The Spring 2023 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.
The Asylum Spring 2023 Issue
ASSOCIATIONS: Autographs • Annotations • Inscriptions Charles Ira Bushnell's Flandin's Catalogue of Coins and Medals: Part IV, Installment 1: The Winslow J. Howard Sale, May 17, 1856 By Joel J. Orosz
A Rose by Any Other Name: Jack Collins versus Martin Logies By David D. Gladfelter
A Fist Full of Halfcrowns: Margaret Amstell and An Early
Check your Change By David Pickup
Fake Names in Numismatics By Pete Smith
Trivia Quiz: 1990s style, Answers to last issue's quiz By Charles Davis
Message from NBS President Tom Harrison
NBS Board Election
This being the first quarter of an odd numbered year, it is again time to call for nominations for NBS officers and board members. If you wish to serve, please send a brief bio and portrait photo via email to Maria Fanning at
email@example.com by May 1st so you can be placed on the ballot to be mailed with the summer issue of The Asylum.
Be sure to check out the most recent NBS podcast, Bibliotalk, produced by Lianna Spurrier, that is now available on the NBS website. This episode is titled
Numismatics in American Universities and features enthusiastic numismatic ambassador Kellen Hoard. Kellen shares his collecting interests, discusses numismatic collections in universities, and explores various opportunities that online resources provide to introduce potential new collectors to the hobby.
If you plan to attend this summer's ANA World's Fair of Money, I invite you to consider entering a numismatic literature display. Your efforts will provide an opportunity to display a special volume, bring to light the writings of a favorite author, or showcase a collection of obscure works from your library. Your exhibit will provide conventioneers a chance to experience our fascinating sector of the hobby, and it may even spark their interest in our often overlooked but, as we all know, certainly worthy corner of numismatics.
May your library provide investigation, discovery, and most of all, enjoyment.
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