This is our last issue before the Chicago ANA Convention, so here is a final reminder of biblio-events at the show. See you there! Outgoing Numismatic Bibliomania society President Dan Hamelberg forwarded the following summary.
The Annual NBS convention activities are almost here! Next week on Thursday, August 18, the activities kick off with the NBS symposium at 11:30 am to 1 pm in room #21 at the Rosemont Convention Center. Joel Orosz and Len Augsburger will deliver a presentation on their new book about the U.S. Mint. Don't forget to find the numismatic literature dealers you know and love (mentioned in The E-Sylum) on the bourse floor before and after the symposium. A deluxe copy of Joel and Len's new book will be passed around at the symposium for signatures, and later will be featured in the annual NBS auction. The auction will take place at the regular annual NBS meeting on Friday, August 19, at 11:30 to 1 pm in room #7 at the Convention Center.
The votes have been counted for the annual NBS writing awards. The Jack Collins award (best new author in the Asylum) goes to Harvey Stack for "The Stack Family Library Sale." The award for the Best Article goes to Frank Campbell for "Fifty Years in a Numismatic Library." Frank was the ANS Librarian for decades and still resides in New York. He will not be able to attend the convention this year, so we would like to acknowledge his award and wish him well. Harvey Stack will be attending the convention and is making plans to be at the general NBS meeting on Friday, August 19, from 11:30 to 1 pm. In accepting the award, Harvey might be persuaded to share a few numismatic highlights. The full agenda for the NBS meeting is outlined below:
Literature Dealer Announcements regarding future sales
Treasury Report and Board meeting summary
NBS member input
Election Results and confirmation
Regular awards presentation. The Jack Collins award for best new writer, and the Writers Award for
best overall article.
A few interesting stories by Harvey Stack
The Al Hoch special Kolbe award presentation. John Adams and Charlie David to present. The Hoch
Family will be attending.
Speaker presentation, Elizabeth Hahn, ANS Librarian, on the new and improved ANS Web Site.
The Annual NBS Auction. There will be many interesting numismatic literature items including the
deluxe signed copy of Joel and Len's new book on the U.S. Mint. The price ranges will be from $10
to many hundreds of dollars. Something for everyone. If you have a neat item you would like to donate
to the NBS auction, bring it along. As an added feature, Dan Hamelberg, current NBS president, and
Dan Freidus, next NBS president, will be handling the auction duties. All welcome.
Wrap up comments.
After looking over the agenda, it would appear that the NBS regular meeting may take a bit longer than 1 and 1/2 hour. Harvey likes to talk, and we like to listen. Please allow more time. We look forward to seeing all the NBS members, and those who want more information on Numismatic Literature as well. See you there!
For all event times and locations, see:
EVENTS AT THE CHICAGO 2011 ANA CONVENTION
Wayne Homren, Editor
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