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Welcome to The E-Sylum: Volume 2, Number 29:  July 18, 1999: 
an electronic publication of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society. 


   This week's new subscribers are ANA member Gustavo A. 
   Granada, Granvyl G. Hulse, Jr., Librarian for Numismatics 
   International, and NBS member Bob Christie.  Welcome 
   aboard!  This brings our subscriber count to 180. 


   Darryl Atchison writes: "I am looking for a listing of ANA 
   auction sales from 1908 (?) onwards which include 
   significant Canadian material - either in quantity or by specific 
   lots.  I believe a listing of ANA sales was compiled a few 
   years ago in the Asylum, and I know that some are included 
   in Adams' book on 20th century American auction sales - 
   but a great deal of them are not included.  I am interested, 
   specifically, in highlights of the sales (ie. British Columbia $10 
   and $20 gold pieces, 1921 fifty cent pieces, etc.) so that 
   they could be included in the listing.  All fields of Canadian 
   numismatics are to be included:  tokens, paper money, 
   decimals, Maritime coinages, etc.  If sales contain too many 
   significant pieces in a series to individually list (i.e. paper 
   money), one could note the number of lots of that material 
   included in the sale (ie.over 500 lots of choice Canadian paper 
   money, specimens, proofs and vignettes).  Even if I have to 
   receive this information a sale or two at a time that would be 
   great.  I don't expect anyone to have a full set of ANA sales on 
   hand, but even if they would care to look at some of the ones 
   they do have and pass along any information at all it would be 
   very gratefully received indeed."    Mr. Atchison may be 
   reached at this email address: 


   Bob Cochran writes: "I enjoyed reading about the sign for the 
   NBS table at the 1989  ANA.  What a shock!  Of course, 
   I'm referring to the apparent fact that they DIDN'T  misspell 


   Paul Hybert, Exhibit Chairman for the upcoming ANA 
   convention reports that the list of exhibits is available at 
   the ANA web site at this address:   

   Unfortunately, there is a dearth of numismatic literature 
   exhibits this year.  This is unfortunate.  NBS spearheaded 
   the lobbying effort to create the numismatic literature exhibit 
   category, and raised $3,000 to endow the prize fund. 
   Please give every consideration to planning an exhibit for 
   next year's show - share some of your knowledge of our 
   hobby with the thousands of our fellow numismatists.. 


   Phil Carrigan, Education Chairman for the ANA Convention, 
   could still use some assistance introducing Numismatic Theater 
   speakers.  "I'll do this for several sessions but wish to engage 
   in other endeavors (plus share the spotlight with others). 
   There are approximately eight NT sessions running  2 to 4 
   hours in length.  Basic responsibilities entail introducing the 
   speaker and monitoring Q&A.  If interested, I can be reached 
   as follows:  

     Day phone:  847/937-5129  Evening phone: 847/546-5609 


   As chronicled in earlier issues of The E-Sylum, a brawl has 
   been brewing over the authenticity of many western assay 
   bars.   According to an article in the July 19th issue of COIN 
   WORLD, a "debate" tentatively scheduled for the ANA 
   Numismatic Theatre is sure to draw plenty of spectators.  

   Theodore V. Buttrey and Michael Hodder "will be allotted 
   30 minutes to explain their positions.  Each will be allowed 
   10 minutes for rebuttal of the other's arguments.  A one-hour 
   question-and-answer period is planned after the speakers 
   have finished debating."  Although high noon would be a 
   more appropriate starting time, the event is scheduled for 
   9:30 am August 12th.  Spectators will be asked to check 
   their six-shooters at the door... 


   While we didn't plan to have an ANA theme for this week's 
   issue, that's certainly how it turned out.  So in honor of the 
   American Numismatic Association, this week's featured web 
   site is one featuring pages built by students of the ANA's 
   Summer Conference "COMPUTERS AS A NUMISMATIC 
   TOOL"  class.  Eighteen web pages produced by members 
   of the 1997, 1998, and 1999 classes are highlighted.  

  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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