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Apr 25 2022

Newman Portal Symposium Video Available

Video from the recent Newman Portal Symposium, held April 8-10, 2022 is now available. The Newman Portal Symposium brings together speakers on a wide variety of numismatic topics, including U.S., world, and ancient numismatics. Our feature presentation was a behind-the-scenes look at the Dell Loy Hansen collection, which included comments from Hansen himself. Our next Symposium will be held this fall.

Videos from all Newman Portal Symposia are posted at https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/multimediadetail/539070.

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Aug 07 2022

Original Hobo Nickel Society Publications on Newman Portal

A selection of publications from the Original Hobo Nickel Society are now available on Newman Portal, including issues of their newsletter (Bo Tales) and early auction catalogs of this specialty organization.  The Original Hobo Nickel Society was founded in 1992 and encourages the research, collecting, and creation of “hobo nickels,” which are post-Mint carved Buffalo nickels. Newman Portal acknowledges Ralph Winter, Bo Tales editor, for his assistance with this title.

Link to Original Hobo Nickel Society home page: http://www.hobonickels.org/
Link to Bo Tales on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/546873
Link to Original Hobo Nickel Society auction sale catalogs on NNP: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/auctioncompanydetail/514437
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Jul 16 2022

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.”


Links to Wayne Homren Photo Albums: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/imagecollection/517293https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/imagecollection/517294, https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/imagecollection/517295
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