KOLBE JANUARY 10, 2009 NUMISMATIC LITERATURE SALES WAYNE'S WORDS: THE E-SYLUM JANUARY 11, 2009
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This week we've got a jumbo issue. Like the rest of us who overeat on the holidays, we're carrying the accumulated baggage of a few weeks of sloth, and today we publish several interesting items that missed the cut in recent weeks, in addition to the latest news and reader submissions.
We open with a photo from yesterday's Kolbe sales in New York. Also taking place in New York was the Annual Dinner Gala of the American Numismatic Society at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel. Folks who attended the events may still be travelling, but perhaps next week someone will send us a report. I wish I could have been there; dealing with a new puppy has a different set of charms.
Next up is word of a new fixed price list of numismatic literature and several newly-published books, including my write-up on Roger Burdette's new work on U.S. Peace Dollars. New queries and responses from last week cover topics such as the Numismatic Chronicle, Joseph Cloud, and Barack Obama medals. Also, Daniel Carr comes up with another great design - a "Hard Times" token for today's uncertain economic times.
Numismatics in the news includes the discovery of a Beatle's long-lost medal and a rare stamp proof. Old (but still interesting) news stories being rehashed in the papers include the Denver Mint Robbery of 1922 and the DuPont Coin Heist of 1967.
But wait, there's more! Picking and cannery tokens in Maryland, the Federal Reserve gold vault in New York, a nice coin display in a Florida souvenir shop, a big coin collection in India, and a potential coin shortage in England. To learn where you can help yourself to an unguarded gold bar, read on. Have a great week, everyone!
Wayne Homren, Editor
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