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Welcome to The E-sylum: Volume 2, Number 6:  February 8, 1999: 
an electronic publication of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society. 


   These email missives are in their sixth month now, but 
   they're never had a formal name.  To remedy that 
   situation, we've decided on "The E-sylum", an obvious 
   play on our print journal "The Asylum". 


   Texan Lance Ward, Sr. is our newest subscriber, thanks 
   to NBS  President  Michael Sullivan.  Welcome aboard! 


  Member Wendell Wolka is in the midst of researching a new 
  book on Ohio obsolete notes and asks if anyone can provide 
  photocopies of the Ohio pages from a certain counterfeit 
  detector.  He unfortunately does not presently know the name 
  of the specific detector (he'd like to know that as well), but 
  describes the methodology:  

  Composite woodcut drawings of specific notes are shown 
  with key features of both genuine and counterfeit notes 
  detailed and numbered on the image.  These features are then 
  numbered and described in a brief summary for each note. 
  He has several of the plates and descriptions, but not the 
  whole Ohio section.  

  Wendell is willing to pay any costs associated with copying 
  these pages and would also love to purchase an original 
  copy if any of you have an extra.  He can be contacted at or P.O. Box 569, Dublin, OH 


  Saul Teichman writes: "Is there any thought to the NBS 
  taking over or producing its own version of Martin 
  Gengerke's Numismatic Auction book? It is the kind of 
  project all members should consider contributing to. 
  It might be a good idea to have this book (which most of 
  us  use as a checklist) available and updateable on the 
  internet to keep it current.  

  I would like to know what other members think about 
  this idea." 


   NBS Board member P. Scott Rubin published an article 
   in the Fall, 1998 Asylum titled "Variants of the 1851 
   Roper Auction Sale Catalogue."    The Philadelphia sale 
   is considered by many to be a landmark in the hobby of 
   numismatics in America.  

   In preparation for a follow-up article, Scott is requesting 
   that those who have a copy of the sale please contact him 
   at P.ScottRubin@WorldNet.ATT.Net 


   Former subscriber Edward C.D. Hopkins suggested this 
   site, which contains more than 1,000 entries on the history 
   and coinage of ancient Parthia: 

[NOTE: As of December 30, 2000, the site has moved to: -Editor] 

  Wayne Homren 
  Numismatic Bibliomania Society  

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  literature.   For more information please see 
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