The Friday Numismatic Bibliomania Society meeting was well attended and the bidding was spirited at our annual fundraising auction. Annual membership dues don't cover the full cost of printing and mailing our journal, The Asylum, and these auctions help close the budget gap. About $9,000 was raised this year.
I arrived early to start setting up the room. Jeff Dickerson was already there. He'd come expecting to buy, carrying along an extra piece of luggage for books. He helped me set up chairs along the back wall to display the lots.
Tom Harrison opened the meeting and announced the annual NBS awards (see the article elsewhere in this issue on NBS events at the show).
Everyone present took a turn at introducing themselves and describing their interests. Here's Charles Morgan standing. In the back is NBS Past president Marc Ricard. In the front row are Dan Friedus, Pete Smith, and David Alexander and his wife.
Here's Dan Hamelberg displaying a lot for the bidders. In this shot we can see Bob Evans, Lianna Spurrier and her father, Clifford Mishler, Larry Korchnak, Kellen Hoard and other bidders, with dealer Charlie Davis inspecting upcoming lots in the back.
I came away with two lots for my numismatic ephemera collection:
the 1863 Henry Phillips monograph on New Jersey Bills of Credit (Lot 39)
and the 1876 Weisman List of United States Coppers (Lot 52).
Wayne Homren, Editor
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