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Welcome to The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 5, January 30, 2000:  
an electronic publication of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society.  
Copyright (c) 2000, The Numismatic Bibliomania Society.  


   We have one new subscriber this week:  Rick Bilak of  
   Anchorage, Alaska.  He writes: "I have interest in books  
   about Medieval Islamic Numismatics in almost any  
   language."  Welcome aboard!  This brings our subscriber  
   count to 276.  


   Asylum editor E. Tomlinson Fort reports that the delayed  
   1999 No. 4 issue will soon be on its way to the printer.  
   Contents include:   

   Eben Locke Mason, Jr. - A Double Life (D.R.R. Pepper)  
   The Printer's Devil: The Tenth Annual "Shammies" Awards  
        (Joel J. Orosz)  
   Communion Tokens of the World, by Les Burzinski  
        (Book Review  by Larry Dziubek)  
   News from the Net (Pete Smith)  
   George Marion Klein of Vicksburg, Mississippi  
         (J.H. McInnis)   

   Work has already begun on the No. 1 issue of the year  
   2000 volume.  If you are not already a member of  
   NBS, please consider joining.  Our secretary, Dave Hirt,  
   may be contacted at the address shown at the end of this  


   Numismatic literature dealer Charles Davis announces a  
   750-lot sale of  "Selected Duplicates from the Library of  
   Presidential Coin and Antiques", closing March 4, 2000.  
   Photographs of selected lots are available at this web  

   Catalogues are available for $5.00.  Mr. Davis can be  
   contacted via email at  


   Brad Karoleff writes: "The seventh edition of  Bust Half Quotes  
   has just been released by Pierre Fricke and Brad Karoleff.  
   It prices bust half dollars by die variety from 1794-1836.  
   Those interested in more information, or orders for $20  
   postpaid can contact me at: or Brad  
   Karoleff,  PO Box 135 Harrison, OH 45030"  


   In response to last week's question about the Garrett archives,  
   ANS Executive Director Ute Wartenburg writes: "Yes, this is  
   indeed the Garrett Archive, and we are really thrilled to receive  
   this gift.  It came to us thanks to the hard work of David and  
   Susan Tripp, who have been tireless supporters of the ANS  
   and in particular the library.  They also contributed $1000 for  
   a fund for the Garrett Archive.  Any suggestions what a fund  
   that will hopefully grow could do?   Frank Campbell will write  
   a major piece for the next ANS Newsletter."   

   With the ANS in financial straits, there is no better time to  
   for bibliophiles to support the library with a donation.  Mr.  
   Campbell undoubtedly has a wish list of good uses for library  
   funds.  Two important categories would be preservation and  
   publication.  The library and its new acquisitions must be  
   preserved and protected above all else.  Indexing and  
   publication are next - the library is useless if researchers can't  
   find what they need.  The library's program to convert its  
   catalogue to electronic format is of paramount importance for  
   the 21st century.  It will be a banner day for numismatic  
   research when this newsletter can publish the address of  
   a web page for the ANS library catalogue.  


   This week's featured web page is from the web site of  
   American Atheists, promoting the removal of the motto  
   "In God We Trust" from United States currency.   

   "Across the country, there is a movement afoot.  It isn't  
   using picket signs, or a flood of letters to congress, or  
   even a lawsuit -- that's already been tried. Instead, some  
   Atheists and separationists are taking pen in hand, and  
   obliterating the "In God We Trust" motto from the national  
   currency. Others are using rubber stamps, or inserting their  
   own messages like "In Reason We Trust," or "Keep Church  
   and State Separate."   

  Wayne Homren  
  Numismatic Bibliomania Society  

  The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a  
  non-profit organization promoting numismatic  
  literature.   For more information please see  
  our web site at  
  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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