As some of you noticed I have kind of "checked out" for the last month or so. Part of this is due to the upcoming Indiana State Numsimatic Association (ISNA) annual show coming up in December. In addtion to being on there board I am also the editor of there newsletter amongst other things. The show program this year has been taking up a lot of my time and attention.
A couple of weeks ago I bought some coins and stamps at the Vienna, VA coin show. The show was split up into two rooms, which were the coin room and the stamp room.
If any of you are in the or near the Pittsburgh PA area, I urge you to visit the PAN (Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists) coin show, held twice a year in Monroeville, PA. One of the highlights of a very active bourse floor is the educational opportunity afforded by the excellent Burns Library traveling collection. This numismatic library is set up near the lecture and exhibit area so that anyone at the show, can spend as much time as they want doing research or simply enjoying a good book. The Library book list can be found at this link: