Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers

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The bookstore, on the main Kolbe and Fanning website at numislit.com, currently includes over 1,350 titles spanning the entire world of numismatics. Easy to use, designed for both browsing and focused searching, numislit.com is the leading source for new and rare out-of-print books on U.S. coins, world coins, ancients, medals, tokens, and any number of esoteric numismatic specialties.

Prices range from $10 to $4,000. Check us out at numislit.com. We offer free domestic Media Mail shipping on all website orders $100 and over.

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Important Changes to Online Bidding Process

When placing absentee online bids in our auctions, please note that it is essential to place your maximum bids. The Auction Mobility platform is designed to place bids privately, so that other bidders will not know that a lot has been bidden upon until the live sale is in progress. This means that you will not know of the bids placed by others, however, and just because it is possible to place a minimal bid on a lot does not mean that someone else hasn’t already placed a higher bid. Your absentee bids will be executed during the live portion of the auction. We are working with Auction Mobility to add current absentee bidding levels to future sales.

Kolbe & Fanning are always happy to provide advice and guidance on the bidding process, and we are happy to accept bids via email, fax, mail or phone for those who wish to bid in these ways.

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CoinWeek Podcast #43: Numismatic Books Old and New with Dr. David Fanning

Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes.

Numismatic Bookseller Dr. David Fanning is this week’s guest on the CoinWeek Podcast.

Alongside partner George Kolbe – a noted numismatist in his own right – their company Kolbe & Fanning has changed the face of the numismatic book market, offering more than just seldom-seen selections of books and literary archive material. The scholarly duo’s research into these items has added tremendously to our understanding of the hobby’s past.

In this episode of the CoinWeek podcast editor Charles Morgan talks to Dr. David Fanning about antiquarian numismatic books, the colorful characters of our hobby’s past, the ever-changing market for numismatic knowledge, Kolbe & Fanning’s upcoming Sale 143, and why serious collectors care so much about this preserving this aspect of the coin collecting hobby.

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Consigning to a Kolbe & Fanning Sale


Kolbe & Fanning always welcome significant consignments of rare and important numismatic publications to our upcoming sales. Prospective consignors are encouraged to contact us for additional details. David Fanning can be reached at df@numislit.com or (614) 414-0855. Please do not send books without discussing them with us beforehand.

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