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    ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT 9/4/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 1
    Article: 1

    ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 1, September 4, 1998, Article 1 ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT This message is being sent to members and friends of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS). To be removed from the mailing list at any time, send a request to homren@cgi.com. In a Press Release going out soon to the numismatic press, we describe the purpose of the mailing list as follows: Numismatic Bibliomania Society Vice President Wayne Homren is collecting email addresses for NBS members, a process which began at the national meeting at the Portland ANA convention. The resulting mailing list will be used to keep members and interested parties updated on NBS events and changes to the NBS web site (http://www.money.org/club_nbs.html). To have your address added to the list, send Wayne a note at this email address: homren@cgi.com. A number of folks signed up at the meeting in Portland. To that initialgroup we've added the addresses of other current and former members thatthe Board is aware of, plus a few numismatic pen pals we thought might beinterested. This is intended to be a moderated, low-volume mailing list, with no more than one message every week or so. Its purpose and use will evolve overtime - please send us your comments and suggestions. In the meantime, please visit our web site, and forward this note to any other email pen-pal you think might have an interest. Remember, the list isn't limited to only NBS members. Don't assume they're already on the list; we're starting small, but with your help we can grow. Thanks for your attention, and welcome. Wayne Homren Numismatic Bibliomania Society

    ORIGINAL WELCOME 9/11/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 2
    Article: 1

    ORIGINAL WELCOME

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 2, September 11, 1998, Article 1ORIGINAL WELCOMETo all the new members of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society mailing list, Welcome! The list has already grown to 88 names, including subscribers from Austria, Germany, India, Italy, Poland, and the Russian Federation. Editor George Kolbe has sent the latest number of The Asylum to the printers, so NBS members can be assured their next issue will be on the way. The 48-page issue includes a 4-page draft of the proposed society Constitution and Bylaws. Eventually, the approved Constitution and Bylaws will be added to the NBS web site: http://www.money.org/club_nbs.html Member Phil Ralls is working on an information gathering project on HOWARD ROUNDS NEWCOMB's book "The United States Cents of the Years 1801 1802 1803". So far, he has information on 24 copies. If you own or have access to a copy of the book, please contact Phil at ralls@hsc.usc.edu for details. Wayne Homren Numismatic Bibliomania Society (To be removed from this mailing list write to me at homren@cgi.com)

    WEB SITE UPDATES: 9/18/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 3
    Article: 1

    WEB SITE UPDATES:

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 3, September 18, 1998, Article 1WEB SITE UPDATES: In addition to some minor changes and corrections, the NBS web site (http://www.money.org/club_nbs.html) now includes: * pictures for Pete Smith's "A.M. Smith" exhibit * the draft Constitution & Bylaws currently under consideration * a new page on the NBS email list

    NEXT ASYLUM: 9/18/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 3
    Article: 2

    NEXT ASYLUM:

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 3, September 18, 1998, Article 2NEXT ASYLUM: Editor George Kolbe reports that the following articles are featured in the upcoming issue of The Asylum: Michael Sullivan: President's Message David Hirt: New NBS Members Randolph Zander: Some Random Numismatic Reminiscences - Part 2 Joel Orosz: The Printer's Devil Arthur Crawmer: Moving Into the New Millennium: Numismatics in the Year 2000 Col. Bill Murray: NBS Annual Meeting at ANA: Portland Anon.: Announcing the New Device: [BOOK] NBS Constitution and By-Laws (center insert) David Lange: The Development of the Coin Album - Part Three Board of Trustees Decisions at the 1998 ANA Convention Col. Bill Murray: Between the Covers Bob Knepper (71234.3514@compuserve.com) writes: "Incident of possible interest: I recently sent a letter requesting twelve numismatic books, mostly German, for me to read at the Library of Congress in Washington. Unfortunately, they could locate only two. The "special search" representative nicely called me two weeks before our trip from Anaheim to give me the poor results; he may have incorrectly believed we were making the trip just to read the books. While at the LoC, I requested any issues of several current German numismatic publications - but they did not have any." Bob collects old German coins and notgeld, and would like to locate some of the related literature, eg. Keller's notgeld books. That's all for this week. Happy collecting! Wayne Homren Numismatic Bibliomania Society (To be removed from this mailing list write to me at homren@cgi.com)

    THE ASYLUM IS ON THE WAY 9/29/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 4
    Article: 1

    THE ASYLUM IS ON THE WAY

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 4, September 29, 1998, Article 1THE ASYLUM IS ON THE WAY President Michael Sullivan informs us that the latest issue of The Aslum is now in the hands of our Secretary- Treasurer Dave Hirt, who is in the process of labeling and mailing them to members. As noted in the last mailing, this issue contains a copy of our proposed Constitution and Bylaws.

    EMAIL LIST POLICIES 9/29/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 4
    Article: 2

    EMAIL LIST POLICIES

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 4, September 29, 1998, Article 2EMAIL LIST POLICIES We've formulated the following policies for submissions to the NBS mailing list: The NBS email list is intended for announcements and other news of general interest to its subscribers. Submissions are accepted but inclusion and editing is at the sole discretion of the Editor. The submitter's email address will be included unless otherwise requested. Appropriate material includes: * all NBS organization news * numismatic literature publication announcements * numismatic literature research project requests * announcements of numismatic literature auctions, mail bid sales, and fixed price lists * information about other collector organizations as it relates to numismatic literature Inappropriate material includes: * listings of individual items for sale * URLs of commercial web sites offering literature for sale.

    HALF DIME BOOK IN WORKS 9/29/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 4
    Article: 3

    HALF DIME BOOK IN WORKS

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 4, September 29, 1998, Article 3HALF DIME BOOK IN WORKS NBS member Brad Karoleff, VP of the John Reich Collectors Society, has announced the upcoming publication of a new book on U.S. Half Dimes by authors Russ Logan and John McCloskey. The book is scheduled for release early next year. For ordering information contact Brad at Karoleffs4@aol.com or write to: JRCS PO Box 135 Harrison OH 45030

    INTERNET BOOK AUCTION 9/29/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 4
    Article: 4

    INTERNET BOOK AUCTION

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 4, September 29, 1998, Article 4INTERNET BOOK AUCTION Longtime NBS member and colonial coin researcher Dan Freidus has several items of numismatic literature (mostly American) on sale at the ebay internet auction site. Write to him at freidus@wwnet.com for more information.

    FEATURED WEB SITE 9/29/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 4
    Article: 5

    FEATURED WEB SITE

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 4, September 29, 1998, Article 5FEATURED WEB SITE Occasionally we'll highlight a non-commercial numismatic web site. This week it's John Ferguson's CHINESE COIN site at http://www.sportstune.com/chinese/index.html That's all for this mailing. Keep in touch. Wayne Homren Numismatic Bibliomania Society (To be removed from this mailing list write to me at homren@cgi.com)

    THE ASYLUM 10/14/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 5
    Article: 1

    THE ASYLUM

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 5, October 14, 1998, Article 1THE ASYLUM The Summer '98 issue has been hitting mailboxes since our last mailing. Secretary-Treasurer Dave Hirt will take a deserved break, vacationing in Europe for a few weeks. He'll count the ballots for the ratification of our new Constitution and Bylaws on his return.

    WHO'S WHO? 10/14/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 5
    Article: 2

    WHO'S WHO?

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 5, October 14, 1998, Article 2WHO'S WHO? Just for fun, can anyone put names to all the faces in the photos of our meeting in Portland (p44)? I'll give one hint - the bored-looking young lady in the first row of the top picture is my wife Dee, who I'm sure would have been happier shopping. The rest of us nuts had a great time, though.

    WEB SITE UPDATES 10/14/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 5
    Article: 3

    WEB SITE UPDATES

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 5, October 14, 1998, Article 3WEB SITE UPDATES http://www.money.org/club_nbs.html Thanks to Bill McDonald, we now have links on the "Literature Lists" page to some numismatic journals published in Canada. President Michael Sullivan contributed the text of his article on the Foote counterfeit detector - go to the "Publications" page, then choose "Articles".

    NEW MEMBERS 10/14/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 5
    Article: 4

    NEW MEMBERS

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 5, October 14, 1998, Article 4NEW MEMBERS Our mailing list is growing. The newest members include Rob Yuell, Dale Kreuger, John Dirbauer, Ronald Greene, Leonard Augsburger, Tom O'Mara, Benny Bolin, Peter Mosiondz, Paul Johnson, and L.D. Mitchell, bringing our number to 105. Welcome aboard!

    MONEY TREE SALE 10/14/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 5
    Article: 5

    MONEY TREE SALE

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 5, October 14, 1998, Article 5MONEY TREE SALE In February, Money Tree cataloguer Ken Lowe died suddenly, and the firm went into low gear to regroup. Myron Xenos (xenos@bright.net) is pleased to announce that things are back on track with their 30th Mail Bid sale of numismatic literature (closing date, October 30, 1998). David Sklow cataloged the sale.

    FEATURED WEB SITE 10/14/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 5
    Article: 6

    FEATURED WEB SITE

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 5, October 14, 1998, Article 6FEATURED WEB SITE Today's featured web site is the Chicago Coin Club (http://www.ece.iit.edu/~prh/coins/ccc.html), since the featured speaker at tonight's meeting is one of our own NBS Board members. From the CCC web site: "Featured Speaker: Dr. Joel J. Orosz on Early U.S. Coin Collectors (Pre-1840's) One of the earliest numismatic sales in the U.S. was held November 1, 1858. More than one book refers to this date as the beginning of our hobby in this country. They do not know that numismatists had already been active for more than a century. Dr. Orosz has researched these early collectors through historical periodicals and journals and has uncovered many fascinating stories of people like Rev. Andrew Eliot, Boston; Pierre Eugene Du Simitiere, Philadelphia; Rev. John Christopher, New York City; and Robert Gilmor, Jr., Baltimore. His well-written papers on this subject have received numerous awards due in large part to his ability to extract relevant information that is pertinent to today's coin collectors." Wayne Homren Numismatic Bibliomania Society http://www.money.org/club_nbs.html (To be removed from this mailing list write to me at homren@cgi.com)

    NBS CONSTITUTION 10/30/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 6
    Article: 1

    NBS CONSTITUTION

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 6, October 30, 1998, Article 1NBS CONSTITUTION Our President Michael J. Sullivan reminds members that the NBS Constitution and By-Laws ballot is coming to a close. All NBS members are encouraged to review the proposed revisions contained in the last issue of the Asylum and mail in their ballots. Results will be presented to the membership in the final Asylum issue of 1998.

    1998 COAC 10/30/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 6
    Article: 2

    1998 COAC

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 6, October 30, 1998, Article 21998 COAC Michael will be presenting a paper on Counterfeit Detecting literature at the 1998 Coinage of the Americas Conference at the American Numismatic Society in New York November 7. This year's conference theme is "Circulating Counterfeits of the Americas" Michael gave us a preview of his talk at the NBS meeting at the ANA convention in Portland this summer.

    MONOGRAPH ON MEDAL LAWS AVAILABLE 10/30/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 6
    Article: 3

    MONOGRAPH ON MEDAL LAWS AVAILABLE

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 6, October 30, 1998, Article 3MONOGRAPH ON MEDAL LAWS AVAILABLE NBS Board member Pete Smith has compiled a monograph titled: "Laws of the U.S. Congress Authorizing Medals". The card-covered 84-page monograph includes the text of more than 200 laws related to authorization of medals with references to numismatic catalog numbers and an index. For ordering information, contact Pete at Smith.Pete@dorseylaw.com

    NEW MEMBERS 10/30/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 6
    Article: 4

    NEW MEMBERS

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 6, October 30, 1998, Article 4NEW MEMBERS Our newest members include Henk Groenendijk of the Netherlands, Bill Burd of Chicago Coin, book dealer John Brew, Bob Van Ryzin of Krause Publications and Editor of Coins magazine, and Phil Mossman, Editor of the Colonial Newsletter. Welcome aboard all. This brings our number to 115. Please continue to pass the word to fellow numismatic bibliophiles.

    FEATURED WEB SITE 10/30/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 6
    Article: 5

    FEATURED WEB SITE

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 6, October 30, 1998, Article 5FEATURED WEB SITE Today's featured web site is the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's online American Currency Exhibit at http://www.frbsf.org/currency/index.html Wayne Homren Numismatic Bibliomania Society http://www.money.org/club_nbs.html (To be removed from this mailing list write to me at homren@cgi.com)

    CLARIFICATION 11/6/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 7
    Article: 1

    CLARIFICATION

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 7, November 6, 1998, Article 1CLARIFICATION The lists of "New Members" shown in previous mailings refer only to the NBS email list, not the organization as a whole. The number of members stated last time (115) reflects only the number of subscribers to the email list, not NBS as a whole.

    UPCOMING KOLBE SALES 11/6/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 7
    Article: 2

    UPCOMING KOLBE SALES

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 7, November 6, 1998, Article 2UPCOMING KOLBE SALES NBS co-founder and numismatic literature dealer George Kolbe reports highlights of his next two sales. For information on ordering the catalogs, contact George at NUMISLIT@compuserve.com Part One of the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Library, Sale 75, will take place on December 12, 1998. The sale features U. S. rarities, i.e. first 6 vols. Numismatist & Chapman Bid Books, plus classic works on ancient and foreign coins. Sale estimates total over $200,000 US. Sale 76, "Important Numismatic Books," will take place on December 15, 1998. The sale features early printed books, over 100 printed before 1800, plus classic works on ancient and foreign numismatics, and rare U. S. periodicals: Frossard's Numisma complete, Scott CCJ & Mehl Monthly complete plus Heath Counterfeit Detectors, 2 BEP vignette books, etc. Sale estimates total $175,000 US.

    SHOW-N-TELL 11/6/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 7
    Article: 3

    SHOW-N-TELL

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 7, November 6, 1998, Article 3SHOW-N-TELL Do you have an interesting new acquisition for your numismatic library? Don't be shy, tell us about it. Go ahead, brag. Drop me a few lines and I'll publish them in future mailings.

    DID YOU KNOW ... 11/6/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 7
    Article: 4

    DID YOU KNOW ...

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 7, November 6, 1998, Article 4DID YOU KNOW ... ... that American Numismatic Association members can request that their copy of The Numismatist be mailed in an envelope? This keeps your issues clean and avoids the unsightly mailing label on the cover. It's a good thing to do if you're trying to keep your set up to date.

    FEATURED WEB SITE 11/6/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 7
    Article: 5

    FEATURED WEB SITE

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 7, November 6, 1998, Article 5FEATURED WEB SITE Today's featured numismatic web site is "COINS OF THE U.K.", by Tony Clayton, a series of pages dealing with the history of individual denominations used in England since the Norman Conquest: http://www.tclayton.demon.co.uk/coins.html Wayne Homren Numismatic Bibliomania Society http://www.money.org/club_nbs.html (To be removed from this mailing list write to me at homren@cgi.com)

    NEW MEMBERS 11/13/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 8
    Article: 1

    NEW MEMBERS

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 8, November 13, 1998, Article 1NEW MEMBERS Wes Rasmussen, Todd Ballen, Karl von Hoffmann, and Jorgen Somod of Denmark have joined us. Welcome aboard.

    CANADIAN "FORRER" PUBLISHED 11/13/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 8
    Article: 2

    CANADIAN "FORRER" PUBLISHED

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 8, November 13, 1998, Article 2CANADIAN "FORRER" PUBLISHED Ronald Greene has announced the publication of "R.C. Willey's Dictionary of Canadian Numismatics" by the Canadian Numismatic Research Society. Based on a format similar to Forrer's it is an attempt to list any person or firm that has designed, engraved or struck tokens, medals or coins relating to Canada. There are ten plates. For ordering information, contact Mr. Greene at pdgreene@pinc.com

    INDIAN AND AFGHANISTAN REFERENCES PUBLISHED 11/13/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 8
    Article: 3

    INDIAN AND AFGHANISTAN REFERENCES PUBLISHED

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 8, November 13, 1998, Article 3INDIAN AND AFGHANISTAN REFERENCES PUBLISHED Achal Madhavan of Vedams Books International in New Dehli announces the publication of two new books: "Ancient Indian Numismatics" by Shankar Goyal, and a reprint of "Ariana Antiqua: A Descriptive Account of the Antiquities and Coins of Afghanistan" by C. Masson (First published in London, 1841). For more information, contact: vedams@vedamsbooks.com

    JEREMIAH COLBURN SIGNATURE SOUGHT 11/13/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 8
    Article: 4

    JEREMIAH COLBURN SIGNATURE SOUGHT

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 8, November 13, 1998, Article 4JEREMIAH COLBURN SIGNATURE SOUGHT NBS Board member Joel Orosz would like to see a photocopy of a known genuine example of numismatist Jeremiah Colburn's signature so he can compare it to a signature on a recent addition to his library, a large-paper Cogan catalog. If anyone can help, please e-mail Joel directly at jjo@wkkf.org

    BOLEN COLLECTION SURFACES 11/13/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 8
    Article: 5

    BOLEN COLLECTION SURFACES

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 8, November 13, 1998, Article 5BOLEN COLLECTION SURFACES At the ANA convention in Portland, I purchased a copy of Edwin Johnson's rare 1882 monograph, "J. A. Bolen's Medals, Cards, and Fac-Similes" The book lists all items produced by the die sinker. It came in handy recently when I looked at a marvelous, large collection of Bolen medals. Not only did the collection contain multiple high-grade varieties of the Bolen medals, it included several of Bolen's actual die punches. I wish I could say I own the collection, but it's still a neat "Show-N-Tell topic for U.S. numismatists.

    FEATURED WEB SITE 11/13/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 8
    Article: 6

    FEATURED WEB SITE

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 8, November 13, 1998, Article 6FEATURED WEB SITE Today's featured numismatic web site is CoinLink, which claims to be "The Internet's Largest Numismatic Web Site Index". See for yourself at: http://www.coinlink.com/ While you're there, check out the entry for the NBS (we're listed under http://www.coinlink.com/link/Associations/Numismatic_Societies/) Wayne Homren Numismatic Bibliomania Society http://www.money.org/club_nbs.html (To be removed from this mailing list write to me at homren@cgi.com)

    NEW MEMBERS 11/20/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 9
    Article: 1

    NEW MEMBERS

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 9, November 20, 1998, Article 1NEW MEMBERS Bill Gibbs of Coin World, Ben Keele, Ed Zachary, and Richard Stockley of Quebec, Canada have joined us this week. Welcome aboard.

    MATTHEW BOULTON WORK PUBLISHED 11/20/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 9
    Article: 2

    MATTHEW BOULTON WORK PUBLISHED

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 9, November 20, 1998, Article 2MATTHEW BOULTON WORK PUBLISHED Dr. Richard Doty, Curator of Numismatics at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., notes that his long-standing research on Matthew Boulton will soon be published under the title "THE SOHO MINT AND THE INDUSTRIALIZATION OF MONEY". It will be available from the British Numismatic Society, Spink, and other numismatic literature dealers.

    STOCKLEY BOOK LIST UPDATE 11/20/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 9
    Article: 3

    STOCKLEY BOOK LIST UPDATE

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 9, November 20, 1998, Article 3STOCKLEY BOOK LIST UPDATE Literature dealer Richard Stockley of Canada has an email version of his latest numismatic book list. Send requests to: stockley@total.net

    THE POSTMAN COMETH 11/20/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 9
    Article: 4

    THE POSTMAN COMETH

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 9, November 20, 1998, Article 4THE POSTMAN COMETH Your scribe can attest to the worthiness of the books announced in previous issues by Pete Smith and Ronald Greene. Their new works on U.S. Medal Laws and Canadian Medallists, respectively, have already arrived in my mailbox. They're both very well printed and bound, and based on my initial reading, both will be useful additions to a numismatic library.

    NOTABLE QUOTE 11/20/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 9
    Article: 5

    NOTABLE QUOTE

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 9, November 20, 1998, Article 5NOTABLE QUOTE A fact not lost on those who named the NBS journal "The Asylum": "There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness'." -- Dave Barry

    FEATURED WEB SITE 11/20/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 9
    Article: 6

    FEATURED WEB SITE

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 9, November 20, 1998, Article 6FEATURED WEB SITE In honor of Dr. Doty's research efforts, today's featured numismatic web site is the National Numismatic Collection page at the Smithsonian Institution. The page has links to several online exhibits on coins of the U.S. and the world. http://www.si.edu/nmah/csr/cadnnc.htm Wayne Homren Numismatic Bibliomania Society http://www.money.org/club_nbs.html (To be removed from this mailing list write to me at homren@cgi.com)

    NEW MEMBERS 12/4/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 10
    Article: 1

    NEW MEMBERS

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 10, December 4, 1998, Article 1NEW MEMBERS John Adams, Michael Niebruegge, and Cal Wilson have joined the mailing list. Welcome aboard.

    DOTY'S BOOK ON MATTHEW BOULTON 12/4/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 10
    Article: 2

    DOTY'S BOOK ON MATTHEW BOULTON

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 10, December 4, 1998, Article 2DOTY'S BOOK ON MATTHEW BOULTON Dr. Doty reports that the Smithsonian bookshop may soon stockhis book, titled 'The Soho Mint & the Industrialization of Money'. Contact Norma Ryan at (phone) 1-202-287-3563 or (email) nryan@retail.si.edu. If list members begin requesting the work, "you would greatly cheer, and spiritually benefit, dear Sir, your obdt hmbl Servt: R:D | [look, you live in the eighteenth century long enough, you begin writing like that.] "

    LIMITED EDITIONS 12/4/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 10
    Article: 3

    LIMITED EDITIONS

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 10, December 4, 1998, Article 3LIMITED EDITIONS John Keele asked, "I have seen many ads for limited-edition books. Are these worth the increased price? How few copies need to be in existence before a book is considered 'rare'?" My reply: In numismatics, it doesn't take a lot of copies for a book to be common. 1,000 copies of a Steven King novel would be a rare edition, but in numismatic literature, that's common. 300 might be "scarce" 100 or less would be "rare", in my opinion. I doubt there will be shortages of opinions among our readership; what do you think?

    THE WIDE REACH OF THE WEB 12/4/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 10
    Article: 4

    THE WIDE REACH OF THE WEB

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 10, December 4, 1998, Article 4THE WIDE REACH OF THE WEB The power of the internet to bring people together is one of the many benefits resulting from our web site and mailing list. The internet has helped us reach many new and former members in recent weeks. We are very glad to welcome NBS charter member Cal Wilson to the mailing list. An early and active member in the society, Cal dealt in numismatic literature, held several literature sales and published "Wilson's Numismatic Repository", an important source of information on American numismatic literature. In addition to Cal, we have John Adams on board now, too. A longtime numismatic bibliophile, in 1982 he authored the two-volume work "United States Numismatic Literature", covering the subject of early auction catalogs and cataloguers.

    FEATURED WEB SITE 12/4/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 10
    Article: 5

    FEATURED WEB SITE

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 10, December 4, 1998, Article 5FEATURED WEB SITE Today's feature is the Chinese Numismatic Web Site, recommended by reader Scott Semans. "Though specialized in its subject area, it is beginning to serve as a focus for Oriental numismatics in the West as there is no widely distributed regular journal in the field. http://www.charm.ru/ http://www.charm.ru/journal.htm Wayne Homren Numismatic Bibliomania Society http://www.money.org/club_nbs.html (To be removed from this mailing list write to me at homren@cgi.com)

    NEW SUBSCRIBERS 12/14/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 11
    Article: 1

    NEW SUBSCRIBERS

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 11, December 14, 1998, Article 1NEW SUBSCRIBERS No new subscribers this week. Please help pass the word to everyone you know who may be interested in joining our forum on numismatic literature.

    "PAPER MONEY" RESEARCH QUESTION 12/14/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 11
    Article: 2

    "PAPER MONEY" RESEARCH QUESTION

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 11, December 14, 1998, Article 2"PAPER MONEY" RESEARCH QUESTION Bob Cochran of the Society of Paper Money Collectors writes: "With respect to the question about what constitutes a "rare" item in the world of numismatic literature: How many complete sets of PAPER MONEY, the SPMC journal, do you think exist? I personally know of 6 complete sets, but I'm sure there are some more." I'd like to put this out to the mailing list as a research question. Do any of you have (or know where to find) a complete set of PAPER MONEY? Maybe we'll turn up another set or two for Bob's inventory.

    SHOW-N-TELL 12/14/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 11
    Article: 3

    SHOW-N-TELL

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 11, December 14, 1998, Article 3SHOW-N-TELL NBS member (and Canadian specialist) Phil Carrigan wrote in response to my earlier request regarding new acquisitions of numismatic literature: "Last month I had my choice of a long run of Woodward sales and purchased copies of the Holland, Levick and other great sales, especially rich in Canadian material. Where could I obtain such a 'deal?' Only from a good friend: Dave Hirt, NBS Secretary-Treasurer. Thanks, Dave!"

    ONLINE INDEXING MARCHES FORWARD 12/14/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 11
    Article: 4

    ONLINE INDEXING MARCHES FORWARD

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 11, December 14, 1998, Article 4ONLINE INDEXING MARCHES FORWARD Buried in a November 23th Press Release from the American Numismatic Association was something that ought to be welcome news to numismatic bibliophiles, particularly those of us with a primary interest in U.S. numismatics. "Through the generosity of the Harry Bass Fund ... a new project involves the digital indexing of Coin World and Numismatic News, including the date, title, author, lead paragraph and page number of each article in every issue of the periodicals. This project was initiated by and is under the oversight of ANA Research Librarian Jane Colvard..." This very subject is something I discussed recently with Robert Van Ryzin of Krause Publications during his visit to Pittsburgh for the P.A.N. show last October. It is sorely needed, and will be a true boon to numismatic researchers. So many wonderfully researched and written articles have appeared in the pages of these publications, only to be lost due to the lack of a proper index. Thanks to the foresight and generosity of the late Harry Bass, an index is finally underway. Thanks, Harry, Jane, and all involved.

    ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE 12/14/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 11
    Article: 5

    ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 11, December 14, 1998, Article 5ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE Due to a job switch, I'll no longer be using the homren@cgi.com mailing address after the beginning of the year. Future mailings will be from my personal account at whomren@coinlibrary.com. I'll be updating the NBS web site accordingly. Please begin using whomren@coinlibrary.com for all communication regarding the web site or this mailing list. (Since I know some of you will ask, I'll be going to Lycos, the internet hub company (http://www.lycos.com) Luckily, the job is based here in Pittsburgh, so I won't have to pack up my numismatic library again...)

    FEATURED WEB SITE 12/14/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 11
    Article: 6

    FEATURED WEB SITE

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 11, December 14, 1998, Article 6FEATURED WEB SITE Today's featured web site is The Coins of Colonial and Early America, a Project of the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment, University of Notre Dame, Department of Special Collections. It's a marvelous source of online information about early American numismatics. If you have any interest at all in the subject, be prepared to spend a lot of time browsing the site. http://www.nd.edu/~rarebook/coins/ColCoin/index.html Wayne Homren Numismatic Bibliomania Society http://www.money.org/club_nbs.html (To be removed from this mailing list write to me at whomren@coinlibrary.com)

    NEW SUBSCRIBERS 12/24/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 12
    Article: 1

    NEW SUBSCRIBERS

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 12, December 24, 1998, Article 1NEW SUBSCRIBERS New subscribers include Tom Green and NBS member Saul Teichman. Welcome aboard.

    "PAPER MONEY" RESEARCH QUESTION 12/24/1998
    Volume: 1
    Number: 12
    Article: 2

    "PAPER MONEY" RESEARCH QUESTION

    The E-Sylum: Volume 1, Number 12, December 24, 1998, Article 2"PAPER MONEY" RESEARCH QUESTION Last time, I posted Bob Cochran's research question: "Do any of you have (or know where to find) a complete set of PAPER MONEY? Maybe we'll turn up another set or two for Bob's inventory." Well, four people responded in quick succession. Joe Adamski and Tom Sheehan have unbound sets. Tom O'Mara [President of the Fractional Currency Collectors Board (FCCB)] has a set bound in matching green hardcover. Richard Dockter reported having a complete set as well as a nearly complete second set. Please let us know if you have or learn of any other complete sets; we'll publish the final census in an upcoming issue of The Asylum.

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