The Summer 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 Summer 2023 Issue
In this issue:
A Bookbinder's Journey, Part 1: Jumping In By Jeff Dickerson
Howard A. Daniel III (1941–2023) By Roger Urce
ASSOCIATIONS: Autographs • Annotations • Inscriptions Charles Ira Bushnell's Flandin's Catalogue of Coins and Medals: Part IV, Installment 2: The Winslow J. Howard Sale, May 17, 1856 By Joel J. Orosz
My First Red Book By Mike Costanzo
On Whether to Buy New Coin Catalogues or How to Grow Old Gracefully By David Pickup
It's time to vote for NBS Board of Trustees, as well as The Asylum awards. Please read bios of the candidates in this issue and vote by June 30 using the ballots enclosed with your printed copy or by visiting the link below.
Message from NBS President Tom Harrison
NBS Meeting and Symposium
Plans are being finalized for this year's NBS events at the ANA World's Fair of Money in Pittsburgh. We hope many of you will be able to join us to share your mania for numismatic literature. We are delighted to announce that our traditional Symposium will feature Harry Salyards discussing his recently published book titled Eagle Poised on a Bank of Clouds: The United States Silver Dollars of 1795–1798. Attendees will also have an opportunity to stop by the NBS club table to connect with fellow literature enthusiasts, view highlights from our charity auction and purchase an NBS commemorative coffee mug to support the NBS.
NBS Charity Auction
Our General Meeting will feature The Asylum author awards and our charity auction. We are grateful to David Fanning for graciously agreeing to accept and catalog items for the auction. While we appreciate all donations, we especially need items valued over $100. Please contact David at
firstname.lastname@example.org before sending your donations. Donations can be sent to: David Fanning, 141 W. Johnstown Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230 and should be received by June 30th. Thank you for your generous support of the charity auction that is vital to the financial health of the NBS!
We would like to invite members to bring a rare, obscure or whimsical item or two to share during an informal fellowship time at the conclusion of official business at the General Meeting. The goal is to provide time for members to get better acquainted and meet like-minded enthusiasts.
Here is a list of the NBS schedule of events:
As the convention date draws nearer, please watch for any changes or updates in The E-Sylum.
Board Meeting Thursday August 10th from 11:30–1:00 in room 328
Symposium Thursday August 10th from 1:00–2:30 in room 328
General Meeting Friday August 11th from 11:30–1:30 in room 325
As I conclude my time as president, I want to share a heartfelt thank you to Vice President Len Augsburger, the Board of Trustees, Treasurer Chuck Heck, The Asylum Editor Maria Fanning, and The E-Sylum Editor Wayne Homren for their steadfast support. Also I want to extend a word of gratitude to the host of the NBS website, John Nebel, and webmaster Bruce Perdue, for all of their behind the scenes contributions. So please know whether you penned an article for The Asylum, contributed to the charity auction, hosted the club table, participated in a podcast or supported the NBS in any other way we are grateful for your support.
My hope is that each member will join me in finding ways to give back to our fine organization. May your library provide investigation, discovery and, most of all, enjoyment.
NBS Membership Renewal Time!
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Wayne Homren, Editor
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