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The E-Sylum: Volume 24, Number 37, September 12, 2021, Article 2


The 2021 Autumn issue of The Asylum is on the way from our sponsor, the Numismatic Bibliomania Society. Maria Fanning edits our print journal, and she submitted this report and President Tom Harrison's message. -Editor

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The Asylum's Autumn 2021 issue will be mailing to NBS members soon. We had a great time seeing everyone at the ANA in Rosemont and hope to see those who could not attend next year.

Congratulations to Wayne Homren and The E-Sylum for winning First Place for the ANA's Outstanding Electronic Numismatic Publication!

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  • NBS at the ANA World’s Fair of Money including NBS Symposium and General Meeting Reports by Joel J. Orosz, Benefit Auction Results by Tom Harrison, Treasurer’s Report by Chuck Heck and an NBS at the World’s Fair of Money photo journal
  • Happenings at Table 611 at the 2021 ANA World’s Fair of Money by W. David Perkins, NLG
  • BiblioFiles profiles: Cole Hendrickson and David Pickup
  • ASSOCIATIONS: Autographs • Annotations • Inscriptions The Brooks Family Copy of the Lincoln Centennial Medal and Me: Brought Together by A Simple Twist of Fate by Joel J. Orosz
  • John J. Ford, Jr., and a Bibliophilic Deception by David D. Gladfelter
  • Catalogue Printing Plate Mystery by Dr. Larry Meiteles
  • The Story of Alexander P. Wylie by William A. Burd

Message from the NBS President, Tom Harrison

Tom Harrison Although we missed many of our friends at this year’s NBS events at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, those who were in attendance demonstrated plenty of enthusiasm for numismatic literature. The NBS hosted our club table from Tuesday to Friday. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to share their passion for numismatic literature, view items for Friday’s charitable auction and to receive an NBS commemorative coffee mug for a $25 donation.

The Symposium featured Rusty Goe, an authority on the Carson City Mint and its coinage. His presentation included a survey of literature related to the Carson City Mint, fascinating stories of Mint-related personalities and a number of the coins produced on Carson Street. Following his previous two award-winning books detailing the Carson City Mint, his research has culminated with his recent three-volume definitive work entitled The Confident Carson City Coin Collector, which received the Numismatic Literary Guild Book of the Year Award. On behalf of the NBS membership, thank you, Rusty!

The 42nd annual General Meeting was highlighted by The Asylum author awards, our all-important charity auction and a presentation by NBS Vice President Len Augsburger, discussing the digitalization of Coin World and Numismatic News. It was announced that The E-Sylum received first place in the electronic category of the ANA’s Barbara J. Gregory Outstanding Club Publication Competition. Also, David and Maria Fanning of Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers received first place in the Numismatic Literary Guild Best Auction Catalog category for their Richard Margolis International Numismatic Library Sale. Congratulations to David, Maria, and to Wayne and everyone who contributed to the continued success of The E-Sylum for these well-deserved awards.

Again this year, our most generous membership stepped up in a big way to provide programming opportunities and to ensure the financial health of the NBS. Thanks to our openhanded donors and bidders, to David and Maria Fanning for cataloging the sale and to David for serving as our auctioneer, the NBS raised $9150! Thanks to the efforts of many devoted numismatists, the entire convention was a resounding success.

Please be sure to read Joel Orosz’s detailed reports about the Symposium and General Meeting. May your library provide investigation, discovery and most of all, enjoyment.

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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