Editor Maria Fanning reports that the latest issue of our print journal The Asylum is on the way to the mailboxes of Numismatic Bibliomania Society members. Here is the
table of contents and a message from our President Tom Harrison. Another great lineup of articles! -Editor
Volume 37 No. 4
Table of Contents:
• A Complete List of the Literature for Greek Banknotes By Evangelos Fysikas
• A Journey to the Bindery By Kingsley Hong
• A Newly-Described Printing of Charles Ira Bushnell's Early New York Tokens By Joel J. Orosz
• A Life Story and How NOT to Research Numismatists By David Pickup
• A Supplement to "NBS Charter Members" by Pete Smith in the 40th Anniversary Issue of The Asylum By Joel J. Orosz
• From Little Acorns By David Gladfelter
• How to Collect: Roman Coin Books By David Pickup
Message from President Tom Harrison
I am delighted to announce the NBS will be debuting their quarterly podcast in the near future. Typically 15 to 30 minutes in length, it will cover an array of topics from book
reviews to interviews with collectors to building and caring for a numismatic library. Lianna Spurrier, who produced the outstanding daily videos at this years ANA Convention,
will be producing the podcast. She has also done work for the Newman Numismatic Portal, C4, CDN and CoinWeek.
Lianna's first interview will be with the esteemed numismatic researcher, author and NBS Historian, Joel J. Orosz, who has built a remarkable antebellum library. Of paramount
importance, I believe the podcast will serve our foundational purposes of sharing educational opportunities and introducing collectors to the fascinating world of numismatic
Following this summer's ANA Convention in Rosemont, the issue of providing deeper display cases for numismatic literature exhibits arose. The concern centered on the stress
placed on the spines of antiquarian books which require being opened flat in the shallow cases provided by the ANA. Upon inquiry, the ANA stated that due to transportation cost
they are attempting to reduce the amount of materials they send to conventions. Even if the NBS was willing to underwrite the cost of deeper cases, space constraints would be
problematic for the ANA. It is our hope that NBS members will continue to explore creative ways to exhibit special works from their libraries without compromising the integrity of
May your numismatic library provide investigation, discovery and most of all, enjoyment.
Great news about the podcast!
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 $75 elsewhere. A digital-only membership is available for $25. -Editor
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Wayne Homren, Editor
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