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The E-Sylum: Volume 20, Number 21, May 21, 2017, Article 3


As President Marc Ricard noted, this is an election year for NBS. Maria Fanning provided the following information on the candidates from the Spring 2017 issue, which members should have in hand shortly. -Editor

NBS 2017 Board of Trustees Slate of Candidates

2017 is an election year for the Numismatic Bibliomania Society’s Board of Trustees. Please use the ballot that has been enclosed with this issue to vote for the NBS members who have volunteered to serve for the 2017–2019 term. Please return ballots by June 30, 2017.


Tom Harrison
Tom Harrison Like many of you, I was born a collector. When my grandmother gave me a small box of coins collected by her father, my other collecting interests waned. When I took a hiatus from the hobby, my books went into storage and my only numismatic lifeline was my NBS membership that dated to the society’s inception. In 2008 my mania rekindled and in 2010, I transferred my NBS membership to lifetime status. I look forward to serving the membership as we maintain the rich traditions of the NBS by promoting the appreciation and preservation of numismatic literature.


Len Augsburger
Len Augsburger Len Augsburger serves as Project Coordinator for the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis, and has written widely in the field of American numismatics. He has won two Book of the Year awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild, and recently published, with co-authors Joel Orosz and Pete Smith, 1792: Birth of a Nation’s Coinage. In conjunction with this work, Augsburger cataloged the Donald Partrick collection of patterns of 1792 sold by Heritage Auctions in 2015. A Fellow of the American Numismatic Society, Augsburger also serves as vice president of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club.


Terry White
Terry White I grew up and spent my early professional life in Indiana. I have spent the last fifteen years in Ohio, and the last eight years in Columbus, Ohio as President of United Midwest Savings Bank, a premier SBA lender. I have been a banker for 35 years, I have been married to LouAnn for nearly 34 years, and have been collecting coins and books for most of this time. I collect mostly copper, with tokens being a favorite.

I am pleased to serve as Treasurer of NBS, as it combines my two collecting interests. I hope to help the club grow in any way I can. 

Trustees (Vote for Six)

John W. Adams
John W. Adams John W. Adams has been NBS Vice President and board member from 2001–2007, and President 2007–2009, as well as being President of the Medal Collectors of America (MCA) 2005–2009, and editor of Medals Collectors Advisory since 2004. Among his several books on numismatics, his two volumes of United States Numismatic Literature are among the most useful bibliographical aids on American numismatic auction catalogues available. He earned the ANS Archer M. Huntington Award for excellence in numismatic scholarship in 2014 and is an ANS Honorary Trustee, Fellow, and Augustus B. Sage Society member. His research in the field of numismatics focuses on American and European medals, numismatic literature, and large cents. 

David F. Fanning
David Fanning David F. Fanning holds a Ph.D. in English from the Ohio State University and has been a student of numismatic literature since childhood. He is a life member of the American Numismatic Association and Numismatic Bibliomania Society, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the latter. In 2014, he was elected a Fellow of the American Numismatic Society and the following year was elected a member of the Rittenhouse Society. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society and belongs to many specialized and regional numismatic organizations. A principal of Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers, he has published widely on numismatic literature, North American colonial coins, medals, U.S. federal coins, Islamic coins and other topics. His primary collecting interests are Canadian colonial tokens as well as the coins of early medieval Europe and the early Islamic world—as well as the relevant literature, of course!

Dan Hamelberg
Dan Hamelberg Dan Hamelberg is a current ANS Trustee, an ANA & ANS Life Member, a Member EAC, FUN, LSCC, C4, Flying Eagle & Indian Cent Collectors Society. He is also a past NBS President and has been a board member for many years, as well as receiving the NBS’s George F. Kolbe Award for Lifetime Achievement Numismatic Literature. He has assembled a significant U.S. Coin collection of “First Year of Type” and a comprehensive collection of U.S. Numismatic Literature.

“I believe the NBS Constitution needs a significant update in order to expand opportunities and to clarify responsibilities within the NBS. I would like to see more engagement with young collectors as they are the future of our hobby. The NBS needs and deserves an active board of directors with officers to match to maintain and improve a society devoted to the hobby of Numismatic Literature.”

David Hill
David Hill David Hill is the Librarian and Archivist at the American Numismatic Society, and he also oversees the satellite operation of the Newman Numismatic Portal that is based there. He has over twenty-five years of experience working with books and archival materials, having held positions at the Columbia University Archives and Columbiana Library, the Berkshire County Historical Society (Massachusetts), the Westchester County Archives, and Iona College Library (New Rochelle, N.Y.). He has been with the ANS since 2010. His numerous articles on numismatics and numismatic literature have appeared in ANS Magazine and The Asylum.

John Lupia
John Lupia John N. Lupia, III, has been a serious collector, appraiser, and occasional dealer in antiques, stamps, coins and rare books since 1964. He has amassed an extensive library of American and foreign coin auction sales catalogues and rare numismatic literature in several languages. As an archaeologist and art historian he is widely published, and has more recently these past fifteen years focused on American numismatic history. He is, perhaps, more well known through his website created and designed to promote global and American cultural heritage through the study of numismatic history. He is also a former real estate broker, property manager, and appraiser both in real estate and antiques.

Sydney Martin
Syd Martin I currently serve as President of the American Numismatic Society.  I was the editor of the award-winning Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4) Newsletter for over 10 years (retiring in 2016).  I believe in the adage “buy the book first,” and have built an extensive numismatic library.  My primary collecting interest is in pre-Federal coinage and colonial medals, and I have authored three books dealing with these topics.  I am a member of ANS, NBS, MCA, C4, TAMS, EAC, and ANA.

W. David Perkins
W. David Perkins W. David Perkins is a longtime collector and researcher of the early United States silver dollars 1794-1803.  Dave also collects Civil War Store Cards, tokens and Numismatic Literature, including books, catalogs and documents pertaining to the great early silver dollar collections and collectors.  His interest in Civil War Store Cards started with a discovery that his great-great-grandfather issued two Detroit, Michigan Civil War tokens in 1863.  

Dave was a consultant to Bowers & Merena in the cataloging of the Eliasberg early silver dollars and with Heritage Auctions for the Eric P. Newman early quarters and dollars, and has cataloged and consulted on early dollars and other coins and tokens for a number of numismatic auction firms.  He has spoken on the early dollars at a number of ANA Numismatic Theatres and has taught a class on the dollars at the ANA Summer Conference. Dave has also been a contributor to a number of numismatic books over the years. 

Dave is a past Secretary / Treasurer of NBS. In addition to NBS, Dave is a member of numerous numismatic organizations and clubs including the ANA, ANS, JRCS (LM), NLG, EAC, TAMS, CWTS (LM) and others.  Dave is an officer and is Treasurer of the John Reich Collector’s Society. He has authored dozens of articles for a wide variety of publications including the The Asylum, John Reich Journal, Coin World, TAMS Journal, Civil War Token Journal, The Gobrecht Journal, NOW News and Talkin’ Tokens.  His articles have won literary awards from NLG, JRCS, CWTS, TAMS, NTCA and NOW.  

Bruce Wonder
Bruce Wonder I am a retired professor of business management, having taught for 38 years—first at the University of Minnesota, then at Chico State, and finally at Western Washington University where I also served as Chair of the Department of Management for 24 years.  A coin collector since 1954, I have been a “vest-pocket” world coin dealer since 1982 with an emphasis on the coins of early modern Europe. While my numismatic library is decidedly eclectic, my special interest is in antiquarian texts and, in particular, in the first half century of numismatic literature, i.e., from 1514 to the 1560s.  I have been a NBS member for about 15 years.

Congratulations and good luck to all the candidates. Members can also find a ballot on the NBS web site: -Editor
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