Charlie Davis forwarded this release about the upcoming special edition of the 2011 Guide Book of United States Coins.
2011 Guide Book of United States Coins
Special Commemorative Edition
Boston Numismatic Society 150th Anniversary
With the 150th anniversary of the Boston Numismatic Society coinciding with the 2010 Annual Convention of the American Numismatic Association in Boston, we thought it appropriate to work with Whitman Publishing Company to produce a special edition of the 2011 Red Book. Commemorating a significant milestone of the third oldest numismatic society in the United States, the result has been the best executed of any of the special editions.
Improving on the concept used with the 1987 Milwaukee edition, we asked the Society to identify three members, past or present, who have contributed greatly to its success over the past 150 years. Selected were Sylvester S. Crosby, William Sumner Appleton, and Arthur M. Fitts.
Working from photographs that we supplied, Whitman produced a cover with an excellent likeness of each, the B.N.S. logo and the words “Boston Numismatic Society. 1860-2010. Commemorating 150 years.”
The edition consists of 450 numbered copies (500 were ordered, 450 were delivered) with each bearing an attractive bookplate produced by letterpress in red and black ink with the book’s serial number added in gold by a calligrapher.
In addition, an accomplishment card, also executed by letterpress, for the three honorees has been laid into each copy. The books will be available May 15. We did not ask Ken Bressett to sign bookplates or leaves later to be glued in as has been done with most other special editions as we do not feel that constitutes a signed book. Ken has indicated he will be available at the Boston convention August 3-8 to autograph copies.
The price has been set at $85.00 plus $5.00 shipping. Checks should be made payable to the undersigned. Paypal is available at Numislit@aol.com
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THE BOOK BAZARRE
Blue Older Sister: “Hey! What About Me!”
Every numismatic bibliomaniac knows and loves the Red Book. She’s praised, fussed over, kept on a pedestal, consulted regularly. But what about her slightly older (yet no less attractive) sister, the Blue Book? The 68th edition of the Handbook of United States Coins
— the annual guide to dealers’ wholesale prices—has debuted and is looking for eligible collectors. $9.95 softcover, $12.95 hardcover.
Call Whitman Publishing at 1-800-546-2995, or order online at
Wayne Homren, Editor
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