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The E-Sylum: Volume 4, Number 5, January 28, 2001, Article 5


"To All NBS Members and interested parties, I want to thank NBS for bestowing upon me the honor of speaking at your recent meeting held at the annual FUN Show in Orlando, FL. I did so at the invitation of my good friend Col. Bill Murray, who needs no introduction from me! The talk, "The Proliferation of Error and Variety Books in the Hobby Over the Past Ten Years", was, in my humble opinion, a very significant one and one which I have wanted to present for some time. I thank you for the opportunity!

Though the meeting would probably have been better attended at an ANA Annual Convention, those persons who did attend were all impressive contributors to the numismatic community! I consider my talk a great success more so because of the preliminary research of Bill Murray who presented his findings prior to my speaking and for the superb contributions from Mark Borckardt, Senior Numismatist of Bowers and Merena Galleries. Mark, as you no doubt know, has made and is making his own very significant contributions to the hobby. Additionally, others in the room asked solid questions. contributing to the overall effectiveness of my talk. I thank all of them as well. I was so humbled by the experience that I would like to do it again sometime when I can be even better prepared!

Again, thank you for the opportunity and for the fond memory of it being a very pleasant experience.

Sincerely, Mike Ellis, Past President of CONECA, Editor of Errorscope and Editor of The Cherrypickers' Guide to Rare Die Varieties, Fourth Edition, Volume I."

Wayne Homren, Editor

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