The Nor’wester

Newsletter Info

See special feature, “Who were the original Nor’westers?”

The PNNA newsletter, The Nor’wester, is published quarterly. The Nor’wester is edited/published by Eric Holcomb and mailed by Danny Bisgaard.

See Nor’wester online editions. Editions of The Nor’wester from 1997 to date are available to view as PDF files.

Much of the content of The Nor’wester is also available separately on this web site. See:

Deadlines for submission of material for The Nor’wester (unless otherwise announced):

Note that there will no longer be special Boeing show and Washington State Fair editions. Instead, there will be special full-color editions for the spring and fall coin shows. The other two quarterly editions will be smaller and in black and white only.

  • December 15 for the 1st Quarter edition
  • February 15 for the 2nd Quarter Tukwila spring convention special full-color edition
  • June 15 for the 3rd Quarter edition
  • August 15 for the 4th Quarter Tukwila fall coin show special full-color edition

Editor: call Eric Holcomb at (541) 647-1021, or e-mail to or


Please contact the editor (see above) for print advertising rates. The most common rates per full-color issue are $12.50 for a business card, $40 for a half-page or $70 for a full-page. The current page size is 8 x 10 inches. Higher rates apply to the back cover and center spread.

Advertising rates on this website (per year) for PNNA members are:
1-line web site listing on member links page — Free
$10.00 (business card size display ad on the sponsors page)
Non-members: please add $10.00 for annual dues.

Send ad copy to Eric Holcomb, and payment to PNNA treasurer Scott Loos, PO Box 2210, North Bend, WA 98045. Ad invoices will be sent either at the beginning of the year, or at about the same time each quarterly issue is published, and may be paid via mail, via PayPal (invoice on request), or at the PNNA annual shows/conventions.

Classified advertising appears only in The Nor’wester (not separately on the website). Business card size display ads of a general nature (i.e., not listing a specific numismatic item or items) are available on the sponsors page (and now the homepage as well) for $10.00 annually to PNNA members.