Mantoloking, NJ: 2011. Edited by Sydney F. Martin and John L. Howes. 4to, original brown half morocco, gilt, with marbled sides; spine with five raised bands, ruled and decorated in gilt; red morocco spine label, gilt; original pictorial card covers bound in. (4), 136 pages; illustrated in color. Fine. Item #6877
The deluxe binding. The “Siboni Beach Symposia/BBQ,” began as a casual get-together of colonial collectors organized by Roger Siboni and held at his beach house on the Jersey Shore. As the years progressed and the number of people invited grew, a somewhat more formal structure developed, with it being agreed that those in attendance would present a brief talk discussing their current collecting interests, a recent acquisition, or any research in which they happened to be engaged. Coins and other objects brought to the gathering are photographed, and written summaries of the talks are submitted to a volunteer editor. Out of this, a book is created, and these are made available at cost only to those in attendance (in a choice of bindings). These volumes often include cutting-edge research as well as more casual, but always interesting, reflections on a given colonial theme. The gatherings have become well-known for fostering camaraderie among collectors and for promoting the colonial specialty. According to the introduction, 30 numismatists from ten states attended this seventh gathering.