The annual banquet was held Wednesday evening, August 14, 2013, at Gibson’s Steakhouse.

Fifty-one members and guests enjoyed a tasty meal and good company. Thank you to John Wilson for providing the photographs.

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Awards:

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TAMS ANA 50-year Member plaque.

Odesser Award

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2013 Odesser Award was presented to Oded Paz at another meeting.


Mishler Cataloging Awards

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1st Place: Eric R. Schena: The Ingle System of Scrip of the Mid-Atlantic Region

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2nd Place: Felix J. & Felix R. Fumero: Merchant Tokens of Puerto Rico

3rd Place: Harry Waterson: The Medal of the Month Club - Created by Felicity Buranelli

Honorable Mention: Archie Black: A Catalog of the Convention Badges of the American Numismatic Association 1908 - Present: A Pictorial Review in Color

Schenkman Literary Awards

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1st Place: Fred Reed: “Encased Stamps: One Man’s Answer to the Civil War Change Crisis Parts 1, 2, & 3”

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2nd Place: David Schenkman: “G.A.R. National Encampments Held at Washington D.C. (Souvenirs of 1892 Encampment) Parts 1 & 2”

3rd Place: Q. David Bowers: “Classifying the Embossed Shell Cards Featuring Coin Designs 1867 - 1876 Parts 2 & 3”


Fun & Prizes

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Wendell Wolka served as auctioneer after directing those assembled in the proper pronunciation of words such as Louisville and Ohio.

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Taking care not to get caught bidding too often, many avert their eyes.

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And then the action gets everyone into the game.

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Wendall sold the same two tickets to the ANA banquet four times, each time for less than the last. They brought in more than their worth and someone finally had tickets for a dinner at a bargain price.

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Bill Hyder was high bidder of the evening for Donald Young’s TAMS tam.

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After bidding up Hyder on the first tam, Dick Grinold took home the Dorothy Baber-Fred Holabird tam for the second highest bid of the evening.

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Door prizes were enjoyed by all.

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Good conversation was always available at the TAMS table on the bourse floor.