The numismatic bibliophile events at next month's American Numismatic Association show in Pittsburgh are almost here! As a reminder, here's a repeat of our article from a few weeks back.
With the 2023 ANA World's Fair of Money in Pittsburgh only weeks away I wanted to
share some highlights of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society's events. From Tuesday through
Friday the NBS will host our club table (#433) located near literature dealers Charles Davis and
Kolbe & Fanning. The table will provide an opportunity to receive a commemorative NBS coffee
mug with a $25 donation and view highlights from Friday's charity auction. Please be sure to
stop by on Wednesday, August 9th for a special book binding demonstration. Members will be
able to make their own updated The Asylum index for vols. 31-40 (2013-2022) that will take
about 45 minutes. Copies of the book will be made available to all NBS members at a future
date. Like all of our gatherings, the table is a great chance to connect with old friends and meet
new literature enthusiasts.
The NBS Symposium will be on Thursday, August 10th at 1:00 in room 328. We are
delighted to have researcher and author Dr. Harry Salyards sharing insights into his monumental
book Eagle Poised On A Bank Of Clouds : The United States Silver Dollars Of 1795-1798. Prior
to the Symposium the Board will conduct their annual meeting at 11:30 in room 328.
The General Meeting will be on Friday, August 11th at 11:30 in room 325. The meeting
will feature the presentation of The Asylum author awards, a video tour of the amazing library at
NBS Board member Shanna Schmidt's office, and our all-important charity auction. Again this
year we would like to invite attendees to bring a rare, obscure or whimsical item or two to share
during an informal fellowship time at the conclusion of official business. This will be an
opportunity to share a special item from your library and connect with fellow bibliophiles.
We hope many of you will be able to attend our events and help support the mission of
I missed the convention last year due to a conflict with our daughter's college move-in date, but I'm looking forward to the 2023 show in my hometown of Pittsburgh. I plan to be at all of the NBS events as well as the NBS table, and hope to see many of our readers throughout the week.
As a teaser for the General Meeting program, here are some views of Shanna's library from her email Newsletter #206, published on Friday July 14.
And don't forget the numismatic literature dealers at the show.
David Fanning writes:
"Kolbe & Fanning will have a small but choice selection of numismatic books available for sale at Table 532, including ten special items for which a short handout has been written. Come by and say hello!"
Charlie Davis writes:
"I will have my usual two tables - 431-530 - at the convention. I have been relatively inactive numismatically since April as my attentions have been directed to the estate of my sister who lived in a first period house. I have sold books from the 1650s, coins from the 1650s and now I find myself preparing to sell a house from the 1650s. And of course the local fire chief loaned me his thermal imager to locate any New England coins hidden in the walls. Nothing so far."
Also, please email your photos and stories from the ANA World's Fair of Money to
firstname.lastname@example.org by August 18 for inclusion in our next Asylum issue.
For more information on the ANA event, see:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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