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The Nor'wester

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 new PNNA website menu for current links.

  • Awards (Everett, Nystrom, Presidential, National Coin Week, etc.)

  • Calendar (events)

  • Conventions: Tukwila (spring) | Portland (fall) | ANA

  • Education

  • Exhibits

  • Officers / Nominations / Elections

  • PNNA President's Message

  • Scholarship page

  • Washington State (Puyallup) Fair

  • Website news (summary of past-year news appearing on the homepage)

  • Young Numismatists (YN)

Deadline for submission of material for The Nor'wester (unless otherwise announced):

  • December 15 for the 1st Quarter edition (now the Boeing show special edition, effective Dec. 2017 for Jan. 2018 1st Q edition)

  • February 15 for the 2nd Quarter Tukwila convention special edition (a later deadline may be announced if the convention is in April or May)

  • June 15 for the 3rd Quarter edition (now the Washington State Fair special edition, effective 2018)

  • September 15 for the 4th Quarter Portland convention special edition

Call Eric Holcomb at (541) 647-1021, or e-mail to or

Advertising rates (per issue) for PNNA members are:
(Note that starting in 2018, "Regular Issue" rates are no longer available)
Ad Size Regular Issue
(black & white)
Convention Issue
(black & white)
Convention Issue
1 column inch; no oversized text $4.00 $5.00 n/a
(business card) $7.50 n/a $10.00
(1/8-page) $7.50 $10.00 $12.50
(1/6-page) $10.00 $12.50 $15.00
(1/4-page) $15.00 $18.00 $20.00
(1/2-page) $25.00 $30.00 $35.00
Full page $45.00 $50.00 $60.00
Full page back cover n/a n/a $100.00
Centerfold (two full pages) n/a n/a $200.00
All available advertising space (including cover/centerfold) subject to prior reservation. Please ask.

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 at about the same time each quarterly issue is published, and may be paid via mail, via PayPal (invoice on request), or at the three annual shows/conventions listed above.

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 for $10.00 annually to PNNA members.