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Kolbe & Fanning: Live Online and Mail Bid Sale: April 25, 2015


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Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their latest mail-bid and online auction, which closes Saturday, April 25. The sale has been posted and bidders may browse the offerings through the firm’s online bidding portal at auction.numislit.com.

This is a mail-bid sale featuring live online and absentee bidding. Bidders may participate as in a traditional mail-bid sale–placing bids via post, fax, phone or email–or they may participate in the live online auction starting at noon eastern time on April 25 (absentee bids are due the day before, so they can be entered). The sale focuses on numismatic literature pertaining to ancient and foreign numismatics, and features 376 lots spanning many languages and periods. All lots are illustrated and feature the full descriptions collectors have come to expect from Kolbe & Fanning.

Some sale highlights include:

Lot 30: an original copy of Blades on printers’ tokens & medals (1869)
Lot 38: a substantial run of the British Art Medal Society’s journal The Medal
Lot 52: Herbert Cahn’s important 1944 work on the coins of Naxos
Lot 155: the complete Lockett sales, bound in two volumes
Lot 207: Mechel’s beautiful 1776-78 work on Hedlinger medals
Lot 225: a complete original set of Neumann on copper coins
Lot 253: a first edition copy of Pye on provincial copper tokens (1794-95) in an intriguing binding
Lot 256: an original copy of Ratto’s 1929 sale of the Claudius Côte Tarentine collection
Lot 298: the Montagu English coin sales, bound in one volume
Lot 351: an original copy of Tornau on Mansfield (1937) in a special binding.

While the sale focuses on books about ancient and foreign coins, American collectors will find several lots to be of interest, including an interesting 19th-century Münz-Buch including American private and territorial gold (lot 102), volumes of the British Numismatic Journal including articles on American colonial coins (lots 44 and 45), arare cambist featuring American coins (lot 170), and others.

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