The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS) is in its 40th year, and Asylum editor Maria Fanning has prepared a colossal special issue.
Here's an overview, along with Tom Harrison's President's Message outlining upcoming society events. -Editor
Thanks to all NBS members who contributed to this special 96-page issue!
In this issue:
• Message from NBS President Tom Harrison;
• NBS Board of Trustees Slate of Candidates and Election Ballot;
• The Asylum Awards Ballot;
• Reminiscences from dozens of past and present NBS members;
• Remembrances of NBS charter members and numismatic bibliophiles past;
• NBS awards 1986-2018;
• Photos throughout the years provided by our own NBS historian Joel Orosz;
• NBS General Meeting and Symposium at the ANA's World's Fair of Money.
Remember, while The E-Sylum is free to all, only paid members of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society receive our print journal, The
Asylum. Print/Digital membership is $40 to addresses in the U.S., and $60 elsewhere. A digital-only membership is available for $25. -Editor
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Message from the President
Welcome to this memorable edition of The Asylum that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the NBS. This issue provides an
opportunity to look back and enjoy memories about many of the personalities, organized events and informal social gatherings from over the past four
decades. I would like to share a word of gratitude to our contributing authors and Editor Maria Fanning for bringing our commemorative issue to
fruition. Your efforts have made this special anniversary issue truly special.
Planning is underway for our NBS events at this year's ANA World's Fair of Money in Rosemont. I am pleased to announce that the ANS Deputy
Director, Gilles Bransbourg, will be speaking at this year's Symposium on Thursday, August 15th at 1:00. In addition, we are delighted to have NBS
Vice President Len Augsburger giving a presentation on the first six issues of The Numismatist.
On Friday at 11:30 our General Meeting will include the announcement of The Asylum author award winners. We are looking forward to Len
Augsburger and Wayne Homren reporting on the Newman Numismatic Portal and The E-Sylum respectively. The meeting will also feature our annual
benefit auction. A special thank you to our generous members who are donating items and our loyal bidders who continue to support the NBS.
Again this year we will be hosting the NBS club table near literature dealers, Charles Davis and Kolbe & Fanning. At the table we will be
displaying a variety of items from Friday's benefit auction. Also for a $25 donation to the NBS, you will receive a commemorative 40th Anniversary
coffee mug. We hope everyone will have a chance to stop by the table and share your thoughts and suggestions for the betterment of the NBS.
On behalf of the membership, I would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to our outgoing treasurer, Terry White, for his diligent service to the
NBS. Chuck Heck has graciously stepped forward to assume the treasurer's position. We are also indebted to Chuck for taking the reins and securing
our new 501(c)(3) tax deductible status. We certainly appreciate both of these members' service to this vital position.
Until we meet in Rosemont, may your numismatic library provide investigation, discovery and most of all, enjoyment.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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