We had a great time at the Carnegie that day. I've lost touch with Mark Auerbach. George Kolbe and Myron Xenos are still very much with us, but the U.S. numismatic literature landscape is quite different today with the loss of Katen, Lowe, Bergman and Champa. I visited them all in their homes and offices on many occasions. I'm still in my 40s (by a hair's breadth), but I feel like an old timer in this hobby.
I'm sure many, if not most of today's E-Sylum subscribers never had the pleasure of knowing these dealers and collectors. Who has some thoughts they'd like to share? Send me your comments and I'll add some of my own for the next E-Sylum.
Here's another of Sam's photos from the 1989 convention. The ANA had a ceremony for the Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society (WPNS). It was our club's 75th year as an ANA member, and we celebrated with a cake, seen on the table behind.
Armor and Glenn are gone now, too. Both were past presidents and longtime members of WPNS. Glenn was my closest numismatic mentor, and he sponsored my membership into the club. It's always sad to lose a fellow hobbyist, and the next item notes the loss of one of the giants of U.S. numismatics.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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