Bowers March 26, 2014 Baltimore Auction
Bowers Galleries will be selling the Charles A. Wharton Collection
of American and other medals, including a Nobel Peace Prize medal
in gold, two Saint-Gaudens 1905 Roosevelt inauguration medals, a
very important panorama of Washington medals, a collection of Hard
Times tokens, and some marvelous Civil War tokens. See their
Catalogs can be downloaded at Stacksbowers.com.
call for nominations for the elected positions of the TAMS Board of
Directors. They are President, First and Second Vice Presidents,
and eight Governors. As stated in the ByLaws, the first three of
these offices require that the nominee has served two terms as
Governor. Please send your nominations, either by mail or e-mail,
to Secretary Freeland using the addresses found on the Officers
page. Please make sure that she receives your nominations by April
15. If you have questions about the process or wish to know the
duties, please contact any of your Officers. It would be best if
all nominees are willing and able to be in attendance at the TAMS
annual meeting which is held in conjunction with the American
Numismatic Association “World Fair of Money”.
adopts new dues structure
voted to adopt a new dues structure effective immediately to
address continuing funding shortfalls. We received $17,000 in dues
for fiscal year 2012-13 and $11,240 in ad revenue in the Journal.
It cost $25,300 to produce the Journal and $7,000 to cover the
Society’s administrative expenses. Book sales and donations help
cover the expenses, but the treasury is slowly being depleted and
new publishing projects require us to find outside funding to
proceed. The Board vote to raise dues by $5 to narrow the gap. Life
membership costs were raised to 40 times the cost of annual
memberships owing to the large percentage of members that already
hold life membership status.
New Service Launched for TAMS Members
Research requests from members and
researchers often require the Librarian to make copies of past
Journal articles. We will begin posting pdfs as they are created to
the website where they can be downloaded using the name and
password created for access to the TAMS Directory. Please submit
your directory information and receive a name and password to take
advantage of this service.
Five back issues of the Journal issue have been uploaded in the pdf format provided to the printer. More will be added.
Mel Wacks has made a public update available via the TAMS website. It may be accessed by consulting the table of contents for the 2011 Volume 2 issue under the TAMS Journal page.
TAMS Membership and Communications Directory
Direct email submissions to
pacbell.net. Please include your name, email
address, TAMS membership number, and one or more collecting
interests. In addition, include a name and password that you will
use to access the member’s only area of the TAMS website.
If you have not submitted information for the directory, you have not had a name and password created to access the members only area. Please contact the webmaster if you would like to have access. Be sure to include your membership information.
TAMS Directory (for members only)
Banquet in Chicago, 2013
Dinner Pictures and Awards
By-Laws Updated February 3, 2014.
Additional links to Journals and articles added November 5, 2013.
Dues structure updated August 23, 2013.
Membership Directory updated on September 23, 2013.
If you have suggestions, comments, criticisms, errors to report, or material to contribute, please contact Bill Hyder at bsktmkr (@) pacbell.net. Let us know how we can best serve your collecting interests.