We had a lot of fun with last week's submissions on signs of numismatic bibliophile-hood. Anyone have more to add? -EditorWayne Schroll writes:
I laughed so hard when I read this article in the latest issue. Then I suddenly stopped laughing because it occurs to me that I may have a problem...
Nancy Green writes:
I really enjoyed the "You might be if numismatic bibliophile if ..." comments, especially the one about the flash drives.
The pickiest numismatic literature collector I know was John Ford. As soon as the December issue of The Numismatist was published, I sent him a pristine set of the year's issues, carefully wrapped. This was after sending several individual issues during the year when I received irate phone calls describing what the Post Office had done to the current issue. In the end, it was easier to send the whole year at once for John's library.
I told Nancy my hero is former Asylum editor E. Tomlinson Fort. Tom MARRIED a librarian (E-Sylum subscriber Gosia Fort), who has a healthy tolerance for books in the house. But I.ll bet she still rolls her eyes when more coin books come in the door.
I know what MY wife will say whenever a new box shows up at our door - "What did you buy NOW?" Usually I say (truthfully), that the books are review copies (and not a purchase taking bread off the family table). But do you think she'd believe that numismatic publishers who've been dead for a century were sending me review copies from beyond the grave? Mebbe not...
THE BOOK BAZARRE
Wayne Homren, Editor
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