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The E-Sylum (4/23/2017)

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Numismatic Bibliomania Society board member Len Augsburger submitted this notice about this year's NBS fundraising auction. Please consider participating to show your support for our group's work for the hobby. -Editor

NBS Hosts Club Auction at ANA Convention in Denver

NBS Wiki logo As is customary, the NBS will conduct an auction of numismatic literature during the NBS general meeting in Denver. While all donations will be accepted, we especially welcome items with a value of $100 or more. David Fanning has graciously agreed to collect donations, which may be sent to Kolbe & Fanning, 141 Johnstown Road, Gahanna OH, 43230. This is a great way to support the NBS and to clear out stray items that no longer fit in your library.

Sketchbook and Notes of Lincoln Vanderblatt This auction always contains a few surprises and is well worth attending even if you do not directly participate. The Philadelphia 2012 edition saw the first appearance of The Sketchbook and Notes of Lincoln Vanderblatt, a previously unknown and unique manuscript, subtitled Good Manners for Today’s Polite Coin Collector. The work ostensibly dates to the 19th century – Vanderblatt’s lifespan is variously estimated as (1917-1842?). Discovered by Whitman Publisher Dennis Tucker, and delivered to the auction by George Kolbe in a nondescript brown bag, this important volume sold to a well-known Illinois collector for $1100.

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