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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 34, August 23, 2009, Article 6

CORRECTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS

We can always count on our readers to set us straight. There were some errors in last week's issue, and here are the corrections (plus one suggestion). -Editor

Joe Ciccone of the American Numismatic SOCIETY writes:

Thanks for including my email. One minor correction: I work for the ANS not the ANA (American Numismatic Association). I only mention this because when I return to the office I'll have a manager or two asking me whether I've switched my affiliation. :)

Oops! Sorry for the typo - I shouldn't work on these issues at midnight on my sister-in-law's dining room table, but sometimes that's the only timeslot available...

Secretary-Treasurer David Sundman's report on the Numismatic Bibliomania Society General Meeting included this note:

Karl Moulton

The year 2009 is proving to be a bumper year for libraries coming out for auction. Dave Bowers has sent Karl 340 cartons from his research library. He has scheduled three sales for next year. These auctions contain much that David Bowers has used to put his wonderful books together.

Tom Wetter writes:

I am aware that David Sklow will be holding three auctions of Bowers research material next year and was wondering if Karl will be holding three additional sales, or if that was just a typo.

It was indeed a typo as both Dave Sklow and Karl Moulton were quick to point out (although knowing Dave Bowers, I wouldn't have been surprised to learn of another large book consignment. Anyway, Bowers' 340 cartons of books were consigned to David Sklow and will appear in several of his upcoming numismatic literature sales.

David Sundman writes:

In editing the NBS report for The E-Sylum, numismatic literature dealer David Sklow’s remarks regarding David Bowers’ library consignment were misattributed by the secretary-treasurer to the preceding speaker. The amended correction follows:

David Sklow reports the year 2009 is proving to be a bumper year for libraries coming out for auction. Dave Bowers has sent Sklow 340 cartons from his research library for auction. Sklow has scheduled three sales for next year, Part I-February 2010; Part II-June 2010 and Part III-October 2010.

These auctions contain much that David Bowers has used to put his wonderful books together over the years, to include: Limited Edition works; Pirates, Treasure hunting, American Maritime history, the California Gold rush 1848-1850's; an extensive and comprehensive libraries on Civil War history; runs and individual copies of historical reference materials, encyclopedias, collected papers and more. There are numerous numismatic works, limited editions, periodicals, journals and papers included as well.

See David Sklow’s website for more details: http://www.finenumismaticbooks.com/

Joe Boling asks:

Where did the $300.10 come from? The sum of prices realized in the NBS book sale in Los Angeles ($14,250) does not match the announced realization of $14,550.10.

David Sundman writes:

Joe is just another example of the sharp-eyed readers of The E-Sylum. Sorry for my mistakes on these prices realized. The total amount realized was correct. Here are the corrections to the prices realized in the NBS auction:

  • Lot #3. The John Weston Adams Collection of Medallic Distinctions Awarded to North American First Peoples, Stack’s catalog, January 13-14, 2009. Sold for $600. [not the $300 previously reported]
  • Lot #4 Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and American Coins, by Q. David Bowers, signed the author and all in attendance at the NBS Symposium held August 6, 2009. Sold for $7,500.10 [not the $7,500.00 previously reported]

So where did the ten cents come from? I asked auctioneer Brad Karoleff, who writes:

I had a bid and wanted an increase from $7,500 to 10K. The high bidder responded "$7,500, not a dime more", at which time I sold it to him for $7500.10 just to make a point.

That's what we love about having Brad as our annual auctioneer - he squeezes the last dime out of his marks, er, "bidders", and still leaves them (and the audience) entertained.

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: REPORT ON THE NBS GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING (http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v12n33a03.html)

From the suggestion box - Bob Rhue writes:

I have always found the index at the beginning of each issue – an important item I might add – to be the most difficult to read. I believe that the ease of readability would increase tenfold by simply leaving a blank line in between each separate index item. Would you be willing to give that a try?

Thanks for a great job of disseminating a huge diversity of interesting numismatic information!

Well, formatting changes aren't always so easy, but I was able to tweak the vertical space between list items a bit. Hopefully this has helped to improve readability without making the table of contents too long. Thanks for the suggestion!

THE BOOK BAZARRE

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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