The Numismatic Bibliomania Society

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Welcome to the Numismatic Bibliomania Society 
mailing #12, December 24, 1998.  


   New subscribers include Tom Green and NBS member 
   Saul Teichman.  Welcome aboard. 


   Last time, I posted Bob Cochran's research question: 
   "Do any of you have (or know where to find) a complete 
   set of PAPER MONEY?   Maybe we'll turn up another 
   set or two for Bob's inventory."  

  Well, four people responded in quick succession. 
  Joe Adamski and Tom Sheehan have unbound sets. 
  Tom O'Mara [President of the Fractional  Currency  Collectors 
  Board (FCCB)] has a set bound in matching green hardcover. 
  Richard Dockter reported having a complete set as well as a 
  nearly complete second set.    Please let us know if you have 
  or learn of any other complete sets; we'll publish the final 
  census in an upcoming issue of The Asylum. 


  My bids in the December 12th Kolbe sale of the Harry Bass 
  Library came up short  (I bid on lot 33, the Fuld copy of the 
  1893 J.A. Bolen work).  Another subscriber was more 
  successful in the sale.  Would any other bidders care to 
  report?   If so,  I'll share the results in future mailings. 


  The postman brought a number of year-end numismatic 
  journals to my door, and I thought two items would be 
  of interest.  First, the December 1998 issue of the John 
  Reich Journal (for collectors of early U.S. silver) has a 
  great photo on p32 of the dismantling of the second 
  Philadelphia Mint in 1902.  

  Second, the Fall 1998 issue of Numisma, the journal of 
  the Eastern States Numismatic Association, has an article 
  by literature dealer (and Numisma editor) Charles Davis 
  titled "Significant Literature of the 20h Century"  The article 
  lists Davis' picks for best American numismatic literature 
  per decade.  Before revealing the list, perhaps some of 
  our subscribers would care to make their own 
  recommendations.   And  what about non-U.S. titles? 
  Which works deserve special recognition? 


  Your scribe is proud to report that his son 
  Christopher Knobel Homren was born at 1:54pm Friday, 
  December 18th, weighing in at 8 lbs, 10oz, 21 inches. 
  Mom and baby are fine and resting at home for the 
  holidays.  Dad's still kind of bewildered and thinking, 
  "please kid, get your own books to color in..." 


   Today's featured web site is the Paper Money collecting 
   site supported by International Bank Note Society member 
   Cael Chappell, 

  Happy holidays!  

  Wayne Homren 
  Numismatic Bibliomania Society  

  The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a 
  non-profit organization promoting numismatic 
  literature.   For more information please see 
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  There is a membership application available on 
  the web site.  To join, print the application and 
  return it with your check to the address printed 
  on the application.   For those without web access, 
  contact Dave Hirt, NBS Secretary-Treasurer, 
  5911 Quinn Orchard Road, Frederick, MD 21701  

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