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Kolbe & Fanning Sale 143: New Online and Mail Bid Sale October 21-22


Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce that our 143rd sale of important numismatic literature will be held on October 21 and 22, 2016. The two-part sale will feature the remarkable library of American numismatic auction catalogues formed by a prominent Texas collector, buttressed by a wide-ranging library on foreign and ancient coins formed by a collector in Ohio. Printed catalogues have been mailed at this time and will be arriving in the mailboxes of established clients shortly.

Part I, featuring 293 lots, will be conducted as a live online sale at 12:00 noon on Friday, October 21. Bidders may participate in this part of the sale in a variety of ways: in advance via mail, phone, fax or email–or on the day of the sale through our live bidding platform at auction.numislit.com. Register in advance, browse lots and place bids at your leisure: all lots in the first part are illustrated in the online catalogue. Live bidding will commence at noon eastern time on October 21.

Part II features over 800 lots of numismatic books, periodicals and catalogues from around the world, and will be conducted as a traditional mail-bid sale (no online component). This second part of the sale will close at 9:00 PM EDT on Saturday, October 22. Bids may be placed via mail, phone, fax or email; bids will be treated as limits and reduced as competition dictates.

Some highlights include the following:

  • Lot 273: The exceptionally rare 1884 Adolph Weyl catalogue offering the Dexter 1804 dollar, complete with the famous photograph
  • Lot 146: A rare plated copy of Tom Elder’s catalogue of the William H. Woodin collection (1911); other plated Elder sales present include the Peter Gschwend sale and the 1917 Miller sale, among others
  • Lot 113: A beautifully bound copy of Henry Chapman’s 1912 plated catalogue of the Earle collection, from the libraries of William H. Woodin and John J. Ford, Jr.; the sale also includes plated copies of the David S. Wilson and John Story Jenks collections, among other plated catalogues of the Chapman brothers
  • Lot 236: John J. Ford’s copy of the rare plated Maris sale (H.P. Smith, 1886)
  • Lot 253: J.N.T. Levick’s copy of the very rare Descriptive Catalogue of the Seavey collection (Strobridge, 1873), with 5 plates
  • Lot 70: The 20-volume reprint edition of Victor Emmanuel III’s Corpus Nummorum Italicorum
  • Lot 210: A plated copy of the New York Coin & Stamp Company’s 1890 sale of the Lorin G. Parmelee collection, from the library of W.W. Hays
  • Lot 261: A plated copy of the United States Coin Company’s 1915 sale of the Granberg collection
  • Lot 4: The useful Forni edition of Babelon’s Traité des monnaies grecques et romaines
  • Lot 7: Crawford on Roman Republican coins
  • Lot 293: A first edition Red Book signed by R.S. Yeoman.

The sale’s offerings include hundreds of early American auction catalogues, most of which are individually catalogued, providing clients with a valuable opportunity to fill gaps in their libraries.

jjp3As mentioned above, printed catalogues are being mailed to established clients; a PDF of the catalogue has been posted to the main numislit.com website for those who prefer to read online. In addition, prospective bidders are able to access the live online catalogue and register to bid in Part I of the sale through auction.numislit.com.

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers LLC is a licensed and bonded auction firm in the State of Ohio. For more information, please see the Kolbe & Fanning website at numislit.com or email David Fanning at [email protected]. We look forward to your participation.

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