Thanks for your patience while we fixed our formatting problem. It was one of those little things that cause big problems - computers are kinda picky that way.
Anyhow, here's the latest E-Sylum issue with a proper header and sale calendar. Yes, we know September 15th is behind us now, but maybe we'll let that listing ride a while before we try updating the calendar again...
Among our new subscribers this week are
Alex Clain-Stefanelli, courtesy of Gene Brandenburg,
Jorge W. Tamayo, and
We have 1,460 email subscribers, plus 162 followers on Facebook, including
In his September 26, 2011 column in Coin World, Dave Bowers noted the small turnout at some of the Numismatic Theater events and specialty club meetings he attended at the recent American Numismatic Association convention in Chicago, IL. But he noted one exception: the annual meeting of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society. He wrote:
There were perhaps three dozen or so on hand at the NBS meeting, but they represented some of the most talented nd accomplished people in our hobby. The discussions were dynamic.
Dave went on to mention The E-Sylum, with our over 1,400 readers (compared to the 400 or so paid NBS members who receive our print journal,
The Asylum. He asks:
Wit lackluster attendance at numismatic educational events and reduced memberships and subscriptions to things in print, are we soon to be an Internet-only society? No longer do we need to pay for anything. No longer do we need to go anywhere.
What do readers think? One could argue that it is the regular weekly interchange among readers of The E-Sylum that drives interest in NBS. Other clubs are not using the Internet in quite the same way (if at all). BTW, Joel Orosz has a great installment of his "Numismatic Bookie" column in the same issue - check it out.
This week we open with two updates from Kolbe & Fanning, and word on two new numismatic books. Other topics include the writings of Dr. John Muscalus, the Whitman Philadelphia show and auction, and the Numismatourist's new web site.
To learn more about the enigmatic Charles Town Social Club medal, coin mutilation laws, Dick Johnson's "Bucket List" and wishing trees, read on.
Have a great week, everyone!
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