Numismatic Bibliomania Society

NBS Events

Schedule of NBS events at this year's ANA Convention in Philadelphia

President Tom Harrison's E-Sylum Comments

With the ANA World's Fair of Money in Philadelphia just weeks away I would like to invite the E-Sylum readership to join the Numismatic Bibliomania Society's annual events. We are delighted to have numismatic scholar, researcher and author Roger Burdette, speaking at our Symposium on Thursday, August 16 at 1:00 in room 120 C on numismatic research at the National Archives. This will be a fascinating look at the challenges and discoveries through Roger's extensive experiences.

Our General Meeting held Friday, August 17 at 11:30 in room 117 will include the announcement of The Asylum author award winners. We are also looking forward to a timely presentation by numismatic literature dealer, David Fanning, discussing the current state of the numismatic literature market. This will be a great opportunity to hear David's insightful thoughts regarding today's numismatic literature trends. Our all-important benefit action will conclude the meeting and, as always, will include several special items.

This year we have renewed our tradition of hosting an NBS club table. The table will be located near literature dealers Charles Davis and Kolbe & Fanning. We hope everyone will have an opportunity to stop by the table to visit and receive a complimentary NBS bookmark. This will be a great chance to connect with fellow literature enthusiasts and share your thoughts for the betterment of the NBS.

Please visit us at Table 1414 on the bourse near the Kolbe & Fanning and Charles Davis Numismatic Literature tables.

All events take place in the Philadelphia Convention Center.

    Thursday, August 16
  • 11:30 to 1:00 NBS Board Meeting (open to members), Room 120C
  • 1:00 to 2:30 NBS Symposium, Room 120C - Speaker: Roger Burdette on research at the National Archives.
    Friday, August 17
  • 11:30 to 1:30 NBS General Meeting and Fund raising Auction, Room 117 Speaker: David Fanning on current state of numismatic literature market.
  • The Asylum Award winners will be announced.

Send your photos (JPGs with captions) of NBS members and events from the ANA to by September 1 to be included in The Asylum Fall issue.

ANA's World's Fair of Money

NBS Auction

Numismatic Bibliomania Society 2018 images of auction items

Each year at the ANA World's Fair of Money, the Numismatic Bibliomania Society conducts a benefit auction to raise funds for the association. All items sold are donated to the NBS by members and 100% of the proceeds go to the NBS treasury.

This year, we are trying to increase participation in the auction by distributing a catalogue of the sale to all NBS members so that members unable to attend in person can participate. You can download a PDF of the catalogue here.

Absentee bids should be sent to David Fanning at by the end of Thursday, August 16. The sale will take place on Friday, August 17 as part of the NBS General Meeting, to be held in Room 117 of the Philadelphia Convention Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please read the terms of sale before bidding.

Thank you for your support of the NBS!


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