Stuffed in the latest catalog from Kolbe & Fanning is an envelope-format membership application for our organization, the Numismatic Bibliomania Society. Below is the text, which includes an offer to refund the dues of any new member who isn't happy. The offer is signed by NBS co-founder George Kolbe with the tag line, "How can you lose?"
Why should you join the Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)? Jack Collins once had a
dream about forming an organization for numismatic book and catalogue collectors - literally.
He called me excitedly, saying that the night before he had come up with the idea in his sleep,
and convinced me of its merit. That was in 1979 - a year later, Jack and I had published the
first issue of The Asylum. Shortly after, the NBS was formed. Find out more about the early years by
reading Joel Orosz's excellent overview at:
Neither Jack nor I could have imagined how much NBS would grow. Through the years,
those who have followed us have kept type, ink, and paper still relevant and essential
through The Asylum, all while bringing the NBS into the electronic age.
I invite you to join the Numismatic Bibliomania Society. If you are not happy with
your membership, I will personally refund your dues. How can you lose?
George extends the offer to E-Sylum readers as well. Below is a link to the online copy of our membership application. Remember, only NBS members receive our print journal, The Asylum. So you've got nothing to lose and a lot of great numismatic literature reading to gain. Sign up today!
To access the NBS membership application, see:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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promoting numismatic literature. See our web site at coinbooks.org.
To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor
at this address: email@example.com
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