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Welcome to The E-sylum: Volume 2, Number 16:  April 18, 1999: 
an electronic publication of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society.  


    A quiet week - no new subscribers.  Keep passing the 
    word to our fellow bibliophiles. 


    A message in the EAC email newsletter last week by Paul 
    Hybert, Exhibit Chairman for this summer's ANA Convention, 
    reminded copper nuts that it's high time to start planning for 
    exhibits.   The same holds true for bibliophiles.   Everyone 
    who's planning to attend the show should consider placing an 
    exhibit. We've had some excellent entries in recent years, by 
    both experienced and first-time exhibitors.  

   "The 1999 Convention will be held in suburban Chicago from 
    August 11-15 at the Rosemont Convention Center, which was 
    the site of the 1991 ANA Convention.  As the Chair of the 
    Exhibits Committee, I encourage ANA members to consider 
    forming an exhibit about their favorite topic...  

    Throughout the year, conventions are good opportunities to 
    show both what you collect and why you collect.  An exhibit 
    should tell an interesting story -- if it is interesting to you, it will 
    be interesting to other collectors.  The rules for exhibiting are 
    available on the ANA's web site and all exhibit 
    applications must be received at ANA headquarters by June 
    14, 1999." 


    Ken Bressett and  I were able to provide some information 
    for David J. Davis' research on 1802 Half Dimes.  He 
    reports that "The history I have been working on will be 
    included in the new book on early Half Dimes, being written 
    by Russ Logan and John McCloskey." 


    Dr. Richard Doty reported the news of Grover Criswell's 
    death on April 8th.  A past ANA Governor, Criswell authored 
    important catalogs of Confederate and Southern States 
    Currency.  He launched the Bank Note Reporter newspaper 
    in 1972, and was a founding member of the Society for 
    Paper Money Collectors (SPMC). 


    Larry Mitchell, compiler of the NBS General Numismatic 
    Bibliography, writes:  

    "Your bibliographer would like to thank Tom Fort for his 
    numerous excellent suggestions regarding titles relevant to 
    the medieval coinages of England and Scotland.  

    I am about to cross the channel to the Continent, where 
    substantive English-language titles about the respective 
    medieval coinages are not common.  Any titles YOU might 
    be able to bring to your bibliographer's attention would be 
    most welcome!" 


    President Michael J. Sullivan reports that  "In accordance 
    with our by-laws, the next issue of The Asylum will include 
    our bi-annual election ballot for President, Vice-President, 
    Secretary-Treasurer, and six Trustees.  Please send your 
    officer and trustee nominations to Michael J. Sulllivan, PO 
    Box 32131, Cincinnati, OH 45232.  Any person nominated 
    for a position will be contacted in advance for acceptance 
    prior to the balloting process. " 


    This week's web site should be a welcome arrival for 
    researchers.   A collection of genealogical databases, brings together in one place 
    information which once would have taken months to 
    gather.  It is a commercial site, but does offer access to 
    some useful databases for free.  Check it out at 

  Wayne Homren 
  Numismatic Bibliomania Society  

  The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a 
  non-profit organization promoting numismatic 
  literature.   For more information please see 
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  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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