and promote the use and collecting of numismatic literature. Numismatic literature includes books, periodicals, catalogs and other written or printed material relating to coins, medals, tokens, or paper money, ancient or modern, U.S. or worldwide.

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This Week's E-Sylum

August 21, 2016

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  • NBS at ANA Anaheim - See the for information on what NBS will be doing at ANA 2016.
  • Martin Gengerke's has made his book on ANA Auctions Open Source and available for download by NBS Member at no charge. The book can be found on the Resources Page. The book will also be placed on the NBS Wiki so that NBS members can add information to the book.

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Support the Numismatic Bibliomania Society by donating interesting, offbeat and quirky items from the world of numismatic literature to be auctioned in the NBS’s annual fund-raiser.

Please contact George Kolbe at gfk@numislit.com or 909-338-6527 to arrange for your donation to be included in the auction.

Donations may be tax-deductible.

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Summer 2016 Contents

  • An Early New Jersey Bank History by David D. Glatfelter
  • The John K. Curtis Gamble by Thomas D. Harrison
  • The Harlan J. Berk Ltd. Numismatic Library by Shanna Berk Schmidt
  • Reminiscences of a Numismatic Bookseller 5: Unlikely Coincidences Connected to a Buying Trip That Never Was by George F. Kolbe
  • Off the Shelf: The Earliest Auction Catalogues Photographically Illustrating Ancient Coins by David F. Fanning

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