PNNA 1st Q 2017 Nor’wester

The 1st Quarter 2017 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2017_Q1.pdf. This is a 12-page regular edition. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Call for Awards ………………………………….. pp. 2-3
  • Spring Convention ………………………………….. p. 3
  • Collector Exhibits ……………………………………. p. 3
  • PNNA Officers List …………………………………. p. 4
  • Fall Board Meeting Minutes…………………. pp. 4-5
  • Washington State Fair Report ………………. pp. 6-7
  • Need Security Advice? …………………………….. p. 7
  • The Penny Press Fall Tour ……………………….. p. 8
  • Fall Convention Report ……………………………. p. 9
  • Scholarship Application …………………………. p. 10
    (Note: Applications are due by Feb. 15 this year!)
  • Event Calendar ……………………………………… p. 11
  • Boeing Show Ad …………………………………… p. 12

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA.
Happy New Year.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 4th Q Nor’wester convention edition

The 4th Quarter 2016 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2016_Q4.pdf. This is a 16-page fall convention special edition with eight color pages, similar to the spring convention special edition that has been published for a number of years. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA/WCC convention in Portland (Oct. 7-9, 2016), including a welcome message by General Chairman Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • Short WashJam 2016 and Washington State (Puyallup) Fair reports and photos.
  • An interesting article, “Dollars — North, Middle and South” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • Articles about ANA Summer Seminar by the PNNA scholarship recipients.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and we’ll hopefully see you in Portland!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 3rd Q 2016 Nor’wester

Greetings, and thank you for your interest in the PNNA!

The 3rd Quarter 2016 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2016_Q3.pdf.
This is a 10-page regular edition. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Report, photos, meeting minutes and award summaries from the annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (Apr. 22-24, 2016).
  • PNNA President’s message by newly elected President James Reinders.
  • An interesting feature article, “Year 1 C.E.: The Earliest Lifetime Portrait of a Biblical Ruler” by guest author Jean-Philippe Fontanille.
  • A second feature article, “Go Big or Go Home – Is Anyone Collecting These? North and South,” by prolific author Mark Benvenuto.

Back issues are also available at
http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 2nd Q 2016 Nor’wester convention edition

The 2nd Quarter 2016 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2016_Q2.pdf. Like last year, this is a 16-page spring convention special edition with eight color pages. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (Apr. 22-24), including a welcome message by General Chairman Kevin Charboneau.
  • PNNA President’s message by Danny Bisgaard.
  • An interesting feature article, “Letters to the Rescue!” (about National Currency) by Tom Tullis, which will also be an exhibit at the convention.
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online, including information about National Coin Week.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

The PNNA is also having an election for Board of Directors for the 2016-2018 term, plus a Bylaws amendment. You must be a PNNA member to receive a ballot. If you are a current member and did not receive a ballot, please contact info@pnna.org.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and I hope to see you in Tukwila.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 1st Q 2016 Nor’wester

The 1st Quarter 2016 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2016_Q1.pdf. This is a 12-page regular edition. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Board meeting minutes and report (including collector exhibit winners) from the annual PNNA/WCC convention in Portland (Oct. 16-18, 2015).
  • PNNA President’s message by Danny Bisgaard.
  • PNNA Awards information for 2016.
  • A brief announcement of the PNNA 2016 spring convention in Tukwila.
  • An illustrated article, “Penny Press Hits the Road,” by Rick Schulz.
  • Call for nominations for PNNA officers for the 2016 election.
  • An interesting article, “Beautiful Commemoratives, North and South,” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • PNNA scholarship application for 2016 ANA Summer Seminar.
  • Event calendar and coin show ads.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and have a great holiday season and a Happy New Year!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 4th Q Nor’wester convention edition

The 4th Quarter 2015 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2015_Q4.pdf. Like last year, this is a 16-page fall convention special edition with eight color pages, similar to the spring convention special edition that has been published for a number of years (the past two years in color). Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA/WCC convention in Portland (Oct. 16-18), including a welcome message by the new General Chairman, Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA President’s message by Danny Bisgaard.
  • A short Washington State (Puyallup) Fair report and photos.
  • An obituary for PNNA and WCC member David Ownbey.
  • An interesting article, “Honoring the Olympics, North and South” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • Articles about ANA Summer Seminar by the PNNA scholarship recipients (and a PNNA Director).
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 3rd Q 2015 Nor’wester

The 3rd Quarter 2015 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2015_Q3.pdf. This is an 8-page regular edition. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • PNNA President’s message by Danny Bisgaard.
  • Report on annual PNNA awards and annual PNNA convention in Tukwila, including the collector exhibit awards.
  • Minutes of the board meeting held in Tukwila.
  • Puyallup Fair Time! – Call for volunteers.
  • Coin show and event calendar.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Thank you again for your interest in the PNNA!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA Convention this weekend, May 1-3 in Tukwila

Don’t forget, the annual PNNA spring convention in Tukwila, Washington is this weekend, May 1-3, 2015, with the show opening to the public at noon on Friday, for an admission charge as low as $2.00 (or $5.00 for the entire weekend). See the convention webpage at http://www.pnna.org/convention/convention.html for much more information, including a link to the dealer list. See you in Tukwila for the PNNA’s 75th anniversary!

PNNA 2nd Q Nor’wester convention edition

The 2nd Quarter 2015 convention special edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2015_Q2.pdf. If you are a current PNNA member (or were a member in 2014) you should receive a paper copy of this issue along with an invitation to attend the PNNA’s 75th anniversary party in Tukwila, even if you normally subscribe to the online-only option. If your membership did expire at the end of 2014, please pay by check or online or at the convention to renew your membership. (Please see http://www.pnna.org/info/membership.html for renewal information.)

This special 16-page edition of The Nor’wester includes eight color pages, including a back-cover ad by ANACS, which will again accept submissions for certification and grading at this year’s PNNA convention in Tukwila, May 1-3, 2015. Inside you’ll find the PNNA president’s and convention chairman’s messages, other PNNA and ANA information, a PNNA 75th anniversary trivia page in color, an article by a PNNA member, and coin dealer advertisements. The front cover features the exciting 75th anniversary medal design by former U.S. Mint sculptor-engraver Thomas D. Rogers. Current plans call for these medals to be ready for sale in Tukwila!

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thanks for your interest in the PNNA, and we’ll see you in Tukwila!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

Portland National Money Show – Final Reminder

Just a final reminder that the ANA National Money Show will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Thursday-Saturday March 5-7, 2015. It should be a great show, not to be missed! For more information, see https://www.money.org/nationalmoneyshow and http://www.pnna.org/ana/ana_2015_portland.html, and perhaps we’ll see you at the show.