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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 initial group we've added the addresses of other current and former members that the Board is aware of, plus a few numismatic pen pals we thought might be interested. 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 1

    ORIGINAL WELCOME

    To 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 1

    WEB 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 2

    NEXT 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 1

    THE 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 2

    EMAIL 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 3

    HALF 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 4

    INTERNET 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 5

    FEATURED 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 1

    THE 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 2

    WHO'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 3

    WEB 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 4

    NEW 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 5

    MONEY 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 6

    FEATURED 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 1

    NBS 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 2

    1998 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 3

    MONOGRAPH 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 4

    NEW 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 5

    FEATURED 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 1

    CLARIFICATION

    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 2

    UPCOMING 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 3

    SHOW-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 4

    DID 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 5

    FEATURED 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 1

    NEW 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 2

    CANADIAN "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 3

    INDIAN 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 4

    JEREMIAH 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 5

    BOLEN 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 6

    FEATURED 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 1

    NEW 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 2

    MATTHEW 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 3

    STOCKLEY 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 4

    THE 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 5

    NOTABLE 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 6

    FEATURED 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 1

    NEW 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 2

    DOTY'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 3

    LIMITED 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 4

    THE 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 5

    FEATURED 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 1

    NEW 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 3

    SHOW-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 4

    ONLINE 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 5

    ADMINISTRATIVE 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 6

    FEATURED 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 1

    NEW 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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