The Numismatic Bibliomania Society Logo



The E-Sylum: Volume 4, Number 5, January 28, 2001, Article 7


From an SPMC Press Release, provided by Fred Reed:

"Society of Paper Money Collectors President Frank Clark reminds researchers and authors that the deadline for the 1st Annual George W. Wait Memorial Prize entries is nearing. Deadline is March 15th. SPMC instituted the $500 annual award last year to promote the publication of quality new paper money books.

The prize is open to researchers and authors of unpublished, book-length paper money works in any field of paper money or financial documents, or historical or economics works in which the examination of paper money is integral. Entrants need not be members of the Society to apply. In addition to the unrestricted $500 grant, a complimentary membership in SPMC is awarded if the recipient is not already a Society member.

The award memorializes and honors the late George W. Wait, an early SPMC President, and a leading proponent of paper money research and publication. Wait also was the first SPMC Secretary, and the author of two books in SPMC’s landmark Wismer Series which catalogs the obsolete currency of the United States on a state-by-state basis. Mr. Wait died last April.

A “Call for Entries” was published in the November/December issue of the Society’s award-winning bimonthly magazine, Paper Money. Additional copies of the rules are available for an SASE by writing, Wait Memorial Prize, Dept. N, P.O. Box 793941, Dallas, Texas 75379-3941."

Wayne Homren, Editor

Google NBS ( Web

Content presented in The E-Sylum is not necessarily researched or independently fact-checked, and views expressed do not necessarily represent those of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society.

This is a static archive page documenting the originally published content. Links were active at the time of publication but may no longer work. Check subsequent issues for corrections and commentary.

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.  Visit the Membership page. Those wishing to become new E-Sylum subscribers (or wishing to Unsubscribe) can go to the following web page link.

To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor at this address: E-Sylum Editor

Copyright © 1998 - 2020 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.

NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS Webmaster
Privacy Policy