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PNNA 1st Q 2024 Nor’wester

The 1st Quarter 2024 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2024_Q1.pdf.

As announced previously, there will be only two main editions of The Nor’wester each year, for the spring convention and the fall coin show. The other two editions will be smaller like this edition. This change allows the two main editions to have more pages, more articles and stories, more photos, and additional dealer ads if requested.

Summary of 1st Quarter content:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • Other PNNA news including brief mentions of the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair, the spring convention in Tukwila, collector exhibits and annual awards. Also, upcoming PNNA elections.
  • PNNA scholarship application for ANA Summer Seminar 2024.
  • A flyer for the BECC Coin Show, Jan. 20-21 in Kent, Wash.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 3rd Q 2023 edition of The Nor’wester

The 3rd Quarter 2023 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2023_Q3.pdf.

As announced last year, there are only two main editions of The Nor’wester each year, for the spring convention and the fall coin show. The other two editions are smaller like this edition. This change allows the two main editions to be printed in color and have more pages, more articles and stories, more photos, and additional dealer ads if requested. There will be plenty of copies printed for distribution at shows, clubs and other events such as the Fair. Please start writing your content for the main editions now!

Summary of other 3rd Quarter content:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • A message about the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair by Richard Schulz. Please volunteer!
  • Brief mentions of the PNNA and Willamette fall coin shows, whch will be covered in the next (4th Q) edition.
  • PNNA spring convention news – awards, collector exhibits (no competitive exhibits this spring), and board member and meeting minutes information.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 2nd Q 2023 edition of The Nor’wester

The 2nd Quarter 2023 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2023_Q2.pdf.

The Nor'wester cover - 2nd Quarter 2023
The Nor’wester cover – 2nd Quarter 2023

As announced last year, there will be only two main editions of The Nor’wester each year, for the spring convention and the fall coin show. This is one of those editions, and is 24 pages in full color!

Summary of 2nd Quarter content:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA Convention welcome message by Kevin Charboneau.
  • Other PNNA news including about the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair, PNNA exhibits and PNNA awards.
  • A feature article by Tom Sparks about “The Short Snorter of Major General Clayton L. Bissell,” which was on display at the Phoenix ANA National Money Show.
  • Two interesting short articles by Adhitri S., a YN from Indiana.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 1st Q 2023 edition of The Nor’wester

The 1st Quarter 2023 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2023_Q1.pdf.

As announced last year, there will be only two main editions of The Nor’wester each year, for the spring convention and the fall coin show. The other two editions will be smaller like this edition. This change will allow the two main editions to have more pages, more articles and stories, more photos, and additional dealer ads if requested.

Summary of 1st Quarter content:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • Other PNNA news including brief mentions of the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair, the spring convention in Tukwila, collector exhibits and annual awards.
  • Two interesting one-page articles by Kevin Charboneau, and a short article by James Bard.
  • PNNA scholarship application for ANA Summer Seminar 2023.
  • A flyer for the BECC Coin Show, Jan. 21-22 in Kent, Wash.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 4th Q 2022 edition of The Nor’wester

The 4th Quarter 2022 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2022_Q4.pdf.

The Nor'wester cover - 4th Quarter 2022
The Nor’wester cover – 4th Quarter 2022

As announced last quarter, there will be only two main editions of The Nor’wester each year, for the spring convention and the fall coin show. This is one of those editions, and is the PNNA’s first full-color 24-page newsletter! Printed copies were available at the fall coin show in Tukwila in October.

Summary of 4th Quarter content:

  • Welcome to Tukwila by General Chairman Kevin Charboneau.
  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • An extensive illustrated story about “The McVicker’s Theatre Medal” by James Bard.
  • PNNA news stories – “Penny Press Travels East” and “WashJam 2022 Report” by Rick Schulz.
  • PNNA spring convention news – “Kid’s and Family Education Activities Zone Makes Spring 2022 PNNA Show Special” by Walt Ostromecki.
  • “Examples of Conder Tokens” (with photos) to encourage you to apply for a scholarship to attend the British Token Congress in England next year.
  • Ads by Heritage Auctions and various other dealers.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 3rd Q 2022 edition of The Nor’wester

The 3rd Quarter 2022 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2022_Q3.pdf.

As announced herein, there will be only two main editions of The Nor’wester each year, for the spring convention and the fall coin show. The other two editions will be short letters like this edition. This change will allow the two main editions to have more pages, more articles and stories, more photos, and additional dealer ads if requested. There will be plenty of copies printed for distribution at shows, clubs and other events such as the Fair. Please start writing your content for the main editions now!

Summary of other 3rd Quarter content:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • A message about the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair by Richard Schulz. Please volunteer!
  • Brief mentions of the PNNA and Willamette fall coin shows, whch will be covered in the next (4th Q) edition.
  • PNNA spring convention news – awards, collector exhibits (unfortunately none at this event), board installation and links to meeting minutes.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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Penny Press Travels East

In the past ten years I have traveled with the PNNA’s penny press to club shows up and down the I-5 corridor. Not once in all that time has the penny press made it over the Cascades – until now. Thanks to the efforts of Alan Franke, the press and I were invited to the Coeur d’Alene Coin Club show, May 14-15, 2022. Alan also arranged to have a die picturing the club logo made and available when I got there. The show was a big success and was well attended. I cranked out around 250 elongated cents during the two-day show.

I’d like to thank Alan for his efforts as well as Coeur d’Alene Coin Club president Steve Harvie and other CDACC members in attendance for the very warm welcome they gave me and the press throughout the weekend.  I look forward to coming back to future shows. – Rick Schulz.

PNNA Penny Press at Coeur d'Alene 2022 coin show
PNNA Penny Press at Coeur d’Alene 2022 coin show

In the photo above, taken by Rick Schulz:
Back row (standing behind, left to right): Don Mayberry, Richard Price, Alan Franke, Ron Hagen. Middle row: Chris Quagliana, Amy Knight, Terrall Pritts, Stephen Harvie. Front row (seated): Logan Knight, Michael Lind.

Elongated cent for Coeur d'Alene Coin Club show
Elongated cent for Coeur d’Alene Coin Club show
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PNNA 3rd Q 2019 Nor’wester Washington State Fair edition

The 3rd Quarter 2019 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2019_Q3.pdf.

This is a 16-page special edition with eight color pages, produced for the upcoming Washington State Fair in Puyallup. This is the second year that the PNNA has produced a special edition for the Fair, and its issuance is the reason for delaying the 3rd Q edition by one month.

Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Welcome to Puyallup message by PNNA Fair Chairman Rick Schulz.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • A report on the PNNA 70th Annual Convention, March 15-17, 2019, at the Tukwila Community Center.
  • Interesting feature articles and presentations:
    1. “U.S. Currency Treasury Seal Colors,” by Anthony (Tony) Kalt.
    2. “Apollo 11 Medals,” by Eric Holcomb. This is part of a collector exhibit which will be shown at the upcoming ANA World’s Fair of Money.
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online.
  • An event calendar and Washington coin club list.
  • There are no advertisements in this issue, which allowed more room for the feature articles!

Free paper copies of this special edition will be available at the Fair. Visit the PNNA booth in the Pavilion.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb

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PNNA 3rd Q 2018 Nor’wester Washington State Fair edition

The 3rd Quarter 2018 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2018_Q3.pdf.

This is a 16-page special edition with eight color pages, produced for the upcoming Washington State Fair in Puyallup. This is the first year that the PNNA has produced a special edition for the Fair, and its issuance is the reason for delaying the 3rd Q edition by one month.

Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Welcome to Puyallup message by PNNA Fair Chairman Rick Schulz.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • A report on the PNNA 69th Annual Convention, March 16-18, 2018 at the Tukwila Community Center.
  • Interesting feature articles:
    1. “Big Silver in the U.S., Canada – and the Whole, Wide World,” by Mark Benvenuto.
    2. “Courtesy Autographs by Signers of U.S. Currency,” by Anthony (Tony) Kalt.
    3. “Sowing the Seed now for a Harvest of Collectors later,” by Thomas (Tom) Tullis.
    4. “PNNA Souvenirs and Memorabilia.”
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online.
  • An event calendar and Washington coin club list (which we previously handed out as a separate sheet at the Fair).
  • There are no advertisements in this issue, which allowed more room for the feature articles!

Free paper copies of this special edition will be available at the Fair. Visit the PNNA booth in the Hobby Hall.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb