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No snooze alarm for us

Wake up. Summer is about to end. The seasonal slowdown where dealers can take month-long vacations and not miss much business is winding up.

At 1 p.m. the July 31 issue of Numismatic News goes off to the printer in Shawano (electronically, of course) and my attention turns to the Aug. 7 issue, which is the special issue for the American Numismatic Association summer convention called the World’s Fair of Money.

This issue of Numismatic News and this convention, which will be held Aug. 8-12 in Milwaukee, Wis., traditionally signal the beginning of the seasonal autumn pickup in business.

Adding to the fun, today is the deadline for the receipt of ballots by the accounting firm in the ANA election. BiggsKofford of Colorado Springs, Colo., then has until July 24 to communicate the results to the ANA president and executive director. They in turn inform the current board and all of the candidates.

If the plan holds, I will find out the results no later than Wednesday morning, July 25. That is in time for the front page of the ANA issue, which is where I will put the story. The results will also be posted here on my blog.

It has been an interesting electoral contest. If you want to know the ANA election results, let’s get together Wednesday afternoon right here. It could be sooner, but remember Colorado time is an hour earlier than Wisconsin time.