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Welcome to The E-Sylum: Volume 2, Number 25:  June 20, 1999: 
an electronic publication of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society. 


   This week's new subscribers are James Spilman and  Karl 
   Moulton.  Welcome aboard!  This brings the number of 
   worldwide subscribers to 165. 


   Many of you will be attending the American Numismatic 
   Association convention later this summer.   I'd like to propose 
   a goal:  to have over 200 subscribers to The E-Sylum by the 
   end of the convention.  Please help spread the word 
   and draw more numismatic bibliophiles into our circle.  We 
   know they're out there as more join each week.  Take the 
   initiative and recruit one of your collecting friends before 
   or during the convention. 


   Editor Marilyn Reback is putting the finishing touches on the 
   second issue for 1999.   This issue will contain two ballots:  

       Officers and Trustees Election Ballot 
       Annual Asylum Writers' Award Ballot  

   The annual writers' award will be presented during the NBS 
   Meeting at the ANA Convention. 


   While on the subject of ballots and the ANA, readers who 
   are ANA members should by now have received their ballot 
   for this year's election of officers.   NBS Board member Bill 
   Murray reminds us that "if you vote for less than the total 
   number of board members, your vote will count more.  If you 
   have one favorite candidate, or 2 or 3, with the relatively small 
   number of votes usually received in ANA elections, this might 
   be of some significance.  I'm sure you all WILL vote and will 
   encourage others to do so." 


   Subscriber George Fuld read with interest reports of Bass II 
   sale prices realized for some of the items formerly in his library. 
   "It is amazing that the Hart book in 1999 brought almost half as 
   much as the entire Fuld library sold for in two sales in 1971!!"  

   Were any of our subscribers bidders in the famous Fuld sales? 
   How about the recent Bass sales?   Got an interesting story to 
   tell us?  

   (Incidentally, Mr. Fuld has a great article on the establishment 
   of the U.S. Mint in the June 22nd issue of Numismatic News) 


   Over the last few weeks I've used some spare moments to 
   update the Numismatic Literature category on the Open 
   Directory, a hierarchical directory of the Internet.  There 
   are now 37 entries in the category, including 10 entries in the 
   Periodicals subcategory.  Please take a look and let me know 
   what you think:  

   What have I missed?  Please let me know if you are aware of 
   other web sites relating to our favorite subject.  Please note: 
   while most of the major dealers have email addresses, they cannot 
   be included in the directory if they don't have a web page. 
   (So get to work,  folks - you know who you are...)  

   Both in-print and used & rare literature dealers are listed; as 
   the category grows these may be split into separate directories. 


   The featured speaker at the Chicago Coin Club's June 9, 1999 
   meeting was  Louis Jordan, Librarian and Director of Special 
   Collections at the University of Notre Dame, speaking on The 
   Numismatic Collections of the University of Notre Dame 

   A computer with an internet connection was available at the 
   meeting to view the on-line collections at 


   This week's featured site is the Chicago Coin Club:    

   Be sure to follow  the links to some excellent articles from their 
   Perspectives in Numismatics publication, particularly The 
   History of the Chicago Coin Club:  

  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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