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Welcome to the Numismatic Bibliomania Society 
mailing Volume 02, Number 01:  January 4, 1999.  


   Harry Cabluck, a new NBS member, subscribed this week. 
   Welcome aboard!   Let's keep passing the word to our fellow 


   NBS members should be assured that they haven't missed 
   anything yet.   The final 1998 issue of  The Asylum is still in 
   the works, but well underway.   I'll pass the word when it 
   drops in the mail. 


   Things are slow due to the holidays, but we did have a few 
   reports from Bass sale bidders.  Ben Keele bid on lot 246, a 
   hardbound copy of the Stack's Milton Holmes catalog. He bid 
   $65, but  lost to someone else at $70.   Michael Rae of Bedford, 
   Texas got skunked, too, after bidding on several lots.  

   One successful bidder was Saul  Teichman.  A pattern collector, 
   Saul picked up the plated Geo. D. Woodside  sale (New York 
   Coin & Stamp Co., April 23, 1892),  as well as the W. Elliott 
   Woodward "A" sale (June 27-28, 1860).   Any other bidders 
   care to report? 


   Longtime NBS member  Larry Mitchell would like to share his 
   perspective on selling numismatic literature in today's networked 
   world.   An online pioneer, Larry founded NumisNet in 1989, 
   "the first BBS (bulletin board system) in the world devoted exclusively 
   to numismatic collecting... Given all the changes in the online world over 
   the past decade, what's the best way for numismatic bibliophiles to buy 
   and sell INDIVIDUAL items?  (I stress SINGLE items since... 
   MULTIPLE lots are still best sold through Kolbe, Bourne, Lake, Davis, 

   Larry  "discovered EBay some time ago.  EBay acts as a VENUE ONLY 
   for all types of auctions. ... and it has TWO categories for numismatic 
   books"  (U.S and non-U.S.).    Larry currently has some literature 
   auctions running on EBay -  for more information write to him at 


   While searching the web for information on his great-great- 
   grandfather,  an item on the NBS web site caught one 
   gentleman's eye on December 23rd.   His ancestor? 
   coin dealer W. Elliott Woodward.   One piece of Woodward 
   ephemera he has is a preprinted postcard printed in "a beautiful 
   cursive Victorian font:  

                                         Roxbury, Mass.,    188  

   Dear Sir,---My correspondence is so very extensive that I cannot 
   undertake to answer postal cards, or other communications of 
   interest only to the writer, unless postage stamps are enclosed for 
                             Respectfully, etc., 
                                                         W. Elliot Woodward" 


   Today's featured web site is the United States Mint, 
   "serving America since 1792."  The link is  

   The site is a great resource for information about the new coin 
   designs.  As 1999 opens, the first of the 50 states commemorative 
   quarters enters circulation today.    Which of our sharp-eyed U.S. 
   subscribers will be the first to report finding a Delaware quarter 
   in circulation?  

   (Don't fret, European subscribers - we'll feature a Euro site 
    next time.  Let me know if you have a favorite) 

  Wayne Homren 
  Numismatic Bibliomania Society  

  The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a 
  non-profit organization promoting numismatic 
  literature.   For more information please see 
  our web site at 
  There is a membership application available on 
  the web site.  To join, print the application and 
  return it with your check to the address printed 
  on the application.   For those without web access, 
  contact Dave Hirt, NBS Secretary-Treasurer, 
  5911 Quinn Orchard Road, Frederick, MD 21701  

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