The latest additions to the Newman Numismatic Portal are photographs of
Pittsburgh numismatic events, c. 1989-1990. Project Coordinator Len Augsburger provided the following report.
The Carnegie Library Copy of the First Six Volumes of The Numismatist
Newman Portal recently processed a group of three photo albums, loaned by Wayne Homren, capturing Pittsburgh numismatic events, c. 1989-1990. Included were the
Invasion of Pittsburgh, which was a visit to the Carnegie Library during the 1989 Pittsburgh ANA convention. Homren also photo-documented tours of the Frank & Laurese Katen and Dave Hirt libraries, and further captured numerous images related to the 1989 ANA convention. NNP Intern Kellen Hoard compiled metadata for these photo albums, which are now posted.
The highlight of the Carnegie Library tour was the Carnegie copy of the first six volumes of The Numismatist. Ken Lowe mentioned this set in the Money Tree auction sale no. 7 (11/1989), noting
In our [March 1989] commentary, we accounted for 13 complete sets of The Numismatist...Another set has since surfaced. This August at the [Pittsburgh] ANA Convention, we were fortunate to be invited to the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh to see George Clapp's numismatic library which he bequeathed to them. In the museum holdings was another complete set from 1888 through 1950, which apparently had been forgotten by the collecting fraternity (but not by P. Scott Rubin). Champa, apparently as a result of this tour, donated rebinding services to the Carnegie, as mentioned by Lowe in the Money Tree sale no. 23 (6/1995, lot 1),
…the George Clapp set, one leaf in photocopy, rebound by Alan Grace courtesy of Armand Champa.
Carnegie copy of The Numismatist, vols. 1-6
Del Bland inspecting the Carnegie Library copy of The Numismatist, vols. 1-6
Joe Falgione of the Carnegie Library shows Armand Champa the first volume of The Numismatist while J. Roger Persichilli and Mark Auerbach look on.
Links to Wayne Homren Photo Albums:
Del Bland and John Burns visited the library on a different day than the "Invasion of Pittsburgh" group.
I was a member of the local organizing committee for the 1989 Pittsburgh ANA convention. These albums were a great trip down Memory Lane. So many of my old numismatic friends have passed from the scene. I'm glad I was able to capture these images and share them with the community through the Newman Portal. Who else has photos to contribute? Let us know!
Several of the members of the Invasion of Pittsburgh on August 11, 1989, at the Carnegie Library. Pictured: Mark Auerbach, George Kolbe, Wayne Homren, Frank Katen, Ken Lowe, Myron Xenos, John Bergman, and Armand Champa.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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