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The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS) is an educational association founded in 1979 to support and promote the use and collecting of numismatic literature. Numismatic literature includes books, periodicals, catalogs and other written or printed material relating to coins, medals, tokens, or paper money, ancient or modern, U.S. or worldwide.

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This Week's E-Sylum

May 9, 2021

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  • NBS Podcast - Episode 8 - Ancient Coins and Their Books, with Shanna Schmidt. Podcasts can be heard here.
  • The Aaron Feldman Exhibit Awards for 2019 were First Place to Michael Shutterly and Second to Marc Charles Ricard. Michael Shutterly's exhibit can be seen Buy the Books for the Coin
  • Back Issues  -  Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are now managing the distribution of back issues of the award-winning journal The Asylum. Back issues are available in limited numbers. An inventory of what's available can be downloaded at numislit.com/pdfs/AsylumBackIssues.pdf. Contact Kolbe & Fanning at orders@numislit.com or (614) 414-0855 to order.
  • The Asylum Author Index has been updated. It is available on the NNP or on The Asylum page.

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NBS PodCast

NBS commissioned Lianna Spurrier to produce a quarterly podcast for NBS. Below are NBS Bibliotalk Podcasts to date:

  • Episode 8 - Ancient Coins and Their Books, with Shanna Schmidt
  • Episode 7 - A Look Inside Whitman, with Diana Plattner
  • Episode 6 - Special Collections and Art Books, with Cassie Brand
  • Episode 5 – The World of Bookbinding, with Scott Keller
  • Episode 4 - A Gengerke Set, with Dan Hamelberg
  • Episode 3 - The ANS Library, with David Hill
  • Episode 2 - 300 Linear feet of Books, with George Kolbe
  • Episode 1 - Louisville vs. Lawrenceville, with Joel Orosz

Podcasts can be heard here.

NBS Podcasts are also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.

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V39N1 Table of Contents

The Asylum Spring 2021

In this issue:

  • Syd Martin: A Few Notes and Memories By David F. Fanning
  • The Clain-Stefanelli Festschrift: A Case Study in Biblio-Gestation By Leonard Augsburger
  • The Largest and Smallest Books In My Library By Ken Bressett
  • The Evolution of a Small Numismatic Book By William E. Daehn
  • A Fascinating Armand Champa Inscription By Cole Hendrickson
  • Woodward's 96th Sale By David Hirt
  • The Curious Evolution of a Classic Numismatic Reference By Charles Sullivan
  • Evans and Smith By Pete Smith
  • Book Review: Coins Minted by the Knights in Malta by John Gatt By William VanOrnum

Click on the link below for free PDF Copy of the Summer Issue V38N2:

Free PDF of Asylum V38N2 Summer 2020

Martin Gengerke has made his book on ANA Auctions Open Source and available for download by NBS Member at no charge. The book can be found on the >>Resources Page.<<

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