ANA Library holds mail auction to raise funds for preservation

January 25, 2000 By ekr

ANA Library holds mail auction to raise funds for preservation
Duplicate books and auction catalogs are being auctioned by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Library to raise funds to improve services in the world’s largest, numismatic circulating library. 

“With this first-ever mail-bid auction, we hope to generate more funds for projects like book preservation, acquistion and preservation; archive development; and the Library Imagining Project available on the ANA’s web site ( and on CD-ROM,” says Librarian  Nawana Britenriker. “Every year, many ANA Summer Seminar attendees eagerly look forward to the Library’s annual book and auction catalog sale. However, after each sale numerous items remain unsold. Because many association members are unable to attend the summer sale, we decided to offer those items to the membership through this mail-bid sale.”

Among the items offered are auction catalogs from Sotheby’s, Stacks and Bowers and Merena. A list of catalogs, books, periodicals and pamphlets are available from the Library by mail and posted on the ANA’s web site. Catalog information is also available from the ANA’s Fax-on-Request service at 800/910-7224 code number 201544.

Members of Friends of the Library/ Libris in Socii (FOLLIS) can submit bids through February 29. From March 1 through the end of National Coin Week (April 16-22), the sale will be open to all ANA members.

For more information or to submit an auction bid, contact the ANA Library Mail-Bid Sale, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, Co. 80903-3279; telephone 719/632-2646; fax 719/634-4085; email at; or visit the ANA web site at

Originally Release Date: January 25, 2000
ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9820
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