Tuesday evening I went to Jerry's Seafood restaurant in Bowie, MD for a meeting of Nummis Nova, my Northern Virginia numismatic
social group. Yes, we know Bowie isn’t in Virginia, but we do have Maryland members including Julian Leidman, who was our host for the
I met Dave Schenkman in the parking lot, and inside we found Gene Brandenburg, Ron Abler and Eric Shena waiting at the bar. Gene looked
me up and down, making sure I was wearing long pants (he apparently found the sight of me wearing shorts at the ANA convention disturbing).
I assured him that photo was taken on Wednesday, and that I'd put my big boy pants on for Thursday and even wore a suit for the banquet
Friday. Guess I should have added photographic evidence to last week's diary.
The Spectacle of Bronze
I brought along a few new numismatic books to display, including Ron Guth's 100 Greatest Women on Coins and this great little
book on medals.
I also displayed this nice little group of pamphlets I bought at the NBS fundraising auction at the General Meeting in Chicago. Some are
duplicates, but overall it was a nice group to add to my numismatic ephemera collection.
NBS Kolbe Award
David Sundman provided these nice photos of my George Frederick Kolbe award. Thanks! I got lots of congratulations from the
NLG E-Sylum Awards
I also took my 2015 NLG award plaque to the meeting. I was a bit puzzled when I got it home and compared it to the 2012 plaque I
had hanging on my office wall. Now, I understand there are vagaries and changes over time in how categories are defined and in which
categories work gets entered in the competition. Still, it was interesting to see The E-Sylum had won for best "Trade-Press Web
Site" AND for best "NON-Trade-Press Web Site". Guess we have all the bases covered now.
Kidding aside, I'm very grateful for the award and recognition.
The Crab Bomb was wonderful, as was my Loose Cannon draft and all the numismatic fellowship of the evening. Sorry for such a short
report this time around. Since this meeting was delayed a week due to the ANA convention, the September meeting will roll up on us fast.
Howard Daniel and I will be the hosts.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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